Thursday, 20 July 2017

#52weeknailchallenge: inspired by a video tutorial

My post is a little late today, because I haven't been feeling to great. But it's here now. Let me know what you think.

I learned something when doing this... Do NOT make decals the day before using them. They are too dry and hard then. Also don't try it when you in a rush. But it wasn't a complete fail.

I saw this tutorial by @clairestelle8 and I wanted to do something similar. So I started with two coats of Sinful Colors rise and shine on my thumb, two coats of SC dream on on my pinky, two coats of Starrily magic rainbow on my index and ring finger and lastly, a coat of SC snow me white on my middle finger.
For the horrid decals I used the same image Claire did from BP-L003 and essence stampy polish in white. The decals I used on my index and ring finger is coloured in with rise and shine and dream on alternating the colours. The decals on my middle finger I coloured in with Starrily magic rainbow.
I attempted to do a gradient on my middle finger, which since I was in a rush is not that great, because I first tried it with a sponge but then switched over to a fan brush as I didn't have the patience for multiple spongings.
 So what do you think? It kinda grew on me, but it's not my best work.

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, 13 July 2017

#52weeknailchallenge: winter

I may have done this mani already... This was kind of a "my bad" situation. I wanted to add some white glitter that would have been kinda like snow... AND then I forgot.... Fantastic, but at least it's an awesome mani. And I got to use my brand new Mundo de Unas stamping polishes.

I started with a white base, which was Sinful Colors snow me white. I then did a gradient with, from the cuticle, I love Hean black, Essence rock my world!, Hean City Fashion 172 and snow me white.

Once that was dry I stamped an image from BP-L011 with Mundo dark gray. Top coated and once that was dry I painted a coat of Essence matt about you over it.

As I mentioned I wanted to add a coat of white glitter, but I forgot. I still think this counts as winter though. It looks dark and stormy and I actually like this attempt better than my first one, which you can find here.

What do you think? Which attempt do you think is the better of the two? I may have peeked ahead at the challenge and I found that there is a prompt for an ombre... And I don't know what to do... I mean I have done a gradient for purple, for winter, I may have done one for yellow and now I'm stuck colour wise. Any ideas?

And as always thanks for reading!



Friday, 7 July 2017

#52weeknailchallenge: gold

This cold weather we having is not conducive to my blog posts. It's too cold to sit with my laptop... I know I know, why don't I just sit in bed? Well my laptop is connected to the internet via a LAN cable and it's only so long.

Anyway, today's prompt is gold. First off I have a swatch for you. This is I love Hean 900 from the winter collection. Two no fuss coats.
I love this colour. There's just something about it.
Now, today's prompt is not whatever this colour is... it's gold. So I paired Essence I still believe in Santa Claus with a watermarble design from plate HeHe 40.

I tried to align the centre point on different places on my nail, which was slightly difficult as the stamp wasn't very big. So I didn't have a lot of leeway.
Also, those little points that it makes, was very difficult to clean. I kept getting pieces of cotton wool stuck in it.
What do you think of my faux watermarble and the gold? It counts right?


Thanks for reading guys!

Friday, 30 June 2017

Friday Triad: Inspired by Kakine Nail Art

Hey look at that... Three posts in one week. That's probably not gonna happen again. Anyway, it's time for another Friday Triad. Today was Michelle's choice and it was inspired by this post of Kakine (Hope I got that right). If you want more info on our Friday posts, head on over to Michelle's space... She's way more organised than me and always has a little story.

Count on Michelle to choose pink and super complicated swirls... So I knew I didn't want to do pink, I was considering a gradient, but I chose the lazy way out (it's starting to be a trend here). I started with two coats of I love Hean black on my thumb and pinky. On my index, middle and ring finger I have 2 coats of Hean 281 from the jungle pop collection.
The Jungle Pop collection is really one of my favourites.... Okay, I stamped a swirly cloud image from HeHe 41 with essence black stampy polish. I top coated and waited for that dry. Once that was dry, laid down some pointy vinyls on my index and ring fingers and painted I love Hean black on the sides.
I left my middle finger as is, just to see those lovely swirls... I really like how this turned out, I also got a couple of compliments on this.
What do you think? I think I passed... It is my turn to pick the next inspiration, I hope the girls will like it. Do pop on over to Michelle and Joyce and give them some love!

Thanks for stopping by


Wednesday, 28 June 2017

#52weeknailchallenge: rainbow

Okay seriously... I cannot handle my allergies anymore, it is driving me up the wall. I'm almost constantly sneezing, my nose is blocked most of the time and therefor I haven't been sleeping all that well either. And my nose is so sore from blowing.... Kill me now.

Anyway, this weeks prompt is rainbow and I totally cheated on this! I wanted to do a awesome gradient, but I was lazy. I think I started with a white base, but I can't remember. I didn't make any notes on this.
So I got 50 sheets of water decals from aliexpress for next to nothing. And there were so many random decals. Full nail images, single images, you name it.And this swirly one was among them.
This counts as rainbow right? Right?
That's it for my scum rainbow nails... What do you think?

