Tutorial: Snowflake Ombre

Brrrr!

Christmas is really in the air and we’re now on our “sweater weather” month! Though I wish we have snow and snowflakes here in the Philippines!

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Since we can’t have it on our country, let’s put it on our nails!

Remember what I did on my Ombre Nail Art Tutorial? We’ll do the same, but we’ll be adding snowflakes!

LET’S BEGIN!

What you need:

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1. Nail Polish (Choose colors that are of the same “family” and white. Ex. sky blue, royal blue, navy blue)

2. Nail art Brush (fine tipped)

3. Dotting Tool

4. Sponge (Makeup sponge-for smooth ombre; Kitchen sponge-for gradient)

5. Acetone

5. Cotton Buds

Steps:

1. Do steps 1-8 from my Ombre Nail Art Tutorial. This will serve as your base. (I used Caronia in Blue Chill, Chic in Neon Blue and Revlon in Lilac Pastelle)

2. Let it dry.

3. Using your fine tipped brush, draw the snowflakes. Follow what I’ve drawn below. Since I’ve discovered a new product from Revlon, I used the fine tipped brush from side 2 of Revlon’s Nail Art Expressionist. I’m loving the product! ❀

Snowflake Nail Art

4. Let it dry.

5. Apply top coat if you want.

Easy right? πŸ™‚

Snowflake Nail Art

Try it now!

Comments and suggestions are most welcome! πŸ™‚

Tutorial: Newsprint Nail Art

Extra Extra! Read all about it!

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Image source: http://www.idiommag.comΒ 

Done reading all the newspaper you have at home?

A newspaper addict?

Taking up journalism and feeling artsy today?

Or just bored?

Why not use the newspaper in your next nail art!

LET’S BEGIN!

WHAT YOU NEED:

Newspaper Nail Art

1. Nail Polish (any neutral color)

2. Top Coat (colorless nail polish)

3. Newspaper (one article would do)

4. Isopropyl alcohol

5. Tiny bowl

STEPS:

1. Apply your desired neutral top coat. I chose gray for this tutorial because it’s my new favorite! πŸ™‚
Newspaper Nail Art

(Revlon in 310-Timeless)

2. LET IT DRY. No cheating!

3. Pour alcohol in the bowl, enough to dip your nails.

Newspaper Nail Art

4. Dip your nail for 10-15 seconds.

Newspaper Nail Art

5. Quickly press the newspaper to your nail. The harder, the darker the print.

Newspaper Nail Art

6. For the excess newspaper on your nail, dip it again in the alcohol and rub it GENTLY until the excess newspaper is removed.

Newspaper Nail Art

Newspaper Nail Art

7. Do steps 4-6 to the remaining nails.

Newspaper Nail Art

Newspaper Nail Art

7. Apply top coat.

Newspaper Nail Art

(OPI’s Top Coat)

Thanks for viewing, I hope you enjoyed this easy breezy tutorial!

Comments and Suggestions are welcome.

You can send your work too! πŸ™‚

Tutorial: Tie Dye Nail Art

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(Image source:Β www.tiedyehighs.com)

Have you tie dyed your shirts? Shorts? Scarves? Towels? Or even your socks? Why not tie dye your nails! Yes, it’s possible!

LET’s BEGIN!

What you need:

1. Nail Polish (3 or more colors-choose the bright ones for this Summer)

2. Nail art Brush

3. PATIENCE

4. Electricfan πŸ™‚

5. Acetone

5. Cotton Buds

Steps:

1. Loosen your nail polish caps to facilitate faster work since you need to spread the paint right away. (Since Caronia launched their Expressions Collection, I chose to use them on my Tie Dye tutorial.)

Tie Dye Nail Art

2. Apply your desired colors GENEROUSLY. It could be on a horizontal, vertical or diagonal pattern.

Tie Dye Nail Art

3. Using your nail art brush, carefully spread the paint in the direction that you want. (Sorry for the blurry brush)

Tie Dye Nail Art

4. Do steps 2 and 3 to each nail.

Tie Dye Nail Art

5. LET IT DRY! Your electric fan would be your buddy this time!

6. Clean the excess nail polish using your cotton buds dipped on acetone.

7. Tada! You’re done! Hello Summer-ready nails! πŸ™‚

Tie Dye Nail Art

TRY IT NOW! πŸ™‚

Feel free to comment/suggest!

