Christmas Light Nails | VLOGMAS #10

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Christmas makes me more girly. I wear red lipstick, and sheer black stockings that take forever to wiggle into, and I deign (yes, deign, I’m a snob) to wear sparkles in various forms upon my body.

I also do nail art. And the easiest—yet somehow impressive—design I know is a string of Christmas lights. I did this in blog post form a few years ago. But if you’ve been looking for a video, here it is.

Sharpie Nails

 I didn’t realize how versatile Sharpies really were. I mean, in middle school, my friends and I would Sharpie our toe nails to be rebellious, since our mothers wouldn’t let us wear black. Remember when Sharpies were ONLY black? Things were tough in our day.
Anyway, here’s the cheater version on how to do cool nail art! It’s a great way to work out your left hand, too. I actually did these on myself this time.

Braided Nail Tutorial

On my Instagram, I posted a picture of this fun and easy braided nail design for you to look forward to (at least. I hope you’ve been looking forward to it), well wait no more! PS, this design doesn’t require any special tools or skill.

How To Make Nail Art Tools At Home Video

Hey all! Sorry I’m up on this nail art fad. Hopefully I’m not annoying anyone from it. But I just watched this video on how to use regular objects at home as nail art tools. (Or you can go to the thrift store – keeping with our theme – if you don’t happen to have. . . a sewing pin?) Anyway I think it’s genius, so I have to share.

Hope you like it too!

Dr. Who Galaxy Nails

Julie – the oh so famous one, so you should know who I’m talking about by now – and I have made a deal.

The deal is – well, it’s more like a trade: Nails for fame.

NAILS for FAME!!

I felt like putting it in CAPs. . .

Julie’s nails grow so fast, and she doesn’t mind having them painted (while with my instruments, I can’t have long nails, and I might end up in the food service industry, where I can’t paint mine), that it seemed the perfect idea to use hers. She’s a sport, so she agreed.

And I was willing to offer her fame. Who can turn that down?

City Skyline Nails

My friends and I were having a sleep over, girls only. We did nails, ate ice cream and pizza, and candy, and cookies, and chips, and watched Aladdin at two in the morning. It was a good time. Julie came too and brought her own personal nail stash, which I was so fascinated in, she just let me borrow.And while we were on YouTube, looking up Nick Pitera, I saw on the side bar a video for city skyline nails. They looked so cool and realistic. I needed to try them out.

Tip: Tape Manicure

Check out this video from L’Oreal. A global nail expert’s secret behind a perfect pink tip manicure. I always wondered how they did it.

http://www.lorealparisusa.com/en/Beauty-Library/Videos/Behind-the-Scenes-with-Tom-Bachik-Take-It-From-the-Pros.aspx

Tip: Nail whitening.

 If you’re looking to get your nails whiter and rid of the stains caused by nail polish, I have been reading since I was little (and you probably have too, but I’m going on a limb here, hoping I’m helping someone somewhere who’s never heard of this) that lemon juice is the cure. So is a lot of other things, but this one seems easiest.

Simply dip your fingertips into a bowl of lemon juice for about three minutes then gently rinse with water. That should do the trick. =-) I’ve never done this personally. But tell me if it works for you. I hope it does. =-)

P.S. So sorry. Somehow I forgot last week’s tip!

British Flag Toes

I went camping a few weeks back. Tenting, to be specific. And something about tenting is that you need to come up with exciting ways to entertain yourself besides going crazy.Lol, I’m kidding. I actually really like camping, believe it or not. I could’ve done without the humidity though, I looked like a cave woman. Anyway.

I’ve been so mesmerized by nail art lately. I couldn’t wait to have the time to actually try some of my own. Though I’m very limited with supplies. I’ve gotten a manicuring kit for my birthday way back. But with the colors. . I have. . Red, pink (moment of weakness, I think), copper, and silver. Oh and white.

Four days later. .

I must say. . I’m a little shocked and disappointed that my nails didn’t last this long. .

This was after ONE day. And I know my camera focused on everything but my finger, but you can’t deny it. You can still see the chip. After ONE day!