Thursday, October 30, 2014

Simple Spiderweb Halloween Nail Art

We are one day away from Halloween and I have finally had the urge to do some Halloween-themed nail art. I am busy getting ready for my company's annual Halloween party which is a lot of work and tends to suck up all of my Halloween spirit. But last night I had the sudden desire to put some spiderwebs on my nails.


Tools used:
Small detailing brush

Colors used:
Sinful Colors Black on Black
Sinful Colors Snow Me White

Steps:
This design was really easy and simple to do: I started with two coats of Black on Black. I then mixed Snow Me White with a little nail polish thinner and created my pattern with the detailing brush. I finished with KB Shimmer Clearly on Top.




So pretty simple, but I really like them. I'm still deciding what to do for actual Halloween that will match my costume. Decisions, decisions.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Zoya Matte Velvet Collection Swatches & Review

*Press Sample


Today I have for your drooling pleasure the Zoya Matte Velvet Collection. I remember when this collection was originally released and I was very "meh" about it. I figured yeah, I like matte but...so? I must have fallen and hit my head because I have no idea what i was thinking back then. This collection is amazeballs! Check out more pics and my full review after the jump.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Lacquer Legion: After Dark #LLAfterDark

Happy Monday gang! I managed to miss the last two Lacquer Legion posts; one because I totally spazzed out and lost track of the date and the other because I was up to my ears doing the 31DC and just didn't have the energy. But I promised myself I would jump back into it come October. This month's theme is After Dark. Which is perfect since Halloween is this week.  Check out what I came up with after the jump!


Friday, October 24, 2014

Purple and Teal Freehand Geometric Nail Art

I have been a bit obsessed with looking at wedding blogs lately. A coworker has gotten me hooked on them. Three things I have discovered since I started reading them? 1. That I hate peach bridesmaids dresses with the heat of a thousand suns. 3.People seem to have a very broad views of what qualifies as "rustic", "vintage" and "whimsical" and 4. That purple and teal is a winning color combination. 





The tools:
Small detailing brush

Colors used:
Wet N' Wild Night Prowl
Butter London Slapper

Steps:
I started by painting my nails with two coats Night Prowl. I then used my detailing brush to paint on the lines with Slapper. I sealed everything with a coat of KB Shimmer Clearly on Top.







As you all can see I am back to my squares again. I got bored one night and cut my nails down. I've been wanting to wear more of my darker colors which I like better with my squares.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Leopard Print Half Moon Nail Art

I was in the mood for leopard print last night. And half moons. So I decided to just combine them- . and they look pretty great together if I say so myself!


After applying my base coat and letting it dry I applied Zoya Flynn. I decided to use guards to create the half moon shape (I use those sticky binder tabs cut in half). I then used Zoya Emilia and Sinful Colors Black on Black for the leopard spots. I outlined the half moons with Black on Black and Revlon Gold Coin.