Thursday, 6 December 2018

File 13: mani's that never made it

I decided to show all the mani's I haven't shown before. So I can start fresh, no more back up mani's.

So first up,
I think I originally did this for the pink and purple prompt for the 52 week nail challenge, but the base ended up being more pink than purple, so I dumped it.
This was me trying something and I didn't like it all that much.
Here I swatched a Fairmaiden polish and attempted some double stamping. It's not bad, but I'm not feeling it.
This one isn't that bad, but I just never got around to sharing it.
Another I didn't get around to sharing, but the lighting sucks.
More bad lighting.
Here the stamping got lost on the polish. Also this is the mani I did after the engagement.
More bad lighting.
Blurry AF.
More blur and nub nubs.
Here I put some flakies on my middle and index and tried to stamp over it. It didn't work so well.

So not all of these are bad, I'm just getting rid of them to start the challenge for next year afresh. And I'm hoping to get around to sharing some Santa mani's by next week.

If you want any details about a specific mani, let me know.

Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

#52weeknailchallenge: summer

To be honest, I don't really like these season prompts, but what would a yearly challenge be without seasons?

Let's get started. I was looking at my Lina summer plates and was hoping something would pop. And something did. Ice cream!!!

I started with two coats of Sorbet vanilla ice on my pinky. On my thumb and index I have two coats of I love Hean 809. The rest has two coats of Catrice good lack!
I then made some decals from Lina summer 2 and Nicole Diary black. I used Tip Top toasted nuts for the cones and Tip Top broken soul, vanilla ice and 809 for the ice cream itself.
I mattified the ice cream nails and done.
I liked this, but I used a new base coat and it started peeling the day after I did it. As in the ice cream came off in one big peel. I was so sad.
What do you think? Summer enough? And would you like a peel off base coat that's not meant to be one?

Friday, 30 November 2018

Friday Triad: Inspired by Paulina's Passions

It's that time of the month again... I can't believe how quickly this month has gone. Mind you, I have been working two weekends in a row and I'm getting ready for my third one. This month it was Michelle's turn  to choose our inspiration and she chose this mani done by @paulinaspassions

When I first saw it I was like 'What the hell is she thinking?', then I remembered we only have to be inspired and we don't have to recreate.... So let me show you what I did.

I started with two coats of 3ina 186 on my thumb, index and pinky. On my middle and ring finger I have two coats of Ulta3 black satin.
For the yellow flower I used Seche perfectly poised and my smallest dotting tool, I then made a smaller black dot in the middle with black satin. The hibiscus is stamped from Konad stamping plate 35 with Mundo de Unas orchid.
The leaves is from Lina Summer 3. I used the layerable images for this and stamped it with Mundo green, forest and avocado.
What do you think? I kinda like how this turned out. Somewhat similar to the original but totally different. I can't wait to see what the other two did. So do head on over to Michelle and Joyce to see how they interpreted it.
Thanks for reading!!

Monday, 26 November 2018

#52weeknailchallenge: stars

Finally a prompt that I actually had a plan for!! I've had the Glisten & Glow Dark and Delishious collection on my table for ages and I've been wanting to use it, but never had the ideal prompt. Until now. When I originally shared the polishes with our Secret Santa group, one of the ladies asked if it was a galaxy in a bottle (or at least something to that effect). So that for me meant stars.

I started with two coats of G&G cold hands. warm heart on my thumb, index finger and pinky. On my middle and ring finger I have one coat of Ulta3 black satin.
For the stars I used starry night vinyls from Becauseishop. I laid one on my miracle mat and painted a coat of OPI int'l crime caper over it. Removing the vinyl immediately, I then placed it again and used a scraper to flatten it and get rid of the excess polish. I then painted a coat of China Glaze let your twilight sparkle over it, removing the vinyl immediately.
Once it was dry I randomly added the stars to my nails, top coated and done.
What do you think? I was concerned when I bought this collection that I would have trouble capturing the colour shift. Since they all black based polishes, but so far I haven't had any trouble.

Thanks for reading!