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!