Tag Archives: nail art for short nails

Candy Cane Nail Art Tutorial

Well, it’s Dec. 21 here in Asia, and the world hasn’t ended. Phew! To celebrate , here’s a Candy Cane nail art tutorial! This look is really fun and not too tricky. They key is to have a striping polish … Continue reading

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Dotting Tool Tutorial

Hello all! Nail school has been going well, except we’re in the dreaded Cuticle Zone. I hate having mine messed with. Interestingly enough, what I usually think of as the “cuticle” (that little border of skin on the sides of … Continue reading

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Evil Eye Nail Art

I’ve been trying to push the limits of weird nail art by getting into acrylic recently. I don’t recommend it because it stinks to high heaven and can be very frustrating, but it allows for some really funky 3-D stuff … Continue reading

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TiNS Part 2

Not quite as much of a pic spam as last time, but here’s a few TiNS goodies swatched on tips for reasons you can see below: TiNS: The Ocean. This is three coats of a nice cornflower blue with really … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Hello all, I’ve been having a bit of technical difficulties. I need to buy a new memory card reader as mine is not working properly, but I just haven’t had time.  In light of that, I’ll show you some St. … Continue reading

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Purple Butterfly

I’ve been doing a little wear-testing on some of my art nails to see how long they last and under what conditions.  So far, so good! The butterflies are made of a clay cane which can be sliced with a … Continue reading

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Star of the Sea Gradation

Well, I did some further experimenting with the Helena and Demetrius pigment from yesterday’s post.  I poured the pigment into a little plastic bag and crushed it with a spoon. I did get a finer pigment with less lumps, but … Continue reading

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Pink Frosting

No, I’m not turning into a pink-lover, but here’s a glittery pastel for today. These were from a set I made for my show, but someone stepped on them and broke one of the spare nails, so the set was … Continue reading

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Coco Stripes

I have been painting up a storm lately (today I painted, Konaded and stamped over 125 nails after work) but the nail art didn’t end there. I was looking at my Sinful Colors Coco Diamond (I have no idea what … Continue reading

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School Daze

Here’s a mani for those of you who unfortunately have to go back to school!  I never thought it made sense to go back in August, then have the Labor Day weekend, but it seems that school starts earlier and … Continue reading

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