Saturday, November 27, 2010

Cupcake theme party = cupcake nails

I can't believe I let a month go by without blogging :(  It's still the same story .. busy with school.  Anyway, I'm back with a quick post.  I'm so far behind, I'm just now sharing nails I did the first week of September.  A really good friend of mine had a cupcake theme party for her daughter's first birthday.  I didn't have the konad plate with the cupcakes on it so my sister decided to look up cupcake nail art.  Her favorite one was Rina's cupcake nails so she decided to go with that.  I thought they were super cute too so I did it also :)  It was our first time attempting to freehand so we just did accent nails.  Sha used China Glaze Light as Air and Spontaneous and I used China Glaze Something Sweet and Orly Prince Charming.  felt like it was incomplete so I used my Sally Hansen nail art pen to draw some hearts.  Here are the pictures .. Sha's is on the left and mine is on the right.

That's all I have for now.  The semester is coming to an end so I have finals very soon which means I'm not sure if I'll be able to blog til mid December.  But I'll try to post something during one of my study breaks.  Wish me luck!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Light as Air + Grape Pop

Last week I forgot to post a picture from our Konad night. Going clockwise, mine is at the top, Clare's (Konad), Sha's (freehand using nails polish), and Stef's (freehand using acrylic paint).

I still have some pictures I never posted so I'm probably going to just keep posting them in the order that I did them.  But if I participate in a challenge or do something related to the holidays I'll post them up right away.  Anyway, here's one I did in August.  I used China Glaze Light as Air as my base color, China Glaze Grape Pop for stamping and Konad image plate m78.  I really liked the way this one turned out but it's probably because purple is my favorite color! :) 

Here's our picture from Konad night. Going clockwise after my nail is Jess, Clare, Ria and Sha.  

That's all for now.  Hopefully in my next post I'll have some type of Halloween design on my nails :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

China Glaze Liquid Leather

The other week I joined Thriszha and Mae's black and white challenge.  This was my entry for the challenge.  I used China Glaze Liquid Leather, konad image plate m57, and white stamping polish.  I wanted each nail to look different so I stamped the flowers one at a time and randomly placed them on my nails.  

As usual, this is just a quick post to say hello and update since my last post was about two weeks ago :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

China Glaze Jitterbug

I didn't get to blog last week.  School's keeping me busy.  It's only been a month since the semester started but I already feel like I need a break.  I miss summer! :P Anyway, back in August I went to Vegas for a few days for my cousin's bachelorette party.  I wanted something that would match most of my outfits, which were mostly black, so I chose China Glaze Jitterbug.  I used a full nail design from plate m60 with black stamping polish.  I know it looks like I messed up on my middle finger but I actually messed up on my pinkie.  I started stamping at my thumb and tried to alternate the direction of the design but forgot to turn the image around when I got to my pinkie.  I didn't even realize it til a few days after I took the picture.

The picture below is from our second Konad night.  Not all the girls were able to go but the 3 of us still wanted to do our nails.  I haven't been taking note of the nail polishes they used.  Maybe I should start doing that.  But I'm not sure how accurate the colors look in the picture.  My sister, Sha, used her cell to take the picture because it has this auto and touch focus so it turned out better than the picture I took with my digital camera.

Okay, back to homework ...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Essie Splash of Grenadine

A few weeks ago in a post I mentioned that my friends and I were going to start doing Konad night once a week. We've been doing a good job getting together every Thursday. We've only missed one so far. We almost missed it again last week because I was sick for a few days. We cancelled it but ended up doing Konad night on Friday instead.

Anyway, this is actually from the first time we did Konad night. Now you know how far behind I am in posting pictures! I used Essie Splash of Grenadine, Konad white polish and image plate m26. At the time, I didn't own this plate and borrowed my friend's. I ended up liking the plate so much, I bought my own a few days after :) Luckily, I live about 15 minutes away from a store that sells konad. The only time I ordered online was the first time I bought my Konad set. After that, I looked at the Konad website and found a store called JK Emporium in Torrance, CA. I've been going there for over a year now and I love going there. The guy that's usually there is really friendly and very helpful. When a plate you want is out of stock, he'll order it right way and you'll have it within a few days. I also really like the fact that I can see the actual plates and go home with it if I decide to buy it! No waiting for it to be mailed! So if you live in the area, you should go there to buy your plates and polishes :)

Ok, that's all for now. I'll be back next week with another post <3

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

China Glaze China Rouge

In my last post I said that I don't normally wear orange. Well, I don't normally wear red either. I usually like wearing purples, blues, teals, grays and black. But I thought I'd give it a try. Here's China Glaze China Rouge. I ended up liking it :) It's a nice shade of red .. not too bright and not too dark. I used white Konad stamping polish and image plate m75. I also practiced Konaddict's technique on how to get the mirror image of a design. Learn how to do it here.

