Art Deco Nails

I was playing around with lines and colors and I ended up with this:

Colors Used:

  • O.P.I: Fiercely Fiona
  • China Glaze: Solar Power
  • China Glaze: White on White

I took pictures, step by step, of how I did the design.  So I’ll hopefully have another post with a tutorial on how to do this.  But until ten, enjoy the pictures!  I never intended on making “Art Deco Nails” but they sort of just happened.

Well, I’ve been super busy lately, as you can tell by my lack of updating frequently.  But I promise I will try my best to update as often as I can!

♥ ☮

~LinZ

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Peace Nails! ☮

Hello!  I am more than just busy or stressed.  I have never been so out of control in my life.  There are SO many things that need to be done.  So this is just a quick nail design post.  I won’t really be able to say much about it.  But I couldn’t just NOT post something.

The base color is “Grape Juice” by China Glaze. 🙂

And I used Sally Hansen’s nail art pen in white to make the letters. 🙂

By the way, the thumb has a “P” on it, so it spells “PEACE”. lol.

I hope you like them!  I actually only kept them on for about a day.  Lol.  That happens WAY too often.

The pink and the green are super neon bright.  VERY colorful.  VERY psychedelic.

We could a use a little peace in our world. 🙂

I took pictures of my nails as I did each step of the design, so I might put up a tutorial later.

And I’m so tired.  I pulled an all-nighter last night.  Not healthy.  But it was necessary.

For a while, expect most updates on the weekends!~

♥ ☮

~LinZ

Vintage Nails

As I promised in my post, What’s Coming Soon, here is my Vintage Nail Design!

Products Used:

  • O.P.I:  You Don’t Know Jacques!
  • Konad Special Nail Polish:  Silver

The best thing about this design is that it is SO simple, but it has a really nice look about it.  When I was made the design, I wasn’t trying to make a vintage look, but when it was ll done, I looked at it and thought “vintage” described the style perfectly!

This photo on the left shows the silver flowers better. 🙂

To make this design, I started with three coats of “You Don’t Know Jacques!” and waited for it to dry. If you want to know more about this color, click my Review for it.

Then I used the Konad Special Nail Polish in silver, and using a flower design, I stamped on the silver flowers.

After applying the Konad polish, I made sure to wait until it was dry before putting on the top coat because other wise the flower designs will smear. Especially with the silver polish because then the base color (You Don’t Know Jacques!) will have a silver shimmer to it.  Unless that’s the look you’re going for!

And here are some more photos!

What’s kind of funny is that when I first did this design, I actually wasn’t too crazy about it.  But then it warmed up to me.  And then I really started loving it.  That happens to me a lot.  Or the reversal, when I like something and then I slowly start disliking.  That happens a lot, too. LOL.

I hope everyone in the U.S. enjoys Labor Day Weekend, and everyone else in the world, enjoy your weekend!

♥ ☮

~LinZ

Valentine’s Nails ♥

Well.  It is September.  Is it odd that I have a Valentine’s Day nail design when it’s not even remotely close to February 14?  Well, I have an excuse.  This nail design was actually one of my submissions for PHD’s Nail Design Challenges.  You can check out the nail challenge entries for that week HERE!

Products Used:

  • China Glaze: Ruby Pumps
  • Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen: White

The design was super easy.  It’s hardly a design at all!  Lol.  I only used one nail color, but I guess technically there was still a thought process behind the nails, so it’s a design.

First, I painted my nails three coats of  Ruby Pumps, then in the center of each nail (excluding the fourth), I applied a large rhinestone.  On the fourth nail I made a rhinestone heart out of small, silver rhinestones.  I enjoyed that.  Lol.  I wrote the “Love” using the white Sally Hansen’s Nail Art Pen.

I don’t know if I’ll put an entire review on this product or not.  Maybe one day I will.  But for now, I’ll just tell you the important things.

I got it at Walgreens for about $8.  I’m pretty sure that was the price.  With this nail art pen, make sure you shake it well, BUT after shaking, open it SLOWLY, otherwise it’ll spray everywhere… I talk from personal experience.  And the product washes off with water, which is good, in case you make a mistake, but that means you HAVE to put a top coat over it.

So that’s what I did.  After I wrote “Love” I put on a top coat, and I was done! 🙂

♥ ☮

~LinZ

Yellow With Black Dots Nails

So… what happens when I try to be patriotic for my school?  This happens:

Colors used:

  • China Glaze: Solar Power
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear: Black Out

So, yeah.  My school’s colors are black and gold.  So I came up with this design.  It’s simple, but sometimes the simplicity of something makes it beautiful.  Not saying that this design is beautiful, BUT I think if I added something to it, I would ruin in.  Half of a design is to know when to STOP.

