Showing posts with label Out the Door. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Out the Door. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Stamping over Holos (pic heavy)

This mani is one of my new favorite design for nails. Since I was able to stamp with Orly on my last mani I wanted to try out other colors that would work with stamping. Than I thought about stamping over holo's, and since I don't own many holo's I used spectraflair to create my own holo.
I started with one coat China Glaze: Mediterranean Charm, than I added one coat of spectraflair. Stamping with Mediterranean Charm I used plate BM-323. Top coat of Out the Door.
I got many pictures to try and capture all the angles of the sun hitting it and show how the stamp pops off of the background.

This is how it looks in the shade/normal lightning
I love this effect! It is subtle since it is the exact same color on top of each other with only spectraflair in between and it doesn't warp the base color.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Blue Fishtail/Braid Nails

I have a fun new nail art design to share today. The tutorial for how to do this design can be found at Lucy's Stash. The fistail/braid design has been shown around some blogs and Pinterest so I decided to try it out. It is a pretty easy design as well.
Base coat is Color Club: Take me to Your Chateau. The colors for the braid is Color Club: Otherworldy, Take me to Your Chateau, Sally Hansen: Silver Sweep, and Glitter Gal: Silver 3D Holo. Once completed I used Out the Door for Top Coat.
This design was so easy I was able to do it on both hands, and I may even like the left hand better :) I was also able to use two of my new polishes again, Take me to Your Chateau is the perfect light blue creme! You could easily get away with one thicker coat and it dries so fast! I decided to put Glitter Gal over Silver Sweep to add the holo effect that Otherworldy has, but it Otherworldy doesn't show much of the holo glitters, I am excited to see how it will look on its own.
Have you tried this nail art yet? What do you think of it?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Magnetic Gradient

I have a super fun mani today! I am sure by now we have all seen the magnetic polishes, but my thought is what kind of creations can you come up with magnetic polishes? I stumbled upon Laurie from Dressed up Digits post of doing gradients with the magnetic polishes!! Now this is exciting...
To start you do a normal gradient, using make up sponge I used my two magnetic polishes I have. Nabi: burgundy color and Icing: Graphite color. (They don't have names) I applied the gradient twice to make sure I had enough polish on the nail. Than to make the polish wet again so the magnet will attract the pieces you apply a top coat (one that isn't quick drying) and place magnet above nail, hold for 20 sec. You are left with a magnetic gradient!!
I love this idea SO much, i may end up buying a couple more magnetic polishes before they disappear :) The only disappointment I have with the magnetic affect is that the magnets aren't always strong enough to get the sides of my nails since they are more rounded than flat.
Do you know of any techniques to help the cause?

Friday, July 27, 2012

Pink Floral Stamp, for my Cousin

Today I have a mani I did for my cousin, they came to visit us at our campground. She was so excited with how I did the nail stamping she told her mom that she wants one!! I love the color and design she picked out kids do have great ideas!
I started out with a white base coat, and used China Glaze for the color, forgot to right it down... Stamped with a BM plate with white Konad and top coat of out the door!
I hope this design stays on long for her, I had a great time doing them and I could tell she loved them!! Sometimes the most beautiful mani's come simply by stamping over your favorite color!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Water Marble for Mom

While I was on vacation I had the chance to do my mom's nails. One of the thing my family was always curious of was how I did the water marbles, so everyone gathered around and watched... I have been wanting to marble with my new Zoya's and since they are pastels my mom was up for it!!
First off start with a white base, I used Wet n Wild, French Creme. Marbling colors were Zoya: Wednesday, Shelby, and Kendal. Shelby was used for the rest of the fingers as well. Top coat of Out the Door.
I now love marbling with Zoya, by far it is the best water marbling brand!! I was very happy with how it turned out and my mom loved it also!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Detroit Tigers!

On my vacation I went to a Tigers Game! Rode a party bus down to Detroit to celebrate my friends 21st birthday!! This mani is awesome, I love theme manis!
To start I used China Glaze: White on White on all nails. To achieve the orange I used China Glaze: Orange Knock Out 3 coats on the three fingers. For the dark blue I used OPI: Russian Navy, and hand drew on the Detroit Tiger symbol and some tiger stripes. For the baseball design I used my Art Club Nail Art Pen: Red. Top coat of Out the Door on all nails.
Didn't this turn out amazing!!! Free-handing the D took alot of patients and turned out better than I thought it would. The Tigers played the White Sox and won 4-2, was a great game!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Half Moon Mani

Today I have my first attempt at Half Moon Mani's. I was able to use my mani from yesterday to create today's mani :) I feel so eco friendly by updating mani's!
So I started with my base of Essie: Penny Talk. Used circle labels to tape the half moon shape. My other design color is China Glaze: Prey Tell. Than top coat of Out the Door.
Prey Tell is part of the China Glaze Safari Collection. Its a deep brown with a red tint, this creme is amazing to apply! These two colors together are perfect together, I am not to sure how I like the design but it was an easy design to once again spruce up day old mani's :)
Do you like how I am redoing old mani's into new ones?

