Archive | August 2012

Here’s another great manicure that I will have to try myself. Love the idea of using an eyeshadow applicator to add the gradient. Very clever!! Anyone else going to try this one? 🙂
Thanks for reading!


Julep week continues on PYP, this time we wanted to show you a design using only two shades that’s both easy & impressive looking! For some reason we don’t incorporate purple too much into our tutorials, so we wanted to show some love to the hue.

Step 1: After applying a base coat, paint nails with two coats of Julep – Morgan. This polish is a pretty lilac with a little bit of a pink undertone & applied evenly with just two coats.

Step 2: Using some nail art tape, cut 3 strips per nail. Place all three strips on nail – once base colour has dried. Make sure tape is secured on the nail so no polish leaks in the next step.

Step 3: Using an eyeshadow applicator, dip the sponge tip into Julep – Renee. Renee is a darker purple with high intensity shine and shimmer, a great…

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Lost In Wonderland

Here are the colors I used for this manicure (left to right):

  • China Glaze Fairy Dust
  • Finger Paints Get Real-Ism
  • Finger Paints Black Expressionism
Lost In Wonderland Colors

Lost In Wonderland Colors

Two Coats Get Real-ism and one coat of Fairy Dust

Two Coats Get Real-ism and one coat of Fairy Dust

For the design, I used a pattern from Bundle Monster plate BM-311 with Black Expressionism.  The numbers in the design made me think of the Mad Hatter’s hat in Alice in Wonderland, hence the name of the manicure.  Why do I have to name it?  Don’t know.  I just do.  🙂

Lost In Wonderland Mani

Lost In Wonderland Mani

Here is a close up of my thumb, I still need to work on my pictures, but I think you get the idea.  I can’t wait until I get to be an ‘old pro’ at this…

Close Up

Close Up

That’s it for now.   Hope you all enjoyed your weekend and have a nice week!

Thanks for reading!

Leslie 🙂

What a beautiful manicure, huh? I hope to one day be able to do such great nail art!


OPI – “Kiss Me On My Tulips” & “Metallic 4 Life”

I guess I’m feeling at a loss for words these days.  My brain is working too hard, so it’s shutting down on creativity.  I think I need another break so my brain cells can be revived.  🙂

Until then…. here’s another manicure.  *chuckle*


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