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...

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Orange Nail Polish and Orange for Colds

Hey there! I'm back. Hopefully I'm not too late for my Thursday post, it's almost midnight here in the Philippines. I'm here to share with you another nail polish swatch from Body Raves line.

Now you might be wondering why I picked the color orange. Well, its because I wanted to match the nail polish color with how my day went by.

Waking up today was a really bad start. I caught an awful cold and I was slightly feverish but I still had to go to school because of some important requirements which I have to attend to. When I got home from school around 4pm, I immediately rested and dozed off. I found myself waking up hungry for oranges and thought that it will also be good for me and my cold.

So here's the orange nail polish swatch from Body Rave.

I ate a bunch of oranges and while thinking of a blog post to write about...

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hologram Nails

Hi guys! Have you ever heard of hologram nail polish?
I'm here to share with you another line of nail polish from Faceshop. I recently found out about this "Hologram" nail polish which I bought around 4 days ago and I was able to try it last night only. Well, it came out really good and I found it easy to apply on the nails.

The secret behind hologram nail polish...

Sunday, June 17, 2012

My Blog Post Schedule

Hey guys! I've decided to inform you about my blog post schedule. Now that topics and daily requirements in college are getting more demanding, I'll probably won't have time to blog everyday.

I'll be posting twice a week every Tuesday and Thursday and if possible I'll be posting at most thrice a week. If I miss a post, I will probably publish it on a Saturday or a Sunday to make up for the day that I missed blogging.

That's all. Have a good night everyone! :)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Purple Spotted Cow Print

I have great news guys! The memory card which I lost last night, finally showed up. [I still believe that a supernatural being was behind it. Yikes!] As mentioned in my previous post, I already turned my room upside down to look for the memory card but awhile ago as I was getting my camera, because I wanted to check the battery compartment, the memory card dropped out of who-knows-where. [By the way, my camera isn't the one where the battery and the memory card is in the same compartment. Freaky, that it literally just fell out from sky?] I'm so happy now that I got the pictures back.

More stamping nail art tips and tricks for you! :D

If you guys were able to see my previous post, I inserted a sneak peek picture for this nail art which I took via my phone. Now you'll be able to see the nail art clearer. Wipee!

Ever wondered if there was an alternative for cracking nail polishes?

Well here it is!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Yellow Mellow

Hi guys! This is a "substitute" post for today. I did this nail art first then made another one because I wasn't satisfied by the look. But as I was about to post the pictures and transfer it from my memory card to my laptop, BAM!

I lost the memory card which I clearly remembered was placed on my bed. I'm suspecting there's a supernatural thing going on here. :)) HAHA. Hopefully not. Scaryyyyy! I tried looking for it everywhere but I gave up after an hour. I even asked my Nanay to help me look for it but we still couldn't find it. I am hoping that tomorrow it shows up out of nowhere. I'm so frustrated because that memory card contains all the pictures I took from my second nail art creation.

If it doesn't show up tomorrow ;((
I'll just try to make another one.

Oh well, maybe it's not meant to be posted for tonight.

If you like squares and other geometric shapes, then you'll be fond of this nail art .

Want to see more pictures of this?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

9/11 Tribute Nail Art

Most of the nail art I have created are usually just an aesthetic design for the nails but now I've decided to make it more worthy of publishing. The primary reason for this nail art is to give tribute in remembrance of  those men, women, children, police, firemen and others who have lost their lives to the 9/11 terrorist attack which most of us might have already forgotten.

I received this baller from my older cousin (Ate Karla) in awareness of the 9/11 event. My grandma (Nanay Celly) who was also with her during their visit, told me about how the 9/11 memorial museum was filled with grief and mourning. My brother who was able to visit it last year couldn't help but cry just seeing the letters written  in post-its of children (post-its were formed that of the Statue of Liberty) to their parents they've lost. If I am to visit USA again, I'll be sure to visit the 9/11 memorial museum.

Here are more pictures of the baller and how I did the nail art...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Pink Paint & Pink Coach Signature Ipad Case

Hello! I just came home from school and today has been half good and half bad. To relieve my stress due to school work and other things, I decided to paint my nails pink and it turned out like this...

Pink has been my favorite color from the time when that Power Rangers TV Show became a hit because my favorite character there, Kimberly, was in pink. HAHA. I embraced the loud pink color ever since. And I think that "embrace" is an understatement as to how I love the color pink. If you are a close friend of mine, you would know that almost all of my stuff are pink except for my everyday casual clothing. My room, my iPhone bumper, bedsheet, pillow, comforter, teddy bear, file cases are only a few examples out of the many things I own that are in pink.

Now, I'd like to share with you guys some of my pink colored stuff that arrived from USA.
(Note: This post is going to be picture heavy)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Starting Over, Again (How To Start Blogging)

Hey guys! I don’t even know where to start. After weeks of imagining, days of reading, hours of dreaming and seconds of talking about non-sense, I can’t believe I am now writing my first blog post. At first, I was thinking whether to import the blog posts from my older blog (Designer Tips by Angela) or to start off fresh but I decided to choose the latter.

Instead of jumping right into the numerous things I can tell you about nail art, which I will be talking mostly about given that this, is partly 80% a nail art blog, I figured I might as well start with how I conceptualized and built this blog from the start.

And of course, give full credit to those blog authors who have helped my way through all the successful customization process.

So how did I really do it?