Monday, August 29, 2011

Dot Gradient

Very simple and very wearable.  Enough said!

You will need:
  • Revlon in Peach Petal
  • Joe in Orchid
  • Wet n Wild Mega Last in Soul Mate
  • Joe in Faded Violet
  • Rimmel Nail Tip Whitener
  • Top coat of your choice
  • Dotting tool
When I picked the colours for dotting, I decided on purple dots and then selected 3 shades of purple.

 1.  Start off with a base colour.

2.  Start with the darkest shade.  Dot in a straight line across the nail.

 3.  Continue dotting a row.  Each row should get lighter than the last.  I finished my rows with white dots.  Don't forget to top coat!

There you go!  I think I will be sporting this one often.

- SheNailedMe

Monday, August 8, 2011

Galaxy in my Hands

Been seeing this look on Tumblr and wanted to try it out.  I love this but I would have to sport this in the fall/winter months.

You will need:
  • Jordana in Black
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Blue Me Away!
  • Jordana in Lemon Tropic
  • Wet n Wild Mega Last in Soul Mate
  • Wet n Wild Wild Shine in Sapphire Blue
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Strobe Light
  • Seche Vite Top Coat
  • Makeup sponge (or any dense sponge)

1.  Black base!  You can probably use another colour for a base but black looks best.

 2.  Put a drop of blue (Blue Me Away) on a piece of paper.  Dab the corner of your sponge in it and then dab off any excess on the paper.

3.  Carefully dab/sponge on the blue.  Do it in a messy pattern.  It doesn't matter if you're clean or not.

 4.  Using the same sponge, dip it in pale pearly green (Lemon Tropic).  I dabbed on the edges of the blue.

 5.  Next is a pearly purple (Soul Mate).  I dabbed this one over randomly to create some depth.

 6.  I used a pearly dark blue (Sapphire Blue) to balance it all out.

7.  Finally, I topped it off with some glittery polish (Strobe Light).  Remember to top coat to seal it on in =)

Now you have the galaxy in your hands.  This is actually a fairly simple design to do.

Some tips:
You should wait for the black to dry before proceeding with sponging.  Also, I used the same sponge for all the colours.  I'm not sure if that makes a difference but the colours seem to blend better.  And finally, you can also create larger stars by using a dotting tool and white polish.  Just dot on a few random large stars.

It's a tough one to remove from your nails but at least it looks good while it's on =P

Hope you liked this one!

- SheNailedMe

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Bridal Bling

I was inspired by my friend Marianne to do these nails.  A simple white tip manicure with some sparkle and bling.
I'm so happy for you Marianne and can't wait for your wedding in September!  Love you!!

You will need:
  • Color Club in Alabaster
  • Kiss Nail Art Paint in Silver
  • Jordana in Crystal Glitter
  • Seche Vite Top Coat
  • Manicure tape
  • Clear nail gems
  • Glitter

1.  Using the manicure tape, tape off the length of white you would like to have for your french tip.  Paint over it, and remove.

 2.  Then with a thin paintbrush, paint a silver glittery line where the white ends.  You can top coat the whole nail and leave it if you prefer to not have glitter in the next steps.

 3. Paint over just the white tip with a glittery nail polish.  While it's still wet, dip the tip of the nail in some glitter.  Blow and tap off the excess.

 4.  Put a dot of clear polish on the side of the white tip.  Then put a clear gem on it.  Top coat the whole nail twice to smooth out the glitter and secure the gem.

A simple french tip with a little bling.  Hope you liked it.