Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Failed Mani

Hey everyone ! How are you guys ? I hope you are all doing well. I'm okay I guess . Just finished up some homework. Well anyway Today is nothing really special. I like to think of this as one of my failed manis . I don't know what I don't like about it but I absolutely hate it. It was supposed to be cherry blossoms but I don't what to call them . I Started off with a french tip and it just got worst from there. If you have any question on colors I used then just ask. Well I hope you enjoy this fail of a mani !

xo ; Toyomi .

 sunlight ; no top coat ; no flash
 sunlight ; no top coat ; no flash .
 sunlight ; no top coat ; no flash .
sunlight ; top coat ; no flash .

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Matte Black Cheetah Print

Well first off hello everyone ! I hope you are all doing well . I'm sorry for the day late post and I'm sorry about the post I accidentally posted on Friday . That was for my English blog . But anyway I'm here with another simple design that I did on my mom . She just wanted a matte black base with the shiny cheetah . I think that they came out very nice and it's a very simple but eye catching look . I painted her nails with OPI Black Ony and used Hard Candy's Matte-ly About You and then I did the cheetah print in that same print . Well Enjoy !

xo ; Toyomi .

 artificial light ; no top coat ; no flash .
 artifical light ; matte top coat ; no flash .
 artificial light ; no flash .
artificial light ; no flash .

Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Small Winning

Hey everyone ! Sorry about yesterday, but I was extremely exhausted. I was swamped with homework last night and I had to blog for English. School is getting harder and harder. I sincerely apologize. Today since I have just as much homework I'm just gonna share a winning with you quickly. This polish I won from Shaina over at Haute Lacquer, It's Klean Color Chunky Holo Fuchsia  . I haven't decided what I'm going to layer it over. Swatches will be coming soon . Any suggestions ? Enjoy !

xo ; Toyomi .

Monday, August 22, 2011

Swatches & Leopard Nail Art

Hey guys ! I hope you all are doing well . I'm doing pretty well . I think you guys will be pretty shocked to find out that I actually have to blog for my AP English class here on blogger, lol . I thought it was really funny when my teacher mentioned it . Anyway I just got done with a load of homework plus my blog for english , so I apologize in advance for the delay of this post. So today I have the swatches of the colors from the previous post plus some nail art . The only swatch I dont have right now is the Silver Shatter which will come later. So here I have OPI Alpine Snow ,  China Glaze Spontaneous , and China Glaze Secret Peri-wink-le. Then I just added some leopard nail art on the white nails with the usual acrylic paint and the colors that I swatched as the spots . I hope you enjoy !

xo ; Toyomi .

 sunlight ; no top coat ; no flash .
 left hand ; sunlight ; no top coat ; no flash .
 right hand ; sunlight ; no top coat ; no flash .
 left hand ; sunlight ; top coat ; no flash .
right hand ; sunlight ; top coat ; no flash .

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Small Haul

Hey everyone . Hope you are having a beautiful Saturday afternoon . I'm enjoying myself . I finished all my homework and now I'm just hanging out with my mom (: I just wanted to share with you guys a small haul and the swatches will be up on Monday because I've already did a mani with them . So I hope you enjoy !

xo ; Toyomi .

China Glaze Peri-Wink-le , OPI Alpine Snow , OPI Silver Shatter , and China Glaze Spontaneous .

Thursday, August 18, 2011

It's the First Day of School ! ; Cosmic Mani

Hii ladies ! I hope you all are doing well . I know I am . It's 4:52 and it's the first day of school for me . I'm absolutely excited considering I don't have to wake up till 5:30 . I'll be  a junior in high school ! YAY ! Last night I got all prepared , did my nails , pick out my outfit , and practically blew up everyone's Facebook wall about happy I was to see them . I figured since I'm up so early I might as well post something . So here's the mani . I tried to do a cosmic mani like I saw on Through The Wormhole . It think it turned out pretty but , but I just needed to add more colors . I used OPI Black Onys , OPI Suzi Says Feng Shui , and China Glaze Coconut Kisses .Then I added some glitters . Well without further-ado here is the mani . Enjoy !

xo ; Toyomi .

