Monday, April 29, 2013

BETSEY JOHNSON INSPIRED NAILS

This look was inspired by Betsey Johnson (love everything Betsey Johnson)


Products used:
  • OPI's "Alpine Snow"
  • Black nail art polish
  • Orly's "Glowstick"
  • Orly's "Beach Cruiser"
  • China Glaze's "Flip Flop Fantasy"
  • Calvin Klein's One Matte Top Coat
Now that I'm getting the hang of painting roses I'm in love with the design, it's so much fun and the possibilities are endless. I want to film so many tutorials it just takes so long to edit videos :(

Let me know if you have any questions in the comments down below!



Saturday, April 27, 2013

GALAXY NAILS

I haven't done galaxy nails in almost a year, I was due for one:


Products used:
  • Dark blue is Essie's "Midnight Cami"
  • Purple I used is Essie's "Jamaica Me Crazy"
  • Blue I used is Essie's "Bikini So Teeny"
  • Glitter is Sephora by OPI's "Flurry Up!"
  • Makeup sponge
  • White acrylic paint and toothpick
  • INM "Out the Door" top coat


This look was inspired by the one and only Chelsea King

You can find a tutorial on her youtube channel :)




    Friday, April 26, 2013

    BLUE HAWAIIAN

    Today I'm wearing Blue Hawaiian by Laura Sanchez, it's a cream/jelly polish with all these little glitter pieces in it which are soo pretty. The color combo is so unique.


    I'm wearing three coats in the picture above. Click here and bookmark this link so you can buy this amazing polish once it's for sell!

    It was easy to apply and in person this looks sooo good. The blue is vibrant and the glitter shapes and colors make it look like there's a party in my nails.

    Visit http://www.shoppolishaddict.bigcartel.com/ and check out all of Laura's other polishes!

    Products in this post have been provided for review.

    Wednesday, April 24, 2013

    SUPER BLACK LACQUERS

    Today I have Super Black Lacquers "Wishful Thinking Top Coat" which is AMAZING. It's a holographic top coat which can also be worn on it's own like I did.


    Click here to go to the direct link to purchase this amazing polish. I'm wearing three coats sealed with INM "Out the Door" Top Coat. I'm so in love with this. This is a handmade polish and it's so easy to apply.


    I can't wait to see my nails in the sunlight tomorrow. This is definitely a new favorite of mine.

    Let me know if you have any questions in the comments!


    Products in this post have been provided for review.

    Monday, April 22, 2013

    HAPPY EARTH DAY

    In honor of Earth Day here are some floral nails!


    Products used:
    • Gray is OPI's "You Don't Know Jacques"
    • Pink are
      • Essie's "Peach Daiquiri" 
      • OPI's "Berry Nice"
      • China Glaze's "Flip Flop Fantasy"
      • OPI's "Kiss Me On the Tulips"
    • Green is Essie's "Mojito Madness" mixed with white and black polish for different shades
    • Matte effect was done using Calvin Klein's "One" Matte Top Coat which I purchased at ULTA 
    This was my second time doing roses so I still need a little practice but this design was so fun to do. I'll try filming a tutorial. I have so many tutorials filmed I just need to take the time to edit them which it what takes FOREVER :'(

    Happy Earth Day!


    Saturday, April 20, 2013

    RASTA LOVE

    I personally don't smoke but I've been wanting to do a rasta design for forever.


    Products used:
    • Green is Essie's "Mojito Madness"
    • Yellow is Sally hansen's "Mellow Yellow"
    • Red is OPI's "The Thrill of Brazil"
    • Glitter top coat is China Glaze's "Fairy Dust"
    • Charm is from www.hexnailjewelry.com
    • Top coat is INM's "Out the Door" Top coat 
    3 color gradient tutorial can be found on my youtube channel:


    Let me know if you have any questions in the comments!



    Sunday, April 14, 2013

    MATTE LEOPARD STUDDED NAILS

    Sorry for the over excessive use of leopard print but it's probably my favorite to do.

    Products I used:
    • Studs from Born Pretty Store 2mm Item ID: 2860
    • Base color for leopard is Essie's "Sand Tropez"
    • Leopard spots are OPI's "San Tan-tonio"
    • Black is acrylic paint from Michael's Craft Store
    • Pink is Essie's "Peach Daiquiri" 
    • INM's "Out The Door" top coat that dries in 45 sec.
    • Matte top coat is Calvin Klein's "One" Matte Top Coat
    Click here to purchase the studs and use code: GYL91 to get 10% off! They offer free worldwide shipping. 

