September 10, 2014

Teal Glitter!

This is one of my favorite nail combinations and for some reason I have never posted pictures of it.  Don't ask me why, cause I couldn't tell ya.

It is really simple just two colors; China Glaze Kinetic Candy and Northern Star Polish Antares.  What makes this awesome is the glitter.  Oh how I love you Antares.  In fact this is the only indie polish I own.  I saw this on pinterst and had to have it.  I have a tiny bottle, it was all I could afford, and I horde it!

 See, I said it was pretty.  I am sorry, these pictures are all indoors and so you don't see they lovely sparkle, so just imagine how truly amazing this glitter is!

Don't forget to help raise awareness for Ovarian cancer!


September 3, 2014

Don't Let Awareness Fade

Okay, this is what I did last night and I am really rather proud of it!  The design is based on one by Nail Polish Anon.  I saw it on a Pintrest board and had to try it myself.  Luckily I had teal loose glitter in my stash. . .

Ovarian Cancer Awarenss

So I used Julep Lissa, Essie Where's My Chauffer?, and Nina Ultra Pro French White.

Ovarian Cancer Awarenss

To help with cleanup I used a technique that has been going around on the web for the first time.  You use Elmer's Glue around the nail and you a bit of a ways up your finger (I tried to find the original person, but there are so many.  Google it if you need clarification).  After I sponged my design and everything tried I just peeled off the for clean-up!  This made it so much easier to do this technique and I much more likely to do gradients in the future!  (In fact I have an idea for later. . .)

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This is what it looks like in the shade.

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I really love this design!  Remember to spread awareness for Ovarian Cancer!  Be aware of the symptoms as there is no screening test for it.  You have to be proactive and aware of your body.

September 2, 2014

Color Swirl

August has been. . . well. . . August.  There has been a ton of things going on for me and I am hoping September will slow down a bit. . .

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.  I like to have several teal nail art designs for this month to honor my dear Aunt Lori who passed away in May of last year and to help raise awareness of the 5th deadliest cancer for women.  Pink isn't the only cancer women face.

So this is a design is a bit more subdued in the teal.  There are other colors in play here.  I thought a subtle from the vault design might be what I needed to get this started.  (My next design is a bit more in your face)

I used three colors all of which are from Julep; Lissa, Vicki, and Beverly.  These colors are all from their July Poolside Collection.

I used my favorite way to do water marbling for my accent nails.

This color scheme is so summery and fun with some teal pride!  I hope you like and you rock it yourself!