Get Nailed

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Well hello, everyone.

So it's no secret that I've been a bit out of comission for about a year. However, now I am a freshman at Barnard College in NYC, and I'm totally excited to get back in the game. I thought I would start out with a photoblog type post of a new segment I want to start called Nail Art of the Month Club. So, here's some nail art that I've done every month of 2012 so far! Get ready to get nailed!


For January I did snowfall nails with a snowman accent nail. I used OPI's Divine Swine over Manicurist of Seville, also OPI. Then I used Nubar nail art brushes to do the designs. I swear by those things they are phenomenal.


Ever heard the Sara Bareilles song Bottle it Up? Inspired by her lyrics, I layered pop art Barbie hearts over OPI's Pink Flamenco for Valentine's Day. 


 As the chair of my high school's Dance Marathon to support Rady Children's Hospital, I had to have some nails that matched the Dr. Suess theme. Done with Clinique's Pure Red and OPI's Blue My Mind.


Easter time! I stuck with my tradition this year of doing some easter egg nails. And no nail is the same color! For simplicity purposes, I won't name them all, but they are all OPI.


My Senior Prom theme was Starry Night. Oh, cliche. Here I used My Private Jet by OPI for the base, did some ombre giltter with some cheap NYColor glitter, and magnetic stars using nails inc london's Trafalgar Square.


For June I did an all Chanel mani using Rouge Noir (my favorite Chanel color) as a base with a leaf design using Gold Lame. 


Inspired a bit by all of the superhero movies that came out this summer (The Avengers, anyone?) I did my Fourth of July nails this year in a Captain America inspired fashion. For this mani I used Clinique's Pure Red as a base, then layered OPI's Dating a Royal on top. The stars are done with Chanel's Gold Lame and the silver detailing is done with a Sally Hansen nail art pen. A bit of a smorgasboard, but I think it works, no?


 Confession: between July 27th and August 17th, I watched the London Olympics as if it were my job. These nails boast the Olympic motto (the English translation, that is) and a gold medal accent nail. Citius, Altius, Fortius!


This may be my favorite nail design ever. Inspired by this butterfly given to me by the lovely people at the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, I decided to try macro butterfly nails. The base is OPI's Just Spotted the Lizard! and the designs are done with Nubar nail art brushes. 


 For my first manicure in college, I thought I would try an ombre technique done with sponges. The base is Pink Flamenco, the middle layer is Florentine Fuschia, and the tips are OPI on Collins Ave. All OPI.

Roommate/Hallmate manis

 One of the best things abou my roommates and hallmates is that they all love nail art as well! The above picture is some fun tuxedo nail art I did on my floormate Xinni. The base is OPI's A Grape Fit, and the designs are with the Nubar brushes.

My roommate from China is blessed with just about the best nail shape ever. This manicure that I gave her has no joke lasted eight days without chipping. It's not gel. China Glaze base in Turned Up Turquoise with glitter coating from an unknown source. It's my other roommates.

I hope this somewhat renews your faith in me! I can't wait to become more regular again, including an awesome post after next weekend's Travel and Leisure Global Bazaar!

Christina Anne


Nicole S said...

Christina!!! Loved this post. The butterfly nails are so pretty.

Andrea M. Lamp said...

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