Monday, September 29, 2014

What Is This Class Again?!

So recently I've been journeying to become a licensed nail technician and classes have been going a bit slow. I'm currently in a required class that actually has little to nothing to do with nails, but of course I'm determined to pass! Not to mention a very...eccentric instructor, so its a little hard to keep on track.

One of my first feelings in this class was "Um..." because it can go quite fast and is mainly centered around cosmetologists in general and estheticians. I used Sinful Colors Dream On as a totally rad base color, layering Butter London Cake-Hole and Slapper. Practicing more with acrylic paint, I decided on 3D looking letters and used dot glitters for the ellipsis.

 Occasionally I look around the room with a "Wtf" expression on my face, only because the instructor can get off topic easily and I end up feeling like I'm in space. Topics can include, but are not limited to: babies, personal experiences, jokes and all around insanity. Sinful Colors Dark Room was a nice base to start and I added Rainbow Honey Diamond Dust for some sparkle. I also sponged on Color Club Trippie Hippie, Rev'd Up and Sinful Colors Snow Me White. I hand painted a few stars with acrylic paint and "Wtf" lettering.

Lastly, the expression shared throughout the entire class is usually "Huh?". As said before the instructor can go quite quickly from one lesson to another and a few times can even get lost herself. I decided to go for more of a feminine look this time, starting with Orly Coachella Dweller and added some dried flowers. After hand painting the "Huh?" I decided to add some silver butterflies.

This class can be tough at times, but you can be sure that I'm not going to sit on my butt and fail!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Throw Back Thursday!

Oh wow, it has been so long since I've posted! I've been so busy with school lately that its hard to get any time at all to do multiple manicures for posting purposes. I have been working to get back on track lately though. So here's a fun little manicure based off one of my favorite Game Boy Color games: Pokemon Pinball!

I always loved my trusty Game Boy Color, I couldn't even tell you how many hours I've spent playing Pokemon Pinball alone. Unfortunately this wasn't my original Game Boy Color, I used to have the translucent purple one, heck yeah! 

Of course I had to find a teal to match and O.P.I Fly was a near perfect match. I hand painted some gold circle studs to resemble Pokeballs! I really think this is a cute and subtle manicure with a nerdy touch.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Shaping Up For Fall!

While Summer was heating up, I was getting ready for the next season. Fall has always been my favorite time of year, its when the leaves turn and the wind picks up. Not to mention its the time of year for all the dark, rich colors to come out to play!

I had seen spikes used in nail art before and just had to get some of my own! I may have gone a little overboard with this look, but I still like it. I used Zoya Pinta for a decadent base and sponged Rainbow Honey Gilded and Costa Del Sol for some shimmering gold. That's about when the spikes took over, heh.

This one has to be my favorite of the two, especially the butterflies. I used Nails Inc Kensington High Street and used Zoya Tomoko as a beautiful glitter gradient. I had these gorgeous butterfly confetti pieces that I bent, so that they look like they're fluttering on my nails. 

I've been thinking for awhile now that I wanted to try a new shape on my nails. I finally decided last month and just went for it. I actually really love how it turned out and am definitely keeping this shape from now on! I went with a simple manicure this week with Beautifully Disney Diva Of The Deep and some silver pyramid studs.