Sunday, October 31, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness French Manicure - Breast Cancer Awareness French Tips, Breast Cancer Awareness Nail Art, Pink Ribbon Nail Art, Pink Ribbon French Tips, Pink Ribbon Nail Decals, Think Pink French Tips

Hey all, since today is the last day of October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month) I decided to post another "Think Pink" Design since I think this is such an important issue. This time I did something a little more simple, it's just a basic french mani with some pink ribbon nail decals. I meant to post these up sooner, but I was actually waiting on some pink ribbon rhinestone decals that I had ordered. I was planning to add them to the thumb & ring fingernails. Sadly they didn't get here in time so I'm just gonna post up the design I have as is.

Wn'W Sugar Coat, NYC French White Tip, BSN Planet Nail Art Polish
(If you would like more info on Breast Cancer or would like to make a donation, there are some links posted in the "Breast Cancer Awareness" section of my blog)
XOXO,
Deriniti

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

French Tips!

Hey, just a quick post! This is the first time I ever did a french manicure so I wanted to show it off. I took this pic before I cleaned the sides off cause I wasn't done with this mani yet. After this pic, I decorated it a little & I will show that off in my next post, but for now just wanted to show off my basic french tips attempt.

Wn'W Sugar Coat,  NYC French White Tip,  BSN Planet Nail Art Polish

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Metallic Pink and Silver KOTD

Hey everyone! Here's a quick kotd! This is actually the first kotd I did without using Konad special polish. I used Sinful Colors Secret Admirer which is a glittery dark gray polish, it worked pretty well. I think this konadicure looks better in person than in the pics but since the base coats I used were both very metallic they didn't photograph that well cause of all that shine. I tried taking a pic without the flash but it didn't come out too well, but you get the idea! Anyways, hope u like, have a great day! : )


M64 w/Sinful Colors Secret Admirer, Love4Nails Rosebud,
WnW Metallica

XOXO,
Deriniti

Friday, October 22, 2010

THINK PINK NAILS - Breast Cancer Awareness Nails, Breast Cancer Awareness Nail Art Design, Breast Cancer Awareness Nail Art, Think Pink Nail Art, Breast Cancer Awareness Mani, Manicures for a Cause, October Nail Art, Pink Nail art Stamping, Pink Konad Nails

Since this month is breast cancer awareness month I wanted to do a "THINK PINK" design! This is actually my current manicure & I dedicate it to my mother. First off, today is her birthday (Happy Birthday Mom!) and second, by the grace of God she is a breast cancer survivor! Love You Mom! Here are a couple great sites to get more information on breast cancer or to make a donation: www.breastcancer.org/ & www.nationalbreastcancer.org/. God Bless! : )

 XOXO,
 Deriniti


M57 - Konad Pink SP, Wn'W Tickled Pink, NYC Fuchsia Shock Creme

Thursday, October 21, 2010

STAMP FRIENDLY POLISHES!

Hey everyone, here's a list of regular (non-konad) nail polishes that work well with nail stamping! I acquired this list courtesy of http://sassestampingstampede.wordpress.com, thanx Sasse!

