Sunday, 30 December 2012

Merry Christmas Plaids!

Alrights! Here it is, the 12th of 12 Christmas Nails Series! I hope you have all been enjoying the looks so far. Here with me is a classic Christmas Plaids design. I was very much inspired by Vicky from The Nail Artiste in her Christmas Plaids and Cute Doggie post! So yeap, I had to attempt one myself. And what's better than to end the whole series with the very Merry Christmas Plaids? ;)

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Hi everyone! I have here the 11th of 12 Christmas Nails Series. And its inspired by the very song titled "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" the one particularly sung by Dean Martin. I love this song. One of my favourites for Christmas, like a classic. Always puts me into Christmas mood anytime! And despite its title, this song makes me all fuzzy and warm just by listening to it. My favourite stanza in this song is:

When we finally kiss good night
How I'll hate going out in the storm!
But if you'll really hold me tight
All the way home I'd be warm

Sigh Its a really cute Christmas song in my opinion. Hahaha! I sure do wish malls these days would play more of these good old songs. 

Lacqueerisa: Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

O Holy Night, The Stars Are Brightly Shining!

Heya! For my 10th Christmas Nail look, I've actually done this much much earlier, but I was saving it till my bestie opens her present. Wouldn't want to ruin any surprises :) 

This look is really simple. It was originally an 'experiment' to see how the effect would be and I ended up falling in love with the combo and got another one for my dear dear friend. And they were so lovely together and reminded me of the song, O Holy Night. (I'm not saying my nails look holy, but they were real pretty) :P Haha!! But, before I show you the final look, I thought I'd show you just how beautiful the colour is on its own.

Oh, Yellows and Greens?

Morning! I'd  be posting up a 3 more posts later in the day, in order to complete my 12 Christmas Nail Series. Haha! I totally wasn't in time for before Christmas. Hmm, I should include time management in my New Year's Resolutions. =P

So here's another Chevron design (yes, kinda hooked to it) and this were inspired by what I wore on Christmas Day. I've been addicted to muddy yellow/dirty yellow colours ever since I saw it on OPI Germany Collection, Don't Talk Bach to me. Haha! So, since I've taken a liking in that colour, I couldn't help but got myself a cardigan of similar colour. I really liked it! It was rather hard thinking what tank top to go with it. I thought of orange/coral/red, but they didn't quite match up to the "dirtiness" of the knitted cardigan. How about teals? Too striking. I was panicky for a moment wondering if I should have gone for last minute shopping. I thought for awhile, which tank top I have that I've not worn? Ahh! A Christmas green tank top! Perfect combo! And a brown slack to match the tops. Since I really enjoyed what I wore on Christmas, I thought of putting them down on my nails. 

Lacqueerisa: Ornamented Christmas

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Hello everyone! I'm a little late, okay, about two day's late. Still, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!! How was your Christmas? I certainly had such a wonderful time bonding with family and friends and tons of fun opening presents! I've finally found time to post these nails that I've did for Christmas! I do love them so much!  I do however, have a little story behind the design. I was suppose to stay up and decorate the tree together with my brother. Unfortunately, I was too exhausted and accidentally dozed off on the couch! *yikes*. So when I woke up which was about 3 am in the morning, I was kinda sadden to see the tree already decorated  - oh, don't get me wrong! He did a fabulous job! I was just sad, cause I dozed off after promising I'd decorate it with him. So yeah, my poor brother. But you know, though I was a little sad, I couldn't help but sabotage the tree a little bit. I remember seeing this beautiful medium light blue bows that I had wanted to include before I went into shut down mode. =P The theme was Forestry Green and Brown/Orange. So now you know how the blue ribbon sabotaged the whole theme XD 

Monday, 17 December 2012

Red On Teal Christmas

Hello all! This marks the 7th of 12 Christmas Nails Series, and I have 7 more days till Christmas arrives! I wonder if I can make it =/ Hahaha! 

