Wednesday, 16 October 2019

#52weeknailchallenge: stars

I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do for this prompt, but I browsed Pinterest and combined a couple of things I saw.

I started with two coats of Fairmaiden come what may on my thumb, index and pinky. On my middle and ring finger I have two coats of China Glaze I'll sand by you.
I then stamped the stars from Lina feeling shapely 9 with Nicole Diary black.
I then added OPI matte top coat.
I just love how this turned out. I especially love the matte version.
What do you think? Which is your favourite?

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

#52weeknailchallenge: newspaper

Can you believe that in all the time I have been doing nails, I have never done newspaper nails! So this is a good time to give it a go.

I started with 3 coats of Hean I love Hean 873 on all my nails. I'm fairly certain when I used this polish the first time I didn't need 3 coats... Does this happen to you too?
I then took some newspaper clippings, put it on my nail and put a cotton pad soaked in alcohol over the clipping. Here I learned something, don't do it that way! When I place the cotton pad over the clipping it moves, and makes the transfer skew. I then put the clipping on the pad and then placed it on my nail and this worked much better.
I then added some decals.
What do you think? I think the decals hide the print quite a bit and I'm not there yet for me to freehand the flowers.
Thanks for reading!!

Monday, 14 October 2019

#52weeknailchallenge: smoosh

Wedding plans are in full swing at the moment. And I keep having to check that I'm not forgetting something. And since everything is basically costing an arm and a leg, no more pretties for me until then.

For today's mani I wanted to have some contrasting colours. So I started with a coat of Toy apple smoothie on all my nails, not worrying about opacity as I was going to smoosh over it.
I then blobbed apple smoothie, Color Club wild cactus and Fair maiden come what may on a stamper and smooshed it on my nails. Adding some more polish as I went along.
I'm quite happy with how this turned out. I had a couple of people ask me how I did it and a couple more compliments. What do you think? Should I have added something?
 Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 28 September 2019

#52weeknailchallenge: Spring

I had a completely different idea in mind for this prompt, but then I couldn't find my inspiration!! I saw it ages ago and never saved it. So when I went looking for it, it was nowhere to be found. Teaches me for not saving it. Let me show you what I did though.

I started with two coats of Hean 903 on my thumb and index finger, on my middle two coats of Catrice good lack! On my ring finger is two coats of Pahlish golden Snidget and on my pinky is two coats of Essence you and me?
I then added a decal to my middle finger. Top coated and done.
I wasn't too sure on my colours, I thought they might be too dark for spring, but then there is flowers. And that's the whole idea.
What do you think? Spring enough?

Thanks for stopping by.