Saturday, 26 May 2012

PokeNails gotta try them all

Which is your fave?

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Funky neon stripes

Check out this guide on how to make these funky looking nails

For today’s tutorial we stuck to two of our favourites: stripes + ombre. We wanted to create a design that would be summer appropriate with an addition of black (our forever fave).
Step 1: After applying a base coat (we used CND – Toughen Up) paint nails with 2 coats of China Glaze – White on White. This creates a nice bright white base for our design.
Step 2: Using a makeup sponge in China Glaze – Flip Flop Fantasy begin creating an ombre design. Start heavy on the tip, getting lighter closer to the base. Method seen herehere & here. We love the way the electric pink shade pops against the white.
Step 3: Once your base has completely dried (wait a few extra mins or two) place 3 strips of nail art tape across each nail. Try to match the spacing for each nail so they are about the same distance between each other, making sure to secure on the sides of the nails. Using China Glaze – Liquid Leather paint one thicker coat across entire nail, painting over top of the pieces of tape.
Step 4: Again, wait a little bit longer then normal  and once the polish is set, peel off each piece of tape – pulling in the same direction to ensure smooth lines. Seal in the design with a coat of Seche Vite & you’re finished!
We really love how these turned out – the bright ombre underneath creates a great contrast with the solid black top. The variations that can be done with this design are endless – all neon, monochromatic, glitter, etc. The only downside to this design is the wait time, it definitely can’t be done on a short time frame – so pop in a good movie & take your time, nothing worse then peeling up the tape and the bottom layer coming with it (tears).

Friday, 18 May 2012

Gradient nails - WOW

These look fab and it doesn't sound too hard to do.
1. Apply base coat to clean dry nails.
2. Apply base colour (one coat should afford sufficient coverage for this particular paint job) and allow to dry; I used Ciaté Sugar Plum.
3. Brush a small amount of a contrasting polish onto a sponge (I went with Topshop Gone Fishing.) Eyeshadow applicators are ideal for this job because they give you lots of control over product placement; alternatively you can use a cosmetic sponge. If you opt for the latter, I recommend trimming it down to size so that it’s no wider than the size of your nails to minimise clean up.
4. Immediately, gently press the sponge onto the tips of your nails. You may find that you need to do this a couple of times in the one spot to achieve a good colour payoff, which is fine; the important thing is to work reasonably quickly so that the polish doesn’t have a chance to dry out on the sponge. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could always sponge multiple colours across each nail for a many hued effect.
5. To achieve a subtle gradient effect, I build up the sponged colour in thin layers. I’ll cover the top half of the nail first and then move towards the tips with each subsequent layer so that the sponged colour is concentrated on the tips.
6. Finish with top coat.

Somewhere over the rainbow

Wow love these nails just wish I could actually make mine look the same.

It looks like a twist on a rainbow pattern.

Might actually follow some tutorials and see how easy it is.  They seem pretty easy to follow.

The nail kits don't look too expensive here is a MASH 15 piece nail art brush set I've got my eye on.

While you are here check out this offer to grab $100 worth of Almay makeup

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Monday, 7 May 2012

DIY Crochet Shorts b

DIY Crochet Shorts by teresadoesit #Crochet_Shorts #DIY #teresadoesit

Make Your Own Custom

Make Your Own Custom Printed Fabric by spoonflower: $16.20/yd. No minimum order. #Custom_Printed #Fabric #Fabric #spoonflower

Cabana Mezzanine Pla

Cabana Mezzanine Playhouse by ducotedechezvous: DIY instructions in French. (Use Google translate.) #Playhouse #ducotedechezvous

How to Make a Galler

How to Make a Gallery Wall by #Gallery_Wall #DIY #akadesign_ca

How to Tie the Celti

How to Tie the Celtic Heart Knot by TIAT (A Knotty Valentine) #Knot #Celtic_Heart #TIAT

DIY Burlap Fabric Pl

DIY Burlap Fabric Planter by themotherhuddle #Planter #DIY #themotherhuddle

DIY Magic Fence by G

DIY Magic Fence by Garden Drama: Make your old fence sparkle with glass marbles! #Fence_Marbles #DIY #Garden_Drama

DIY Marbled Glasswar

DIY Marbled Glassware by honestlywtf: Upcycle your old glassware with your stash of unused nail polishes. #DIY #Glassware #honestlywtf

5 Strand Braided Hea

5 Strand Braided Headbands, #DIY #Braided_Headband #duitang

DIY Potato Print Art

DIY Potato Print Artwork by ohhappyday: Inspired! #Potato_Print #ohhappyday

Vika Veine convertib

Vika Veine convertible computer desk by Tak, ikeahackers.Here is the link for Vika Veine. #DIY #ikeahackers #Tak

DIY Living Moss Pain

DIY Living Moss Paint Graffiti by popularmechanics: Paint moss onto a wall and cultivate it. #Moss_Paint #DIY #popularmechanics

Jack's Garden by Hen

Jack's Garden by Henry Cole #Books #Kids #Gardens #Jacks_Garden #Henry_Cole

How-To: Print on Fab

How-To: Print on Fabric with an Inkjet Printer by Andrew Lewis, craftzine. Check out spoonflower if you don't want to risk your printer. #Fabric_Printing #craftzine #Andrew_Lewis

DIY Hanging Fabric B

DIY Hanging Fabric Baskets Or Pockets by themotherhuddle #Storage #Fabric_Basket #DIY #themotherhuddle

Donna Karan: Dress p

Donna Karan: Dress pattern by Vogue. #Sewing #Dress #Donna_Karan #Vogue

DIY Living Moss Graf

DIY Living Moss Graffiti by Ann Garforth via designmom: More instructions here #Moss_Graffiti #Moss_Paint #designmom

Dip Dyed Business Ca

Dip Dyed Business Cards, #Business_Cards #Dip_Dye #duitang

DIY Fuzzy Mocs by du

DIY Fuzzy Mocs by duitang #Slippers #Moccasins #duitang

DIY Plastic Cup Lamp

DIY Plastic Cup Lamp by bit-of-green #DIY #Lamp #Plastic_Cup #bit_of_green

DIY Upcycled Knotted

DIY Upcycled Knotted Ring by Grain, ecouterre: Made with old electrical wire. #Ring #Knotted_Ring #Grain #ecouterre

DIY Flokati Rug by x

DIY Flokati Rug by xoelle: A gorgeous (and washable) rug was made out of 51 tshirts. #DIY #Flokati_Rug #Rug #xoelle