Today we had to pick a tutorial and recreate the design. It was a bit hard for me, because I don't really use tutorials, so I had to make a massive search :D But, I've found a really cute design at Very Emily, it's called Asa no Ha and the tutorial is HERE. Actually I used a bit different method to create the triangles, I painted 3 (or more) horizontal lines and then I created the triangles. I think it's a lot more easier this way than painting on the triangles one by one. I also made the pattern a little bit more interesting, I mean I used it in different ways.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
Okay, I won't lie, that werewolf "smile" is kind of scary, even for me. I really like the horror genre, but, I don't know, it's really creapy :D So after I took some photos, I washed it off :D
I know, werewolfs don't have eyes like that, it's more like a cat/dragon eye, I don't know why I did an eye like that :D Anyways, I like it besides the fact that one nail scares te sh*t out of me :D
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014 / By Lexa / No comments / challenge, freehand, monochrome, nail art, other pattern
Today we had to choose a flag, and because the rules didn't say that we should stay on the ground of reality I choosed house Stark :) Well, my fave character is Tyrion, but I couldn't stand a Lannister flag on my nails, so I choosed a house that is really suites me and anyways, after Tyrion my next faves are Jon and Arya, so...
Saturday, September 27, 2014
I choosed Van Gogh and his 1887 self portrait for inspiration. I really love his paintings, and his unique technique. The self portrait have gorgeous colors, I simply love the background! The teal and the orange is really working together!
Friday, September 26, 2014
I choosed camo as an inspiration. I've never done camo nails before, but I was always wanted to. Because I couldn't decide about the color (purple, blue or green) I made it gradient. I added a tiny studd for every nails.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014 / By Lexa / No comments / challenge, freehand, mix&match, nail art, tutorial
I was thinking about to start a new serie related to fashion inspirations on my nails for a long time, but I never started it. Today, in the 31 day challenge the theme was: inspired by fashion, so I kind of had to start the serie :D I will call it FASHION on my NAILS and it will be random, so sometimes I will do it every week, sometimes every two weeks or so. I have a lot of pictures saved right now, so I'm very excited about it!
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 / By Lexa / No comments / challenge, freehand, nail art, other pattern
I knew immediately that I want something from Stephen King today, because his books made me a total book fan for a life. I really like post-apocalyptic stories, so I couldn't think anything else but The Stand.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
I choosed Under the Skin as an inspiration today, simply because I saw that movie last week and the memories were still vivid. It's not an easy moovie, it's really shocking and artistic. So I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. But I liked it, I think it was really interesting, and Scarlett Johansson rocks! :D
Monday, September 22, 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Since last summer I really loving lime green, so that's the color I choosed today. I didn't wanted to make too bright, summer looking nails, so I painted the base dark green and I choosed an abstract leaves pattern.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014 / By Lexa / No comments / challenge, nail art, other pattern, water marble
I never really cared about water marble. I mean I really enjoy looking at nails with water marble, but I never could make an acceptable version :D So I stopped trying. But tonight I had to make something :D
Friday, September 19, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
I think half moon is perfect for a sophicticated manicure, but you also can go pretty wild with it. I stayed on the wild road again, and I accidently created something really awesome. I never used flakie topcoats anything but cream finish nail polishes, but when I was looking for a burgundy polish I found my Essie Toggle To The Top wich is a wine red jelly with red glitters.
I always thought that Dancing with Nureyev is my absolute favorite from A-England. But when I bought Briar Rose everything changed.
It's such a gorgeous, interesting and mysterious color! I don't like pink, so I was afraid that the color will be too pink for me, but it's not at all! I really enjoy wearing this amazing shade.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 / By Lexa / 1 comment / glitter technique, gradient, nail art, other pattern
I had a couple of ideas for today, but in the end I made this full glitter nail art using only loose glitters and clear nail polsih. I'm not that satisfied with the colors, because I don't really had perfectly matching glitters, but it's alright.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
I really like geometric everything: on my nails, on my clothes, jewellery, ANYTHING. You can go super easy with this theme or you can make the pattern difficult. Or..you can combine them just the way I did today.
