Friday, 10 April 2015

Negative 90s

These nails were inspired by Noriandee, I absolutely love her style and when I saw her's, I had to try the design out myself. These have been on my camera for a while and I forgot I hadn't posted them so here it is.

I wanted to change up the colours from Amy's design so I went for Essie Go Ginza with China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy for the accents, the lines were done in Sinful Colors Black on Black. I tried to paint around the negative spaces as much as I could but to clean up the look I took my cleanup brush and went inside the design to get them clear. I finished it with a matte topcoat which I think I've been too obsessed with.

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Monday, 2 March 2015

Round Trees

So this is another Celia Birtwell print I came across however it's the last of my older nails so the next post will be recent! I thought this would be interesting to try on my nails as it was a different design and not something I've really seen as nail art.

I used Sally Hansen Ion for my base colour which I absolutely love using. The two colours in the design are Barry M Pure Turquoise and Rimmel Coralicious. I could have executed the design a bit better but it was fun to do and the thumb is on point, plus I love when I get to use my matte topcoat.

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Friday, 27 February 2015

80s Celia Birtwell

I love a bit of 80s, especially prints so when I was looking for inspiration and came across this Celia Birtwell print, I knew I needed to put it on my nails.

On top of my white base I used a  Barry M unnamed pink I have and drew on the stripes at the bottom. Above I used Yellow by Barry M and drew on the shapes with Cobalt Blue, Spring Green and more of the same pink as before. Finally I added the dots with Sinful Colors Black on Black. I love these nails, they look so fun and I'm glad I came across the print.

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Monday, 23 February 2015

Nautical Stamping

I'm not going to lie, I did a few nails around Christmas time and I haven't had the chance to sit down and type them up so I'm going to get them out in the next few weeks and hopefully catch up with my posts.

I stamped this using a plate from Born Pretty Store, I thought the designs were so super cute but I did have trouble getting it to transfer onto my nail. I'm not sure whether that's because of the polish I was using or the small details in the designs but I will say that I ended up painting in the missing sections after. For my base I used Sinful Colors Snow Me White, which I just bought more of so yay, and I stamped with Essie Midnight Cami. I thought the blue was going to be darker as it is in the bottle but you can see where I've painted as it is darker with a thicker layer.

I felt as though the stamping on its own wasn't enough so I took Barry M Foil Effects in Gold and added some small polka dots. I love how it transformed the nails, but I do love polka dots.

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Friday, 20 February 2015

Floral Details

The other day I got these water decals from Born Pretty Store which I love and seeing as though I haven't had much time do my nails properly, I thought I'd use the decals as they're quick to do.

For my base colour I used Barry M Stop The Clock which I got over the weekend. It's one of their new quick dry polishes which have a new flatter brush shape. I was very happy with this polish, the colour was good and it's nice to see more cheaper off white polishes being made. The brush shape made it neat to paint on my nails and there wasn't much clean up and when they say quick dry, it does dry quick. I think by the time I had finished just the one hand it was dry and ready for another coat. I used two before I put on the water decals, it was just one big design so I cut it to fit my nails and make the half moons.
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Monday, 16 February 2015

Sponged Plaid

I was a bit late posting my Valentine's Day nails so I've had these on for a week and only took a picture at the end so that's why there's some chipping but oh well.

I used W7 Sheer Pink for my base as I didn't want anything to take away from the colours. I sponged on lines of Rimmel Rose Libertine, Cute As A Kitten Heel, Barry M Huckleberry and China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy. I then took Topshop Blank and painted on thin lines on top of the colours. I think these could have gone a bit better but they did the job and took me through the week. Speaking of, you can see that my nails don't really chip, there weren't any thick layers of polish which is why I think it did on my index finger and you can see the growth on my middle finger.

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Saturday, 14 February 2015

Kawaii Valentine's Day

So yesterday I said that these nails would be over the top so you can see for yourself that I wasn't lying.

For my base colour I used Bgirl pink glitter polish from Born Pretty Store, I then added on various sequins and micro beads I got for christmas. I didn't think it was quite pink enough so I went over with a sheer pink I mixed myself and then Gabrini pink glitter.

I love how insane these are but I think I should do regular painted nails next.

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