So I have to admit that I got this one in particular because of Robin from robinmosesnailart on YT. She showed this in I don’t know what tutorial but when she said the name and cracked up so did I. Also when I found out that this was a yellow jelly I knew I had to have it. Trying to amass as many jellies as I can.
Sation You Butter Tell Me in 3 coats is super sheer. I love that this seems to brighten the white parts of my nails! I put the first pic in because I believe it to be a bit more color accurate then the second. The second one seems to lean a bit more green like a highlighter yellow-but it really is a yellow. Probably one of the easiest jellies I’ve worked with. Dry time is decent.
So what do you think? Anything?
As promised I’m attempting more nail art. So to me there’s something super familiar about these stripes….Maybe it’s something everyone has seen or maybe it’s just something I’ve encountered in my personal life but either way I can’t put my finger on it. So I put it on my finger HA!…Not funny? Bleh…
So base color is OPI- Did You Ear about Van Gogh? and the stripes are all acrylic paints that I bought either at the craft store or Wally’s. REMEMBER: Top coat! Or it will wash off! I wanted the base this very grey/beige color. Because the night before I was practicing these same colors of stripes with my striping brushes on bare nails and decided I needed to seal the deal and make it a mani. So what do you think? I actually enjoyed doing this with absolutely no frustrations. Although I think I might go in and cut some ghost hairs off some of my striping brushes. My lines could be straighter but really this is my second time using them so I’m quite happy.
Oh so you know how I always say I’m super hard on my nails and polish doesn’t stay on for very long? Like it seriously depends but sometimes I don’t get past 24 hrs without a chip (worse case I’ve had was like less the 6 hrs!). But when I wore these stripes they lasted entirely un-chipped for……………..(wait for it)…………………3 days!!! And then minor chipping the next few days! So I also mentioned this to my sister-in-law and she said that her mani I did awhile back stayed on long too. SO for you girls out there who are like me and don’t feel like putting on gloves to do dishes and all that jazz, I recommend doing a quick nail art with acrylic paints and a top coat over it to make you mani last!
I bought this pack of polishes from T.J. Maxx averaging to be about $1 a piece. I hate that these do not have any names anywhere. I’ve even searched online and the only one I may have a name for is the yellow one “Sea shell”??? Something like that. So here are the pictures all just titled L.A. Colors. All with 3 coats.
So just quick side notes on each (click them for a better look) the pink is a jelly!! Green is a cremey-jelly. Blue, purple are cremes. Orange, yellow and grey are sheer and shimmery, the grey being more metallic. These are all pretty good formula wise but the blue seemed to drag a little. Still wish these had names Oh well.
Also on my own personal news- I’m sure nobody really reads this- I’ve been put of a very strict no buy for….possibly indefinitely. So I’m sorry that I will most likely NOT show anything new in the future. I am really sorry considering there are 2 from the OPI collection that I want (German-incure by OPI & Every Month Is Oktoberfest) and a very cheap Pure Ice “Heart breaker” that is really awesome and a must have to complete a collection. Some other blogger already have pictures of it so if you wanna see what I’m tlaking about…just google it I surely have more then enough to keep showing stuff- swatch wise that is. I guess this is just an extra push for me to really get back into the nail art. I have lots of ideas just lacking motivation right now- so I guess I will use the “no buy” as motivation.
Helllloooooo! Hows your summer been thus far? Mine is going well even though I do less and less every year. Up here in Montana it will be winter before we know it. Anyways, to prolong that, sear your eyeballs with this baby. 😄
China Glaze Sun-Kissed is actually quite easy to use for a neon. 3 coats and a top coat because these dry a little satin matte. I didn’t really need any white undies even though China Glaze has put a white polish in with the Summer Neons collection display. I would make it pop more but really…my eyes hurt good enough. Haha. Anyways you can’t tell from these photos really but has subtle but visible stunning shimmer in it. Maybe leaning a little green.
This is just one of 3 I got and probably the easiest to photo graph. I’m trying to hurry up and get all the summer shades out because even though I don’t really care about season when I put on polish, my readers might. I’m hoping to have some time to do some nail art like I’ve been saying over and over again! Sorry! Invader Zim anyone? Just dying to do it.
Even though this summer is big for neons and all the major brands seem to have a summer neon line up, I found this collection at Ross early this spring. It really makes me hesitant to buy any of the new neons out there- as unbelievable as that sounds. Maybe they’re not as neon as some are now? Color Club Electro Candy was from summer 2009.
Formula wise I find these are great and pop if you have white polish for a base. All of these (except for Pure Energy<the blue one>) are one thickish coat on top of two coats of OPI Alpine Snow. I also used the “Vivid Top Coat” that came with the set. Which I believe to is to bring out the subtle shimmer in all of these. I must say subtle is definitely the word. A little more visible in person, regardless I ♥ these. If you don’t use top coat these dry to a dull finish. I can’t even say it satin matte because it isn’t!
