Check out my Black Outlined Teal Nails!
Now, seeing as I have stubby guitar playing sausages instead of real fingers, I don’t always get a chance to experiment with nail designs.
Seeing as I barely have any nail real estate lol, I usually stick with simple designs that don’t take forever to do (also because I’ll probably ruin them the next day at band prax anyway).
This one seemed like an easy design to do for short nails so I took pics!
1 bright color (some tealy color from LA Disco Brites)
1 opaque black polish (Caronia)
1 opaque black striper (Sassy)
1 clear top coat (Revlon)
Cover entire nail in black polish:
Wait for black polish to dry completely before applying 2nd color.
Don’t worry if it looks like crud, you can fix it with the next coat. The trick is to leave a black outline all around. If you mess up, you can fix it with the striper. Look, mine doesn’t look all that great either :|
2nd coat looks much better!
Of course, since I am ME, that means a bit of a mess. Fixed it with a black striper to make the outline neater.
Finish off with top coat so your kyot nails don’t get ruined!
Then go watch Community/Girls/Supernatural/Sherlock/Fringe. Do it. DO. IT.
I wanted a change from my usual garage photos, so:
Doc Marten boots, vintage print skirt, top from Next, Hawaiian Hill glasses,and I bought that necklace from one of those stalls on the street that sell clay necklaces on leather cords, from a man with colorful dreadlocks.
I just finished making these:
I’m so pleased with how they turned out that I’m making a DIY tutorial! :) It’s for people who are considering stretching their ears but want to see if gauges suit them first.
All I know is, I like how they look on me! <3
Summer’s here! I had teal/sea-green nails from a photoshoot, but I wanted to spruce them up. So I did a simple tape manicure.
1. Paint nails any bright teal/turquoise color. I used Sea Green from San San. I also have a thin layer of Chunky Holo Bluebell by Kleancolor on top of the Sea Green, so there are little holographic flakes.
2. Wait for your nails to be 200% dry. In fact, tape manis work better if you do the taping part the next day! It’s because half-dry polish will come up with the tape when you rip it off. To make sure tape isn’t super sticky, stick it on and off your arm before taping it to your nail.
3. Tape over the part you don’t want any polish on. Check out Nailside, the queen of all tape manis, for instructions! I used the regular white masking tape because it isn’t too sticky, but it’s also opaque so i just winged the placement. :P
4. Paint over with 2nd layer color. I chose Goldhearted from Caronia.
5. Carefully remove tape right after painting. Don’t wait for nail polish to dry.
6. Top coat and you’re done! <3
If it’s anything I’m a sucker for, it’s DIY, and paper. I love paper so much I DIYed all my wedding invitations, giveaways, and programmes.
So it’s kind of inevitable that I love Printmiss.
I just ordered these beautiful modern vintage notecards from them. They haven’t arrived in the mail yet but I’ll definitely take pictures! What could be sweeter than seeing your own name on these precious cards? So pretty ♥
Their main site with all their designs is on wordpress:
But they’re just as easily contacted for orders on facebook:
Amazing classic, vintage, elegant designs. Shades of Martha Stewart’s beautiful crafts but 100% Filipina-made by Ina Amor-Mejia.
She’s such a stickler for detail that even her packaging is exquisite, something I admire and value in any shop owner or crafter.
There are absolutely gorgeous modern designs too. How genius is it to put your name inside these trendy animal-print ballerinas? Ughhh I want all the designs, plz.
These are just notecards, but Printmiss makes wedding invitations, gift tags, and a score of other paper goods. The only limit is your imagination. I love the fact that there’s a Filipina-owned shop that allows you to DIY your wedding, birthday, debut or event invites. I wish this had existed when I was planning my wedding. :(
Check out these Save The Dates:
Don’t be boxed in by boring designs by boring print shops. Check out Printmiss and unleash your creativity!