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NOTD Pink Lemonade

Just a quick nail of the day pic. I might add a tutorial later if the footage came out good :)


Red Bellied Robin Nail Art Tutorial (video)

I've just uploaded a new video inspired by Spring; a Red Bellied Robin Nail Art Tutorial.

sky blue - Ice Blue Frost by Revlon
tree branch brown- Brown acrylic paint
robin brown- Light Brown acrylic paint
red belly - Red acrylic paint
leaf green- Green acrylic paint

craft sponge brush - michaels
skinny brushes - michaels


Butterfly NOTD

I used a light green as the background, and purples and blacks for the butterfly, and dark green grass. Super simple Nail Design of the Day!  
Happy Spring!

Paw Pint French Tip Nail Tutorial

I've been wanting to do paw prints for a while and my nails were growing pretty long so I decided to do a french tip with cute little paw prints and glitter for a bright fun design. This is perfect for parties, animal lovers and kids.


Nail Trend Spring 2013

To be honest I made this up but i just did in an hour ago and Ive gotten tons of compliments on it. It stems from the fact that I typically paint different tutorial designs on my hands so I can have more content to edit. Anyways my nails ended up one hand teal and one hand sea foam green and I had to walk out the door for flute.
Good alternative to the good old every-other nail color.


Country Girl Bandana Nails Tutorial

Another video tutorial today! I absolutely love this design, I'll defintely be doing it again, it's really not too hard! A great one for newbies with not many supplies!


NOTD Stormy Weather Nail Art

April showers have begun here in the Midwest...
Inspired by the poo-ish weather, I have made these thundercloud nails.

I took the time to make a JPEG tutorial, that I hope you will find helpful! I lost the footage to the video tutorial but if I can get it back I'll be uploading a tutorial to it as well.

Products used:
Sally Girl Purple (as base color)
Urban Outfitters Barstool (as rain)
Grey Acrylic Paint (as rain)
China Glaze Dandy Lyin' Around (as cloud)
Yellow Acrylic Paint (as lightning)
Revlon Blue Frost Glitter Top coat (on pinky & thumb)


Evil Eye Nail Art Tutorial

Evil Eye Nail Art Tutorial
Here's my newest video tutorial called Evil Eye Nail Art. It reminds me of Count Olaf's Tattoo
from Series of Unfortunate events. This design is really fun and easy to do, it doesn't need to be dainty or perfect, I like the edgy vibe of imperfect art. I hope that you like this design, and let me know what color irises you try out. I like purple and red or copper as well. You could also try to make it realistic with multi-colored irises and more delicate eyelashes.

Products used:
Sheer nude by Sally Girl
Black Acrylic Paint
Unpredictable by China Glaze
Sally Hansen White On


Easter Chick Nail Art *TUTORIAL*

I made this easter chick nail art, inspired by all the cute chickies you see around this time of year. I made a video tutorial so I'll just link straight to that! :)


China Glaze Avant Garden Photos+Review

        China Glaze Avant Garden Spring 2013
         I picked up three colors from the new Spring Collection from  China Glaze at my local Ulta (they're buy two get one free this week, meaning that with the $3.50 off $10 coupon its cheaper than Sally's beauty!) 

The first color I got is a shimmery white called Dany Lyin' Around..
I tried this on and was really impressed with the opaqueness. I've found that china glaze polishes with shimmer are typically not streaky. Most china glaze polishes are thin which could be a factor helping them not be streaky. I only needed two coats for perfect opaqueness which is nice with anything but this is a WHITE! So that's really impressive. I almost always apply one thin coat and then one rather thick coat so if you apply all thin coats you could probably use three.
This is a lovely dark fucshia with super subtle blue shimmer. I started to swatch it and realized I have a polish that is extremely similar. So similar, in fact, that I am going to return this. It is nicely opaque in one medium-thick coat but I decided to not paint the rest of my nails since I am returning it. For the record the similar polish is Folly from Sinful Colors, it has no shimmer so I like the China Glaze color more, so if you do not already have a color like this I highly recommend it.
Fancy Pants is a rich grape purple with pinkish shimmer. It's extremely thin and takes two/three coats to be even (More likely two). I noticed that it dried faster than Dandy Lyin' Around- possibly because there is less shimmer. You don't need to use very thick coats to get this to be even. With Dandy Lyin' Around, you have to use rather thick coats to avoid having to do too many of them.

