Thursday, May 28, 2009

Pure Coral

So in this design i applied the conception that simplicity is beautiful.
This is not really much of the design, nut the color is adorable, and i also applied a coat of maybeline gold flakes on the top.
I really want to know what to you, guys, think about this design. I try not post basic and simple designs, unless i absolutely love it ( like this one) , because i am not sure if it is interesting. Please let me know in the comments if you like simple designs to be posted as well or not. Please be honest, i really need to know your opinion. Thank you


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Multi-Color

Here is another crazy design i came up with yesterday. Hope you wont brake your eyes looking at it. I hate short nails, and i really want this damn paint to be delivered. Can not wait any longer.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Short French with pink flower

Here are my "new" short nails. Cant really do much of it, but this is what i have today. Also where is n additional picture of the Pink Lace design that i posted earlier. I realized that neon colors wont be shown properly, it just lose contrast because of the camera flash. And i am including this day light picture, just to show you real look of this astonish polish ( Essie - punchy pink)
I used it for the short nails french too, but again could not really make it show up on the picture, so i hope you ll excuse the quality of the pictures.



Russian Nail-Art

Everybody knows what Japanese nail-art is - crazy crazy bright and overloaded nails, very funky and noticeable. I want to introduce you to the Russian Nail-art. Oh yeah - nail industry in Russia is really huge, even if compare to the US. But where are some things that really distinguish Russian nail-art from the Japanese or American.
First of all, Fake nails are really popular in Russia. People get faked nails even if their own nails strong and have a good shape. Because fake nails are kind of pricey, it became some kind of status thing,like expensive cell phone or jewelery.
Another interesting fact about Russian nails - is shape. this sharp shape that i call "tiger nails" have been around and very popular for last several years.
All those pictures i took from the Russian forum of professional nail masters, those are not contest works - in contrast those real clients nails. So this is something people do not just for pictures, but they really wears nails like this. And it does not wonder me at all, because i have seen stuff like this around a lot.
Unlike in japan - tech stuff is hard to get and expensive in Russia. You cant even get stuff from eBay if you live in Russia ,where is no such a thing as e-commerce and post works really bad. (It is a banking system issue, most people don't use credit cards, and Russian business cant have a online payment systems, because visa don't want to deal with them) Good example is Fimo clay or Konad - most nail masters did not even herd of it, seriously! Those difficulties, i believe, lead to the great imagination and talent development, and i am just amazed of how talented those Russian masters and by the amazing nails they do.So couldn't help to share some pictures with you.
( All pictures are taken from "Gilina" http://forum.gilina.ru/index.php?showforum=24)












And if you wonder what is my opinion about faked nails - i really don't care that much, natural or faked nails, i just love nail design, and i like a lot the opportunities that all those acrylic and gel materials provide from the design perspective. I like the aquarium type of nails, and really want to learn how to do stuff like this .

Sunday, May 24, 2009

In memory of my long nails

Bad news, broke 2 of my nail quite bad yeatoday on the graduation party - pointy on the right hand - it even was bleeding :( So i had to cut all the rest short too. So will have to grow it back at lest a little untill still able to make any design.
Here is some stamping from last week, some kinf of in memory of my long nails.


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pink Lace 2 ( improved)

I already posted one time nails called pink lace, but here is an improved version. ( in fact just cant come up with the name for this one, so trying to make a trick here)
I really like how those came up. I was doing it for the graduation party of my husbands friend daughter, but after i was done, i realized that the party is not tomorrow but Saturday, so probably will have to make another manicure for the party. By the way - no photoshop here , at all :0 So , see, i am not that bad in doing my nails.
For Vanessa - the graduating dougtcher of my husbands friend, i made a beautiful slide show out of her pictures. I havent posted it online yet, because this is going to be a surprise to show it on the party, but you can see another videos that i make by visiting my web site here


Camile Nail design

It started like a good idea, but i dont really like the result i came up with, so cant stand this one longer then a day, and had to remove it today, still waiting for my paint... oh gosh, i so hope to get it tomorrow.
Do you guys wanna know the secret of good looking pictures?
The answer is right here - first nails before photoshop :)
(In fact i usually dont get that messy, so this one is really good - i mean mess, but as most of you i do certain bad spots all the time)


Nails After photoshop

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

ColdFusion in a hot days

Gosh ,it is been so hot in Colorado last couple days, that i instinctively made some cold blue nails ( it also matches my dress and t-shirt, but its just a coincidence :) ) The base is China Glaze - bahamian escape, and the stamping is made by Orly - witch blue. This polish is not really stampable, it took em so long to accomplish this one. Orly polish was so hard to get on stamp clean, it always picked up some additional color.





