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I was going to try out that abstract swirly design all over each nail, but I thought it looked better partially done. It looks like something was spilled on my nails. Halloween-ish?

I was going to try out that abstract swirly design all over each nail, but I thought it looked better partially done. It looks like something was spilled on my nails. Halloween-ish?



Just a cute little tropical/floral design :)

Just a cute little tropical/floral design :)




My 3 new polishes from Zoya’s promo: Zara, Sienna, and FeiFei!


New Summery Design!

New Summery Design!



Ocean twist, warm version.

Ocean twist, warm version.


I was asked to do this by a fan, who has a friend with cancer; she slipped into a coma after getting an infection due to a bone marrow transplant. You are a great friend showing support for her, so here is the tutorial to the simple cancer awareness design. For those of you who would like to do this as well, you can! You may alter the colors to agree with the cause.

1. After starting with a base/clear coat, use a thin brush (or whatever tool you have) to make a line as shown. This will be the basis of your ribbon. The orange is slightly shimmery. It’s a mix of Sally Hansen’s Sun Kissed, Wet n Wild’s 9.0.2.1.Orange (Fast Dry), and a little bit of white for opacity, in case you wanted to make the exact color.

2. With the same orange, make your ribbon thicker to make it look more like an awareness ribbon.

3. Using a nude polish, paint the portion closest to the edge of the nail (the triangle-like area). I’m using Savvy’s French Cafe.

4. You could stop here, but I wanted to add a little bit of detail. With a gold polish (I’m using Sally Hansen’s Golden-I), your going to outline some of the areas of the ribbon. This will also help in hiding the mistakes you could have made when painting the nude color directly next to the orange.

Add your top coat and you’re done!





Simple Cancer Awareness design!

Simple Cancer Awareness design!



Sensual Amber for Bath and Body Works! It got a bit messy, so I might have to give this another try.

Sensual Amber for Bath and Body Works! It got a bit messy, so I might have to give this another try.



Just playin’ around with leopard print. Inspired by card stock at Michael’s.

Just playin’ around with leopard print. Inspired by card stock at Michael’s.


Here’s the tutorial for my “bright lights big city” nails. You can alter the colors to better suit your taste!

1. Start by painting the whole nail black.

2. You’re going to paint rectangles and squares with 4 different colors. I’m using neon pink, neon purple, neon yellow, and a bright orange-peach. If the shapes aren’t exactly perfect, it’s okay! They’ll be fixed later.

Keep in mind that you’re painting on top of black, so add a little bit of white to your colors so that they’ll show up on the dark background.

3. You can leave the colors like this, but if you want them to stand out more, you can paint over them with another coat (without the white mixed in).

4. With black and a thin brush, clean up the edges of your shapes. You can also use this to make your shapes smaller/thinner.

5. With blue, make dots in an L-shape. One line of the “L” should be in the black space between squares, and the other line of the “L” will overlap the squares.

Add your top coat and you’re done!