Gustav Klimt Inspired Nail Art with MoYou Artist Plate 02

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope every one here in the States had a good three-day weekend - if you had yesterday off. I myself did not. I drowned my "I have to work on a holiday" sorrows in bright nail polish. I have really been feeling the bright summer-y colors as of late. Maybe it's because despite the fact that it's February it's been nearly 70 degrees here for the last week. Crazy! Today's nail art is inspired by one of my favorite, Gustav Klimt. MoYou has an entire plate dedicated to his artwork and I have had it for ages but have only used it once. I wanted to do something bold and graphic and his art fit the bill.

Tools used:

MoYou Artist Plate 02

Clear Stamper

Ellage Lickity Split Liquid Latex

Polishes used:

Sinful Colors Energetic Red

Hit the Bottle Black as Knight

KBShimmer Clearly on Top

Steps:

This was super simple and easy to do: I painted my nails with two coats of Energetic Red and dry completely. I then applied Lickity Split around my cuticles for easy clean up and stamped my  selected images on with Black as Knight. I finished with a coat of Clearly on Top.

Join the Tribe

It's time to unleash the nail polish Valkyrie within!

Subscribe to receive your FREE Manicure Checklist.

Powered by ConvertKit

I'm obsessed with the face image on my ring finger. I love face images. Is that weird? I also stamped a really cool owl image on my thumb and then completely forgot to take a picture of it. But, just imagine a really bad ass-looking owl and you'll get the gist!

Join the Tribe

It's time to unleash the nail polish Valkyrie within!

Subscribe to receive your FREE Manicure Checklist.

Powered by ConvertKit
Follow

 

 

Valentine's Day Skittle Nail Art

Happy Monday all! And yes...I'm back to the squares. I couldn't help it! I was planning on keeping the rounded nail shape until the end of February at least but I missed my squares so much that I chopped my nails last night. Every now and then I get the itch to rock a different nail shape but I am a square nail girl at heart. Plus I find this length to be far more manageable right now than the longer length. 

Today's nail art is a Valentine's Day skittle using a some Sinful Colors polishes I picked up at Walgreens over the weekend. I also of course wanted to eek out as much use of Uberchic Love & Marriage Plate that I could before the holiday is over!

Tools used:

Uberchic Beauty Love & Marriage Plate 03

Creative Stamper Stamp and Scraper

Clear Stamper

Makeup Sponge

Polishes used:

Sinful Colors (from l to r on nails), Gogo Girl, Folly, 24/7, Energetic Red

Hit the Bottle Black as Night and Spun Gold

Whats Up Nails Heart Nail Vinyls

KBShimmer Clearly on Top

Steps:

I painted each nail with two coats of the polish, using a different color for each nail. Once dry I stamped on my images using Spun Gold and Black and Night. For my ring finger, I double-stamped using Black as Knight for the XO image and Spun Gold over that for the lips image. On my thumb I applied my heart nail vinyls and sponged on Black as Night. I finished with a coat of Clearly on Top. 

 

Winter Nail Art Prompts

20_winter_nail_art_prompts_list

Subscribe to download your Winter Nail Art Prompts List!

Powered by ConvertKit

So do any of you have any exciting V-day plans? Let me know in the comments! Mine are pretty much what they are every year since I'm single - relaxing with a  good meal at home and watching Netflix. It's the other kind of Netflix and Chill lol!

Winter Nail Art Prompts

20_winter_nail_art_prompts_list

Subscribe to download your Winter Nail Art Prompts List!

Powered by ConvertKit
Follow

Matte Red and Black Valentine's Day Nail Art

Happy Friday everyone! I hope your week has been good. I spent half of mine in bed with the flu so that that was pretty bummerific. But I'm feeling a bit better today. I ahve been rocking today's nail art all week. I've said before how much I love Valentine's Day nail art. I especially love the combo of red and black matte as you can see here and here.   This is really the only time of year where I continually reach for red. For today's nail art I used two of my favorite Valentine's themed stamping plates!

