Tag Archives: Free-hand

Daisy

Santa Tutorial

How are you planning on decorating your nails for Christmas this year? I created a simple santa nails tutorial to share with you guys today, hopefully there’s an idea here you can grab for your holiday manicure.

Santa Christmas Petite Peinture Nail Art

Santa Christmas Petite Peinture Nail Art

Products were provided generously and created for Live Love Polish.

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Julep Frozen Anna’s Dress Tutorial

This last look for the Julep takeover is inspired by Anna of Frozen.

Frozen Anna Dress Inspired Petite Peinture Nail Art

I took cues from her dress (see picture below) and adapted them into a nail art tutorial for you guys. :-) I loved the detailing in the embroidery paired with the light teal.

Disney Frozen Anna Dress Petite Peinture Nail Art

Plus, she has a cute little magenta cape with that she wears on occasion with the same subtle detailing along the trim.

Disney Frozen Anna Dress Petite Peinture Nail Art

Frozen Anna Dress Inspired Petite Peinture Nail Art

Click Read more to see the tutorial. ^_^
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Julep Starbucks Holiday Halfmoons

Julep generously sent us each some nail polish and their Mighty Nail & Cuticle Serum which I already use regularly. I love using it in combination with lotion and Burt’s Bees Cuticle Butter to keep my cuticles in shape.

This look is inspired by the Starbucks holiday cup. I love Starbucks’ packaging designs as well as their interior design (I’m a sucker for the reclaimed industrial aesthetic for interiors). This year features lots of bursts with subtle color contrasts. So, a lot of hot pink and dark red on bright red and lots of sparkly gold. I’ve taken their holiday cup design (I’m holding the grande cup) and adapted it to a half-moon look on my nails.

Julep Starbucks Holiday Halfmoons Nail Art Petite Peinture

Also, have I mentioned how much I love Julep January (gorgeous bright red cream and Julep Sienna (shimmery gold)? Probably one too many times, but I absolutely love those two polishes.

Julep Starbucks Holiday Halfmoons Nail Art Petite Peinture

Recently Starbucks opened a new shop in the Capitol Hill neighborhood here in Seattle, WA that combines the roastery and the coffee shop aspect.

Julep Starbucks Holiday Halfmoons Nail Art Petite Peinture

Julep Starbucks Holiday Halfmoons Nail Art Petite Peinture

Products used: Julep Sienna, Julep January, Julep Jennifer, Julep Eva, Julep Demi, Julep Laree, Seche Vite Fast Drying Top Coat

Daisy

Julep Christmas Hello Kitty

Hi guys, Rathy and I are taking over Julep’s instagram account!

This look features Hello Kitty in various Christmas outfits! I wanted to paint Christmas themed nail art without it being too generic like Christmas trees, or snowflakes, etc. In general, I like to add a little something special and put an extra spin on holiday themed nails. They are quite fun for me. Of course, I do enjoy the simple looks as well, but I find painting small details rather therapeutic. Honestly I struggle a bit with taping as I get impatient waiting for my layers to dry. ;)

That said, yes, this is entirely hand painted! I’ve had several people at work asking me if these were stickers, but nope. I painted every stroke, that’s why the lines are so imperfect. @_@ I do think it’s a huge improvement already from last year, but there’s always more room for growth!

On my ring finger, I’m using Julep January. This is one of my all time favorite reds. It’s a lovely true red, and the formula is excellent. I would have to say this is a must have for any nail polish addict’s collection. It is beautiful on its own and super easy to work with in nail art as well. Often times I struggle with polishes getting to thick or clumpy as I’m layering them, but Julep January is just magic. *_* I use it in so many looks.

Julep Christmas Hello Kitty Petite Peinture Nail Art

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Coraline

Happy Halloween everyone! To celebrate, I painted Coraline. I was almost going to dress up as her for Halloween since I already have a cheese-whiz yellow rain coat, but I’m missing the yellow rainboots and a blue wig. Maybe next year :P

I used ILNP Black Orchid, a beautiful plum holographic as my base and complimented it with piCture pOlish Honey Dew, a bright mint green. Orange really doesn’t suit my skin tone, so I try to find alternatives to painting Halloween themed looks without using orange too much. :P

Coraline Buttons Mint Petite Peinture Nail Art

Coraline Buttons Mint Petite Peinture Nail Art
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