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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Katy Perry Nails!

Good Evening Fellow Polish Addicts!

I've wanted to try this but I've been so scared.... Here she is!  My crazy Katy Perry inspired nails!

As far as how I did it... I am not a professional so I do not have gel or a UV lamp to really lock these suckers in but I did the best with what I had.  My Way is as follows...
1. Apply nail strengthener (Optional) (Essie Millionails)
2.  Apply 2 coats of Gelous Advanced nail gel coat
3. Apply clear polish to one nail at a time.  (Be careful to keep the polish on the nail or you will have sprinkles where you dont want them.
4. Quickly dunk nail into container of nonparles sprinkles.
5. Remove from container.
6. Pick off any sprinkles if needed and take another finger and run it across the tip of nail to ensure that there are none hanging off the tip for they will break off.  They will be very movable so you can maneuver them as needed.
7.  Let set for good 10 min.
8. Apply thick coat of same gel coat all over sprinkles making sure not to miss any parts.
9. Let dry for 10 min. and apply top coat (I just used opi top coat)
*** I wouldn't use a fast dry top coat because i think it could break the sprinkles... idk

I have no idea how long these will last me but they look cool right now!

-Polish Lava
6. Take toothpick and

Sunday, November 28, 2010

OPI Simmer & Shimmer

Hey Polish Addicts!

I know I'm posting a lot today but I have stuff to catch up on!  This is Simmer & Shimmer by OPI from the Burselsque collection.  I LOVE IT!  Its so glittery!  I then added some konad from m3 and m59 with special white polish.  On my thumb I put a pink rhinestone in the center of the bow and added a pink heart with a migi pen.  I love it!  Just scared to remove it.... AHH!

Finger Army Nail Art

Hey Polish Addicts,

I did this mani on my mom because I saw it on Meliney's youtube channel.  This was inspired by her!  This is the link to the tutorial and I give her all the credit for the idea!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNxhjRsPouw/.  My mom loved it!  If you want to know how to do this watch the video.  I used migi pen in black, zoya malia for the main color, and sally hansen blue me away for the polka dots.  :)!  This made me smile so much.  Sorry for the weird pics... she's not the best bottle holder lol.

Color Club Si Vous Please?

Hey polish addicts,

I got Color Club Si Vous Please at the Christmas Tree shop and used two coats on my nails and the pictures don't do it justice for how beautiful this glitter is.  I think this is the same color as Snowflake which came out in a mini christmas set.  So chic! Then I got bored so added a french tip.  Everyone needs this glitter!!!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Zoya Harley

These are one of the polishes that I recieved from the bogo sale and I love the color... but I don't think it flatters my skin tone :(  Anywho this is Zoya Harley (twist collection) a soft grey with slight silver pearl/shimmers.  I used konad plate 65 and China Glaze Grape Pop for the stamping color.


-Polish Lava

It's a Boy!

Hey guys!

One of the people closetest to me is having a baby boy and these were my baby boy nails themed for her shower.  I used a migi nail art pen from the black set the baby blue to draw the blue polka dots, baby foot, and for the blue main color.  Then I used a white migi for the polka dots and china glaze white on white.  I was going out the door when i took this so sorry its messy and i know theres a dent, but ya get the idea.

-Polish Lava

Thursday, November 18, 2010

French With Sprinkles HARRY POTTER!!

Good Evening Polish Addicts,

I just wanted something quick so I did a colored french mani with LA Colors art deco in flammin (beautiful shimmering red with yellow shimmers).  Then I added 2 coats of china glaze golden enchantment.
 I got bored and I'm going to the Harry Potter midnight showing so I addded a lightening bolt with nonparells sprinkles.  I saw katy perry's mani and rushed out to buy these suckers!  Its so cool looking and so 3-D!  LOVE IT!  I was so happy so I added a smiley face to my thumb.  I applied them just like rhinestones.  Super easy! <3!

-Polish Lava

Zoya Perrie With Some Stripers!

Some quick nail art here!
I used 2 coats of zoya perrie.  Then I took nail art stripers from la colors art deco in black and then silver glitter to create that flowerish stripe design.  Then I took a migi nail art pen in black to create the dots.  Just a quick tip with the art deco glitters is to use 2 coats if you want more of an opaque glitter like shown here. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Classic Pearl Nails

Quick Post!

2 coats of zoya kali. 1 pearl on each cuticle area.  Classy and quick!

Exuse the mess!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Funky French with Konad m57

Good Morning Polish Addicts!

I have a nail design for you guys that isn't crazy but it's fun but yet sophisticated.  These are the nails that I chose to do for my clarinet audtion.  I started out with the idea of just doing a french manicure but then I got bored with that.  So I added so pink lines with silver glitter over them.  Then I stamped some flowers from m57 with a thin white polish to get that subtle affect.  I added some yellow dots in the center and stems with silver glitter!  I actually really like this.


Products: Orly french tip point blanche, forever21 nail art pen hot pink, la colors art deco silver glitter, la colors art deco yellow, la colors art deco white (for konad), konad stamper and scraper, plate m57


Happy Friday!

-Polish Lava

Sunday, November 7, 2010

China Glaze Party Hearty (With Some Fimo)

Hey Polish Addicts,

I was at sallys to pick up China Glaze Party Hearty from their Christmas collection and slapped on 3 coats!  Then I took some bunny fimo and put it on my ring finger.  I like!  Even if it is a little early and christmasy looking.


Polish Lava

Nail Art Experiment With Steel Beads

Hey polish addicts,

I got a steel bead wheel on ebay and wanted to do something with it.  I used claries marine blue to stamp a flower image Konad M65.  I followed some of the lines with gold steel beads and put one in the center.  I also retraced the image freehand and made it look better.  I just kept adding with some of the same color polka dots and when that wasn't enough I added a black french tip with LA Colors Art Deco in Black.   This took me legit 5 minutes and it had to because my friend was picking me up to go dress shopping!

Hope you like!

-Polish Lava

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Rainbow Marbling!

Hey Fellow Polish Addicts!

I just had the need to water marble!  And I like the result!  Started out with white base and marbled my little heart out!  I think the colors kinda look like a doppler weather thing showing different temperatures... Ya know what I mean?  And whenever I marble, I always top it off with 2 coats of CG Fairy Dust.  I think it just completes the design.

Colors Used: China Glaze White on White, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear bubblegum pink, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear sunkissed, China Glaze lemon fizz, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear green with envy, China glaze for audrey, color club pucci-licious, China Glaze fairy dust.

 Left Hand, I like much better

Right hand.... ehh not so much.

I like.  You like??!


-Polish Lava

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Zoya Bogo Sale!

Hey Guys!!

Just thought I would do a quick post to share some information on a zoya sale that is buy one get one free!  YES!  Buy one get one free.  But there are some limitations.


Check it outtt!!! My birthday is coming up soon so I think I might place an order and I'll be sure to do some swatches. This ends Friday November 5th, 2010 so hurry up!