I think I need to start taking better care of my nails

I think I need to start taking better care of my nails

And so this begins a month of Halloween manis!  Bones and a skeleton hand charm from Daily Charme

And so this begins a month of Halloween manis!  Bones and a skeleton hand charm from Daily Charme

Tutorial time!  Here I demonstrate how I did my sandwich baggy galaxy  nails which can be found on my page!  This is my first tutorial so please be gentle =]

Okay, so first things first.  We acquire our polish and for this look I’m using China Glaze Neon and On, Blue Years Eve, and, Too Yacht to Handle. Sally Hansen Black Tie, Zoya Alegra, Nails Inc. Kensington High Street, and Orly Skinny Dip.  Along with your polishes you’re going to want a plastic sandwich baggy to do all your dirty work on!

  1. Using the colors of your choice, drip the polish in any random order on your plastic bag.
  2. Fold your bag in half, onto your drops of polish.
  3. Smoosh the wet polish around a little bit to make the colors get to know each other
  4. Peel and lift the baggy and now you should have two mixed up puddles of nail polish.  (for my tutorial I did a bunch that way you can choose which pieces you like the most to apply to your nails)
  5. Optional: apply top coat.  I say optional only because the top coat will help lift the edges of the nail polish puddle up as it dries, making it a little easier to peel
  6. Peel that sucker off!  Now you have a big piece of marbled nail polish
  7. Cut a small amount out of the big piece (big enough to fit your nail)
  8. I’m applying a small piece to my pinkie (not pictured, I put down a base of Sally Hansen Black Tie before adhering)

After using a flat nail art brush to flatten your sides around the edges of your nails, apply top coat and voila!  Again, this was my first tutorial, so be gentle with me!  I hope it was helpful :)

Is it possible to fall head over heels in love with a color?  If so, in this case I am madly in love with Orly’s Angel Rain.  Its a beautiful blue shimmer that reflects purple, almost like a duochrome.

Is it possible to fall head over heels in love with a color?  If so, in this case I am madly in love with Orly’s Angel Rain.  Its a beautiful blue shimmer that reflects purple, almost like a duochrome.

Pretty damn cool galaxy nails I did with a sandwich baggy.  I wasn’t really sure how this would turn out but now I’m 100% satisfied and I never want to take them off!

Pretty damn cool galaxy nails I did with a sandwich baggy.  I wasn’t really sure how this would turn out but now I’m 100% satisfied and I never want to take them off!

Its getting colder and the leaves are starting to turn in my neck of the woods…goodbye sweet summer

Its getting colder and the leaves are starting to turn in my neck of the woods…goodbye sweet summer

Even though I managed to make smooth lines with striping tape for once in my life, I still prefer using a liner brush.  Its just sooo much EASIER! This was originally going to be all stripes but to make up for my striping tape frustration, I filled in the rest of my nails with Swarovski accents

Even though I managed to make smooth lines with striping tape for once in my life, I still prefer using a liner brush.  Its just sooo much EASIER! This was originally going to be all stripes but to make up for my striping tape frustration, I filled in the rest of my nails with Swarovski accents

CAUTION: These nails can be used as a weapon!  Nails Inc. leather effect accents and flowers make me feel dangerous and pretty at the same time

CAUTION: These nails can be used as a weapon!  Nails Inc. leather effect accents and flowers make me feel dangerous and pretty at the same time

Water color flowers. I really like how they turned out but my phone couldn’t really capture their beauty

Mountain View nails for my trip to New Hampshire