Thursday 30 July 2015

Why yellow nails don't matter / Don't bother whitening your nails

"Your nails are so yellow and ugly, you should prob clean them and let them breathe."

I can't count how many times I hear that from the children of the Internet, and every time I do, I want to give them a high five. With a chair. In the face.

SO, to address the ignorance of those inside and outside of the nail polish Internet community (and also some who genuinely haven't found a reliable source of information yet), I give you my latest video, WHY YELLOW NAILS DON'T MATTER.

Not too much else to say other than watch this! I've added my sources and fav go-to links for all things nail care (that's actually true) down below in this post, and in the YouTube video description box. Now let me get back to painting my yellow nails, k thx bai.


Friday 24 July 2015

Neon scaled reciprocal pattern gradient nails... too many words

Welcome to this week's edition of the weekly nail art challenge (WNAC), which I co-host on Instagram along with lovely ladies Kristin of Lacquerstyle and Tracey of MissBellaTracey! The theme is gradient and the prompt is scaled! That means scaled gradient! Some of you (or none of you) may recall back in the day when I did this on my nails and called it a scaled gradient. Watch my very first scaled gradient tutorial here... you probably won't even think it was me.

There's tons of different possibilities, this is one of them! But in all honesty, it didn't turn out as it looked in my head. But that doesn't mean I wasn't going to share it with you😆

Technically one might call this a scaled reciprocal chevron patterned gradient and... it's just as confusing to do as it looks.


Saturday 18 July 2015

How NOT to do complicated gradient nails

Did you know I was human? Yes, that's right, I have tons of nail fails too! I get the feeling that most nail artists don't show you when they f up, even during a nail art tutorial that turned out great (those clips got cut on the editing room floor, as they say). And even when the final end result is complete and a major fail, most nail artists just delete those pics (or don't take any at all) and pretend like it never happened. NOT ME!

In today's tutorial I show you how I attempted a more "complicated" layered gradient (reciprocal returning gradient would be the proper term), and where I messed up at multiple points along the way. This is the actual TRUTH OF DOING NAIL ART people! I'm using this "nail fail" for this week's weekly nail art challenge (WNAC) manis I co-host the WNAC on Instagram along with lovely ladies Kristin of Lacquerstyle and Tracey of MissBellaTracey - geometric gradient!


Saturday 11 July 2015

FUN Lacquer Summer 2015 Collection

Pass the electric fan and the ice cold Snapple cause this collection is HAAAWWWTTT BETTTCH. It's so juicy I almost felt inclined to bite into these glowing holo glitter glass bottles. This is FUN Lacquer's new Summer 2015 collection - six vivid oh-so-saturated holo jellies with scattered micro gold holographic glitters throughout!

You can find these at my fav nail polish shop, Live Love Polish, for international shipping (best option for USA and Canada customers, ships out of USA), or direct from FUN Lacquer (ships out of Singapore)!

FUN Lacquer Summer 2015 Collection
FUN Lacquer Summer 2015 Collection

Friday 10 July 2015

Watercolour mermaid nails!

This round of July's weekly nail art challenge (WNAC) manis I co-host the WNAC on Instagram along with lovely ladies Kristin of Lacquerstyle and Tracey of MissBellaTracey is animal print! Personally I am disgusted at most things animal print on my nails (particularly leopard print, see here), but mermaid I can do. Especially this fancy watercolour kind, topped with iridescent shimmahhhhh!!!


Sunday 5 July 2015

How to pretend you can paint - dry brush & design!

Ever wonder how those stupid talented nail artists do amazing tiny detailed paintings and super straight lines? We can be just like them by pretending how to be a real painter with a couple key tricks. Watch the video to see how!


Thursday 2 July 2015

Gay American pride flag nails

Gay pride America nails, woop woop! After hearing that gay marriage was legalized in all US states in late June, and that the 4th of July was around the corner, I made some gay pride American flag nails for y'all!!! Red, white, rainbow, and HOLOOOOOOOO