Sunday, February 17, 2013

NOTD Snakeskin inspired by soguesswhat11

So it's been a few weeks since my last post and I don't feel like my nails have grown at all since then. That's okay though because they are still short and sassy! This NOTD was inspired by Gina of soguesswhat11 on youtube and her most recent tutorial called Blue Iguana. I hadn't intended on trying this out so soon even though I loved the mani I had planned on doing it as close to her tutorial as possible since I'm a blue addict. The plan changed when I tried Revlon Bare Bones and that color just did not look right on me at all. It is a nice color but it just washed me out and needed a little something extra to pep it back up. Following the tutorial I used the same plate from Shany and technique but used Maybelline Bold Gold and then also used Wet n Wild Black Creme. I just love how this turned out and could see this working with so many great color combinations. This color combination seemed really realistic to me because they seem a lot like snake colors more so than blue. But I will be trying that blue combo out soon too!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

NOTD Cult Nails Fetish and Tempest

So, I have been noticeably absent for the past few weeks aside from a few posts and trust me I am seriously bummed by this. I miss painting my nails soo much! My nails are still painted but I have only been getting to paint them about once a week because my work schedule has been so insane. One more week and I can go back to a normal nail schedule! On top of all this and it's old news from the pictures but I am still super sad with my nubby nails. Last Sunday when I filed them down though decided to make them super sassy to cheer me up with some Cult Nails!

I received my order of the new collection last weekend plus they included a sweet hand drawn and colored birthday card which was just the sweetest thing ever. Tempest is a one coat white which I have been anticipating for months and just could not wait to try it out for some stamping. I also used Fetish which is a black polish that is good in two coats and dries to a leather finish and I absolutely love this polish! I stamped Tempest onto Fetish and used Gals plate GA32. Those plates are a little on the short side so I figured it would be a perfect time to use them on my nubbin nails plus animal print just adds to the sass! I top coated with a layer of seche vite which of course makes Fetish lose it's leather finish but I left it as is on the accent nail and added a couple blue rhinestones from my Cult Nails nail art wheel.

Exactly why I love Cult Nails because of their sweet personal touch!