Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Polka Dot Nails

Polka Dot Nails

Polka Dot Nails have been something I wanted to try ever since I saw the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Strips in White & Pink Dots. However, I was so discouraged by the price tag! That's when I decided to try to recreate the design myself. I found a set of nail dotting tools from ebay for under $3! It took a few weeks to arrive, but it was well worth the wait!

Polka Dot Nails

At first, I was very hesitant and a bit nervous to do a polka dot design on myself, knowing my perfectionist tendencies. But I gotta say, it was extremely easy!

Here's what you need:

Avon Nail Polish

I always use the Avon Cuticle Gel to soften my cuticles and just moisturize the skin around my nails for a clean, manicured look. Then I do a coat of the color that I want. This time, I chose Avon's Nailwear Empower Pro, which is a Navy Blue [*sidenote: proceeds from the purchase of this nail polish was donated to victims of Domestic Violence ]. After letting the polish dry, I used Avon's Nailwear pro in Vintage Blue [one of my faves!] for dotting. I pulled out the brush and let it drip onto a canvas, in this case, I just used a cardboard box. Then I used the dotting tool to soak up as much polish on it as I could. The dotting tool needs to have enough polish so that it will make a perfect circle when you apply it. Then I just started dotting away, reapplying polish on the dotting tool as I went. After letting dry for a bit, I applied a top coat. [Beware of smudging!] Finally, 10 seconds after applying the top coat, I used Avon Nail Experts Liquid Freeze Quick Dry Spray *works wonders & smells great!*

Here are some dotting designs:

Polka Dot Finger Nails & Toe Nails

I used the smaller end for some extra small dots on my toes

Polka Dot Toe Nail Design

Polka Dot Nail Design

Voila! You're done! It was so quick and easy, I'm going to have to do it again and again. Not to mention all the compliments I got on it. =)

Until next time...

<3 Laydee Love

Monday, July 9, 2012

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Happy Shopping!
<3 Laydee Love

Monday, July 2, 2012

Shopper Chic

Happy 4th of July!

bag . Nine & Co by Nine West

<3  Laydee Love <3

photos by Jonathan Lam

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

E3 2012 Fashion

E3 is a yearly expo for everything the gaming industry has to offer, a 3-day event filled with new games to new consoles. From the introduction of the Nintendo Wii U to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, it is a fun event for all ages!

I was given the opportunity to go on the last day and it was fantastic! In fact, I got lots to show for it!

E3 2012 Swag
Items available for purchase! Just check out the ebay store!

What I'd really like to talk about is the fashion at E3! There are some really great fashion ideas that come from this gamer's paradise!

This World of Warplanes Pilot is an easy outfit to put together! 

A body con dress, a short sleeve cropped cardigan, and aviators are all you need to get your gaming boyfriend to focus on the real deal, instead of the animated ones! =P Get a real summery feel by splashing some color into this outfit.
cropped cardigan .
color block pumps .
body con dress .
clutch .
aviator sunglasses .

An Alien vs Predator marine jumpsuit can be empowering and sexy!

Take a feminine twist on the jumpsuit by choosing a light colored one. Add other pastel colors to make the outfit pop! This Hampton style look will definitely turn heads!
jumpsuit .
nail polish .
fedora .
necklace .
handbag .
sandals .
bracelet .

For the daring...
Recreate a Tekken Inspired look with just a few simple pieces.

A Chinese floral print top and simple lace skirt will do the trick. To really update the look, follow the thigh high stocking trend paired with some Jeffrey Campbell Litas. Adding a knuckle ring clutch will really keep up with that kick-ass look! Finally, you can bust out your red lipstick and some creative eye makeup to complete the effect.
chinese print top .
lace skirt .
thigh high stockings .
knuckle ring clutch . Alexander McQueen
Jeffrey Campbell Lita "inspired" boots .

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