I forgot to take a picture of both hands but this picture shows the mirror image of the original design. It wasn't too difficult to do. You just have to be fast. Has anyone else tried to do it?

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hot and Spicy

Yesterday was the first day of Fall semester and I already have lots to do! But I wanted to do a quick post before starting my reading assignments. Here I used OPI Hot and Spicy, a bright orange color. I don't normally wear orange but I liked this one. For the flowers I used konad plate m3 and stamping polishes white, red, and an old bottle of white mixed with yellow. The red is kind of hard to see and the pastel yellow almost looks white in the picture but they're more noticeable in person.

That's all I have for now. I'll do my best to keep up and post at least once a week :)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Pretty Teal Flowers

This design was inspired by Deniz from Emerald Sparkled. I loved how she applied a dot of color underneath the stamped flower. A few weeks ago, I knew that I wanted to use China Glaze’s For Audrey and stamp with Sally Hansen’s Fairy Teal but didn’t know which Konad plate to use. After playing around with a few plates, I thought of the manicure Deniz did and tried it out. This is what I ended up with ...

Instead of stamping with Fairy Teal, I used it as the color of the flower and stamped with white (the flower is from plate m76). I also placed the flower at the corners of my nails rather than in the middle. It turned out to be one of my favorites! Thanks Deniz for the inspiration! I love your blog! :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Milani Wild Violet

Here's another one I did a couple weeks ago. I used Milani Wild Violet and Konad plate m36. Wild Violet looks better in person. It has a hint of magenta when light hits it. I just realized that I don't like how the light shines on my index finger. It looks like I messed up. Maybe it's just when the picture is small? Oh well :)

Since some of my friends have joined me with the whole nail polish and konad obsession, we have decided to start a new weekly tradition of doing our nails together. We usually get together at our friend Clare's house and bring food, eat and talk .. girls night in. We thought it would be fun to add nails to our things to do while we hang out. We had our first konad night last week on Thursday and getting together again tomorrow :) Here's a candid my sister Sha took with her cell.

From left to right: Jess, Clare, me, and Stef (missing from the picture: Sha since she's the one who took it, and Ria since she had work).

I had such a great time that night .. can't wait til tomorrow! :)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sally Hansen Fairy Teal

For this mani I used Sally Hansen Fairy Teal and Konad image plate m50. I really like this color and I like how the white looks on it .. it looks clean. It probably helps that I used a new bottle of white Konad polish. The image came out nice and crisp.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

china glaze make an entrance

This is one of my favorite colors to wear ... it's china glaze make an entrance. I didn't want to cover up the color too much so I kept it pretty simple. I used the largest flower from image plate m57.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hello :)

I know its been a while ... I suck at this whole blogging thing. But I still have been doing my nails since the last post. I just don't always take pictures of my nails. There were a few times I remembered and here's one of them. I used OPI Dim Sum Plum and Konad image plate m79. I used the top half of the image instead of the whole thing. That's all I have for now. I promise I won't wait weeks til the next post :P

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

It's summer again!

I'm finally on summer break! I have had such a stressful semester and I'm glad it's over! Since my last post, I've only taken a few pictures but since I'm on break, I'll have more time to do my nails and post more pictures. Here's the very few that I have. They're not much, just simple designs that didn't require too much time.

I love this color! It was sold out in most MAC stores that I
checked and online but I found it at Nordstrom.

I guess I had a blue/purple phase going on...

This is how I did my nails for my friend's wedding.
The design was inspired by the dress I wore.

That's it for now :)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I'm back :)

Wow! Has it really been that long since I’ve blogged?! Even though I haven’t blogged during the past few months, I still did my nails … but I didn’t always take a picture. I have a few but it isn't much. I’m still really busy with school but I want to try to start blogging again. Anyway, just a quick post for now :)