Sunday, July 25, 2010

Movies and Mani/Pedi Mayhem

I was feeling the need for a change so it was time to change the polish on my hands and feet, so I popped in a movie that Madonna did that had Gogol Bordello in it and got to work on my toes..
Then I watched Howard the duck and did my mani, man I forgot how fun that movie is.. love it.

So I made a whole night of it.. may sound silly but it's very very relaxing for me so it couldn't have been a better way to spend the night.

Here is what I came up with.

Mani , Half water marble with SH HD Nail color in Opulent Cloud and Pixel Pretty. Other half OPI Sheer your toys and WnW Hallucinate(glitter) down the middle.

The above pic is how it looks in shade/indoors.

Then outside in sunlight.

And close up.

Then for the Pedi I did flowers, SH Xtreme Wear Blue Me Away ,White nail art polish, and China Glaze, Sun Worshiper

The pedi looks so spring/summer it makes me smile every time I look down.
Side note other then the silk magnolia in the shaded pic, all the lovely flowers are in our front and side yard, they are so pretty the hydrangea is pure perfection. It has been in the 100's all week and today it was 100 with index of 110 and a severe heat advisory, so I hope the lovelies make it through this heat.

Ok that's all for now I hope you guys had a lovely weekend.
PS Whoever said diamonds are a girls best friend never saw Chanel's Cosmic Violine Nail polish

Thanks for reading
- ilectra

Friday, July 23, 2010

Friends = More Nails

So my friend Fenix came over and wanted her nails done, but had no preference as to what she wanted done, so I just kinda winged it . I had her choose 4 colors she chose Yellow(china glaze lemon fizz) ,Light Cream orange(dont remember the name), bronze(from CG boundless) and plum sparkle (OPI meet me at the star ferry).

With those 4 over a white coat from finger paints I did some color block sponging, all the same on both hands and then I added a yellow rhinestone to the center of each nail.
I really liked the idea of it, but it didn't turn out quite like I had planned, I think maybe diff colors would have worked better but that said, over all it didn't turn out to bad. What do ya think?

Im not yet used to working on other peoples nails, I normally just do mine but I really enjoyed it and plan to practice on my friends more to get better at it.

Thanks for reading and happy painting
PS I plan to do a haul blog soon as I ordered some awesome nail stuff from Ebay and have had a few really cool polish swaps on MUA or so check back for that :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hues of Green

Ive been noticing that im in a bit of a polish rut, Ive been buying and swapping on MUA for Light mint greens so last night i pulled a few of them out along with My new dark hunter green from the American Apparel Polish collection and did a sponge paint gradient and just for a little pop I added NUBAR's 2010 just to the tips on top on the dark hunter green.

I plan to do a video and blog post with a compare of the Nubar and the Sally Hanson's Hidden Treasure since its so hard to find now.So for this I used AA Office, Essie Turquoise & Caicos, LA Colors Disco Collection in Turntable, China Glaze Four leaf Clover and AA Hunter, with the Nubar 2010 just on the tips.

The Nubar tips reflect Yellow's Orange's and Green's as the light moves over it.

This my first time trying the sponge technique, im going to have to work on it for sure.
But still I think it came out quite nice, looks great in person and ive have quite a few people ask about them today.

Doing my nails is my zen, so I enjoy sharing .
Thanks for reading

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Water Marbling Nails: Summer Swimming Pool

This is my first post to this nail blog and What a better way to start off then with a lil bit of Summer Themed water marbling. Thanks for Looking.
Using OPI Catch me in your net from the Spring/Summer 2010 Flutter Collection and Finger Paints Paper Mache(white)