Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cherry Blossoms

I love the background on this mani.  I did several coats of an iridescent glitter, a green/blue polish on the ends, blue/green glitter over the green/blue polish and the iridescent glitter over the whole nail.  Then I added the branches with striping polish, flowers with dotting tool, and added a few more branches.
Hallucinate (iridescent glitter)--Wet n Wild
It's Up to Blue--Orly
Austin-Tatious Turquoise--OPI
Black Stripe Rite--So Easy
Super Star (white)--Pure Ice
Lady Luck (pink)--Wet n Wild

Monarch Butterfly Wings

This was a time consuming mani to do, but I love the way it came out.  Next time I want to try it on a gradient base color.  I did the orange background first, painted the stripes with my black striping brush, filled in the tips with black polish and added the white dots with my dotting tool.  There are many tutorials on youtube of this mani.
Big Daddy (orange)--Sinful Colors
Black Stipe Rite--So Easy
Liquid Vinyl--Orly
Super Star (white)--Pure Ice

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Mani by my Daughter

This wonderful design was done by my daughter. 
Byte--Sally Hansen HD
White Stripe Rite--So Easy

Leopard Print + Shatter

For this mani I painted the whole nail pink, added a white stripe diagonally across the middle, did the leopard print with my dotting tool, outlined the white with black striping polish, and finished with black shatter.  Whew! LOL! 
La Paz-itively Hot--OPI (pink)
Super Star--Pure Ice (white)
Black Shatter--OPI