Thursday, July 3, 2014

Fourth Of July Nail Art Ideas

I did these for the Flag challenge day of Californails July challenge on Instagram. I plan on doing more of the July challenge so if you want to see more up to date nail art from me follow me there @nailbybayles. Back to my flag inspired nail art. For this nail look I used all China Glaze polishes. I started with my regular base coat, China glaze Strong Adhesive Base Coat, and then painted two coats of White On White. Then added some Fast Forward Top coat to speed up drying time. Once that was dry I applied 4 pieces striping tape starting about a third of the way down. And painted the top with Man Hunt and the bottom stripes with Salsa and immediately removed the tape. I individually placed the Glitter (or Stars) on the blue. And finished with a thick coat of top coat.

Colors for Flag Nail Art

For these simple 4th of July dot nails I started with the same base coat. Once that dried I painted two coats of China Glaze White On White. Using a dotting tool I added rows of dots starting with Opi Red Lights Ahead...Where? then Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Blue Me Away and China Glaze Icicle (pictured). When placing the dots I made sure to place the dots on the next row in between the dots of the previous row. I waited for as long as I could and finished with a thick coat of top coat.

Other Colors for Dot Nails

I hope you liked my two fourth of July nail art ideas. If you recreate any of my nail art tag me so I can see them. And If you have any nail art requests leave a comment here or on my Instagram.
Have A Great Fourth of July!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Birthday Nails

These are the nails I painted for my birthday which was on the 15th.

Colors Used:
China Glaze Sweet Hook, Too Yacht To Handle, Icicle and White On White
Sally Hansen CSM in Tickle Me Pink, Get Juiced and Peach Of Cake
Orly Liquid Vinyl
Opi I Just Can't Cope-Acabana
Sinful Colors Anchors Away

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Marie From The Aristocats Nail Art

If you follow me on instagram you know that this month I am doing Californails June Nail Art Challenge. I did her August Challenge last year and thought it would be fun to do one again. I started late and never did the sky challenge so these are my first nails of the challenge. The challenge was Disney and after looking up different Disney movies for awhile I choose to do Marie from The Aristocrats because shes so cute and apparently I really liked the movie when I was little.

To go along with Marie I painted some flowers because I didn't really like the background of any of the pictures of Marie.

Colors Used:
Opi I Just Can't Cope-Acabana
Sinful Colors Sizzling, Island Coral, Aubergine, Exotic Green and Beau Khaki
Orly Liquid Vinyl
China Glaze White on White and Re-Fresh Mint
Sephora by Opi I'm Wired and Seeing Pink Elephants
Sally Hansen Insta-dry Blue-Away
Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Heart of Stone and Tough Love

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Inocente Izucar Inspired Nail Art

I was watching a Glass Posse vlog a little while ago were they went to Inocente's art show in New York. I have never heard of her before but it turns out she was the subject of a documentary which won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short. Her art that I saw in the vlog looked amazing and I knew I wanted to paint one of her pictures on my nails. 

Her painting I choose was shown fully in the vlog and I thought would look really cool as nail art. The colors and everything are not exactly like her painting but am happy with the way it turned out. To get the colors for the girls hair I sponged each color individually. The hardest part was obviously the eye with all those swirls coming down and the tiny eyelashes. It seemed like it took for ever to finish.

Colors Used:
Nicole by Opi Hit The Lights
Opi My Vampire Is Buff
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Fiery Island and Peach of Cake
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Blue-Away
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Mint Sorbet and Blue Me Away!
Sinful Colors Beau Khaki
Its So Easy Stripe Rite in White and Black
Sephora by Opi in I'm Wired, What Aura Gonna Wear? and What a Broad

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Firefly Nail Art

I was in a summer mood right after finishing this semester and wanted to paint some flowers in a painted mason jar. When I sat down to paint my nails I got the idea to paint fireflies in a jar. I looked for a picture and found the perfect one you can find it by searching lightning bugs in a jar.

On my ring finger is a jar sitting in the grass with fireflies in it and some flying out onto my middle and index fingers.

Colors Used:
Sinful Colors Set The Mood and Anchors Away
Opi I Just Can't Cope-Acabana
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Sun Kissed
Orly Liquid Vinyl
China Glaze White On White

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Bird Cage Nails

These nails once again were inspired by a shutterstock picture I found. The picture has a bunch of birds in different cute bird cages with dots in the background.

I took a picture of all the colors together because I thought they looked so pretty.

Colors Used:
China Glaze White On White, Re-Fresh Mint, Foie Gras
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Lacey Lilac
Sephora by OPI Seeing Pink Elephants
OPI I Just Can't Cope-Acabana

Monday, May 12, 2014

Neon Geometric Nail Art

I came up with the idea for these nails awhile ago. When I was bored and started drawing designs out in my swatch book. So when I had no idea what I wanted to paint I could look in there and choose one. This was the best one I came up with that day.

First painted my nails white, then added striping tape for the triangles. Next I painted the outside of the tape black and sponged silver over it. But once I took the tape off you could see some black and silver on the white. So it may be easier to just paint the white on after the black and silver. After I fixed the white I outlined it in black and put the neon dots on. And finished It off with top coat.

Colors Used:
Sally Hansen Hard to Get
Orly Liquid Vinyl
Nicole By OPI Give Me The 1st Dance
China Glaze Pool Party, Sun Worshiper, Flip Flop Fantasy, Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, Kiwi Cool-Ada, Fast Forward Top Caot

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Silly Faces Nail Art

Wow its been a month since I've posted on here. If you want to keep more up to date with my nail art you should follow my Instagram. I'm trying to paint my nails every week but i get distracted. Good news though this semesters almost over which means summer and more nail art. 

For these nails i got my inspiration from another shutterstock photo. They're really good for when you don't know what to paint. I found one with a ton of different faces on it and knew i wanted to uses some of them and I have never seen anyone else do something like it. The most difficult part was the eyes because I couldn't keep them round or the same thickness.

Colors Used:
Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Hard To Get
Orly Liquid Vinyl

Sorry about the bad pictures. I've started using an actual camera and not my iPad like the pictures used in most of my other post. So I'm still trying to figure out where the best place for lighting is and on this day it was too cold to go outside.

Do you like the font I used for the watermark? I have tried many and am to indecisive to pick one.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Girly Floral Nail Art

Since its the first day of spring I have some bright flower nails for you that are inspired by a shutterstock photo.

Colors used:
OPI- Jade is the New Black and Did It On Em
China Glaze- Foie Gras
Sinful Colors- Aubergine, Sizzling and Set The Mood
Milani- Quick Teal
Sally Hansen Hard As Nails- Hard To Get

Monday, January 27, 2014

Valentine's Day Heart Nails

It's almost Valentine's Day which means heart nails! These were just going to be Valentine's  Day plaid nails till I decided hearts are better.

Colors Used:
Sally Hansen Hard As Nails- Tough Love
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear- Coral Reef
Sally Hansen Insta Dri- Blue-Away
Nicole By OPI- Give Me The 1st Dance

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Spring Flowers

Its a new year which means even though its January I'm looking forward to spring. And I want spring even more now because we just got a bunch of snow. Since my favorite spring color is mint and I have been wanting to use my favorite China Glaze color I used it as the base for two toned flowers. (yes they are flowers not fireworks) And I but three dots of glitter in the middle just because i like glitter. 

Colors Used:
China Glaze- Re-Fresh Mint, Recycle, Fast Forward Top Coat, Strong Adhesive Base Coat
Sinful Colors- Soul Mate, Set The Mood, Queen Of Beauty
Sally Hansen Hard As Nails- Hard To Get