I really do think ribbons are one of girls' best friend - accessory. It could be dainty, sophisticated, fun, sweet or weird or smart just by styling them differently. And, somehow or rather it has got into my mind that I'd dislike having ribbons on my nails because... doesn't seem to suit me. I'm not the sweet kind....Yeah, ribbons on nails always give me the sweet-girl feeling. Never had the thought of putting ribbon on my nails occur to me until I saw this very very artfully fun Beautiful Knee High Boot Socks

Lacqueerisa: Red on Teal Christmas

Friday, 14 December 2012

Glamorous Christmas

Hello!! I have here today the 6th look of 12 Christmas Nails Series (half more to go!) that I thought would be great for Christmas Eve Parties! So, for this look, I wanted to have a sparkling black base that I thought would go lovely together with black or purple dinner Christmas dress. Unfortunately, my holographic black is officially unusable. But I do have great toppers that has gorgeous shimmers! Also, this is my first ever successful tape manicure (haha!).

Lacqueerisa: Glamorous Christmas
the final look

Sunday, 9 December 2012

I Wanna Wish You A Merry Christmas!

Erm, a bit too early? ;P

Hey all! This is the fifth installation of 12 Christmas Nails Series and what I have here is skittle Christmas Nails which was a recreation of these gorgeously made Edible Christmas Cupcake Toppers which I've come across in Etsy. Well, I hadn't quite come up with a title suitable for this look but a trip to the mall landed me with this title. Since it's nearing Christmas, needless to say Christmas Songs were playing throughout the mall and among the songs that played was Feliz Navidad. I came home, ready to blog. Looking at my mani, nothing else came into mind except the words from the song - I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas~ 

Lacqueerisa: A Very Merry Christmas!

Monday, 3 December 2012

Peppermint Candy Canes

Hello again! Though this post actually kinda links with my previous posts, I've decided to keep it less messy and do a separate one. I've been waiting to do this nail art! Its inspired by Red and White striped Peppermint Candy Canes! And this marks the fourth of the 12 Christmas Nails Series in my list!

Lacqueerisa: Peppermint Candy Canes
You know, I really think Red and White is one of the classic theme for Christmas aside from the classic Green, Red and Gold/Yellow combinations - the kind of Christmas themes I'd never get tired of. I have planned and intended to achieve this look by water marbling technique. Thought I'd go ahead, give myself the super boost to attempt it. Sure, I tried but it was a total disaster! The colours won't even spread properly on the water. *Frustrated* Have you ever had moments when you just need to get that image that you've imagined in your mind out of your head? Well, this is one of those moments.

Lacqueerisa: Peppermint Candy Canes
Since marbling just won't work for me, I figured I'd just draw them on. Of course, the effect is not as nice as marbled, but the best I could do since I really need to get the image out. Haha!! Deciding how to place the curves was tough but I do like the idea of drawing the curves because it has much lesser clean ups to deal with. LOL!! 

Lacqueerisa: Peppermint Candy Canes
I debated awhile if I should have the glitters top over the design or sandwich in between and finally decided they look better below the red lines. For this look, I've used 3 coats of Tip Top French Manicure White and 1 coat of F4 Polish Peppermint Stix. Drew the curvy stripes with a small nail art brush using Revlon Red and Revlon Pretty in Papaya. Seal everything with 2 coats of Seche Vite Top Coat. 

Lacqueerisa: Peppermint Candy Canes
Dang, I wish I had Candy Canes to pose with in these pictures! Time to get those candy canes!! Anyway, I hope you enjoy these Peppermint Candy Canes inspired nails! Seeing these really got me craving for peppermint candy canes! 

Erm, Happy Peppermint Candy Cane Monday! Hope none of you are having Monday Blues! See ya all in next post. ;)

F4 Polish Peppermint Stix!

Hello!! Today I'm very excited to share about a prize that I've won in a giveaway held by F4 Polish at their facebook page. It was a giveaway held to celebrate the mark of their 1,000 fans like on their facebook page.  I was really looking forward to receive this, because I got to choose any polish of my choice and get it at JUMBO size :D I've chosen one from their Christmas Collection which is Peppermint Stix! I chose it because everywhere I went, I've only been seeing Red & White and Peppermints! The name is so catchy too! Plus, I really wanted a red and white glitter, this is just perfect! Thank you again to Jenn, Lacey and Lexy, the ladies behind F4 Polish for this wonderful prize!

Lacqueerisa: F4 Polish Peppermint Stix