 sunlight ; no top coat ; no flash .
 sunlight ; no top coat ; no flash
sunlight ; top coat ; no flash

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

2 Part Post ; Mani ; To Rhinestone or To Not Rhinestone ?

Hope you all are having a wonderful day . It's another rainy one for me . Anyway I just want to jump right into the post because there was so much argument my house after this mani . So for the mani to match the toes I used OPI Ogre The Top Blue and layered China Glazed Brokenhearted . I guess it was fine till then . I decided that I wanted to give it a little bling and a little shine . What better to add than a rhinestone . I added one pink rhinestone on each corner of the ring finger just so when the light catches it ,it'll be a little pop . Then I guess things got heated from there .

My cousin goes on to say " It's like a pimple at the ends of my nails ." , " Is there anyway we can take it off ? " All these other comments that I honestly didn't cared about because to me it looked fine and I mean she did tell me to do her nails and didn't specify what she wanted . My other cousin who was painting her nails agreed with her and had her own comments. My mom did agree with them at first until she took a better look in better lighting and then she was on my side . So I have a question for you readers .

Do you prefer the rhinestone or do you dislike the rhinestone ?

Also visit her blog if you want to view something other than nail art . High quality art ! Those Creative Days .

xo ; Toyomi .

 artificial light ; top coat ; no flash .
 artificial light ; top coat ; no flash .
artificial light ; top coat ; no flash .

Sunday, August 14, 2011

2 Part Post ; Pedi First

Happy Sunday everyone ! (: Is anybody else having a rainy Sunday ? I love these kind of days . Well anyway today's post by the title you can tell that this is going to be a 2 part post . Today is just a simple pedicure . The manicure is not even a big deal but I will have a question for you on the 2nd part of this post  . So my cousins came over & one of them wanted me to do a pedi & a mani . For the pedi I used a base of OPI Ogre The Top Blue and layer China Glaze Brokenhearted over it ! Voila and the pedi was done . Then we moved onto the mani and things got more and more complicated as we went ........ so come back for the mani post . Enjoy !

xo ; Toyomi .

PS ; If you appreciate different kinds of artwork you can actually check out my cousin's blog over Those Creative Days .

artificial light ; top coat ; no flash .

Friday, August 12, 2011

1st Attempt of Roses

Happy Friday everyone ! Hope you are all doing well . Today's mani is going to be a rose mani that I think I kind of failed on but at the same time I like it . I started off with two coats of For Audrey . I made the initial rose base in Sinful Colors Folly . After that I mixed a rose pink acrylic paint and a white acrylic paint together . After that I ended up using the striper from NaildeRoyale to make the leaves . The striper worked really great (: Then I just used another darker green striper to make the vein in the leaves . This was a pretty simple mani but I'm not to sure what to make of the outcome . I like it but I don't at the same . I'm sure the next time I do it , it'll be better . Well I need to go eat now . So Enjoy !

 sunlight ; no top coat ; no flash .
 sunlight ; no top coat ; no flash .
 right hand ; sunlight ; no top coat ; no flash .
 sunlight ; top coat ; no flash .

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Part 2 of the Lazy Pedicure

Happy Wednesday everyone ! I hope you are all doing well . I'm kind of happy and sad at the fact that I have school in 8 days . My summer was soo short . Anyway let's get onto this mani . The reason I call the pedi a lazy one is because I went all out on the mani . I used a picture from tumblr as an inspiration for this mani . I used many shades on pinks polishes and acrylic paint . I also used just some white acrylic paint . I also used some rhinestones to top of the little cupcakes . I really wanted to try my hand at a cupcake and I guess I wasn't so bad . I know I could improve a lot more but I was really happy with the outcome . If you have any questions about the colors used I'd be happy to answer . But I hope you enjoy another one of this mixed up manis :D

xo ; Toyomi .

 leftt hand ; sunlight ; no top coat ; no flash .
 right hand ; sunlight ; no top coat ; no flash .
 left hand ; sunlight ; top coat ; no flash .
right hand ; sunlight ; top coat ; no flash .

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Beauty Blogazon Roundup

Roundup for the week of July 31st - August 6th .

