Saturday, September 22, 2012

ANNOUNCEMENT: I've moved! I am now at As Told By Demi

Hi lovelies! I wanted to inform you that I have made the switch to a new blog name. It is easier to remember, say and recognize as a nail blog!

As Told By Demi is now my domain and where I will be posting my nails and such!

Here are ALL of the places you will be able to find me:

www.astoldbydemi.com
www.facebook.com/AsToldByDemi
www.pinterest.com/AsToldByDemi
@AsToldByDemi_  - Instagram and Twitter
demis.nails.tumblr

Please go follow the new blog and like the new page! I <3 you all!

<3 Demi

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

31DC2012 - Day 19: Galaxies

Oooh! I love galaxy nails. However, everyone else seems to do them better than me. When I first started doing my nails again (last August), I tried them and loved the look, but I had horrible nails and cuticles. You can see my old ones here

I'm not satisfied with these, however, they suffice! The glitter is more apparent IRL. :D





Polishes used:
Maybelline Color Show Twilight Rays
China Glaze Pink Voltage
Sation Tardy Tart
Sinful Colors Firefly
Cult Nails Toxic Seaweed
Sinful Colors Pearl Harbor
OPI Alpine Snow

Sponge, dotter tool

Enjoy!
Demi

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

31DC2012 - Day 18: Half Moons

Hello lovelies! Today's mani was a first for me! I had never done a half moon mani up until this morning. I couldn't find hole reinforcers for the LIFE of me, so I had to make do with labeling dots. =/ 

I like the look, but I like it more on longer nails. 




Polishes used:
Nail-Aid Ultra Fast Growth
A England Lady of the Lake 
Sation Tardy Tart
Anise Smouldering Eyes
Hong Kong Girl 

Enjoy!
Demi

Monday, September 17, 2012

31DC2012 - Day 17: Glitter

Hello! I'm finally caught up with blog posts. Woohoo!

I took a little trip to Seattle over the weekend to see some friends and to go to the Puyallup (state) fair! I had such a good time. If you follow me on Instagram, you saw the animal pics and the cupcake pictures from hello, cupcake in Tacoma, WA. Mmm. 


A few stores down from hello, cupcake is a store called Purple Peacock. It has an array of gorgeous jewelry and handmade items. One display had butter LONDON. While over priced, I really wanted to try them all because I hadn't had a chance to, EVER. I ended up wanting them all, mostly Snog, Slapper, Trout Pout and The Black Knight. I went with the latter. 

Here are the pics for glitter day! 




It is absolutely stunning. I love it!


Enjoy!
Demi




Sunday, September 16, 2012

31DC2012 - Day 16: Tribal Print Nails

Hello! I know that you all see the tribal prints often enough. I did some bright neon ones awhile back here and some warm toned ones here.

For these tribal print nails, I decided to some random ones, mixing the usual and then totem pole figures! Check 'em out!

Oh, and every color beside the white and black used for this mani were previously untried, thanks to a cool grab bag I purchased from The TraceFace Philes






Polishes used:
No base
Brilliant Nails Soft Nougat 
China Glaze Mahogany Magic
Julep Gunta
Sinful Colors Firefly
Bettina Resort Mojito
Megan Miller Roja
OPI Alpine Snow
Wet n Wild Black Creme

Enjoy!
Demi




Saturday, September 15, 2012

31DC2012 - Day 15: Delicate Print

The delicate print I ended up doing for this day was the ever popular "lace/corset" print. I did this awhile back, but didn't like it then. Here is take two! 




Polishes used:
Nail-Aid Ultra Fast Growth
Cult Nails Devious Nature
Wet n Wild Black Creme
Hong Kong Girl

Enjoy!
Demi




Friday, September 14, 2012

31DC2012 - Day 14: Flowers

Hi! I wanted to do something simple for my flowers. This is what I came up with! 
I used a striping brush and a dotter tool for the art. 