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Jungle Queen, "Clouds"

This is a fun and easy mani! This design has a tutorial at Nailside to view click here. There is also a way to do this mani with scrapbook scissors and tape. Since it is so simple to do by hand there isn't much need to have to wait for polish to dry and than apply tape and so on.
For the design my base coat is China Glaze: Jungle Queen. This is a beautiful Mauve Gray color, part of the Safari Collection China Glaze just put out. It has the smallest bit of pink shine to it, was hard for me to capture in a picture.
For the first cloud color I used China Glaze: Harmony than Orly: Fowl Play top coat of Out the Door. Fowl Play is another really awesome color, I will hopefully swatch it soon so you can see the glitter and flakes this polish has.
I love this design so much, probably because of the purple :) Even on my short nails it looks amazing! How do you feel about it?

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Kleancolor Holo Skittle

If you saw my post late last night you know that I got my polishes in the mail, and I mentioned doing a Skittle Mani. I am most excited about the holos that I got so I wanted to start with them.
Each nail took three coats, the formula was expected of a holo just had a longer drying period. Mine don't look so much as linear holo more scattered, which is different from photos I saw online.
Color names are not to complicated there is Holo Green, Holo Orange, Holo Pink, Holo Blue and Holo Chrome. Top coat of Out the Door.
Captured the sparkle!
To me the chrome is a dark blue and it is probably my favorite of them all. I think lighter colors don't look that great as Holos. They also have a Holo Yellow I choose not to buy tho. My next idea for these is to start with a base coat that is similar so that it may only require one or two coats, and also how it looks over black and white.
For only 1.75 ea. I think they are great colors to have, cheaper way to get holos that for sure. The link is posted on the right side of my blog of where you can buy them, check out the Beauty Joint!
Which one is your favorite?

Monday, June 25, 2012

Foil Transfer First Attempt

Here is my first try at using Transfer Foils. I got these beauties from the Dollar Nail Art Store. For only a dollar you get a long roll and it only takes about 6 inches to do both hands. They are very simple to apply, you get adhesive cover the entire nail wait 5 minutes than you rub on the foil and pull it off! The pattern stay on as long as you applied enough glue. They have SO many different patterns, I can't wait to try out the other 5 I bought.
So shiny in the sun!
To start my base coat was Orly: Close Your Eyes, I applied the adhesive on a diagonal line than used my Foil Transfer named Rainbow Swirl. Used my Sally Hansen: Top Coat, the directions claim if you use a Quick Dry top coat will cause the nail foil to shrink. To apply the glitters I used Studio M: Stuck on You, than my top coat of Out the Door.
The tips don't look the best but I will be working on perfecting this nail art! How do you feel about nail foils?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Hex Flowers, Mosaic Accent

 I give you my first attempt with applying hex glitters. I am using this mani for an entry into BornPretty June Contest. Flowers was one of the categories we could choose from to use in our nail art. I think my ring finger looks like a mosaic tile, and decided to just do the tips to off play the entire nail.
To do this mani I started out with two coats of China Glaze: White on White. To apply the hex glitters I used Studio M: Stuck On You. Than two top coats of Out the Door to make sure I wouldn't loose any of my glitters :)
Look at how it shines in the sun! It's alittle harder to see the flowers with all the shine but I still LOVE this mani. I hope everyone loves this mani as much as I do.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Flying Dragon

This color is going to be my summer go to color. Its bright but not overly, and still looks presentable.
Two coats of China Glaze: Flying Dragon was perfect and Out the Door top coat.
I like how there are small specs of blue and pink but isn't to noticeable. I am excited to work with this color and hopefully come up with a nail art design.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Neon Marble

 Back to nail art instead of plain one color nails :) I have been wanting to do a neon water marble for awhile and when I heard China Glaze was introducing neon collection for this summer I couldn't wait till my Sally Store carried them. Sadly most of them were taken by the time I got they so here is the two I was able to snag.
Started with Wet n Wild: French White Creme. Used China Glaze: I'm With the Lifeguard and Beach Cruise-r. Top coat of Out the Door.
These colors are awesomely bright. I can't wait to use I'm With the Lifeguard in other nail designs this summer. Hopefully I'll be able to get some more of the new Neon's later this month also.

