"My gift to you"

Hey guys. These are nails I did 2 weeks ago and haven't had time to upload. I did them again on full cover glue-on nails

I don't have a tutorial on this but wanted to draw attention to a key glitter used for these which is a new one from Wet n Wild Fastdry 238C Party of Five Glitters. It has big glitter and red and green stand out in it and make it an awesome holiday color. All the new Wet N Wild Fastdry line is pretty awesome so check em out!
-Stefanie B


"Candy Canes"

Happy Holidays. Well they're coming quicker than ever. I'm not a huge fan of Christmas but I think Occupy Wall St has me in better spirits. And the NBA lockout is over! Not a bad season at all.
Anyways, I don't have much for a tutorial on this, but here's the gist of it:

Start by painting nails red or hot pink works, too. I painted on top of full cover fake nails from the drugstore. Just tape them to toothpicks or something to keep from touching them. Paint a very fine glitter on top, or something foil-y. You don't want it too glittery yet. Use a white nail art striper and go to town. Check a photo for the pattern. Then I added a fine silver glitter
striper on top of the white. Voila!
More holiday nails are coming, keep checking back!


"Pretty Pretty Princess"

Hey all. My nails are doing okay. I painted these on the first snowfall after I was looking at Disney Princess bedroom ideas. My apartment's getting a facelift, get ready!

This is a really in depth tutorial. Ready set go!
Products used:
Sally Hansen Xtreme 340 mint sorbet
L.A. Colors BCC 563 Purple
Sally Hansen Xtreme 470 Bubblegum Pink
Sally Hansen Xtreme 180 disco ball (iridescent glitter)
Sinful Colors 831 Hottie (blue tinted glitter)
Pink Nail confetti
Small (1mm) pink rhinestones

Method Used
Coat 1: Paint nail tips in alternating green and purple, skipping one middle nail, paint that nail pink
Coat 2: Add blue glitter over all colors, and clear glitter to nail beds
Coat 3: Add pink stripes to tips
Coat 4: add rhinestones to tip line, and a piece of confetti underneath
Be creative, have fun!
Coat 2:



Finally my nails were healthy enough for acrylics again! It's winter in Minneapolis and it's getting really really dry. I had to do some nail treatments first. Anywho:

Products Used: 
Clear Acylic & clear tps
L.A. colors BCC 580 Teal
Sally Hansen HD 15 DVD
L.A. Colors Art Deco: Dark Blue, Silver, Teal Glitter, and Silver Glitter
Medium (3mm) Rhinestones
Small (1-2mm) Rhinestones
Green Nail Confetti

Method Used:
Coat 1: Paint tips teal, and one nail solid teal. 
Coat 2: Coat tips with Sally Hansed DVD
Coat 3: Add 2 blue stripes, cross them with a silver stripe
Coat 4: Coat the stripes with glitter 
Coat 5: Add Rhinestones and nail confetti

It's a lot more teal than I expected but I still <33 this


"Stars and Stripes"

Hey guys, check it out!

Products Used:
6 bright/ pastel colors. Suggested are Yellow, Orange, Pink, Purple, Blue, and Green
Sally Hansen Xtreme 180 Disco Ball (iridescent glitter)
L.A. Colors Art Deco BNA520 Black Sparkles (black striper brush)
Sally Hansen 300 White On (white)
Star-shaped nail confetti (white)
Method Used:
Coat 1: Paint thin horizontal stripes on your nails. I used yellow at the base, then orange, pink, purple, blue, then green.
Coat 2: Repeat with 2nd coat so colors are vivid
Coat 3: Add a layer of iridescent glitter
Coat 4: Use black striper to paint horizontal lines between colors
Coat 5: Add a large drop to some nails and fan out the drop with a toothpick to make star shapes
Coat 6: Add star confetti

Top coat and dance til you drop ^_^


"Halloween Liquid Flames"

Hey guys, just changed my polish again. I'm taking a break from acrylics, so sorry for so many shorts, but short nails can be just as cute and fun!

