Monday, March 30, 2015

Sweet Spots

Inspiration: Sweet Spots on page 74 of the March/April 2015 issue of Nail It!

Products: Sally Hanson Sugar Shimmer Cinny Sweet, Paintfab Auber-Genius, Art Club Nail Art Duo White

Thoughts: This was supposed to be done in spring colors, but I did this for my mom's birthday, so chose her favorite colors.  The tutorial had the contrasting corners not touching, but I messed up my left hand and had to go back and adjust my right.  

Friday, March 27, 2015

In the Box: 2015 Spring Beauty Trends Memebox

I recently discovered Memebox which sells curated boxes of Korean beauty products.  They recently moved to California, and their stuff ships fast - I received this box in less than a week from my order.  While I usually purchase their mystery boxes, I thought the 2015 Spring Beauty Trends box looked like a must-get, especially since it had nail polish.  Each box had one of five randomly selected colors from Clio, but oddly enough, the one I received Dewy Pink (S102) was not one of the possibilities listed.
What other goodies did I receive?  Peripera Love Fairy Tint Glow Stick in Ready for Kiss, Skinfood Pineapple Morning Peeling Gel, Skin79 Rose Waterful Mask, Lioele Lioele V-Line Waterdrop Sleeping Pack

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Drenched in Deco

Inspiration: Drenched in Deco on page 71 of the March/April 2015 issue of Nail It!

Products: Ruffian Ruffian Cire Nior, Salon Perfect He's with Me, Sally Hanson Complete Salon Manicure Wedding Glitters

Thoughts: Another super easy and classy design!  Some of my dots did run together, but it still keeps the overall art deco look.  Definitely a great and easy look for a special night out.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

All Wrapped Up

Inspiration: All Wrapped Up on page 75 of the March/April 2015 issue of Nail It!

Products: China Glaze Platinum Silver, Nabi New Emerald, Color Secrets Amelie

Thoughts: Love this look.  The tutorial had it in blue, but I went with green for St. Patrick's Day.  I also decided to do just an accent nail but do the nails on either side the color of the dot-stripe closest.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Something New

Inspiration: Something New on page 73 of the March/April 2015 issue of Nail It!

Products: Ruffian Sahara, Art Club Nail Art Duo Silver Glitter

Thoughts: This is an incredibly easy and classy nail design, especially if you use a striper polish such as an Art Club Nail Art Duo.  Unfortunately, my phone does not like certain shades of glitter, this being one, and refuses to photograph well.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Tortoiseshell Toes

Inspiration: Lily Allen's Tortoiseshell Tips on page 30 of the March/April 2015 issue of Nail It!

Products: Square Hue Ipanema, Lakur Pence by the Pound

Thoughts: I have never swirled colors onto my nail, so I thought I would try my toes first.  I am glad I did because this was an epic fail.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Strong Graphic Lines

Inspiration: Bibhu Mohapatra: Strong Graphic Lines on page 20 of the March/April 2015 issue of Nail It!

Products: Indie Polish Dolly Berlin, Art Club Nail Art Duo Black

Thoughts: So the tutorial had much stronger graphic lines than I managed, but I still like this.  Reminds me of some modern art.