Monday, August 30, 2010

24 Karat Tiger

A chrome gold nail polish is one of those things I almost gave up on.  I wanted something like bling bling pow - like Mister T's gold chains.  Like an Indian princesses' gold charms.  Sally Hansen Chrome Gold quick dry polish pen saved the day.  Sally stopped me from believing that Minx was the only way to achieve true metallic. 

This was day one so the polish was still a little messy around the edges.  Please excuse that!

The Inspiration...

Friday, August 27, 2010

Watch Out! These Houndsteeth are Sharp!

The houndstooth pattern on Keri Hilson's nails last year was what really inspired me to start doing creative "superfly" nails.  I was immediately enamored with the black & white pattern Ms. Keri was wearing.  I had to have it.  But how??  How does something so intricate come to be on one's nails?  This wasn't your normal nail shop flower art.  After some web-sleuthing I figured it out.  Two weeks later I was sporting the houndstooth look on my own hands.

Last weekend Annie JJ went to The Big Easy and my first thought was "Mardi Gras" nails!  After I realized how cheesy that might turn out, I went with the Sally Hansen "Blue Me Away" and my favorire Konad houndstooth pattern. Hot for the end of summer.

The Inspiration...

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mad for Plaid

Miss Lopez of Dun Up Boutique requested the Essie Turqoise & Caico's polish I wore in my earlier "Psycho Tiffany" post.  I topped it with a pattern that isn't quite plaid...but I suppose more of a fishnet?  What would you call it?  In any case, I think it looks rad.

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Cheetah Girl

I'm naming this one "Shida's Cheetah."  If you knew Rashida, you'd agree that she's a cheetah.  When she asked to get her nails "did", I already knew she'd be the perfect subject for this punky animalistic creation I had in mind. 

The Inspiration...

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sapphires and Denim, Dude!

"True I love you."  Remember that Madonna song from the '80s?  I feel that way about this OPI color gifted to me by a lovely coworker.  The actual shade is called "Blue My Mind."  It's a smooth metallic electric blue.  It's also reminds me of the best material ever invented to clothe the world in:  denim dude!

The Inspiration....

Levi's(R) Curve ID Jeans in Slight Curve Blue Bell

Cartier Panthere Sapphire Brooch

Thursday, August 12, 2010

My Favorite "Femme Cee" Kid Sister Always Keeps Her Nails Fly

Kid Sister has been flying under the radar for some time now.  She blew up on the Chicago club circuit a few years back and caught the eye of none other of Mr. Arrogance himself, Kanye West.  But hey, that doesn't mean we don't love Kanye and what he's done for her.  Her debut album Ultra Violet was released back in November 2009 to critical acclaim, but it still hasn't taken off in the mainstream.  I don't understand why.  Please people, don't sleep on Kid Sis'.  Her music is jammin'...and her nails?  Sick.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Queen of the Dance Hall...

Who doesn't love reggae?  This is my ode to reggae dance hall. Tiger stripes and red, gold and green.  Ooh...I think I need a trip to Jamaica now!  I guess the closest I'll get is seeing Steel Pulse at the Fillmore next week...

Konad plate M57, OPI "Comet Loves Cupid", Kleancolor "Neon Yellow", Savina "Power Up."

The Inspiration...

Psycho Tiffany

Essie's Turquoise and Caico's polish is stunning.  Perfect summertime shade for hands and feet.  The color is very, very similar to Tiffany & Co.'s signature cool aqua shade.  I have a hunch that Miss Tiffany is alittle wound up....she's always expected to be so prim and proper... so I sent her on mental a trip, and made that girl see "spots."

Konad plate M60, Essie Polish Turquoise & Caicos.

The Inspiration...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Geometric Funkadelic

I was feeling rather artsy on this day. Inspiration is from Dutch artist Piet Mondrian.  This one really tested my hand painting skills.  I need to practice!

Konad plate M64, Polish: Savina "French White," Konad blue "special polish" and Kleancolor "Neon Yellow." 

The Inspiration...
Composition No. 10. 1939-42. Piet Mondrian. Oil on canvas. 80 x 73 cm. Private collection.