Blue Polka Dot Nail Art & Love Letter Nails!!

So here is a nail art design that I did a week or so ago. It is super easy to do & if you don't have any rhinestones you can always use on of those LA Color Nail Art polishes in silver glitter and make a stripe down the nail instead. I started by painting my nails white, then adding the blue color on half the nail, added my black polka dots, then rhinestones. 

White Color: Sinful Colors "Snow me White"
Blue Color: Orly "Frisky"
Black Color: Sinful Colors "Secret Admirer"
Rhinestones: Ebay.com

Also, I ran out of daylight when it came time to my Valentine's Day nails, and I did them right before dinner, so I was unable to post them in a reasonable time, but I still figured I would share. I am sure you have seen this design floating around the internet and I saw it last year, and couldn't wait to try it out next Valentine's Day. I painted my nails white, transferred the newspaper design, then added the heart image on the corner of my nails. Such a simple concept with a big impact.

White Color: Sinful Colors "Snow me White"
Pink Color: Sally Hansen "Pink Jade Chrome"
Image Plate: BM 02


Striped Candy Shop Nail Art Design!!

After I did this nail design it reminded me of a candy shop, hence the name of the post lol. I started off by painting my nails pink then adding white stripes after the polish dried. I have been getting semi-sorta lazy about doing Konadicures only because I have to wait so long for the polish to dry before I could start stamping. Since I have had less time to do my nails lately, I decided I could try some non-stamping nail art. Although, I do have some Spring nail art designs swirling around my head right now that will require me to break out my stamping plates. lol I let someone borrow the pink polish I used for this design, and I can't remember the name of it if my life depended on it so I will have to update this post when I get it back. Here is a list of all the other products used ..

Pink Color: Sally Hansen *Will update post with polish color =/
White Color: LA Colors Art Deco Striper polish in white
Rhinestones & Pearls: All from ebay =)

That is all for now. I have 2 other nail art designs that I have pictures for, so I will be updated again soon.

Have you started your Spring nail art designs yet? If so, leave the link to your post in the comments. I would love to see them. =P


DIY Edgy Safety Pin Bracelet & Tutorial !! .. *Pic Heavy*

I saw a bracelet like this online and as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to recreate it myself. It was surprisingly simple but it does require some patience. It took a couple of hours for me to make it while taking breaks in between. I LOVE the way it turned out & this won't be the last bracelet I make like this.

If you want to make this bracelet too, here are the materials you will need.

These were a little bigger than an inch and came with 70 safety pins in a pack. I used all 70 and I could have used a couple more, so I would recommend  buying 2 packs just to be on the safe side.

Each of these vial of beads cost $2.99 & I have enough beads leftover to make at least 4 more bracelets.
(I am thinking of making a very similar bracelet but with smaller safety pins with my left over beads)

I bought this a while ago so I don't remember how much it was, but it's just a thin stretchy elastic. I'm going to guess it is about 1mm thick.

Of course, you will need some scissors as well and then you will have everything you need to get started ..

 Step 1
 Pour some of the beads in a dish.

Step 2
Next you just want to line the pointy end of the safety pins with beads. I alternated colors and patterns to give the bracelet some more visual interest.

Step 3
Bead a bunchhhh of safety pins. =P

Step 4
Start threading the elastic through the holes on the bottom and top of the safety pins. Alternate threading them from top to bottom. 
*TIP* Cut a piece of elastic a few inches longer than your wrists. It will make it easier to tie it together when you are done.

Step 5 
Thread another piece of elastic through the other ends of the safety pins.

Here is a better picture to show how you how to alternate the safety pins.

Continue threading the safety pins till the bracelet is long enough to fit around your wrists. It helps if you measure your wrist with a piece of paper then cut it out and use it as a template to know when your bracelet is long enough.

Step 5
Once your bracelet is long enough to fit around your wrist tie the ends together, then tie those ends together to make the bracelet more secure. If you want extra security you can glue the knots and also the two safety pins next to the knot together.

& your done!

What do you think? Easy enough? I have a few more DIY projects I'll be doing so if you like this sort of thing, let me know in the comments and I will keep the tutorials coming. =D


Comfy Sweater Nails & More Updates!!

Here is my newest nail art design. I was inspired by a sweater that I have & wanted to create nails to match my winter wardrobe. I had this idea floating around in my head back since Fall and was unpaitently waiting for Winter weather to do this design. 

Gray Color: Sally Hansen "Wet Cement"
White Color: Konad Special Polish "White"
Black Color: Konad Special Polish "Pearl Black"
Image Plates Used: BM204 & BM20

A few days after I went over this mani with Essie's "Matte About You." I think I might actually like this design more with a matte finish. 

About a week ago we had some light snow fall followed by freezing rain. Everything outside looked so pretty and was covered with a thin sheet of ice. As you can see in the second picture, there is ice around each individual pine needle. The ice blue glitter nails went perfectly with the weather.

Polishes Used: Deborah Lippmann "Just Dance" & Wet'n'Wild "Believe me, it's real"

So for some updates. Sorry I haven't been posting lately. I am taking block courses at college which are only 7 weeks long. Between work, 5 hour classes, and homework, I am struggling to find time to not only do my nails, but getting any spare time during the day to take pictures.

There is some good news though! I finally got a camera, but not just any camera. I finally caved in and bought a DSLR camera, a Canon Rebel T3i to be exact. I hope you noticed the quality of the pictures has upgraded from my last ones. At this time I only have the kit lenses, but I have a macro lens on my wish list which will really take my polish and nail art pictures to the next level.

I promise to start updating more! I am editing pictures now for another post I have coming up which features soft spring colors. I also have a DIY project I am dying to show you! I finished editing the pictures for the tutorial part, but I need to wait until Saturday morning to take pics of the final product. While I am at it, I am going to try to come up with a nail art design to match the bracelet, but we will see how that goes.

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