    Born Pretty Store sells so many amazing things for nail art from studs, bows, rhinestones, pearls, stickers, etc. and beauty products as well. To place the studs I licked the end of a toothpick to pick the studs up and placed them on top of a wet second coat of top coat (I used INM's "Out The Door Top Coat" which dries in 45 seconds, it's amazing).

    I was too impatient so it smudged :(
    Tip: Let your polish dry a little before adding top coats

    Let me know if you have any questions in a comment!

    Products in this post have been provided for review.

    Tuesday, April 9, 2013

    PINK POLISH & SILVER RHINESTONES

    I am in looooove with this pink polish and rhinestones.

    Products I used:
    I got the different sized rhinestones from Born Pretty Store, the item ID is 2447 and the link to purchase this item is http://www.bornprettystore.com/sizes-round-rhinestone-nail-glitter-decoration-p-2447.html

    It comes in a wheel completely filled with different sized rhinestones like this:

    They have a million things from beauty products to SO many amazing nail art supplies including rhinestones, studs, stickers, lace, stones, nail embellishments, bows, and many more.

    And if you use the code above: GYL91 you get 10% off your entire purchase and shipping is FREE worldwide.

    After a second coat of wet polish I placed the rhinestones using a toothpick (I lick the ends) and applied Seche Vite Top Coat and pressed them down gently. Tutorial will be coming soon!

    Let me know if you have any questions in the comment section.

    Have an amazing day. The weather here has been so beautiful lately.

    Products in this post have been provided for review.

     



    Thursday, April 4, 2013

    LEOPARD SPOTS AND ROSES

    I'm obsessed with 3D nail art lately. And leopard print. And roses.


    Products I used:
    •  Gold is Essie's "Good As Gold"
    • Black acrylic paint from Michaels ($1-2)
    • Rhinestones from a cellphone sticker set that was $1.50 at Daiso in Anaheim
    • Roses from amazon (click here to view and purchase them)
    • Nail Glue from Sally's Beauty Supply
    • Seche Vite Top Coat
    I bought these 3D resin roses on amazon, I'm in LOVE with them. I don't care if it's too much. 

    My thumb is my favorite. I'm going to San Francisco for a few days to meet my newborn niece for the first time (SO EXCITED) and I'm hoping my roses and rhinestones decide to stay on.

    The picture below shows the roses that I purchased off amazon. They come in different sizes.



    If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment!

    have a great day <3



    Wednesday, April 3, 2013

    WINSTONIA PLATES + GIVEAWAY!

    Winstonia Store was amazing enough to send me this set of 20 stamping plates and they are all SO.CUTE.


    You can use them with any polish.

    For the look above the products I used were:
    • Inm Out The Door polish in "Blue Iris" which dries in seriously one minute. Click here to purchase it.
    • Black Konad polish for the stamps (but any polish works)
    • Konad stamper and scraper (they sell some on amazon too that are cheaper)
    • Winstonia Stamping plates (read on for a discount code + giveaway)
    • Seche Vite Top Coat
    • Calvin Klein's "One" matte top coat for the matte effect
    I'll be making a stamping tutorial soon. The set comes with 20 stamping plates.
    AND if you use the code: MODNAILS you get 10% off the stamping plates. Click here to purchase the plates. Winstonia also has 3d nail art available, rhinestones, embellishments, and more.

    And if that wasn't enough (which it totally is) they have offered to sponsor a giveaway for all my followers on instagram!


    Go to my instagram @modnails and look for the picture above for all the details and rules! One lucky winner will win this set of 20 stamping plates from Winstonia Store.

    Have an amazing day :)


    Products in this post have been provided for review.

    Monday, April 1, 2013

    HOW TO REMOVE POLISH WITH LESS THAN 1 COTTON BALL

    Here's how you can remove your nail polish (yes, even glitter) with less than one cotton ball! And you don't even have to use pure acetone.

     
    This is just the way I do it. There's no wrong or right way to remove your nail polish. I prefer using non-acetone because I've found that any time I use pure acetone my fingers dry up so much to the point where they turn white and ghostly.

    Make sure if you do use pure acetone you moisturize right after! And don't forget to use your cuticle oil. I can't function if I forget my OPI's Avoplex Cuticle Oil to go when I leave my house.I have really sensitive skin and sensitive cuticles to go along with it. If I don't moisturize my cuticles will starts cracking away.

    Let me know how you remove your nail polish or if you try this out and it worked for you :)

    Have a beautiful day!