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Showing posts with label color4nails. Show all posts

Floral nail art for Digital Dozen Nature Week: Day Two

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

It's Day two of Digit-al Dozen Nature Week.

Nature means I can create the things I love - florals and landscapes. Today is a fun floral.

I used alcohol inks for the base. To protect my nails and cuticles from getting stained, I applied Crystalline Nail Veil from Color4Nails. However, I didn't get it close enough to the edges and did end up with some staining. But it washed off easily in the shower. 

I used acrylic paints for the flowers and stems. I love working with acrylic paint. It doesn't dry out quickly, which means you can use a very small amount. And if you feel like you really messed it up you can wash it off - providing you applied a good top coat before using the paint.


Floral nail art over alcohol ink base





The Digit-al Dozen is a small group of diverse nail art bloggers that post nail art inspired by a new monthly theme for five days in a row. You can find us blogging away the second week of each month! See the other nature looks below. 







Crystalline Nail Veil was previously provided to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

Alcohol ink makes for marvelous marbled nail art

Saturday, February 7, 2015


There are so many awesome ideas popping up in the nail world. One of the ideas that caught my attention is the alcohol ink marbled look. I have been wanting to try it for so long. But I imagined it as a messy adventure.

I received a product last week that pushed me to try it. Crystalline Nail Veil from Color4Nails allowed me to put the dye on my nails and not my skin.

Alcohol Ink marbled nail art

I started off with a base color of KBShimmer Eyes White Open. This white is perfect for nail art. Then I applied a top coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top. I wanted a completely smooth surface to put the dye on. Once this was dry, I applied Crystalline Nail Veil to my cuticles around the white polish. I made sure to cover any part of the nail that I didn't want ink to get on also. The small striping brush from the Nail Veil made it easy. It does have a strong odor to it. But it dissipates quickly. I allowed it to dry about five minutes. If you are allergic to latex, do not use this product. 
 
 
I tore a cosmetic sponge into tiny pieces and added two small drops of alcohol ink to a small section. Then using tweezers, I dabbed it onto my nail. I added the ink to my nails pretty randomly. I learned I like to add a little of alcohol to my sponge as it makes the marble look a little more muted. I started off with the Teakwood color. I bought a set of three inks at Hobby Lobby. They are $9.99 for the set; and of course I used one of their handy 40 percent off coupons. And as it only takes a couple of small drops of ink, it will last for quite a while.



I actually like the Teakwood on its own. But as I was experimenting, I decided to add the other colors. I repeated the process with the Indigo and Mermaid colors. 

Alcohol Ink marbled nail art

The ink dries really quickly, so there wasn't much waiting to suffer through. I used tweezers and peeled off the Nail Veil. It was oh-so-easy. Without it, I am pretty sure I wouldn't have tried this technique for a while. Alcohol inks are a stain, so they will stain your skin.

Alcohol Ink marbled nail art

I am pleased with this marbled look and I can't wait to try it some more. In the meantime, I will be using Nail Veil for marbling and gradients.

I am not sure who initially came up with this ingenious idea of using alcohol inks. But I took my lead from Ten Little Canvases. You can see her YouTube video here.


Is this something you would try?

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

Celestial Cosmetics: Bay of Rainbows swatches, review

Friday, November 14, 2014


I have a simply mesmerizing polish to share with you -  Celestial Cosmetics Bay of Rainbows.

Bay of Rainbows is a deep green jelly polish that is packed full of large gold dots, gold micro glitter, smaller gold and turquoise dots and silver stars. The final illusion is one of depth and dimension. It applies well and doesn't require any fishing for polish. The glitter shines bright, even through the jelly polish.

Let's take a look! This is three coats with a top coat.


Celestial Cosmetics - Bay of Rainbows
Celestial Cosmetics - Bay of Rainbows
Celestial Cosmetics - Bay of Rainbows
Celestial Cosmetics - Bay of Rainbows
Celestial Cosmetics - Bay of Rainbows
Celestial Cosmetics - Bay of Rainbows
Celestial Cosmetics - Bay of Rainbows
Celestial Cosmetics - Bay of Rainbows
Celestial Cosmetics - Bay of Rainbows
Celestial Cosmetics - Bay of Rainbows
Celestial Cosmetics - Bay of Rainbows
Celestial Cosmetics - Bay of Rainbows
Celestial Cosmetics - Bay of Rainbows
Celestial Cosmetics - Bay of Rainbows
This stunning, 3-dimensional polish is available from Celestial Cosmetics and Color4Nails.