Thank you for viewing!

Tutorial: Gingerbread Man Nail Art

Just aΒ few more hours ’til Christmas! At this time, everyone’s busy cooking/buying their favorite Christmas food for Noche Buena (in the Philippines)! And speaking of food, one that reminds me of Christmas is the Gingerbread man! Since it’s not common here, let’s put it on our nails! πŸ™‚

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I chose the Gingerbread man design since Caronia Philippines gave me samples of their Holiday collection, which I will be reviewing soon. Thank you so much for your generosity.

LET’S START!

What you need:

1. Nail Polish (White, Green, Brown/Taupe/Nude, Red, Creme)

Caronia Miss Mystic

2. Dotting tool/Toothpick

3. Cotton Buds

4. Acetone/Nail Polish remover

5. Christmas songs! πŸ™‚

Steps:

1. Apply your base coat. I used Caronia in Taupe. Two coats will do. LET IT DRY.

Caronia in Taupe

2. With your dotting tool/toothpick, apply red (Caronia in Rouge) dots vertically. This will serve as the Gingerbread man’s buttons.

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3. To make a ribbon, use your dotting tool/toothpick as well. Apply two green (Caronia in Moss) dots vertically on the upper portion of the nail, leaving a small space in between them. Apply a smaller dot on the space.

Christmas Nail Art4. Apply steps 2 and 3 on your pinky, middle, index and thumb. Leave your pinky finger because we’ll be making the Gingerbread man’s face there. πŸ™‚

5. Make a smiley using you white nail polish and your dotting tool on your pinky finger.

6. With your Creme nail polish, (Caronia in Joy) make an outline using a toothpick/dotting tool. This will highlight the head part. (Sorry for the gold tinge on my cuticle part. I originally used that color for the outline and it didn’t work.)

Gingerbread man Nail Art

7. Top coat if you want to protect your design.

8. VoilΓ ! A yummy nail art for the Christmas season!

Gingerbread man Nail Art

Gingerbread man Nail Art

I hope you liked my tutorial and design. Feel free to share your thoughts about nail art! πŸ™‚

THANK YOU!!

Merry Christmas! God loves you!

Tutorial: Christmas Lights Nail Art

A few days ago, I went to Ayala Triangle Makati to witness the Musical Christmas light show. Hence, it inspired me to look for a Christmas lights nail art.

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Photo from:Β  Adventures Of A Lady Explorer

I chose this design by Polish and Konad since I bought a gold nail polish last week. Thank you for inspiring me. πŸ™‚

ImageIn this tutorial, I used two nail art tools which were new to me. It’s my first time to use a nail art brush and an acrylic paint! So.. yey congratulations! If you’re ready, let’s start! πŸ™‚

WHAT YOU NEED:

1. Glittery/Red/Green/White Nail Polish

2. Black acrylic paint

3. FIne nail art brush

4. Top Coat

5. Patience

6. Motor skills! πŸ™‚

Nail Art materials for Christmas Nail Art

STEPS:

1. Apply your base coat with your Glittery nail polish. Two coats would do. LET IT DRY.

Caronia in Golden Sun

Caronia in Golden Sun

2. Using your fine nail art brush, dip the tip into your black acrylic paint.

Black acrylic paint for nails3. Draw lines. You could do wavy, diagonal or even straight lines. It’s better if you make them look connected to each other. This will serve as the wire of your Christmas lights. (BTW, my lines are too thick.)

Christmas lights nail art4. With the same kind of nail art brush (fine), dip it into your red nail polish. Make a circle and add a pointy part that would resemble a bulb.

Christmas lights nail art

OMG crystal sand nail polish in citrine

5. Do the same with your green nail polishΒ (you could use orange/yellow/blue too!).

Christmas lights nail art

Caronia in Kiwi

6. Using your brush and a white anil polish, add small lines to the sides of your christmas lights to make it more realistic!

