ANIMAL PRINT for #omd2nails

Hey everyone! I really wish I had the chance to post these nails earlier in the day for OMD2. But a busy monday got in the way. You know how that is.  Doesn’t it suck when life gets in the way of your nails?

For ANIMAL PRINT day of the Oh Mon Dieu I’ve put together a cute pastel skittles mani…
pastel animal nails

animal print skittles

animal print skittle maniI couldn’t decide what animal print to go with, so I went with all of them! I used a variety of stamping plates, Konad special nail polish in black, and the following colors-

green ❇ AVON Don’t Be Jaded
pink ❇ China Glaze Dance Baby
yellow ❇ SinfulColors Solar Flux
purple ❇ Sinful Colors Prime Purple
blue ❇ Color Club Take Me To Your Chateau

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CHEVRON for #omd2nails

I was in the mood for something girly so for my CHEVRON design I started with two coats of a pretty bubblegum pink called Sweet by Zoya. Then I stamped a chevron design over top using Essie Butler Please. That polish didn’t stamp as well as I thought it would so I filled in a little extra blue with a striper brush. Then hand-painted some little blue bows and added some rhinestones.

chevron nails pink and blue chevron nails with bows pink chevron nailsNow that I have this Bundle Monster stamping plate BM-423 I will never have to mess around bm 423 platewith tape to do a chevron pattern.  This makes it so easy!  This plate is from the Create Your Own 2013 set, so whichever nail art fan created that design- you’re a genius!  Thank you!  BTW, I’m wondering when they will announce the 2014 CYO set.  I submitted several designs for it here.  Can’t wait to see what designs they chose to adorn their plates this year !!  Good luck to everyone!

Later today I’ll be posting a reminder on instagram, fb and twitter that it’s not too late to join the OMD2 challenge.  Now that I’m on instagram (finally!) it’s a lot of fun for me to check out all the #omd2nails tags.  So far we have over 1400 ig posts with hashtag #omd2nails and we’re only 2/3 of the way done! Here’s a reminder of the last eleven themes for July.  I think some of these are going to be a lot of fun…


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OMBRE for #omd2nails

Ombre- having colors or tones that shade into each other —used especially of fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark.

That’s the definition from Merriam Webster in case you aren’t 100% sure of what ombre meant. I’ve seen a lot of different versions of ombre nails.  Sometimes it’s a gradient where the base of the nails fades into a different color at the tips.  But I’ve also seen ombre manicures where each nail is a painted a solid color, but slightly different than the next (the pinkie starts out light blue, and it gradually gets darker til you see the thumb which is dark navy).  I felt like doing something a little different, so I tried an ombre striped manicure.  I went with nude colors too since I usually gravitate towards brights.

nude ombre stripes nailart essie ombre stripes ombre striped nailsI did this freehand using a striper brush since I can’t stand using tape and waiting for stuff to dry in between layers.  Here’s the shades I used:

  • Zoya Purity
  • OPI My Vampire is Buff
  • Zoya Pandora
  • Orly Coffee Break
  • Essie Hot Coco
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DOTTICURE for #omd2nails

Hey!!  Happy friday nite, or whatever time it is in your part of the world.  It’s the weekend!!!  My boyfriend and i just sat down to watch the Lego Movie on bluray and it looked like the disc was tortured and went through hell and back.  Luckily, Redbox has an easy way on their website to report a bad disc, but still, now he hasta drive all the way back to the store to exchange it.  The machine better not spit out the same disc- that’s all I gotta say! I don’t even understand how someone can scratch up and destroy a disc so bad, especially since the movie’s only been out in redbox for about a week.  The person HAD to have destroyed it on purpose.  And since it’s a kid’s movie, I’m sure it was a little snot-nose.  Naughty naughty, Santa is watching you!!!!!!!!!

Anyway, while he drives to get a new movie, I have a minute to type up my DOTTICURE post!  Oh, and did you see my giveaway earlier today?  If not, please enter here for your chance to win a gazillion bottles of nail polish!

For the DOTTICURE prompt I went with a color scheme that I’ve been wanting to use for a while now- gold and mint green.  I love the feminine and classy look of this….

gold mint dotticure metallic dotticure dotticureI’m wearing a Metal Glam polish from Essence called Gold Digger along with Orly Gumdrop.  This was a super quick manicure- which was perfect for the end of a busy work week!

See you tomorrow ladies!

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