Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

 Happy Thanksgiving!  Originally I wasn't going to do a manicure for Thanksgiving because I'm not a huge fan of the Thanksgiving color palette and I didn't really have any ideas for what to do.  I only have like 2 brown polishes and I had no idea what to paint on my nails.  When I think of Thanksgiving the first thing that comes to mind is turkey, but I didn't know how to capture that on my nails, until I saw The Polishaholic's Thanksgiving nail art.  The design reminded me of a turkey's tail, so I went for it.  I used Deborah Lippmann No More Drama for the light brown base. For the wave thingies I used OPI Glitzerland, Zoya Arizona, and Sephora by OPI I'm With Brad.  I used gold glitter I got from the Born Pretty Store on the inside of the wave.  On my thumb I put a coat of Deborah Lippmann Boom Boom Pow before starting the design to add a little bit of sparkle.  On my accent nail I used OPI Glitzerland with two coats of China Glaze I'm Not Lion and a coat of Boom Boom Pow.  If you have any questions or comments put them in the comment section below.  For more pictures click "Read more".  Have a    Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bees Please!

This manicure is actually from this past summer, but I never posted it.  It's pretty different from any design that I would normally do.  This is more like a painting, whereas I usually do simple designs that aren't as cohesive.  I used China Glaze Sea Spray and Lemon Fizz, OPI Black Onyx, Pirouette My Whistle, and Alpine Snow, and Essie Pretty Edgy.  For more info and pictures click "Read more".

Friday, November 16, 2012

China Glaze Aquadelic Dot Mani

For this mani I used China Glaze Aquadelic, OPI Black Onyx, and Zoya Charla.  For more pictures and info on how I did this click "Read More".

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Deborah Lippmann Just Dance and Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Two posts in two days=progress, now I just have to keep it up.  For this mani I used Deborah Lippmann Just Dance and Hit Me With Your Best Shot.  For more info click "Read More"

Sunday, November 4, 2012

My 2nd Attempt At A Tape Mani

Sorry we haven't posted in like forever.  We've been really busy and haven't been able to paint our nails/ blog about them very often.  From now on we're going to try to post at least twice a week.  This is my second try at using striping tape.  It came out pretty sloppy.  I used China Glaze Cheers To You, OPI Save Me, OPI Black Onyx, and CG Fairy Dust.  For More Pictures and more info on how I did this click "Read More"

Monday, June 11, 2012

Fimo Fruit Gradient Nails

For this mani I used OPI Maude About You and China Glaze Fairy Dust and Refresh-mint.  For more info and Pictures click "Read more".

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Tiffany & Co Inspired Manicure

This manicure was inspired by Tiffany&Co.  I love Tiffany blue and China Glaze For Audrey is pretty close to spot on.  I used For Audrey on all my nails excluding my ring finger.  I put a little black half moon on my thumb using OPI Black Onyx, which I also used on my ring finger.  I put a half pearl border around the half moon.  I used a coat of OPI I Juggle... Men on all my fingers to add a little bit of sparkle.  On my ring finger I put a rhinestone and a half pearl next to each other and surrounded it with little gold metal balls.  It was my first time using the balls and it was a little difficult, so those are a little sloppy.  I really liked this mani, but the pearls were a bit bulkier than I would've liked.  Tell me what you think and remember to follow Mai Maddie Pedi!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Shifty Silver Mani

This mani was actually on my right hand when I did my V mani, because I'm right handed and don't usually have the patience to do complicated nail art when I know it won't come out as cleanly as my left hand.  I used OPI Black Onyx and Pearl of Wisdom and Deborah Lippmann Today Was A Fairytale.  For more pictures and a detailed explanation click the "Read More" button.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Golden Prom Nails

         This mani was originally created to show my friend the gold polishes that I could paint her nails for prom.  I ended up really liking it, but my friend decided she wanted  something different that was more complicated.  The colors I used in this were Deborah Lippmann Believe and Boom Boom Pow and OPI Spark de Triomphe.  Click 'Read More' for more pictures and a more detailed explanation if this mani.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Black & Purple V Design

For more pictures, instructions, and the colors I used in this mani click read more.

Reptile Style

For this manicure I used OPI Natural Nail Base, one to two coats of China Glaze Atlantis, one coat of Zoya Maisie, OPI Navy Shatter and Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

An Apology

Sorry for not posting in a while.  We've had finals and projects due and it's been a stressful end of the school year, but we're now on summer vacation so expect to see more new and awesome designs.  Don't forget to check Mai Maddie Pedi often for new swatches, ideas, and designs.  Happy Summer!

Sunday, May 6, 2012


This was my first time experimenting with floral nails. I always admired floral nails when I saw pictures online, but I was always too lazy to try it myself. Then I realized I needed to update our blog so I ended up trying it out.

More Cheetah!

Cheetah nails seem to be getting more and more popular. My auntie always complained that her nails weren't modern enough since I used to just do plain flowers. So this time I spiced it up a little and this is what she got!!!

