Thursday, 18 January 2018

#52weeknailchallenge: unused polish

We at week three already of this years challenge and I may be making head way. This is one of the mani's I have done using my Secret Santa goodies. I've been looking ahead and I'm torn between using this for untried or holo... But I do have another mani that will go with holo too, so here you go.

I started with two coats of KB Shimmer rollin' with the chrommies on my thumb, index and pinky. On my middle and ring finger I have two coats of I love Hean black.
I stamped an image from BP-L027 with rimmel rock the metal on my ring finger.
Top coated and that was it... I tried to capture the shift and holo of rollin' with the chrommies, but I failed. Miserably. I have a flash pic to showcase the holo and you can see some of the shift around the edges of my nails.
I do like how this turned out. I kept looking at my nails admiring the shift. And the holo.
What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, 12 January 2018

#52weeknailchallenge: watermarble

I haven't had chance yet to get ahead with the challenge, so today's post is a little late. We are at the hated watermarble prompt and I almost want to say it's the one that excited everyone the most!

I've always wanted to do a black and neon green marble and I did once, but it wasn't what I wanted... So I decided to try again and I sucked. I decided to then go the easy route and stamp. I started with two coats of I love Hean black on my thumb and index. On my index, middle and ring finger I have three coats of I love Hean 809.
I then stamped with Lina make your mark 3 and Nicole Diary black polish.
Topcoated and something was missing... So I decided to add a coat of tip top galaxy.
And a flash shot to show off the holo.
So what do you think? I got a few compliments on this one. And I kinda like it too.

Thanks for reading!!

Friday, 5 January 2018

#52weeknailchallenge: pink & purple

Here we are at the beginning of a New Year and this is normally where something profound would be said, but I have nothing... It's just another year with resolutions being made and almost instantly being broken. I did see something that stuck with me though.
Anyway, besides the beginning of a New Year, it's also the start of a fresh 52 week challenge. @polish_portfolio did this years one through a group effort and hopefully there will be more people joining in this year. There's some new and combined prompts, some ones that have me thinking WTF?! and ones I look forward to.
Jumping straight in we start with pink and purple. I really need to start noting which white polishes I use! I have two coats of some random white polish on my middle and ring finger and I didn't note which one. On my pinky I have two coats of Hean 280 from the jungle pop collection. My thumb and index two coats of Starrily gamma ray.
First up, I have to note the difference in concentration of holo in the two polishes. Compared to gamma ray, it doesn't even look like 280 is holo at all. The flowers I stamped with my essence black stampy polish and coloured it in with the two holo's.
Flash shot to show off the holo and sadly again notice the difference between the two.
What do you think? Once I finished the mani, there wasn't much of a difference between the two polishes, but I was done with it and it was pink and purple, so....
Thanks for reading and thanks for sticking with me!

Friday, 29 December 2017

Friday Triad: Inspired by Cambria

It's Triad time again!! It was Michelle's turn to choose this month and there was a huuuuge discussion about this mani. She had it pinned but the pic didn't have a watermark, so we didn't know how to credit. We then found one done by @nailsbycambria on pinterest, but we couldn't find it on Instagram. So if you click on her name, it will take you to Insta and here is the link to pinterest to the mani.

I decided to use my gel polishes for this, as I wanted to use transparent chameleon flakies I got in my SS box. I have one coat of Gel-it jack black on all my nails. Cured it and used the applicator to apply the flakies.
I applied the flakies the flakies on the whole nail on my thumb and pinky. On my index, middle and ring finger I used some vinyls from becauseishop for the triangles.
It's not perfect, I got some of the flakies out of the border, but not a lot. Once I was done I top coated, cured and then freehanded the matte top coat. And one last cure.
That's it! Super simple and I got loads of compliments on this, since the shift with the flakies are insane. Green to blue to purple and there's even some yellow flakes in there too. I decided to do a wear test with the gel and I've had this on for two weeks now. And I'm dying to take it off!

What do you think? Do pop over to Michelle and Joyce and give them some love!

Thanks for reading!