Friday, May 31, 2013

Game of Thrones Nail Art: Daenerys Targaryen

So kids have their paper dolls and their plastic dolls, but for the young at heart, we now have what I would like to call "Nail Dolls". I browse through enough Instagram photos and nail art blog to know that it hasn't really been done. So a Nail Doll is a subset of the ever so popular "puzzle nail", where you put your fingers nails side by side to create one full image. For the nail doll, the head is painted on the thumb and the torso with the outfits are painted on the other fingers. When you match up the nail tip of the thumb to nail tip of each finger, it would look like it's changing outfit. You can even paint the bottom half on the body on the opposite hand to make it look like a full body nail doll!

I first came up with a nail doll design for Julep's Breast Cancer Nail Art contest. I knew I had to do it again since so many people liked it and eventually, I ended up winning the contest! Just be warned, like anything you do, the more detail you put in to this type of nail art the longer it will take. I think I spent a good hour doing Daenery's face and another hour doing all the outfits. Yesterday turned out be a good time for me to do another nail doll design because I was sick and lost my appetite so doing nail art definitely made me feel a little better. It shifted my focus to something else. I wasn't so focused on my congestion, runny nose, and sore throat. When I get sick, it keeps me up all night and I feel like a train wreck the entire day. Enough of my rant, please enjoy my nail art! 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Born Pretty 12-Variety Studs Review

I love collaborating with, but unfortunately this time it didn't go as smoothly as before. Somewhere in the 3 to 5 week shipping, the product I requested got lost in transit. Daisy from BornPretty was extremely diligent and was quick to send me a replacement as soon as she heard that I have not recieved it. She even offered an extra product for me to check out. But the second shipment got lost in transit as well. Anyways, from this experience I can definately vouch for their amazing customer service.

We've all heard that third time's the charm and indeed it is. I finally recieved my 12-Variety Studs Box. That's not the official name for it, but that's what I'm calling it. I think it summarizes what this box encloses pretty well. This circular container has a wheel cover with one opening, which allow you take out decals from one section at a time. This is a very common container to hold tiny nail art items these day. This container hold 12 different types of studs that are either gold, silver, or black. This product sells for $4.89 for one and as you buy more the price decreases. I've been to retail store that sell nail decals and it can go as high as $10! Born Pretty is definitely a great place to purchase inexpensive nail art supplies and shipping is free worldwide! Also, don't forget to use the discount code NVL91 to get an additional 10% off!  

Keep reading after the jump! 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Emerald Foil by KKCenterHK

Ever since Emerald was announced Pantone Colour of 2013, I've always wanted to create an emerald nail art. I tried doing it by hand a while back, but I failed miserable. Brittany from Precious Polish actually did an amazing emerald nail art by hand. It is insanely detailed, so you should check her out.

KKCenterHK contacted me about a month ago to check out a product of theirs. They are an online shop based in Hong Kong that sell false eyelashes, nail and hair products. Since I never worked with foil before, I decided to choose their N.NAIL Green Diamond Hidden Nail Foil Transfer. They are sold for $7.69 for the foil and $12.00 for the foil and adhesive. There have 30 different foil patterns to choose from. Another favorite of mine is the Bubble Drop and Galaxy Diamond pattern.

The foil comes in a very long roll. It id 150 cm or 59" in length and 4 cm or 1.5" in width.  If you're not wasteful with the product and use just the right amount, this roll of foil can easily cover more than 50 nails. The bottle that holds the foil adhesive is about 7 ml so this could last for a while as well.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

The Great Gatsby Nails

The Great Gatsby is out this week and I am in awe by how visual the movie is. I am definitely looking forward to watching it! Because of this movie, the roaring twenties fashion is coming back to style. I definitely love the aesthetic, but I bet is because the movie makes it look so good! I haven't had the chance to read the book, but I want to watch the movie first. Most people are always disappointed by the movie after they read the book. So hopefully since I have no expectation for the movie, I can enjoy it for what it is. I can't wait to see all the fashion and the glitz! 

To commemorate the opening of this movie I decided to create The Great Gatsby inspired nail. This nail art is inspired by the movie poster. I tried to recreate Daisy's (Carey Mulligan) profile with her gorgeous headpiece from the movie poster. Then I improvised Gatsby's profile. I think it turned out pretty well!

For more pictures, check it out after the jump!

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