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July 2015

amiibo manicures, Nails

Lucina amiibo Mani

I asked what you guys wanted to see done next, and Lucina got the most votes! I decided to do a different design on each finger, with everything inspired by some of the little details on her outfit. Not to mention that I just got these sweet X stencils and just wanted an excuse to use them. 🙂 Tutorial and polish list below!

Polishes Used:
Seche Clear
Ciate Power Dressing
Ciate Dangerous Affair
OPI Moonraker
OPI Silver Canvas
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Go for Gold
Seche Vite

Detail brushes and nail stencil from

amiibo manicures, Nails

Mario amiibo Mani

I’m headed to the Facebook campus tomorrow for the Super Mario Maker Hackathon, so I thought that Mario nails would be cute! I recorded my first nail art tutorial for these using a cheap tripod, so watch the video to get the details and hear me go “UHHHH” a lot!

Polishes Used:
Seche Clear
OPI Red My Fortune Cookie
Essie Butler Please
Zoya Snow White
Zoya Pippa
OPI 4 In the Morning
Seche Vite

amiibo manicures, Nails

Rosalina amiibo Mani

Today’s amiibo manicure is Rosalina! For Rosalina, I did a basic water marble using the two shades of blue from her dress and yellow from her hair and Luma. After the water marble, I topped with a glitter topcoat.

I’ve still got tons of amiibo to do, so leave a comment if you want to see a certain amiibo soon!

Colors Used:

OPI Silver Canvas (base coat)

Essie Mint Candy Apple

Essie Turquoise and Caicos

OPI Primarily Yellow

Sally Hansen Big Shimmer Top Coat


amiibo manicures, Nails

Sonic amiibo Mani

Up next for the amiibo manicure project is Sonic! The lovely folks at Sega sent me a Sonic manicure kit, so this seemed like a good time to try it! (Thanks Mallory!) The kit came with nail designs created by Badgirlnail.


This is a surprisingly simple manicure. The rings are made by using a dotting tool to create gold polka dots wherever you’d like. Give it a minute to dry and then use a smaller dotting tool in the background color to put a dot in the middle to give it a ring appearance.

For the shoe detail nail, you could use tape like the instructions show, but I prefer to freehand using a detail brush. Paint your background, let dry, paint the stripe, let dry and then add the buckle. When you’re done with everything, top it off with a coat of top coat and you’re good to go!

Colors used:

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Rapid Red

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Go for Gold

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri In Prompt Blue

Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme White On


amiibo manicures, Nails

Silver Mario Mani

Last night I got a new nail polish and did my nails. When taking the obligatory Instagram pic, I decided to hold a Silver Mario amiibo instead of the paint bottle. I’m a big fan of the resulting image, so much so that I’ve decided to try and do a mani for all the amiibo! (Which may or may not happen because there are billions of amiibo.) Stay tuned for a bunch of Nintendo-themed manicures! I may even try my hand at a few videos to show nail art techniques.

The first amiibo mani matches Silver Mario and is three coats of Orly Mirrorball over one coat of OPI silver canvas. I used OPI Glitter Off for the base coat for the first time, so we’ll see how that turns out when I switch polishes!


Water Marbling with OPI ColorPaints

Yesterday, after seeing a video from OPI of a water marbled manicure done with their new ColorPaints line, I decided to try water marbling for the first time. Continue Reading

And Now You Know

Getting Started With The X-Files

Fox just released the first few seconds of footage from the upcoming season of The X-Files and I am SUPER JAZZED! The X-Files is one of my favorite shows of all time (I joke that my favorite genre of TV is Paranormal Procedural), and it always amazes me when people let me know that they haven’t seen any episodes. I imagine that it’s similar to Doctor Who, where newcomers are just overwhelmed by the sheer volume of episodes. With that in mind, I present my “must-see” episodes of The X-Files. Continue Reading

Hair & Beauty

The Power of Makeup

I recently caught NikkieTutorial‘s video “The Power of Makeup.” In it, she does a full face on one side of her face and leaves the other completely bare.

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