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Pictorial: Black and Blue Nail Look

I’m trying to be more creative with my nails. Scouring various YouTube tutorials for inspiration has been very helpful and fun, and I decided to try and come up with my own nail look. It’s pretty basic. Nothing fancy, but it’s a start.

I’ve also decided to try my hand at pictorials, so here we go:


“Abstract French Nail” Look from Youtube

Thought I’d share this cool nail look I did a few weeks ago. I saw this tutorial on YouTube by user Beenabop and decided to try it. I’m not into “tips” really, but I loved this look so much I wore it for almost two weeks! That’s just about a personal record.

I can’t even lie though, it was a pain to do at first. I redid my nails time and time again. I stayed up late trying to get it right.  I never got some lines perfectly straight, but they were straight enough. Doing my right hand was horrible!!!!!!!! After the millionth time though, it got easier. Practice really does make perfect.

I’m having fun browsing through the YouTube nail art videos and playing around. Those ladies are really good! I hope to one day get decent enough ideas on my own, but in the mean time I’ll keep trying what I see and sharing with y’all.

Products Used:

L.A. Colors Nail Polish Cotton Candy

L.A. Colors Art Deco Nail Art Lacquer in Silver Glitter and Black

Sinful Colors Professional Nail Polish in Boom Boom

Orly Sec’ N Dry Quick Dry Top Coat

Abstract Jackson Pollock Inspired Nail Look

I had a bright idea a while ago for a nail look to try. My thought was an abstract expressionism, Jackson Pollock type of look. In my mind I played out exactly how it would go. I’d splash some nail colors onto my nails, and it would look marvelous. It would be simple cause I knew what I wanted it to look like. I was so excited to try it, cause I knew it was gonna be fun!

Yeah right.


Fun and Easy Nail Look: Newspaper Manicure

Now I have another way to recycle old newspaper. I saw this article on Bellasugar about newspaper manicures, and there was a link to a blog that they have on their site with a tutorial. Of course, I had to give it a try. It just looked like too much fun.


Polka Dot Nail Look

I’m not into polka dots at all. Something about it in any form of style outside of chocolate chip cookies (mmmm!), just looks kinda bland. I remember as a kid most girls my age wearing some variation of the navy blue dress with white polka dots and it was just blah. Just an all around boring look.

I must have been  bored when I decided to try it on my nails. We’ll just call it experimentation. I had fun with it, but it was kinda difficult to get the circles to be precise, whether I used a toothpick or the tiny brush that comes with the nail art polishes.

It didn’t turn out too bad. This is something I may experiment with more.

Products used:

Sinful Colors Nail Polish in Snow Me White

L.A. Colors Art Deco Nail Art Lacquer in Silver Glitter

L.A. Colors Art Deco Nail Art Lacquer in Teal Glitter

Fired Up! Orange and Red Ombre Nail Look

I have a fondness for anything that has a faded, gradation look. From clothes, to earrings, to stationery, I’m all about it. As soon as I saw the look on nails, I knew I had to try it. I found a written tutorial online, but since I’m a visual person when it comes to learning, no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t grasp it. I searched online for more tutorials, but most were of ombre nails where either the pinky or the thumbnail is darker and each following nail gradually fades out into a lighter color. That’s a cool look also, but what I was looking for was a tutorial for an ombre look on each nail.


Product Review: Art Club Glam Nail Art Decals in Mad For Plaid

It’s been a few months since I first tried the new nail art decals, their ubiquitous presence in almost every store nail aisle making them difficult to ignore. After my frustrating initial experience, I didn’t think I would ever try them again. Yet there I was in Sally’s, standing at the checkout all poised and calm as the sales clerk rang up my Art Club Glam nail art decals in Mad For Plaid.  On the real,  I felt like a six-year-old at Dairy Queen anxiously waiting to get my dipped cone (personal favorite)!  I couldn’t wait to try them out! I just knew they would look as perfect in real life as I already imagined they would in my head.

You know where this is headed, right?


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