Dot Dot Dot

23 Jul

It’s easy as 1, 2, 3! Seriously, this is one of the easiest things to do. You don’t need a fancy “dotting tool” or anything, you can use a toothpick or the end of a paint brush. Have fun with it!

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This design was inspired by the converse shoes of a girl on the skytrain. They were hightops that were folded down to show off the offsetting polka dot pattern.

For the big blue dots I used the back end of the paint brush and for the little white dots I used the dotting tool.

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Canada Day inspired nails. It’s the perfect shade of red, very flattering on many different skin types. The red is Lambada by Gosh.

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I am usually not the greatest at picking or pairing colours, but this one I really liked! It helps that I love this Mint Sorbet colour by Sally Hansen’s Xtreme Wear, which is still one of my favourite brands because of the ease of applications, how long it lasts, and it’s affordable price. For more on my views of different brands, take a look at my past post, Brands; I will write an updated post to include other brands that I have tried out since.

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Embracing Curves

6 May

Curves and swirls are so much harder for me to paint than straight lines. They look nice, but are very time consume. These are some of my attempts. Still got a lot of practising to do!

Try: a brush with shorter bristles with the control when painting swirls

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Superheroes

11 Apr

Taking a break from studying for finals.

Hope you enjoy!

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the Great Gatsby

12 Mar

For my birthday, I had a Great Gatsby themed dinner.

Nails:

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Headpiece (being creative since I couldn’t quite find anything similar to what I had envisioned – the peacock was from a keychain):

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Outfit:

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Easy Way to Impress!

3 Mar

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Deceivingly fast and easy!!

1) Choose your colours, I would go with 3 to 5 different colours. These are the colours I used:

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2) Go through each colour, painting different sections of the nails. It doesn’t have to be neat since you will be outlining each box:

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3) Outline the boxes (I couldn’t decide between white or black, so I tested both and went with the black because it stood out better than with the white):

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4) Add extra stripes if you want. It’s another level of detail/uniqueness. Make it your own:

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Play around with colour combinations and patterns. Happy Painting!

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18 Feb

I haven’t done my nails for so long! Love this colour from Naked Nail kit called Urban Decay. All the colours in this set are such great colours.

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Seche Vite

20 Jan

So back in the summer, during my trip to Sally’s, I bought Seche Vite top coat because the cashier recommended it. Before that point I had never heard of Seche Vite, all I know was that it had cost $13 this bottle of nail polish. I was sceptical about how “great” it was. To me, a top coat is a top coat, not much variation to difference brands.

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I LOVE this top coat!! I actually makes the nail designs last longer, extended the polish from

getting its first chip. You can apply it onto painted nails that are not completely dry and it will completely dry very quickly, just don’t drag the brush too heavily or else it will smear your design (which I think is the case for most top coats anyways). The other reason I like this top coat is because it isn’t chucky, it dries solid and hard, even if I put a thick layer on it’s not thick and therefore won’t peel off like most other polishes. It’s great for designs because sometimes I go over a few of the parts multiple times so then it becomes raised and very bumpy on my nails, but the Seche Vite just smoothes it all out! It’s as if I only painted the design with one thin layer.

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I am all for painting nails on a budget, since it’s just a hobby, but I think the Seche Vite is worth the buy. I have tried many different top coats and none of the others have outlasted, they would start chipping within a couple days and that’s with being careful. With Seche Vite, it held up after doing intense house cleaning and on average I find it lasts for at least 4-5 days before chipping. It gets my stamp of approval. I’d say it’s one of the staple in my collection.

You can get it now from London Drugs for $12. Very convenient rather than only being able to get it from beauty stores.

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