Opposites Attract

I really liked this color scheme, although I was really going for a baby blue and a lighter coral color combination. However, this is more vibrant and I like it!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Nails From The Deep

For this manicure I used OPI Black Onyx with Zoya Maisie on top.  

Monday, April 23, 2012

Across the Sea Manicure

For this manicure I used 2 coats of China Glaze Atlantis, Zoya Maisie, and Deborah Lippmann Across The Universe.  

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Glitter Gradient Mani!

For this manicure, Deborah Lippmann's It's Raining Men was used for the red tips, and a combo of Deborah Lippman's Happy Birthday and Opi's Rainbow Connection were used for the gradient effect.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Salon Glitter Calgel: Mickey Mouse Nail Manicure!

Here are some pictures sent in from my cousin! It's a Mickey Mouse themed manicure done by Nana from Salon Glitter! All designs are 3d :) Super cute!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Incoco Nail Strips

This is my first time trying nail strips and I did not have a very good experience with them.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Cheetah Nails!

To be honest, I only painted four of my fingernails with the geometric Easter design :p I was kind of lazy to do my other hand and I didn't know how to do my thumb since the picture only showed four fingers...HAHA! So...I didn't like only having nail polish on just four of my fingers so I decided to do a totally different look. I used OPI's Do You Lilac It, and for the ring finger I used SEPHORA by OPI Frankly, I Don't Give A-dam (from The Garden of Good and Evil collection). For the cheetah design, I first did the black glitter part with one of those skinny brush polishes, and then I filled the "holes" with SEPHORA by OPI's Sugar Plum Fairies Gone Wild. I then added a few rhinestones randomly where it looked bare. Simple, yet fun. Hehe, I kind of really love it!

Salon Glitter Pedi and Calgel Mani!

From my earlier posts, it's quite obvious that I'm in love with Salon Glitter. Well, guess what?! My cousin visited my favorite salon yet and came out with sparkly fingernails and cute tosies!!! Isn't it adorable? Her calgel manicure has glittered tips with rhinestone detailing, and a cute little bow on the ring finger. Her toes are painted a nice royal blue with pastel flower detailing, perfect for spring! :)

If you get the chance, check out Salon Glitter. You'll definitely be satisfied <3

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Here is my spring look-alike as I promised! Please be sure to check out one of our favorite nail blogs!


Sophie is the author to this "colorful and lively" blog. She writes reviews and always comes up with artsy, creative, and super awesome geometric nail designs. Plus, she holds competitions and gives away prizes!! So be sure to check it out!

Happy Easter!!

Want to Learn How to Make Your Own Nail Polish?

A few months ago, I did a project where I learned how to make my own nail polish and then went to a Senior Citizen group in Manoa and treated the women to complimentary manicures! It was so much fun making the polishes, painting nails, and creating designs, making each woman feel special and beautiful. Maddie helped me paint their nails and it was priceless seeing the smiles on their faces and hearing their stories, and I hope I can do again in the future. Through the process, I learned how simple it is to create your own nail polish colors.

1. Buy clear nail polish
2. Buy loose eye shadow pigments
3. Mix the eye shadow and clear nail polish and you get your own original colors!

Here are some pictures of some of the process. Please let us know if you have any questions. If you decide to make your own colors, send us your pics to so we can show of your polishes!

Just a Little Thanks

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

China Glaze Tinsel Town & OPI Gone Gonzo!

Well I'll have to admit that I'm in love with this color combo. I did two layers of China Glaze's Tinsel Town. That color is so easy to really just needs one coat but it was so fun to paint :P I then layered it with a coat of Opi's Gone Gonzo!. SO sparkly, I love it!

My Glitter Gradient Attempt

Hi guys! What happens when volleyball practice is canceled and I don't have a lot of homework? Nail time...that's what happens! Anyway, sorry for the sloppiness but here is my attempt at glitter gradient nails. Most of the supplies I used were from Neo Plaza in Waikiki (amazing store!) except for the blue glitter (majority of the glitter haha). Don't mind me but I didn't have blue powdery glitter so I had to use acrylic glitter :/ The texture was super un-smooth and it'll happen never again. Anyway this honestly took only about 20 minutes because I was rushing so I could do my toenails. I promise I'll get better and use the right kinds of glitters next time. Yay! Happy almost Easter <3

Friday, March 23, 2012


After spending the week in Waikiki, I got into the Asian spirit! Nah, just joking. I actually did this pedicure before my vacation, but the bows fell off during my volleyball practice D: It was probably because I did a lousy job applying these cute 3D bows (ordered online from eBay) as I just stuck them on my nail after applying a top coat. Luckily, I was able to save the bows and I was able to reapply them using nail glue. I just love these cute little 3D accessories for the nails!

Oh by the way, for the base color, I just added a layer OPI's Rainbow Connection (from the Muppets collection) on top of black polish. Super simple!

Do my feet look a little more tan after spending time in the sand? :p

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Happy Belated Girls' Day!