And as always thanks for stopping by!!


Monday, 26 June 2017

#52weeknailchallenge: inspired by a book

OMG you guys, I completely forgot to post this last week. So here is my quick catch up. I had an idea in mind for what book I wanted to use as my inspiration but it didn't quite work out. So when I mentioned my lack of anything book to our Friday Triad group, Joyce came up with the best idea ever. The newspaper transfer thingy...

Obviously I had no newspaper at the time so I settled for this...I started with two coats of Ulta3 lily white on all my nails. I then took a piece of sponge and sponged on Tip Top toasted nuts.
The image I stamped is from BP-76 and I used Sorbet chic me baby.
Once that was dry I top coated and then added a coat of OPI matte top coat. I kinda like how this turned out... It felt like pages from a book and had that brown colour most books have.
What do you think? And thanks for the idea Joyce!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Thursday, 15 June 2017

#52weeknailchallenge: purple

I can't believe we are almost half way through the challenge. Year is half way done.

For the purple prompt I wanted to do a gradient, but first I have a swatch for you. This is two coats of I love Hean 903 from the winter collection. Well I think it's the winter collection...
This is a very pale lilac. And almost seems dirty.
For the gradient I used Tip Top surfer girl, grape dance and purple bow peep.
It's a little bumpy, but I didn't put top coat on yet. Once that was semi dry I added some flower decals from aliexpress.
I really liked this gradient.
I'm kinda bummed about the lines that showed after the decals. I should have top coated before the decal and I've told myself that so many times, but I keep forgetting.
What do you think?

Thanks for reading!


Wednesday, 7 June 2017

#52weeknailchallenge: inspired by a game aka gambling

I had no idea what I was going to do for this prompt and I was checking out my stamping plates to find some inspiration. So I settled on HeHe 54 which had an image of playing cards and decided that was going to my theme. Playing cards.

I started with two coats of I love Hean 424 on all my fingers except my middle finger, which has two coats of Ulta3 lily white. I then stamped the clover image from BP-63 on all my fingers except my middle with Nubar silver mist.
While all of that was drying I made decals from the playing card image with essence stampy polish black and Sinful Colors snow me white. For my middle finger I made a decal from plate BP-63. The yellow is Hean City Fashion 171 and the red is Essence santa baby.
Once the decals was dry I put them on my clear stamper and then placed them on my nails, to avoid bubbles and to get them where I wanted them.
What do you think? Does this pass for a game? When I showed BF he said it's not a game, it's gambling... But hey, even that is technically a game?

Thanks for reading!!


Tuesday, 30 May 2017

#52weeknailchallenge: holographic

I started with two coats of Essence pink & perfect on my thumb and pinky. My index, middle and ring finger has two coats of Starrily magic rainbow.
For the gradient I stuck 1000 butterflies vinyl from Cherry Blossom Store to my Simply Neat miracle mat and used Essence red rocks, pink & perfect and the masked ball. I used a scraper to level the polish and create the gradient.
Once it was semi dry I painted a coat of clear polish over it, waited for it to dry and then peeled it off to place it on my nails. 
Top coated after that. I really like how this turned out. And of course the flash shot just to show off the holo.
What do you think? 

Thanks for reading guys!

Friday, 26 May 2017

Friday Triad: Inspired by badgirlnails

It's time for another Friday Triad and today's choice was Joyce's. She chose this mani by Sonia @badgirlnails. Which is kinda funny as this was on my to-do list too. Guess I can double cross it off now.

I started with two coats of Essence rock my world! on my thumb, index finger and pinky. On my middle finger I sponged on Sinful Colours after party.
For my ring finger I painted on a coat of SC snow me white, top coated and waited for it to dry for vinyls. For my gradient I used rock my world! and Tip Top cyan can can.
Once that was done, I top coated and a coat of Essence matt about you over that. I left my middle finger as is. I placed some blue studs on my index and pinky on the slightly tacky matte coat.
They lasted all of half a day. So what do you think? I liked wearing this, it was also fun doing it...

Head over to Michelle and Joyce and give them some love.


Wednesday, 24 May 2017

#52weeknailchallenge: stripes

When I was looking for some inspiration for this prompt I googled stripe mani's and some zebra print ones came up. And I had one that I haven't shared yet.

I started with two coats of Essie leggy legend on my thumb, index finger and pinky. On my middle and ring finger I have a coat of SC snow me white. I then sponged on a gradient with I love Hean 878 and 880 from the pastel collection and Tip Top it's lime time. With lime time at the tip.
I then added some tigress vinyls from becauseishop and painted a thick coat of leggy legend over it, removing the vinyls immediately.
 I feel like I should have rather used neon polishes for this, but the neons I have is not very opaque.
 So what do you think? I think I nailed stripes.
Now I think there is an animal print prompt somewhere in this challenge.... Any ideas for that?

Thanks for stopping by!