Tuesday, 29 December 2015

A bit late for Christmas

I've been meaning to post this since Christmas Eve, but I just never got around to it. This is a mani I did before Christmas as I didn't have anything on my nails on the day.

For this I started with two coats of Tip Top Raspberry Cream on my thumb, middle finger and pinky. On my index and ring finger I have two coats of Tip Top Liquid Envy.
The snowflakes on my thumb and pinky is from BP-L018, stamped with Nubar Silver Mist. Image on my middle finger is also from BP-L018, stamped with Essence stampy polish in white.
The christmas trees is from BP-L015, stamped with a gold stamping polish from BPS.
I actually have two more christmas mani's that I never shared. The one I might not share at all, because it didn't turn out quite the way I wanted. Guess I'll keep the other one for next year. Did you guys have a good Christmas? Mine was very quiet. Just me and BF.

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Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Green Christmas

I've been meaning to post this since Monday, but I've been been a bit busy. Cleaning up and so forth. I've also had to shorten my nails as the normal culprit started tearing again and that was with a patch. At least I have some length, but you'll only see them next year.

Anyway, I wanted to do a green mani, but I couldn't think of an appropriate green that felt christmassy. And then I remembered Michelle gifted me some awesome greens for my bday. And Nubar Conserve was perfect for what I had in mind.
I used Tip Top Miraculous Results for my base as it has a milky effect and not just a clear base. On my thumb and pinky I have two coats of Conserve. I could have gotten away with just one, but bald patches. On my index and ring finger I used these half circle vinyl things from TwinkledT and placed the round side against my cuticle and the straight side was exactly halfway through my nail. Perfect size :)
For I middle finger I just used striping tape for the negative space. Then I used some loose glitter from BPS for the lines.
I loved how this turned out. So elegant, LoL. What to you think?

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Monday, 14 December 2015

Shade of Red

Soooo, it's Monday again. I hope it's a good one. More like wishful thinking if you ask me. Is it just me or is there no christmas spirit going around? There's always this mad rush to nowhere and we got some bad news this year too.

Anyway, we had our staff function last week and the theme or dress code was smart with a shade of red. So I decided my nails will be my shade of red. I started with 2 coats of Essence A Hint of Love on all my fingers, except my ring finger. That got one coat of SC Snow me White.
I did a glitter gradient starting from my cuticle. Would that be a reverse gradient? The glitter I used is from Ulta3, Disco Fever.
This red is gorgeous though. There was tinsel on the tables and my nails were more shimmery than the tinsel!
What do you think of my shade of red mani? Think it would also pass as a christmas mani?

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Thursday, 10 December 2015

Savage Waterspotting

Thank goodness it's almost weekend. It's been a rough week so far.

Today I have a polish that completely surprised me. Firstly, it's only one coat and secondly it dried matte.
This is SC Savage. I looooove this colour and that it dries matte makes it even better.
I have so many ideas to use this one with. Just waiting for some vinyls to come my way. I was really wanting to try waterspotting again.
I used Hean Black and Tip Top Gold Mine for the spotting.
This is such a fun technique, as long as you have some liquid latex or something to make clean up a breeze. I use Simply Peel from Bliss Kiss and I'm totally ordering me another one for Christmas.
What do you guys think of my colour combination? I don't love it, but I don't hate it either. BF said it looked like camo... Not quite the look I was going for, but okay then.

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Monday, 7 December 2015

Hean nail polish: City Fashion #193

What is it about Mondays that just makes you want to crawl back into bed? At least mine can't be too bad since I was working this weekend and I'm still in the swing of things. But I still don't feel like going in. Did you guys have a good weekend though?

I have another Hean to show you today. This one is really pretty.
This is two coats of City Fashion #193. Now, I am not a fan of browns... But this one is beautiful and has a gorgeous gold shimmer to it. Chocolate!!
I knew I wanted to stamp in gold on this colour and while going through my stamping plates, I found one that had a wood grain design on it and I knew it would go perfectly.
The stamping plate is hehe 71 from their Studio Ghibli collection. I was so excited about this collection when I saw it here on Emily's blog. And since BF likes his anime I didn't have to twist his arm too hard.
The flowers are from TwinkledT, I got it back when I ordered my first set of vinyls. I have such bad luck when it comes to these kind of stickers. The moment I top coat it, the sticker curls up! So frustrating!
I did really like this mani though. I loved how the wood grain looked with this colour. You can find it at Glamore Cosmetics and don't forget it's almost Christmas. And if you know a nail polish addict, it's the perfect place to find amazing colours!

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Monday, 23 November 2015

Hean nail polish: City Fashion #199

I can't wait for this year to come to an end. When it comes to this time of the year I'm normally exhausted most of the time... And this time changes people too. It's like they more impatient and quicker to anger. I would know since I'm in the service industry, luckily I don't work retail anymore. I can't imagine what it's like anymore. I'd much rather do my shopping online.

One of my favourite online stores at the moment is Glamore Cosmetics. Since nail polish!! And today I have one to show you.
This is two coats of City Fashion #199. I keep thinking I need to say more about the colour, but I'd rather have the pictures do that.
Naturally it dries quick and shiny. I wanted to do some Movember nail art with this, but I have totally gone overboard.
I stamped images from BP-L012 on all my fingers with Essence stampy polish in black. And then I went crazy and added moustache stickers from BPS
As you can see I went a bit crazy with this one.
I don't know if it's just me, but it doesn't seem like the hype for Movember is that big this year. But then again I've been feeling a bit detached from the world around me. I haven't had much time to browse as much as I had before. Anyway....