I did this for my mom last week Friday, but I haven't had the chance to upload it. I actually tried to make a sakura (cherry blossom) since Girls' Day was earlier this month. However, it didn't really turn out like a cherry blossom; it was more like a four-leaf clover. That's how I got my St. Patrick's Day clover! Sorry for the blurry pic!

Cupcake Manicure!

I saw a picture on the internet once, and I saved it, hoping I'd be able to try it out one day! Well I finally got the chance. Unfortunately, it came out a little more sloppy than I hoped, but it was my first try doing this kind of nail art. Can you tell which one is mine? (haha, obviously the more sloppy one)

 Mine is a little different because I didn't have star jewels and I didn't put stripes on the bottom of the cupcake. Also, the colors are a little different.
Keep checking back to see my next look-alike pedi, perfect for spring!

Salon Glitter Calgel

Do you remember my blue and pink Hello Kitty calgel nails from Salon Glitter? Well, here is a picture of my Mom's manicure. I loved it because it was nice and subtle, but at the same time, super cute with the gold bow decal. Isn't it adorable? Like mine, her manicure lasted FOREVER (over 5 weeks), but she wanted to get another calgel manicure since she had an interview. Here's her story:
After about 5 weeks, she called Salon Glitter to see if they had an appointment for that day. Unfortunately, they were too busy that day, but she really needed a new manicure for her interview the next day. Then she remembered that she always wanted to try Don Quijote's nail salon since it's always super busy when we go grocery shopping there. She wanted a quick appointment, but little did she know she was in for a couple hour visit. First of all, it was a nightmare getting off Salon Glitter's gel, plus there was a extra fine for removing it. After patiently waiting for the gel to come off (not even completely), the lady asked her what color she wanted. My mom chose a silver glitter, which eventually turned gold after a few days (it was actually pretty cool). But here's the thing, the lady didn't file her nails evenly (some nails were crooked, and none were the same length) and the final product wasn't even smooth! (it was bumpy). The price is another story. Total, the final price of my Mom's manicure was about the same as Salon Glitter, if not a little more (about $30 just for removing the gel...ridiculous if you ask me). I'm sure if Don Quijote's salon was the first salon we visited, we would've been satisfied. However, after visiting Salon Glitter and experiencing their intricate detailing and quality, Don Quijote's salon didn't fulfill our expectations. I don't know, maybe we just had a bad first experience at Don Quijote. Oh and sorry, I don't have any pictures :(

Let us know about your salon visits!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

We're Now On Tumblr!

We've had some requests to make a Tumblr, and we finally have!

Oh and don't forget to email us with any feedback, questions, comments, or requests. We'd love to hear from you all!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I created a four-leaf clover/pot of gold nail design in honor of Saint Patrick's Day. I actually painted this last Friday, but I haven't had time to upload it. (These pics are from today though, so it's been a week since this polish has been on). I used a total of four colors: OPI's Gargantuan Green Grape (base color), China Glaze's Nova (glitter half), Nabi's New Emerald (four-leaf clover), and White from Nabi (white dots). Because it was a little sheer, I used 3 coats of Gargantuan Green Grape. On my left big toe, I painted the upper half corner with Nova. I then used three different colored rhinestones (dark green, light green, and gold) in a gradient form, from green to gold, to represent a pot of gold. On the other big toe, I used a dotting tool to make a four leaf clover (it's just like four hearts facing outward), and then I put little white polka dot detailing (it's not that noticeable). Finally, I used a generous layer of Seche Vite. Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!!

Kiss me, I'm Irish ;)

We're Back!!!

We apologize for not updating our blog in a while! It's now SPRING BREAK so expect a few extra posts!
<3, Maddie and Maia

Monday, February 20, 2012

Deborah Lippmann Good Girl Gone Bad & Flash Dance

I've kind of been on a Deborah Lippmann kick recently and have been wearing a lot of her polishes.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Roses and Hearts and Diamonds, Be Mine!

I created this toe nail design just in time for Valentine's Day!!! Instead of going for the usual pinks and reds, I decided to go for purple, accented with pink! So for my base coat, I used OPI's Do You Lilac It?, which is a solid lavender. I needed some glitter, so I topped this lavender with a purple glitter polish from Sephora called Sugar Plum Fairies Gone Wild. I received both of these polishes for Christmas and I love them, especially since these are pretty much the only purple shades in my entire collection. I left it as a sparkly purple pedicure since I didn't have time to finish what I intended. Then the next day, I painted a coat of another new polish. It's the clear kind of nail polish with a hint of glitter and pink hearts<3. This nail polish, WH003, is from the brand "LOVELY ME:EX" and was purchased from The Face Shop (pictured below). I still wasn't satisfied with just sparkly purple with pink hearts because it looked too plain. I found some pre-made acrylic roses (I think they're Konad), and placed one in each bottom left corner of my big toe. Then I used some swarovski rhinestones to kind of frame the nail. Hope you love it! Happy Valentine's Day!
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