Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Crystal Caviar Cuticles

Working with Caviar beads is a little challenging.  You need enough gel under them to help them stick, but not so much that they drown and loose their luster!so, I like to use a high viscosity gel, topped with a thin high shine top coat ( same layer BEFORE CURING) so set my caviar in.    You'll want to have a brush to pat them down, and brush off excess beads.  I think they look nice with the Unicorn powder pigment over the OPI Put In Neutral polish.

So, would you wear these everyday, or only on special occasions?

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Swarovski Foil Ombre

Swarovski & Foil Ombré. Love these nails, because you still get the clear nail tips, but the crystals and the ombre cover your nail beds!
So, each nail set I create always has a base gel, gel polish or regular polish, then gel top coat.  If i have used regular polish, I add 2 base gel coats to add extra strength to the nail.

This set has Unicorn Chrome over the lavender nail and the crystal ombre nail.  The other accent nails I have used a multi color foil, over a teal polish color.
I really had fun creating these nails....the styling took a little longer than i thought, because instead of just riffing... I was trying to create a set using SPECIFIC materials.  Sometimes designing around the materials is more difficult.  I like to use JUST ONE concept, color, or product as my inspiration...it seems more natural to me and takes less time to arrive to the final design.  But its also nice to set up design challenges for ourselves, so we can push past our comfort zone.  For me, these push the limits of what I might wear on a daily basis... but I do LOVE them and would probably just stare at my hands all day long!


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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Coral unicorn Bling

This design was created by layering coral gel, topped with some clear laser holographic broken glass shards (this is a clear foil I cut into strips and float over wet gel.)  I then topped with a unicorn chrome pigment.  "The Bling Nails" are holographic pigment as a base, covered with swarovski crystals.  This way even the gaps sparkle for you!

I love the these nails are sparkly and really give a good shine and color shift in different lighting.  These nails can be styled in any shape or length, and the coral base undercoat can be switched out for a color of your choosing.  Customizing is so easy....just send me a message in Etsy and a photo of a color you'd like....I can customize it based on your interests.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Im back!  it's been several years of MOMMING IT REAL HARD...but I'm finally able to venture out again to rediscover my passions!
Thanks to all who have followed me in the past!  It's been a lifetime and blogging and social media  have changed soon much in the last decade!  so, yeah....if you're still here with me  COMMENT BELOW ON WHERE YOU ARE NOW, AND WHAT YOURE UP TO!!! DO YOU STILL DO YOUR NAILS?  STILL OBSESSED WITH MANIES?

I have started a new venture,  incorporating my love of styling nails and using my hands to create!  please check it out!
 I now create custom nail kits for you to take home and wear!  link to instagram below

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till next time Konaddicts

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

My American Konadi

Fellow Konaddicts.....
So after the first few fails, here are the 4th of July Konadi nails I sported.  If you read the previous 3 posts...you'll see what the delay in posting was.

I wanted to create both a konadicure that was simple on the one hand, and something remenicent of a waving flag on the other.... So I did each hand different!
Not sure if you can tell, bit with the bottom pic, I just basically used the same thumb from my marble flub and redid the other fingers.  then I remembered I wanted to do a plain mani that most people could do: red nails with a few blue and white stars.

Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July, we sure did...went to the Angels ball game, and saw fire works afterward.

An adMARBLE attempt

I'm am calling this my "admarble" attempt...haha get it?  Yes, I attempted a water marble for my fourth of July konadicure.  i wanted to create a waving flag.  Well, big FAIL.  Never water marbled before, there MUST be a trick to it that I didn't hear because these are a disaster.

My white was too thick, so I used a clear coat when alternating inbetween the red and "white."
  I started with a white base coat.  And my ignorance..or was it cockyness caused me to forgo the step where you tape up your nails...big mistake.

Below are pics of the first run, I removed it, taped the second time, and still ended up with a sad konadi ;(

soooo, needless to say, THOSE were NOT my 4th of July mani!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Post vacation a Nails...not pretty!

This Is a frightening post my fellow konaddicts...
THIS is what my nails looked like AFTER vacation.  Keep in mind, I had broken off both thumbs ( of my world cup mani) before leaving, never fixed them before leaving...didn't do a fill either. It was bananas here with the pre-packing saga.
how do you like that painful break in the ring finger? YIIIIKES!

the pther hand is equally jacked! (I'm a picker- so I added to the trouble with my pinky)

I decided to rip them off and start all over- no extensions.  I put fresh gel over them and formed out a couple of the nail tips.  But generally speking, I wanted to keep them short because we will be doing alot of moving stuff aroung during the construction that is about to happen in the house.

I use Young Nail gel products.  I do not use the soak off formulas anymore.  I do them myself.  On occasion, when I am out of time or motivationi'll cheat and have them done.  That's what happened before the trip.  I had acrylic put on....eeeewwww.  It yellowed and the tips lifted. Just a mess.  That is why I ripped them off and started fresh.  I think the gel has a cleaner look.  I used to do acrylic, and forgot how they wear.  There really is a difference (on my nails) with how they feel and wear.

So there you are, I have a new pallet for painting (even though they are short!)

Crystal Caviar Cuticles

Working with Caviar beads is a little challenging.  You need enough gel under them to help them stick, but not so much that they drown and ...