      • LA Colors Art Deco Nail Art
      • The creme nail art pens from head2toebeauty.com (glitter tested and does not work)
      • American Apparel Mount Royal
      • Avon Speed Dry (old version) Delicate Mauve
      • Barielle Date Night
      • Boggi Brites Nail Paint in Pink
      • Borghese Espresso Brown F
      • Chanel Vendetta
      • China Glaze Agent Lavender
      • China Glaze Aqua Baby
      • China Glaze Calypso Blue
      • China Glaze Emerald Sparkle
      • China Glaze For Audrey
      • China Glaze Grape Pop
      • China Glaze Heli-yum
      • China Glaze VII (works great
      • China Glaze Khrome Collection
      • China Glaze Lube Heels
      • China Glaze Midnight Ride
      • China Glaze OMG!
      • China Glaze Red Stallion
      • China Glaze Re-fresh Mint
      • China Glaze Romantique Collection Spring 2009 (Passion, Magical, Poetic, Delight, Emotion, Joy, Awaken, Adore, Cherish, Harmony, Admire, Devotion)
      • China Glaze Ruby Pumps
      • China Glaze Secret Peri-Wink-le
      • China Glaze Shower Together (works, but not very well)
      • China Glaze Something Sweet
      • China Glaze Towel Boy Toy
      • Chanel Vendetta (I haven’t tried this but PP posted this on MUA)
      • Color Club 220 Volts
      • Color Club All In
      • Color Club Art Club Nail Art “pens” (available at 8ty8beauty.com)
      • Color Club Smoke
      • Color Club Fashion Addict
      • Color Club Ms. Socialite
      • Color Club Pretty Platinum
      • Color Club Revvvolution
      • Color Club Twiggie (“tested over a very very dark blue worked like a charm”)
      • Color Club What a Drag
      • Color Club Where’s The Soiree
      • Color Club Worth the Risque
      • Creative Nail Designs (CND) Times Square
      • Cutex Qick’N Go
      • Del Sol Calypso
      • Essence “Show your feet” Polishes (from UK)
      • Essie Aruba Blue
      • Essie Blanc
      • Essie Lady Godiva
      • Essie Mesmerize
      • Essie Sag Harbor
      • Essie Shorty Pants
      • Finger Paints Art Dealer Teal-er
      • FingerPaints Be A Pal-ette
      • Finger Paints Butterscotch Cookie (works wonderful)
      • Finger Paints Chroma Coral
      • Finger Paints Easel Come Easel Go
      • Finger Paints Guggen I’m Lime
      • FingerPaints Papier Mache
      • Finger Paints Silver Sculpture
      • Finger Paints Strike a Pose Rose
      • FingerPaints Tangerine Tint
      • GOSH (most colors in this brand should work)
      • Icing – Pastels 5-Pack (Medium Sized Bottles found in Summer 2010)
      • Jordana 009 Burgundy
      • Kismet Elated
      • Kleancolor Nail to Toe Nail art lacquer- Black
      • LaFemme Polishes
      • Le Chat nail art pens
      • L’Oreal Caught Red Handed
      • L’Oreal Jet-Set Quick Dry Nightlife
      • L’Oreal Sizzling Tangerine
      • Massini Fall Promo
      • Massini Starry Violet
      • Maybelline Colorama 106 Raspberry Sorbet
      • Maybelline Colorama 107 Turquoise Seas
      • Maybelline Express Finish Lime Aluminum
      • Maybelline Racy Red (on the sheer side)
      • Mary Kay Color Shield Plum Pearl
      • Milani Hot Orchid
      • Misa Dirty Sexy Money
      • Misa Girl’s Night Out
      • Misa Heaven White
      • Misa I Will Survive
      • Misa Violetta
      • Miss Sporty Metallic polish
      • Nails Inc Ebury Mews
      • NARS Chinatown
      • Nfu-Oh (All Holographic Polish)
      • Nina Ultra Pro Out of the Blue
      • Nina Ultra Pro Smoke-n-Mirrors
      • Nivea Turbo Colour Pure Gold Number 72
      • Nubar Conserve
      • Nubar Lemon Sorbet
      • Nubar Orange Cream
      • Nubar Pyramid Purple
      • Nubar Stronghold
      • NYC Skin Tight Denim
      • OPI Alpine Snow
      • OPI Boris & Natasha
      • OPI Done Out in Deco
      • OPI Grape Fit
      • OPI’s Have You Seen My Limo?
      • OPI Koala Bear-y
      • OPI Lincoln Park After Dark
      • OPI Mod About You
      • OPI Mrs. O’Leary’s BBQ
      • OPI No Spain No Gain
      • OPI Nomad’s Dream
      • OPI Off With Her Red
      • OPI Parlez Vous OPI?
      • OPI Purple With A Purpose
      • OPI Rinse Charming
      • OPI Siberian Nights
      • Orly Country Club Khaki
      • Orly Dazzle
      • Orly Glitz
      • Orly Lollipop
      • Orly Luxe
      • Orly Pointe Blanche
      • Orly Rock on Red
      • Orly Royal Navy 
      • Orly Shine
      • Orly White Tip
      • Pure Ice Black Rage
      • Pure Ice Celestial
      • Pure Ice-Iced Merlot
      • Pure Ice Jaguar (very sheer)
      • Pure Ice-Love
      • Pure Ice Mint Dream
      • Pure Ice New Lilac
      • Pure Ice No Means No
      • Pure Ice Pussy Cat
      • Pure Ice Risk Taker
      • Pure Ice Silver Mercedes
      • Pure Ice Wild Thing
      • Revlon Chrome collection (they all seem to work well)
      • Revlon Tidal Wave
      • Revlon Vixen
      • Rimmel Camoflauge
      • Rimmel Midnight Blue
      • Rimmel Steel Grey
      • Rimmel Zeitgeist (it works, but not as good as the Konad white polish)
      • Sally Girl Halloween 2009 3-Pack (Poser, U Glow Girl, and an unnamed Orange)
      • Sally Hansen Black Out worked for an intricate pattern that the Konad polish was too goopy for
      • Sally Hansen Chrome collection (the older version)
      • Sally Hansen Complete Salon manicure Gilty pleasure (tested on darks to light and still preformed)
      • Sally Hansen Crystal Chrome Pure Crystal
      • Sally Hansen Diamond Strengths 6154-08 Mesmerizing
      • Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Red Hot
      • Sally Hansen Insta-Dri collection
      • Sally Hansen Navy Venom
      • Sally Hansen NO CHIP 10 day Naail Color Plum Pretty
      • Sally Hansen Lacquer Shines
      • Sally Hansen Quick Color Chrome Pens (dries very quickly)
      • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out
      • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Celeb City
      • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Golden Nugget (Canadian Exclusive)
      • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear 6213-10 Indigo
      • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear The Real Teal
      • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Silver Straits (Canadian Exclusive)
      • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On
      • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White Out
      • Sephora by OPI Brunette on the Internet
      • Sephora by OPI Caffeine Fix
      • Sephora by OPI Meet For Drinks
      • Scherer Petites Quicksilver 174 Greased Lightning
      • Sinful Colors Black on Black
      • Sinful Colors 239 Cafe Blu
      • Sinful Colors Secret Admirer
      • SpaRitual Fickle
      • SpaRitual Impression: a true red, with Konad, and it worked better than Konad red
      • SpaRitual Primitive
      • SpaRitual Surreal
      • Stargazer Silver Chrome
      • Ultra Pro Crushed Velvet collection (6 metallic colours)
      • Wet ‘n Wild Black Creme
      • Wet ‘n Wild Black Red
      • Wet ‘n Wild Nocturnal
      • Wet ‘n Wild Wild Shine in French White Creme
      • Wet ‘n Wild Wild Shine in Sapphire Blue
      • Yves Rocher (Yria) – Imperial Red
      • Zoya Mattes Velvet Collection (Fall 2009)
      • Zoya Paz
      • Zoya Purity
      • Zoya Rea
      • Zoya Trixie (not super bright, but a nice subtle look)
      • Zoya Yasmeen
    I will try to keep this list up to date & if you know of any other polishes that work, please let me know so I can add them to the list! Happy Stamping!!! XOXO, Deriniti

