Thursday, 15 February 2018

#52weeknailchallenge: Valentine's day

I know I said that I didn't do anything for this prompt in my previous post, but I decided to share what I was wearing. I think red holo does count.
This is two coats of Hean I love Hean 424 and a holo top coat.
I was planning on only wearing 424, but I wanted some sparkle. So I added one coat of Starrily eclipse.
Flash shot for the holo and I think I should mention these pics were taking with three days of wear. Even now almost a week later, I'm impressed with the lack of tip wear (except for Cindy) and it still shines.
So what do you think?

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Monday, 12 February 2018

#52weeknailchallenge: leaves

Heeeeey so my post for leaves is a little (read a week) late, but I have a reason other than laziness this time. BF's father has been ill and has subsequently passed away, so it's been a stressful time. I was hoping to do my Valentine's day mani on Friday, but the funeral was on Friday, so no nails. And I feel like it would be cheating doing it now. I did wear red polish with a holo top coat if that counts?

Back to leaves, I started with two coats of Hean City Fashion 193 on my pinky and thumb, the rest of my nails has two coats of CF white. I then placed some falling pines vinyls from becauseishop on my mat, painted a line of Tip Top liquid envy, TT mango tango and CF 193 across the vinyl and used a fan brush to blend (look at me sounding all fancy) the polishes.
I then removed the vinyl and painted a coat of clear polish over the design and waited for it to dry. I then peeled it off my mat and used my stamper to place it. This was more autumny than I intended, but people at least got what it was. Except BF, he asked why do I have KOI on my fingers...
courtesy of Google
Just in case you needed to know what koi looks like.
So I don't think my leaves look like fish, but I kinda see it. I guess. If anything I was hoping for more green to show through, but there is a hint here and there.
What do you think? I initially thought the falling pines was more tree-ish but it definitely doubles as leaves. So is this leafy enough?

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Thursday, 1 February 2018

#52weeknailchallenge: holographic

Ah the mandatory holo prompt. I don't think any challenge is complete without having holo as a prompt and I'm happy to say that my amount of holo polishes has grown. Not by much, but it has. Now I'm dreaming of a stunning red holo (nudge nudge wink wink)

I saw this mani and I love the negative space look with the crystals and I wanted to do something similar. Now it doesn't quite work, but pretty polishes make everything better. Unless it really sucks.

I started with two coats of Morgan Taylor under the stars. And man is this a pretty polish! My only gripe is that even with a nice thick coat of seche, it still wasn't smooth. On my ring finger I have two coats of base coat.
I used an image from BP-L060 and stamped it with Revlon rock the metal. I then coloured it in with KB Shimmer rollin' with the chrommies. The etching on this plate is very shallow and I'm not the only one to have noticed that... Once my decal was slightly dry I stamped it directly to my nail.
I'm thinking I should rather have used a clear base coat or even a different polish to colour in the gems, but oh well.
What do you think? Are you going to join the challenge at all?

Thanks for reading!