In the wintertime, I often start to get a little stir crazy. That’s when I start to do more craft projects, coloring/drawing, and get into doing more nail art. Hey, why not? It’s not like I’m going to go run around in the single digit temps outside! Here’s my latest mani – a red to black ombre done with Zoya Janele (red), Revlon Vixen (dark blood red), and Zoya Willa (black). I used a damp sponge wedge to do the sponge paint method and topped it off with a coat of Poshè for a great 3-free home mani that looks pretty cool!
So, I’ve been having migraines and haven’t posted much, but here’s something fun I did today – Sinful Colors put out these nail sticker wraps this year for Halloween and they’re only $1.99 at Target! These were easy to put on and yay, no nail polish fumes! I think I need more wraps!
I got some really cool nail polish in this month’s Ipsy bag – Essie’s “Fashion Playground”. It is a neutral toned sea green (or as I like to call this particular color, Art Deco Green) with a subtle shimmer. It goes on a bit streaky, so I needed three coats – but ended up with beautiful coverage. And after a top coat of Seche Vite it is positively glassy and beautiful.
A while back I picked up some interesting looking nail decals from Sinful Colors – a mehendi inspired design with intricate swirly paisley designs in a shimmery bronze. For $2.99 why not? I’ve been looking for a color to put them over and decided this would be great.
Now it really looks Art Deco, which isn’t what I was expecting from a Far East pattern. Love it. I wonder if they’re limited edition (gut instinct says yes).
They go on really easily and stay put, especially if you put a top coat over the top. They are clear and cover the whole nail, they’re not cut-out decals.
These pics were taken after an 8 hour shift at work — stayed perfect and put up to the abuse?! Two! Barista approved.
These are probably a limited edition but I’ll definitely try other Sinful decals after these turned out so nice!
I’m stoked about the SCOTUS ruling yesterday making same sex marriage legal throughout all 50 states! I’m going to be doing some rainbow makeup tomorrow, but tonight, I thought I’d do a rainbow manicure as well, to show some support and because it’s Pride weekend and I’m feeling festive!
OPI – Big Apple Red
Wet n Wild – Nuclear War
Sally Hansen – Mellow Yellow
Revlon – Posh
Sinful Colors – Endless Blue
Sinful Colors – Let’s Talk
Ok, now that I have my colors, off to do my nails! If they turn out nice, I’ll update with a mani pic. 🙂