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Paisley and Rhinestones Nail Art

Hey! It's been a couple days since I posted a new design, was busy making a new header for my blog, lol. Hope you likey, I'm finally gettin the hang of photoshop! haha... I also want to say welcome to my new followers!!! Ok, now on to the nails...this next design I got to play with my new rhinestone wheel, yey! Fyi, you can get rhinestone wheels for a really cheap price on ebay! I'm talkin around like $2! And there's lots of different wheels to choose from so whatever shape, color or size rhinestone you're looking for, you'll probably be able to find it there! I bought 3 wheels so far, I will post a pic of them in the next couple days so you can see what they look like. Anyways, here's my design for today:

M64 - Konad White S.P., Pure Ice Wet T-Shirt & Wn'W Hallucinate

XOXO,
Deriniti

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fun Swirl Pattern Konad Nail Art Stamping Design - "Konad Nail Art" "Konad M63" "nail art" "Purple and White Nail Art" "Black and White Nail Art" "Iridescent Nail Art" "urban nail art" "easy nail designs" "easy nail art" "hot nail art" "hot nail designs" "Funky Nail Art" "Fun Nail Art Design"

I really like how this mani came out. I absolutely love this pattern! As for the colors, I used konad white special polish over a dark glittery purple basecoat, but they came out looking more like black & white. It all depends on how the light hits them.

M63 - Konad White Special Polish & Wn'W Night Prowl

In this second pic, I took the same manicure & decided to experiment a bit with this new iridescent shade I bought, Sinful Color's You Just Wait. As you can see, it gives off a sheer yellow iridescent shine & depending on how the light hits it, it could sometimes even look greenish. In the bottle, the shade looks more like a sheer shimmery baby pink with yellow pearl-like shine, but on the nails the yellow was much more apparent than pink. Overall though, it gave a nice effect, which one do you like better?

Same as above with Sinful Colors You Just Wait
XOXO,
 Deriniti


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Peachy Pink and White Floral Konad Nail Art Stamping Design - Konad M74

Yesterday I posted a konadicure I had done with a pattern off of image plate M74. Here's another one I did using that same pattern.
M74 - Konad Pink Special Polish, Pure Ice Platinum, Wn'W Hallucinate

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Purple & White Konad Design - M74

This design is from plate M74. I don't really like how this particular konadicure came out, but wanted to post it anyway to show an example of how this pattern from plate M74 looks.
M74 - Konad White SP, Wn'W Buffy the Violet Slayer & Hallucinate


Purple Ombre Konad Nail Art Stamping Design - Purple Ombre Nails, Flower Nails, Floral Nail Art, Purple Floral Nail Art, Purple and White Nail Art, Easy Flower Nail Art, Konad M57

