Friday, 19 September 2014

Connect the Dots

I've done another pinterest inspired print today and when I saw it I immediately had to put it on my nails.

I used Sinful Colors Snow Me White as my base colour with Barry M Greenberry dotted on. I used a dotting tool for this so it was a bit hard trying to make them a bit messy like the picture but I think they look okay. I then took Black on Black and drew on thin connecting lines and finished with my regular topcoat.

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

A Little Polish

My guest post today is A Little Polish who I've done a guest post for in the past. I absolutely love Stephanie's work and I think she has amazing talent so here's what she's created.

Hi everyone; Stephanie from A Little Polish here! Charlie recently contacted me about doing a guest post on her blog and of course I said yes! She has had some amazingly talented guest artists in the past, and I was honored to be asked. Plus, she’s guest posted for me last year, and her work is always original and creative!

Seeing as we are halfway through September I wanted to create a fun fall look.

Products Used:
-OPI – My Vampire is Buff
-China Glaze – Stoked to be Soaked
-China Glaze – If in Doubt; Surf it out
-China Glaze – Sea’s the Day
-China Glaze – Solar Power
-China Glaze –Shore Enuff
-MoYou London – Pro Collection 06
-Born Pretty Store Studs

I decided to try out stamping decals for this look; it’s my second attempt and overall like the look that was created. It has a fall floral feel, and the gold tones of the studs seem to fit perfectly with the look and for the season.

I want to thank Charlie for having me on her blog today; I hope you enjoyed this look!

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Monday, 15 September 2014

Diamonds Are Forever

It's not often I use glitter in my designs but I happened to find this print and I thought it would go perfectly with this diamond glitter I recently got from Born Pretty Store. It was nice to use something different from usual and I think despite being glitter they're still not too over the top.

I chose an off white base for this design because I wanted to try out one of my new colours I got from Barry M, Coconut. I then placed on the glitter in two rows laying one on top of another in sections. I then took Sinful Colors Black on Black and drew on diamonds in between the glitter. I'm pleased with how these turned out, I think the pattern looks really cool and the glitter goes well with the design.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Minnie Mouse

So as I've been doing weekly videos over on my youtube channel, today I've got minnie mouse nails with different designs to pick and choose from.

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Friday, 12 September 2014

Coral Vines

I've been looking to pinterest for a lot of inspiration recently just for quick patterns so this here is where I found my inspiration for this design.

I kept to the original print and was happy with the colours I chose. I had been wanting to wear Barry M Papaya and luckily it matched perfectly so I used that for my base. I then took Topshop Blank for the detailing for a change from white and drew on the lines and dotted in on top. Of course I used my new favourite matte topcoat from Born Pretty Store to finish the look. I'm happy with how these turned out and I think you'll be seeing a lot more pinterest inspired prints because I don't really have a lot of time right now to really sit down and think or do anything too detailed.

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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Blueberry Ice Cream

It pains me to say I remember when this Barry M summer pastel collection came out and it was 4 years ago however that should be a testament to how good these polishes are to still be some of my favourites that I always seem to use.

Barry M Blueberry is one of my most used polishes and colour wise, it's hard for me to use a lot of one colour but it happens with this. In the bottle it looks like a pastel blue and although it matches the colour when out of the bottle, it might be because I'm so pale but it's darker than it seems. This isn't a bad thing though, I've experienced lighter/paler blues but they are always too sheer where as this is almost the epitome of a creme polish.

Depending on how thick a layer you apply, you could get away with using this as a one coater but I've done two in these photos. I can't say that there's much of a shine to this polish once dry, it certainly doesn't dry matte but if you're looking for shine then a topcoat would be needed, which i always use, or you could look into the Gelly polishes from Barry M.

I love the application of Barry M polishes, the brushes fit my nails nicely and I can get quite a clean application and not have to worry about too much clean up. Overall to me this is a staple polish in my collection and has done me well over the years. Also the whole collection it came in is one of my favourites and I think one that I have all of the colours out of rather than picking out certain colours.

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Monday, 8 September 2014

Flower Power

If you saw my most recent nail mail post then you'll know I've got a lot of water decals recently so I decided to use some in this design. I chose to do these rose ones from Born Pretty Store because there was a lot of variation to choose from.

Having decided to use water decals I thought I'd go all out and use only water decals. I used a base colour of Sally Hansen Peachy Keen just to get a neutral to work with. As well as these blue rose decals, I had the same pack but in pink as well so I decided to combine them both to get a flower overload. I absolutely love how these turned out and I think they look really fun and unique. If you want to see more about the blue rose decals then keep reading below and to see more pictures.