Celestial Cosmetics is Australian owned and made. They create 5 Free unique handmade nail polish.  

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This polish was sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note that computer monitors may display colors differently.

Celestial Cosmetics: Limited Edition November 2014 swatches, review

Thursday, November 13, 2014


Celestial Cosmetics makes some amazing polishes - gorgeous shades and finishes. Today I have the Limited Edition November 2014 polish to share with you.

This shade is an amazing shade of sky blue. This mesmerizing blue is scattered holographic and has silver flakes. It's a beauty. It applied wonderfully. This is two coats with a top coat. The scattered holographic illusion appears to come from within the polish. I love when polishes have that appearance.

Let's take a look.


Celestial Cosmetics - Limited Edition November 2014
Celestial Cosmetics - Limited Edition November 2014
Celestial Cosmetics - Limited Edition November 2014
Celestial Cosmetics - Limited Edition November 2014
Celestial Cosmetics - Limited Edition November 2014
Celestial Cosmetics - Limited Edition November 2014
Celestial Cosmetics - Limited Edition November 2014
Celestial Cosmetics - Limited Edition November 2014
Celestial Cosmetics - Limited Edition November 2014
Celestial Cosmetics - Limited Edition November 2014
Celestial Cosmetics - Limited Edition November 2014
Celestial Cosmetics - Limited Edition November 2014
This gorgeous limited edition polish is available from Celestial Cosmetics and Color4Nails.

Celestial Cosmetics is Australian owned and made. They create 5 Free unique handmade nail polish.  

Follow Color4Nails on Facebook and Celestial Cosmetics on Facebook to keep up with new release on this collection, and more.

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

Powder Perfect: Secret Passageway and Downworlder - swatches, review

Saturday, November 8, 2014


Powder Perfect has some gorgeous shades of nail polish. I have had the opportunity to try a few of these and they are gorgeous.


I shared a couple of other shades the other day. You can see those here. These polishes are unique and stunning.

Let's take a look.

Downworlder is a deep blue jelly polish that is swimming with multi-shape and size holographic glitter. The glitter appears to be magically suspended in the depths of the polish. This polish applied wonderfully. This is three coats with a top coat of HK Girl. 

Powder Perfect - Downworlder
Powder Perfect - Downworlder
Powder Perfect - Downworlder
Powder Perfect - Downworlder
Powder Perfect - Downworlder
Powder Perfect - Downworlder
Powder Perfect - Downworlder
Powder Perfect - Downworlder
Powder Perfect - Downworlder
Powder Perfect - Downworlder
Secret Passageway is a gray creme with shimmery micro-glitters in bronze, gold and red. The tiny glitters make it almost appear as a gray granite surface. Without a top coat it has a slight textured finish. This is two coats with a top coat of HK Girl.

Powder Perfect - Secret Passageway
Powder Perfect - Secret Passageway
Powder Perfect - Secret Passageway
Powder Perfect - Secret Passageway
Powder Perfect - Secret Passageway
Powder Perfect - Secret Passageway

Powder Perfect - Secret Passageway
Powder Perfect - Secret Passageway
Powder Perfect - Secret Passageway
Powder Perfect - Secret Passageway

These polishes are available at Color4Nails for $10 to $11. Internationals stockists are listed here.

Powder Perfect is Australian owned and made and they create 5 Free unique handmade nail polish.  
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These polishes were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note that computer monitors may display colors differently.

Powder Perfect: Otherworld and Shadowhunter swatches, review

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


I have a new-to-me polish on the blog tonight - Powder Perfect. Powder Perfect is a five-free polish and I must say the colors are amazing. 

I am going to share two of them with you today.

Let's take a look.

Otherworld is exclusive to Color4Nails. This deep berry shade has a serious holographic sheen and shimmer. If you like holo polishes, this is definitely a polish for you. The formula is wonderful. It applies silky and smooth. This is two coats with a top coat.

Powder Perfect - Otherworld
Powder Perfect - Otherworld
Powder Perfect - Otherworld
Powder Perfect - Otherworld
Powder Perfect - Otherworld
Powder Perfect - Otherworld
Powder Perfect - Otherworld (bright light)
Powder Perfect - Otherworld (bright light)
Powder Perfect - Otherworld
Powder Perfect - Otherworld
Powder Perfect - Otherworld (bright light)
Powder Perfect - Otherworld (bright light)
Shadowhunter is a deep cobalt blue polish that is jampacked with soft shimmer. If you know anything about me; you know that I am extremely partial to blue polishes. This one fits the bill. This deep dark blue is sure to please. This is two coats with a top coat.

