November 28, 2013

31 Day Challenge – Day 29 Inspired By The Supernatural (Know Your Symbols)

Hey guys! I'm back, sorry for taking so long to continue with my 31 day challenge designs. I've had problems with my latptop and I had to take it to get it repared. But I'm here now with a new design. The first I can think about when reading this theme is of course Supernatural the TV show, which I really like. I made a Supernatural inspired mani some time ago, Castiel nails to be accurate. This time I chose the symbols of the show.

I think this mani has been the quickest to make in some time. They were quite easy even if they look quite complex and elaborate, they were actually quite simple to do. Maybe the hardest thing to do was the design on my thumb because it had tiny details which took a bit longer than the rest.

I really like how they look and the matte just makes them... i don't know I like them mattified. These were the colors I used for this design, the matte top coat is from Flormar.

I hope you liked this design. I realise this is the second design in a row inspired by a TV show... I know I have an addiction problem but hey! the frist step is to accept it. Well I am nearly done with the challenge, I have lots of ideas to come so keep tuned! Happy polishing!

November 23, 2013

The Day Of The Doctor

Hi guys! Just as promissed I am posting a new design for today. Today is 23rd of November and it's Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary! As you all know I am a huge Doctor Who fan, you have all seen my previous Doctor Who nails. I had to celebrate this special occasion with a nail design didn't I?

I did an orange galaxy as a base and then painted a scarf inspired by the one the 4th Doctor used to wear during the sow. Then I just wrote HAPPY 50th as it was printed on the scarf. On my thumb I did the Doctor Who logo which turned out pretty good.

On my other hand I just did some candles with the same colors as the scarf but I wasn't able to take a good photo of my right hand, the pose looked weird and well I just gave up. For this design I have used tons of colors, just like always when I do galaxies as a base for other designs. These are all the colors used:

It's just a few hours until the 50th Anniversary special episode is on and I really can't wait!! I'm so excited. Is anyone else a whovian around here? Will you be watching it tonight? I hope you liked this design and have a nice day! Enjoy the episode if you are watching it and happy polishing!

November 22, 2013

Go Moustaches (Movember Nails)

Hey guys! I can't believe it's been that long... I mean nearly a week. I promisse I will try to compensate you. I will just say that tomorrow you will have another post, yes two posts in a row! Let's wait to see tomorrow's design and lets focus on the one I have today. Today's nails are for the Movember movement, which raises awareness of men's health issues. And of course I did moustaches, which is what all this is about.

It's just a simple design which turned out quite cute. It's the first time I've actually succeeded at paiting mustaches. I tried doing a Movember design last year and all the moustaches I tried doing turned out looking uneven and asymmetric. But these look good enough don't you thinkg?

I used brown as a base color and specially this one because it's neither too dark or too light and it contrasted perfectly with this gold sparkly polish from the same collection. These are the colors:

I hope you liked this simple design and I'm looking forward to continue with the 31 day challenge but that will have to wait a little because tomorrow's design is very special and has to be done tomorrow. WHO can guess?

November 17, 2013

31 Day Challenge – Day 28: Inspired By A Flag (Warholian Union Jack)

Hey guys! Today's theme for the 31 day Challenge was inspired by a flag. At first I thought I would do the Catalan flag but I already did it this September for the ''Diada Catalana''. I decided to represent my other half. As some of you may know I'm half English, so I decided to inspire my design in the Union Jack.

I decided to make the original flag and then I tried different color combinations, as if it was an Andy Warhol artwork. I tried to use really britght colors for the rest of the designs as I really want them to stand out. For the original flag I used the most accurate colors I found in my stash. These are all the colors I used in order of appearance:

The first color combination listed above is the one I used for my thumb.

What do you think about this colorful design? It wasn't easy to paint but I had lots of fun with all the different color combinations, they look very psychedelic. I hope you liked it too and that you had a wonderful weekend. Happy polishing!

November 14, 2013

31 Day Challenge – Day 27: Inspired By Artwork (Starry Night)

Hey guys! It seems I'm doing quite fine at the moment and not leting much time pass between each post. The end of the 31 day challenge is getting closer and I've finally arrived to one of the themes I was most excited about, inspired by artwork! I decided to make my own and simplified version of Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh.

I did my best to recreate a fantastic artwork. I guess everyone here is familiar with the painting, but just in case.. just in case I will post a photo here so you can see how my design doesn't make justice to one of my favorite artists.

I did what I could to recreate the effect even if the shapes aren't really accurate and as I didn't include the moon on the four nails I normally show you I decided to paint it on my thumb where I had more space.

These are the colors I used, not that much considering all the blue tones I needed but I just used my blue base color (Essence) and mixed it with other blues and black and white.

I hope you liked this design, I really enjoyed painting it and I'm quite happy of how it turned out. What do you think? Can't wait to create a new mani and end this amazing experience of the 31 nail art challenge. Happy polishing lovelies!

November 11, 2013

31 Day Challenge – Day 26: Inspired By A Pattern (Sherlock's Wall)

Hey guys! I am really happy to show you my first Sherlock related mani. It's been some time since I've wanted to do one and I found the perfect excuse! I inspired this design on the pattern on Sherlock's wall.

The design of course has been simplified to fit my nails and to make it less complex. If I hadn't done that it would have been a total mess. The actual design in the TV show is more complex than this.

This is just the first Sherlock design I've done but not the last. When the third season airs, let me think that will be like in 100 years time at this rythm, I'll probably do another one. I hope you enjoyed this design. Do you watch Sherlock (BBC), I have to admit I AM SHERLOCKED! I really recommend it. Have a nice week and happy polishing.

November 9, 2013

Lightning Tutorial

Hey guys! I can't keep my promisses and at this rythm november won't be as active as I wanted it to be. While I finish my next design which is taking me more than two hours to get done I'm posting this tutorial some of you have asked for. The lightning design which you can totally wear anytime and in fact isn't that difficult!

1. Paint your nails a base color, it can either be dark blue or even black.
2. Sponge a lighter blue making some path for the lightning to follow, this will create the effect that the lightning is actually illuminating your nail. I also added some darker blue to make some shades. It's better to use little pieces of spong and apply the color with tweezers.
3. Spong some dark pink or purple on random spots just to give the design some color
4. From the base of the nail to the tip create a line with white or light yellow. It has to be irregular so you don't need steady hands for this.
5. From the original line make one or two more in different directions. Remember to make them edgy like lightnings.
6. Apply top coat and you are ready to rock your nails.

These are the colors I used but you can try different combinations, purple base, black base and sponging with ligher colors. The possibilities are infinite!

I hope to see you try these out. If you do please let me know I would love to see your work, if you have an instagram just tag #thenailartshow or just put the link on the comments below so I can check them out! Happy polishing and keep tuned for my next design COMING SOON!

November 3, 2013

31 Day Challenge – Day 25: Inspired By Fashion (Eye On You)

Hey guys! I thought I could manage to do more than two designs for Halloween but I've celebrated it so hard with my friends I haven't done my nails until today! As I couldn't really do as many designs as I wanted, I sort of merged this challenge theme, fashion, with a halloweenish look.

I was inspired by a pair of leggings from my favorite online shop: ROMWE. I wish I had the legs to wear suspender leggings because I'm really in love with these.

I decided to make this design mattified because it looked more like it could be material like the leggings even if they are shiny nilon. I also tried to match the ye colors even if I didn't use them all I think they look pretty good.

This month hasn't been really active, I have noticed every month I do less designs... I have so much uni work to do! I'll try to make the most of it this month and make many designs! I'll finish the 31 day challenge soon and I will come with many new ideas. Happy polishing!