Monday, 29 September 2014

Woodland Scene

I'm going to start by saying that I absolutely love these nails and wish they could stay forever. Anyway I got these water decals a while ago and I had been waiting to use and now I want to use them every time.


I used a base colour of W7 sheer pink just to even out my nails before I applied the water decals. I then took Barry M Spring Green and mixed some with Sinful Colors Snow Me White and drew on some grass onto the tips of my nails. I then added some flowers onto a few of the nails so I used Essie Lilacism and Sinful Colors Soul Mate. In the middle of the flowers I drew in with W7 Sheer Blue and O.P.I Don't Talk Bach To Me. Finally I used Black on Black mixed with nail polish thinner and went around the edges of the flowers and grass. I absolutely love these and I've also done a video on them showing how to use water decals and how to use them with painted nail art.


I think I tent to use water decals on their own so I don't have to paint anything but I think it's nice to have a combination of the two which hopefully the video shows.

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Friday, 26 September 2014

Matte Neon

I've seen a lot of plain matte nails on tumblr and I absolutely love how they look so I thought I'd try it out for myself even though it doesn't really count as nail art.


I decided to use a neon colour because I think the brighter and more obnoxious my nails are, the more I like them. I used China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy on it's own without a white underneath and then used this matte topcoat from Born Pretty Store which I have been loving.

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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Coconut

If you follow me on instagram then you'll know I treated myself to some new polishes including this gelly from Barry M. I've been liking off white polishes recently and I thought this was a nice shade and unlike one I already had so I thought I'd add it to my collection.


It does look quite white on it's own, I even had to compare it in the shop but when next to a white you can see that it is off white. It's more of a beige off white than a yellow toned one which Topshop Blank is. If you know me then you know my favourite colour and polish to use is Barry M Greenberry which is also from the gelly line. Formula wise Coconut doesn't disappoint, I used two coats as I always do but I managed to get a good application with the first coat so you might be able to get away with just one if you were generous enough.


I like the colour, compared to O.P.I My Boyfriend Scales Walls, that is much more grey toned so this is a nice warm off white. The gelly polishes are £3.99 which I don't particularly like spending, being cheap, but the formula does make it worthwhile for me.


Overall I'd say to check out Coconut if you are looking for a cheap off white as it seems it's mainly the more expensive brands that venture into that area. It's a nice creme polish that isn't streaky like a lot of whites can be which only makes me wish Barry M did a pure white in the gelly formula.

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Monday, 22 September 2014

Floral Guest Post

You might have seen a guest post the other week from Nailed It NZ and today I have a guest post over on her blog so head over to see more of these nails.


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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.