Inspiration for me often comes from sources outside my own imagination. Think about all the beautiful (or not so beautiful) things you see day in and day out. What would work on your nails? Do you have the right colors for what you want to create? Is there a stamping plate with the perfect design, or will you have to try your hand at freehand? So many opportunities for inspiration brush us each day, whether seeing a beautiful outfit on your favorite celebrity or picking up the garbage the dog strew all over the floor.
I want to make your inspiration events a little easier to deal with, and introduce you to Colourlovers.com. Internet artists from around the world submit color palettes, color swatches, and patterns free for use in the public domain. Get inspired and show me what you come up with!
Currently, my blog’s header is using a background I downloaded from Colourlovers called pat by florc.
My family is great. My sister started a nail blog first, and is really the one who turned me onto the whole nail polish art thing, and in particular, Konad.
My mom just linked me this site, which is a new take on the newspaper print nail art you may have seen. The ladies over at The Hybrid Chick, a mainly paper crafting blog, were clever and creative in coming up with the idea of nail art through scrapbooking paper! GENIUS! And the results speak for themselves.
I know I’ll be trying it. I’ve been dying to find a good damask print in the Konad plates or Bundle Monster plates, so maybe this will be the solution I’ve been looking for.
Also, as a side note, if you’re thinking about buying some Bundle Monster plates or other products, feel free to use the coupon code I got in the mail from the haul I just got. Type in “thanks” at checkout and get 15% off.
In addition to the love of painting and designing my nails, I’ve also always loved designing graphical work. Remember LiveJournal? I had a design request community there where people could request graphics they wanted made. I only had Paint Shop Pro back then, but I’ve recently upgraded to Photoshop and I’d like to share this with you all. I’ve had a good amount of experience, but it’s always good to get more practice, so I’m offering up a gift.
All new followers can request one free graphic from me, just for following my blog. That’s it!
So if you’re interested, feel free to request one at this page here. (You can also access this link by clicking on the “New Follower Gift” link at the top of my blog.)
Feel free to tell your friends about it too.
I can’t wait to see what people request and test my skills to meet their needs.
So I’ve been looking at other nail blogs and other girls’ nails, and they always seem so long and thick. (Oh god…THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID!…Couldn’t help myself.) At work, I Googled a quick query of “natural nail thickener” and came across this site. One of the major things I took away from it was that nails benefit from biotin.
WTF is biotin? It’s in cauliflower, and it’s good for hair, nails and rhino horns alike. I am not a fan of cauliflower, and I don’t feel like eating it EVERY day to strengthen my nails or my rhino horn. So…to Wikipedia! Turns out, biotin supplements are available at most pharmacies.
So consider adding that to your daily vitamin regiment.