Monday, February 11, 2013

Mani Monday - Galaxy Nails

Enlarge for better viewing!
Materials Used: Orly "Liquid Vinyl", Rainbow Honey "The God of Destiny", Cult Nails "Tempest", Zoya "Song", OPI "Congeniality is My Middle Name", China Glaze "Fairy Dust", Poshe Topcoat, Martha Stewart fine craft glitter in "Crystal"; Size 0 round brush; makeup sponge cut into halves;

Step 1: Start with clean nails; paint base coat and when dry coat with your favorite black.
Step 2: Paint one coat of "The God of Destiny" and let dry.
Step 3: Sponge "Tempest" (or any other opaque white) in the general shape you will want to color. Using white first will allow the other colors to pop!
Tip: When you pick up some color with your sponge, dab the excess off before dabbing on the nail.
Step 4: Fill in most of your white area by sponging on "Song".
Step 5: While still wet, lightly sponge on "Congeniality..." on the edges and as an accent to your tastes.
Step 6: I filled in with a bit more "TGoD" around the edges, but this is optional!
Step 7: With a fine brush or dotting tool add some white specks over your colors.
Step 8: When everything has dried, add a thin coat of clear polish or topcoat; then gently sprinkle some of the crystal glitter on top.
Step 9: When dry, top off with a coat of "Fairy Dust" for some nice holographic sparkle! Seal with a top coat if desired and you're done!

Be sure to link to your galaxy nails or show them off on our Facebook page! 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Mani Monday - Super Giveaway Edition

To get everyone cheering for their team on our Facebook page I created two looks for the Superbowl! The first one is inspired by the Baltimore Ravens:

To achieve this look I first painted 1 coat of black on all except my ring finger - I went with two coats of Gilded Angel there. Then I layered on 1 coat of Element of Magic on all my nails (and really that was already a pretty nice look!). To finish it off, I did tips with Gilded Angel and then a short and sweet gradient of Lunairetic on the accent. It looked quite awesome and sparkly!

The second look was a red and gold look to represent the San Francisco 49ers:

This one was pretty simple: 2 coats of Gilded Angel on all except accent. Then I did a gradient with Glittering Rapture: I did one thin coat starting a bit further down from the start of nail, let dry, and then one more thin coat starting at about halfway through the nail. The accent was about 2 coats of Dearly Beloved (I did two coats and then placed one more heart for good measure). 

Would you like to recreate the look? Enter below to win everything you need to create both looks!