Products Used:
Wet N' Wild WildShine 424A Black Creme
Response 54 Red Glitter
L.A. Craze Magnetic Force BCC 562 (Pinkish- Orange)
Wet N' Wild FastDry 222C (Metallic/ glitter Orange)
Wet N' Wild FastDry 236C Silvivor (Metallic Silver)

Method Used:
Coat 1: Paint each nail black, except one nail on each hand silver.
Coat 2: Add red glitter over the black nails
Coat 3: Use L.A. Craze to make ooze/ flame shapes. I used some big drops, then dragged them up to the top
Coat 4: Use Wet N Wild orange glitter over ooze shapes
Coat 5: Favorite topcoat!

I hope I get another change to do a halloween set. It's coming quick!

"Animal Planet"

Hey guys, sorry I've been on a brief hiatus. I've been really involved in Occupy Minnesota in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. It's definitely a hell of an adventure, and if you're against corporate greed and government corruption, join an occupation near you!

That said, here's some nails I did a few weeks but didn't have time to upload.

Anyways, I have to go to bed so no tutorial on this. Just sponge if it's semi-sheer, paint the yellow to pink gradient on your nails. Use a silver nail art brush for accents. Top off the details with a black nail art pen. Rawr!


"Rainbow Brite"

I'm going to Bassnectar Friday! To celebrate, here's some dubstep rave nails:

Products Used: 
Sally Hansen Xtreme 220 Celeb City (silver)
Milani 3D Holographic 510 3D (gold)
L.A. Colors Metallic Green
Milani 3D Holographic 512 Cyberspace (blue)
Sally Hansen HD 15 DVD (purple)
L.A. Colors BCC 575 Metallic Pink
Sally Hansen Xtreme 100 Disco Ball
Nail confetti: Hears and Cutout Stars

Method Used:
These are done on clear acrylics
Coat 1: Paint silver as a base
Coat 2: Make medium sized stripes cascading up the nail
Coat 3: I know it's already metallic, but add glitter anyway ^_^
Coat 4: Glue color corresponding confetti in a straight line down the middle
Top Coat and voila!


"Hello Kitty Blue and Purple"

Took off the acrylics I had for Mom's visit. You should've seen em I didn't get a chance to take a photo, so they're like my nail secret. Anyways, Here's some short cuteness. I got another package of nail junk from eBay so I wanted to make sure it worked, lol! No tutorial, anything goes with nail bling ^_^

So yeah, check out ebay for nail art, you can get really cheap stuff with free shipping to the US, just as long as you're patient!


"Britney Spears"

These nails remind me of Britney's Curious perfume. I water marbled, then added goodies!

Products Used: 
L.A. Colors BCC 580 Teal 
L.A. Colors BCC 575 Pink
L.A. Colors Metallic Charcoal (from metallics set)
Sally Hansen Xtreme 220 Celeb City
White nail art star confetti (2.5mm)
Green and Pink nail rhinestones (1-2mm)

Method Used:
I chose not to prime my nails this time, so the metallic polish would be more sheer. My nails are clear acrylic
Coat 1: Create a water bullseye dropping one of each polish at a time, I used 2 drops for each teal
Coat 2: I made random swirls in the water for my design
Coat 3: Dip in favorite spot!
Coat 4: No glitter this time! Use clear coat to set rhinestones and stars randomly, and to cover up mistakes

This is a sexy one!

Method Used:


"Bob Marley"

Another switchup- same acrylics ^_ ^
I'm getting the hang of this water marble b.s. Someday I'm gonna make the most helpful tutorial EVER on it

Products Used:
L.A. Colors Metallic Green (from metallics kit)
L.A. Colors BCC 562 Red
L.A. Colors 570 Gold
Sally Hansen Xtreme 300 White On
Sally Hansen Xtreme 180 Disco Ball (iridescent glitter)

Method Used:
Coat 1: Paint nails white and tape off for the marbling
Coat 2: Drop 2 drops of yellow, one red, one green, continue the bullseye
Coat 3: I made a flower pattern in the water dragging 4 points outwards, and in between 4 points inward
Coat 4: When you find a pattern you like, dip it in!
Coat 5: When all nails are dry, add glitter



"Tonight Tonight"

I got restless again. But I love the versatility of acrylics too much, I was watching videos and inspiration struck!

