Thursday, June 27, 2013


Hey guys,

I have one of the Salon Perfect Neon Collision polishes to show you all today.  This one is Kaboom, it is a dupe for Ninja Polish Floam, it is a neon green and blue matte glitter polish.  I love that a drugstore brand duped such a unique and fun indie polish.  I have wanted Floam for a while but I kinda hate messing with ordering indie polishes so I just avoided getting it.  The Neon Collision collection has a bunch of different neon glitter polishes in different color combos which is great!  I got this one and Shocked (which I will show you all tomorrow probably) because they were the only two polishes that I knew I would personally wear.  When I first tried these out I didn't use a base for them, fyi big mistake, they look a million times better with a        colored polish under them.  I really love the color combo I chose for this one and I can't wait to try more.

Colors used: OPI Did It On Em' and Salon Perfect Kaboom

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Metallic Dotticure

Hey guys,

I have got something completely different for me today.  I started with a really sheer off-white base and then added metallic dots in different sizes.  I just used three different sized dotting tools for this and I placed the dots randomly on my nail.  This looks so cool to me, I love the sheer base where you can see your natural nail through it, I can't wait to try this with other colors!

Colors used: Wet N Wild 2% Milk, Orly Luxe, Rage, and Dazzle

Monday, June 24, 2013

Whimsical Gradient

Hey guys,

I was bored the other night and was randomly googling nail polish colors and came across Revlon Whimsical.  I have completely forgotten about this color for some reason and I decided I had to use it asap.  I would rate Whimsical as one of my top ten maybe even top five favorite polishes.  It looks so pretty over so many different colors and I especially love it over turquoise and blues.  For this mani I wanted to do something fun and different from some of the other Whimsical mani's I have done.  I did a gradient of purple and blue on my ring, middle and thumb, and then used just the purple on my pinky and the blue on my index finger.  I love how this turned out and the gradient with these two colors was kind of perfection.  I hope you enjoy!

Colors used: Essie In the Cab-ana, my neon franken and Revlon Whimsical

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Multi-Colored Water Spotted

Hey guys,

So when I tried the water spotted nails the other day I thought that it might be cool to see what it would look like if I did a few different colors.  This one was definitely trial and error, I had a hard time getting the color to spot at first and I was trying to use hairspray but it was not working well.  I figured out that if I did just one drop of the nail color onto the water and then sprayed with body spray I got the polish to separate better.  I did one color at a time and I thought it looked pretty cool once I was done with it.

Colors used: base, Orly Pure Porcelain, China Glaze Electric Pineapple, Sinful Colors Why Not and Bikini

Friday, June 21, 2013

Water Spotted Nails

Hey guys,

So I decided to try out the water spotted technique that everyone has been doing lately.  I  first saw this when Cute Polish on YouTube posted a video on it several months ago.  If you would like to watch the video go here.  The technique starts off very similar to water marble nails using a cup of water and dripping polish on the surface of the water.  But for this you use only one color and you will need some kind of alcohol based spray (hairspray, body spray) I used a body spray but I think next time I will try hairspray to see if I get a different result.  You drop the polish one drop at a time until it spreads over the surface of the water, I did three to four drops for each nail, after you have the polish in the cup you need to spray the surface with your alcohol based spray.  This will cause the polish to separate and that is how you get the spotted look.  This was my first time doing this and I seemed to have a hard time get the polish to actually spot, I think my water was a little to cold for one and I think I should try a different spray next time.  Anyways this was actually super easy to do and you get such a cool look from it!  Make sure you cover the skin and some of your fingers with tape or Vaseline before you do this because you will get polish all over your fingers and it is HORRIBLE to clean up.

Colors used:  Orly Royal Navy and Orly Dazzle

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Nautical Themed Nails!

Hey guys,

I have some super cute nautical nails today, I can't believe I haven't done really done these before!  This look would work well for Fourth of July as well but I think they are cute as a summertime mani period.  For my index and pinky finger I used a small dotting tool to create my polka dots, for the middle and ring I started with a white base and then used my striping tape to get the blue lines, then added a couple of little red hearts to the striped nails.  Hope you all enjoy!

Colors used: China Glaze Make Some Noise, China Glaze White on White and China Glaze Bahamian Escape

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Dandelion Nail Art

Hey guys,

I decided to try some dandelion nail art, I have seen several of these types of mani's floating around on the internet.  I got the main inspiration for this one from Pshiiit, she did one a week or two ago and I just thought it was so cute.  Mine is not as nice as hers and I need to practice this one more but I hope you enjoy it!

Colors used: Frankend Orly Space Cadet (added white it's the funnest franken to make and takes maybe a quarter of a bottle of white to make it this awesome dusty blue with copper/pink shimmer), China Glaze Kalahari Kiss and black acrylic paint

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Mosaic Madness

Hey guys,

I have an awesome combo for you all today.  I am seriously in love with this mani, I can't even handle it.  Mosaic Madness has the prettiest blue glitter too, I wish had this blue without the black, but I love it with the black too.  Anyways here are the pics....

Colors used:  Pink neon franken (any lighter neon pink will do though) and China Glaze Mosaic Madness

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Impressionist/Abstract Flowers Tutorial

Hey guys,

So while updating my blog and changing the name and everything I realized I don not have enough tutorials!  I figured I would start with my abstract/ impressionist flowers that I have done a few times.  These are actually very easy to do and are pretty much mistake proof.  You will need pure acetone, some kind of small glass container to put some acetone in, a small nail art brush, a white or off-white base, three "flowery" colored nail polishes, a green and some topcoat.  

