Showing posts with label color block. Show all posts
Showing posts with label color block. Show all posts

Color block nail art with Elevation Darkness Collection

Friday, December 5, 2014

Elevation Polish has done it again and released another stunning collection - the Darkness Collection. You can see the swatches of these amazing polishes here

I had to try a color block with a few of these polishes. They are so easy to work with.

I started with a base color of "The Kek" and it completely complemented the other two polishes. I use Nail Vinyls to help make this manicure clean and neat. Once I had the nail vinyls where I wanted them, I used "Yeti was a Shadow 2" and "Dusk @ Hovd." These polishes applied smoothly and oh-so-easily. 

I topped it off with a coat of HK Girl.

Easy Color Block Nail Art

Easy Color Block Nail Art

Easy Color Block Nail Art

 Check out this amazing Elevation Polish release and the swatches here.

This collection will be available at 9 p.m. CST, Dec. 7. 2014. Elevation Polish releases new collections on the the 7th and 22nd of each month. So mark your calendars to visit then. Elevation Polishes are also available at Llarowe.

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These polishes were provided to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note that computer monitors may display colors differently.

Color block nail art using Milani

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Milani asked some bloggers to use Milani polishes and participate in a promotion involving nail trends. I happily said yes. I love nail art and all things involving polish.

One of the nail trends is color block My version of "color block"is below. I was going to use scotch tape but I decided to use a nail art brush instead . I used "Rapid Cherry" for the base color and then using the nail art brush I added the square using Black Swift and White on White. I outlined each square with "Gold Glitz." It probably could have been neater if I had used scotch tape but I lost patience.

Color block nail art using Milani nail polish
Color block nail art using Milani nail polish

Make sure you check out the other blogger's trends on their Pinterest page at

I will be posting more of the trends in the next few days so stay tuned.

Milani polishes can be found at Walgreens, Target, Kmart, Winn-Dixie and CVS and costs from $4.49 to $4.99. Check out for more colors.

Bottom line: Milani does glitter well. It's an affordable, quality polish. They have wonderful colors and apply easily.  
The products in this post were sent to me for review.  I was not paid for my review of this product and all opinions are my own.

Spin on Color Blocking

Sunday, May 27, 2012

The colors of spring are evident in this color blocked manicure. It's bright, bold and cheerful.

This spring-inspired mani is not difficult, but is time consuming. Let's just get started.

Colorblocking nail art with lines and dots
I used Zoyz polishes in this color blocked design.
I started off with a nice base coat. I have been using Butter London Nail Foundation. I love it!

Then I painted a diagonal stripe of the yellow, green and pink. I let them dry for a bit between colors. After the main stripes were on I applied a top coat of Seche Vite.

I started off with the white striping brush and applied the white diagonal stripes in various places on the nail. Then I repeated that with the yellow and then the blue striping brush. 

Using a dotting tool I applied two rows of dots using Zoya Raven.
What I used: Striping brushes from LA. Colors, Zoya Midori, Creamy, Whitney, and Raven, and a dotting tool.

It's amazing how complicated this mani looks but how relatively easy it is to accomplish it. The idea came from The mani on that website was only for tips. But as I began I decided I wanted to cover the entire nail.  

Someone commented and said it looks like Juicy Fruit gum. It really does remind me of that. 

I think this mani would look great with any colors. What colors would you use?
The first step: Painting diagonal lines.

Color blocked tips

Saturday, May 19, 2012

I was talking with a friend last night and trying to decide what to do with my nails. She sent me the link to a video - color blocking by Copy That, Copy Cat. Of course she made it look extremely easy. So this morning I went to work picking colors and setting up my work space.

It actually took me a few minutes to get my nerve up to start. And at one point I almost took it off and moved on to something else. But it started coming together. I am pretty pleased with it. My white lines didn't come out near as crisp and clean as I would have liked. But overall it is an idea I would try again.

The colors I used are Zoya Breezi, Creamy, Audrina, and Orly Basket Case.

If you want to know how to complete this mani the tutorial video is here.

Is this something you would try?

Let's move on to the photos!
Colorblocked nail art
Color Block nails


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