Friday, 16 January 2015

Colourful Geometrics

I wanted to use some different colours today so I thought a nice geometric design would be a great way to show them off.

I started with a base of Sinful Colors Snow Me White so the other colours would stand out with only one coat. I went in drawing random shapes and with no real order I'll just list off the polishes I used. Barry M Key Lime, Papaya, Rimmel Cute as a Kitten Heel, O.P.I Gouda Gouda Two Shoes and finally Models Own Utopia, which I love. I then went over the blank spaces with the white polish to clean up the lines.

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Monday, 12 January 2015

Tiny Fruit

Today I'm trying out a new technique, soft stamping. I've seen other people do this a while ago, before I started stamping so now I've gotten into it, I thought I'd try a new method. I got my plate from KKCenterHK, the only place I've seen selling them.

I used a base of Sally Hansen Polar Bare before I stamped on the fruit. For the apples on my thumb I used Barry M Passion Fruit, and the cherries Essie Devil's Advocate. The strawberries on my middle finger are Barry M Bright Pink, the grapes are Bright Purple and finally I did the oranges with Mango. I finished the look off with a matte topcoat, it makes it look kitsch. Keep reading below to see more of the soft stamper.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Matte Aztec

I wanted to do something quite simple but colourful today so I did these matte aztec inspired nails.

While I wanted bright colours I didn't choose anything neon because I've really been liking some of the more subdued colours I've used recently. For my thumb I used W7 Sheer Green, my index finger is Models Own Utopia, one of my favourite neutral shades. I used O.P.I Don't Talk Bach To Me for my middle finger with Rimmel Rose Libertine on my ring finger and Barry M Lemon Ice Cream to finish off the look. All the detailing is done in Sinful Colors Snow Me White and I finished the design with a matte topcoat which for some reason I seem to think looks more wintery.

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Monday, 5 January 2015

Under the Sea

Recently I got these gold pearl studs from Born Pretty Store and when I saw them I immediately thought of using them with sea nails so that's how these came about.

I used a sheer white base because I wanted to create an ombre look before taking Barry M Blue Moon and painting on my nail missing out the base. Once it was dry I finished off the look with W7 Sheer Blue on the bottom half making the lines rough to help the ombre. The waves were done with Sinful Colors Snow Me White which I mixed with polish thinner because I wanted it to be slightly sheerer. To apply the pearls I put on some topcoat and put them on, you could use glue if you wanted as these are a bit heavier than normal but polish worked fine for me.

If you want to read more about these nails and pearls then keep reading below.

Friday, 2 January 2015

Monday, 29 December 2014

Flower Foiling

I haven't done any foiling in a while and when I saw this patterned foil from KKCenterHK I wanted to try it out straight away.

This foil has a clear base so you can see polish underneath so I decided to go for Sally Hansen Peachy Keen for a sheer base. I then applied the foil glue and foils onto my nails. Check out my tutorial on youtube to see how that's done and keep reading below to see more of this look.

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Christmas Stamping

Happy Christmas everyone, today I have my final nails using the stamping plates that can be won in my Born Pretty Store Giveaway. I have obviously gone for a Christmas theme and I love how these turned out.

I used a base of Sally Hansen Polar Bare as I didn't want a pure white background so a sheer white was perfect. For the Christmas trees I used Barry M Spring Green and topped it off with Nails Inc Hampstead Gardens for the bow. The reindeer heart was stamped with Barry M Passion Fruit and I think they look amazing.

Keep reading below if you want to see what else is on plate 01 and don't forget to enter my giveaway to win this and 4 other plates.