Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sponged Ombre Triangles

Hi there! I have had this manicure in my head for the longest time and finally decided to execute it. I tried a few things for the triangles, first i tried to make a stencil out of tape which didn't work so well. Next, I just taped off individual triangles but that took forever..

In the end, I just sponged without tape using the corner of a make up sponge and that worked much better and faster. Since I was going to be outlining with my nail art brush it worked out perfectly. 

This was a fun manicure to do, intricate and time consuming but very worth it.

I really like the way this manicure turned out, I just wish that I had made the colors a bit more bold especially since I went with black to outline them. I am going to give this one another go in a few weeks to try and perfect it! Thanks for reading friends, I hope you enjoyed this one :)

Alaina xoxo

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Nothing Else Metals

Hello my beautiful friends! The other day I wasn't feeling so good so to cheer me up my honey surprised me with a new nail polish. He did a great job picking because it's a polish that I've wanted for a while but didn't have and the color is so pretty. It is not easy buying nail polish for me considering I have Hundreds of bottles.
Essie Nothing Else Metals is a metallic silver/purple and it is my new favorite to stamp with. NEM stamped like a dream and I can't wait to try the other shades from this collection  

I used Mash plate Mash-49 to add the stars on a black base which is one coat of Orly Liquid Leather, the best black polish on the market.

I am obsessed with these nails, I planned on doing 4 or 5 different manicures in one sitting to get some back up posts started but I stopped at this one. Hahaha this is way too pretty to not have for a few hours! :)  GOOD JOB HONEY! You're amazing, thank you so much for one of my new favs! 
Thanks for reading, I hope you all like this one.

Alaina xoxox

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Dinosaur Nails

Hello Lovlies! I have been wanting to do a cute dinosaur manicure for the LONGEST time so the other day I got out my dotting tools, dug into my collection and got down to it. I'm happy with the way it turned out although it could have been better. I hope you guys like it!

my little prehistoric scene

These nails were mostly done with different sized dotting tools, I used a nail art pen for the outline of the pink dinosaur.

Thank you for checking these out, keep checking back for more nail art. :)

Alaina xoxo

Friday, February 22, 2013

Fiery Gradient Nails

Hey there! Here is a fun and fiery manicure for you all on this beautiful Friday!

I made this bright gradient using all China Glaze polishes.
 Roguish Red/ Sun Worshiper/ Happy Go Lucky

Konad plate M63 stamped with Orly Liquid Vinyl for the swirls

I have been practicing my gradients lately and I must say this is one of my best. I use triangular makeup sponges and they work really well! I  was skeptical about this color combination but I am glad that I stepped out of my comfort zone and went this way. Thanks for reading, until next time!
Alaina xoxo

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Social Suicide

Hello friends! Here is a quick, easy yet still very pretty manicure using a few of my untrieds. I hope you like it...

Sorry but this is yet another mystery Color Club nail polish. Its a gorgeous blue cream/jelly (crelly I guess) that applied perfectly with just two coats.

I topped this manicure off with Social Suicide by Different Dimension which is the perfect black and white glitter polish. 

Thank you all for checking these out! If you have any idea what this gorgeous blue Color Club polish is please leave me a comment.  Have a fabulous day!

Alaina xoxo

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Candy Paint

What's up loves? I have been wanting to use this candy plate from Bundle Monster for the longest time, and thanks to some new polish I was inspired! 
Bundle Monster plate BM-306 for the cute candy. This plate transferred like a dream. I didn't have to do any second attempts, which was great since I was working with two polishes.  I got my nail plates from click here to buy.

China Glaze Escaping Reality for the base, a gorgeous hot pink from the Cirque Du Soleil collection. I went for Ombre purple/white for the candy. The purple is Tart-y For the Party  from the CG Avant Garden collection and the white is Sinful Colors Snow Me White

I topped this manicure with a coat of CG Fairy Dust to add some sparkle, blurry pic to capture it.

Thank you so much for reading, I hope you guys like this one! Until next time :)

Alaina xoxo

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Hi guys! Today I have a very bright and playful Cheetah  manicure...

Unfortunately, I don't know the name of the yellow polish, I got it from Ross for super cheap in a set of 6 Color Club polishes and none of them had names. Two coats of the "Mystery" yellow, then two coats of Jupiter a glow in the dark polish from American Apparel. (yes this mani glows in the dark but I could not get a good pick for the life of me..sorry)

Hot pink polka random dots, a cheetah print from Mash plate Mash 40, top coat and this manicure is all done! 

I hope you like this one, I am clearly ready for summer time! Thanks for reading :)

Alaina xoxo

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Tiffany&Co. Manicure

Hello lovlies! This manicure was inspired by that little blue box that lots of ladies just adore! The Tiffany&Co. signature robin's egg blue color has become a favorite of mine in the last few years, I especially love it on my nails.

China Glaze Aquadelic// O.P.I Crown Me Already for the accent nail. 
Add a rhinestone and a white bow and this manicure is all done!

Gorgeous presentation from this classic brand.

Thank you so much for checking these out. I am really proud of how these nails turned out, exactly how I visioned them! More nails to come, so stay tuned friends!

Alaina xoxo