Thursday, January 31, 2013

Mani of the Day:Mosaic!

Todays mani of the day is inspired by this mosaic from Park Guell in Barcelona. I loved the artistic details of the park and wanted to replicate it in the nail art. I used Zoya Jacqueline for the base and acrylic paint to create the design!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Shimmer Spam!

I have been super busy, but here is my delayed post that I am incredibly excited about! Today I have Shimmer Polishes up for review, and wow they are seriously gorgeous! Shimmer polishes are an indie brand, and each polish has a special meaning to the creator (read her philosophy here). 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Mani of the Day: Line Design!

It's been such a busy week, so today will be another short post, but I wanted to put one up today as promised!! So here is the Mani of the Day: Line Design! This mani uses LCN Violet Amethyst and silver acrylic paint. This design is super simple but I love the way it turned out! 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Mani of the Day!

This is going to be a super quick post because I'm in the middle of packing everything to go back to school! I just wanted to stick to my new Monday-Wednesday-Friday posting schedule and show you guys a Mani of the Day!

This mani features China Glaze First Mate and acrylic paint (silver,blue,white). I used a dotting tool to create the dots for the look!

I've seen dot gradients all over blogs and finally wanted to try it out (Check Chalkboard Nails for an amazing example!) I used 2 coats of First Mate and let it try. I then used my dotting tool and the different colors of acrylic paint and scattered the dots around the nail, more densely packed at the top. I sealed the design with a regular clear top coat. 

Overall, I am happy with the design and will definitely try it again. I might try to vary the size of the dots across the nail for a different variation!

What do you think of my mani? Let me know below! 
I hope you enjoyed my mani and please post your own manis on Pretty in Paint's Facebook! 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Jessica Cosmetics It's A Girl Thing Collection Spring 2013

Today I have the Jessica Cosmetics It's A Girl Thing Collection! This Spring collection is a bit different from the all the pastel collections I've been seeing for the spring, so it's a nice change of pace! 

Jessica Cosmetics says the collection "celebrates girl power and girl fun" and features 6 polishes: Sun-Kissed Beauty, True Blue, Smitten Kitten, Sterling Queen, New Kid in Town and Ruby Empress. 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Mani of the Day!

Today I have another quick Mani of the Day post featuring a-england Galahad! Galahad is a gorgeous blue-green creme, with an amazing formula. Today is the last day of the a-england promotion, so I figured it would be the perfect day to show off this mani! I also used gold and black acrylic paint for the design. I was inspired by one of the nails on this mani! This abstract mosaic design is something different for me, but I really like how it came out!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Mani Of The Day!

Today's mani of the day is perfect for a winter day. I don't normally reach for red polishes, but I knew Deborah Lippman's Through the Fire would look perfect with a gold design. I used Gold Acrylic Paint and topped of the manicure with Jessica Cosmetics Gold Hologram top coat (Review Here)!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Zoya Lovely Collection

Today I have the lovely Zoya Lovely Collection for Spring 2013! Zoya describes the collection as follows:
Lovely, just LOVELY!

Spring is awash in six soft and lovely new Zoya shades including three dewy metallics and three fresh blooms of cream. Poetic in nature, this collection is sure to capture the beauty of the season like no other....

Piaf (ZP652) - Fresh Forsythia Yellow Metallic - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Fashion Designer Zang Toi)
GeiGei (ZP651) - Blushing Cherry Blossom Pink Metallic - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Zang Toi/SS13).
Julie (ZP650) - Soft Wisteria Purple Metallic - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Zang Toi/SS13).
Blu (ZP653) - Lucky Hyacinth Blue Cream - Full Coverage
Neely (ZP655) - Earliest Spring Green Cream - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Peter Som/SS13).
Jacqueline (ZP654) - Perfect Magnolia Nude Cream - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Peter Som/SS13)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Years Nails!

Happy New Years everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful celebration and I wish you a happy and healthy year. I have exciting news, today is the 1 year anniversary of Pretty in Paint! I can't believe it, and I hope for many more years. Now that the new year has come, it should be a bit easier for more regular posting and I look forward to it!

Now onto the nails! I had this mani for my New Years celebration :)