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I’m On Cloud 9 Nailsy Time

13 Feb

Judging from my few previous posts, you can obviously see I have recent ‘cravings’ for nail art, and all that cute. Yes; I’m a nail design fanatic now! 😀

As you all know Vday is soon! And it so happen that I have stumbled across this super amazing YouTube video on nail art- Vday themed!

If you follow my on Twitter, you would have already seen my Vday themed nails! If not; here is one photo of the finished product:

'I'm On Cloud 9' finished nails- Right hand ❤

Watching the video made the whole process of doing the nail art seem really simple- ain’t it always the case. -.- It ALWAYS seem super easy; but sadly when we are doing doing the hands on ourselves it’s always otherwise. In the video, she used a dotting tool, so if you don’t have 1; fret not- using a toothpick or a bobby pin is just good enough.

So basically you start off with the base coat. Since the name of the nail design is ‘I’m On Cloud 9’, so it’s self-explanatory that we should start off with blue base coat for the sky right? If you have cute sky blue polish; then it’s just perfect! As I do not have 1; I replaced it with my metallic blue Eleanor polish.

Metallic Blue as base coat

After the base coat; it’s time for the cloud design with white Eleanor polish!

Clouds using Eleanor nail polsih

The number of clouds on each nail is to your preference. For me; I like to have 2 clouds- not too little not too many. But make sure you gauge the nail space left for your cute red hearts later on. If you nail is a little tiny; then draw tinier clouds so that  you have enough space to add on hearts.

In the video, she used her dotting tool and created 4 dots leading to the shape of the cloud. So you might want to try that too. My clouds:

I'm On Cloud 9

Now come to the designing of the hearts! In the video, she just used the dotting tool to doodle out the hearts. But I can never get pretty hearts like hers. So here’s a trick: THE-3-DOT-RULE.

A better picture of the heart so you can better understand and visualize.

You know the 2 humps of the heart? Well, using your dotting tool, dot 2 dots side by side, and you have created 2 humps for the heart. So how do you get the sharp edge at the bottom of the heart? Slightly lower but in the middle of  the 2 dots you have earlier created; dot a smaller dot. Then using the sharp edge of the toothpick, if you are using 1, dip some red nail polish on the sharp edge of the toothpick and use it to outline the heart shape out. And there you have it! YOUR HEART!

(If you are not using a toothpick, find an object with a pencil-like sharp edge to help to outline the heart)

It may seem really tough to do the heart, but once you get the trick, it’s actually pretty easy! I mean, if I can do it, then it has to be quite simple, I guess. 😀

Here is the polish I used for the hearts:

Luminous Orange polish as hearts

As I do not have a red polish; I replaced it with neon orange. At first, I thought the end product will not be as good, since it’s not blood red hearts but neon orange. But, I guess when the luminous orange came in contact with the metallic blue base coat, it sort of turn to a darker shade of red. So yeah- I’m happy with that!

More pictures!

'I'm On Cloud 9' final product

 

'I'm On Cloud 9' final product

Yay, Happy with my outcome! Happy Vday!

So hope you guys have a great and fun time doing this ‘I’m On Cloud 9’ nail art! If you have any other cool designs, or  if you did this nail design, snap a picture and  leave me a comment, I would sure love to see it! Have fun with nails, and I will see you pretty girls soon!

Leaving off with the video I have stumble across on YouTube. Go watch it!

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Cupcake nails to Topical Fruity

23 Jan

My second attempt to Cupcake Nails! And yes, it was ANOTHER failed attempt- from Cupcakes to Fruits! 😦

If you haven’t seen my previous blog post on my first attempt to get Cupcake Nails, here it is: https://alldayeverydayness.wordpress.com/2012/01/08/from-cupcakes-to-penguinies/

But it turned out nice in the end. So yeah, it’s just love!

Basically I started out with my base coat: Green Metallic polish. Then I did my white snowy frosting for my supposedly ‘Cupcakes’. Here is a picture of my nails in the process:

Base coat and white frosting!

So after applying the most tedious part- the frosting, next is my most favorite part: adding the cherries and sprinkles! Not only it’s super easy, it’s really fun to add the dots on the nails!

I used luminous orange polish for my cherries, as I do not have red polish. Orange polish does the job too! 🙂

Orange cherries on my 'Cupcakes'

 After the cherries, it’s sprinkles time! I used blue metallic nail polish as sprinkles. I wanted to used a few colours, but was a little lazy. 😛 So if you like colours (I’m sure everyone does),you may want to improvise by add more colours to your Cupcakes. However, using just a single colour for the sprinkles is still AMAZING!

Blue sprinkles!

After the sprinkles, don’t forget the top coat to make your freshly ‘baked’ ‘Cupcakes’ or Fruits (in my case), look super glossy! Here are some pictures of my final product! With love:

Cupcakes turned Fruits

After having done my left finger nails, my first though was, ” Cupcakes? Hmmmm, I don’t think so, more like poisonous fruits from a faraway land!” 😦

I took a snap and picture texted my BFF, and here is what she replied.

Screenshot conversation between me and BFF

BFF thinks it’s like a kiwi! It’s probably because of the blue sprinkles! Haha! What do you pretty girls think of it? Do you think it’s some kind of fruit too? Leave me a comment, and start working on your Cupcake Nails too! It’s really fun.

Post me pictures after you attempt, I would really love to see them! ❤

If you are wondering what I used to make the sprinkles and the cherries. Well, I used toothpicks, if you have a dotting tool, then that’s great! But if not, toothpicks work just as well.

Just a little tip from me to you: When using toothpicks, be sure to snip off a small bit of the sharp edge- this will give you nice circular dots.

Here are the polishes I used for this fruity nail creation!

