Friday, 28 April 2017

Friday Triad: Inspired by Paulina's Passions

I had slight technical issues this morning so my post is slightly late, but here it is.

It's that time of the month again for our triad post. It was my turn to choose our inspiration, so I chose the first mani in this post done by Paulina. I like how the roses popped on the background.

For my base I mixed some black polish with clear polish, adding black to the clear until it was sheer enough, but not too opaque. The only problem I had was that it bubbled for some reason. The black geometric design is from plate BP 77. The roses from BP 73.
Since my clear stampers doesn't pick up my essence black stampy polish I had to make decals using my miracle mat. I also made stamping decals with the roses, colouring in the leaves with Essence beijos de brazil. The roses is coloured in with Essence santa baby (red), Orly two-hour lunch (dusty pink) and Ulta3 cherry taffeta (bright pink).
Once my base was super dry, I used a nail art pen from BPS to draw the border around my nails. While I was doing this all of those decals were drying, I then added them to my nails, only to have more bubbles form. And by adding top coat it just made more bubbles. So this was one bubbly mess, but it was pretty.
So yes I am moaning a little and it's not super obvious unless you look close, but I could see it every time I looked at my nails. What do you think? Does it do the original any justice? Don't forget to pop over to Michelle and Joyce's and show some love.

Thanks for reading!!

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

#52weeknailchallenge: autumn

This week's prompt is autumn and I was stuck on what to do. I had no ideas whatsoever. I eventually kinda settled on this as I went through my stamping plates in the hopes for inspiration.

I started with two coats of Tip Top army vibes on my thumb, middle finger and pinky. The other two has two coats of a HD polish with no name. I then stamped a leafy image from BP 19 on my index and ring finger with Tip Top lazy lizard. On my thumb and pinky I stamped with Essie leggy legend.
I made a stamping decal for my middle finger. The image is from BP 30. Stamped with Sorbet chic me baby. The leaves are coloured in with leggy legend, the HD polish and Hean City Fashion 167.
I'm not a big fan of this, but apparently everyone else liked it.
So does this represent autumn? What do you think?

Thanks for reading guys!!

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

#52weeknailchallenge: easter

Gosh you guys, can you believe that we up to week 16 already? So as Easter was this weekend, it's kinda obvious that it should be the prompt for this week.

I started with two coats of Hean City Fashion 176 on my thumb, middle finger and pinky. My index and ring finger has two coats of I love Hean 880 from the pastel collection. I top coated that for vinyls. While that was drying I made some Easter egg decals using my mat.
Stamping plate is BP-60 and I used essence stampy polish in white for the eggs, which I then coloured in using I love Hean 881 and 876. Once my base was dry, I laid down some ziggy zaggy vinyls from becauseishop. I then painted a coat of City Fashion 171 over that, removing the vinyls immediately.
That funky looking bunny was stamped using essence prom-berry. And then I added my eggs.
So what do you think? Easterey enough for you?

Thanks for reading guys!

Saturday, 15 April 2017

#52weeknailchallenge: inspired by a fictional character

Ah man I am so annoyed with myself, I had this post ready for some time and I just never posted it. So here it is, very late.

I started with two coats of Starrily bioluminesence.
And since this is a holo polish, here is the flash shot.
First I just added some silver bubbles that I stamped using plate hehe 60 and nubar silver mist.
I then added a stamping decal a couple of days later as I wanted to add the character that I had in mind.
So that is Ponyo, from the movie with the same name. You can't really see the face very well, but my polish I used for the stamping was not quite opaque. I used Tip Top mango tango for Ponyo and then coloured in her dress with essence santa baby and she is coloured in with I love Hean 871 from the pastel collection.
Ponyo is one of my favourite Studio Ghibli movies. She starts out as a fish that wants to be human and her dad, a wizard, voiced by none other than Liam Neeson, makes that happen in the end, all because of love.
What do you think? It could have been worse... Yip that's me looking on the bright side.

Thanks for reading guys!!

Friday, 7 April 2017

#52weeknailchallenge: silver

I am a little late with this post, but hey I'm still on time. This mani was inspired by this one done by Michelle. Ever since I saw this one, I've wanted to stamp silver over a black matte.
 I started with two coats of essence the black cat on all my nails. I then stamped it with Nubar silver mist and an image off BP-L007.
There isn't really much to say about this... But you can tell me what do you think of this?
Thanks for reading!!