Friday Nails: Bow ties are cool! 11th Doctor nail look

eleventh doctor pin

I might be a little obsessed with Matt Smith’s Doctor. Maybe. Probably. Anyway, here’s a look inspired by our beloved eleventh Doctor himself. Because bow ties are cool, I paint bow ties now!   Like if you’re a proud Whovian! Products: Sephora by OPI ‘You Don’t Know Jacques’ Essie ‘Fishnet Stockings’ Essie ‘Lapiz of Luxury’ Music: “Longing for Home” by Gurdonark http://ccmixter.org/files/gurdonark/12670 is licensed under a Creative Commons license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/sampling+/1.0/ … Continue reading

Friday Nails: Trim the tree

trim the tree nails

Hey guys! This is my week 3 entry for NPC’s Holiday Nail Art competition. Seeing as everyone else is doing straight up trees and baubles, I decided to be a weirdo and go abstract   It’s kinda symbolic. The red is for Canada. The gold is for the good times with friends. The diamond/stars is for the hopes we hold for a new year. Xmas is not traditionally a happy … Continue reading

Friday Nails: Upcoming Fall Trends

Hey guys, this week i’m giving my nails a well deserved break. I put together the trends i’m seeing online for the fall, so you can keep up to date! Biggest trend: Oxblood red. A deep, dark, visceral red. This comes back in every year in nails and lips, i’m not too surprised. My favourite red? Essie’s ‘Bordeaux’ I’m seeing a rise in nail stamping art and stickers, probably due … Continue reading

Friday Nails: Bloodrust

Hey Strangekittens. This week, I went for something a little darker, and partially inspired by Cesare Borgia. (I want season 2 already!). Like his character, this look is dark and bloody, with a flashes of brilliance. We all know, the Borgias like their bling. You will need:   Essie’s Bordeaux/Essie’s Fishnet Stockings Essie’s Wrapped in Rubies A good topcoat, I chose to go over it with a matte, but the shine … Continue reading

Friday Nails: Paint & Feathers

Hey Strangekittens! This week’s look is a painterly, feathered look. I was wandering around the dollar store (again, lol) and this idea popped into my head when I saw some super thin brushes. It’s an oddly pretty look, but I kinda like it. I also picked up a nail dremel, so handy! What you’ll need: A base colour – I used Essie’s Beach Bum blu An accent colour – I … Continue reading

Friday Nails: Lannister Lions

Hey Strangekittens. This week’s tutorial is dedicated to two of my favourite Game of Thrones characters – Cersei and Jaime Lannister. Yes, I actually like Cersei. Read the books!

Anyway, it’s a bronzed, metallic red and gold gradient that’s really flashy. I LOVE the base colour I used for this; it’s ‘Wrapped in Rubies’ by Essie.

Gold for the Lannister lion, and red for all the bloodshed…

You will need:

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– Essie: Wrapped in Rubies. It’s a bronzed red colour

– Some sort of gold polish. I used Wet N’ Wild. The colour name rubbed off, sorry haha!

– A squishy make-up  wedge sponge. Super cheap for a bag from Walmart.

Step one:

2 coats of the red.

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This stuff looks amazing in person and on camera.

Step two:

Find your sponge. Paint a small amount of the gold (basically as much as is on the brush over one end like this:

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and stipple that on the tips of your nails, and work down to about halfway. Be gentle.

If you overdid it, paint some of the red over the top of that same bit of the sponge, and carefully stipple it over the bits you want blended better.

You should end up with something like this after a nice topcoat:

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ZOMG! Cool as hell, and I can totally see Cersei wearing this.

Have a great weekend kittens!

 

-Dannielle