Monday, September 15, 2014
For the delicate theme I painted feathers on my nails. My base is A-England Briar Rose. First, I painted on the pattern with A-England Dancing with Nureyev, but it didn't showed properly, so I had to paint it over with black acrilyc paint, but I made the lines thinner, so the Dancing with Nureyev still visible.
I really like it.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014 / By Lexa / 2 comments / challenge, flower pattern, nail art, other technique
I love floral patterns on my nails, so I was really excited about today. I actually tried a new (well, new for me) technique: saran wrap. I always liked how the manicures looked like with this technique, but I never tried it myself. My base is a deep plum color, and for the saran wrap technique I used highly pigmented grey and gold. I think it's really pretty, and it reminds me of an old wallpaper.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
My favorite animal print is snake/crocodile, so I started to search for nice croc prints. I've found a lot and I couldn't decide. Then this question came into my head: what if I make it 3D? And I did.
Friday, September 12, 2014
We had to make striped manicures today. I kept it simple and minimalistic, I think sometimes it's more than enough. I used the gorgeous A-England Dancing with Nureyev for the base and I painted on the black lines with a striper brush and black nail polish. It's really gloomy here in Hungary, and this nail art is just perfect, because the holographic effect makes my day happier :)
Thursday, September 11, 2014
As I promised in my previous Mod Lacquer swatch post, this time I will show you the holographic nail polishes. I got Majic Eyes Only, Zero Point and Interstellar Artifact. I don't own a lot of holographic nail polishes, so I'm not an expert, but I will try my best to describe them. All of them are linear holos btw.
The first one, and my personal favorite is Majic Eyes Only, wich is a gorgeous dark purple, but it have some blue in it too, so it' maybe a blurple. I think this is the most holographic from the 3, it's really amazing. Really pigmented, almost covers in one coat, but I recommend 2 coats. Dries quickly and leaves a shiny finish. For the pictures I used only a regular basecoat, so if you have Nfu Oh Aquabase you can achieve even more holo effect.
I think it's a pretty good holographic nail polish.
I took the photos in sunlight and under a lamp. Without any light, it's just a simple purple nail polish like any other holographic polish would be.
My second favorite is Zero Point, which is a silver one. I recommend 2 thicker or 3 thinner coats for the perfect coverage. I think it's really pretty and the holographic effect is great too!
Interstellar Artifact is a bronzy, coppery gold, so it's more of the orange side than the yellow. The color is pretty unique I think, but it doesn't really work out with my skintone, I don't really like orange/warm yellow on me, but it's totally a personal preference, the nail polsih itself is really awesome. Applies in 2 coats, dries quickly and have a really nice holo effect.
If you're a fan of holographic nail polishes, then you really should check these out, they are really pretty. And thanks again Jennifer, that I could try these awesome nail polishes! :)
You can find Mod Lacquer in the following links:
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And if you've missed out Paranormal Paradise and Satire, you can have a look HERE!
Thursday, September 11, 2014 / By Lexa / 1 comment / challenge, nail art, other pattern, other technique
Today is all about dots. I don't really make dotted manicures, although I think they are really pretty, but I always end up making something far more difficult than simple dots. So this theme is great for me to step out my comfort zone and make something really simple.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 / By Lexa / No comments / challenge, freehand, nail art, other pattern
It's starting to get cold and really fall here in Hungary, so for today I wanted to make something fall appropriate nail art. The theme was gradient, which I really like and it's such an easy way to bring some excitement into our manicures.
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
I think (well, I'm pretty sure :D) this nail art is my favorite so far, I was so excited when this idea of rainbow haired unicorns popped into my head, I think it's super cute. The background is (of course) holographic, so the whole design is even more rainbowy :)
Monday, September 08, 2014
I really like metallic finish, but this manicure is kind of a meh...:( I dont really like it, but I couldn't make a new one. Under the golden lines there is some black showing through, because I used black lines first, but it was even worse than this :D So, sorry, this day is really not what I was expected, but we all have to except that :D