So I decided to pursue another love of mine which is making jewelry, I had always made bracelets for my kids and redesigned broken jewelry of mine so I decided to open my own easy shop. Currently I will be selling 2 different styles of bracelets in an array of different options. Below I will put images of the bracelets I have made and the different color options along with prices. I hope everyone checks out my little shop until next time God Bless <3
My Etsy Link: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Nelliesbracelets
Chan Luu inspired beaded wrap bracelet $10.00
Bead colors available gold, rose gold, silver, and dark bronze
It's been a tough couple of days for me since my grandmother died last friday morning, I still miss her sooo much but I know she is where there is no pain and I was blessed to have had a great relationship with her with wonderful memories. So final today I felt inspired to do my second design wheel after doing a manicure on my 6 yr old daughter Noelle featuring her favorite character Tamama from a Japanese cartoon called " Sgt. Frog". below are the images, hope you guys get inspired too. Until next time GOD BLESS :)
Noelle's manicure with Tamama on the ring finger and thumb.
Color on other nails is China Glaze "Love's a Beach"
This past weekend my lil sister was visiting from Florida and we decided to check out Bed, Bath, and Beyond because I haven't been there since the store added cosmetics, I purchased 2 new nail polishes from Revlon and Sally hanson. We then decided to drive over to my local Walmart where I picked up a new spring color for my gel nail kit which I was so excited because I usually get them from CVS where its more expensive and I saved $3 woohoo lol. I also got a Revlon lip color in "Violet Fenzy". Finally yesterday I had to go to walgreens and I picked up Ardell's new special occasion collection lashes in "Fairytale" and a Sinful colors nail polish in "Irish Green". So check out the images below :)
NEW Revlon nail art frenchmix nail enamel in "All the Rage"
Sally Hansen extreme wear nail color in "405 Coral Reef"
New Wet m Wild megablast salon nail color in "213C On a Trip"
SensationalNail gel polish in "Heirloom Lilac"
Revlon super lustrous lipstick in" 027 Violet Frenzy" and its a pearl finish
Ardell the special occasion collection in "Fairytale"
Sinful colors in "198 Irish Green"
Nail polish swatches from richt to left "On a Trip", "Coral Reef", "All the Rage"(purple and shimmery green), and "Irish Green"
So felling creative today after being stressed out the last few days, I decided to do some nail art designs for my portfolio at school. I have displayed the finished wheel below so check it out and let me know what u think :)
This video was inspired by DulceCandy's 5 minute make challenge and I thought it would be great to create my own look in under 5 minutes. Items used: Face-Bare Minerals matte powder foundation (medium tan) MAC extra dimension skinfinish (superb) Soleil tan de Chanel bronzing makeup base (bronze universel) Eyes- Maybelline color tattoo (25 bad to the bronze) Maybelline color tattoo (05 too cool) Bare Minerals loose shadow (happy) Bobbie brown lash glamour extreme lengthening mascara (black) Lips- Revlon lip butter (025 peach parfait) Brushes- Real Techinques buffing brush, stippling brush, contour brush, detailer brush.
