Monday, September 5, 2011

Hiatus and coupon announcement

Hi, I know I have not been writing but due to school I have to stop painting my nails...

but maybe once in awhile when there is a long break, I will return to post up something or if i paint a friend's nails I will post it up.

For now, I want to let you know that on, they have a voucher for fabulous nails nail polish and it's free for first time users because signing up gives you a $10 credit and the nail polish is $7.50.

If you like please click on my link to bring you to the site

Friday, June 17, 2011

Weekly Nail Blog Round Up

Week 12!

anyone playing it girl on facebook? I just started literally 7 hours ago and how I am hooked! but I need more people in my clique so if you play too, maybe we can join each other's clique?

Grace was inspired by Cosmo to create this cute summer manicure 

Ladyluck had fun with her French manicure 

Sharon created a holographic leopard design 

The Nail Addict tested and reviewed P2 crackle 

Stacie freestyled with black, blue and holographic polishes 

Claire was inspired by her Swatch watch 

Sarah stamped a stylized pastel peacock design 

Lena watched the trends for summer

Pink Wednesday was rosey for Jen 

Ari entered a competition 

That’s so fresh stamped on China Glaze yellow polka dot bikini 

Lingling announced the winners of her contest

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Polar Nail Art

Hi everyone! I have another entry to show, this is for spooky's animalistic nail art contest  and  I ask that you check it out (there are so many amazing entries). If you do like my design, please vote for me (polar by ari), voting ends on 6/26.

It was sort of inspired by Thor, I wanted to do a multicolored aurora (like the rainbow bridge) but as I added the 2nd color, it was losing it's effect so I left it as is, still nice but I wanted more color. I later added animals and an eskimo so that it would fit the contest theme. 

please note that on my ring finger it is a seal and not a fish... 

I know I said I was going to show my prize for the contest I won but I didn't have time to take a picture with natural day light to go with the entry, sorry!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Franken: Erio + Nail Art

Sorry for the double post but I wanted to show my entry to Lingling's franken contest, which I won a prize from because there were only 3 entries and 3 prizes, I won prize 3! I really liked this entry and  hope you all do too!

It was kind of hard to capture the base color...

My inspiration was from Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko's Erio. I was captivated by her appearance in the first episode and thought this was the perfect inspiration for this contest.

The concept of this design is Erio wrapped in her mattress and in her mind she is thinking about aliens. That is why she is drawn in the opposite direction.

If you don't understand what I am talking about, don't worry not everyone is into anime.

Next time I am going to show what I got from Leanne from Do not Freeze, I was coming up with a design to go with it but as you can already see, I have been putting the nail pens to good use. 

Weekly Nail Blog Round Up

Week 11 of the weekly nail blog round up!

Sarah created a psychedelic design using konad plate

Jen created a pretty design using China Glaze for Audrey

Claire tested out OPI's Glam Slam! Spark de Triomphe & White Shatter

Stacie was inspired by Cath Kidston Strawberry Oilcloth

Sharon had the blues

Ladyluck tried her hand at Cherry Blossoms

The Nail Addict created a summer manicure

Ari created a wedding manicure

(twitter for #FF: @kawaiinailart, @toptwentynails, @EmilysNailFiles, @pamperedbygrace, @moondancerjen, @nicnacksnails; @beautybytheresa 

Monday, June 6, 2011

McCafe Inspired

To be honest, I am a fan of McDonald and it's one of the place I frequent most when eating lunch at school (I can't help it, it's cheap).

So for Swaafie's inspiration contest, it just turned out to be my first time trying the Strawberry lemonade and because I like the color of the drink so much, I based my inspiration on it.

Sorry it's a bit messy I did this design on my right hand, but it proves that this is easy to do :)

So if you haven't checked it out already, look at the other entries and if you like mine also (you can vote for 3 entries) please vote for me :D

If you already did, thank you!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Wedding Blues

I once again entered a nail art contest, this is what summer does to me, it gives me more time to enter contests! Anyways, this contest is for Miss80Million's designer's choice nail art contest. So anything goes!

If you like my entry, please go to the link provided and vote for me #20 :D

Thanks for checking out my video!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Spaced Out


Today I want to show a franken I did for Kitties26's make your own franken contest. My entry is #19's spaced out :D

Spaced Out

Any Sailor Moon fans? I wanted my franken to be a subtle background for my Sailor Moon inspired nail art, which I may or may not continue at a later date.

If you like my franken, please vote for me. But also check out the other entries!

Speaking of frankens, did you enter LingLing's franken contest? It ends on the 7th and the prizes are so cute! I already entered but because of the rules, I can't show it until after the 7th. 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Weekly Nail Blog Round Up

It's been 10 weeks running and if you haven't checked out these awesome nail bloggers, you should :D

Emily showed us how to do her fantastic tiger design

Grace showed us her amazing Jessie J inspired manicure

Sharon water marbled with some awesome holographic polishes

Ari tried out Sephora by OPI silver shatter

Finally introducing Alhrayth’s blog

(twitter for #FF: @kawaiinailart, @toptwentynails, @EmilysNailFiles, @pamperedbygrace, @moondancerjen, @nicnacksnails; @beautybytheresa 

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Blasted Silver

Today I am going to review and swatch Sephora by OPI new crackle/shatter collection called Blasted. Currently the collection comes in black, gold and silver, I only have the silver one because I always wanted a silver. Retail for $9.50

Both pictures are layered over 2 coats of Essie's exposure.

with top coat
 Because of the glitter, I have to say it dries to shiny.

with matte coat
Blasted must be applied to a completely dried nail. If not it will not work as well. Base color Essie's Geranium without a topcoat

I cannot compare it with OPI's shatter since I don't own a bottle but I do think the formula and the effect is very good. Because I have an easier access in to Sephora by OPI, I would buy this product again, especially if there are more colors.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Weekly Nail Blog Round Up

 Today is another week of the weekly nail blog round up and I made a permanent spot! So I have to work hard on continuing to post new designs every week :D

I have a wedding to attend this weekend so I will post up the nail design I did for it on a later date, until then, have a good day everyone!

