Friday, October 22, 2010

Geez, who died?

Well, if ya didn't know already... I love doing DIY projects. I'm also a huge fan of Threadbanger. Or at least I was when Rob, Corrine, and Meg were the hosts.... Anyway. I used their idea of making a bloody curtain and placed it outside. Had fun making it. The kid next door helped by providing the bloody hand prints. I cut stripes in it so that you actually get to the door. Just ran a razor through it. Didn't mean to make it all crocked, but hey that adds to the effect.


I loved it so much, I came up with the idea of doing the same on my nails. And viola! Me new nails. Hubby thinks it looks stupid, but meh.. screw him. What does he know, right?Photobucket


This was super easy to do. Paint the nails white... add red and bam, you are done!

Here is the tutorial. Enjoy! Photobucket

Grr... Imma bite you!!!

This is my second attempt at making this mani. First round was a total fail. I used black to shape the fangs and tried to use a purple and blue gradient for the background of the bat. Fail, fail, FAIL!!! It looked horrid!

I got the idea for this from seeing The Daily Nail's True Blood nail art I wasn't willing to file my index and pinky to make the fangs, though. Which is why I drew mine on instead. You definitely need to use a neutral background for those nails. The dark red for the blood, really clashed with the black I used the first time around.


I think my bat looks a bit funky though.Photobucket

Here is the tutorial for it. Enjoy! Photobucket

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Simple Halloween Design

I wore this mani around the first of the month. I wanted a Halloween look that was more subtle. So I went with a simple black and orange design.

While wearing this design, my nails had a bit of a tough time. I helped my bestie move. Ugh, that was exhausting! Two couches, TV, dresser, bed....the whole nine. With an hour drive in between it took about 3 days. Luckily, I took precaution. Before leaving, I applied a protective top coat. It was this random Sally Hanson one I picked up at the Dollar Tree. I was in a hurry and the top coat was taking F-O-R-E-V-E-R to dry!!! So I added a layer of Seche Vite to speed it up. I am soooo glad I did. By the end of the moving process, the polish on my right thumb nail had been scrapped off. Yes, that's right, scrapped, not chipped! I think it happened while helping with the wall. (The new place has this awesome accent wall. Hubby and I helped them with it.) I'm just glad it was the polish and not the actual nail. I got tons of polish. Polish I can replace, a nail I gotta grow. Photobucket




I only used 3 polishes for this design. L.A. Colors, Black Velvet. NYC, Times Square Tangerine Creme. And Art Deco in Bright Orange.

Here is the video for it. Enjoy!

Breast Cancer Awareness Manicure

My poor blog... Oh how I've neglected you. I promise I will try to update you more often.

This did this manicure for a friend of mine from, GillaGrrl. She had her avatar dressed in pink and had her post style pink to match. All for the support of breast cancer awareness. Seeing her gave me the idea to do this mani.


I also got a tear on the side of my index nail. Which really, really sucks. I had just finished growing out a tear I had on my middle finger on the right hand. It was getting bad fast. As soon as I was done filming the tutorial for this I had to try to fix it.


I first tried to patch it with a tea bag. Didn't work. The nail just cracked even worse. So instead I covered it in acrylic. That did the trick. ^_^

As far as the actual mani, I used 3 sinful colors polishes. Glass pink for a base color. Creme Pink for the tips. And Pinky Glitter over the tips. lol, I do love my glitter polishes. For the ribbon, I used Sally Hanson's I Pink I can. I thought about outlining the ribbon with white, but I don't think it needed it.

Here the tutorial. Enjoy! >_<