Monday, January 27, 2014

Seahawks Nail Picture Tutorials

Like I had mentioned in my last post, I did a quick picture tutorial to show how you can recreate some of the looks I did to rock them next Sunday! All products used are pictured and listed right after each tutorial (left to right, back row to first row).

Now, for the first manicure tutorial, I had originally done the logo and "12" using acrylic paints and by following this amazing nail sticker method video. This is also the same method that I used to make the players' face. If you are good with your non-dominant hand, just do it freehand. For time/tutorial sake, I used some nail tattoos that I found at Party City and skipped the "12" because Im sure everyone can do a 12. Lol

Original Seahawks manicure


Green, Blue, White, and Black acrylic paints (originally used to make logo and "12", but only used white for this tutorial)
Kiss Blue nail art striper (only used the brush)
China Glaze Dorothy Who
China Glaze First Mate
China Glaze Starboard
dotting tool
Seahawks Manicure 2
This look is basically a glitter gradient and this has got to be the best video I have found on how to achieve it, except I add the color directly to the sponge instead of pouring it on a plate. I also used the solid green at the tip before sponging the glitter so it could stand out more.  Again, I used the same logo tattoos
China Glaze Dorothy Who
China Glaze First Mate
China Glaze Starboard
Sinful Colors Call You Later
Nail Tattoos
Cosmetic Sponge
Seahawks Manicures 3& 4
For the next two manicures, I used the exact same products so no need to list or picture them twice. The one thing I did forget to picture was the rhinestones. You can use green or silver, it doesn't make much of a difference. 
Kiss Blue striper polish (only used the brush)
China Glaze First Mate
Sally Hansen Celeb City
Ssalon Perfect Loopy Lime (I believe that's the name, name came off)
Kiss Lime Green striper polish (only used the brush)
Nail Tattoos
2mm and 3mm rhinestones

I hope you guys love these looks, try them out, and share!

Oh, and GO HAWKS!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

NFC Champs- Seattle Seahawks!

I know that I've been gone for almost a year, but I had decided to take a break from makeup due to a great loss in my family and other personal issues. I've only worked with about 10 brides this past year whom have been either family, friends, or a friend of a family member. It's really hard to concentrate and focus on others' happiness when you are trying to overcome the loss of a family member.

With that out of the way, let's get down to business! A few months, I happened to see a picture that one of my friends liked which showed up on my Facebook news feed which looked so familiar to me. It ended up being a copy that a nail salon had done of my original Seahawks nail design! As strange as it is to see others doing your design, it's kind of an honor knowing that it served as an inspiration to someone. I later went on Google and Pinterest and saw how many times people had liked and repined the design, I seriously lost track trying to see how many times it had been repined. Plus, my original post has been viewed on over 4,000 just in the past month! Wow!

I had done 4 other designs since this season started, so I wanted to share them on here so fellow 12th women can rock their Seahawks nails during for the Super Bowl! Also, I have a tutorial on how to achieve some of the looks because I've had quite a few people ask me how to recreate them.

Enjoy and GO HAWKS!!!

My vector portrait attempt! lol
Top: Earl Thomas and Marshawn Lynch
Bottom: Richard Sherman (lol) and Russell Wilson
Seahawks nails with portraits

Glitter gradient Seahawks nails

Seahawks nail art

Seahawks nail design