1. How do you get such straight, precise lines when you paint your designs? I’ve tried, and it always ends up looking like a mess. Do you use a specific tool?
2. Also, how do you keep your nail polish from chipping? I can make my nails looks super pretty and be really proud of the results, but then by the end of the day parts of it have chipped off and it’s ruined. ———————————————————————— hi there! :) 1. i use REEEALLY tiny paint brushes. i get them from my local craft store. i find they work a lot better than regular nail art brushes. and also instead of doing one long stroke when i paint lines, i do smaller little dashes and then connect them. it’s much easier that way! 2. i use duri which is a nail strengthener, so my nails have been really strong lately which prevents them from bending and chipping. sometimes though, certain nail polishes just have a tendency to chip more easily than others. for this i would suggest using a good top coat, like INM out the door or seche vite. and i always sweep the top coat along the top of my nail to lock everything in. play around with different nail products and routines to see what works best for you! thanks for your questions and hope i helped! :) xo ———————————————————————— shellyess asked:heyy i think that your designs are gorgeous! what kind/size brush do you use most? and where can you buy color club nail polish? ———————————————————————— thank you so much! i go to my local craft store (either ac moore or michaels) and literally just get the tiniest paint brushes they have. they are much easier to use than nail art brushes. the two places i get color club nail polish is from harmon and b&m cosmetics. i’m not sure if you have either of those two stores around you but you can also buy online! i don’t usually buy nail polish online so i’m not sure where you can find the best deals for it, maybe check out amazon to see if they have any good deals? hope this helps you! xo ———————————————————————— teesh-oh asked:ohmy. I just stumbled upon your tumblr and found all your cute nail designs! Can’t say how much I love your blog. I wish I had as much patience and talent with my nails as you do. *envy* hahahaha! ———————————————————————— haha thanks girl youre too sweet! :) xoxo
There’s the manicure I did with the products you sent! :) ————————————————————————- okay, your marbling without water is RIDICULOUS!!! crrraaazy good! i want to try to do this pattern soon! lovelovelove it, awesome job! :D ————————————————————————- jackbunnie asked:you must be SO patient! lol. but your nail art is really pretty, && unique! (: uhm… could you do a sponge bob design? pretty please (: oh && when did you start doing your nails like this? ————————————————————————- thank you so much! i’ve already done a spongebob design! (click here) they are super old though.. and they weren’t my original idea, i coped the daily nail’s design! i will probably do another one again soon!
What’s the best place to buy konad/stamping plates? I saw a deal on amazon.. 21 plates for $18. They weren’t konad though, they were Bundle Monster. Any good? Also, where can you find crackle polish/matte topcoat in stores? Thanks!!
i only have one konad kit which i got from their website (http://www.konadnailart.com/) they are super expensive though compared to the bundle monster ones.. i don’t have any of those though because i like painting on my nails more than stamping, but i’ve only heard good things about them! definitely get them! the only place i have found crackle polish around me is in a random beauty store.. i think it was called b&m cosmetics.. i’m not sure if it’s a chain or not. they also have essie-matte about you there and i’ve also seen it in ulta! if you can’t find it anywhere by you, try looking online! you might be able to find a good deal! :)
:-) ———————————————- YAYYY so happy you got it! ———————————————- pastelblurnails asked:Thank you so much for the brush! I got it in the mail yesterday :3 Can’t wait to use it! Although I am a little scared to, because it looks so cute & fragile! I’m kind of scared of breaking it :P How do you maintain it? Do you just soak it in some acteone/polish remover once you’re done using it? Again, thank you Lauren! :) ——————————————— no problem! happy it got to you safe! if you be careful with it it won’t break! it’s not as fragile as you think! all i do is clean it with a cotton ball and acetone before and after i use it. sometimes when it dries from after a manicure it will dry stiff so that’s why i also clean it before. good luck! :) ——————————————- whatmeloves asked:hey love! got my prize in the mail this morning! thankies!! :D http://lilgreenheart.tumblr.com/post/4776056086/just-got-it-this-morning-won-3rd-place-in —————————————— hi! yayyyy so glad it got all the way to you! use it well :) xoxo
I saw that someone asked you a question about nail polish bubbling, usually it bubbles from shaking it and then using it. I'm sorry, I just wanted you to know because I have had this problem a few times, then I read a few blogs and learned that.