Beauty Info Zone  Side by Side - Annmarie Giannia Skincare
TheItColor  SnakeSkin Nail Tutorial
Style Eyes Review Sephora Instant Moisture Mask 
Nailfiled Newspaper Mani x Color Club French Tip
Painted Pixies Blissful Euphoria
Bookworm Nails Elegant Chinese court ladies nail art
Daily Polish  OPI's Fresh Frog of Bel Air from the Muppets Holiday Collection!
Mad Manis  Take Two: Wedding Appropriate French Manicures
Life and Polish  Essie Ruby Slippers
Beauty Mamas  Candy Doll Lip Concealer Review
 Royal Beauty Designs  Product Battles:  Laura Mercier vs. Elf Tinted Moisturizer
Midnight Manicures Barielle's Summer 2011 Karma Collection - Part 1
Glitter.Gloss.Garbage MAC Opulash Optimum Black Before and After

Addicted To All Things Pretty Brown Girl's Tan Too!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Lazy Pedicure

Egh , I hate Mondays so much ; even when I'm not in school . Anyway I hope you all are enjoying your day and will enjoy your days to come . Anyway I'm just showing you a simple pedi today . I still had bits and pieces of the orange pedi from 6Flags on , and it was bothering me but mostly my mother to look at my toes . So I decided to change my polish . I used Sinful Colors Folly and and baby pink acrylic paint with a striper brush to get this pedi . It's quite simple and it's just cute . It matches the nails you will be seeing later this week (: Oh the suspense . Enjoy !

xo ; Toyomi .

 sunlight ; no flash ; no top coat .
sunlight ; no flash ; top coat .

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Mixed Up Mani

Happy Saturday everyone . Hope you all are doing well . Today's post is going to be short for the simple fact that there is so  much going on in this mani that I'm not really going to describe what I did because it's simple at the same time . I used a number of colors that are in shades of purples and pinks . I was feeling creative at around midnight so I decided to let my mind wonder and this is what I came up with . I also had a chance to use some of my untried polishes and acrylics paints so that was plus . If you have any questions on colors or how tos please let me know . I just used dotting tools , polishes , paints , and brushes for this ; nothing all that special . I hope you will enjoy !

xo ; Toyomi .

left hand ; artificial light ;  no flash ; no top coat .
right hand ; artificial light ; no flash ; no top coat .
left hand ; shade ; top coat ; no flash .
right hand ; sunlight ; top coat ; no flash .

Thursday, August 4, 2011

NailDeRoyale Haul

Hello everybody . Hope your Thursday is going well . This is going to be a really short post/haul . So recently I was contacted by some nice people over at NaildeRoyale who offered me some products . All their information is on their site so just click their name to get all the info . I only got four products but the four that I did get were perfect . I can't wait to use them and see their results . Well I'm going to stop blabbing and just show you the pictures . Enjoy !

xo ; Toyomi .

 Crackle polishe , black holo pigment , duo chrome hearts , green thin nail art brush ,
 Duo chrome hearts .
 Holo black glitter .
 Crackle polish .
 Green thin nail art brush .

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

SnakeSkin Nail Tutorial

Hey ladies . Hope you are having a wonderful Tuesday .  I'm enjoying mine . Well today I've finally come to you with the snake skin nail tutorial . Like I said when  I posted this nail art you could go watch the original tutorial on this design . Well here's the tutorial ! (: The pictures are crappy and I need to figure out a better way to do tutorials but I just hope you enjoy and get what it is that you need to do .

xo ; Toyomi .

 I used OPI San Tan Tonio , brown acrylic paint , black arylic paint .

You will need a piece of paper , one larger meshed fabric and one small sized meshed fabric .
Apply two coats of your base polish .
Put some of your brown paint on a paper and dip your sponge in it .
Dab most of the paint off onto your paper so the color isn't so bold .
Apply your larger mesh fabric on your nail .
Sponge the color all over the nail .
This is what you should get . You can stop here if you want .
Now repeat the same thing with the black paint .
Dab off some of the color .
Apply the smaller mesh fabric .
Dab the color on .
This is your finish product . You can top coat or make it matte . 

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