The Nail Smith

GEO!!! LOOK WHAT I MADE!

First of all, if you guys have not watched BBC’s Sherlock, GO WATCH IT. It’s so clever and cool and great and it’s one of my favorite shows. 

Second of all, if you are unfamiliar with geothebio then you need to go check out the fantastic art and comics and such that she makes. They are highly entertaining and worth a look!

Anywaaaaay, these are depictions of her Sherlock and John comic characters. I made the wallpaper design, Sherlock, and John by making nail decals using a technique similar to this one from Nail Nerd. They were trickier to work with than I expected, but at least I got it to work in the end! What do you guys think?

Colors Used: Maybelline Audacious Asphalt, Sinful Colors Rain Storm, Sinful Colors Black on Black, Sinful Colors Snow Me White, OPI My Very First Knockwurst, Sinful Colors Nirvana, Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby, Icing Posh Princess

I don’t think I will EVER be over how FABULOUS the Color Club Halo Hues are. Like, seriously, they are amazeballs! Another product that is amazeballs are these nail stickers available on eBay. THEY. ARE. FANTASTIC. They are so much better than using plain old Scotch tape and they come in a great variety of shapes. I highly recommend them!
Colors Used: Color Club Kismet, China Glaze For Audrey

I don’t think I will EVER be over how FABULOUS the Color Club Halo Hues are. Like, seriously, they are amazeballs! Another product that is amazeballs are these nail stickers available on eBay. THEY. ARE. FANTASTIC. They are so much better than using plain old Scotch tape and they come in a great variety of shapes. I highly recommend them!

Colors Used: Color Club Kismet, China Glaze For Audrey

My favorite weekend of the year has come and gone… the 148th Scottish Highland Gathering and Games! I look forward to going to Pleasanton for this event all year, because it really is an experience like NO OTHER! I feel so at home among all the various tartans walking around while the sounds of bagpipes fill the air. I’m very proud of my Scottish heritage, as minute as it may be. So for this manicure, I chose to embody a few of the lovely traditions of Scotland: the majestic thistle, St. Andrew’s cross, and, of course, my Smith family tartan! Are you proud of your heritage? Let me know!

Colors Used: Sinful Colors Rain Storm, Sinful Colors Exotic Green, China Glaze Salsa, Sally Hansen Lightening, Essie Mezmerised, Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Maybelline Iced Queen, China Glaze Grape Pop

I seem to be grabbing my neon polishes more than usual lately. Perhaps I miss summer already? Most definitely! 
Colors Used: Sally Hansen Celeb City, Urban Outfitters Tiny Shorts, Finger Paints Inkblot Blue, Finger Paints Silkscreen Green

I seem to be grabbing my neon polishes more than usual lately. Perhaps I miss summer already? Most definitely! 

Colors Used: Sally Hansen Celeb City, Urban Outfitters Tiny Shorts, Finger Paints Inkblot Blue, Finger Paints Silkscreen Green

Ah, the ever-classic sunset gradient! I’ve never done this color combination before and I gotta say, I REALLY like it! Plus the extra little details like the birds and the palm tree just bring the scene to life. So relaxing and so simple!
Colors Used: Sinful Colors Clementine, Sally Hansen Lightening, Sinful Colors Unicorn, China Glaze For Audrey, Essie Mezmerised, Sinful Colors Black on Black

Ah, the ever-classic sunset gradient! I’ve never done this color combination before and I gotta say, I REALLY like it! Plus the extra little details like the birds and the palm tree just bring the scene to life. So relaxing and so simple!

Colors Used: Sinful Colors Clementine, Sally Hansen Lightening, Sinful Colors Unicorn, China Glaze For Audrey, Essie Mezmerised, Sinful Colors Black on Black

For those of you who don’t know, my 21st birthday was on the 25th of August! WOOT WOOT! On the Wednesday before my birthday, my family and I went to dinner at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico, CA. BOY WAS THAT A BLAST! I got all dressed up, did my nails to match my new dress, and even tried some bold and colorful eye makeup. I had so much fun! (By the way, the gentlemen in the middle picture are my two younger brothers, Amos and Remmy).

Then on the day of my birthday, since I had moved back to school at that point, I had some fun celebration times with my good friends from school. However, we did have classes starting the next day, so shenanigans didn’t get too crazy! 

I definitely look forward to this new chapter of my life!

Colors Used:

Pre-birthday mani: Sinful Colors Rise and Shine, OPI I Saw… You Saw… We Saw… Warsaw, Love & Beauty Periwinkle, Sinful Colors Snow Me White, yellow rhinestones

Birthday mani: Color Club Beyond, stamping from Winstonia W111 with Sinful Colors Black on Black, Maybelline Audacious Asphalt, China Glaze Mahogany Magic, Sinful Colors Unicorn, yellow rhinestones

I’m not really sure what possessed me to put wings like this on my nails… but for some reason I did so oh well! I referenced a few pics of birds of prey wings for color and shape. I liked the way they turned out!

Colors Used: Sinful Colors Rich in Heart, Icing Posh Princess, China Glaze Mahogany Magic, Essie Penny Talk

I just finished doing a Sherlock manicure based on geothebio's Sherlock doodles! Pics will be up this weekend, I promise ;-)

Hey there… buddies

So… I realize I’ve been really awful at updating all summer and lately. I’ve been trying to get into the swing of school and such and I’ve been really swamped. This weekend, though, I plan to update a TON! So please, stay patient and stay tuned, lovelies!

EXTERMINATE!

August 8th (wow I’m so behind) was the birthday of Terry Nation, creator of the Daleks from Doctor Who. In celebration, there was a bit of an “Extermageddon” on Tumblr, although I haven’t been online much lately. This was my attempt at some simple but cool nail art, and I was super happy with the result! I didn’t want to take them off!!! And yes, I managed to fit all ELEVEN letters of “EXTERMINATE” across my thumb, so you should be impressed. Happy belated birthday, Terry. 

Colors Used: OPI Wooden Shoe Like to Know, OPI Goldeneye, Wet N Wild Glamorous, Essie Good As Gold, Essie Little Brown Dress, Essie No Place Like Chrome, Sally Hansen The Sky’s the Limit, Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Sinful Colors Black on Black