Polishes used:
Nail-Aid Ultra Fast Growth 
OPI Gargantuan Green Grape - Matte
RBL Bikini Bottom
Sation Drama Doll
Sheswai fuckyeah
Bettina Resort Mojito
HK Girl

Enjoy! 
Demi

Thursday, September 13, 2012

31DC2012 - Day 13: Animal Print

Hi! I received Sheswai's fuckyeah in the mail today and I am absolutely in love. I think this now comes in as one of my top polishes, if not my favorite. I have to warn you though, these pics are not color accurate. IRL, fuckyeah is so bright it positively glows!

It is a deeper purple IRL. Perfect formula. Typical neon matte. 




I used HK Girl for the topcoat. 

I bought fuckyeah with my own money from BeautyPopShop. Sheswai has discontinued the NAME of this polish. It is now known as hot damn! It will still be the same color. Check out Sheswai here. The polishes retail for $16.

Enjoy!
Demi

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

31DC2012 - Day 12: Stripes

Hello! I have some simple stripes to show you! I used two Sinful Colors that are new to me. Nirvana and Island Coral.


I threw some white rose-type flower on my ring finger!



Enjoy!
Demi

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

31DC2012 - Day 11: Polka Dots

In remembrance of September 11th, 2001
<3




Used: 
OPI Alpine Snow
Zoya Robyn
Zoya Sookie
Wet n Wild Black Creme
Hong Kong Girl Topcoat
Big Dotter/Small Dotter

Remember.
Demi

Monday, September 10, 2012

31DC2012 - Day 10: Gradient Nails

Today I have a type of mani to show you that looks amazing when done right. However, I struggle with gradients like I struggle with water marbling. =/ They never turn out as beautiful as The Nailasaurus' or Chalkboard Nails.' 

I went with a purple gradient with two untried polishes! I chose Sinful Colors Fig and Winterberry. I looked for Winterberry EVERYWHERE and I finally found it when I stopped looking. Go figure, right?

I threw on some leopard because I haven't done it in awhile. VoilĂ ! 




Enjoy!
Demi

Sunday, September 9, 2012

31DC2012 - Day 9: Rainbow Nails

Hi! Today I have some very colorful polka dot nails to show you for day 8! 

At first, I was just going to do a simple skittle mani with red, orange, yellow, green and blue. After I finished that, I decided to add polka dots of each color on each nail! It turned out very vibrant. 
I used my trusty Zoyas to complete this manicure. 
Red: Sookie, Orange: Arizona, Yellow: Pippa, Green: Midori and Blue: Robyn





Saturday, September 8, 2012

31DC2012 - Day 8: Metallic Nails

Hi! I couldn't figure out what to do with my nails for this day, so I just went with random dots!
I used two Anise polishes. The copper is called Wildcat and the grey is called Smouldering Eyes.




Enjoy!
Demi

*These polishes were won in a giveaway sponsored by Anise.*

Friday, September 7, 2012

31DC2012 - Day 7: Black & White

Hello! Happy Day 7!

I recently ordered mini bottles of Pretty & Polished's Halloween set. One of the polishes is a black jelly with white bar and hex glitter. It is called "Them Bones." I used this and OPI Alpine Snow (along with a fan brush and black polish) to create this look.




Enjoy!
Demi



Thursday, September 6, 2012

31DC2012 - Day 6: Violet (or Purple) Nails

Hi! You know...every time I see the word Violet, I think of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory and the line, "Violet, you're turning violet!" Heh.

I used A England Lady of the Lade and Sation Tardy Tart for this. No nail art, just a simple mani with an accent finger.




Look! I'm also wearing my first nail polish ring, made by the creator of Sea Lore polishes. Andrina was used! Pretty, eh?


Enjoy!
Demi




Wednesday, September 5, 2012

31DC2012 - Day 5: Blue Nails

Hello! Today I have Deborah Lippmann's Across the Universe to show you, as well has some very tiny nubbins of mine!

I realized that I have to use computers in 3 of the four classes I have at school, and that adds up to a lot of germs, plus I can't type with long nails!

I decided to nubbinize for now! On my own terms. :D

Oh! Also, I used the Elmer Glue technique with this mani, and taking it off was SO EASY. I may not hate glitter anymore after this. 0_0




Enjoy!
Demi