The shimmer in What A Shock should be blue. And this color probably turned out more accurate then the rest.
The shimmer in Volt Of Light should be green. And the color should be a little brighter.
The collections namesake Electro Candy. Probably has the most visible shimmer which seems to be white. This is very bright but it should be a little more saturated in this photo. Think more like the “dark parts” and less like where the light hits it.
Tangerine Scream was insanely hard to capture and it make me wonder how well it would have turned out if I had a light box. This is not accurate at all and think more of a caution cone color with a silvery white shimmer. But I thought I would share the pictures because they look super cool to me.
Ultra Violet wasn’t nearly as bad as Tangerine Scream to capture but none the less the color is off. My camera has something against purples. What’s in the bottle in this pic should be a touch darker and it has a beautiful blue shimmer that is so pretty IRL.
Pure Energy is another one that should be a bit darker with a light blue shimmer in it. Super subtle in this one. Oh and this one is two coats over two coats of white.
So thats all and you can look forward to my using 3 of these in an upcoming gradient tutorial in video form. ;D
Hello! I am just itching for summer. You see, where I live, spring has just barely sprung. So to cheer all you north westerner’s up I put a beautiful sunshiny yellow polish before anything else for this post! I actually purchased this because it was on a promotional display (on sale 99 cents!!) which means once its gone I wont be seeing it for a while. Also, because I was rather angry with Sinful Colors Unicorn, a very soft yellow and frustrating beyond belief.
Sinful Colors Firefly is in 3 coats. It is a little bit sheer and smooth. At 2 coats there was still a bit of a visible nail line. It seems there might be a slight VNL in these pictures.The little bubble on the ringer finger is because of my topcoat. I would almost say this is a shimmer BUT it appears to be more glass flecked. Maybe a combo of both. Either way, its stunning for a yellow. I’ve never been partial to yellow but this would be on my top 3!
Firefly IMO goes on a lot better then Unicorn.
For any of the designs you could either do all fingers with the one ball of your choice ( or multiple balls ) or a fun alternative could be paint your thumb and ring finger in the ball of your choice and doing all others with a complimenting french tip.
For example if you like basketball, do the thumb and ring finger as the ball and all other with an orange tip maybe even go over the “smile” line with a black stripper to outline.
Another idea would be to do all the other tips with your favorite sports team’s colors!
Okay now for the breakdown of these designs. Basecoat all nails!
The baseball can be done two ways. After putting down your white polish you can either take a detail brush and go in a zig-zag like motion to make it appear threaded or just do the two lines curving in and then out again with a red stripper. If you attempt the zig-zag motion and you’re not used to doing detailed work, practice on paper until you’ve got a nice flow going. Also, if you don’t have a detail brush just try a toothpick. Finish with a top coat.
The tennis ball was very fun to make. I used a cosmetic sponge to sponge on the electric green. After that layer dries but still a little tacky I used the sponge again to sponge on a light layer of a very electric yellow (reminds me of a highlighter). I chose to sponge it so that it gives it more of a texturized look and feel. After those dry use a white stripper to make your tennis ball seams. The same as the baseball, it’s just two lines curving in-out-in. These are very easy, just go slower if you’re not too confident in your abilities. I didn’t finish with a top coat so that it has a fuzzy tennis ball like look.
For the basketball use a bold dusky orange. You may need 2-3 coats depending on the opaqueness of your polish. You could also do your second coat texturized like the tennis ball with a cosmetic sponge. I haven’t tried this method for the basketball, but it might look good. After you coats are dry add the curving in-out-in lines and then 2 intersecting lines to finish the look. Finish with a top coat.
So for the football paint you nail all brown 2-3 coats. After it dries use a white stripper to make one line down the middle and then some intersecting lines for the threads. Finish with a top coat.
As for top coats instead of a glossy one, you could also use a matte top coat to make them seem a little realistic. If you do use a matte top coat for the tennis ball I suggest doing this before the white lines, but it’s not a rule and it’s up to you. I suggest this so that the line are glossy over top the “fuzzy” ball.
- Baseball White: OPI “Alpine Snow”
- Red “Threads”: OPI “Color So Hot It Berns”
- Basketball Orange: OPI “Chop-Sticking To My Story”
- Black Stripper: L.A. Colors Art Deco “Black”
- Football Brown: Revlon “Hot For Chocolate”
- Tennis Ball Green: Sinful Colors “Irish Green”
- Tennis Ball Yellow: Sinful Color “Neon Melon”
- White Stripper: L.A. Colors Art Deco “White”
So as always you do not need the exact same brands that I use.
Since I did these designs on my nail wheel, I didn’t use a base or top coat. Normally if I was sporting this (XD) on my own nail I would use OPI Nail Envy for my base coat and either my Seche Vite Fast Drying Top Coat or my matte top coat Hard Candy “Matte-ly In Love”.
So I hoped you like these and leave a comment telling me what one you liked or your favorite sport/team. 😀