At Home Mani

DSC_1866My friend Meris got me these tiny little brushes used for painting details on your nails about a year ago. I never knew what to paint but lately, I have been drawn to wallpaper and prints with giant oversized flowers; I guess you can say I have been inspired. Here’s what I did and it honestly couldn’t be easier!

DSC_1853(Paint your nails one solid color, it can be dark or light)

DSC_1856(Take the colors that you would like to use for petals and leaves and drop a bit on each on a piece of paper. I added some sparkle for flair and got my tiny brush handy)

DSC_1857(Take the lightest color and paint the petals)

DSC_1858(Use the lightest green to paint the leaves)

DSC_1859(Add dark green to add depth to the leaves)

DSC_1860(Add the darker pinks to fill in the petals)

DSC_1864(I added some gold glitter to wherever I wanted and sealed it all with a clear coat of polish)

I know this seems like a lot of work, but I love looking down at my hands and having one fun nail! Let us know if you try it out and send us pictures at iflunch@gmail.com!

Nailed It.

Weekend CasualI came up with this geometric nail when I tried painting a half moon shape but found a triangle much easier! Here’s how you do it!

Nailed It(You will need: one light color, one dark color, and a top coat)

Nailed It(Paint your entire nail with the lighter color first- I chose sparkle, naturally)

Nailed It(Take your darker color, start from the bottom corner of your nail and paint a diagonal strip. Repeat from the other corner and then fill in the rest with color)

Nailed It(Finish with your top clear coat)

Nailed ItI love this design because it looks intricate but is actually really easy to do. Happy painting!

Champagne Merlot.

Fall is here and it’s time to dust off the deep red nail polishes! My friend Meris gave me this cool tool that makes little polka dots on your nails so I decided to mix a burgundy color and one of my favorite golds.

Champagne Merlot(The necessities: Polka Dot Stick, Glittery Gold Polish, and a Deep Merlot base)

Champagne Merlot(Step 1: Paint your nails with the burgundy base)

Champagne Merlot(Step 2: Drip a few drops of gold polish on a paper towel)

Champagne Merlot(Step 3: Carefully dip the polka dot tool into the gold polish and lightly press little dots onto your nail)

Champagne MerlotYour nails are did!

 

Leftover Manicure

IMG_7443Not the kind of left overs you are probably thinking about.  I had these two nail stickers leftover from when Chels and I went nail sticker crazy so I decided to use the last two stickers for a Leftover Manicure.  These stickers really are the best because they can put up with my wear and tear!

IMG_7445(I painted all but one nail on each hand and used the leftover stickers to switch it up a bit)

IMG_7448(A nail file is the key to these sticker manicures.  The file helps shave off the ends)

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Ta-da!  Easy and fun nails.  If you end up doing your nails like this or have any other fun nail ideas, send us a pic because we’d love to see!

New Years Nails

We’re back!  Well I’m back while Chelsea prances around Paris.  We hope you all had a great holiday though and a great week.  Chelsea wanted special nails for Paris since she will be spending the New Year under the sparkling lights of the Eiffel Tower.  This is very easy, considering our last nail attempt was a fail.

IMG_64931.  Paint your nails with a flat color coat that you want to go with the color sparkles you will use.

IMG_6501 2.  Once the first coat dries, start painting the sparkles on the very end of your nails lightly.  Apply as much as you’d like.

IMG_65253.  Boom!  Much better than our last nail fail and very cute.

You can pull this off really easily and quickly.  Get sparkly and enjoy bringing in the New Year!  See you all in 2013 🙂