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

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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: Fall trends 2012

Hey kittens! I’m giving my nails a break this week because they’re honestly a mess But never fear, Nion is here to give you the scoop on the latest trends i’ve snooped out for you. Textures Oh man, if you haven’t heard of Ciate yet, i’d like to see the rock you’re living under! We’ve seen the famous caviar manicure, then the velvet, and now, sequins! I haven’t had a chance to try them personally, but … Continue reading

Friday Nails: Summer’s End

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Hey guys! This week’s manicure is a blend into fall, with brown and gold. I’m gonna miss you summer! You will need: A brown colour A gold glitter Some q-tips, or a small brush Step one: 2-3 coats of the brown. Whatever it takes to reach a solid colour. Step two: Using the q-tip, dab the gold glitter haphazardly up your nail. It should kinda fade off towards the tips. If … Continue reading

Friday Nails: H.R Giger inspired

Hey Strangekittens. Anyone that knows me, knows I’m a Giger fan. If I could, I’d have my entire home look like Giger’s works. Recently I saw Prometheus, and drooled the entire movie. My husband suggested this, so after a couple of tries, I had a go at it! Giger’s works are intricate and detailed, but as the fingernail is a very small canvas, I took some artistic liberty with it I went for the … 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