Thursday, March 17, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Nail Art

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!
Here in Greece we don't actually celebrate this day, but oh well..I thought it would be fun to do a design for the sake of it!

So here it is!! 

I wanted each nail to have a little something, but tried to keep the design pretty simple just so it wouldn't be very time consuming. Now let me break it down for you.
I used a gold glitter polish for my index finger. On my thumb and pinky I used a mint creme polish, a bright emerald green and gold glitter to layer dots on a clear base. On my middle and ring finger I used the mint creme polish as my base, painted little clovers with the emerald green and added a gold four leaf clover on the ring finger for good luck! Finally I topped everything with a fast drying top coat.
That's it!

I hope you all have fun today!! :)

Polishes used:

Orly Bonder Rubberized Basecoat
Orly - Jealous Much
Golden Rose - Rich Color No18
Nails Inc - Chelsea Embankment
Orly Sec 'n Dry Quick-Dry Topcoat

Monday, March 14, 2016

Color the Lines

Do you ever have those days when you're not at your best, but still want your nails to look pretty without trying too hard? Well that's definitely one of those days for me. I'm sick, feeling quite awful and thought that doing my nails would cheer me up! 

I was inspired by a simple design I found on Instagram done by @rosebnails, in which she had painted random black lines on a nude base. So I decided to try this look and give it my own little twist.
And here it is..

I used a pink nude polish as my base and I chose 3 polishes, a red, an iridescent pastel purple and a dark burgundy to paint random lines on all nails. To make it more fun I used a gold glitter polish to make dots on the lines and sealed my design with fast drying top coat.

I chose these colors because I thought they compliment each other, but of course you could choose anything you like for both the base and the lines!

P.S. It's been a long time since I had done a design only with nail polish and my lines aren't as clean and as straight as I'd like them to be..So let's all pretend we don't see that! LOL!

Polishes used:

Orly Bonder Rubberized Basecoat
Orly -  Angel Face
Essie - Lolipop
Essie - She's Picture Perfect
Essie - Sole Mate
Nails Inc - Chelsea Embankment
Orly Sec 'n Dry Quick-Dry Topcoat