Sunday, December 23, 2012

Snowflake nails!

Yes, I know, everyone and their mom does snowflake nails, but they're so easy and fast, and I had no time to do anything fancy for the holidays this year. I'm allowed to be lazy sometimes, okay!

China Glaze, Frostbite/silver glitter with white acrylic paint.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Area 11 nails.. obsessed? Possibly.

'Ello everyone! I whipped these out real quick tonight, mainly because my other mani was chipped.. I've been listening to Area 11 a lot lately, this fun gaijin-rock band out of Bristol. You can check them out here if you're interested!

I'm hoping to have more posts after the holidays when it's not so hectic.. thanks to anyone who still bothers to check out my silly little blog.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Nightmare Before Christmas nails!

Happy Halloween, everyone! I didn't really celebrate(aside from eating all out candy), but I felt like doing my nails anyway.. I've been rally into black and white lately. And I love Mr. Skellington, so I figured hey, why not? I really like how Jack turned out. <3 p="p">

Monday, October 29, 2012

It'sssss showtime!

Hey guys! Happy early halloween!

Beetlejuice is one of my favorite halloweeny movies, so I decided to give these a shot. I like how the stripes turned out, the sandworm is okay.. don't like the carousal hat nail. Oh well! And yes, these are obviously on fake nails.. I have itty bitty nubs right now because I broke some nails. :( So sad.

I don't have a picture, but the sandworm nail? I used neon acrylic paint and it looks amazing under blacklight.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Blinged out candy corn!

Hey guys! I always do candy corn nails in October.. I love candy corn. I know this style of nail art is super popular, but I just loveeee it.

I decided to make it a little different, and added some hexagon glitter in matching colors.. it looks wicked sparkly in real life! Love it.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Borderlands 2 nails!

Hey guys! Any Borderlands 2 fans out there? I was a huge fan of Borderlands after my boyfriend got me into it, so I was super stoked when the second one came out recently.. I'm doing my first playthrough with Maya(the siren) and it's awesome.

Anyway.. I took this from the cover, obviously. I wanted to do more, but after the psycho, I was pretty impatient, haha. Still pretty happy with them! Probably the most ambitious thing I've done in a while.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Loki, starry night, bloody claws.. bunch of different designs!

Hey guys! Bunch of different stuff today. This is all stuff I had in my files I never posted for various reasons.. didn't photograph well, errors on the nail/paint job, etc. You can tell there's flaws, but I still like the designs, so I decided to throw them into one post.

I may wear those claws for halloween.. dunno yet! I really wish those Loki nails hadn't bubbled, either.. they were so pretty. :(

Friday, September 7, 2012

Glitter, flowers, rhinestones.. can I get more girly?

Hey guys? How's it going? I'm back from Atlanta, which.. wasn't as much fun as I was hoping, sadly. Eh. You win some, you lose some, right?

I whipped these out before I left and they held up fairly well over the trip, since I used OPI Axxium gel polish. I've really been digging the hand placed glitter over nude nails lately. I also threw in some acrylic sculpting just for practice. Not bad. Not my greatest, but not bad. I just took them off yesterday because my pink hair was turning them.. well, pink. I cut them down pretty short. Bye-bye talons!

My birthday was on the 3rd and that was.. lame. Stuck in an airport because our flight was delayed, yay. -_- Then I got wicked cramps that only let up today. I feel like I deserve a do-over for that entire week, lol. Hope everyone had a great week, it had to have been better than mine!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

I don't even know what to call these..

Hey guys! Something very simple today.. these are actually a few weeks old, dunno why I never posted them. Anyway! This is a very simple mani with hand-placed glitter and framing. Is that what they call it? I have no idea, I can never keep up with what people call all the trends these days. These were fun, though! Very sparkly in sunlight, hard to capture in pictures sadly.

Next week, I'll be off to Atlanta for Dragon*Con once again! I can't wait.. I really want to do some fun nails this time. Maybe something super crazy.

