Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Pure Ice

 I saw this at Wal-mart the other day I had to pick it up. Just so I could give it a whirl. This is "Art in Motion" a new collection from Pure Ice.

First you paint your nails a thick coat of "Platinum," which would be the white polish. Once that has completely dried, you get to decide which way you would like to paint on the black polish. You can paint the polish, side-ways, straight, diagonal, or a mixture of both. When you paint on the black polish, it will begin to crackle and the white base coat will began to change colors. The color the polish changes depends on the kind of "Art in Motion" polish you buy. The polish I bought was a purple color so I ended up with light, very pretty purple color! I really like the new Pure Ice collection. However, I could have achieved the same look with a regular Pure Ice polish and Crackle. Over all I liked the way my manicure turned out and the effect was very cool.

Love and Nail Poliah,

Monday, June 11, 2012

Splatter Paint

After, wanting to do this design for a few months, I finally decided to try out the splatter paint design. I wish I could say this design is as easy as it sounds. However, it was not. Most of it is just trial and error and figuring out what works for you.

Colors I Used:
Base Coat: "Love" from Pure Ice
Splatter Nails: "880 Black Heart" Sally Hansen, "Free Fall," "Vineyard," and "Silver Mercedes" from Pure Ice
Accent Nail: "Free Fall" from Pure Ice and "Party of Five Glitter" from Wet N' Wild

How I did It:
Describing how I did this design is rather easy. You will need at least 3 polishes, an index card and straws. First, paint your nails a base coat and let them dry. Next, place a glob of each polish on to an index card. Then, dip the end of the straw into the polish, place the straw directly over your nail and blow. The paint should splatter over your nail. Then you take acetone and remove any of the polish that didn't land on your nail. I made a few changes to this, because I said before this is a design that is trial and error. First change I made was I coated the skin around my nail with Vaseline. The Vaseline helped with removing the polish around my nail. Because all I had to do was wipe the Vaseline and off came the polish. The other change I made was I painted the polish directly on to the straw. I tried dipping the straw into the glob on the index card. But it didn't work like I wanted and painting a thick layer on the straw worked better. That's all the changes I made, however, I also notice the thinner the polishes were the easier they were to work with. But any polish will do.
Over all this design worked well. I love the way it turned out!!! I would love to hear if you found some other easier ways to create this design, so feel free to comment!

Love and Nail Polish,

Oh my oh so very sweet boyfriend also painted my toes to match my nails!! Didn't he do such a wonderful job!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Nails for my Cousin's Wedding!!!

This weekend I attended my cousin's wedding! I wore the same dress I wore for my boyfriend's graduation. But I wanted a different nail design. So this is what I came up with. This design is super cute, very easy and I received lots of compliments.

Base Coat- "Blue Collar" from Orly Index, & Pinkie Finger- "Magic" and "Best Friend" from Pure Ice and "Bright Orange" from Fine Tip from L.A Color.
Thumb, Middle and Ring Finger- "Cracked Gold" from Salon Perfect

Love and Nail Polish,