The Nail Addict created this juicy water marble design

Grace was inspired by Lagerfeld to create this design

Nic was absolutely besotted with Absolutely Alice

Jen let her sunny disposition show with her new Zoya

Theresa explains exactly what Shellac and Gelish semi-permanent polishes are

Avast me hearties! Claire tried out OPI pirates’ collection and the wicked silver shatter

Ari use pastels for a cute nail art manicure

 Twitter for follow Friday : #FF @kawaiinailart, @toptwentynails, @EmilysNailFiles, @pamperedbygrace, @moondancerjen, @nicnacksnails

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Pastel Cute

Hi again!

I love summer because I have more free time but I am looking for a job atm... Haven't worked in a year so don't really feel like working again but oh well, I need the money :D

As some of you have noticed I finally figured out how to use blog roll and change the design of my blog, finally taking a step up from noob status. But the header is from a One Piece doujinshi... don't remember the name but it was in Japanese so it's not on my computer anymore. But I actually wanted to do this design on my nails so I kept this page but it looks so much better as my header :D

I am once again doing a nail art contest on Youtube for Mimimemeko's pastel nail art contest. I love pastel colors so I really enjoyed coming up with a design to match this theme. I dubbed this design Pastel Cute because I think anything pastel is cute so even if my design ain't that cute, at least the name says it's cute. (LOL)

Video and pic under cut...

On a giveaway side note:

To support another college student blogger and earn me extra points, head to her blog, which her blog is called the college students nails (so cute) and join in her giveaway which ends at 175 followers. At the time of this entry it is at 152, so head there soon!

Hello Kitty stamping plate and stamping kit, great start up kit

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Fishing Around

Hi everyone!

I wanted to post my entry to Frostingqueenie's four elements nail art contest which I now call fishing around, took me days to come up with a name but I did :)

The contest is to create some that has to do with the 4 elements - wind, water, fire and earth. All the contest rules are on the video, so if you're interested, check it out.

There are a lot of amazing entries so check those out too. I especially like professionalDQ's fire creature (totally reminded me of Calcifer from Howl's Moving Castle, yes I am a huge Hayao Miyazaki fan) and Iluvminehard's fire breathing dragon, it is too realistic for words to describe.

I have received my package from Leanne but because of my currently out of battery camera, I will have to post up what I got later. Maybe even with a new nail art to celebrate me trying out Supreme Nail Art pen for the first time. But I absolutely am thankful to Leanne for the pens and she even added extra nail art goodies. How awesome is that!!

And have you checked out Lingling's contest? Super creative idea of using franken. Thanks to that I did make a franken and am currently thinking of a nail art to go with it. I would post up the franken but one of the rules is to not post up anything related to the contest before it ends. So please look out for it after June 7.

Friday, May 13, 2011

...Happiness is just on the horizon

I am so happy that I am done with finals but am now finishing up on super late assignments... but I wanted to change my nails since I didn't do so for 1 week, a record! So here is the look, super bright for summer but a black shatter for me having to do hw.

Weekly Nail Blog Round Up

LingLing recommended me to join this and I did. Awesome idea and it's an honor to be listed with all these amazing blog users!
Here's to my first entry!!
The Nail Addict created a gorgeous water marble design
Jen celebrated pink Wednesday in style
Emily must be looking forward to carnival
Grace went wild
Theresa reversed the French in black and silver
Stacie painted her nails to match her dotty 50’s dress
Claire used Fimo clay flowers
Sharon is having a great giveaway
Lady Luck wore her hearts on her nails
AJ used her BM plates to create a cool herringbone pattern
Shella was inspired by a Japanese nail art design
LingLing is having a great competition
And finally introducing Ari she is new to blogging 
If you would like to be involved in future round ups contact Stacie at
 Twitter for follow Friday : #FF @kawaiinailart, @toptwentynails, @EmilysNailFiles,@pamperedbygrace@moondancerjen, @nicnacksnails, @beautybytheresa,

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


I have always wanted to do a strawberry design but was holding out till summer, because it matches my bathing suit, and now that it is summer, I finally did my version of strawberry. Doesn't it look good enough to eat?


This is my first post here. I didn't want to make a blog but I wanted some place to have all my nail art in one place and available to others.

This is sort of an extension from my livejournal so I keep the name sweet delights because besides nail related stuffs, I might add other things which interest me.

Other things I love besides nail art are anime, manga, Japanese drama and anything cute.

So if you have the same interest, follow and read my blog :)

Forgot to mention, I also have a youtube channel: hotgimmick12. I only have a few video up but check it out if you have time.