beautopianails:

I am extremely excited for these. 

nastassiasnails:

China Glaze Bohemian Luster Chrome Collection

Finally China Glaze gives us some bottle shots to drool over. It seems like they announced this collection ages ago. The wait was worth it because these polishes look beautiful and we only have to wait for August for the release. I’m hoping Rare & Radiant isn’t another Chanel Peridot dupe.

Whats your favorite?


cajuns:

(by ycntrl)

cajuns:

(by ycntrl)


One stroke nail art [acrylic paint practice]

One stroke nail art [acrylic paint practice]

I’m sure it’s pretty straight forward but if not:

  • Apply the base coat & two layers of white polish let dry completely [to make the colors pop out more]
  • Apply colors in stripes, no need to worry if each stripe should be even, the more uneven the better (it’ll be covered by the print anyway). It’s also better to apply the next color after the first stripe is completely dry.
  • Use your stamp for the tiger stripe. You might need to stamp it twice, depending on the length of your nail. IF you don’t have a template that’s fine, you can also achieve this look with a regular black polish and a stripper brush. 
  • Top coat and you’re done~ (I like to apply the top coat twice only because i feel it gives it more shine)
Click images to enlarge.
Bright Tiger Stripes - [Tutorial will be up shortly]

Bright Tiger Stripes - [Tutorial will be up shortly]

All right before i start posting up tutorials, I want to introduce to you something that has become so handy when it comes to DIY nails. Konad Nail Stamp. You can head to Konad’s official online store (it’s where i bought mine) I suggest buying the simplest set: comes with the scraper, & stamp. There are also other sets that comes with a few templates. (But again you can buy the templates separately at 6.50 each USD). 
What I did personally was buy the simplest set (stamp & scraper) then headed to eBay to buy a full template set that came with i think 25 plates for a REALLY cheap price of 30 bucks. Now mind you, the reason why i didn’t buy the stamper else where is because some of the stampers rubber is too soft. I found it a tad difficult to work with but that’s just my opinion. 
Also, regarding the nail polish to use for KONAD, you can buy the special nail polish which is solely used for stamping only. (i think is sold from 6.50 - 7.80 each) OR just use old nail polish that’s thick. You might need to test out some nail polishes since different brands = different outcome. You might need some getting used to, but trust me… with a little patience the end product is totally worth it.

All right before i start posting up tutorials, I want to introduce to you something that has become so handy when it comes to DIY nails. Konad Nail Stamp. You can head to Konad’s official online store (it’s where i bought mine) I suggest buying the simplest set: comes with the scraper, & stamp. There are also other sets that comes with a few templates. (But again you can buy the templates separately at 6.50 each USD).

What I did personally was buy the simplest set (stamp & scraper) then headed to eBay to buy a full template set that came with i think 25 plates for a REALLY cheap price of 30 bucks. Now mind you, the reason why i didn’t buy the stamper else where is because some of the stampers rubber is too soft. I found it a tad difficult to work with but that’s just my opinion.

Also, regarding the nail polish to use for KONAD, you can buy the special nail polish which is solely used for stamping only. (i think is sold from 6.50 - 7.80 each) OR just use old nail polish that’s thick. You might need to test out some nail polishes since different brands = different outcome. You might need some getting used to, but trust me… with a little patience the end product is totally worth it.


I do.

I do.