Fade to black

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For this design I used the following Gelish colors:

  • Black Shadow – for the tips
  • Fashion Week Chic
  • Let’s Hit the Bunny Slopes
  • Clean Slate – for the base

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I’m Plum Tuckered Out!

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This design is done with Gelish From Rodeo to Rodeo Drive topped in an ombre style with Plum Tuckered Out. Both of these colors are from the Urban Cowgirl Collection.

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I stamped using plate BPL003 from the Born Pretty Store, first with silver stamping polish, then black.

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More nail art… finally!

It’s been too long in between nail art posts!  Here’s my last hurrah for winter-ish nail art:

The base color is Gelish Dancer, Prancer Cranberry Vixen, and the chevrons are Gelish With his Red So Bright, both from the Gelish Winter Reds 2013/2014 Collection.  The charm is from the Born Pretty Store.

You can’t see it in the photo, but I used With his Red So Bright only on my thumbs, and it is a gorgeous, sparkly red.  It would be perfect any time of year, not just winter!

Winter nail art

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This is Gelish Deep Sea, with Arabesque water decals and silver flat back studs from the Born Pretty Store.

Stay tuned for a review of these embellishments soon!

wintertime marble

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This snazzy combination is Gelish Let’s Hit the Bunny Slopes (gray) and Race You to the Bottom (teal).  I love how the colors in each Gelish collection mesh well together, and these colors are no exception.  The photo doesn’t do justice to Race You to the Bottom – it’s a stunner in person!

My nail art was published again!

A couple months ago I submitted some nail art photos to Nail Art Gallery Magazine, and it was accepted and published in the September issue!  Check out pages 13, 53, and 61.

If you aren’t already a subscriber, you can get a free subscription to this digital only magazine for nail art enthusiasts. It provides plenty of inspiration for nail artists at all levels.

Blackboard Nails

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For these nails I used Gelish Black Shadow, and stamped on them with white Konad special stamping polish and Bundle monster stamping plates 311, 401, 409 and 411. On some of the nails I used a 2 coats of Gelish A Pinch of Pepper, although the black glitter is not visible.  Finally, to give the nails the “blackboard” look, I used Gelish Matte Top it Off.

Night Reflection

Night Reflection

For this design I used two coats of Gelish “Night Reflection” and “The Great Googly Moogly” from the Aurora Collection. Then, I stamped with the special black Konad stamping polish and Bundle Monster plate BM-314.  (Yes, you can stamp the ring, as well!) The dark purple makes a great contrast with bright green glitter.  The ring and nail art are even more impressive in person!

If you’d like more information about how to make your own nail polish jewelry, try Sweeter Lemon or Rebecca Likes Nails for a tutorial.  I’ve read that you can find the supplies to make your jewelry at Etsy.com, but I purchased all mine at Fire Mountain Gems and at our local Michael’s craft store.

Art Deco nails

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For this design I used Gelish Lust at First Sight from the Under Her Spell collection on the tips over a Gelish Vanilla Silk base.  The design was done with a striping brush using Gelish Meet the King.  I applied the black rhinestone in the Top It Off and cured.

Black and White Sparkle

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For this design I used Gelish “Naughty List” and “Little Miss Sparkle” from their Holiday 2012 Collection.  I handpainted the stripes using a striping brush and black acrylic art paint.

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You’ll notice a lot of growth at the cuticle area in the following photo.  That’s because this photo was taken after about 1 week of wear.  Gelish holds up so well!  No chipping or anything…