Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sonoma Nail Art Parasol

Here is another polish in my Handcar Regatta set of custom nail polishes. This is a delicate glitter polish with light pink, pale gold, and white glitters in a creamy base. It looks great over pink polishes! I present: Parasol.

This is one coat of Parasol over Color Club Blushing Rose, with a bit of artwork on my ring finger done with acrylic paints. 

Here is Color Club Blushing Rose on its own, and you can see that Parasol kind of mutes the pink a bit and makes it look a little more romantic with sort of a sepia effect. :)

Here is a progression of the artwork I did on my ring finger. I use acrylic paints from Michael's craft store to do my artwork. Always thin down your acrylic paint with water to make it easier to work with and be sure to seal the artwork with a good topcoat. 

Here is a pic of Parasol, part of my Handcar Regatta themed set of Sonoma Nail Art polishes. 

Side shot of Parasol, so you can see the pretty lady with her paper parasol. Hello Pretty Lady!

Macro shot of Parasol. It actually took me a while to finish this polish, the fourth and final one in the Handcar Regatta set. Special thanks to Sarah of Chalkboard Nails for brainstorming with me to get the right mix of colors and glitters. :)

Parasol is one of six colors I will be putting up for sale on Friday, June 1st in my etsy shop! Here are all of the colors I will have for sale, starting at 2pm Pacific Time (that's 5pm Eastern). I will have at least 100 full sized (15ml) bottles available during this sale, which is twice the amount I have had in my previous sales. So hopefully that will make it easier for you to get the colors you want. And yes, I will bring back colors I had in previous sales, but this is the selection for my sale on June 1st.

Thanks so much!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Revolution Moto Scooter Nails

I am an avid scooter rider (in fact, I don't even own a car!) and my favorite scooter shop is Revolution Moto in Santa Rosa. I worked together with Johnna Gattinella (co-owner of RevMoto) to develop this special glitter topcoat and named it Revolution Moto. It is only for sale at their shop and is available now! Check out the fun manicure I did to launch the new polish:

I painted my nails with Sinful Colors Snow Me White first, then topped most of them with Revolution Moto. On my thumbnail I painted this cute scooter profile with black acrylic paint.

You can see a bit of the shiny bling coming off of my nails in this picture. I think this glitter topcoat looks amazing over hot pink and bright teal. 

Here's another look in the shade. You can see the little rainbows in the glitter, they have a great holographic flash. I was inspired by the awesome disco ball that Johnna has hanging out in front of her shop. Yes, my scooter store has a disco ball. And that is why it rules.

Here are a few bottles of Revolution Moto lined up all pretty like. Revolution Moto polish is $11 per bottle, and available exclusively at Revolution Moto. While you are there getting your polish, be sure to check out their rad scooters. My buddy Coco just bought one so now we are starting our own scooter gang!

Revolution Moto
518 College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012

Skull and Roses Inspired by Robin Moses

Hey, that rhymes! Robin Moses recently did a tutorial with this gorgeous design. I modified it a bit when I did it this past weekend.

I used Cult Nails Mazo as a base and painted the skull and roses by hand using acrylic paints. Robin's design was a modified french manicure. I put the roses at the top of the nail bed.

Here's Cult Nails Mazo on its own. It is a really interesting nude shade with a gorgeous green/yellow/orange shimmer. I just love it. This is two coats.

ACTION SHOT! I actually did this mani (the nail art part of it) while I was at a broadcast for my radio station. We had to get there really early due to road closures, so I sat at our booth and did this nail art waiting for the broadcast to start. :) And I really need to wash that grey right outta my hair, LOL.

See, there's my palette and my tiny little nail brush. This was a fun design to do (although I realized as I painted this on Cinco de Mayo that I had my Mexican holidays mixed up). 

Another shot of the skull and roses mani. This is a fairly simple manicure to do with really only three colors of acrylic paint to work with. 

Here's Cult Nails Mazo. I love Maria's polishes and this one was really easy to apply and covered in two coats. Now for a little begging: I have entered a nail stamping contest with Bundle Monster. If you would take a second to click this link and vote for me, I would really appreciate it! And be sure to check out the other entries, there are some really talented ladies out there!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Grape Stomp and Winner!

Here is a quick post showing a polish I am working on. It is not finalized but it will eventually be called Grape Stomp.

Here is one coat of Grape Stomp over Sally Hansen Anemone of Mine. I want to have this polish remind you of grapes being squished between toes and juice squirting out everywhere. :-)

Here is Anemone of Mine pre-cleanup. This was a really easy shade to apply!

And here is is in the sun. I like it, but it is not quite right. 

And congrats to Jen Cote who is the winner in my 100th post contest! Jen will get a bottle of Sister Sparkle The Exalted One (newly renamed). Thanks to everyone who entered!