Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Cat Nail Art

I received a lot of mixed reactions on this design.  The extremes were from my mom, who could only see black and white scribbles even after I told her it was a cat, and from a barrista, who spent a good minute telling me how impressed she was.  I probably should have based it on a different kind of cat; might have been clearer that way, but as always, it looked better in my head and on paper.

Yellow:  Unicorn by Sinful Colors
Pink:  Unnamed by Forever 21
Blue:  Retro Bleu by Bonita
Black:  Black by Santee
White:  Unnamed by Forever 21

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Monarch Butterfly Nails

This is my third time doing this design, and, in this case, practice does not make perfect.  It feels like my hand trembles more every time, but the reason for that could either be because my idea of the standard nail length has been getting longer or because of my steadily deteriorating sleeping pattern.

I like this design because it's simple, bright, eye-catching, and fairly easy to draw on both hands.  Plus, it puts my ugly orange polish to good use.

2nd attempt years ago:

3rd attempt now:

I don't know how the orange came out with such a pretty yellow gradient in the sunlight; I wish it'd do that all the time.
Black:  Black by Santee
White:  Unnamed by Forever 21
Orange:  Neon Hot Orange by Nabi

Good, Better, Serperior

I started playing Pokemon Black 2 last week, and I hope I can really get into it without feeling like I'm just replaying its predecessor.  I honestly wish we could get different starters because I only like the Snivy-Servine-Serperior line, and its stats are pretty poor.  I miss the days when I spent the longest time agonizing over which starter to pick.  Anyway, I like Serperior's design, but I can't wrap my head around the fact that it has hands. Also, its name is a pun, which makes it even better.

Anyway, my sister needed a mani so this one was for her.

Black:  Black by Santee
White:  White by Art Deco
Green:  Envy by Sinful Colors
Light Green:  Dressmaker by Milani
Green glitter:  Starry Meteor by Kleancolor