So finally after 3 weeks of no filming I decided to do this easy pink pookadot nail tutorial. This manicure is so easy to do and is so super cute I got comments on it wherever I went. I hope everyone enjoys, let me know if anyone has any new ideas for the future and hopefully during this week I will get 2 more videos uploaded so stay tuned. Happy Memorial Day and please dont forget to say thank you to all those that serve in our armed forces :)
I wanted to get my weekend manicure out of the way and decided to change it up and instead of doing a french or all over color I would put together 2 of my favorite nude colors. I have to say I have gotten really good at painting my own nails especially the vast improvement with using the opposite hand lol which I know is hard for everyone even if you are a nail tech. I wish all the mommy's a wonderful Mother's Day :)
That week I went to the International Beauty show at NYC and Discovered this manicure set that makes the french manicure a breeze and it will last up to 1 week. The product is from Dashing Diva Professional and its called the "French wrap Manicure" it guarantee's no chipping, long lasting, and a perfect smile line every time. This kit contains 140 french wraps for short nails, 140 french wraps for long nails, brush on nail glue, base seal, fast drying top coat, pink sponge file, white broad file, customers size card, table tent, and full instructions, and its enough product for over 20 french manicures all for $36.99 from CosMoProfs lol I sound like a cheesy sales man :) I decided to try the kit out today ( and yes I brought it with my own money) and had to tell you it is the EASIEST, I applied the french nail wraps to myself in about 10 minutes so I can only imagine its going to be even easier to apply this on a customer. I am most definitely going to film a tutorial on how to apply the wraps soon but I wanted to try it first. Until the below I will post images of the packing and my finished nails, hope you check it out. God Bless and have a wonderful week <3
Today I decided to stop by Ulta to pick up the new palette by NYX inspired by Dark Shadows starring Johnny Deep, it's called The Crimson Amulet Collection. This palette comes with 24 eye shadows, 5 blushes, 1 highlighter, 4 lip glosses, 1 eye shadow base, and 1 liquid eye liner for just $24.99. This is such an mazing deal the eye shadows and blushes are soooo silky smooth, have a nice mixture of finishes, and the packing is going to be great for travel. Below I will post some pictures and swatches of this palette, please let me know if you get the NYX palette and how you like it. Until next time God Bless.
First 3 rows of shadows from right to left
Second set of shadows
Lip glosses top row, blushes and highlighter bottom row
I took advantage of Sally's buy 2 polishes get 1 free in their April ad, I brought 2 China glaze and decided to try FingerPaints magnetic nail color in "Steel of the night" retails for $6.99 which is a great price considering China glaze has the same concept but the magnet comes separate and its just as much as the nail polish @ sally's its $5.99 polish and $5.99 for magnet also Sephora has the brand nails inc. which retails for $16.99 and the packing looks exactly like the FingerPaints ( I'll post pics of both). Anyway it is basically a grey metal color and when you use the magnet you get a black wave and it works pretty well the only nail I had a problem with was the thumb but it gave a cool 3D effect and the polish is very opaque. Let me know if you try out these polishes and how they worked for you. Also let me know if anyone would like me to do a nail tutorial for youtube.com. God bless and have a wonderful week <3
fingerpaints "steel of the night" available at sally's for $6.99
nails inc. "Trafalgar Square" available at sephora for $16
So by the title you are probably thinking this post is going to be about my wedding but I fooled you or maybe I didn't, but this post is about the first wedding I've done hair for, The bride's name is Dana and I was referred to her by Erin a wonderful friend from school. I created hairstyles for 3 of her bridesmaids, the experience was fun and they are all so nice. Below I have side and back views of 2 bridesmaids unfortunately I will have to upload the 3rd later on because I wasn't able to take the picture before she left :( but the Dana said she would get me the images so Wooohooo lol. This experience was one that I won't forget and I'm so thankful for the opportunity. I pray that Dana and her husband have a wonderful and blessed marriage <3
This is the hairstyle that was similar to the third bridesmaid
So this morning I decided to give my little girls special manicures, usually once a week I polish their nails but today I decided to give them just a little something extra lol. I got these 2 nail decal wheels for Sally's beauty supply maybe about 2 months ago for around $5.99 and decided to put 1 on each ring finger. I never really thought I would be good at nails but since school at Empire I have expanded my talents and its been super fun. Anyways I thought I would share their mini manicures with you so maybe it would inspire you to try something new and it was super easy, all you need is a decal wheel and some nail glue then you have something to make your at home manicure special :)
Select a style wheels from Sally's beauty supply, left flowers, and right fruit slices.
Thaleia's nails, color essie "mademoiselle", ring finger china glaze "sweet hook", and watermelon slice nail decal.
Noelle's nails, hot ticket "I'll pink to that", ring finger china glaze "for audrey", and dark green nail flower decal.
Hey everyone just wanted to show you some of the work I did last month at school, we just finished long hair design in which we created various updos. Below the images I will provide the undo name, hope you enjoy and perhaps it will inspire you to create a hairstyle all your own :)