Monday, 20 November 2017

#52weeknailchallenge: tribal

It is downhill to Christmas from here... We are on week 47 already! It is quite scary.

Anyway, this week is tribal and I kinda cheated again, or I'm being clever. I'm not gonna tell you much about the base.
What I can tell you is... It's pastel and I'm using it for the pastel prompt in 2 weeks. 
And I added a holo glitter topper. And then decals from Aliexpress.
So that's it... More details in 2 weeks. What do you think? Tribal enough?

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

#52weeknailchallenge: grey

I actually did this mani having a diffirent prompt in mind. I think I was going to use it for either the movie prompt or fictional character. But for some reason I didn't.

So I started with two coats of Essence rock my world! on my thumb and index. And at this moment, I can't remember if I had a base under the decals or not.
I got the decals from Aliexpress while I was shopping for a secret santa one year and ended up with extras. 
I added a matte top coat and that was that. There isn't much to say about this mani. I mean it's super easy.
What do you think? Black + white = grey. 

Thanks for reading! And it's Audrey Hepburn FYI

Monday, 6 November 2017

#52weeknailchallenge: candy

I actually wanted to do candy for the food prompt, but it doesn't help if there is already a candy prompt...

I have a swatch for you too. I'm not sure what my reasoning behind this base was, but it reminds me of sprinkles and that somehow led me to candy.
This is two coats of Tip Top milkyway.
See? Sprinkles! Anyway, I made some stamping decals on my mat, by painting a clear coat of polish on it and stamping my image on that. I used a candy image from BP-L023 and coloured them in with Tip Top broken soul, TT melting marshmallows, Essence love is in the air, L.O.L, play with my mint and Hean City Fashion 178.
For the candy canes I coloured them in with Essence santa baby, or at least I think so. For some reason I never made a note of it. I used Essence stampy polish in black and white. Although in hindsight I should have rather used a red stamping polish for the candy canes.
What do you think? Candy enough for you?

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

#52weeknailchallenge: halloween

Happy Halloween!! I've been wanting to use the mansion image on my one stamping plate for so long and I thought that this year is the year.

I started with a quick coat of Rimmel rock the metal. And by quick I mean a coat just to cover the nail, no matter if there's streaks or bald patches. Hence no swatch. I then did a gradient over it with Essence black is back at the cuticle, Tip Top stormy sky, TT moonshine and TT armourplate.
I then stamped the witch and bats using my essence black stampy polish from plate QA26. The mansion's windows I coloured in with Essence Andy, you're a star.
The ghost is from plate HN04-A that was gifted to me by Heather. It was stamped with essence's stampy polish in white.
I was actually disappointed by the mani, because later that very day, the top coat peeled off at the tips leaving a grey gritty coat behind. I think it was caused by armourplate, because it bubbled on some of my nails. And not bubble as in those little air bubbles, it caused bumps! 

Oh well I still wore it for a couple of days. What do you think? Despite the peeling and bubbling I still liked it.

Thanks for reading!