Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Concert Nails







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I am going to the Billy Joel and Elton John concert tomorrow, so I wanted my nails to go with that theme. Nothing about this design went right, and I'm actually not really happy with it, but it's okay.

First, I put on the tips with a Konad special polish. The color didn't come out at all like I expected. I looks like a dark purple in the bottle (which doesn't even really show in the picture of the bottle), but it came out reddish-brown on my nails. Nathan says it's Burgundy, so I'll go with that.

Then I put design over the tips with Konad special polish in Gold. (You can just barely see this, in the picture and in person.) And I can't for the life of me think of the word for the design! Ts? Stripes? Graph? Whatever. Moving on. I painted over the whole thing with Zoya Elise. I've never painted the tips and then the nail, or even the tips and the nail! I topped it all off with the music lines and notes in the same Burgundy polish.

I got the idea to take a picture of myself holding the bottles from Susie!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Pink Stripe Tips



(Click to enlarge, though this one looks a lot better from far away/smaller!)

The white is Konad special polish. The stripes are e.l.f. in Berry Pink. The sparkly topcoat is CoverGirl Boundless Color in Amethyst Mist. I applied it too early and smudged the tips and stripes. :( You can see a whole area on my thumb that I accidentally "erased" with the topcoat. I also didn't realize how far the stripes extended past the tips until I saw the picture. It looks really nice from the normal distance you usually see someone's hand though. (Of course, now that it's been on over a week, not so much! But it has stayed on the best of any tips I've ever done. Maybe it's the topcoat.)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!





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I used the Konad special polish in red and white. By the time I made it to work the next day to take a picture with one of my duckies, I'd already chipped my thumb! At least it was in a non-designed area. It's weird how thick the base coat + top coat are though, huh?

I did this design on February 7th and wore it until today, when I redid my nails. Who knows when I'll post that design! :D My nails were pretty trashed by the end of the week though. I don't know why I'm so obsessed with doing tip designs when I can't keep them on!

Tiger or Fire?



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I knew it would happen! I'm on a little kick of designed tips (which I'm just going to go ahead and call "French" for the sake of tags), rather than whole nail designs. I used the Konad special polish in orange and yellow on this one. I can't decide whether it looks like a tiger in the wrong colors or a fire.

Also, I'm behind on posting again. This was the design I did on January 31st.