Friday, January 19, 2018

26 Great Nail Art Ideas Presents ~ Embellished or 3D

Hello Dahlings!

This time we have embellished or 3D manis to show you!

I did this...

 I decided to try something totally new to me...3D gel nails!
I've been using gel for my protective enhancements for several years
& I've used gel polish for vacation manis before,
but I've never used it for nail art.
I usually use regular polish for the art over the gel.
I got the idea/instructions from this video on sweater nails
from Nail Career Education.
You can get a similar look using matte & texture polishes,
it will just take longer to do & may not last as long as gel.

 Here's the sad news...the 2 colors of gel I used are no longer available. 

Bundle Monster neon purple gel polish.
(I got this in a set, but the current purple is more blue leaning.)

CH Nail 017 from Born Pretty Store.
(BPS doesn't even carry luminous/gitd gel polish anymore,
but Amazon does HERE I haven't tried this polish yet, but I plan to do so.)

(I got the set as no-wipe tc is supposed to work with powders.)

Not pictured ~
Unt Ready for Take Off peel off base coat
(I used 2 coats & this way I won't have to soak my skin in acetone
or spend hours filing to remove this mani next week.)

Sensationail Base & Top Gel Coat
(available at drugstores)

clear acrylic powder
(I got mine at Sally's Beauty Supply, but you can find it online.)

a teeny tiny brush for painting with the gel
(I got mine on Amazon, but any nail art brush will do.)

The texture isn't any worse than wearing regular texture polish
& less textured than some of my polishes.

 This is why I didn't use the luminous gel polish for the base color.
I wanted the 3D part to show in the dark

>^. .^<

 Ciri...that's MY pizza, not yours!

Diva, dahling, this is cute, but won't work once you're full grown.
(My laptop flips into a tent to be just a monitor,
but it isn't that large a space under there. LOL)

Thanks for stopping by
& please visit the others 
for more Great Nail Art Ideas!
~ Inky

Friday, January 5, 2018

26 Great Nail Art Ideas Presents ~ Metallic + One Colour

Happy New Year, Dahlings!

This time we have manis featuring a metallic & one color of polish.

I did this...

 We actually had a white Christmas this year.
The news said it had been about 20 years since the last one.

 The Lady Varnishes Second Star To The Right

Not shown here ~

 I love Kirsten's glow in the dark polishes!
They give me warm feels every time I wear them. <3 font="">
She also does custom orders!
Every time I want one of her polishes
& it doesn't have the gitd add-on option,
I contact her & for a nominal fee s
he adds the gitd color of my choice.

>^. .^<

 Diva is growing like a lil black weed!
This pic is about 2 weeks old
& he's doubled in size since we took him in.
He's still full of piss & vinegar when he's not in snuggle mode. 

Thanks for stopping by
& please check out
what the others have been up to!
~ Inky