Colors used:  base- Orly Pure Porcelain, flowers- China Glaze Dance Baby & Fuchsia Fanatic, and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Coral Reef, leaves- an unnamed Creative Arts green  (dupe to Color Club Twiggie)

Step One: Paint your nails a white or off-white base color and then apply a fast drying topcoat.This is important because we will be using acetone to make the flowers and the topcoat creates a barrier so we don't lift any of the base coat off as we are painting the flowers.

Step Two: Pour some acetone into your glass container and put a drop of one of  your flower colors onto a paper plate.  Dip your nail art brush into the acetone and then mix it into some of the polish you put on the plate, you want the polish to be pretty thinned out by the acetone so you may have to dip the brush back into it a few times to get enough.  Once you mix the polish and acetone begin painting flower like shapes onto your nails.

Step Three:  Continue painting your flowers with the other colors you have chosen, it really doesn't matter if you do perfect looking flower shapes, after the first color I really just kinda haphazardly place the color onto the nail in different spots to balance the look out.

Step Four: Grab your green polish and again thin a blob of it with your acetone and paint it anywhere you have open spaces on the nail.  I would try to avoid overlapping it with the flower colors as much as you can because it can make them look a little muddy. Once you have finished with the leaves you can apply your topcoat.  I like to do the topcoat pretty much right after I am done because it helps to blend the colors even more and gives it a more impressionist style look.

A couple of tips, you should not need very much polish for the flowers and leaves, using the acetone helps because even if the polish gets a bit thick you can still use it since you are thinning it with acetone.  The polish should not be opaque when you are painting the flowers and leaves it should look like watercolors.  If you do feel that you made a mistake you can take your brush and wash it off then dip it into the acetone a lightly brush wear you have messed up and it should take the polish off without removing your base color.

I hope you all like this tutorial and if you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Changing My Blog and Domain Name

Hey guys,

So I know that there are not very many of you following my blog right now, but I wanted to let everyone know about the change I made to my blog name and domain name.  Honestly I could not stand the name of my blog, it was something I did not think about when I first started this and I did not realize how important it was to your blog to have a good name for it.  I have thought about changing it often in the past year and recently it has been just really bothering me that I cannot stand the name of my blog.  So I changed it, I went with Wonderland Nails because one, I love Alice in Wonderland it was a favorite of mine when I was younger and two, I think it sounds a million times better than Summerella Nails.  I have chosen to keep all of my posts from my blog before the name change and the only thing that will really change is the watermark on my pictures. I am really hoping this does not cause me to lose page views, really in the long run I think the name change will bring more traffic to my blog. I will probably clean up the look of my blog and change the background but the content will still be the same.  I hope that you will all stick with me and like the new name and slight layout changes that I am going to make!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Frankening Fun

Hey guys,

I have been on a serious neon kick for the past week or so and I was getting tired of the neon colors  I have so I decided to franken some.  I started off with a purple neon from Sally's Girl and I added two of these little bottles to a half full bottle of Sally Hansen Lavender Cloud (a very slightly tinted lavender white), and I thought why not do a whole bunch of pastel like neons!  I bought a couple of bottles of white polish and used neon colors I already owned, with a basic recipe of half a bottle of white and a half a bottle of neon.  I am completely in love with these, some of them remind me of the new China Glaze Sunsational colors and others of the Lime Crime pastel polish but brighter.  Anyways onto the pics, which were a total pain to try and get color accurate but I tried my best.

All the pretties together!
The purple on its own, this one is my absolute favorite, it is less pink toned in real life though
A gradient I did with all of the colors, definitely super hard to capture what these look like in real life though

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Neon Tribal

Hey guys,

I feel like I haven't posted in forever!  I was without internet for like five days because the line outside my house got cut and I had to wait for the company to come out and repair it.  But it is finally fixed and I have a fun tribal mani for you all today.  I haven't done tribal nails in forever, mainly because they really frustrate me, but I thought I would try it out since it is a fun design for the summer time I think.  Also I don't know if I should do a tutorial on these or not, there are so many out there.  But I basically started with a off-white base then I painted stripes of my neon colors, all three colors once on each nail, and then went in with my black acrylic paint and did the tribal design.  I love how these turned out and I found them easier this time around to do and I actually thought my right hand looked better than my left which is rare so I will post some pics of my never-before-seen right hand! 

Colors used: base, Sally Hansen Lavender Cloud (this is probably discontinued), neon stripes, Nina Ultra Pro Pearly Brights, China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise, and Orly Glowstick.

My usual left hand first
Now for the unseen right hand!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Black, White, and Neon All Over

Hey guys,

I am in LOVE with this mani.  Nice and bright and summery, I needed something to cheer me up since Oklahoma has been having the worst weather ever lately. I used a bunch of neon colors for this and I did 2 coats of a white base before I applied the neons so that they would really pop.  I think the bright colors look really nice with the black and white glitter too.  I hope you enjoy!

Colors used: Orly Au Champagne (as base), neons from index to pinky Orly Terracotta, China Flip Flop Fantasy frankend with white to make it lighter, Orly Glowstick, and Orly Skinny Dip, Lush Lacquer Salt N Peppa over all of my nails