Hey guys! This is an older design I did. For the base I did a gradient effect using an eyeshadow applicator & sponging from light to dark purple. I used a light, medium & dark purple to create the fade effect, but I can't remember which exact polishes I used for this, sorry. I do know they weren't opaque, they were all shimmery polishes. After the base dried I konaded on my white flowers. I think this design would be cuter with some clear rhinestones added to the center of the flowers, not sure why I didn't do that, I'm guessing I didn't have my rhinestone wheel at the time I did these.
Konad M57
XOXO,
Deriniti

Glittery Purple Nails with Flowers Nail Art Design - Purple Nails, Purple and White Nail Art, Floral Nail Art, Flower Nail Art, Girly Nail Art, Glittery Nail Art, Sparkling Nail Art Design, Konad M53 M63 M81

For this design I applied a purple base coat followed by a purple glitter polish. I used multiple images from plates M53, M63 & M81 to create this look. I then added some purple rhinestones to the flowers. Btw, these nails are very glittery, the pictures don't truly capture how glittery they are.

M53, M63, M81 - Konad White S.P. & Wn'W Metallica, Wn'W Wild Card & Sinful Colors I Miss You

Monday, October 11, 2010

Zig Zag Nail Art - Konad Nail Art, Pink and White Nails, Pink and White Nail Art, Konadicure, Konad Nail Design, Konad M78, Fun Nail Art, DIY Nails, Easy Nail Art Design

This was one of my first Konadicures. I used the zigzag design pattern on plate m78. Before trying it out I didn't think I was gonna like it as much as I did but it's actually a really nice pattern. Hope you like!

Plate M78 - N.Y.C. Fuschia Shock Creme & Konad White Special Polish

XOXO,
Deriniti

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Helpful Tips & Tricks for Konad

Here's a list of some helpful tips & tricks for Konading:


* Konading can be a little messy, so cover your work area with some paper towels or something, I use an old game board to protect my work surface
* You should paint a clear top coat over your base coat before applying Konad so that if you make a mistake it will be easier to fix without messing up your base coat
* Wipe image plate & stamp with acetone nail polish remover after each use. You should also occasionally wipe off your scraper because the polish builds on it which makes it hard to properly scrape
* Work quickly! Otherwise, the image may not transfer properly due to the polish drying
* Use a "rolling" motion when using the stamp to pick up the design from the image plate & also when stamping the design onto your nail
* If you make a mistake, quickly dab a q-tip in nail polish remover & remove the mistake
* If you have trouble getting the image to transfer from the image plate to the stamp, try lightly buffing the stamp surface with a nail file, this should do the trick! The first time I tried Konad I was so frustrated because I did not know this & had the hardest time getting the image to adhere to the stamp, after I lightly filed my stamp it worked just fine
* When you are finished Konading apply a top coat. You should let the design dry first. Apply the top coat quickly & try not to go over the image more than twice as you don't want the design to smear. Konad makes a special top coat designed to use with Konading, but in my experience there are some regular top coats that work just as well

Monday, October 4, 2010

What is Konad?

   I just wanna do this post for anyone who doesn't know what Konad is cause I do a lot of Konad designs. It's a nail art kit used to put designs on your nails with the use of a stamp and pre-designed image plates. I'm not a distributor but there are a few websites to purchase Konad from so I suggest just googleing it. The basics you need to perform a Konadicure (Konad manicure) are a stamp, an image plate & Konad special polish. You will also need something you can use to scrape access polish off your image plate with. You can either purchase one of their scrapers or just use an old library card or something like that (make sure it's something you don't mind getting nail polish all over).


    Here are the basic steps on how to Konad: Choose a design from the image plate that you'd like to use. (There are several plates to choose from that consist of all types of images & designs; each individual plate has a few different designs inscribed in it). Apply some Konad special polish onto the image plate over the design you choose to use. Scrape the access polish off with your scraper. Now take your stamper and roll it over the design, the image should transfer to the stamp. Then take the stamp and roll it over your nail in the spot where you would like for the image to be. Poof! Now the image should be on you nail! Sounds simple enough, right!? Well...maybe not always, lol, my first time didn't go that well so if you're new to Konad & having trouble, don't worry, there are some tips & tricks that will help. Check out  "Helpful Tips for Konad".
    Btw, the Konad special polish is polish that is specially formulated to work with the image plates, it's thicker than normal nail polish. You're not suppose to paint your nails with the special polish cause it won't dry, it's only to be used with the image plates. You can also try Konading with regular nail polish, some work, some don't, you just gotta experiment. I will try to post a list of some regular nail polishes that are known to work with Konad. Ok, well that about wraps it up for now! Take care! : )