As far as doing the design, it was super easy.  I first painted my nails “Solar Power” which is the yellow color.  I used three coats.  If you want to know more about this color, click my Review and check it out!  Then, using my homemade dotting tool (a bobby pin), I made a large dot in the center of each nail, using “Black Out”, then I made the dots go from large to small, putting them in a swerving direction.  It’s easiest to just look at the photo for the way I did the dots. 🙂  And then I added a large-ish, silver rhinestone on the fourth nail, on top of the large, center dot.  You know how much of love rhinestones… I obviously couldn’t do without them. 😀

And I lastly put on Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat.  That’s why my nails are so shiny!  I just got hat top coat yesterday, and I’ll have a review on it maybe tomorrow, but in short, I love it!  Before Seche Vite I just used some cheap top coat, but it makes a difference to use a nice one.

OH!  And I know I don’t mention this every time (or anytime? I don’t know/remember), but I ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS use a base coat and a top coat WHENEVER I paint my nails.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  🙂  Thought I’d get that out there.

I got “Solar Power” from Sally Beauty Supply and I got “Black Out” at Walgreens.

This was a short one today, guys.  I don’t know if you like the short, simple ones, but I’m going to apologize for its shortness anyway.  I just have that everlasting headache you get when you’re sleep-deprived.  But it’s the weekend, and I can catch up on some Zzzz’s.

♥ ☮
~LinZ

Funky Pink and Black Nails

I’m back with another nail design that I did not too long ago.  Maybe a month.  I have all these photos of nail designs that I’ve done, and now I can share them with the world through my blog.

This nail design is very… glittery. 🙂  And sparkly. 😀

First my nails looked like this:

And then I decided I wanted all my nails to match, so I redid the fourth finger to match the others.  And then to give the design a little something, a little “je ne sais quoi,” I added a rhinestone to each nail!  I love my rhinestones.  I hope you know that.  So this is what my nails ended up looking like:

Polishes used:

  • Sally Hansen HD Hi-Definition: Byte
  • It’s So Easy Stripe Rite: Silver
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear: Black Out

I really like this design!  It’s simply, but it’s nice.  And I love the color combination.  I have ALWAYS thought black and pink went well together.

So, first I just applied “Byte” as a base color.  I waited for Byte to dry.  Then I used “Black Out” on the tips of my nails, like a French manicure. Wait for that to dry.  Then I used the Silver glitter polish.  It has a thin brush so it’s easy to make a nice clean line.  Lastly, I added the rhinestones.  And obviously I applied a base and top coat.  I never mention that I use a base and top coat, but I always do, and I think it’s obvious!

Now, these nails are kind of a wild French manicure.  The hot pink and black combo kind of makes it look punk-chic.  SO.  In my opinion, this would be really cool for prom, if it you have a black dress, especially if it’s accented with pink.  It’s a daring nail design. 😀 Do you agree?

♥ ☮

~LinZ

Rhinestone Mania

I’m back!  And tired.  And sad.  Seven hours of driving takes a lot out of you.  And now my sister is all settled in her dormitory.  And now I’m alone.  But I guess it’s just another part of life and growing up.  Anyway, you aren’t here to hear about my personal problems, you’re here for rhinestones!

I love rhinestones.  Simple as that.  But if you put too many on one nail, it looks gaudy.  But if that’s the look you’re going for, then by all means, go ahead. Rhinestones give that extra “je ne sais quoi.”  Which is French for “I don’t know what,” but is used in English as a way of describing a quality that makes something distinctive or attractive,  a “certain something”.  For example, “She has a certain je ne sais quoi about her.” 😀  I love saying that phrase.  And I have an excuse because I’m half-French! Ha!

Can you tell that I love this color?  I’ve been obsessed with it lately.  It’s China Glaze’s Turned Up Turquoise (Neon).  If you want to know more specifics about this color, go to my post for Autumn Tree Nails.  I have a good paragraph describing the color. But I will quickly say that my camera is unfortunately incapable of capturing the true color of this polish. It’s Turned Up TURQUOISE. It looks strictly BLUE in the photo. But it’s actually more green than blue in real life. Just trust me when I say that it’s a really nice color.

Now, the rhinestones, they’re different sizes.  Which was done purposely. 🙂  I got them at Walgreens. They’re the kind with the sticky back to them, so you just stick them on your nail, but I took off the little stickers, because I like putting on my rhinestones the way I always do.

Anyhow. Rhinestones add bling, glam, and bedazzle to your nails!  And they’re good attention getters!  If you want your nails to be noticed, bedazzle them with rhinestones!

My favorite rhinestone to use is the classic silver, which is seen in these photos.  I think this is most people’s favorite.  And it’s classic for a reason.  It goes with ANY nail color or design you have!  VERY versatile.  I LOVE IT!

I only have one rhinestone wheel and the rhinestones I got from Walgreens.  I got the wheel at a kiosk in the mall, for a really good price, but unfortunately, that kiosk is gone.  If I would have known that, I would have stocked up. Haha.  So I’m pretty limited when it comes to rhinestones.  But I LOVE them and I WANT them, but the only other place I know of that has them is Sally’s, and that store is so darn expensive.  I refuse to pay $12 for a wheel that only has a few stones that I would use up like water.  So, yeah, I have to go find some place that has some good prices.  Because I would LOVE to have some star-shaped and some heart-shaped stones!

♥ ☮

~LinZ

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