Using X-Pattern Stencils from WhatsUpNails to create this beautiful gradient.
I started with a base of Orly Tiara over Essie Ballet Slippers.
After applying a quick dry topcoat (my fav is Seche Vite), I applied the X-pattern stencil.
I proceeded to use a makeup sponge to dab on the gradient using China Glaze Sleeping Under The Stars, OPI Dutch ‘Ya Just Love OPI?, and OPI Just Lanai-ing Around.
I finished it all off by removing the stencil and adding another layer of Seche Vite.
On Saturday night, most of the nail bloggers in Halifax got together for drinks and food. It was an awesome time!
Halifax nail bloggers to follow:
- @Stylishonshoestrings (she is more of a fashion blogger who happens to have awesome nails)
Here is a solo picture of the nails I wore to the Halifax nail blogger meet up.
Colors used are
- OPI I Cannoli Wear OPI,
- China Glaze Rain Dance The Night Away,
- Essie Pret-a-surfer,
- Essie Licorice
This is a Soak Off Gel polish from Gelish called Anime-zing Color! I’ve been wearing this polish for 12 days (picture was taken on day 5) because I’ve been away on a vacation/work trip in LA.
I expected it to last, maybe, half of my trip. However, Gelish has proved me wrong! I couldn’t believe it. Other soak off gel polishes I’ve tried have chipped and peeled after 5ish days, but this polish made it to day 12 before lifting from one little corner. This was after countless hours in a hot tub, and me trying to drag a bag heavier than me through multiple airports.
Best vacation polish ever! The colours from this collection are awesome, I can’t wait to get more!
Color Club Eternal Beauty. This polish is opaque in 2-3 coats and is gorgeous in the sun! Look at those rainbows! I bought this from NailPolishCanada.com.
White Moroccan Print created with Whatsupnails Moroccan Stencils, Zoya Purity, and Orly Tiara.
I started by painting my nail with the silver glitter and waited for that to dry completely. I then applied the stencils carefully, and pressed them down on each nail. Using a makeup sponge, I sponged the white polish over the stencils and removed the stencils before the polish had time to dry. Finally, I added a top coat to all of my nails!
It’s crazy how much vinyls have changed the nail art game. 2 years ago, I never would have thought about using stencils to create nail art, I was to busy cutting pieces of scotch tape up to try to make a straight line. Today there are lots of nail vinyls out there! My favourites are from WhatsUpNails: not just because of the variety of selection they offer, but also because I really love their customer service!
On my nails today is a base of Essence Via Air Mail!, with scales of OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay, Essie Hide & Go Chic, Essie Bikini So Teeny, Picture Polish Nebula, and Layla NE41 Thermal. This is all topped off with Sally Hansen Big Matte Top Coat. I created this look using the Scale Stencil vinyls from WhatsUpNails.
Feeling some pink studs today! A little something to brighten up this rainy day.
The white polish is Zoya Purity and the chevrons were created using nail guides from WhatsUpNails.
The studs were given to me by Born Pretty (product #14436), but they are so awesome that I probably would have bought them anyways! They come in a package with 300 neon circle and star shaped studs. Such a fun way to spruce up your mani’s this summer! Use my discount code ALIW10 to get 10% off your purchase!