Monday, September 1, 2014

The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents: Geometric - Hipster Geometric

It is time to roll out a new NCC theme!  This month the NCC will be doing Geometric designs.  After last month's amazing manicures, I can't wait to see what the ladies come up with this month!

I am excited to share my first design! I was inspired by the Hipster nail plate from MoYou.  Not only are the colors perfect the geometric images are fantastic!

I started with two coats of Barry M Coconut

Next, I dry brushed Olive and Sugar Apple.

I added my images from Hipster 08 using Espresso. This was my first time stamping with this black and it is perfect! The matte effect looks really cool.

I decided to make it shiny!



I LOVE this design!  The colors and images are awesome!  I really love the triangle design.  Hopefully the rest of my designs come out this good!






Friday, August 29, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does: Dotting Week - My Dots

I decided to end the week with my dots.  This dotticure is what got my name in the nail world, introduced me to the fabulous Crumpet which led to me becoming part of The Digit-al Dozen.  I have so many good things attached to this design that all the bad, like how many times it has been stolen, is meaningless!  


As you can see, I changed up my colors this time.  I started with two coats of Nails Inc. Charlotte Street.

For my dots I used Royal Botanical Gardens, Regents Place and The Thames.



I love this color combo! I think it is the perfect way to end Dotting Week!





Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does: Dotting Week - Blah

Let's just call this blah and move on.  I am not even sure what I was doing.  I was mixing colors, thinking I would enter another design in a contest and lost my creativity.  I threw this together and I am disappointed in myself.   Blah!


Two coats of OPI Chopsticking To My Story, my favorite orange. It is not this bright in person.  It is a beautiful burnt orange.

I added my blah dots using Peace&Love&OPI and 50 Years of Style.



Blah!





Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does: Dotting Week - Circles

Today's dotticure is all about the circle! There is nothing like an easy design that looks amazing!  This is why I love dotticures!  Even someone with no nail art skills can pull off a dotticure!  When anyone asks me for an easy design I always recommend dots.  Even if your dots are not perfect or your lines are off, a dotticure will still look cool.  And I think mine looks awesome!


I started with a favorite, Essie Turquoise and Caicos.  I haven't used this polish in forever. It was always a go to Summer shade. 

For my dots I used Playa Del Platinum, Tart Deco and Urban Jungle.  I always pair Tart Deco and Turquiose and Caicos!  As you can see I added one dot and then circled it with each color.

I added a coat of Northern Lights.



I love these colors!  They look amazing together!





Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does: Dotting Week - Abstract Dots

I am ecstatic to share today's dotticure! I was going in one direction when I started and it turned into something completely different when I stopped.  I absolutely love the outcome!  It just looks unique!  I didn't know what to call the finished product so I went with abstract.


Again, I used some new lacquers.  For this dotticure I used some of my new Barry M Mattes, which I am completely in love with!
I started with two coats of Vanilla.

I used Malibu, Cancun, Waikiki and Rhossili to add my dots.  I started with these "v"s and I was going to fill in the spaces with different sized dots.  

Once I started adding the dots my plans changed.  I really liked the open space in the middle and felt that it had this funky feel.




Between the colors and the dot placement, I love how this looks!  I kind of reminds me of an animal print.  Whatever it is, I love it!



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