So after my last manicure was destroyed in less than an hour I knew I had to do something quick and simple as I needed to go out in less than an hour. I was still in the mood for some geometric nails so I bit my toungue and did some freehand chevrons. It came out surprsingly good IMO.
As with the last manicure, this manicure also had layers of polish layered at the tip. But I was way smarter this time! I used more opaque polishes which resulted in less coats of polish needed 😀
I think I did this manicure in under 30 minuted from start to finish! *so proud*
Of course when it came to painting my right hand, I had to change it up a bit. I tried doing a triangle on my tip but it came out quite funky. So I did a fish-tail chevron instead. Not too bad eh!
Hello! I’m back!
Sorry I’ve been away for so long 😦 Life was really wuite hectic. I painted my nails most of the time that I was away; not as much as I did though.
Today I have a tape manicure inspired by the ever wonderful Pshiiit. I spotted this manicure
a while ago but haven’t came around to do it as tape manicures and I aren’t the best of friends. Well, it turned out relatively well.
I say relatively well because I managed to get the basic shapes of the manicure down. Not perfect like Pshiit’s obviously. I need to work more on my tape manicures.
There is one thing about tape manicures that I really do not like – my tips would be really thick after I am done with the full manicure; and this manicure was no different. I actually forgot about the polish being thick and still dent-able and went about my business which resulted in a big dinge in more than one nail. So, I did what I could – remove it. after just 30 minutes =.=
I’ve got some ladybugs for you today! or do you call them lady birds?
Regardless what you call them, they are the cutest little insects that I have seen so far! I always liked them since I was young but they move so quickly that it’s hard to snap a photo of them.
When I decided that I wanted to do ladybug nails, all I could think of were big ladybug accent nails. but as I slowly looked through google image gallery, I saw this cute manicure
by Mich from The Polish Well and thought it would be really fun to replicate. And so I did!
As much as this manicure looks quite complicated, it is actually really easy! All you need are dotting tools and probably a toothpick for the smallest dot for them mini eyes.
Of course you will also need a lot of patience and be extremely careful if not you’ll smudge the little eyes like I did D:
Since I did my first floral manicure last month, I just can’t get enough of doing flowers on my nails! Of course, it being spring and dozens of floral manicures popping up everywhere doesn’t really help. Heh.
This time the overall look of my manicure is more vintage than I usually would do. The colors are a tad muted, like how an old piece of cloth would look faded after many years of wear.
At first I was quite hesitant to do roses because, well, they don’t turn out right every time. But I guess, as much as these roses look quite messy, it actually adds to the look 😛
My collegue recently came back from Hong Kong and from her travels she bought me small vials ‘caviar beads’. When I saw it, I was really tempted to do the once super popular caviar nails but seeing how small the vials are (3/4 inch tall) I decided to go simple.
I actually quite like this simple manicure. The pink and gold channeled punk princess to me, which makes wearing pink more fun to me.
When I was finished with this manicure I had only one worry – that the little beads would pop off easily. To my surprise, they lasted 3 days on my nails! I ended up picking them off just for fun.
By the way, do you notice anything different? No? Look closer.
My nails are not only shorter but they are now rounded off! I have decided to take up rock climbing and one of the safety requirements is that you should have short nails. So chop chop and here I am. As much as I am not used to them yet, I am liking them so far 🙂
When you are lazy but still want to paint your nails, this is one of the easiest manicures you can do for yourself! All you need are 2 complementary nail polishes and a striper polish. and 20 minutes later – voila!
Goegeous nails! LOL
I have actually done this technique before but somehow forgotten about it until I saw it on instagram quite a while back. I love how this manicure is really simple and how the little black down the middle helped ‘elongate’ my short nails 😀