Tuesday, May 19, 2009

LeoParty nails

This is what i had on my nails this weekend fr the good by party of my friend, she is going to Russia for all the summer. This is why i called it LeoParty - from party and leopard :)
The base is 3 coats of color club glitter. I really like this design, but i wish i used something underneath the glitter, because in fact it is still prety transparent.
I also have spoiled myself with some goodies, that coming soon , i have ordered a huge - 48 colors - set of nail art paint from e-bay, so you can expect some hand painted nails some time soon.




Monday, May 18, 2009

OMG!!!! Timex TX54

Just take a look at it! This is just so greate, i hope some day i ll be able to buy it, but unfortunately cant find it for sale so far. Disposable nail watch.


"Thanks to a translucent body, the design blends seamlessly with the nail while a selection of text color options and a glow feature activating on command make it supremely functional as well. Press the end of your thumbnail, and the watch will light up for you. A perfect blend of appearance, user interface, and technology, the nail watch passes most standards of modern design with flying colors thanks to its functional and minimalist appeal. The watch looks stylish and chic and has a touch of Geeky style as well. The downside of this watch is that it is disposable. So with so many stylish watched being available now, it will be hard for it to survive in the market. Though it is quite innovative with a minimalist design, but it won’t last long on your finger.
No details about the availability or the price of this watch has been released by Timex. But since it is tiny and disposable, i don’t expect the price to be high.
Well i think that this is just amazing that such a technology exists. One day it may be developed even further that it s not only watch, but any picture you want to be shown on your nails. Would it turn a nail-art to the dying craft? Gosh not, but i still think that this is extreamly cool stuff."( TECHLIVE, http://www.techlivez.com/2008/07/the-timex-nail-watch-get-the-time-on-your-nails/)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Retro Style Nails

I guess i am catching on the trend, have seen a lot of "wallpaper" stamping in my favorite blogs recently. I think those nails looks like Retro style. Actually the base supposed to be brown, but the polish that used to think is brown happened to be goldfish. I also added some bullion beads on it. I really love how bouillons look on the other peoples nail, but for some reason cant stand it on mine. I guess this is because they are kind of too big for my micro-nails. However i still have some nice pictures of retro style nail-art.




Friday, May 15, 2009

No-Name nails

Just some more stamping , i am actually wearing it right now.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Koni-Pedi

This is probably how Brook would call it :) I just really like her abreviations.
So here is my pink Koni-Pedi :)

For Audrey VS Mint Mohito

Very very busy week, so instead of real nail art i ll just make a battle of "giants"
Mint mohito(Orly):
Really cute color, but it took me 4 coats, and i still was able to see underneath it. May be this is my personal preferences, but i just truly hate transparent polishes. But color does worth it :)
I would call it dusty grass color rather then something mint.



For Audrey (China glaze):
you all already know how much i like this color and this brand. It s just one of those colors that goes well with everything. And the opacity is ideal for 2 coats polishing. A lot of people see the color differently, some say that it is blue, however, i see it more green rather then blue.


Monday, May 11, 2009

Flirt after punch

As i promised - here are some seriously pink nails, not only pink but also kind of flirty, because of the little hearts. And i called it "flirt after punch" because the base if lovely, absolutely neon bright Essie "punchy pink" that i was hunting for a week or so :)
The only thing about this gorgeous piece of polish is that without top coat it gets really mate, and i didn't like it. But with the good top coat this polish rocks the summer :)
And don't forget to vote for this design, i really want to know what you think :)




End you also can enjoy a piece of Talon ( dog and love of my life :)) on the last picture