Tuesday, 28 July 2015

EASY Half Moon design | NO TOOLS NEEDED // nailsbykassie

Hellooo! I'm back with another post. Two in one month, this has got to be a record for me. 

I definitely did not start out this mani to do a black and pale pink half moon. My original plan was to dry out little tiny flowers I found on some local trails where I live but the didn't turn out the way I needed them to so this is what I came up with instead. I have actually never attempted a half moon mani before but I really do like the look of them some of the time. 

In today's design I used: OPI Natural Nail Base Coat, Seche Vite, Wet n' Wild "Black Creme" and E.L.F. Nail polish "Wedding Bells".

My camera has a really hard time picking up the pink tones in Wedding Bells, it makes it look like it's leaning more on the brown side of an opaque nude polish. If you want this polish but don't have E.L.F. near you a nearly perfect match is SinfulColors "Easy Going", this does lean more to the brown side but is still very pretty pale pink nude.

EASY Half Moon design | NO TOOLS NEEDED // nailsbykassie

Instagram Post :)
"Simple little half moon from last week. This is the first time I
have ever done a half moon before, I really like it"

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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Pink and Gold

oh my gosh, remember me?
it has definitely been waaaaay too long.

I wanted to do something simple but really pretty and saw something like this floating around online for quite some time so I gave it a shot. It's super easy to achieve.

In today's design I used: OPI Natural Nail Base Coat, NYC Base Coat "Strip Me Off"
Sally Hansen Extreme Wear "Giant Peach"

L'Oreal "The Statement Piece"

Pink and Gold Summer Time Mani

1. You MUST topcoat before placing the tape on the nail. It will make the polish dry quicker and make it easier to pull of the tape. 
2. As seen in the tutorial I used scotch tape on my index and middle fingers to create the triangle, make sure you put the tape on the back of your hand and peel it back off the get rid of some of the stickiness. This helps in helping prevent your nail polish pulling off from your nail and ruining your design. 
3. Make sure your polish is completely dry before lay the scotch tape down. As you could see my polish pulled up from the tape. I waited about 20 minutes but since it was so hot where I live this day the polish stayed tacky longer than expected. 

"cute little design I did last week. I love love love this gold polish!"