Saturday, May 28, 2011

Hot Pink Lightening

This one kind of reminds me of Pink Ranger.  It's a simple design using tape again.

I've been so busy lately, I haven't had the time to do much with nails.  But here's a quick and easy one until I find time to do some more.

You will need:
  • NYC Greenwich Village
  • Color Club Smoke and Mirrors (matte)
  • Tape & Scissors

1.  I started with a metallic silver base.

2.  Cut out triangular shaped pieces of tape.  When the polish is dry, tape off the tip of your nail in a way that looks like a lightening bolt.  I did it on a diagonal. (Again, stick the tape on your arm before you tape it to your polish to prevent it from pulling off the polish.)

3. Paint over with a bright hot pink (or any colour you'd like).  The tape will give you a clean line underneath.

4.  Peel off the tape and you'll find a surprise =)

I like wearing this look with black usually (instead of the hot pink).  I felt like I should wear a bright colour so I chose hot pink.  I'm going to bed.  Got a race tomorrow ;)

- SheNailedMe

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Electric tape

Use tape to get easy clean lines.  You can make many different looks with tape and this is just one of them.  You have to make sure your base polish is completely dry before you put tape over it.  The other tip is to also stick the tape on your skin first so the oils on your skin make the tape less sticky but sticky enough to stay on the nail.  Otherwise, you'll pull the polish off with the tape.

You will need:
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Blue Me Away!
  • Color Club Smoke and Mirrors
  • Tape and Scissors

1.  Paint a metallic base.  I'm loving Smoke and Mirrors from Color Club.  It's a matte polish and very metalic.

2.  Cut thin strips of tape.  Arrange the tape any way you'd like.  I make an "H" shape.

3.  Paint over the whole thing with another colour and take the tape off.

That was easy!  There's lots you can do with tape.  I'll show some other tape designs soon.

Happy Victoria Day long weekend!

- SheNailedMe

Monday, May 16, 2011


My boyfriend likes Keroppi.  'Nuff said.  You're gonna need a really steady hand and a lot of time.

You will need:
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On
  • Jordana Lemon Tropic
  • Jordana Black
  • Jordana Island Fuchsia
  • Jordana Electric Blue
  • Wet N Wild Red Red
  • Rimmel Cafe Au Lait
  • Rimmel Top Coat
  • Thin paintbrush (couldn't find mine so I did the details with a dotting tool)
That's a lot of polish!

1. White base.  Nice and simple.  I didn't realize how streaky I had the base =S

2.  Paint on green horizontal and vertical lines to make a checkered pattern.  This will be the pattern for all the nails.

3.  Let's paint Keroppi's head.  Paint a dome shape on the tip with green.

4.  Make 3 white circles overlapping the green dome.

5.  Outline Keroppi's head with black.  I outline after painting the inner colour because I find it easier.  Don't forget to give him rosey cheeks!

 6.  Not sure what this guy is called.  It looks like a ghost... or a tissue.  Anyway, you start off with the white shape.  Then the red bow.  And finish off by outlining/drawing in black.

 7.  Keroppi has a snail friend?  Start off with the snail body and head, then the blue shell, then the white eyes, and finally outline/draw in black.

 8. Football shaped head, white eye balls and white body.  Red stripes for his shirt.  Outline it all in black.

9.  Oh look!  A red swirl for a sun.

I think this took me way too long to do because I didn't have my thin paintbrush.  I did it all with a dotting tool.  Make sure you wait for the polish to dry (or close to it) before you outline with black.  The lines will be cleaner.  I used pictures on google as reference.

Have fun =)

- SheNailedMe

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sprinkled Pink

Pink sparkly tips!  Sparkles are very forgiving when it comes to accuracy.  That's why I love using sparkles because they're easy to use for a design.  The only part that is a drag is getting rid of it after.  But it sure looks great while it's on =)  This design almost looks like a pink gradient tip.

You will need:
  • Jordana Island Fuchsia
  • Sinful Colors Pinky Glitter
  • Rimmel Clear
  • Rimmel Top Coat

1.  Paint a pink tip.  You don't have to be super neat because the glitter should hide any mistakes.

2.  Paint starting just past the tip with glitter.

3.  Now go over the glitter with another coat.  Again, start a little past what you just painted.

4.  This step is optional.  While the glitter polish is still wet, add some sparkling decorations.  I added 2 glitter hearts to the side.  If you're finding it hard for the glitter to stick, paint a fresh clear coat for the decals to stick on.

5.  Go over everything with a top coat to blend it all together.

If you pick a glitter polish that is of the same tint as the tip colour, it will look better.  It's my first time wearing Sinful Colors glitters on my natural nails.  I haven't had much luck finding a glitter polish that doesn't chip the next day.  We'll see what this looks like tomorrow.

- SheNailedMe

Friday, May 13, 2011

Turquoise Night

One of my younger cousins is graduating from high school very soon.  Congrats girl!  Her dress is gorgeous and I was inspired to do something similar to the colours in her dress.  I hope she doesn't mind.  It's actually a really easy effect to do.

You will need:
  • China Glaze For Audrey
  • Wet n Wild Sapphire
  • Sinful Colors Hottie
  • Rimmel Top Coat
  • Makeup sponge

1.  Paint a turquoise base.

2.  Dab on some dark blue on a makeup sponge.  The better quality the sponge, the less clumps you will get.  Don't put on too much or you won't be able to create a good gradient effect.

3.  Dab the sponge on the nail starting from the tip.  You want the tip to the be the darkest and then fading towards the cuticle.

 4.  You should have something like this by the end of it.  Don't worry about being messy.

5.  Messiness is no problem because a glitter polish over the whole thing will pull it together.  I'm using Sinful Colors in Hottie.  It's sort of a dupe for OPI's Katy Perry Collection in Last Friday Night.

6.  Add a top coat to blend it all together.

I love the colours!  I often do the sponging effect over naked nails instead because I find it's a little more tamed.  But hey, it's grad and you wanna stand out! ^^

Congrats again Mandy!

- SheNailedMe