Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone !

Happy Thanksgiving to everybody. I hope you all will have a beautiful day with all of your families and chow down on some great food. I'm sorry it's been a while since I've posted but I will be posting everyday this week to make up for this inconvenience. I've been doing manis like crazy but I've been hit with homework multiple time. Well any today's mani is quick and simple. I used the purple color from the Color Club Starry Temptress Collection along with the glitter top coat. The formula of the color itself wasn't that great. It was very thick and ou have to try and avoid bald spots. Other than that though, it did go on great after about 2-3 coats. Afterwards I figured it was boring so I had to add something else. I decided to just add zebra stripes where the freed edge would be. I ended really loving this simple mani. So I hope you do. Enjoy!

xo ; Toyomi .

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

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Robin Moses Inspired Mani ; Rasta Men

Good morning everyone. How are you all? I'm hope you are all doing very well. I'm pretty good myself. I didn't go to school today because I didn't feel very well but I figured I should get a post up. Today I have another mani inspired by Robin Moses. I love every single design that she does and I wish I could recreate all of them. This one is the little rasta men that she did. I pretty much tried to copy exactly what she did. I don't think they came out all that great but I'm still proud of myself. I uses yellow, red, green, and black acrylic paint. I tried to make the little people as best as possible but I don't know how well they came out. I would really enjoy your feedback. Well enjoy !

PS : here's the video link to her tutorial ; http://www.youtube.com/user/robinmosesnailart#p/search/0/ydkNUqXa7zA .

xo ; Toyomi .


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artificial light ; top coat ; no flash .



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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Bloody Leopard

Morning everyone ! How are you all ? I'm pretty good. I woke up really early for some reason. Well anyway today I have a funky mani here for you today. This mani was actually inspired by a mani I saw on tumblr. It was way more glittery and had a more bloody feel to it but I tried. I used OPI Samoan Sand and a no name red glitter from Elf. I just used the brush itself to make the texture and then drew on the print with black acrylic paint. I think it came out quite nice. I hope you enjoy !

xo; Toyomi .

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artificial light ; no top coat ; no flash .

artificial light ; top coat ; no flash .

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Nail Mail !

Good morning everyone ! I hope all is well . I'm getting ready for school but I figure I should get a post in since I missed a couple of days. I received this nail mail about a week ago from Shadow's Nail Art . She had an awesome giveaway and I was fortunate enough to win. Everything came in great condition and everything was perfect. In fact I've already used many of the colors. Well here are the photos. Enjoy !

xo ; Toyomi .


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artificial light ; flash .

artificial light ; no flash .

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Swatch Series #7; Deborah Lippmann

Good morning everyone ! I hope you all are having a beautiful Sunday. I sure am. Just laying around with my mom passing time. Well anyway I have another swatch and a mani for you today. Today I used Deborah Lipmann I Know What Boys Like that I won from a giveaway from Shadows Nail Art. This was such a smooth and rich color and went on well in 2 coats. Everything about this color I love. It's almost like a navy blue but with a purple tinge to it. I will be using it more often. Afterwards I decided to do a pilot mani because I was a pilot for Halloween. So I used white acrylic paint for the clouds. I mixed black and white acrylic paint to make grey for the plane. Then I used a gold striper for the words pilot. Then voila , done ! Enjoy !

Toyomi .


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artificial light ; top coat ; no flash.


artificial light ; top coat ; no flash .

Friday, November 4, 2011

Late Breast Cancer Mani

Hey everyone ! How are you all ? I'm back again and I bet it's quicker than you expected. I know I'm late with this post but I thought I'd show it anyway. I decided to do a breast cancer mani for the month of October. I used multiple pinks including OPI Teenage Dream, Sinful Colors Folly, and OPI Shorts Story. After which I decided to add a ribbon on the ring fingers of both hands with rhinestones. Shortly before this mani my thumb nail broke and I refused to cut all of my nails. My quick fix was to just put on a tip and lay down some acrylic. I was in a bit of a rush so it's looks a little bit chunky. The next mani though that thumb will be in pristine shape. Anyway I hope you enjoy this mani because I think it was just a cute little gesture.

xo ; Toyomi .

artificial light ; no top coat ; no flash.

artificial light ; no top coat ; no flash .

artificial light ; top coat ; no flash.

artificial light ; top coat ; no flash .

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Mani For a Friend

Hey everyone ! I'm so so sorry about the wait in between my posts. I feel like my followers have lost interest because the wait is so long. I truly do miss all of you and reading your blogs. I will catch up on commenting and everything. I promise ! (:  I am so overwhelmed with school it's crazy. AP English kicks my butt on a daily basis but I promise I'm back on schedule. I'm able to organize out my time so I can get back to doing what I love. I still have been doing my nails but I just haven't gotten the time to post anything. Anyway no more excuses let's just get down to the mani.

We had a half day recently and one of my good friends Paige was over. She always wants me to do her nails and insists that she's in love with my designs. She came over a saw my stash and gave me free reign to do anything. I decided on something abstract and she loved it. Sadly she had a cheer comp and had to take them off  shortly after. Either way we were both happy with the outcome. I can't recall the colors I used but they were all hues of purple. I then used black and white acrylic paint for my design. I hope you really enjoy this !


xo ; Toyomi



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sunlight ; top coat ; no flash
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