Monthly Archives: October 2011

Gone Batty!

  Here’s another Halloween design you can do- I promise this one is a lot less steps! XD

Now hopefully you all liked that this one was much shorter. If you don’t have a crackle polish you can always fake it with a plain black polish by dabbing square-ish shapes instead. If you have a plain black stripper this effects comes out even better.

Items Used:

  • Orange: Sinful Colors “Summer Peach”
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Black Crackle: China Glaze “Black Mesh”
  • Yellow: Sinful Colors “Morning Breath”

Here is a picture with different color variations. The eyes streaked a little bit due to using cheaper topcoat! I’m trying to save my more expensive stuff for my own nails! ;D The silver crackle was painted on from left to right & also from right to left!

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Jeepers Creepers!

In the spirit of Halloween and everything spooky and fun, I came up with this eye popping design. XD Apparently I like puns.

♫♪ Jeepers creepers! Where’d you get those peepers? Jeepers creepers where’d you get those eyes?♪♫ Maybe I’m just old, but does anyone else remember that song? I heard it in an old black and white cartoon. And I don’t think it was Casper either…. Or was it?

Also if anyone is wondering about the cookie- it’s my famous “Less Chocolate Chips, Chocolate Chip Cookies”. I make them this way because as much as I like chocolate chip cookies- I really don’t like to bite into my cookie and see a center filled with chocolate. I’m weird, I know.

So anyways onto instructions for this design. Which happens to be my first video tutorial!!!!!! XD

Just to add into the video a little bit- for the pupil you could make a slit pupil like a cat or snake! 😀

List of Items Used:

  • White Nail Polish: OPI “Alpine Snow”
  • Wet n’ Wild Fantasy Makers Glow-in-the-dark polish
  • Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat
  • Acrylic Paints:
    • Black: Folk Art “Pure Black”
    • Navy: Folk Art “Navy”
    • Light Blue: Jo Ann’s Craft Essentials “Baby Blue”

Sorry I didn’t get a better picture of the brushes. They’re nothing special, just cheap brushes I got from Jo Ann’s. You can use whatever sizes you feel comfortable with. 

My September Haul!

So here it is as promised! It is a little bit lengthy soooo- you’ve been warned! XD

If you have a question about anything you’ve seen just leave it in the comments!

 

 

 

Fruit For All

Fruity Fingers

Yummm! Who could resist? All these need now is a basket! XD

Base Coat all nails! I used OPI Nail Envy.

Apple! I put down a green base color for my background and used my largest dotting tool to make the sparkly red apple. It would probably look even nicer to outline you apple in black. I used my smallest dotting tool to make a “shiny” spot on the apple and the stem.

Grapes! My base color use was white, I used one of my larger dotting tools (not the largest)to sporadically place the grapes in somewhat of a cluster. Don’t have them too close or it will end up looking like a blob. I used my detail brush to add the curly stem and leaf.

Strawberry! Base color red. Use a darker green to make a saw toothed edge tip. To do this gently place the nail polish brush at an angle on the nail where you want the tip of the leaf to be and drag it downward off of the nail. Repeat until finish. Try not to place the brush to close to the previous leaf tip because they will just look like you did a sloppy french tip. It’s better to go a little bit farther away then you think it should just in case and then you can build it up if it needs it. For the seeds I used a yellow stripper polish and dabbed on the seeds. I used yellow because I thought it looked more like real seeds.

Watermelon!Creamy pink base color! Then start at the bottom with a dark green stripper and make a thing line int the tip of the nail. Make another line next to that one in a white. This next line is optional- pink! I did it this way because I think it looks nicer. If you don’t like it you can skip it. Now for the seeds you can use a dotting tool, I just used the black stripper brush and dabbed them on in somewhat of a row like you would see in a real slice of watermelon.

Kiwi! Base color is a shimmery lime green. make the center of the fruit “slice” by using a light green a making lines, very close together, into and oval shape. These lines don’t need to be uniform- just as long as they take the oval shape, leaving the center open. Make some seeds, same as before, using the stripper brush and dab them around the edges of the oval.

Top Coat!

Sorry there is no “Polishes Used” List this time! I did this awhile ago. My collection has grown since I’ve done this design and I’m not sure which colors where used for some of the nails. I will try to make this list later. I hope you enjoy this in the mean time while I try to get some new designs together for next week. 😀

Quick Question! Does anyone play OMGPop?

October is against me…

As much as I dislike leaving summer behind, I do really enjoy fall and all that comes with it. In Montana there really isn’t a “changing of leaves” more like… “Wait! Where’s summer? I hasn’t reached even close to 100 degrees yet! What do you mean it’s going to rain for weeks? And then start snowing? Didn’t the snow finally all melt?!” Summer here really is beautiful, and deceiving. It really doesn’t start until the very end of June and ends promptly at the beginning of (or middle if you’re lucky) September. My sister-in-law and I have a joke- There’s only 3 months of summer and 10 months of winter…yes I know that’s 13 months…that’s the joke….. Winter feels as if it never ends.

But more about what’s going on this month. I’m very disappointed that I am unable to keep my prior commitment of more designs to come. At least not the way I planned. I’m in the process of getting a new memory card for my wonderful Sony camera. Which is a very very slow go since my husband and I are unemployed. When you have a new baby the space on those things just disappear. I know that the wonderful thing about memory cards is that you can delete and make more space, but I have a hard time bringing myself to do this anymore since the time I printed a bunch of pictures and then deleted what was printed… I made no back ups! It’s not like the old days where you had a negative to take back to get more. So now I don’t have very many pictures of my mother’s visit here and it’s not like I can take more… Anyways enough about the sad, depressing stuff.

So while I am able to do these designs the sharing part may have to be all video from my low quality web cam. I don’t care for this method personally but I hate breaking my word. So that being said I’m going to start putting together the video of the September haul I did.:D

I apologize for the rambling but I just feel like explaining things…always. 😛 So fingers crossed, here. we. go.

Yummmmm

Have any of you tried the Jello Temptations? I tried the lemon meringue a while back and wasn’t too impressed. But then again I only like my g.ma-in-law’s lemon meringue pie! XD So the other day when I was shopping I found a new one! KEY LIME! I honestly didn’t think it was going to be as good as it was. I did offer to share some of this with my husband but have since retracted the offer and eaten all 3 that come in the package. I love these so much I wanna shout it from the roof top. Wouldn’t do me any good anyways, the nearest neighbor is a 1/4 mile away. So there you go, my internet neighbor, enjoy the awesomeness.