Tuesday, 22 July 2014

KeshiaLilly inspired design

Aloha!! :)

Today's design is inspired by KeshiaLilly from instagram. She is a super nice lady that I am always inspired by. Enjoy! ;)

I used: 
OPI Base Coat and Color Club Fast Dry Top coat

OPI in Elephantastic Pink

"I really like how this turned out, but it definitely cannot stand against @keshialilly's 
almond shaped original! I honestly don't think there is anything better than 
black, white and pink designs"

Bonus Blog Picture

In the comments below let me know your favourite top coat, I'd love to try some new ones! 

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Sunday, 20 July 2014

Katy Perry inspired nails

Hey Ladies!
I'm so overwhelmed and still completely stunned that I got to see Katy Perry this past Friday (July 18th, 2014) at the Air Canada Centre. Katy is one of my top 3 favourite artists (Demi Lovato, and Ariana Grande are the others in case you wanted to know)  and has been for 2 or 3 years now. If any of you has seen someone you really love in concert after waiting for such a long time, I'm sure you know how I was feeling before, during, and after the concert. I would like to thank my best friend, Natalie, for taking me along with her, love you girl!

I'd like to share a few pictures with you all before we get into the nail stuff if that's alright ;)
We had these special glasses that made lights look
like spectrum's from a prism. I looked super cool!
She entered the stage from inside a triangular prism
And her first costume was super cool too

Kitty Purry as Katy Perry
Another shot of the prism effect

Her exit from the stage :)
She did come back and do two more encore songs
 that were Birthday and Firework

And now onto the nail stuff ;)
For this design I used Essie's Grow Stronger Base coat and Color Club Fast Dry Top Coat

OPI in Barre My Soul
China Glaze in Take a Trek

Instagram Post :)
"This past Friday I went to Katy Perry's Prismatic World Tour.
I can safely say it is was the best concert I have been to, and
one of the best nights of my life so far!"
Bonus Blog Pictures

I used the same nail vinyls in my last post to get the chevron on my ring finger 

This was inspired by Katy's 'MTV European Music Awards Costume, here it is....

Obviously mine is not the same as her costume. I felt like it looked better on my nails if the shapes were straight edged. If you haven't seen her performance, you should definitely check it out, I'll even give you a link ;)

In the comments below let me know what your favourite singer or band is and your favourite concert experience you've had, I'd love to hear your stories! :)

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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Purple Aztec

Heres is a colourful aztec inspired design!

In today's design I used:
OPI's Base Coat, Color Club's Fast Drying Top Coat and Black acrylic paint

Color Club in Pucci-Licious

Color Club in Take Me To Your Chateau
Color Club in Twiggie

Color Club in He Loves Me

"Aztec inspired design :)"
Bonus Blog Pictures

Ahhh! Can I just say that I love this so much, it's just so pretty! I did this design with the help of StickMeNails chevron nail vinyls. I placed the points of two strips together creating the diamond shape which I then lined with Twiggie and then removed the vinyls with tweezers. After that, I followed the chevron pattern with the other colours I listed above to fill up my nail while leaving some white spaces.

If you like this design be sure to follow my instagram for more of my pictures! If you want to recreate this, use the hashtag #inspiredbykassie in your post and I'll follow you :)

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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Pretty In Pink

Yaay! This is my first actual nail blog entry :)

More often than not, ideas for nail designs come to me when I'm laying in bed before I fall asleep. Other times I see something on instagram that I absolutely love so I will recreate it and credit the original.

In todays design I used:
OPI's Base Coat and China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat

SinfulColors in Easy Going

E.L.F. Nail Polish in Blush

"Really simple yet very pretty pink nude design :) I couldn't quite capture the
 colour of the base exactly. I absolutely love the rose gold polish. 
I also used @stickmenails chevron vinyls"

Blog Bonus Pictures

It's not evident in either picture but because of the formula of Easy Going bubbles had formed. I thought maybe it was just the way I had applied the coats but I re-did my index and middle finger and had the same result. The polish also seemed to be a little on the thicker side but still required 3 coats and still had a bit of an uneven finish to it. Other than that I love this colour since it's great as both a base and a colour on it's own.

This is a really simple and easy design to recreate. I really like how this turned out although it's a little different from anything I have done before. You can share with me any recreation using #inspiredbykassie on instagram :) 

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Monday, 7 July 2014

Welcome :)

So this is it, my first blog post....

First, I'd like to say welcome to my blog. I'd like to introduce myself a bit. I'm 19 years old as of the end of June, and I live in Ontario, Canada. One of my life goals is to become and Esthetician and then hopefully open my own spa or bed and breakfast. I would love to be my own boss so I can be home with my future family as much as possible. My family and friends have definitely been a huge part of shaping who I am today.

I want this blog to be primarily kept to nail related topics but some others may slip through the cracks. The general outline of my future posts will be my instagram picture and caption, I will go into more detail here about the polishes themselves and sometimes a step by step on how to create the look. I would also like to start reviewing products (anything nail related ie. polishes, tools, brushes, oils, stamps, etc.) either independently or sponsored.

It would be really awesome if you could check out my instagram page here. I recently just passed 200 followers, which makes me really happy. I love talking to people in the nail art community on instagram and I am constantly inspired by the work they create, they are what keeps me going. I think it's funny what my boring school night - instead of doing my homework - turned into.

Here is my first ever nail art picture. At the time, I was quite proud of this and I still am proud of it to be honest. We all start somewhere.

But I guess you could say that my passion for nail polish started young as I was only 8 here :)

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