Saturday, February 28, 2015

Monkeying Around

 The ladies over at Nail Crazies Unite on Facebook are having weekly challenges. For the month of February, these are our challenges:

This week's challenge was "Fruit." Immediately I thought to try something new and different, so bananas came to mind. That also made me think that I should try creating a monkey nail art. Here's what I came up with :)

I started with Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Yellow Kitty on all nails except my accent nail. The accent nail has Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Commander in Chic with Il etait un vernis Drop Dead Gorgeous over it.
I then created a stamping decal for the bananas using Cheeky Jumbo Plate 7 Home Sweet Home stamped with Funky Fingers Black Knight.
The Monkey thumb accent was drawn with Bic Mark It Fine Point Permanent Marker in Woodsy Brown and then I used the Sally Hansen to create the details along with white polish and the Tuxedo Black Bic marker for the eyes and nostrils.
Isn't that monkey cute?? I love how this turned out. Have you ever done animal inspired nail art?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

P is for Pale: Flourishes

Today for the A2Z Challenge, we have P is for Pale. I took it to mean a pale color base and something not as bright or busy as well.

I started with Kleancolor Frapuccino as a base on all nails and then used my Creative Shop Stamper set to stamp the flourish design from Cheeky Jumbo Plate 7 Home Sweet Home onto my nails with Kleancolor Metallic Mango.

This was a nice palate cleanser for me since my nails have been so bright and filled with designs lately. I also had a chance to use the Creative Shop stamper set again. I REALLY love how large this is. My nails are growing out and it will be such a pleasure to be able to get them in one stamp instead of trying to match up a double stamped design.

Do you have the new Creative Shop stamper +scraper set? What do you think of it?

Monday, February 23, 2015

Beautometry 1000 Likes Facebook Giveaway!!

Well, how quick that was!! Beautometry now has over 1000 likes on Facebook (and counting!).
Thank you everyone. We are now due for a giveaway.

The first place prize is the highly sought after Creative Shop Stamper+Scraper set!! And, second place prize is 4 Kleancolor polishes of the winner's choice. We're currently at 1200 and some likes, so for every 100 more likes we get, I will add another prize. :)

1.You must be 18 and older
2.This is for US only
3.All entries will be verified and if not done fully or correctly they will be deleted without warning
4.The winners have 48 hours to respond otherwise I will choose another winner

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

2015 Valentine's Day Challenge: Love and Kisses

Today's theme for the 2015 Valentine's Day Challenge is Love and Kisses. I went with literal this time, but some nontraditional St. Valentine's Day colors :)

I started with Funky Fingers Chesire on all nails and then put Glitter Gal Bruised Ego on top of that on all nails.

Using BM02 and BM09, I stamped the kisses and "LOVE" word on my thumb and ring finger with AEngland Excalibur (original). 
I finished the manicure by doing a French tip on the other nails with Funky Fingers Dark Knight.

Here's a closeup of the thumb:

What nontraditional colors have you used for St. Valentine's Day?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

2015 Valentine's Day Challenge: Roses

Today's theme for the 2015 Valentine's Day Challenge is Roses. I decided to do a simple, yet elegant version. I also tried my hand at stamping with more than 1 color at the same time.

I first put 2 coats of Funky Fingers Ectoplasmic on all my nails. 

Starting with the Nailways Springtime- Love is in the Air plate, I used Konad red on the flower part of the rose and Konad green on the stem part. I put both on the plate at once, then scraped and stamped. This created a red rose with green stem for the nail out of one stamp.
I then used Shany SH06 to stamp a bit of the lacey design with Funky Fingers Dark Knight.
I finished off the accent nail with Konad red and the full nail design of roses from the Nailways plate.

What do you think?

Monday, February 9, 2015

2015 Valentine's Day Challenge: Red Passion

Today's theme for the 2015 Valentine's Day Challenge is Red Passion.


Of course I knew I wanted to use red polish, so I put China Glaze Phat Santa on all my nails and decided to do the thumb and ring finger as accents with Sinful Colors Dazzle.

Using Nailways Springtime Love is in the Air plate, I stamped the xoxo full nail design on the accent nails with Funky Fingers Dark Knight and the rest of the nails with Funky Fingers Pop Artist.

I topped everything with Seche Vite and there you have it :) I like how this turned out, what would you do for the theme "red passion?"