Friday Nails: Winter Love + DIY dotting tool

Hey guys! This look is a combination of Valentines and winter colours. I’ll show you how to easily make cute little hearts with your own DIY dotting tool. The nice thing about this is that it’s so subtle, you can wear it after Valentines and not look strange. Products: Essie ‘No Place Like chrome’ Essence ’19’ (Grey with pink shimmer) Sephora by OPI matte clear coat Pencil with eraser + flat … Continue reading

Friday Nails: Strangekitty, here kitty!

SK here kitty nails

Happy birthday to us! This is the look I wore this week, and it’s super easy, so easy, that it doesn’t even need instructions! I drew it on with a sharpie Make sure you protect your art with a topcoat! -Dannielle  

Friday Nails: Halloween Scratcher

halloween scratcher 3

This week’s manicure is a scratch, messy look inspired by slime…and sparkles. Yes, really. Plus I wanted to use this Essence green Scritch scratch… You will need: Essence’s metallic green ’25’ Essence’s sparkly mauve ’19’ Some sort of fine point tool like a toothpick. A fine, dry paintbrush Nail polish remover + q-tips Step one: 2 coats of the mauve. Make sure it’s completely dry before moving on. I love … Continue reading

Friday Nails: Neon Crystal

neon crystal 2

Hey Strangekittens. I’m feeling loud and happy this week! So this manicure is both loud and proud: Neon orange, pink and blue! You will need: A neon/bright orange A bright, Barbie pink 10 small, flatback crystals A fine paintbrush Step one: 2 coats of your orange. Let dry completely before the next step. Step two: Paint a rough stripe up your nail with the pink. Make sure you concentrate 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: Wedding Nail Trends: Spring/Summer 2012

Hey Strangekittens. As I do every four weeks, i’m giving my abused fingernails a break from tutorials! So, because it’s wedding season, here are some wedding/bridal manicure trends that I keep seeing over and over (I’m looking at YOU Pintrest) Super feminine and classy nail ornamentation: http://luuthienluv.blog.me/140128988451 (Pearl ring/necklance) http://stylefrizz.com/201012/exquisite-nail-jewelry/ (Bedazzled!) Tropical bright ombre nails (This channel rocks btw): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI8olWER3CY Aaand, geek nails. Let your freak flag fly! http://offbeatbride.com/2012/03/geek-nails   I’ll see you guys … Continue reading

Friday Nails: Tropical Flower

Hey Strangekittens. This week’s look is a bright, practically neon blue/pink look. I learnt a new trick from theweejenny. Usually for French tips you’d use nail stickers right? But they’re kinda pricey, especially if you do it a lot. Either you develop a steady hand, or use tape like me, but then you don’t get a nice curve. Well, theweejenny showed me these things called binder reinforcement stickers. They’re office supplies, … Continue reading

Friday Nails: Strawberry Shortcake

Hey Strangekittens. Today’s nail tutorial is a quick and simple one. I felt like something a bit girlier, so here we go: Strawberry Shortcake. You will need: – A deep red. I used Essie in Fishnet Stockings -A brighter coral red. OPI Cajun -A white. OPI Alpine. Step one: Two coats of the deep red. Step two: Two coats of the coral red, halfway down the nail. Or 2/3 like … Continue reading

Friday Nails – Neon Nebula

Hey Strangekittens, this week’s tutorial is Neon Nebula. I’m loving this trend of starry galaxy nails, and I thought i’d try my own spin on it. You will need: A bright sky blue, I used Sally Hansen Teal Steel A clear glitter coat, I used a Wet n’ Wild one. A creamy white, any one will do. This one is by OPI. A dusky pink. Another OPI, Tickle my France-y. … Continue reading