Saturday, January 14, 2012

Pink with White Tips

So last night I was not feeling up to doing anything too fancy, just did something very simple and I am very pleased with the way it turned out. I did a simple base pink with a white tip. This design is very elegant and perfect to wear for any occasion.


  • Kleancolor: Pearl Pink
  • Kleancolor: White
  • Sally Hansen: Hard As Nails clear
  • Sally Hansen: Hard as Nails Hardener
  1. Apply Base Coat
  2. Apply the base color (In this case I only used one layer, it was heavy enough to only do 1)
    3. Apply white to the tip. (I did this freehand, but if you do not have a steady enough hand i suggest you wait until the base color dries and use a piece of tape to french tape to help with that.)
    4. Then apply top coat to seal the polish and to give it a nice shine.

Today's nails were very simple and easy to do. If you do this as well, send me pictures and show me what color you used.

New Tools!!

Guess what!! I got new toys!! I got a pair of MASH nail art tweezers and a MASH double sided stamper with scraper. I am very excited to use my new tweezers rather than wasting my toothpicks all the time, hehe. I am also excited to use my new stamper for my smaller designs. It was hard to line up the small designs with the large face stamp, hopefully I can get more precision now. The large face of the MASH stamp is the same size as my Konad stamp so that was a pleasant surprise as well. I got them from for a really great price.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Light Pattern

This was an experiment that I have seen many people done, where they take 2 similar colours and use one as the base colour and one as the pattern colour. It did not turn out the way I wanted it to, so I will be attempting it again very soon. I will post this one anyway. The difference between the base and pattern is very hard to see but can be seen nonetheless.


  • Konad Stamper and Scraper
  • Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Clear (Top Coat)
  • Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Hardener (Base Coat)
  • Shades of the Season: Metallic light brown
  • Shades of the Season: Clear glittler
  • Kleancolor: Metallic Yellow
  • Shany Nail plate: SH20
  1. First I applied the Base coat
  2. Then applied 2 layers of the base colour

       3.    Let base dry for about 15 mins
       4.    Apply the pattern with the other colour using the scraper and stamp.

      5.     Let the pattern dry for 5 mins then apply the clear glitter and let dry

(You can see the pattern better in the picture above after I had added the glitter)
      6.     Apply top coat to seal everything in.

I hope you enjoyed this design today.
Comments and special requests appreciated.

Much Love,

Thursday, January 5, 2012

French Love in Red

This design I did because I was feeling loving. hehe. I'm always loving. for this design I did not use any base color but you can if you choose.

Tools Used:

  • Bundle Monster Gold nail beads
  • Stamping plate from EBay m01
  • Konad Stamper and Scraper
  • Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Clear (Top Coat)
  • Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Hardener (Base Coat)
  • Shades of the Season Metallic Red

  1. Apply Base coat
  2. Use metallic red and make a french like line across the top of your nail. (Use tape to line if you don't have a steady hand)
  3. Apply top coat to all nails except the thumbs
  4. Let dry for 30 mins
  5. Apply metallic red to the design on the plate, scrape and pick up with stamper
  6. Apply design to nail quickly in the middle of nail.
  7. Let design dry for 15 mins
  8. Apply top coat to thumbs.
  9. Immediately after, use a toothpick to apply the gold beads.
  10. When dried, apply a generous layer of top coat to seal the beads in.

Sorry but I still have not mastered cleaning up my fingers. And red is so hard to clean, as you can tell by the paper towel behind my hand I had already cleaned up a lot.

I hope you enjoyed this.

Vector on silver

This is just a random design I did but lasted all of 2 days after bouncing my hand against everything.

Tools Used:

  • Bundle Monster pink star and blue star confetti
  • Shany stamping plate SH03 (swirl vector pattern)
  • Konad scraper and stamp
  • Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Clear (Top Coat)
  • Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Hardener (Base coat)
  • Kleancolor: Silver
  • Kleancolor: Black

  1. Apply Base coat
  2. Apply 1-2 coats of Silver
  3. Let dry for 30 mins
  4. Use black on stamping plate, scrape and pick up design with stamp
  5. Apply design to nail where wanted quickly (in my case I used a part of the design on the side)
  6. Let dry for 15 mins
  7. Apply top coat 
  8. Place stars where you desire on the wet top coat
  9. When dry, apply another layer of top coat to seal confetti in.
Sorry the picture isn't too clear, I had already taken the nail polish off by the time I realized it was blurry.

Hope you enjoyed this.

Stamping Christmas Toes

This was a design I did for Christmas. It wasn't perfect because I did not have my fine nail brush set to detail the design but looks real nice when looking down.

Tools Used:

  • Small Acrylic brush (If you have a fine nail art brush that would be better)
  • Konad scrapper and stamper
  • Bundle Monster stamping plate BM14 (Mistletoe design)
  • Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Clear (Top Coat)
  • Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Hardener (Base coat)
  • Wet n' Wild Shine: Caribbean Frost
  • Shades of the Season: Glitter Green
  • Nina Ultra Pro: Molten Opal
  • Bundle Monster Tiny Red gems
  • Toothpick

  1. Apply Base coat
  2. Apply the light color (Molten Opal in my case)
  3. Used the Caribbean Frost to make a line at the top of each nail
  4. Use the Green Glitter over the Caribbean Frost to give the shimmery look.
  5. Let all nail polish dry for about 30mins (I wait this long because if I wait short a time then I end up smudging my nails when stamping.)
  6. Apply the Caribbean Frost on the mistletoe design 
  7. then scrape and Pick up the design with the stamp
  8. Quickly line up the stamp with the nail and stamp nail.
  9. Let design dry for 10 mins.
  10. Use the fine brush to lightly go over the Caribbean green design leaves with the Green Glitter
  11. Let dry and apply top coat
  12. Put a drop of top coat on a post it or solid surface.
  13. Use the toothpick lightly dip in the drop of top coat and use it to pick up the gems and apply to the nail before the top coat is dry (preferably immediately after applying the top coat).
  14. Let the dry and apply a nice thick coat of top coat over the gems and nail to seal them in.
The finished product should look something like this, but hopefully yours look a lot more detailed than mine came out due to the brush I was using.

Hope You enjoyed this.

Diagonal "French"

This is my first post. My future posts will have step by step pictures or videos. (also in better quality pictures in may add)

For this design i used:

  • Wet n' Wild: Black Crème
  • Rimmel London French Manicure Pro: French Lingerie
  • Kiss Nail Art Paint: Silver Glitter
  • Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Clear (Top Coat)
  • Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Hardener (Base Coat)


  1. Apply Base coat
  2. Apply 1-2 coats of French nail polish and let dry for a minute
  3. Then used a thin nail art brush to make diagonal lines with the black to make it neater.
  4. Fill in the black area. One coat should be sufficient.
  5. Use the Silver glitter nail art and go over the line between the french and black colors.
  6. Let dry for a minute then apply top coat.

Please note I have yet to perfect the art of cleaning up on myself. For some reason I just can't seem to get it right without messing up my nail polish, hopefully i get better over time.

Here is the same design with different colors I did on some friends.

I hope You enjoyed it.