Left: Metallic Green (base coat) Right: Snowy White (frosting)

Left: Luminous Orange (Cherries) Right: Metallic Blue (Sprinkles)

Top coat to get the perfect shine!

So that’s it for now! Hope you had fun with you nail creation!

From Cupcakes to Penguinies ?

8 Jan

So I was recently introduced to this nail tutorial- designing cute cupcakes on your nails! Pretty exciting right? After watching, I was so determined to try it out the very next day!

My idea was to get cupcakes by the end of my DIY manicure, like duh. So…

Polishes I used:

  • Luminous pink polish -as the base coat;
  •  Snow white nail polish -as the ‘frosting’ of the ‘cupcakes’;
  • Luminous orange polish -as the ‘cherries’ on the ‘cupcake’;
  • Dark purple polish- as the sweet ‘toppings’ on the ‘cupcakes’
  • Top coat- to make your nails shine! ❤
The polishes I used were bought from SASA. They sell polishes at really reasonable prices!

Left: base coat, Right: white frosting

Left: orange 'cherries', Right: purple 'toppings'

Top coat as finishing

You might wondering from the pictures above, ‘ Where in the world are the cupcake nails?’

Initially, my idea was to add blue and green polish after the purple polish, but as soon as I have completed 2 dots of purple on each nail, cute penguinies emerged! My cute penguinies were accidentally born! My cupcakes turned into penguins! It was so hilarious!

I send a picture text to my bestie, straight after my right mani was done, and she said if the base coat I used were black, it will be so much like a PENGUIN!

So if you pretty ladies want to try out this accidental penguiny surprise, you might want to change my initial luminous pink base coat to a black one. It will just be perfect! ❤

If you do not have a dotting tool to get pretty nice dots on your nails, then you might want to use a toothpick! I used a toothpick to do the ‘eyes’ of the penguins, and the end product ain’t that bad.

So, if you are using a toothpick, here’s a little tip. Before dipping the toothpick into the polish,  REMEMBER TO SNIP OFF A SMALL PORTION OF THE TOP OF THE TOOTHPICK TO GET A ROUNDER SURFACE.You will definitely get really nice round penguiny eyes!

And so this is my epic failure to get cupcake nail. But I’m happy to get penguins too! So, it’s a win-win for me! I will definitely try to get cupcakes next time! Until then, here are some penguinies for you:

My first attempt, so my penguinies look disfigured!

Penguinies on my right hand, with 1 poor penguiny! 😦

 

My left hand of penguinies

This is the video I was watching that inspired me to get cupcake nails! So if you are interested ( I’m sure you are) in how the real cupcakes should look like, you might want to check her out! It’s really cute!

Do leave a comment if you have attempted with this nail art, and let me know if you can get the cupcakes or penguinies that you want! ❤

 

 

Water Marbling with Bro

27 May

About a week ago, I stumbled across a blog site that showcased different nail colours and varies nail colour brands. The site also showcased nice water marbling medicure! So what is water marbling?

Marbling comes from the word Marble. Like the patterns on a marble, water marbling medicure imprints the random marble patterns on my nails! Like this:

An example of water marbling medicure, taken from the net

I was fascinated by the video tutorial on water marbling. The lady in the short clip make the all process seems easy, so I wanted to try it out on my own. The lady in the video had sticked scotch tape around the skin of her cuticles to prevent the polish stain around the skin of the nail. But I feel it’s a little troublesome, so I browsed through other videos on YouTube to see what other people use or do to prevent stain of the skin around the nails in the process.

In a clip I saw, the girl use Vaseline, apply a thin layer around her cuticles. I think that’s less troublesome. The oily texture of Vaseline makes the removal of the nail polish stain much easier to remove. Before we start to do this water marbling process, the items we need are:

Clockwise: Nail Polish Remover, Any nail colour that you love (need not just be 2 colours), Vaseline (IMPORTANT ITEM), a cup of bottled water or filtered water, lastly toothpick

So with all the necessary items, we can start water marbling. Basically I watched the water marbling tutorial like a few times before I got into the hands- on action. I believe the tutorial is pretty self- explanatory, so here it is:

This lady use scotch tape instead of Vaseline, so it;s up to you- whatever you are comfortable with. 🙂

Tips when doing water marbling:

  1. As mentioned in the video tutorial, use filtered water, so the polish can be spread easily.
  2. Always clean the surface of the water after using it. By cleaning, I mean drip a layer of polish and wait for it to dry. Remove that layer. (As seen in the first few seconds of the clip) Cleaning the surface would make the polish spread easier- by my experience.
  3. If cleaning doesn’t help, maybe you might want to change a new cup of water.
  4. Change the toothpick after it’s stain too much with the polish, the dirty toothpick may hinder the pattern making.
  5. After you lift your finger from the water, quickly use a paper towel to wipe off the excess polish on the skin around the cuticle before it drys. With the Vaseline on, it make removing much easier. If you have scotch tape on, just peel it off.
  6. Don’t do your water marbling under a fan. It will quick dry your polish surface, leaving little time to design the patterns, and makes designing it harder too

Honestly, I did not do the water marbling by myself. I had external help by the person least expected to partake in this process-my brother, yup UNEXPECTED. I reckoned he is just trying to get away with the fact that if he helps me, he need not do his schoolwork. But I have to say he did a great job is creating the patterns, and all. 🙂

Here are the final products for water marbling- my ever 1st designed DIY medicure with help from my bro:

Left column: Left Hand, and Right column: Right Hand

Water marbling can be fun! A nice DIY medicure that you can do it at home with your girlfriends or sisters. Just remember to have lots of paper towels at the side, because you are definitely going to need them. I know I did!

Peace.

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