I got tired of all the peeling, breaking, and nonsense so I filed them all down. Since it has been snowing here on the East Coast, in the middle of April I might add, I did something loud and screaming summer. Ta-dah.
Born Pretty plate – BP-L002
Stamping – China Glaze – Liquid Leather
Born Pretty Black Stamper
Born Pretty scraper
NYC Strip me off – clean up
Orly – French Tips as initial layer
China Glaze – Celtic Sun
Seche Vite Top Coat
Long Live the NUBBINS
I decided to take some of my inspiration from my last nail art wheel and try it out on my nails. I also filmed a tutorial for this look and will hopefully have that up on YouTube this week. I am going to apologize for my video camera ahead of time because I am trying to get something that will shoot HD, so my current camera will have to do until then. I really like this look it is edgy and simple. I also got to use my NYC Strip Me Off so I didn’t have to use a ton of acetone for clean up.
Color Club – Almost Famous
Maybeline – Bold Gold (dots)
Sally Hansen – Hot Tamale
Black Acrylic Paint
Small Detail Brush
I’ll admit this isn’t funky, Peres, but it is a French pedicure. This is the best French I’ve done, mainly because I used gel polish and it was a lot easier to work with to make the smile lines. This lasted for 3 weeks chip free – loved it.
Gelish – Foundation
Finger Paints – Pink Glaze
Finger Paints – Principles of Art
Gelish – I’ll Make it Fit
Gelish – Top coat
Gel Pedicure – French with Glitter
I got to do my Mom’s nails and she chose two designs from my last nail art wheel. I love how it came out.
Vitagel and Structure for base
Orly Gel FX – Passionfruit
Fingerpaints Gel Polish – Stay True to the Art *ring fingers*
Gelish – Vegas Nights
Acrylic paints – various
Fingerpaints Top Coat
Cactus and Yellow Rose
I don’t have a theme for this one but I love it. Yes, that is a sad banana – I saved that one for last thinking it would be the easiest (yeah – not so much). I love the cup of coffee… in fact gonna go make some. I really got to experiment with some gradients (which I swear are a pain in the a$$ for me). I also got to use my matte top coat which I haven’t really had an occasion to use on my nails. On to the next one!
Random Nail Art Wheel
I LOVE Supa Nails… she is one of my favorite places to go for inspiration. I had wanted to try some of her designs and when I got my nail art wheels decided to give it a shot. Due to time, I didn’t do a whole wheel so I photographed the ones I did and made an image “mini” wheel. I think that she uses soak off gels for her designs, which are really vibrant, solid colors. Two of the nails that were painted, I didn’t include in this round because it was difficult to photograph them for some reason. I used acrylic paint for these designs.
Supa Nails inspired Nails
Simple, but I like it. Black and white flowers (hand painted) with a red rhinestone at the center.
China Glaze – Black Leather
OPI – Alpine Snow
acrylic paint and detail brush
Black and White Flowers with red rhinestone center
My son and I LOVE Wander Over Yonder on Disney XD. My favorite character is Sylvia – but Commander Peepers is a close second. I will most likely end up doing at least one of these characters on my nails but really wanted to do a wheel. I bought a whole bunch of them so I could just GO CRAZY and do nail art until I ran out of wheels. This is my first wheel and I really like it – besides, an evil sandwich? Who can pass that up? 🙂
Wander Over Yonder – Nail Art Wheel
I refuse to buy this stuff pre-made. I went to a local health food store and found the oils I wanted to use and combined them in an old cuticle oil bottle I had from a previous purchase. My recipe is:
1 capsule Omega oil
3 drops tea tree oil
Olive oil (fill to half the bottle)
Grapeseed oil (fill to 1/4 of bottle)
Apricot Kernal Oil (fill the remaining 1/4 of bottle)
I use this stuff when I need quick hydration and can’t do an actual soak. If you want to try to make your own – take a look on YouTube, there are tons of recipes. This recipe isn’t as thick as some I have seen so I may add a little castor oil next time.
DIY Cuticle Oil
Ecrinal by Asepta Laboratories
This is another soak in treatment and a great one. It doesn’t really do anything for my nails when they peel, which is mostly in the winter, but it does seem to help them become a bit more flexible and not break easily. Their site
lists all the products they offer in this line, but I am specifically reviewing their liquid nail treatment in the blue bottle. I used it an entire summer per the instructions on use, and my nails looked great. Again, when the winter hit, it didn’t really do much for peeling, even with a heavy moisture routine. That does not mean it won’t work, or that it is a bad product. On the contrary, it is actually a good one. For those of you with nails that are brittle and break or split easily – you gotta try this stuff. It works wonders. I bought my bottle on Amazon and it was around $20.00 without shipping.