January 25, 2013

Nets and Bows

This one is very basic and I love it, it's so simple yet feminine.  I did these nails on my girlfriend who comes in for gel polish, every few weeks. This design was her idea and I am so happy she came up with this one. I think the peachy-pink shade paired with the black is very elegant looking but also very sweet and girly.

The fish net like design painted on the majority of the nails was a little tricky, I think if I painted these again I would go with a solid line rather than a dashed one, that would make the spacing a little easier. The striping paint I used is my usual Instant Artist in Jet Black. On the remaining two nails I painted the bows and added the little silver studs, I think this definitely finished the design and made it that much cuter.

January 19, 2013

Go Nucks!

Well it happened, we finally get our hockey season! I'm happy because I just love the feel of Vancouver when hockey is on, I think we are the most die hard fans and really come together as a city to support our boys. But I'm not going to lie it's also been very nice, I have had so much extra time to complete more important things during these last few months with no hockey. I hate to say it, but I think what excites me the most about hockey starting , is that I finally get to use all this blue nail polish. Last years I went a little overboard during playoffs, I stocked up on every shade of blue close to our jerseys trying to find the perfect canucks blue. I was super pumped and found all sorts of awesome shades, but unfortunately our playoff run did not last as long as we had hoped. But now hockey is back and my polishes get there chance to shine!

I painted my nails for this design using my favorite blue polish Splish Splash by China Glaze, its a fantastic shade! The design is pretty basic, I went with crystals in our teams colors on the thumb. The logo was painted with acrylic paint and for the middle finger I dipped it in blue sparkles and wrote Go Nucks with my white instant artist paint. With the remaining two fingers I did a silver gradient from the cuticle, this look seems to be really popular right now and I think it worked perfectly for the design.

January 11, 2013


What a crazy month it has been, January is suppost to be my slow month but I have been super busy. It seems like almost all of my clients are off to wonderful warm destinations and need to get in to get their nails and toes looking great for their vacation. After weeks of hearing about these holidays, I'm feeling the need more than ever to get away. I have booked a little vacation in April, but that seems a lot further than it actually is. With all this talk of travel, I felt inspired to do an airport themed nail design. In Vancouver we happen to have a great airport, In my (possibly biased) opinion, its the nicest one I've been in.

The logo for YVR is pretty simple. I painted the three letters over the middle fingers, with the color scheme I totally lucked out and had the perfect shades of polish needed. On the two remaining nails I wasn't too sure what I wanted to paint, I liked the look of the solid color paired with the white design. I continued this look onto the pinky nail with the airplane, but for the thumb, I thought I had a wonderful idea...I painted the outside section of the airport. After spending quite some time on the thumb, I finally finished it and absolutely hated it. I took a quick photo and removed it right away. As much as I dislike it, I've posted it below for your reference. In the end I decided to stick with the same theme as the other nails and I painted some items associated with travel.