Thursday, November 3, 2011

And We're Off!

Ok so I've been wanting to do this for a while now, and I've decided to bite the bullet and go for it! I'd like to first thank you for reading what is sure to be some whacky posts about my obsession for nail art and all things shiny. I hope to share my experiences with different polishes and nail supplies and how I go about creating the fun art I get to wear on my nails.

I'd like to thank the many nail bloggers out there that have taken this to a whole new level. You've inspired and awed me with your creativity and desire to share the wealth with the rest of us. So without further ado, I give you my first of hopefully many blog posts, and my current mani.

I apologize for the blurry pictures, I'm using my camera phone and it doesn't take the best shots. Hopefully Santa will bring me something to do a better job. ;)

I first applied my base coat. I'm currently using different base and top coats, just experimenting to see what I like the best. For this application I used Maybelline Salon Expert Base and Top Coat. I don't care for this as a top coat because it seems to smear the design regardless of how long I let it dry.

I then applied Wet n Wild Wild Shine French White as my base color. Even though I usually love Wet n Wild, it seems Whites just don't like me. I tried doing several thin coats, they wouldn't stop streaking, so I went to a thicker coat with much longer dry time, and still had streaking. Finally after 3 coats it was even enough for this particular nail art since it's spotted.

Next I applied the different color spots, doing one color at a time on all the nails, but not waiting for them to dry since they weren't touching. For the spots I used my Sinful Colors Nail Art liners, colors A Slice To Go (hot pink), Orange Heart (orange), Anxious Azure (turquoise), and Worn Before (green).

After letting everything dry, I put a couple dabs of Wet n Wild Wild Shine Black Creme onto a paper plate and using a small paint brush, applied the dots and "C"s on and around the colored spots.

As a top coat I wanted to add a little sparkle, which unfortunately doesn't show up in the pics regardless of the lighting I used. My top coat was Wet n Wild Hallucinate, and the micro sparkles add just the right amount of bling for this busy design. Hope you enjoy!

I know this art has been done before, by people much more accomplished than myself, but I absolutely LOVE how it turned out and am proud to show this on my first blog post.


  1. Welcome to the blog world! I don't have my own blog, but I love to follow others. Can't wait to see what you have in store for all of us.

  2. Welcome!! :) Great job! Cant wait to see more. hugs

  3. Welcome!! This is an amazing mani!! Grreat job!!

  4. Welcome to the nail blogging world!!!

    Very cute mani for your first blog! Love it :)

  5. Found you through the traceface philes... I'm a newbie just like you. Welcome and follow back if you please!