Just before I moved to the Bay Area in February, I had one of my former co-workers at the nail salon in Hawaii treat me by doing my nails for me. This was the last time I had serious claws. We went all out!
I had selected several nail designs I liked, and used them as inspiration. I’m really into aliens and super natural. I think alien shapes and images make for cool designs– clothes or nails. Eyes & Evil Eyes I am obsessed with! I even have an evil eye bracelet tattooed on my wrist, I have Evil Eye jewelry, & I’m always thinking about what “eye” things I can get. I’m also totally & beyond into triangles. They are definitely my favorite shape. Gold is my favorite metal color, and I just loved the pink & purple colors of the 3D cone shaped stones. They were perfect with monochrome color scheme I went with.
Shadé did such an amazing job on my nails!
This nail set was a natural nail overlay using CalGel and Trump Gel.
These nails don’t necessarily have an obvious theme, except monochrome, lines & outlines. Don’t be afraid to mix-and-match and flirt with the “weird”.
Thanks for visiting, & remember to keep your claws modish.
It’s still summer and fashion trends are all about the colors and bright. Same goes for nail trends. Yet, black nails still seem to be a trend that defies seasons.
I’ve been wanting to try out black nails for a while, and even though it is summer, I decided to give it a go.
Some of my nails broke and I didn’t want to extend them, so I have some mini claws. Since the stiletto nails are more fragile, I decided to lay a layer of Bio Sculpture gel first for a little strength. Then I used Trump Gel for the rest of the layers. I topped it with soak off hard gel by Trump Gel.
It is a French, but at more of a diagonal “V” shape rather than a curve. I used gold holograms by Eriko Nails to line underneath the French. Instead of directly under the line, I spaced the holograms down a little further. For a few of the nails (more specifically, the mini claws), instead if lining with holograms, I put random neon holograms, by Splash, on the black French.
I think this design would also be cute even in white or a nude.
Thanks for visiting, & remember to keep your claws modish!
I know there are so many nail blogs out there, but I love nails (and my job) so much, I wanted to start this blog to share my designs, products, and all things nails with other nail enthusiasts.
I hope this blog will motivate, encourage, & inspire those interested in the art of nails. I know how much fun I have admiring other “nailists” and their works. You can never stop learning if you want to improve your skills.
Stay tuned! More nail photos to follow.
Keep those claws modish!
My current nail design…yes, these are my natural nails. I used CalGel. I mixed orange & red.
I got the idea on a cool nail app called “Girls Pic”; available for both Apple & Andriod.
Me at work. If you’re in Hawaii (Oahu), the salon is called Pure Nails . We are a small salon located within Don Quixote on Kaheka. So you can shop before or after your nail service!