Nail Art: Accidental Love

In 3 weeks, the whole world will be celebrating Valentine's Day. I am secretly a big fan. Receiving flowers always make my heart skip a beat. I can't remember the last time I got flowers, but I can remember the last time I adorn my nails with florals and hearts to celebrate the day of hearts. I still don't know what Valentine's nail art I'll be actually wearing on the 14th of February. But perhaps I can start sharing with you a few ideas and hopefully you'll get some inspiration for your nails.

Take a look at this:

Accidental Love Nail Art Design by Simply Rins

Nail Art: Fantastical Sponged

Clearly, I can't get enough of Deborah Lippmann Fantastical Collection from 2014. I've already tried water marbling using the set, and now I'd like to share a simple sponge manicure using 3 colors from the collection. This is easier to do than water marble and I think this technique could result to more possibilities.

The one I will be sharing today is the outcome of swiping the sponge once from one side of the nail to the other. Here it is:

Fantastical Sponged Nail Art Design by Simply Rins

Deborah Lippmann Fantastical Collection (2014)

Before anything else ... HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone!

I'll be starting the new year with a swatch and review post of Deborah Lippmann Fantastical Collection 2014. I wanted to publish this before the end of 2014, but I wasn't able to. But if you can remember, I used the collection for a nail art feature which I actually wore during my short vacation. I called it Fantastical New Year 2015.

There are 6 shades in this 2014 Holiday collection and most of them are really sheer. Some are fantastic for layering! Are you ready?

Deborah Lippmann Fantastical Collection (2014)

Nail Art: Fantastical New Year 2015

I will just have to say what has been said more than a million times ... time flies! In a matter of days, we will be welcoming a new year! I am currently rushing as I still need to finish packing for an out of town trip. This would be the second time that I'll be celebrating New Year far from home. Regardless if I have a very persistent cold, I am bound to go somewhere in the north. Of course I cannot just leave without a nail art to celebrate the coming year. ;)

I did some marbling (yes, I did!) and the results were magical:

Fantastical New Year Nail Art Design by Simply Rins

Nail Art: Spot the Christmas Tree

It's Christmas Day in less than 24 hours in my part of the world and although I'm feeling under the weather for quite awhile, I can't resist not having to share at least one more Christmas nail art design. Since the previous one was red themed, I figured I should do something green for a traditional color match.

The concept was rather simple -- different sizes and green shades of polka dots. But I decided to add a twist. The title is a giveaway. Take a look at the results:

Spot the Christmas Tree Nail Art Design by Simply Rins

Nail Art: Christmas Wrapper

It's 12 days before Christmas and I am slacking on my holiday inspired nail art designs. Crazy things have been happening lately and well, I'm spending a lot of my time with Floozie (my cat) and her 4 kittens which are all growing too fast! And then of course, there was the storm that hit my country last week and the weather was gloomy for several days. But the sun is up, I've got my mood back, and finally had time to do my nails!

This Christmas nail art was inspired by a simple concept -- gift wrappers. I wanted my nails to look as if it was wrapped. I also wanted something easy to paint. In the end, I loved how it turned out and I'm hoping that you'll like it too. Take a look:

Christmas Wrapper Nail Art Design by Simply Rins

CND Modern Folklore Collection + Nail Art

For about a year, I was almost exclusively just using one brand of nail polish. But I guess it is impossible for most (me included) to be loyal to one. Polishing your nails should be fun and there are a lot of amazing brands that offer variety of nail lacquers for us to enjoy! And I am particularly excited to share with you my first manicure and nail art experience with CND (Creative Nail Design, Inc.) nail polishes.

The CND Vinylux Weekly Polish was designed to last for 7 days without basecoat. Yes, without basecoat. The company claims that it has a patent-pending ProLight Technology, which is responsible for making the polish last on your nails for at least a week. Exposure to natural light activates this technology and promises that instead of making your manicure look dull it will promote durability the longer you wear it.

CND Modern Folklore Collection

Nailing Your School Spirit (UAAP Nail Art)

My Google Alerts failed me and I missed to get a copy of the newspaper and I am sorry that I also failed to inform you about it. Last 08 November 2014, Saturday, the Philippine Daily Inquirer published my UAAP (University Athletics Association of the Philippines) nail art designs. They only featured 2 schools. I made a nail design for each of the participating schools. But I still need to ask them if it would be fine to publish the others here on my blog before doing so. Once I get the heads up, I'll update this post to share the rest of the designs.

For now, here's a screenshot of the digital copy: