My favorite nail polishes are the dark vampy type: it can be a deep dark green, a oxblood burgundy or the new classic black. This week I decided to mix my favorite forest green by cosmetic arts that I bought at Ross for only $1.99. It’s amazing I love that it’s really smooth and barely needs a second coat and I also used Revlon’s Nail Art in ulterior motif. I normally would have done the green on it’s own but it’s Halloween this week and my birthday is the day after so I wanted something a little more fun and what better way than with sparkles! Below are the steps to my mani.
What I used:
Revlon Ulterior Motif
Wet n Wild Clear Polish
Cosmetic Art #34
1. I applied one thick coat of clear polish.
2. Two coats of the green (only half the nail on the ring fingers) and let dry.
3. Apply 3 coats of the sparkle end of Ulterior Motif to the ring fingers.
4. After all the nails are dry lights brush the sparkle along the sides of nails. I formed a v to create a pattern but it’s also very pretty if you apply sporadically.
My first attempt at nail art was for a Revlon color closet where I did a matte urban blue with glitter tips. It was so easy and fun that I immediately started of thinking of what my next nail art would be and since Halloween is coming I knew I had to give my self a candy corn mani. I like my nails to be simple so I just did one nail on each hand and kept the other nails a sandy color and topped it off with some glitter. Below are the steps to recreate the fun nail look.
What I used:
Forever 21 Love & Beauty polish in orange.
Wet n Wild Whispering Dunes
Revlon Matte Polish
Revlon Nail Art in Atomic Pink
Revlon hearts of Gold
ArtBox extreme Nail Art Kit brushes from Walmart.
1. Begin with 1 coat of the matte polish and let dry.
2. Starting at the top and apply one light coat of the orange using the slanted brush and let dry.
3. Apply 1 coat of the sand dunes color and let dry (use the nail polish brush and quickly swipe across the nail)
4. Using the Revlon nail art brush apply 2 coats of white across the tip of your nail and let dry.
5. Head back to the top of your nail and apply one more coat of orange.
6. When all the nails are completely dry apply one more coat of the matte polish and let dry.
7. After all your nails are dry apply a very light coat of Revlon Hearts of Gold (make sure you swipe off any hearts on the brush before applying).
After a few failed attempts in creating a pretty spring manicure I came across these matte nails.
I love the green it’s a nice change to my favorite Essie polish in licorice and I just bought Revlon’s matte polish. I figured this a nice way to ease myself into an actual manicure and I’m pretty sure I can handle this one. 🙂
I’m determined to give myself a decent mani and have been looking everywhere for easy DIY tutorials and inspirations. I’ve never had the patience to sit down and try to do anything other than a basic two coat mani, but the nail craze has bitten me and I’m on a mission! Below are some of my favorites that I’ve yet to try, but when I do if (and it’s even half way decent) I will definitely post about it. 🙂
Simple, pretty and sparkly!
LOVE the quirky twist on the classic french manicure!
One of my favorite bloggers love Maegan real dried flowers is gorgeous! I’d like to try this but only on my ring and pinky finger.
I love stripes and this would be so cool but I’d try it on a pedicure because IMO it’s a bit busy for a manicure.
I’m totally obsessed with metallics so this easy tutorial is a must!
The nail art craze for spring is huge and it’s even got me inspired to try and get my nails all cute and pretty. One of my absolute favorite mani’s that I’ve seen this year is hands done Zooey Deschanel’s black tie pattern. It’s adorable and to be honest just genius! I love the masculine feel it gave her adorable dress and in honor of InStyle’s cover girl they’re giving away a beauty basket filled with CoverGirl‘s latest must-haves by showing them your own spin on Zooey’s pattern (they even have step-by-step instructions in the gallery!). So break out your favorite nail polish, add a little metallic, or maybe throw on a little sparkle — the possibilities are endless! To enter, you must be following @