Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Ohana means Family (Stitch)

Did a Stitch/Hawaiian theme nail design Stitch as in the Lilo and Stitch but my client wanted to keep it only with Stitch. Used a combination of gels (soak-off) nail polishes and acrylic paint to create this look. 
The base color is Gel from Nubar 'Baby Blue' topped with Glitter. Used a bunch of Orly nail polishes for the flowers and for Stitch. All hand-drawn im particularly very proud of how the thumbs came out with 
Aloha and Ohana. 
hope you like it as much as I had fun doing it 

Complete set

hand-drawn Stitch

The inspiration Stitch

my favorite all hand-written in gel

Snow Cone, Beach Cruiser, Day Glow, Charged Up, Melt my Popsicle and Lollipop 

Ombré Pedicure

Hello hello We have finally found summer here in California. So far it's been very nice but the heat wave is in the building.

The best part is you get to flaunt those pedicured feet (which I love)

Did a late night pedicure yesterday.

This is the inspiration, although I switch the dark tone to light.

Squared the toes to perfection and polished them with Orly 'Day Glow' from the summer 'Feel the Vibe' collection. It's not your ordinary white nail polish. It has a soft bluish shimmer that when seen up close gives and iridescent shade.

This color has so much potential even on its on.

I then sponged in the bottom colors letting them over lap. Using a sponge of course lol.

Here's the finished look, perfect for flaunting those sexy toes.

Used Nicole by OPI 'my life saver' and Orly 'Lollipop'

Hope this gives you a basic idea on how to re-create this look.


Friday, July 6, 2012

A twist on the classic French Tip

Lately most of my clients have asked for French tip and my own mother personally loves French tip with a twist. A pink line above the tip, glitter, accent nail etc... My nails have finally grown and look fantastic I've been strutting the square shape for a while. Did a fourth of July nail design that made me fall in love with the French tip. Everyone kept asking if they were acrylic nails. My answer NOPE these are my natural nails. Feels good to say that lol. 

Anyways my boss at the spa loves French tip specially black tip with gold glitter. I was never to fond of it until i tried it on myself. Let me tell you I love how this design came out. It can go in any direction looks goth, classic, elegant. pretty, sophisticated, professional , romantic etc...

This is an Orly Gel Fx nail design (soak-off gel)
everything is hand-drawn (no stickers) with glitter.

I'm officially ambidextrous i've master doing both my hands French tip (quite a challenge)   

Roses on thumbs too

Can you 'Feel the Vibe'

You better be wearing sunglasses coz these colors will blind you. 
 I finally found time to sit and write this review on the new Orly summer collection 'Feel the Vibe'. So far I've bought the brightest ones out of the entire collection. Will probably buy the blue one but not the white or black one. Which i wish they would of added a purple and green rather than the white and black.

Here's the entire collection

Anyways i'm completely in love with this collection its extremely loud you don't even need a design. These colors speak for themselves. I bought 'Glowstick', 'Beach Cruiser' and 'melt your Popsicle' 

This is exactly how bright they are no filter no photo-shop their extremely bright. 

my clients are also obsessed with these shades. 

These aren't like most bright neon colors that look amazing but when applied go dull and dark. 
These actually are a true match to the bottle. 
I recommend to use CND Supper Shinny top coat. 
It really works fantastic with these colors. 

Beach Cruiser mani pedi

manicure on myself with 'GlowStick'

Pedicure with Glowstick

Pedicure with 'Melt your Popsicle'

Aren't they out of this world amazing? 
FYI Keep in mind that these colors look different on depending on your skin tone.

If your fair skin the color will look a lot less brighter than that of a darker tone. 
So ring in the summer with these bright shades.