Monday, June 30, 2014

Strawberry nails

So...Ciate posted a contest requesting your Ciate strawberry mani for mani Monday...well, here's mine! As we all know, Ciate is my favorite!!!!!!! 

The colors are Ciate's palm tree, Boudiour, Christmas tree caviar, enchanted rose, and very colourfoil in shout. I kind of have a problem--I'm completely obsessed with all of Ciate's products...since the theme was Strawberry manicure...and it's a Ciate contest--well, you see my point. 

It was kind of a pain to pick out the gold caviar beads one by one...but I had a vision and I had to complete it!

Totally worth all of that sorting though...but this mess will not be fun to clean up:

And poor, poor Dan...he's so clean and organized...and I'm so crafty and messy. It's a sad life for him. 

I almost made the mani without the foil...but I love it so much better with the looked pretty terrible without it:

I like the "semi-abstract-ness" of the baby strawberries though...yes, that's a made-up word...but how else would I describe them? 
Like most of my manis, they're not perfect...and I like it that way. 

Thanks for reading, 
- Marissa

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Mermaid nails!

Since my wedding, I'm completely obsessed with everything hair is even colorful...anyway, I joined The Nail Art Guild (@thenailartguild on insta) in their #tnagthesea nailart...and here's what I came up with:

I'm so obsessed with how they turned out!!! 

The fingers are: a mermaid's tail, an ombre, a net with pearls, and sea glass. 

I lovveeee how them so much!!
Colors used are mostly Ciate...duh, it's my favorite! 
Point finger is China Glaze in turned up turquoise.
Middle finger is an ombre using Ciate morning dew and she's eclectic and China Glaze turned up turquoise with Ciate's twinset and pearls as the top coat. By the way, twinset and pearls is such a gorgeous, gorgeous color! I'm sad that I didn't have it before now!!! 
The ring finger is Ciate she's eclectic with risky business over it and then a white striper to make the net design. I bought the pearls on Amazon.
The pinky is Ciate Pepperminty with glitters from the Kiss Ursula nailart kit on top. What I'm telling you is, even my glitter is "sea-themed." Yes, I do have a problem. Hahahaha.

Here's a few more random pictures of these nails! 
Decoration from my wedding hahaha

I love how reflective the pinky finger is!!!

Thanks for reading!
- Marissa 

Bubblegum machine nails

I don't know how these crazy ideas keep popping in my head...but...oh,well. I'm gonna roll with it. 

Polishes used: 
Ciate holiday blues, baby doll, pool party, morning dew, and twinset and pearls.
OPI push and shove
Striper brushes in black, white, and red 

Starting from the top arrow: pool party, holiday blues, baby doll, morning dew, push and shove, twinset and pearls, and pool party

I tried to label these individually but my phone was being ridiculous...sooo...

It's basically impossible to capture the face on the quarter! 

Before I actually put it on my nails, I practiced on a nail wheel...If my nails were longer (like this nail wheel) I could have made a bigger bubblegum machine like this one!!!   

I guess that's all there is to say about this! Whoo! Thanks for reading!
- Marissa