I'm not a nail tech. I have no training. I know my nails aren't perfect. But I do my nails for me and just have fun with it. I don't update as often as I should. But I always have polish on. I usually wear it for 3 or more days at a time.
If you like what you see give me a follow or comment. I'd love to hear from you! :)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

*Again, the Canadian thing. Sorry.

I wasn't sure how to take this prompt...
I've mentioned that I am an avid hockey fan, so I'm finishing up my 31 day challenge with some Hockey nails.

My favourite team is the Montreal Canadiens, their graphics this year is black and white and the logo in colour. I did these nails for the inter-squad game they hosted the day before the pre-season kicked off [pre-pre-season!?]. I did the newsprint nails and free handed the logo. You can see my inspiration here.
Also as you can see I did both hands, even though I don't always show both hands, they are usually the same.

That concludes my 31 days. Did I pass at least half of the days?!

31DC2013 Day 30 - a tutorial

Here is the nail art I did based on a tutorial. The tutorial was done by Chalkboard Nails, who does awesome work. The tutorial I did was for Beauty and the Beach. As you can see I mixed up the fingers, it was not done on purpose. I just started the white on my index and then went 'opps, oh well'.

I'm still happy with how they turned out.

one more day!

31DC2013 Day 29 - the supernatural

I wasn't sure where to go this with one. I'm really not big on aliens and ghosts, So I went with these cute unicorn nails. Inspired but professionalDQ on youtube, she has some very colourful nail art tutorials and some cute unicorns.

31DC2013 Day 28 - a flag

The Union Jack. I have wanted to try this one for a while and finally had the chance when the One Direction movie came out. The other nails are also a first attempt, the waterfall mani. I first saw this done by The Nailasaurus, she even did a Monochromatic one based on a comment I left on her blog. :D

Bonus pic: my toes. I don't often do nail art on them, but I couldn't have One Direction inspired Union Jacks, without tribute to the cutest Irish member. 

31DC2013 Day 27 - artwork

This one is a total stretch. But I had a dream one night a few weeks ago and in it was I was painting a picture. It was a landscape, from the top of a hill with a little village. Well that was what it was going to be in the dream all I got done was the big pine tree, seen here.

I have sort of started the real painting on a canvas might show up on this blog some day depending on how it turns out...

Monday, October 7, 2013

31DC2013 Day 26 - a pattern

Another simple design, but a nice fall look.

31DC2013 Day 25 - fashion

I know there is a lot of 'out there' fashion. I would have attempted something crazy but in case you haven't noticed I like simple designs. So here is my inspiration, it's from the Joe Fresh Fall line, I guess. I thought it was pretty.

Pass or fail?!

31DC2013 Day 24 - a book

I really don't read that much. I always seem to find something else to do. But I am about half way done this book. 
The Cuckoo's Calling by J.K. Rowling but published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Honestly, I never read the Harry Potter books and part of the reason I picked this one up was that I liked the cover. 

My nails don't quite live up to the actual cover but I liked how they turned out. 

31DC2013 Day 23 - a movie

These might be a bit of a stretch...let me know what you think.

The movie is, One Direction This is Us. The angle I took was their tattoos. 
On the thumb we have Louis' stickman skater. Index is Harry's lock and key. Middle Liam's chevron?! My ring finger is for Niall, he doesn't have any tattoos, or none that I am aware of so I did a little shamrock because he is Irish, a heart and a 1D. The pinkie is after Zayn's Ying-Yang sign.
Obviously I took their simpler designs as inspiration, but I think they turned out good.

31DC2013 Day 22 - a song

The song I choose I was kinda of obsessed with at the time. Don't worry, I've gotten over it. It was of course The Fox by Ylvis. Haven't seen the video or heard of it, you can find it here

Bonus pic, cuz my little fox is soo cute.

31DC2013 Day 21 - a colour*

*I added a 'u' because I am Canadian.

The colour I used is For Audrey, it was a colour that I wanted for a long time. Finally got my hands on it [thanks Gen!].
I did the some what obvious choice, a Tiffany's box and bling.

Sorry these are late. Work got crazy, I did have them done, just didn't get them posted. Excuses, I know. Sorry!

Friday, September 20, 2013

31DC2013 Day 20 - water marble

I find water marbling hit or miss. Some of these nails are good some not so good.
I've got both hands featured again, the first pic is outside, with flash I think. It was in the spring so they looked super bright.
and the other is inside with the flash.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

31DC2013 Day 18 - half moons

Dear Purple, I love you but why you hate nail art?!

I'm not trying to make excuses but the strings were perfectly white before topcoat and the balloons and a whole 'nother story!! They look good in these pics but the purple bled through terribly!!
This is another design I think I could do better and will do again in the future, birthdays?!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

31DC2013 Day 17 - glitter

Soooo I have had avoided buying the 'fuzzy' top coats. They just didn't appeal to me, but last week I got this one from Hard Candy, I think it was the black and white that sucked me in. And the red, well I thought it was red in store, now I am pretty sure its pink.  I still like it. 

Monday, September 16, 2013

31DC2013 Day 16 - tribal print

Do these work?! Like the not good at delicate ones, there is no way that I could get the same print on each nail or the intricate-ness! 
I've always wanted to do the dream catcher and I think they turned out pretty good. I'd like to do them again in the future. 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

31DC2013 Day 15 - delicate print

Nail stickers are not cheating, right?!
I don't think I would be able to do a free handed delicate print. I really don't use stickers very often, just sometimes when I am lazy. 

Sorry I was late posting the last few days,  I had the pictures I just didn't have them water marked. I do apologize, they next few days will be on time and the 'inspired by...' section will hopefully be on time too.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

31DC2013 Day 14 - flowers

These might be considered a cheat but I really like them.
Cheating because, I painted them just for the pictures, didn't even topcoat! [I know the scandal!] They turned out really cool though, well I think they are cool. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

31DC2013 Day 13 - animal print

I had a different manicure in mind also with zebra stripes buttttt I couldn't find the pictures. :( I know I've seen them recently but couldn't find the folder. 
Don't get me wrong these are cute too. This is two days in a row of both hands!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

31DC2013 Day 12 - stripes

This was my first experience with stripping tape, naturally it was a 'try all the designs' work of art.
It's busy but still tasteful.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

31DC2013 Day 10 - gradient

These are the ones that I was planning to post yesterday until I found my dots!
Love, love, love these gradient/rainbow nails. 
They were inspired by this tutorial by CutePolish on YouTube. So fun and soo easy!