Overall: I found the collection to be a good combination of staples and unique colors; there are two halves, the pastels and the brights. I am not sure which color I will trade Snap My Dragon but I'll swatch it and post my review soon!

   goshhhH! I'm sorry I totally forgot to clean up around the edges, yucky, I'll do better next time :)


Pastel Bunny NOTD

A bunny design was requested by my lovely viewer, trenitynailart. I, unfortunately, deleted the video footage of this tutorial so I'll explain the steps as best as I can. Also, I'm going to do a SECOND bunny tutorial that will be up WITH VIDEO asap :) 


Essie TrillionNails base coat, L'OREAL Penthouse pink, Sally hansen White On, Essence  Exits on the Right
Tools: Pencil, nail art brushes, Q-tip, and dotting tool- Get creative! ;)
Acyrlics- NOTE: I do not recommend using a paint as your base color, they're much better for detail work.

  1. Start by prepping your nails however you like, I'll have a video on my favorite polish removers, base coats, and files soon :) 
  2. Paint your base color, I chose a sky blue so that my non-bunny nails would look like a cloudy sky with grass. To see basically the same steps with different colors, check out this sunny day nail tutorial. To make it even simpler you could just use a dotting tool and do different pastel colored dots :) 
  3. Choose your bunny nails and bunny polish color- I recommend just choosing 1 or two of your biggest nails whenever you do animals because you'll be focused on them and they'll look cuter as accents- IN MY OPINION, do whatever your heart fancies!
  4. I used a dotting tool for a big circle-head, and oval-ears. Then I used the same shirt, nose and inner ear color on the tip of a sharpened pencil.
  5. I used a tiny nail art brush for the whiskers, if you don't have one try a pin but a toothpick's probably too big.
    1.  NOTE: The way I did my bunnies (with whiskers and a nose only) is just my personal painting style and also, frankly, easier. If you like you can take the time to include a mouth or eyes but if you're a n00b then leave them out because they're the easiest way to make a  wonky looking animal. (I have an aptitude for accidental-cross eyes :P )
  6.  Don't forget to clean around the edges, I love these precision tipped Q-tips from Target. 
  7. Top coat's also a really good idea ESPECIALLY if you've used acrylic paints! 
I hope you enjoy, please let me know if my text-tutorial was hard to follow. Sorry for the lack of pictures, I didn't plan on only having them. 

Here's your goal/inspiration- have fun! 


Happy Vday - NOTD :-)

L.O.V.E Scrabble Letter Nails for Valentines Day
I hope you enjoy this quick tutorial. LOVE is a fun design to write anytime but you can always try out another 4/5 letter word too :) 

Check out which numbers go with which letters here: 

And heres the video! 


Ballet Slipper NOTD

I was inspired after pointe class to do a girly pink pointe shoe design on my nails. My internet was down for a few hours so I felt lost without pinterest or youtube to browse for nail art inspiration. This idea just came to me, though I'm sure it's been done before!

China Glaze Innocence (sheer pink)
L'Oreal Penthouse Pink (baby pink)
Sally Hansen Strobe Lights (glitter)


Dreamcatcher NOTD (tutorial soon)

Embrace your inner hippy with these decorative dreamcatcher nails!

Wet N Wild Megalast in Bite the Bullet
Brown Acrylic
China Glaze in Sea Spray
Jordana in Grape

Valentines Day Leopard Print NOTD

Valentines day is soon, I hope you enjoy this tri-toned pink leopard print pattern :)

NYC Color in Propect Park Pink
L'Oreal in Penthouse Pink
Sinful Colors in Folly
Black Acrylic Paint


Paint ALL the nails

I am SO excited to share this design with you guys! Its my favorite nail design I've done in a while. I feel sad though because I got the inspiration from pinterest and I cannot figure out who to attribute this design to. The pinterest link goes to reddit and there's no watermark. Thats the big thing that annoys me about pinterest. When  I see a good picture I want the link to link me to the original content not tumblr or something! 

Here's the inspiration pic:

And here's my video tutorial for the design! 



Products used:
background- China Glaze Sea Spray
snow- Orly Striper in Silver
girl penguin - black & yellow acrylic, NYC Prospect Park Pink, LOreal Penthouse Pink,
boy penguin- black & yellow acrylic, Revlon Sassy, Essence Exits on Your Right
crackle- Sally Hansen Fractured Foil

Shooting Star Nail Tutorial

Finally a new tutorial! I'm back to weekly nail art videos, plus some bonus videos to kick of the dance comp season!

Products featured in the video:
OPI Play Til Midnight
Orly Striping Polish in Silver

This one is super simple and I love it because you don't have to worry about being perfect with the dots, some can be little nebulas or blobs or whatever!



Nail Art To Do List

Here's some inspiration, I might make tutorials of these designs or just try them tutorials coming soon, I just took an extra long christmas break and then experienced technical difficulties (ie. no memory card and lost camera battery)...but I should be back on track soon!

disclaimer: none of these designs are mine, some have watermarks, I got them all off pinterest though.


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