Friday, December 11, 2009

Nails Did

Alright. So I've been getting bugged to put some of these photos online so here they are. Recently I've gotten quite into nail art and have been doing my nails about once a week (depending on how fast I ruin them). Inspiration comes from anything from Japan, to art, to food, to my favorite nail blog The Daily Nail. So I guess I'll post these weekly or more depending on how good they are or if they look like barf - however I do have a picture that you'll see below that looks like clown barf...gross. Oh and I apologize in advance for the blurry pics...maybe I'll start taking them with an actual camera in the future instead of an iPhone. But probably not, because that would mean more effort on my part.

Tuxedo French Manicure

So simple. Start it off with a clear base coat and draw your french with either plain white polish or a french pen. Then draw a black line above it with either a brush or nail art pen. Add two rhinestones, top it off with top coat and taa daa.


Stripey Stripey!

Base is Opi's Linkin Park After Dark. Then the stripes are made with nail art pens in any colours you like. I just tried to think rainbow. Pull them out from the corner so that you can stud it with a rhinestone. This was actually one of my favorite designs. Very Jem and the Holograms get blinged.

Got my Period?

AHAHA. That was the first thing that came to my head so that's what they shall be called. I really hope one day someone comes to me and says: Hey Niki, can you do that got my period for me?

Awesome. So basic french manicure and nail art pens for the stripes. Top off with glitter and a rhinestone.

Sad Clown Barf

Seriously, what was I thinking? Well I'll tell you. I WANTED polka dots. Something simple and cute like this only it turned into a hot mess. Mostly because I started to smudge the second I started dotting. I thought adding rhinestones may help it but people, rhinestones dont cure everything. And I had a party to go to was so shameful, I was in the car with nail polish remover and tears on the way. Anyway I'm not even going to tell you how to do these because you wont want to. Unless its to mock me and in which I hate you in advance.

Bedazzle my Jean Jacket!

I actually kind of like these. They were the followup to Clown Barf. Base is Opi's Linkin Park After Dark then some fancy press on sticker chrome things I found at Shoppers Drug Mart with some blue and turquoise rhinestones.

Cherry Blossoms

This actually looks JUST like the mural I painted for my living room which is currently sitting against the wall because Ben doesn't want to switch the Mondrian picture for mine because he's jealous of its awesomeness.

These were for Dan's wedding. Base is Opi's The Thrill in Brazil with basic white and black nail art pens.

Faberge Fab

I think these were supposed to be flowers and then I realized I totally used the wrong colors and they ended up looking like a Faberge Egg. Whatever. They're okay. Base is Opi's The Thrill in Brazil with gold and black nail art pens.

Mondrian Nails

These are modeled after nails on The Daily Nail. Total rip off. But love them. They also took the good part of 2 hours. Yep. 2 hours. All done with nail art pens and they came out quite lovely!

Berry Berry!

These are my strawberry nails which are Ben's favorite although apparently they give him hives *liar*. Opi's The Thrill in Brazil topped off with green and black nail art pens and a green rhinestone.

They were pretty great though and I'd do them again.

Rising Suns

I really should have done these from the middle and out instead of the corner but live and learn! These were pretty much ruined in a day anyway because I had to get cheese off a fondue pot and the scouring pad took my left hand with it. Well...only the nail polish. So these were my one day manicure! Opi's The Thrill in Brazil for the Red, Opi's Happy Anniversary for the glittler white and gold nail art pen for the lines.

Liney Boxey

Interconnecting boxes with nail art pens on top of Rimmel Green with Envy. Its actually more of a turquoise in person.
Its my current nails art did.

Put the Cupcake in Mah Belly

I used to love hostess cupcakes when I was a kid. Then I realized that chocolate was gross so I stopped loving them. Anyway...these are a homage to my long lost love of the h.cupcake. Maybe then I'll have to do a homage to my long lost love of the ketchup chip! But probably not. Base is Rimmel's Torrid with white nail art pen on top.

Jenn's Holiday Bonanza

I did these nails for my friend Jenn for the Boozemas party. Base is The Thrill in Brazil with nail art pens in gold, green and white on top and a yellow rhinestone.


Anonymous said...

you forgot to mention that I put your ring on for good measure - to make sure that it was in every photo!

<3 Jenn

Lord Ben said...

Does that mean I'm married to Jenn too?

Niki* said...

No... But maybe engaged

Daily Nail said...

I LOVE how the Hostess ones turned out!!! (The other ones, too, but I've told you that already! :-P)

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