Sunday, 10 March 2019

#52weeknailchallenge: scrollwork

And just like that we at week 9 of the challenge. What I find kinda funny, is how the Instagram people are a week or even two ahead and what's even more funny is that it was requested for the date to be added to the prompts... Like week 9 is due 3 March. Oh well, you win some, you lose some. You can never make everyone happy.

Anyway, the inspiration for this prompt was rather low, but Michelle came to the rescue with loads of pictures. One stood out and this is what I did.

I started with two coats of Tip Top hot wired. It's almost a one coater, depending on the thickness of your coat. I always settle for two though.

I then stamped some swirls from Lina twirls and swirls 1 with Nicole Diary NS05.

I then added OPI matte top coat. And that's that. What do you think? I like how this turned out, especially the matte one. Although the shiny one is pretty too!
Thanks for reading!!

Saturday, 9 March 2019

SA travelling polish box: Heather's pick

Last year a couple of the girls in our Secret Santa group decided to do a travelling polish box and this year I joined in.

What basically happens is one of the ladies will put a box together with nail goodies, she will do a mani with items from the box and send it to the next lady, she will then do a mani and send it on. The box will travel across the country and the last lady gets to keep the goodies. Each of us will get a turn to send a box and keep a box. This time Heather sent the box and I got to keep the box. The other two ladies are Renita and Angela.

Let me show you what I did... I started with two coats of Blush lacquers swingin' at the savoy on my thumb, index and middle finger. On my pinky and ring finger I have two coats of different dimension stars shining bright. SSB is a stunning polish, it's got a slight rose gold touch to it, which you can only see in certain light.
I then added some decals that was also in the box on my middle finger and one on my thumb, that you will be able to see in the last picture. The decal on my middle finger is somewhat holo, but it's only visible while on the card.
And that's that. Super simple and easy. There was also a stamping plate in the box, but I am the decal queen after all, so obviously I opted for that.
What do you think? I can't wait to see what the other ladies did! Just click on their names and it'll take you to their Instagram pages.

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, 28 February 2019

#52weeknailchallenge: favourite colour

No surprises with this prompt, it's gonna be green. I had somewhat high hopes for this one. I was going to attempt a veil marble thing... Where you drip the polish on water, scrunch it up and put your nail under the polish and lift it out. Ya, that did not work. Firstly my polish kept sticking to my tool when scrunching and when lifting it out of the water it just looked a mess. Hey, at least I tried! So let me show you what I settled for.
I started with two coats of China Glaze lime after lime on all my nails. I then added a simple stamp from Konad 28 with Mundo de Unas green.
And that's that. It's kinda striking and while wearing it I kept glancing at my nails.
What do you think? What's your favourite colour?

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

#52weeknailchallenge: pink & gold

Sooo this post is a little late again!. I will get to a point where my posts will be one time! Just not today...

I decided on a gradient for this prompt. I started with two coats of Hean City Fashion 150 on my thumb and index finger. On my pinky I have two coats of Hean Sugar 852. For the gradient on my middle and ring finger I used City Fashion 177, 150 and Tip Top gold mine.
I wanted to use CF 150 as it has this pretty gold sparkle, which you cannot see after top coat! You can only see it in bottle and before top coat.
What do you think? I kinda like how this turned out. The only thing that bothered me is the weird shrinkage I got at the tips with gold mine. But I suspect it's because it's a foil and doesn't want to gradient.
Thanks for reading!