This is done over a clear acrylic set with clear tips.
Products Used: (Blue nails)
Milani 3d Holographic 512 Cyberspace
L.A. Colors BCC 572 Metallic Blue
L.A. Colors BCC 569 Dark Blue
L.A. Colors Metallic Charcoal
Sally Hansen Xtreme 180 Disco Ball (iridescent glitter)
Any white and yellow polishes
Star-shaped nail confetti
Small (1mm) clear/ iridescent rhinestones

Method Used: 
Coat 1: Paint a coat of glitter on all nails
Coat 2: With a cosmetic sponge, paste sheer metallic blue to your tips (milani cyberspace)
Coat 3: Continue sponging with darker shades of blue, all the way up to the tip making a gradient. You may have to experiment on paper to get the right shades and layers.
Coat 4: Paint a moon or star on your thumb, or another nail. 
**I did the moon with a nail art brush, and the star by putting a drop of white on the nail and fanning out sparkles with a toothpick**
Coat 5: Add stars towards the tips
Coat 6: Add rhinestones in between

I LOVE this one! Hope you do too ^^


"Lisa Frank Leopard"

So.....figured out that acrylic set I wanted to do!

The nail art here is pretty simple, I used 2 similar metallic colors on each nail, and plain black. Easy Peasy.
Products Used: (Yellow Nail)
Milani 3D Holographic 510 Metallic Gold
L.A. Colors ColorCraze 570 Wave Length Metallic Yellow
Wet N' Wild (wildshine) 460D Kaleidoscope (iridescent glitter)
Wet N' Wild (wildshine) 424A Black Creme 

Method Used:
Prepare your nails with a clear acrylic set with clear acrylic tips.
Coat 1: Paint a layer of iridescent glitter
Coat 2: Add 3 large dots of 1 color to the nail, space them apart to use another color
Coat 3: Add 3 smaller dots of another color, again have room for the leopard print
Coat 4: Add black leopard marks around the dots. (use google for pictures!)

Top Coat and that's it. One of the easiest but most fun acrylic sets ever!


OK gals from the U.S. LISTEN UP!! I just stumbled on a nail polish gold mine! Get to your local Dollar Tree asap, they have great nail polish for sale- L.A. Colors! I first found L.A. Colors at Walgreens and CVS and bought a pack of metallic nail polish, and the quality is fantastic, the pigments are really vivid! So at the dollar store they have all kinds of L.A. Colors nail polish in assorted colors, some are matte but most are metallic or glitter! I took home 10 bottles.

BONUS!! Again, at Dollar Tree they also have L.A. Colors Nail Art Deco pens! Another fantastic find, great quality, I took home 4 of these, (and now that I've tried them I'm going back for the rest!)

The nice thing here is you can order these online, everything is $1 a piece. So for once, my ghetto fabulous way of living pays off well. $14 for 14 bottles of nail polish. What an awesome day!



Hey so I got caught up watching nail art videos and I had to do some more. I wanted to do some water marbling again and I realized the KEY to marbling is literally trying out tons of fricken combinations until you get something awesome. I had to thin out some of my polishes but it worked out in the end. Also painting your nails white or SOMETHING beforehand works well, and incorporating that color (white) in the marble to make it *pop*. This reminded me of some of my toys growing up.

Products Used:
Sally Hansen Xtreme 270 Lacey Lilac
Sally Hansen Xtreme 300 White On
Sally Hansen Xtreme 470 Bubblegum Pink
Milani 3D holographic 512 Cyberspace
Wet N' Wild WildShine 460D Kaleidoscope (iridescent glitter)
Purple and Blue Nail confetti (2-3mm)

Method Used:
Coat 1: Use white nail polish as a base, and tape off your nails for marbling
Coat 2: Drop your colors, I went with pink, then blue, then white, then purple, continue to make rings
Coat 3: After swirling a pattern (mind were random) pick a spot and dip it in!
Coat 4: After your nails are at the desired marble, coat them with glitter
Coat 5: Add 2-3 pieces of confetti, I put mine over any mistakes.