Hope you all have a great day, and thanks for reading! :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Anchors away! Nautical nails

Hey guys! These were done for a theme challenge for a nail group I'm in.. my first time ever doing one of those, haha. The theme was nautical/sailor related, so I went with anchors and nautical stars, obviously. They're alright.. I'm not 100% happy with them, the stars especially.. I hate stars. I was hissing and cursing the entire time I was doing them.

I've gotten a few questions about the change in my nail shape.. I was bored, mainly. Oval's are kind of a pain to shape, but I'm enjoying how elegant they look and how they make my fingers look longer. And yes, these are still my natural nails. I'll probably be cutting them short after Dragon*Con.

Not much else to say, really.. been hot as hell here! Ugh. Hope everyone's been staying cool. See you next time!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Giveaway Winners!

Hi guys! First, I'd like to thank everyone who entered! You guys are great! Without further ado, here are the winners..

First Prize Winner(pendant and nail set): fashionXinfinity
Second Prize Winner(two pendants): myclumsyhearts

Congratulations! You'll both be receiving an email from me shortly, so check your inboxes. :)

This giveaway went fairly well, so hopefully I'll be hosting more in the future with new jewelry and nail sets! Thank you again to everyone who entered, and those who continue to support me! <3

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Gelish glitterized half-moons

Hi guys! I've been super into the no-chip lately, as you can tell.. it's just so convenient. It lasts way longer on my nails compared to regular polish, with how much I use my hands now. I really love doing half-moons with gel polish because it's so easy to get a nice clean line. I've been obsessed with iridescent hex glitter lately so I threw some in there too, haha.

I'm going on a day-cruise tomorrow, and I think I'm sufficiently blinged out now. ;)

Hope everyone has a nice weekend! And don't forget to enter my giveaway below!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Candy swirls

Hi guys! Nothing too exciting today. I've had these on about a week and a half.. I was messing around my new OPI Axxium gel polish. Most people get good wear out of gel polish, but I tend to be a bit harder on my nails than the average person.. ha. Still, it hasn't done too bad. I only lost two studs. I'm probably going to soak them off before this weekend and try my Gelish stuff out next. For the record, I was listening to way too much Katy Perry when I did these..

.. and when I did my hair. It's nice being able to do crazy colors again! I went with pink, and purple underneath. I need to touch the pink up already.. been using Manic Panic since it's available, but I need to order some SFX for staying power.

Also, don't forget to enter my giveaway if you haven't already! I haven't gotten many entries.. it makes me kind of sad.  I probably should've gone with a more general theme, I suppose..

Anyway.. see you next time, guys!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Livin' La Vida Loki Giveaway!

Hello, everyone! I’ve finally put together a giveaway.. took me long enough, yeah? 
I’ve had so much support, love, and encouragement over the years from the people who follow my nail art blog, and I’ve made so many friends as well. This is just my little thank you. I went with a Loki(The Avengers, Thor) theme, because my original Loki nails went over quite well recently.  These are a scaled down, more simplified design.
There will be two winners for this giveaway! 
  • First Prize: Set of Loki inspired nails, along with a Loki inspired nail polish pendant!
  • Second Prize: Two Loki  inspired nail polish pendants!
  • You have to be a follower of my nail blog, Through the Wormhole. New followers are more than welcome to enter.
  • US residents only. Sorry!
  • You must fill out the form on the giveaway blog post for entries to count. 
The giveaway will end on July 21st, and I’ll use a random number generator to pick the winners, who shall be contacted via email. I think that covers it.. good luck to everyone(if anyone) that enters, and as always, thank you for your support!
Please fill out the form below to enter. Following me is required and one entry. Following my facebook page or sharing the giveaway on your own blog or tumblr counts as an entry each.

Edit: Giveaway closed! Winners will be chosen Sunday evening!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Pink sunset gradient

Pretty self-explanatory.. haha. I've been feeling pretty ill all week/since last weekend, so I just did something simple. Can't really go wrong with gradients and glitter.

