Thursday, 20 July 2017

#52weeknailchallenge: inspired by a video tutorial

My post is a little late today, because I haven't been feeling to great. But it's here now. Let me know what you think.

I learned something when doing this... Do NOT make decals the day before using them. They are too dry and hard then. Also don't try it when you in a rush. But it wasn't a complete fail.

I saw this tutorial by @clairestelle8 and I wanted to do something similar. So I started with two coats of Sinful Colors rise and shine on my thumb, two coats of SC dream on on my pinky, two coats of Starrily magic rainbow on my index and ring finger and lastly, a coat of SC snow me white on my middle finger.
For the horrid decals I used the same image Claire did from BP-L003 and essence stampy polish in white. The decals I used on my index and ring finger is coloured in with rise and shine and dream on alternating the colours. The decals on my middle finger I coloured in with Starrily magic rainbow.
I attempted to do a gradient on my middle finger, which since I was in a rush is not that great, because I first tried it with a sponge but then switched over to a fan brush as I didn't have the patience for multiple spongings.
 So what do you think? It kinda grew on me, but it's not my best work.

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, 13 July 2017

#52weeknailchallenge: winter

I may have done this mani already... This was kind of a "my bad" situation. I wanted to add some white glitter that would have been kinda like snow... AND then I forgot.... Fantastic, but at least it's an awesome mani. And I got to use my brand new Mundo de Unas stamping polishes.

I started with a white base, which was Sinful Colors snow me white. I then did a gradient with, from the cuticle, I love Hean black, Essence rock my world!, Hean City Fashion 172 and snow me white.

Once that was dry I stamped an image from BP-L011 with Mundo dark gray. Top coated and once that was dry I painted a coat of Essence matt about you over it.

As I mentioned I wanted to add a coat of white glitter, but I forgot. I still think this counts as winter though. It looks dark and stormy and I actually like this attempt better than my first one, which you can find here.

What do you think? Which attempt do you think is the better of the two? I may have peeked ahead at the challenge and I found that there is a prompt for an ombre... And I don't know what to do... I mean I have done a gradient for purple, for winter, I may have done one for yellow and now I'm stuck colour wise. Any ideas?

And as always thanks for reading!

Friday, 7 July 2017

#52weeknailchallenge: gold

This cold weather we having is not conducive to my blog posts. It's too cold to sit with my laptop... I know I know, why don't I just sit in bed? Well my laptop is connected to the internet via a LAN cable and it's only so long.

Anyway, today's prompt is gold. First off I have a swatch for you. This is I love Hean 900 from the winter collection. Two no fuss coats.
I love this colour. There's just something about it.
Now, today's prompt is not whatever this colour is... it's gold. So I paired Essence I still believe in Santa Claus with a watermarble design from plate HeHe 40.

I tried to align the centre point on different places on my nail, which was slightly difficult as the stamp wasn't very big. So I didn't have a lot of leeway.
Also, those little points that it makes, was very difficult to clean. I kept getting pieces of cotton wool stuck in it.
What do you think of my faux watermarble and the gold? It counts right?

Thanks for reading guys!

Friday, 30 June 2017

Friday Triad: Inspired by Kakine Nail Art

Hey look at that... Three posts in one week. That's probably not gonna happen again. Anyway, it's time for another Friday Triad. Today was Michelle's choice and it was inspired by this post of Kakine (Hope I got that right). If you want more info on our Friday posts, head on over to Michelle's space... She's way more organised than me and always has a little story.

Count on Michelle to choose pink and super complicated swirls... So I knew I didn't want to do pink, I was considering a gradient, but I chose the lazy way out (it's starting to be a trend here). I started with two coats of I love Hean black on my thumb and pinky. On my index, middle and ring finger I have 2 coats of Hean 281 from the jungle pop collection.
The Jungle Pop collection is really one of my favourites.... Okay, I stamped a swirly cloud image from HeHe 41 with essence black stampy polish. I top coated and waited for that dry. Once that was dry, laid down some pointy vinyls on my index and ring fingers and painted I love Hean black on the sides.
I left my middle finger as is, just to see those lovely swirls... I really like how this turned out, I also got a couple of compliments on this.
What do you think? I think I passed... It is my turn to pick the next inspiration, I hope the girls will like it. Do pop on over to Michelle and Joyce and give them some love!

Thanks for stopping by