Have a good time with this, if you don't know how to water marble do a youtube search there are tons of tutorial vids. Toodles! ^_^


"Fruit Salad...Yummy Yummy"

Hey guys I had to change it up again. I've changed my nails 3 times this week...That's why I like 'em short for a while because I can change them a lot more often. Yeeha, don't hate on this one too bad I had to experiment and I know it looks amateur but I was rushing and had to get to work. I bumped my thumb and index as well so they didn't finish well, but whatever I was just screwing around having fun. I got no tutorial on this. Just throw some fruits on your nails! I mainly used a thin nail art brush (similar to a striper with shorter bristles) and a toothpick....Anyways, I'm trying to think of an AWESOME acrylic set to start. Wish me luck ^_^



Check out this metallic mess ^_^

Products Used: (green nail, all nails have a different color, but it's hard to tell)
L.A. Colors (color craze) Metallic Green
Sally Hansen HD 15 DVD
Small (2mm) colored rhinestones

Method Used:
Coat 1: Paint 2 coats of very metallic nail lacquer
Coat 2: Add a thin layer of Sally Hansen HD "DVD"
Coat 3: Add a straight line of green rhinestones

Easy Peasy. Have a sweet weekend ^_^



You can NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, have too much glitter.

Products Used:
Wet N Wild 460D Kaleidoscope (clear iridescent glitter)
Seche Vite top coat
Polyester micro iridescent glitter (in a can)

Method Used:
Coat 1: Apply base coat
Coat 2: Sprinkle on glitter while it's still wet. Tap off the excess
Coat 3: Seche Vite
Coat 4: Seche Vite
Coat 5: Seche Vite


August Hearts Toes

Check out my toes! I'm loving that nail confetti ^_^



Check it out! I finally took my acrylics off and used the new bling I got. I loved doing these and they're so sparkly in sunlight it's awesome.

Products Used: (Blue Nail)
Sally Hansen Xtreme 130 Blue Me Away
Sally Hansen Xtreme 220 Celeb Only (silver)
Wet N' Wild (WildShine) 460D Kaleidoscope (iridescent glitter)
Assorted color nail confetti
Assorted color small (1mm) rhinestones

Method Used:
Coat 1: Paint a THICK layer of blue polish
Coat 2: Add 3 small drops of silver
Coat 3: While they're still wet, use an orange stick and drag through the silver drops to marble
Coat 4: Add glitter after they're dry
Coat 5: Add colored confetti pieces near the tips
Coat 6: Add colored rhinestones in between confetti

Voila! ^_^

Summer's almost over!

Just wanted to post another nail design, sorry about the crappy camera I didn't have access to the good one and I wanted to change the design. But they are green and pink marbled with an orange stick. I'm loving that type of marbling it's faster and easier than water marbling, but it looks very different. Good times ^_^


My Day Off

My days off are usually giant spa days, spent doing hair, makeup, and / or nails. I didn't have to work today, so I washed my hair and latch hooked the dreads, kinda tight to make the roots more defined. I also made a hair bow. I also found some nice new lashes I tried out and LOVED, and took some photos. It's 5pm, I got some dishes to do...what else?? ;)


A bit more bling

Check these out!

The top is a rainbow of small rhinestones, the bottom are confettis. I'm geeked. Stay tuned ^_^


"Poison Ivy"

Hey there, just wanted to quick post my new acrylic set. The base is clear glitter acrylic and the rest is sparkly, shiny, and sexy!

Products Used: (green nail)
Natural acrylic tips
Clear acrylic mixed with iridescent glitter
Sally Hansen Xtreme 340 Mint Sorbet (pastel green)
Sally Hansen Xtreme 17 Ivy League (light metallic green)
L.A. Colors Color Craze (dark metallic green)
Sally Hansen Xtreme 300 White On
Sally Hansen Xtreme 220 Celeb Only
Small (2mm) rhinestones
Green and Purple confetti stars (4mm)

Method Used:
Coat 1: Apply glitter acrylic to nails, cure, file, and buff.
Coat 2: Sponge a gradient on tips using light, medium, and dark shades of the same color (green)
Coat 3: Use a flat square brush to dip 1/2 the width in white paint, and the other 1/2 in silver. Paint silver flowers with white centers. 
Coat 4: Glue rhinestones in the centers of the flowers
Coat 5: Glue Stars randomly. 

I asked my boyfriend what I should paint and he said, "purple" and this is what I came up with. Thanks Joey! ^_^