Monday, 29 October 2018

#52weeknailchallenge: Halloween

I decided to use an old mani for this prompt. I originally did it last year for this prompt and I ended up using something else, so here you go. This was inspired by @nailsbyjema, the link for the original. Don't judge me too harshly.

I started with a coat of Ulta3 lily white on all my nails. I then did a gradient with Tip Top sea me now and crushed grapes on my pinky and thumb. Once that was dry I added a coat of Tip Top indulgence.
On my index, middle and ring finger I used the web vinyls from becauseishop and did the gradient with sea me now and crushed grapes, removing the vinyls immediately. I then added flower decals from Aliexpress.
I kinda like how this turned out. It doesn't have the crisp lines the original does and I'm not sure for what reason I added the glitter, but I like it. What do you think?
I also think I need to stop showing old mani's. Show them all at one time and done, no more, fresh start.

Thanks for reading!

Friday, 26 October 2018

Friday Triad: Inspired by Bedizzlenails

It's that time of the month again where Joyce, Michelle and I post our inspired manis. This month was Joyce's turn to choose and she chose this (or rather her husband, as he wanted to see cemetery stuff)(There is no way she would have chosen this herself).

So I was drawn to the graveyard theme and I knew that was going to be my focus, I was also contemplating using a blue background, but I settled on a gradient. I started with 1 coat of Ulta3 black satin on my thumb and pinky. On my index, middle and ring finger I have a coat of Hean City Fashion white. For my gradient I used CF 197 (at my cuticle), 176 and 174.
I top coated and then added my decals. The pumpkin was a little sheer so I added a coat of white polish on the back, waited for that to dry, then placed it on my nail. And then my top coat melted it. (I need a rolley eye emoji right about now!)
I had to space my graveyard decals as it came in a single strip and I needed it for 6 nails! So the edges I just coloured in a little with a black striping polish which worked perfectly adding to the grassy look of it all.
What do you think? I rather like how it came out and the decals are worth a zoom, not too close though!
Do go on over to Michelle and Joyce's little spots on the webs and have a look at what they did... I'm quite interested to see what they did. And one more because I really do like how it turned out.
Thanks for reading!!!

Monday, 22 October 2018

#52weeknailchallenge: glitter

This is week 43 which means there's only 9 weeks left to the end of the year... Isn't that fun? And in case you missed it, that was sarcasm.

On to glitter! I had an idea of what I wanted to do, but I wasn't sure of my colour scheme. I do know I didn't want to use black. So Michelle came to my rescue and suggested dark blue. Let me show you what I did.

I started with two coats of Hean City Fashion 169 on my thumb and index. On my middle and ring finger I have two coats of CF 164. On my pinky I have three coats of CF 199.
I have no idea why I did 3 coats of 199 as the plan was to sponge glitter over it... I didn't really need it to be opaque. I just wanted it to have a blue tinge to it. The glitter I used is Tip Top snow capped.
On my middle and ring finger I added loose glitter from BPS. I wanted to use this glitter as it's bigger than the normal hexagonal glitter that I have tons of and no time or patience to use!!
What do you think? I do like the shifty aspect of the glitter but I was slightly disappointed by some of the pieces. They were clear and no shifty colour at all, unless the glitter has a "face up" side that I didn't know of. And even after two coats of top coat some of the sides still poked out. So after a couple of days I had blank spots on my nails! 😀
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Monday, 15 October 2018

#52weeknailchallenge: feathers

Sometimes I have an idea of what I would like to do with some of these prompts and then come the time to actually do it. I do the complete opposite!! I intended to use some vinyls and have some pretty glittery feathers and then I went and used decals!

I started with two coats of Orly two HR lunch on my pinky, index finger and thumb. The rest has two coats of Catrice good lack!
I then added some feather decals. 
Top coated and done. In case you were wondering, most of my decals are from Aliexpress. They sell packs of 50 sheets for $2-$4. I don't think I'll run out anytime soon.
What do you think?

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Monday, 8 October 2018

#52weeknailchallenge: inspired by a photo

Today's prompt was quite easy to chose.... Michelle had sent a photo to our secret santa group some time ago commenting on how we should do a mani inspired by the design. So I thought that today would be a good time to do just that.
This is one of the many pictures she sent, but this one shows the design the best. Let me show you what I did. I started with two coats of Tip Top perfect look on all my nails.
I then stamped an image from Lina Feeling shapely 09 with Nicole Diary white stamping polish.
And that's another easy mani. What do you think? 
And as always thanks for reading!!

Monday, 1 October 2018

#52weeknailchallenge: pink + white

This mani is somewhat inspired by @chitchatnails. I also decided to use gel polishes as I was planning on wearing these a little longer than a couple of days.

On my ring and middle finger I have Gel-It malibu and on my thumb, index and pinky I have Gel-It tigerlilly.
I tried to do a bit of a dry brush on my middle and ring finger with tigerlilly, curing in between the brush strokes. I also added some gold foil I got from Aliexpress.
What do you think? Tigerlilly is probably not quite pink, but it's close enough.
I had this on for 2 weeks before I took it off, as the foil was starting to discolour where it wasn't sealed properly.

Thanks for stopping by!!