Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Day 31 ~~> Re-Create your Favorite Day

Whoop!! Whoop!! Ladies.

Last day of this month long journey and it has been great. Thanks to Lacquerice (Lacq-er-riss)  for all the support and encouragement. Thanks to her sister in law now my sis as well. She has done the challenge with us and I'm so glad that we all did an awesome job. We learned a lot of new techniques. Some we like. Some we don't like as much. Lol

I'm happy to introduce you to my favorite challenge day. I think you might of guessed it "Inspired by GLITTER". So I hope you all like it.

Bad picture, I was at work  LOL

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Day 30 ~~> Inspired by a Tutorial


Hello Lacquer-istas'
Today calls for inspired by a tutorial.  Now... I love watching tutorials on YouTube and learning new techniques and getting inspired by the many different designs. Several months ago I came across this tutorial by cutepolish and I found it to be so beautiful that I knew when this day came I would use this video today.  I did tweak it a little bit by changing the background color to a more orange reddish color and made the dots a bit bigger but I think it came out pretty good. 
I am including the tutorial in my post today so you can see how quick and easy it was to do these beautiful monarch butterflies. 

Here's a split view

Monday, October 29, 2012

Day 29~~> Inspired by Supernatural

Hello Monday!!!

We only got a couple of days left and this challenge will be over. :-(

Today brings us the Supernatural. I decided to do little aliens on two nails because I really like this color green by Color Club, it's from the Poptastic Collection.
 I made his mouth kinda oval but that's because they have a surprised look on their face.  They are probably thinking "OMG look at this chick with all that nail polish!!" 
Let me know what you think.


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Day 28 ~~> Inspired by a Flag

This post is very dear to my heart as my dad is Dominican.
He passed away on September 15, 2011. I miss him terribly and during my entire mani I was thinking about him.

I got this mani done in no time. I got it on the first try. I've never blocked before and I think I nailed it on the 1st try. I know my dad is still with me everywhere I go.
 He lives within me, he lives in my heart.

I love you Papi and miss you more and more everyday. Can't wait for the day that we are reunited.


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Day 27 ~~> Inspired by Artwork

Hello Lacq-A-Holics,

Today brings us to day 27, only a few more days left and I complete my 31 day nail challenge.

Now back to business. Lol.
   I have always loved the arabesque look. It's so whimsical yet elegant. When you draw it, it's like you can't make a mistake because you draw what comes from your heart. Kinda like when you do your nails. You pick your color and draw whatever comes to mind.
 Sometimes it's planned, but sometimes it's not.

Tell me what kind of art work are you interested in and how do you incorporate it into your nails.


Friday, October 26, 2012

Day 26 ~~> Inspired by Pattern

Hello Everyone

TGIF!! It's been a long week for me. I barely had time to do my nails but I had to make sure that I squeeze that in.

Today's inspiration comes from the chevron pattern. I seen this pattern on some curtains a while back ago. I really like this design.. I used it as a modified French Manicure but with a twist. I made the top black and the bottom a light pearl color, since my hand isn't always so steady I decided to add a little shimmer by separating the two colors with a line of silver glitter polish.

Since I'm in such a rush today. I didn't do a good job of cleaning it up to make it neater but you get the point of my pattern. LOL!!

Have a great weekend and come back tomorrow for some artwork.  GTG!!

Chevron Pattern

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Day 25 ~~> Inspired by Fashion

Hello Lacquer-nistas,

Today brings us to day 25, WOW!!
  Inspired by Fashion.
 To me fashion would include my nails.
I try to match my polish to what I wear and so it's a big part of my decision process of what I'm going to wear. I'm sure I'm not the only one that does this. Lol.

I love the China Glaze logo, it's simple yet elegant. I decided to put the logo on just one nail to really make it pop and stand out. Th name of the polish is called Riveting and it lives up to its name.

So tell me do you make fashion decisions based on your polish??

Have a great Friday eve!!!
One of my favorite polish brands.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Day 24 ~~> Inspired By A Book

Wow Ladies 7 more days left in our nail challenge. I can't believe how quick the time is going by.

Today's inspiration came from Maya Angelou. I love anything that she writes. The name of the book is "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"
It has a beautiful cover, and I love the colors of it.

Hope you all like it!!

Happy Hump Day!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Day 23 ~~> Inspired by a Movie

Hello, Hello, Hello,
Today my inspiration from a movie came from one of my favorite movies "Pulp Fiction"  John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson were wonderful in this film together.  Quentin Tarantino could not of picked a better duo. 
As I was doing my mani, I thought of the wallet as you can see. lol,  I thought of the part where they accidentally shot someone in the back of their car, that's where the blood comes in.  They were wearing white shirt and tie.  Of course the title was in yellow with a reddish background. 
There you have it Ladies and Gentleman  "Pulp Fiction" on my nails.  Hope you all like it. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Day 22 ~~> Inspired by a Song

Hello Lacq of Luv Fans

Today's challenge is to make a design inspired by a song. This was kinda tricky but I came up with a song that has a video to it. Please watch the video and you will see where I got my inspiration from. I used Missy Elliot Gossip Folks. This song is so cute and I just love the little kids that she used in her video. They dance better than some adults. lol Enjoy!!


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Day 21~~> Inspired By a Color

Hello Everyone,

I don't think that I need to tell my fans what color I'm in inspired by.  PINK!!!  I love the color pink, It's just so pretty and girly, add a little glitter and it turns into more than fabulous!
As a close friend of mine has battled breast cancer in the past.  She is my inspiration for this post as well.  She is so strong and that she has looked at cancer in the face and said "You can't beat me!!" 

Please do your monthly exams and it can save your life just like my dear friend. 
 Support the Breast Cancer Society.

China Glaze; Naked
In this picture you can see the real pink.  I took this picture outside my house. 
Have a Great Sunday!!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Day 20 ~~> Water Marble

Hello Lovers of Lacq,

Today is the day that I was dreading the most, WATER MARBLE!!! OK now, this is a technique that its a lot harder than what the tutorials show. All I can say is that I came, I tried, and I didn't conquer but hey I showed up and didn't give up without a fight. After many attempts this is what I came up with.

I still ended up with some water bubbles. I don't know how to avoid this but if you have any suggestions please leave a comment below.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Day 19~~> Galaxy Nails

Happy Friday Lacquer Friends!!!!!

Today's mani is galaxy nails. Someone needs to call an astronomer because this mani is outta this world. Lol.

I just followed the instructions on a tutorial I seen on YouTube by cutepolish. She has some awesome tutorials.

I used Essence; Black is Back for my base color. It's a quick drying polish. I also used Color Club; Almost Famous, Sally Hansen; Love Rocks and Ulta; Wild Night. For the Nebula, I used a make-up sponge and for the stars a tiny dotting tool. I added a glitter nail polish to give it some shimmer and more stars, topped it off with Rush Top Coat and this mani is ready for a night out!

Have a Great Weekend!!!!