I'm organizing a giveaway as well.. I've customized a set of nails and made some jewelry to match. As soon as I get everything sorted/figure out how to run it, I shall be posting! :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mermaid scales

Hey guys.. another simple mani for ya this time. First, I'd like to say that these? Look amazing in real life. The camera failed to capture them.. it was almsot impossible. In sunlight, they're bright, almost blinding.. in shade/indoors, they have gorgeous color-shift. As titled, they look like mermaid or fish scales.. or dragon scales.

Two coats of Zoya Robyn, with loose hexagonal glitter that I placed by hand. Which, by the way.. pain the ass, haha. Love the result, though.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Thor inspired nails

As usual, my title is pretty self-explanatory..  these were inspired by Thor, and pair up with my previous Loki nails. I'm going to do each Avenger, I think. Again, done on fake nails which is why they look kinda weird. I'm not.. extremely happy with them, but they'll do. Might add something to the chain.. not sure yet. My mom really liked them and wants a scaled down version on her nails, haha.

Alright, that's it for now.. later guys.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

White on black lace tips

Hey guys! Simple junk. My nails broke right before I had to go to a wedding last saturday, so I went ahead and put acrylics on myself. Not a fan of acrylics, but they did the job and I thought they looked pretty nice. These are black tips with white lace inlaid in the acrylic. A little subtle for me. I loved the shape.. though I couldn't do anything since they were so long, haha.

Ugh.. I got in a terrible accident on thursday, the day after I put these on. It was really, really bad.. lucky I'm alive bad. I have some nasty bruises, bad back problem, and of course, I hurt my hand. It's getting better, but it hurts if I use too much pressure so I can't grasp things properly. It's been rough since I can't do nails, which, you know.. main source of income. It's been getting better, so hopefully by the end of this week I'll be able to work properly again. You never really appreciate your thumb until you can't use it, you know..

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Avengers/Loki inspired nails..

Hey guys.. I saw The Avengers and just couldn't help myself. I loved Thor when I saw that(mainly Loki), and the Avengers just.. omg. So good. SO GOOD. I just want to hold Loki and cuddle his evil and identity issues away.

I did these on some fakies since my nails were too short for what I was picturing. I'm really sorry the pictures are so bad, they look a LOT better in person. Oh well.. who cares, it involves Loki, haha.

Okay, I'm done. I swear.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Simple swallow and rose.. also, yay diploma!

In light of that terrible theft page actually being deleted, I decided to post. I'm still not going to update as often as I used to, most likely.. especially when I start working. Anyways. I had Cinderella by Sinful Colors on for a few days and it was getting a little chippy, so I did a little bit of nail art to cover the worst of it. Nothin' fancy.

Cinderella, Sinful Colors
Acrylic paint

I also picked up this bad boy today, and registered to take the state boards. I feel accomplished.. which is rare, haha.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Gradient experimentation

Hey guys! Two simple gradient experiments from this weekend.. the top one was done by layering the polish in stripes on a makeup sponge, while the bottom was done using a brush and diluting the darker color with clear polish to create a gradual gradient(the Madeline Poole technique, I believe). Both give different results, as you can see. The brush technique is more subtle. The makeup sponge technique needed more blending and layering to make it as bright as I wanted it. I like them both! I topped the blue with Zoya Maisie and it looks even better, thought my camera doesn't show it well.

I got lots of compliments on both. I did my mother's nails as well with a triple blue gradient as she said she had people stopping here everywhere to look at her nails, haha.

I'm also happy to announce that this week is my last week of school.. my final exam is today, then I have 3 practicals this week. Thursday, I'm all done and will be certified! After that it's just a matter of passing the state boards and getting my license. Exciting stuff. I want to thank everyone for being so patient and sticking around through my schooling.. I know I haven't updated much at all. You guys are great for all the support and encouragement I've received.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Red rose nails.. rawr.

Hey guys! Tonight was my school's fashion show.. the theme was Grimm's Fairytales. One of students was doing Rose Red for a model, and asked me to do the nails for it. It was really fun! It was neat to play around with extreme length and acrylic sculpting.. they're just fake nails that I extended with long tips, blended, painted, then sculpted over with acrylic for the roses. That ring is one of my polish rings I made, too.