Also wanted to add that I love some of your designs, very cute. <3
new nail designs up soon! haven’t done my nails in a couple days, been super busy!
awesomenails asked:Hey is the method for this design similar to the fishtail one? http://thenailpro.tumblr.com/post/4101323027/enter-my-contest-giveaway-colors-used-love —————————————————————————- yes it is! but instead of doing one line on one side and then one going the other way i did 3 on one side and then 3 on the other! thanks for your question! —————————————————————————- everybody-hates-nicole asked:Do you know how to thin out nail polish? And what do you recommend for a good white? Also, my nail polish all keeps bubbling up when I put it on. At first I thought had something to do with my base coat and top coat, so I waited till they were both dry to add then next layer, and it still happened… So I’m just wondering if you have any suggestions. Sorry for the mound of questions, but I appreciate your help (: —————————————————————————- you can buy nail polish thinner at beauty stores! you just put a couple drops in and it should get much thinner. my white that i’m using right now is color club-french tip. i also really like the white from orly.. but i ran out and i don’t know the name off the top of my head! not positive about the bubbling thing.. sometimes my nail polish bubbles too but i never really have figured out why. i think it might be certain types of nail polish. there actually still could be a possibility that it’s your base and top coat.. maybe try a manicure without them and see what happens? don’t worry about it! i love answering questions! let me know if you have any more :) xoxo —————————————————————————- mynailsaredope asked:I received the package today! :) Thanks I love em! I’ll be posting a pictures as soon as I can. —————————————————————————- YAYYY so excited you got it!!! :D xoxo —————————————————————————- alyssaspiering asked:yeah! i think the ones i have are called like love letter and french kiss? something like that. one is pink and one is purple with really tiny cute little glitters (i assume french kiss is pink but what do i know) —————————————————————————- okay awesome, thank you so much! xo —————————————————————————-
almighty-flow asked:OMGGGG, I just realized that I missed your contest deadline T^T *fail* Will you make another one sometime in the future? *hoping* ———————————————————————————— for sure!! stay tuned! :) ———————————————————————————— crystal-interrupted asked:What color did you use for your nude color? I love it! I don’t like the one I have now because it’s too light and looks wrong with my skin tone, but I think yours would look better.
today is the last day to enter my contest!CLICK HERE to go to the page with the rules and what you have to do! i’m closing the contest tonight at 9:00pm eastern time and i will be picking winners shortly after that.. (if you’re in a different time zone and don’t know what time that is where you live, you have 7 1/2 hours left from the time i post this) GOOD LUCK EVERYONE :)
cutencheeky asked:Hey I’m from Brazil and I’d like to enter your contest… Can I? ———————————————————————————— yes you can! it’s open internationally! ———————————————————————————— any other questions?
4 MORE DAYS TO ENTER MY CONTEST/GIVEWAWAY! ————————————————————————————————————— everybody-hates-nicole asked:HI! So I watched your marbling tutorial, and I tried it out, and I’m ashamed to say that I failed, pretty miserably. I’m just not good at this kind of stuff, so I was hoping you’d make a tutorial of like… THE simplest design you’ve ever done. Something for newbies with not tools. If you could do that, I’d really really appreciate it. Thanks! ————————————————————————————————————— just keep trying! the marbling one is pretty simple, i promise you if you practice more you will get so much better! but yeah actually that’s a good idea, i will get on that! :) xoxo ————————————————————————————————————- saysheneverbeen asked:Are those your real nails? ————————————————————————————————————- yes they are! :) ————————————————————————————————————- chules asked:are you willing to sell or give away your konad plates? ————————————————————————————————————- no sorry! i don’t use them too often but i want to keep them because i probably will use them in the future
you guys have one more week to enter my contest! CLICK HERE to view the rules and what you have to do. i have not received very many entries so far, but i love all of them that i’ve gotten! if i keep loving all of the entries, i might consider having a few honorable mention prizes. make sure you enter, you don’t wanna miss out!
I’m new at doing all this so I need all the tips I can get. Where do you buy your brushes and dotting tools? And last question, my nails always chip in the shower, any way to prevent? ——————————————————————————————————- don’t be sorry! it’s all good! ask all you want :) thanks for the request, i will add that to my list! my brushes i get at my local craft store.. they’re actually not nail art brushes, they’re just craft brushes or i guess paint brushes, but they work really well! i got the smallest ones i could find! dotting tools you can find really easily and cheap online on amazon, or they also have them in beauty stores like sallys! my nails chip a lot in the shower too.. my only advice is invest in a good topcoat that will leave your nails a bit stronger and harder to chip… and don’t scrub with your nails so hard! :) ——————————————————————————————————- almighty-flow asked:For the contest/giveaway, Can I use fake nails and not doing the marbling on my nail? Like, using a practice finger? Or should I apply it on my real nail? —————————————————————————————————— that’s fine! as long as you create the design yourself! looking forward to seeing your entry :) xoxo —————————————————————————————————— dorkaphine asked:can you make a tutorial on sponging? —————————————————————————————————— already have one :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFPVTXVraJ4&feature=channel_video_title