Friday, November 30, 2012

Erica's Nail Art Challenge (Day 10) - Recreate Your Favorite

Its the last day of the challenge.. :(

Thanks Erica for hosting this challenge.. I really enjoyed painting my nails..

My favorite is the day 2 (polka dots) challenge.. This is my recreation:

instead of using black and white, I used red and white for this design..

-Nail Engineer

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

NOTD - Pink Roses

I am a secondary sponsor in my cousin's wedding!!! In Filipino Wedding Tradition,these are the persons involved in the ceremony. Can I forgot my nails?? Of course not!! This is my mani on my cousin's special day..

I used water decals for this mani and reshaped my nails from square to oval...

Best wishes for the newly weds!!

-Nail Engineer

Monday, November 26, 2012

Erica's Nail Art Challenge (Day 9) - Water Marble

Its the most challenging day for me. I'm not good in water marble technique and I don't know the techniques in doing it.

This was my water marbled nails.

-Nail Engineer

Friday, November 23, 2012

Erica's Nail Art Challenge (Day 8) - Gradient Nails

Day 8 is gradient nails. Sponging is the most popular technique in creating this kind of nails. But for my nail art, I used my least favorite brush, the fan brush.

I put some drops of 2 different polish on a piece of paper and by using a fan brush, I transfer it to my nails. I first try to transfer it on the paper.

See the gradient effect?

I first apply petroleum jelly on the skin around my nails. This is the outcome when i transfer the polish in my nails:

Like water marble technique, nail polish around the nails are easy to clean when you apply petroleum jelly around it.

I stamped the blue flower on top of the gradient nails..

Hope you like it!!!

- Nail Engineer

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Erica's Nail Art Challenge (Day 7) - Stripes / Lines

Wow, its already Day 7 and I can't believe that the challenge was almost over..

For this challenge, I created multicolored stripes on my nails..

I used this polishes for my nail art:

hope you like it!!!
-Nail Engineer

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Erica's Nail Art Challenge (Day 6) - Inspired by Another's Nails

Its already Day 6 of the challenge!!!

I want to recreate this design.

This is my recreation:

Sorry my post is so short. Its my dad's birthday and I want to surprise him with a personalize gift. hope you understand.

-Nail Engineer

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Erica's Nail Art Challenge (Day 5) - Half Moons

Hi ladies!!! Its almost halfway of Erica's Nails and More November Nail Art Challenge..

Today's Challenge : Half moons...

Half moons design is one of the classic nail art (like french and chevrons) that I found elegant. But i want to add that elegant nail design a twist. I want a design that I can wear even on ordinary days.

And here is my nail art: idea come from kiwifruits:

This is my nail art:

This design is perfect for me during ordinary days, when I am at school.. I am happy when I see my nails when I'm writing lecture.. Hope you also like these design..

- the Nail Engineer

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Erica's Nail Art Challenge (Day 4) - Delicate Print

Its the last day of our semester break and I'm not yet ready for school. :(

Anyway, today was the 4th day of Erica's Nails And More November Nail Art Challenge.

And here is my mani for today:

Actually, my first idea is using a stamp in my design but I'm not that good in stamping and my nail design turns into a mess..

Then I tried my nail art pen in my design and ta-da! My nails look great using freehand prints..

sorry the top coat smudge the design on my index finger
Next time i will do more practice in using my stamping nail art to be able to use it in my future designs..

-the Nail Engineer

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Erica's Nail Art Challenge (Day 3) - Inspired by a Tutorial

Hi Ladies!!! Its already day 3 of Erica's Nails and More November Nail Art Challenge.

I really love sponging technique, and i was inspired Cutepolish galaxy nails. You can find the tutorial here .. 

And this is my recreation:

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Two-Bottle Polka Dots Challenge

Its Nail It's Birthday!!! And she host a competition where participants can only use two bottles of nail polish for her nail art (no acrylic paints allowed)..

Remember Erica's Nails and More nail art challenge? Its already day 2, and the challenge? Polka dots...

I challenged myself that i must do a two-bottle polka dots nail art, and here is the outcome:

I used these polishes:

And my tools:

Here are step by step pictures of my nail art:

Hope you like It!!!
-Nail Engineer

Friday, November 2, 2012

Blues for a Cause

Julep is joining the fight against human trafficking.

“Between 700,000 and four million women and children will be trafficked this year, with the majority being forced to work in the sex trade. In America, there are an estimated 40,000 men, women and children enslaved at this very moment.” - Don’t Sell Bodies

Unfortunately, the contest is only open for US and Canada residents only..

I create a crossword puzzle nail art inspired by nailsmydreams..