We didn't place, but it was still fun. They seemed to be a hit at the show with everyone who saw them. Can't wait to play around more!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Blue and white china design, take.. 3?

Hi guys! First off, sorry for not being around much.. having a lot of drama at school. :/ Wish I could go into it but I can't. Second.. I don't know why this picture uploaded like that, because it sure as hell wasn't saved that way but I can't fix it! Edit: HA I FIXED IT.

Anyway.. yet another blue/white china design. I do these a lot. This one is slightly messy and quick because I was tired. I still love the bright, clean combo of colors though.

This is probably going to be my last nail art for awhile.. I had to get acrylics put on by another student. :( I hate them. They're so thick and weird and blargh. I want my poor natural nails back. They're coming off as soon as a graduate in a few weeks.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Madeline Poole inspired nails

Hey guys! Something simple today. I've been in love with the framed nail look ever since I saw it on Madeline Poole's blog. I've done it a few times already and I always love it. It's very mod.  I just wish I could get my lines looking as clean as hers.. lol.

Essie, Lilacism
OPI, DS Mystery

My nails are in such a shitty state right now, especially my cuticles, so I apologize for that. School has been hard on them.  Hopefully I can nurse them back to health, but I'm not holding my breath.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Black/neutral tribal-y design

Hi guys! Just something simple for this weekend.. I haven't had a whole lot of time to do nail art. It always gets wrecked at school anyway, so there's not a point to doing my nails much, lol. I'm sorry I haven't been updating much, but I've been busy.

Essie, Sand Tropez
Milani, Black Magic

School's been going pretty good.. I started acrylics this week! Already did two full sets and a fill. I'm not half bad at them, apparently. I'm going to learn gels really soon, I think.. I'm getting shoved right in the deep end, haha. Wish me luck! If I stay on schedule I should graduate mid/end of April. So close.. almost too close..

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Louboutin inspired nails

Hi guys! Firstly, I'm happy to announce I didn't have to get fake nails put on yet.. whew. It's coming soon, though. Ick. I've been enjoying my natural nails while I still can.

Anyway.. I've been obsessed with the jewel-encrusted Louboutin's ever since I saw them years ago. They are stunning. I thought I'd try to translate them onto nails, but it didn't turn out too great.. bah. I didn't have the right color rhinestones, I'm running out of them. They aren't horrible, but they aren't ideal. I'm still gonna wear them just because I'm lazy. The undersides of my free edge are painted red, too, which is why they look dirty in the pictures, lol.

Polishes used:
Revlon, Royal

Friday, January 20, 2012

Pink elephants

I'm not a huge fan of these.. I whipped them out super quick in a rush for the weekend, but I ended up not liking the placement, and the plain-ness. I added some rainbow glitter, but even then.. blargh. I took these off after the pics. The elephants are kinda cute, though. I will probably redo this with a different placement/pattern style when I'm not so tired/rushed.

Polish used:
Sinful Colors, Black on Black
Milani, Gems FX
Acrylic paints

I'm wearing plain polish instead.. Essie's Lilacism with Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure over it, one of my favorite combos. Looks like an opal! I needed a break from dark colors, I think.

School's going well.. I've learned regular mani's/pedi's plus spa mani's/pedi's so far, and I got a 95 on my horrible anatomy test tonight. I'm going to start working on the floor taking client's soon.. scary, lol.

Well, as always, thanks for reading, guys! See ya next time.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Bright little owls

Hi guys! Tonight's nails were inspired by the always flawless and awesome SuPa Nails whom I've always envied. Seriously, so much jealousy. I wish I was half that good with designs.

Anway.. I love owls so much. Barn owls are my favorite animal. It's been a while since I've done an owl design, so I thought heck, why not. I was going to do them all my fingers, but I got lazy and my back started hurting soooo.. just two, lol.

Sinful Colors, Black on Black
Acrylic paints