Blue Morpho-Butterfly Nail Tutorial: Inspire a Change in Destiny!!

Blue Morpho-Butterfly Nail Tutorial- inspired by my tattoo’s anniversary!

Morning Rant….

Well, my morning started off all wrong…  I workout every Tue/Thurs/Sat morning [with my AMAZING all ladies workout group!!], but this morning I woke up- got dressed- had my green tea with a pre-workout energy powder- then walked out to my car to find that it was dead!!  And I live in an apartment building so naturally cars were along side of me, so even if I did wake my hubby up to come jumpstart me- he couldn’t because there was no way to get his hood next to mine!! So, since there is no chance of me sleeping this morning due to me being ready and excited for my workout which will not happen till Saturday… I decided to do a nail tutorial for you all!!

Morpho Legend and Symbolism….

This tutorial is inspired by my back piece that I have now had for 2 years!!! Wow time flies….  I have 5 Morpho-Butterflies that fly up my back, one for each of the women in my family [grandma, mother, sister, sister, and myself].  The legend of the Morpho-Butterfly is that- if you are lucky enough to see one, your destiny will be changed!!  I decided to make my butterflies Morpho because all the women in my family are fiercely independent, ridiculously opinionated [sometimes shamefully so…], and some of the strongest women I know…  My life is completely shaped by them,and they have all changed my destiny.  I hope that I will be a Morpho is someone’s life too.

Supplies You’ll Need:

-Nail Growth Miracle [WalMart]

-Jesse’s Girl JulieG Collection [RiteAid]

-Migi Nail Art Pens [MigiNailArt]

-Revlon Acrylic Nail Hard Top Coat [Target]

STEP 1: Put on your base coat- the Nail Growth Miracle strengthener.  This will no only act as a base coat, holding all of your nail art in place, but will also increase the health of your nails.  Keep them firm and growing!

STEP 2: Put on a layer of Jesse’s Girl blue nail polish.  This nail polish is called “Girls Night Out” and it is from the JulieG Collection!!  Julie has a great line of nail polish colours out and the quality is great- especially for such a great price!  You can find these items at Rite-Aid.

STEP 3: With your black Migi pen draw a diagonal line on the tips of all of your finger nails, and fill it in.  I find that it is best to look at a picture of the end product so that you know what each step is aiming to be!!

STEP 4: Now from the base of the LEFT of your nail draw a curving line up till about a quarter the way up the other side of your nail, like so…

STEP 5: Draw 3 lines from the bottom line to the top diagonal, then round out the edges so the negative space looks more oval-like.

STEP 6: Let everything dry for about 15 minutes and then come back to put the finishing touches on.  Take your white Migi pen and create dots in random order on the top diagonal.

STEP 7: Let your masterpiece set for another 20 minutes- just to be safe- and then proceed with your top coat!!

I hope you will be inspired by your Blue Morpho nails to positively change the destiny of someone you today- or even just your own!!

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Hey everyone!! BIG NEWS!!  I have been getting a really positive response from reader in all FOUR of my blogs!!  Didn’t know I had four blogs?  Well, I most certainly do…

1.) Beauty and More

2.) Fitness and More

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and finally…

4.) DIY and More

 

Well, this Miss Moore is COMBINING ALL of her blogs INTO ONE!!  Tracking who visits where- I saw lots of people starting out in DIY and hoping over to Beauty and then tracing back to Fitness, and so on…  And while that is great for me [so glad you all enjoy my posts!], and great for you [so glad you come back for MORE!]; I want to make it less of a hassle for my readers.  I have a couple readers who subscribed to multiple blogs- and that is just a lot of e-mail to get every time a new blog has a new post!!

 

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Halloween Nail Art Designs without Nail Salon Prices

Seasonal Spike in Nail Art Demand-

Nail salons apparently have booking business around Prom & Formal season, Wedding season, and… who knew- but Halloween!!  I was completely shocked to find out that ladies & girls go in for Halloween nail art designs!!  Buuut I suppose  a Mother-Daughter day should consist of some fun seasonal girl-time.

So- instead of going and paying nail salon prices, and being temped with acrylic and gel nails [which tare up your nail beds for weeks, if not months!!]- stick at home and have some thriftier fun!!

