Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Living on the Edge

Hey y'all!
So today's post is an edgy half moon mani.  I was trying to think of something fun to do with my nails that didn't require freehand.  I really enjoyed doing this, and I hope y'all enjoy it as well!

For the base color I used OPI Suzi and the Seven Dusseldorfs.  This is a beautiful warm purple shade.  It takes two or three coats to get it solid (I used two for this), but it is definitely worth it!  Next I placed two pieces of scotch tape on each nail in order to make a V.  I painted the space it left with Sinful Colors Black  on Black.  This only took one coat.  Then I used my Kiss gold glitter to outline the V shapes to clean up any messes made and give a gold pop. 
I hope y'all enjoyed this, and I hope you'll give it a shot!  I've got several posts planned, so keep your eyes peeled!  Have a terrific Tuesday!
~ Mary Elizabeth

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Striping Tape Fun!

Hey Everyone!
Sorry I haven't posted in a while, but I got a new job so i've been a little busy.  Also, my job requires me to open Pandora bracelets all day which takes a toll on my nails.  However I have been painting my nails, so I have some posts coming up soon! Anyway, today's post is more playing with my striping tape :) I'm really having fun coming up with designs using this tape.  Hope you enjoy!

So the base color I used is Zoya Jem.  I hadn't used this one in a while, so I thought it would be a fun color to use.  I applied one coat of Out the Door fast dry top coat and waited about 10 minutes for it to fully dry (mainly because I didn't decide to do the gold until later).  Then I placed small pieces of striping tape diagonally along my ring finger nail and painted over them with OPI Glitzerland.  If you've been reading my blog posts for a while then you will know that Glitzerland is one of my favorite and most used polishes.  It's not one that I use all over my nails that often, but I use it all the time for details and designs.  I think these colors go really well together.  I know they're not very summery, but I was just feeling purple and gold.
I hope y'all enjoyed this, and if you're looking for striping tape you can find it pretty cheap on amazon.com.
Also, how would y'all feel about me doing some more personal posts/videos such as tags? Let me know in the comments below.  I think in the next few days I might show y'all my nail polish collection.  It's not huge, but I think it might be fun for y'all to see how I organize my polish and stuff.  Anyway, have a fabulous day!
~ Mary Elizabeth