Showing posts with label nail art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nail art. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sanrio Inspired Nails

When I was growing up, the Sanrio Store was heaven! I remember blowing out my birthday candles in first grade, wishing I could own everything in that store! I think I even prayed to God for that as well. Apparently, my first grade self thought that was what God was for. Oh to be young. Haha. 

*Image from Wikipedia*

My love for Sanrio even continued well through high school, does anyone remember those picture wallets we used to carry around?!

When I walk into a store now, I see all these new characters and I miss seeing all the characters I grew up with. If you know me now, you know I love all things Hello Kitty, but back then, Pochacco was my favorite and I actually didn't like Hello Kitty at all. #Pochacco4life

Every now and then I  have a moment of nostalgia and this time I decided to pay tribute to what I consider Sanrio's all-stars when I was growing up. Enjoy!

Sanrio Nail Art
L-R: Pekkle,
Bad Badtz-Maru,
Hello Kitty

Who was/is your favorite?

 *Don't forget to check out my instagram: @GaudyGlam for more nail art!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

4th of July Nails

*Never got this post up in time but thought I'd post it anyway*

In true nail art addict fashion, I of course had to pay homage to America on my nails. My nails still have not grown out and this was super last minute...not my best work for sure. I came across my Julep polish in 'America' (how appropriate) and did a quick mani before all the BBQ's and celebrating ensued.

ColorClub- Insta-This
Julep- America
Circus by Andrea's Choice- Reverso
Nailtini- Bloody Mary

Happy Birthday 'Merica!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Golden State Warriors Nails!

The first home game of the playoffs is tonight so you know I had to represent! I had to use my left hand for the nail art (I'm a righty), so the lines aren't as clean as I would like them to be but they turned out better than I expected! Still not patiently waiting waiting for my nails to grow on my left hand but that's a whole separate issue. Anyways, GO WARRIORS!!!

Don't forget to follow me on Instagram for other nail looks and beauty things that I don't always post on the blog! @GaudyGlam

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Style Haul Spring Nails Giveaway: I Won!

So I received a wonderful message this morning on one of my Instagram photos from Style Haul:

I was so excited, I had completely forgotten I entered this Nail Art Giveaway hosted by Style Haul and China Glaze! You might remember these nails, which I posted on my Instagram and here on the blog. This is the first nail contest I have ever won so I'm super happy!

I went over to Style Haul's Instagram and saw the photo collage they put together of the winners. So exciting! Then I realized, wait I didn't get any tag notificiations on this photo and as I browsed through their other photos, I saw they featured my nail design on Friday as well! I realized, oh snaps, they tagged the wrong Gaudy Glam :( They tagged Gaudy_Glam (some dude) instead of Gaudy__Glam. What's the difference? I have 2 underscores in my name...uhh, total FAIL on my part for using 2 underscores.

I was totally ok with everything until I saw this:

NOT COOL!!!! Trying to take credit for something you know is not yours?! I don't know if this person also took the extra step in emailing their contact info as well and in turn will be receiving my prize of Spring China Glaze not cool AND leaving a comment after mine! Tisk Tisk.

But anyway, the silver lining is when I went to change my IG name, the original name I wanted was available! @GaudyGlam: no spaces, no confusion!

So I guess some good came out of all of this and I'm still happy I won, even if someone else is getting credit for it. "Will the real slim shady please stand up!"

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Polka Dots & Floral Print Nails

Spring has arrived! Polka Dots & Floral Print are definitely on trend this Spring so I thought I'd combine the two for an easy but very cute nail look. Instead of using all pastel colors which would also look great, I decided to make it a little retro by using the good ol' black and white combo. Enjoy!

Polishes Used
Black: Wet n Wild Ebony Hates Chris 
White: Circus Reverso
Darker Pink: Sinful Colors Beautiful Girl
Lighter Pink: Spoiled My Button Fell Off
Green: Mixed Julie G Gelato in Venice with Color Club Age of Aquarius

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Fergalicious Cheetah Nails

I entered a Facebook contest in the beginning of March that Wet n Wild is hosting featuring the Fergie line of polishes. You can vote here: Fergie Polish Contest by clicking that link and hitting 'like' (voting ends April 27th).  I decided to do 2 fun looks and I have been asked what colors I used. For the first look, I did a "rainbow" gradient with cheetah spots. Again, I used all Wet n Wild polishes from the Fergie line to achieve this look. I'll post part 2 by tomorrow. Hope you like it!

Polishes Used

Gradient from cuticle to tip of nail:
Miami Spirit

Layered 'New Years Kiss' on top of the gradient for some sparkle

For the cheetah spots:
Going Platinum
Blue Eyed Soul

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Pastel Nails

Whenever Spring starts to shine its way through, I'm always in the mood to paint my nails in pastel colors. Maybe it's all the Easter merch that pops up everywhere but to me, pastels = spring! Using all drugstore polishes, I went for a different color on each finger because it was just more fun. (Plus, it's a good way to rock all the colors you love if you can't decide...haha.) This picture is taken on the 4th day of wear and I'm quite impressed nothing has noticeably chipped yet!

Polishes Used:
Pinky Finger: Sinful Colors  Sugar Rush
Ring Finger: Revlon Sunshine Sparkle
Middle Finger: Sinful Colors Candy Coated
Pointer Finger: Sinful Colors Orange Cream
Thumb: Julie G Gelato in Venice

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Easy St. Patrick's Day Nail Look

I posted this photo on the new Gaudy Glam instagram yesterday (@Gaudy__Glam) and as promised, here are the polishes used. This look was super easy to do and took maybe 10 mins including the drying time. I hope it inspires you to create some of your own awesome St. Patty's day looks as well! I'm really digging the green glitter base combo :)

Green base color: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Going Green
Green glitter top coat: Sinful Colors in Call You Later
Gold Glitter Accent Nail: OPI When Monkeys Fly
For the Rainbow-
Red: L.A. Colors Art Deco in Red Glitter
Orange: Circus by Andrea's Choice in Spectacle
Yellow: China Glaze in Lighthouse
Blue: L.A. Colors Art Deco in Blue Glitter
Purple: Color Club in Jingle Jangle

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Finger-Licious Nail Entry

Hey there beautiful people!

I decided to enter a little nail contest on Facebook that Wet n Wild is hosting. The most likes wins so if you like the nail looks I created using all Wet n Wild polishes from the Fergie line, please go here: Fergified Nail Look Entry and 'like' the photo! It would make me one happy girl! Thanks!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

NOTD: Cheetah Tips

I thought I would have a little fun and create some cheetah print nails. Cheetah print is probably one of the easiest designs to create on your nails and it literally only takes minutes to complete. With all the heart nails being posted for Valentine's Day, I  thought I'd shake things up a bit with some hot pink, cheetah print, and glitter. I never forget the glitter. RAWR!

Polishes Used:
  • 10 Professional Nail Lacquer 423-Simply Charmed (Hot Pink Polish)
  • Urban Outfitters AfterHours (Glitter Polish)
  • Sally Hansen Hard as Nails 880-Black Heart (Black Polish)

Friday, February 8, 2013

NOTD: Glitter Tips

I'm so in love with this combo right now, I thought I'd share! China Glaze Innocence for the base and Essie Set in Stones for the tips...because any opportunity to add some glitter, you should.
Cue Ke$ha: "Throw some glitter, make it rain!"

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