Sunday, July 29, 2012

Rainbow After the Rain, Shining Blue Polish

Been awhile since I've posted a nail polish swatch. This one's inspiration is to combine two nail blogs I've viewed today Nail Narcotics and Emy Augustus. They both have awesome and creative posts that keep me motivated.

Out of all the nail polishes I have, I picked this for swatching. Well, it was raining so hard awhile ago and I was supposed to do a gloomy nail art look because of the weather but then it suddenly stopped. And now, the sun is high up. I was really looking for a nail polish color that can signify this event. HAHA! How dramatic huh?  I ended up with this color instead, KONAD's Shining Blue Nail Polish.

Personally, I really hate the blue color. I prefer GREEN way better than BLUE. Oh oh! To those who reside in the Philippines, you can probably relate to this when I say it is somehow associated with the biggest long-time rivalry of two schools, De La Salle University (GREEN) and Ateneo de Manila University (BLUE). With the recent standing and game in UAAP's Basketball Championship, I am bitter (which is an understatement "FURIOUS" kidding :D ) that DLSU lost by 10 points against ADMU. :(( But it's not too late yet, DLSU will come back top for sure next time. *crossing my fingers*

This nail polish swatch also combined two blog posts I've read today...

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Multicolored Leopard Print

Now that the week is almost ending, it just means I'm almost through hell week. And because I got all the pressure and stress off my shoulders, I just feel so lively to work on anything. I even cleaned my desk drawer and removed all the clutter [finally]. I also decided to cover my nails with a lovely color instead of a monochrome one. And on top of that, I've put a pattern which everyone is so in love with and added a touch of  "me and my feelings" to it.

Who doesn't love a leopard print anyway?

Monday, July 23, 2012

Music Inspired Nail Art

Music has always been my ally, in my ups and downs. Listening to different types of music or songs that suits my mood, changes everything in a positive light. It also calms and relieves me from stress most of the time. And speaking of anti-stress... nail art is also one of the things that can easily keep my mind off things. So to start the busy week right, I'm going to show you what I've been doing to relieve myself from pressure and S-T-R-E-S-S.

Here's a music inspired nail art. I figured that since music and nail art keeps me from being consumed by stress, I'll need all the motivation and inspiration that I can get to battle this week's wave of STRESSFUL activities so why not combine my two POWER UPS in one. Hitting two birds with one stone, ey?
If you think music and nail art are your best weapons against pressure and challenges, then you should try this...

Thursday, July 19, 2012

All About Stamping Nail Art

Hey guys! I'm glad to be back having full of exciting things to share with you. After a week's absence, you must be wondering where I have been all this time. Well with the heavy workload in school and other agendas to attend to, not to mention our internet problem with our ISP, it has been difficult to rack my brain for inspiration. Even without an Internet, I took time to find an alternative last night to make this blog post possible. Right now, I'm using my phone's 3G service to keep me going. This might sound a little bit too dramatic but having no internet for almost a week now has been such an inconvenience.

Moving on, I don't want to keep you waiting for my "comeback" post which I hope you will find interesting and very helpful. I'm also proud to mention that all of the pictures in this post have been taken and have been edited via my phone. Yey!

First off, I want to give a BIG shout out and thanks to my latest commenter Yvonne (according to her blog profile) who also goes by the name EMY AUGUSTUS for giving me this blog post inspiration. She was asking about how to get a perfectly polished nail by getting a smooth finish around the cuticle area. And as a bonus, I'm going to teach you how I put creative designs on my nails. 

So today, I am going to give you a COMPLETE tutorial on stamping nail art and my technique on how to get a perfectly polished nail. (Expect a lengthy post and please please please bear with me :D )

I have been posting various nail art designs but never really had the chance to show you how I do it. For those who haven't heard about stamping nail art, this post will show you some helpful tips not only on how to get a perfectly looking polished nail but this will also include instructions for a well-designed nail art result. Let's begin!

Friday, July 6, 2012

It Will Rain

R. A. I. N.
Its been raining and pouring outside. Usually here in the Philippines, the month of June and July are the rain months. Since I don't have classes on Fridays, I really have nothing to do besides watching TV, eating and most of all sleeping all day long but today I decided to catch up on my late blog post yet again. I don't know if its just me but every time it rains it feels so gloomy, lonely and let me tell you, the gloomy and melancholy feeling does not do me any good! I couldn't even think about how I can be productive for the day but oh well I guess it turned out okay. It was okay because I slacked the whole day through, watching the "UNFORGETTABLE" TV series which is pretty interesting. If you are fond of CSI or detective stories then you should watch this, I really recommend it. [THUMBS UP!]

Moving on, you might be wondering why am I even talking about rain? Well, today's nail art inspiration is the rainy weather.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

When In Doubt Wear Red

Red is the hottest color of the warm colors. This post may seem ironic now that its raining cats and dogs here in the Philippines but the classic red seems to fit any occasion. I've been stuck here at home the whole day since classes for all levels are suspended due to the heavy rain. Out of boredom here's what I've come up with. I decided to paint my nails red.

Not satisfied with a plain color, I've added a floral abstract nail art to pair with this loud color. 

Do you notice the stones? See more of this here...

Thursday, June 28, 2012

French Manicure Acrylic Nails

Hi guys! I know I'm way behind my blog post schedule due to unforeseen incidences. To make it up to you, I'll be sharing with you today the classic french manicure but what's different about this is its done with acrylic nails instead of the natural nail. 

After 5 days of searching and studying about acrylic nails, I was finally able to buy my own set. I was supposed to be taught by a nail professional but then time didn't allow it. I was in a hurry to get home then and the place where I bought my kit was a bit far from my place so I wasn't able to revisit it again for the tutorial. 

Happily after 3 hours of working on it, I was able to do my nails. Wipee!

What I think you should know about acrylic nails and its process...