Tools used:

Bundle Monster Plate BM-317

Uberchic Beauty Love & Marriage Plate 03

Polishes used:

Zoya Posh

Hit the Bottle Black as Night

KBShimmer Oh! Matte Top Coat

KBShimmer Clearly on Top

Steps:

I started with two coats of Posh, which is part of Zoya's Velvet Matte Collection. To speed up drying I used Clearly on Top. I then stamped my images on with Black as Night and re-matted the look using Oh! Matte.

This was my first time using this matte top coat. I usually use OPI Matte Top Coat which I love but had run out of. It's okay. It's held up fairly well but didn't give me as smooth a finish as I'm used to with my OPI top coat. 

I always have way more ideas than I have time to actually execute them lol. But I think I can maybe eek out one or two more before the day! Have you all done any Valentine's Day nail art yet?

Winter Nail Art Prompts

20_winter_nail_art_prompts_list

Subscribe to download your Winter Nail Art Prompts List!

Powered by ConvertKit
Follow

Pink and Black Valentine's Day Nail Art

Happy Friday peeps! Can you believe it is almost at Valentine's Day already? I am not a huge fan of the holiday itself but I do love Valentine's Day themed nail art. It's the one time I feel perfectly fine throwing hearts all over my nails lol. Today's nail art was a spur of the moment design. I had just received my UberChic Beauty Love & Marriage 03 plate and couldn't wait to give it a try.

Tools used:

UberChic Beauty Love & Marriage Plate 03

Ellagee Lickety Split Liquid Latex Barrier

Polishes used:

China Glaze I'll Pink to That

Hit the Bottle Black as Night

KBShimmer Clearly on Top

Steps:

This was crazy simple and easy: I painted my nails with two coats of I'll Pink to That. I added my liquid latex barrier around my cuticles and stamped on my hearts image with Black as Knight. I finished with a coat of Clearly on Top.

I have so many ideas for more Valentine's Day themed nail art with this stamping plate. I'm excited about sitting down with it again and playing!

Have any of you done any Valentine's Day nail art yet? Let me know in the comments!

 

Winter Nail Art Prompts

20_winter_nail_art_prompts_list

Subscribe to download your Winter Nail Art Prompts List!

Powered by ConvertKit
Follow

Chinese New Year Year of the Rooster Nail Art

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! Today marks the beginning of the Year of the Rooster. I am a huge astrology buff. I've studied Astrology, Numerology and Chinese Astrology since I was a teenager. It's one of the first things I became "self-taught" about. 2016 was the Year of the Monkey, which is also my Chinese astrological sign. It is considered "bad luck" to be in the year of your own sign and while I don't believe in luck, I can't disagree with that. 2016 was a dumpster fire and I think we can probably all agree with that lol. So I am extra excited to usher in this new year and leave the Year of the Monkey in the rear view mirror!

Tools used:

MoYou Zodiac Plate 22

Bundle Monster Plates BMS228 & BMS229

Ellager Lickety Split Liquid Latex

Polishes used:

Sinful Colors Go Go Girl

Zoya Ziv

Hit the Bottle Black as Knight

KBShimmer Clearly on Top

Steps:

I started with two coats of Go Go Girl. I then dry-brushed on Ziv for a subtle gold shimmer effect. I applied by liquid latex around my cuticles and then stamped on my images using Black as Knight. I finished with a coat of Clearly on Top.

 

I stuck with the traditional colors for Chinese New Year which are red and gold. Red is considered good luck. I am obsessed with the Rooster image on my thumb! I really wanted to stamp it on one of my other fingers as week but my thumb was the only nail big enough for it!

Do any of you celebrate Chinese New Year and if so what are your plans?

Winter Nail Art Prompts

20_winter_nail_art_prompts_list

Subscribe to download your Winter Nail Art Prompts List!

Powered by ConvertKit
Follow