Powder Perfect - Shadowhunter
Powder Perfect - Shadowhunter
Powder Perfect - Shadowhunter
Powder Perfect - Shadowhunter
Powder Perfect - Shadowhunter
Powder Perfect - Shadowhunter
Powder Perfect - Shadowhunter
Powder Perfect - Shadowhunter
Powder Perfect - Shadowhunter
Powder Perfect - Shadowhunter
Powder Perfect - Shadowhunter
Powder Perfect - Shadowhunter
These polishes are available at Color4Nails for $10 to $11. Otherworld is exclusive to Color4Nails. 

Powder Perfect is Australian owned and made. They create 5 Free unique handmade nail polish.  
Follow Color4Nails on Facebook and Powder Perfect on Facebook to keep up with new releases and more.
These polishes were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note that computer monitors may display colors differently.


Celestial Cosmetics/Color4Nails Collaboration: True Blood Bon Temps Collection swatches, review

Sunday, November 2, 2014


I have a new Color4Nails and Celestial Cosmetics collaboration collection to share with you today. The True Blood: Bon Temps Collection. Six deep, vampy polishes that are full of shimmer and shine.

These polishes applied amazingly well. Let's take a look!


Death is Not the End is a blackened base with tons of purple and blue shimmer. The shimmer and tiny flakes create additional dimension and depth. This is two coats with a top coat. I had no application issues with this polish.

Celestial Cosmetics - Death is Not the End
Celestial Cosmetics - Death is Not the End

Celestial Cosmetics - Death is Not the End
Celestial Cosmetics - Death is Not the End

Celestial Cosmetics - Death is Not the End
Celestial Cosmetics - Death is Not the End

First Taste has holographic blue shimmer and flakies in a blackened base. This would be the perfect base to use for Galaxy nails. This is two coats with a top coat. I had no application issues with this polish.

Celestial Cosmetics - First Taste
Celestial Cosmetics - First Taste

Celestial Cosmetics - First Taste
Celestial Cosmetics - First Taste

Celestial Cosmetics - First Taste
Celestial Cosmetics - First Taste
Night on the Sun is a blackened base with emerald green shimmer. This holographic shimmer seems to come from within the polish and creates immense depth. This is two coats with a top coat. I had no application issues with this polish.

Celestial Cosmetics - Night on the Sun
Celestial Cosmetics - Night on the Sun

Celestial Cosmetics - Night on the Sun
Celestial Cosmetics - Night on the Sun

Celestial Cosmetics - Night on the Sun
Celestial Cosmetics - Night on the Sun

Release Me has deep holographic green shimmers and flakies floating in a blackened base. This polish has an amazing depth. This is two coats with a top coat. I had no application issues with this polish.

Celestial Cosmetics - Release Me
Celestial Cosmetics - Release Me

Celestial Cosmetics - Release Me
Celestial Cosmetics - Release Me

Celestial Cosmetics - Release Me
Celestial Cosmetics - Release Me
Soul of Fire has the perfect holographic purple shimmer in a blackened base. The shimmer is stunning and gives it instant appeal. This is two coats with a top coat. I had no application issues with this polish.

Celestial Cosmetics - Soul of Fire
Celestial Cosmetics - Soul of Fire

Celestial Cosmetics - Soul of Fire
Celestial Cosmetics - Soul of Fire

Celestial Cosmetics - Soul of Fire
Celestial Cosmetics - Soul of Fire
Sparks Fly Out is a blackened base with an amazing deep teal shimmer. The shimmer is obvious is all lighting. This is two coats with a top coat. I had no application issues with this polish.

Celestial Cosmetics - Sparks Fly Out
Celestial Cosmetics - Sparks Fly Out

Celestial Cosmetics - Sparks Fly Out
Celestial Cosmetics - Sparks Fly Out

Celestial Cosmetics - Sparks Fly Out
Celestial Cosmetics - Sparks Fly Out

These gorgeous polishes will be available from Color4Nails on November 7, 2014.

Celestial Cosmetics is Australian owned and made. They create 5 Free unique handmade nail polish.  

Follow Color4Nails on Facebook and Celestial Cosmetics on Facebook to keep up with new release on this collection, and more.

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

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