GUNS & love NAILS

GUN&LOVE nail lw

I LOVE NAILS. I LOVE PLAYING AROUND WITH DESIGNS & HAVING FUN.  I THINK NAILS CAN SAY A LOT ABOUT A PERSON. IVE BEEN SEEING DIFFERENT NAILS I LOVE ONLINE & ALWAYS WANNA DO THEM INCORPORATE THE DIFFERENT ONES INTO ONE MANICURE. SO YESTERDAY WHEN I WAS BORED WATCHING TV I DECIDED TOO. I WISH MY WHITE NAIL POLISH WASNT ALMOST OUT & GOOEY & GROSS SO THEY COULD OF COME OUT BETTER BUT I DO STILL LOVE THEM A LOT. (I bought new white this morning cause i’m already to do something new)

ONCE I GET INTO SOMETHING I BECOME OBSESSED. CLEARLY MY NEW RECENT OBSESSION IS NAILS.  I HAVENT BEEN OBSESSED WITH DOING DIFFERENT NAIL DESIGNS IN A WHILE BUT IM HAPPY IM BACK TO THIS OBSESSION BECAUSE IT SURE IS A FUN ONE & MOST IMPORTANTLY THIS OBSESSION DOESN’T CAUSE ME TO GAIN WEIGHT & ENJOY TO MANY CALORIES.

I USED A SMALL PAINT BRUSH TO MAKE THE DESIGNS.  FOR THE LIGHTNING BOLT (THAT DIDNT COME OUT AS I WOULD OF LIKED) I DID A TIE DYE TYPE NAIL & THEN PAINTED WHITE AROUND THE BOLT.  AFTER THE WHITE I PAINTED THE BLACK OUTLINE.

GOOD LUCK XXO

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CHIPOTLE BURRITO CAKE

chipotle cake LW

My dads two favorite things Chipotle & Cake. So I made my dad a Chipotle Cake.

To make this cake you need: Cake Mix, Frosting (I made chocolate & cream cheese frosting, recipes not added yet), pie crust, fondant (make or buy), food coloring, shredded coconut & raisins.

For some cakes I use box mix & some Ill make myself.  I was already going to be spending time on decorating & was pretty busy with school work so I decided to go with box mix.  For the decorations you do not need to use the exact things as me.  You can make some components in many different ways.

To begin I baked a few cupcakes & 2 rectangular cakes in throw away pans.  I made two because I was 1. unsure if I would make a mistake & need a back up or 2. make it a layer cake.  (I ended up throwing the second cake away, but this was all from 1 box cake mix.)IMG_5393When they came out I let them cool then put the cake not cupcakes in the fridge/freezer to make it easier to shape. I made the chocolate frosting in the meantime.  After the were in the fridge for a while I shaped the cake using a  serrated knife.  I curved the edges & sides like a burrito looks. Below shows you what I did to begin & how it looked more to the end.  I did carve more after the picture but you get the idea. * It doesn’t have to be perfect I mean real burritos arent.IMG_5397 IMG_5400Afterwards I put a thin layer of frosting on the whole thing as a crumb coat.  I then put it back into the fridge. While the cake was back in the fridge I had rolled out some store bought fondant.  I colored the fondant by taking some chocolate frosting not using food coloring but it worked.  After the cake was in there for a while I took it out and frosted the cake smoothly.  Then I covered the cake with the rolled out fondant.  I added a little more colored to the fondant by smearing some more frosting onto it.  On the back end of the cake I wrapped it in real tin foil.IMG_5412I ripped the end of the fondant where the “inside ingredients” were going to come out so it looked like someone had bitten into it. To make the inside ingredients I used coconut as the cheese, green colored coconut as the lettuce (put some coconut in the ziplock with green food coloring & shake), raisins as the beans, & fondant for the corn, rice, & tomatoes. Below is a picture of the fondant rice I made.fondant rice

I made cream cheese frosting to look like the guacamole & sour cream. I frosted 2 cupcakes one colored one not. I used some of the frosting to help the ingredients stick to the edge of the cake under the fondant.

For the chips I used store bought pre-made pie crust.  I cut it into triangles & baked on 350. I stuck some in the cupcakes, put some on the side of the burrito & made some coming out of the bag I got at Chipotle. I did cut the bag so it was shorter.  (I did not get the chips bag that they actually use for the chips, I got the other bag.)IMG_5443He loved the cake & how real it looked.  I was happy I was able to make most of the cake edible.  The only things that were not were the napkins, tin foil, & the bag.  You can actually make edible looking tin foil but I opted out.chipotle cake LW

Galaxy Nails

galaxy nails

The best things about doing galaxy nails is nothing has to be perfect.  Its how much you want of each color & where you want the colors.  To begin I painted a coat of black nail polish.   After that dried I painted some teal/green (Sinful Colors Rise and Shine) in random places as well as some maroon (Essie Show Stopper).  (These don’t have to be your color choices.  If you look online some people use colors such as purples & pinks in their galaxy nails.)  At the end I painted on some old Wet & Wild clear gold sparkle nail polish I found in my house.  You  need a polish that is clear & has sparkles in it so you can see the other colors under it.

Really easy & cool all at the same time.

Good Luck XXo

Flower nail art

flower nail art

I love nail art! When my friend came over the other day after painting her nails I decided I wanted to spice them up a bit & throw a flower on them.  I loved how it came out that much I decided to try them on myself.  When I get an idea in my head I always want to do it right away. After getting ready & waiting for my friends to come over before we went out I felt the need to rush and do it.

For these nails I used Essie Main Squeeze, Color Club Vintage Couture, Color Club Mrs.Robinson, & Art Club Steele This Look.

First I painted my nails with Main Squeeze as if I would for a plain manicure. Then I took Vintage Couture and painted circles (not perfect circles) on my nails in random places.  Those circles are where you want the flower to be.  Then I took a very small paint brush and dipped it into a little Mrs. Robinson & drew the darker purple onto my nails.

For the one nail with the silver stripes I took the Steele This Look which is ment for nail art because it has a smaller brush & easily drew diagonal lines.

For my friends nails I made leaves.  First I painted some white & before it dried I painted some green over it so it would mix into different shades.  I used the small paint brush for the leaves as well.

flower nail art

A lot of nail art is a lot easier then it looks.  Just goto an art store and buy a tiny brush to make it possible.  If the brush you have is not stiff enough & you don’t care about ruining it in a sense, if paint dry’s on it, it will make it stiffer & easier to paint with.

you can find the first pictures & other fun nail art on my instagram @lindseyweissberg

Good Luck XXo