Tuesday, 16 July 2019

#52weeknailchallenge: stripes

I'm going to start by saying this was a bit of a fail and I should have used last week's prompt for this one instead... That being said let me show you what I did and you can judge.

I started with two of Hean City Fashion 200 on my thumb, index and middle finger, on my ring finger and pinky I have two coats of OPI DS pewter. Did I mention before how much I like this polish??
I then used Mundo de Unas forest to pick up an image from Moyou trend hunter 2. I then dabbed on some Essence I (heart) my golden pumps on the leaves only and left it to dry. In the meanwhile I stamped the checkered design with forest from QA95, a stamping plate I got from BPS.
Once the image on my stamper was dry and I wanted to place it on my nail, only part of the design transfered.... It was too dry! The leaves also had a checkered background. So lesson learned. Coat the nail or whole design with another coat of polish to make it tacky.
I feel this is a design I might try again... I kinda like the spot of glitter showing trough the leaves. What do you think? Complete fail or just a little one?

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Monday, 15 July 2019

#52weeknailchallenge: orange & black

I'm a little late with posting this, but here you go. I went looking for inspiration on Pintrest for this prompt and the most popular was Tigger nails. So I knew I wanted to use my tigress vinyls from becauseishop.co.za. I also wanted my base to look a little different. So let me show you what I did.

I started with two coats of OPI DS pewter on my ring finger and pinky. On my thumb is two coats of Ulta3 black satin. On my index and middle finger I have a coat of Hean City Fashion 178. I didn't worry about opacity as I was going to do a gradient over it.
I used CF 178 and OPI atomic orange for the gradient. I was trying to do it so that after the vinyls have been applied, you'll see the different oranges in different spots. I placed my vinyls on my miracle mat and used Ulta3 black satin to colour it in. I didn't want to place the vinyl directly on my nail in case of bleeding.
I'm also a super cheapskate as I reused the same vinyl for all my nails.... So that's 4 uses from one vinyl. Quite cost effective.
I really liked how this turned out, the orange wasn't quite where I wanted it to be, but you can still see the darker patches.
What do you think? In hindsight I should have used this for the stripes prompt... Especially since that one didn't quite work the way it was supposed to. But that you will see next week.

Until then, thanks for reading!

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

#52weeknailchallenge: gradient

I wanted to try a different set of colours than the ones I would normally reach for when doing a gradient. So my solution was to ask the Fiance what colours he would choose. And so he chose blue, orange and red. Then started the task of showing him multiple shades of each colour and him choosing. And we finally settled on the right shades. Then the question was in which order, but by then I had started to annoy him and he was no longer interested.... Men!

I then turned to my faithfull polish loving Polished Pretties group, hoping someone will be available to help. And they did not disappoint. But I'm dragging this story out way too long for a rather unimpressive gradient. Let me show you.

I started with a coat of Hean City Fashion white. I then sponged on the gradient with City Fashion 169, 178 and 189.
And that's it. I didn't do anything fancy, just a plain ol' gradient.
I won't even mention the flaws I see, I'm hoping you don't.
What do you think? I kinda like it, and definitely not the normal colours I would choose.

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Monday, 1 July 2019

#52weeknailchallenge: blue & purple

So... I did not realise that I'm doing two purple mani's in a row. With my previous one, I was looking at decals, found the one I wanted to use, matched polishes to it and lots of purple was used. Anyway, today more purple was used.

I started with two coats of Catrice plumdogmillionare on my ring and pinky. On my thumb, index and middle finger I have two coats of Sorbet vanilla ice.
I then double stamped two different designs from Creative Shop plate 17 with Moyra 255 (holographic) and Essence prom-berry. And a flash shot to show off the holo.
I really like how this turned out as the hollow was just visible and gave it some extra sparkle.
What do you think?
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