Wednesday, September 3, 2014

I'm all in, Royal Flush

Hey y'all!   I just wanted to share a quick post today of some client nails I did last week.  Shw wanted a playing card theme.  I'm super proud of how these turned out.




This was a gel manicure done with OPI GelColor in Red Hot Rio and Alpine Snow.  The art was hand painted with acrylic paints and a black glitter gradient on the red.



Thanks for taking the time to check out my post today.  Have a great day! XOXO


Sunday, August 24, 2014

OPI GelColor Coca Cola Collection


Press Samples 

Hey y'all!   Today I have swatches of some of the OPI GelColor Coca Cola Collection to share.  I absolutely love this collection especially the silver foil, My Signature is "DC".  They go on so smoothly and the coverage is perfect in two coats.  I am super impressed.


I have to share my favorite first.  

My Signature is "DC"
Beautiful silver metallic.  The coverage on this is outstanding. 


Coca Cola Red
Red cream


Get Cherried Away
Plum cream


Green On The Runway
Green metallic.  
This one has a great duo chrome characteristic That I coulcouldn't get in photos :( 


Sorry I'm Fizzy Today
Coral/Pink Cream


Today I'm Accomplished Zero
Black jelly with red multi sized glitters



For more information about GelColor by OPI, please visit pro.opi.com. 

The products in this post were sent by a company representaive in return for my honest review.  

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Monochromatic Gel Polish Nail Art

Hey y'all!  I feel like I start all of my posts lately with saying I'm sorry for not posting in so long.GelColorELCOLOR Life happens sometimes, right?  So does laziness but I'm not saying thats why I havent posted, I'm just saying it is a possibility lol.

I just thought I'd do a quick little post to share my nails of the moment.  I pretty much only wear gel polish with work because regular polish gets ruined in no time.  Gel polish gives me freedom to do my job without worrying about smudges or chips.



For this mani I used Gelish Sheek White, Gelish Black Shadow, Gelish Lets Hit The Bunny Slopes, and OPI GelColor My Signature is DC.

I have been loving this design and the colors used together.

Thanks so much for reading today.  Have a good week! Xoxo 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Nails Magazine Mural Contest

Hey y'all!   Today I thought Id share some nail art I did for Nails Magazine's Mural Contest.  I actually did these last November and the winners were announced in the March issue of Nails Magazine.  Better late than never right?  I didnt win BUT I did get an Honorable Mention in the magazine.  Which is still pretty much like winning ;).

The theme for the contest was mural nails, which is nail art that spans across 5 to 10 nail tips.  I chose to do a more literal theme of a graffiti mural.  I am really proud of how it turned out.




I started out by sketching out my idea on paper.  I had a basic idea of what I wanted when I sketched it out and I really think I transferred it well into the actual project.  Heres a collage of my sketch at the beginning and the finished sketch. 


When I began the nails I started by painting the brick background and then painted the graffiti like any graffiti artist would (except legally and I didnt use spray paint of course lol) 


My favorite part of this whole project was making the little 3D spray paint can lady.  She turned out so much better than I expected.  I sculpted her out of clear acrylic from Young Nails and then I painted her with acrylic craft paints and added a gel top coat to make her so shiny.  



This was so much fun to create from beginning to end.  Even though I didnt place in the contest its still a HUGE honor for me to even be mentioned in the magazine.  

There I am on page 120. :)  


Thanks so much for taking the time to read my blog today.  I hope you have a great week!  Xoxo  

Monday, June 16, 2014

OPI GelColor Brazil Collection

Press Sample


Hey y'all!  Today I have the awesome OPI GelColor Brazil Collection to share.  I did these swatches a while back but my computer died so I haven't been able to post them :(.  I'm actually posting from my parent's house now. 

This is a gorgeous collection to say the least. Bright and summery and definitely has the beautiful colors of Brazil down to an art.  These colors were released in the regular OPI polish line as well as the OPI GelColor which is a professional only product.  To find a salon near you that offers OPI products, go to OPI.com and click on "Where to find OPI" in the right hand corner.

I am very impressed with the quality of these GelColor polishes.  They went on very smooth and covered nicely in two coats.  The key to applying gel polish is THIN coats, you get too thick and you get running and shrinking and nobody wants that.  
My favorites in this collection are Red Hot Rio and Kiss Me I'm Brazilian. 

Red Hot Rio

Next Stop...The Bikini Zone


Don't Bossa Nova Me Around


Taupe-Less Beach


I Sāo Paulo Over There 


AmazON...AmazOFF


Kiss Me I'm Brazilian 
 


OPI Scores A Goal  


For more information about the OPI GelColor Brazil Collection as well as other professional OPI products visit Pro.Opi.com.


Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great day! XOXO


The products in this post were sent by a company representative in return for an honest and unbiased review.  








 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Client nails

I am sorry I haven't posted in a while.  My desktop bit the dust and it just dawned on me that I could post from phone.   I hope this works lol.

Here's some of my favorite client nails from the last few weeks or so. 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Kiss Me, I'm Irish.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Just wanted to do a quick post to share my St. Patty Day nails.  I don't own any green clothing so my nails are going to have to do.  I DARE somebody to pinch me. ;)



For this mani I used green acrylic paint, China Glaze Grass Is Lime Greener, Pure Ice Vegas Strip, Cuccio A Kiss in Paris, and butter London Matte topcoat.