Sunshine Yellow

In honor of the beautiful sun we have been getting in Michigan I wanted to create my brightest yellow nail color. Of course the picture doesn't do it justice but here is a response I got from a customer at work while wearing it. "Holy sunshine fingernails" :) Hence the name Sunshine Yellow.
Start with a white base coat Wet n Wild: French Whit Creme. This is the key when doing any neon color. Next was Nina Ultra Pro: Solar Flare, and to add some shine I used Color Club: Daisy Does it. Top coat of Out the Door.
I ended up wearing this color longer than I expected but thats cause I wanted to figure out a design to incorporate it, sadly I never did.
Any ideas?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Color Club Gradient Part 2

 Here is the second gradient that I told you I was going to do with the Color Club Take Wing Collection. I still love how these colors sparkle and the brightness of them.
I Started with two coats of Daisy Does It, than I worked in the next color Sparkle and Soar. To add the pink, Wing Fling, I used the make up sponge since it was going on to heavy when doing it by hand. Top coat of Out the Door.
I added a cheetah stamp to this one since I wasn't a huge fan of pink, but that's just my color preference.
Altogether I love this collection and I hope everyone is able to get at least one of these great colors.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Color Club Gradient Part 1

When I got the full Take Wing Collection by Color Club I instantly group the 6 into 2 groups of colors that go well together. I decided I will gradient the 2 groups so here is my first gradient of the 2.
To start 2 coats of Fly With Me. To gradient I did so by hand and the next color was Metamorphosis, ended with Sky High. Top coat was Out the Door.
The colors in this collection are amazing, I keep trying to find new designs to go with them. I know alot of bloggers are using the make up sponges to do gradients I personally feel like it wastes a lot of the nail polish so for now I prefer doing it by hand.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Better than Sex Water Marble

In the Sun!
We have all heard about better than sex desserts, here is a water marble that is very fitting to this title. I have searched for a sparkle polish that you can marble with and finally found Color Club Take Wing Collection. These polishes are beautiful in the bottle and for such a cheap price I bought them all :D
To start with I used my Layla Hologram: Mercury Twilight 3 coats for base. For the Marbling Colors I used Color Club: Metamorphosis, Fly With Me, and Wing Fling. Top coat of Out the Door.
There you have it, the polishes to have the better than sex nail design. Of course you can choose differnt colors for the design but the key to making it shine like no other is the Hologram base color! Your really cant get enough of it when your in the sun, which is perfect for summer time!!
Right Hand, Shade
Left Hand, Shade

Thumb, In the Sun. Check out the Hologram

Thumb, In the Shade
 Have you found other sparkle polishes that work with water marbling?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Art In Motion

So I am sure you have all seen or heard about the collection Pure Ice created, and if not prepare yourself to run to your closest Walmart and pick up a set of these polishes. Its a new spin to crackle polish. Its alot of fun, I can see kids enjoying this alot as well
You start with the Magic Base coat, which is plain white. Than you have the crackle colors that go on top which changes the white into colors, magical! There are 6 colors in the collection I bought 3 and choose to use them all in my design by stripping. Purple is Vintage Remix, Pink is Glam Rock, and Blue is Rock Star. Top coat of Out the Door.
This is so easy to do, so many design you can do. Visit this link for more designs: Vinyl Remix. This is much easier to do than having to have different base colors under a crackle design.
More design will come later this week :)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Metallic Gradient

LOVE this mani sooo much! When I found these colors by themselves I had a epiphany, boy did it turn out great.
Started with Sally Hansen Insta Dri: Silver Sweep, sponged on China Glaze: Avalanche than Harmony. Applied butter LONDON: Knackered for some sparkle and shine. Top coat of Out the Door.
I loved how the colors in the bottle looks by each other so I had to share, is it just me or are they fantastic?

Sparkle Gradient

Well I finally am backing off the water marbles for this post, I am in the mood for some sparkle on the sunny day. Gradients have seem to be popular so I joined the wagon.
One coat of China Glaze: Mediterranean Charm than China Glaze: After Glow. For the sparkle I used Wet n Wild Coloricon: Jewels for your Highness. Top coat of Out the Door.
On my ringer finger I covered the complete nail in sparkle rather than gradient to  make it more interesting. I love how bright the pink is and the sparkles pop off of it.
Have you jumped on the gradient wagon also?