Monday, June 28, 2010

Glitter and a dash of Zebra

I started this manicure by doing the zebra part and then the glitter base. Next, I added the pink stripes. Next time I try this I think I'll use hot pink stripes.   I am loving black and white lately on my nails and in clothing. It looks so crisp and clean together.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Guest: Jester Nubbins Manicure

This manicure reminds me of the Jester outfits in the royal courts.  This manicure is courtesy of my creative frined. This time her long natural nails are gone and in their place are her natural nubbins :(  She broke 4 nails and they were beyond repair- so off they went. She buys the plastic hearts and butterflies at Michaels.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Marty of Madagascar Nails

My Nails of the week are inspired by Marty from the Madagascar movie. I did zebra design with rhinestones.  Lately, I have been so "safe" with my manicures, so I decided to live a little and try anything that catches my fancy.  Life is short- I want my nails long and fun! 
My bebe helped me create this design.  I painted my nail a cappuccino color for the base so that the nail growth would not be so visible. Then, I painted a thick white diagonal white and black stripe side by side. Next, I used the nail polishes that have the long skinny brushes to make the zebra stripes.  The rhinestones where glued with with the help of my friend, I need more practice with gluing those things. 

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pretty Detailed Manicure

These nails are natural and belong to a friend of mine. I thought they were so creative. She was nice enough to let me share with you. It's such a treat to see what she creates, especially since she is self taught. This intense manicure took her 5 to 6 hours.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Glitter Tips

I finally caved and put Acrylic tips on my nails.  I haven't had these in years.  There are 3 types of glitter, and rhinestones  mixed with clear powder. The glitter is inside and the nail is smooth.  It shines beautifully in the sun. This style is  called encapsilado in Spanish- its very popular in Latin America.