Christmas lights nail art

7. Top coat. TADA! And you’re done!

Christmas lights nail art

What do you guys think? Comments/suggestions are most welcome!

(I still need practice in using my nail art brushes! Agree?)

Tutorial: Let it Snow Nail Art

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…”

Since December is just around the corner, I might as well do a Christmas inspired nail art!

Let it Snow Nail Art

Let’s begin!

WHAT YOU NEED:

1. Nail Polish (white, natural, glittery, clear)

2. Sponge (kitchen/make up)

3. Toothpick

4. Scissors

5. Cotton Buds

6. Acetone

7. Christmas music! πŸ™‚

STEPS:

1. Apply your base coat. I used a frosted/natural shade to match the ‘winter wonderland’ effect. One coat will do.

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Caress in Touch of Taupe

2. Apply white nail polish on the sponge. You may create a pattern that resembles a pile of snow. πŸ™‚ (Yes, that’s my pile of snow.)

Image3. Carefully dab the sponge on your nails. Β (Sponge Technique)

Image4. Apply two times or apply it until you reach your desired shade.

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5. Cut the pointy part of the toothpick. This will serve as your dotting tool.

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6. Dip the toothpick in the white nail polish and apply it on your nails. Be random with the size and position of the dots.

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7. LET IT DRY. I repeat, LET IT DRY. (Watch TV to kill time.)

8. To achieve a ‘magical/shimmery’ effect, apply your glittery nail polish on the sponge and REPEAT the ‘Sponge technique’, but on a smaller amount. (What I’ve noticed in using the sponge technique, you could use your sticky nail polish. Therefore, old/sticky nail polish wouldn’t be put to waste! πŸ™‚ Great huh?)

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Face Shop’s WH003

9. Using your cotton buds dipped in acetone/nail polish remover, remove excess nail polish on your fingers and cuticle.

10.Β LET IT DRY! (See that shimmery effect? HAHA!)

Let it Snow Nail Art

11. Apply top coat to protect your design. πŸ™‚

12. Tada! LET IT SNOW, LET SNOW, LET IT SNOOOOOOOOOOW!

Let it Snow Nail Art

Please don’t hesitate to post your comments and your work here on my blog. Also, if you have any nail art suggestions, please please tell me. I would do my best to recreate them.

THANK YOU!

Tutorial: Not Your Ordinary French Tip

According to http://www.wisegeek.com/

What is a French Manicure?

As a style of manicure that is simple yet elegant, the French manicure features white tips that are accentuated by a natural looking base.

Are you tired of having the same manicure every time you go to a nail spa/salon? Why not add some TWIST on our all-time-favorite French tip?

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LET’S START!

WHAT YOU NEED:

1. Natural colored nail polish/

2. Different colors of nail polish

3. Toothpick

4. Acetone

5. Cotton Buds

6. PATIENCE πŸ™‚

7. Good motor skills πŸ˜‰

STEPS:

1. Apply your base color. In this tutorial, I only applied one coat (Caress Touch of Taupe). LET IT DRY.

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2. Apply your ‘tip’. Be creative with colors. πŸ™‚ Since I don’t have a fine tip brush, I used the half part of the brush.

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3. Let it dry before applying your top coat (clear nail polish)

4. Clean the edges of your nail and cuticle using your cotton buds dipped in acetone.

4. Tada! Isn’t Β it easy?

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(Caress’ Touch of Taupe and Blue Hawaii)

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(Caress’ Touch of Taupe and Neon Red)

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(Lofes korean manicure 119 and 705)

But wait! There’s more! You can RECYCLE your work by adding another TWIST!

6. Apply white nail polish in the middle. (This will serve as a guide)

Image7. Add more stripes!

Image8. Tada! Another nail art without repeating the whole process!

Image9. Topcoat to protect your design.

More designs…

For Cracked Nail art lovers

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If you’re feeling the Christmas vibe already

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(Use toothpick to make dots)

If you tried this tutorial, kindly share your work with us! πŸ™‚ Feel free to comment too!