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Friday, 20 November 2015

Sassy in the City goes Sarcastic by Nature aka Twinsie post with Sam.

I seriously need to get my lazy ass moving... I have all these pictures that need watermarks and posts that need to be done. BTW for you who does not know this, but blogging is hard work. Sure it's fun and it's awesome knowing there's some lovely people reading and commenting and sharing and hopefully loving my work, but man, it takes time. I always thought 'what are these bloggers going on about?' but I get it now!

Today I have something absolutely awesome! A twinsie post with Sam from Sassy in the City. Now I'm sure there's a lot of you guys who know Sam and if you don't... What rock have you been living under? Sam is the bestest! She's always encouraged me and never said anything bad about my work ever. So the idea for today was, for her to do a mani and I would copy it. But then she didn't get to it and it fell to me to do the mani and she would copy it.

The theme she gave was dotticure meets zig zag. So I was like cool. And I came up with this...
And now as I'm rereading our messages I see that she set the colour too. White, purple and green... Oops (LoL) So I started with Hean t10 from the I love Hean collection.
On my middle finger I placed a zig zag vinyl as I wanted my dotticure to form a zig zag. Not sure if it worked. On my index and ring fingers I did actual zig zags with vinyls from Llarowe. I used Hean 276, 277 and 281 from the Jungle Pop collection for the zig zags.
I got the idea for the black and the metallic polishes from Michelle. I think she mentioned it makes them pop. Head on over to Sam's Facebook page and give her some love for her "Same same, but different" mani!
Before I finish with you guys, can you spot a difference with any of the nails in the pic above?? There is one! Thanks for stopping by!

Hean nail polish: City Fashion 164

So my post is a little late today, but at least I'm posting right? I've been neglecting my swatches a bit, bu I do have a couple coming your way again.

The first one up is Hean City Fashion 164.
This is a beautiful colour. Dries fast and obviously very shiny. It's only available from Glamore Cosmetics, so get it while it's hot. :)
I was a bit stumped as what to do art wise with this... And this is what I came up with...
This is more or less what my stupid work unifrom looks like. White and beige stripes. To get this effect I used a fan brush and Tip Top Toasted Nuts and SC Snow me White.
I didn't think it would be super obvious but people at work did notice the resemblance and even asked my why am I so crazy to do that as I'm always in uniform. Maybe that's why, I'm constantly seeing myself in these clothes, it was bound to end up on my nails eventually, right?
I wasn't too happy with how it turned out, but it did grow on me... A lot. Now it's time to go and be stumped again as to what to put on my nails today. Any ideas?

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Monday, 9 November 2015

Negative space and Tahiti

I hope everyone had a good weekend! Mine has been too short. Today's mani is totally inspired by jewsie_nails. I initially downloaded the pic from FaceBook and thank goodness there was a watermark, otherwise I wouldn't be able to credit her.
I started with 2 coats of Ulta3 Tahiti on all my nails. I got these polishes from BF's mom as a Xmas present. On my middle finger there is a bit of a negative space, for this I used a 'V' vinyl I got from We heart nail art. I added a silver square stud I got with my order of polishes from Parental Advisory Polish.
On my ring finger I used zig zag vinyls from Llarowe, but they are also available from We heart nail art. I top coated Tahiti before I added the vinyls and then one coat of SC Snow me White.
I was going to leave it as is, but I decided to add a matte top coat to my middle and ring fingers. Tahiti was so bright, it was hard to miss. Made me feel like everyone was looking at my nails! Guess that's the point right?

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Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Go to mani for short nails

Like I mentioned last week, I'm going to show you my go to mani for short nails... I've been a bit unfortunate with the nails on my right hand tearing because they too long. Can you believe it? My pinky is a little nub, quite sad.

So because I didn't want to cut all my nails and I didn't want it to be super obvious when I do paint my nails. I decided to do something conservative.
I started with two coats of Tip Top Bare With Me... On my ring finger I stamped with SC Snow me White and BP-L020. I use whichever lace design tickles my fancy on the day. Top coat it and then I add a coat of Essence Matt about You.
And yes, my thumb nail decided he was too long too. Stupid thumb!!
It was quite funny wearing this, my colleagues actually asked me if there's something wrong with my nails. So what do you think of my short nails mani? I kinda like it. I also feel like I've seen something like it before... If you know where, let me know!

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Saturday, 31 October 2015

Halloween 2015

Yay so I managed to get in another halloween post. I'm kinda impressed with myself! LoL Of course it doesn't look as awesome as all those great ones on Instagram, but I like it.

I started with two coats of Tip Top Triple Putty. On my middle finger I stamped the bats image off BP-L025 with Essence stampy polish in black.

On my thumb I stamped another bats image off QA26 from BPS with Essence stampy polish in black. My ring and index finger is sporting the web image and a spider from QA26 with Essence stampy polish in black and white.
I actually meant to stamp the web in white on both fingers, but I screwed up. It doesn't look too bad like this though. I top coated and then I decided to mattify it.
And I liked it even more!!
How are you guys spending your Halloween? One of my colleagues are getting married today and I wish them all the best... He is kinda (very) annoying.

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