Supplies Needed:

 

If you don’t have these, here ya go:

Criss-Cross Nail Platelet M57

2 Sided Nail Stamp

Migi Nail Art Set #101

NYX Matte Nail Polish “White”

Jesse’s Girl Nail Polish JulieG Collection “Mermaids Lagoon”

Nail Design Tutorial:

1.) Paint a Base Coat & primary nail polish colour evenly on all nails

2.) Use your KONAD Nail stamp & platelet to create a crisscross pattern on your ring finger- mine is obviously messy & that is okay!!

3.)  Take your BLACK Migi Nail Art Pen and test it on a piece of paper before you use it on your nails!!  Make sure it doesn’t shoot out unexpectedly

4.)  With your Migi Nail Art Pen create a black circle on the lower half of your nail

5.)  Draw 4 legs on each side of the circle all curving downward

6.)  Draw a straight line from the center of your spider up to the top of the nail [this would be a good time to cover up any mistakes you made with the nail stamp, as best you can anyway- it doesn’t make much of a difference!!]

7.) Take your WHITE Migi Nail Art pen & put two white dots, as close as you can to each other without making them connect

8.) Lastly, Use your BLACK Migi Nail Art pen to create 2 black specs- one in each eye!!

and VOILA… Scary Nails!!

Perfect for any family or friend girl time!!

Breast Cancer Awareness Nail Tutorial

October is the month of Breast Cancer Awarness.  Ring a bell?…

SAVE THE TA TAS!!

As much of a cute slogan that is…  breast cancer awareness is incredibly important- and way beyond a “trend”.  I have seen a handful of people sporting the pink ribbon without actually knowing about breast cancer and the process…  I’m sure EVERYONE in the United States knows someone who can had to deal with breast cancer- either personally, or with a friend or family member.  It is important to be truly aware of the disease- if affects physically and emotionally, as well its lasting affects & possible cures.

Of course not everyone will be an expert on the matter- but at least know something.  That way, when people see you sporting the pink ribbon, if they have any questions you will have answers!!

Visit here to learn about Breast Cancer 

So– onto our makeup tutorial.  Well, actual nail tutorial- which I have been doing a lot of recently so I promise to switch it back to cosmetics soon!

However, in order to show people that you not only care about women and our fight in the battle of breast cancer, but you also know a thing or two about the cause- WE WEAR THE RIBBON!!

OPI Nail Lacquer came out with a Breast Cancer Awareness nail polish that is called “Pink of Hearts”.  The colour is a soft pink & sits smoothly on the nails with a silky finish.  The bottle is the same as all other OPI nail polishes expect that it has pink breast cancer ribbons all over top of the handle.

The Breast Cancer Ribbon nails I created are adorable, simple, easy to do, and take very little time- just my kind of nails!  I created this look with The OPI Nail Lacquer as the bottom colour as well as Migi Nail Art Set #101 that contains 8 colours in 4 pens [matte].

The pends have an easy art pen on one side that allows you to do intricate designs, and the reverse side has a regular polish brush.

Tutorial:

Pain all nails with OPI “Pink of Hearts” nail lacquer- about 2 coats should do the trick!  Wait till nails harden and dry!  Then take the White/Pink Migi Nail Art pen and use to pink side to create a cursive “L” [the ribbon shape] at a slanted angle on your ring finger.  Then flip pen over and use the white to give a 3D depth- SEE PICTURE.

Then on all other 4 nails, with the pen- paint a white line horizontally across your nails.  Then repeat the same thing with the pink pen, and draw the same line a centemeter UNDER the pink- leaving a small gap where the OPI breast cancer colour is shown.

What you get in the end is a pink and white  blast of Breast Cancer Awareness PRIDE!!

Leopard Print Nails- KONAD Animal Print Nail Stamp

Last review I did on MAC Lip Balm I had on Leopard nails!  I received multiple e-mails asking me how to get that look!  So today I break down how easy and amazing this product is that I use: It is a nail stamp from WowSoCool.com!

The brand is called KONAD and I have links at the bottom for you.  Check out the videos to see my review of the product & the how-to on painting leopard nails!!

Leopard Platelet [M57 KONAD]

French Nail Platelet [M19 KONAD]

Two Sided Stamp & Scrapper