Thursday, 28 February 2019

#52weeknailchallenge: favourite colour

No surprises with this prompt, it's gonna be green. I had somewhat high hopes for this one. I was going to attempt a veil marble thing... Where you drip the polish on water, scrunch it up and put your nail under the polish and lift it out. Ya, that did not work. Firstly my polish kept sticking to my tool when scrunching and when lifting it out of the water it just looked a mess. Hey, at least I tried! So let me show you what I settled for.
I started with two coats of China Glaze lime after lime on all my nails. I then added a simple stamp from Konad 28 with Mundo de Unas green.
And that's that. It's kinda striking and while wearing it I kept glancing at my nails.
What do you think? What's your favourite colour?

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Wednesday, 27 February 2019

#52weeknailchallenge: pink & gold

Sooo this post is a little late again!. I will get to a point where my posts will be one time! Just not today...

I decided on a gradient for this prompt. I started with two coats of Hean City Fashion 150 on my thumb and index finger. On my pinky I have two coats of Hean Sugar 852. For the gradient on my middle and ring finger I used City Fashion 177, 150 and Tip Top gold mine.
I wanted to use CF 150 as it has this pretty gold sparkle, which you cannot see after top coat! You can only see it in bottle and before top coat.
What do you think? I kinda like how this turned out. The only thing that bothered me is the weird shrinkage I got at the tips with gold mine. But I suspect it's because it's a foil and doesn't want to gradient.
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Friday, 22 February 2019

Friday Triad; Inspired by @playfulpolishes

It's Triad time again!! This month was my turn to choose our inspiration, so I chose this mani by @playfulpolishes. I only realised after I sent the inspo link that it's very similar to a previous Triad mani, but no one complained, so here we are.

Funny thing about this, I meant to do it the weekend, sat down at my table and promptly started on my glitter mani for the challenge. Completely forgot about it. So this would have been a midnight mani, but instead I got up slightly early and did it this morning.

Let me show you what I have. I started with three coats of Essie turquoise & caicos on my thumb, index and middle finger. On my ring finger and pinky I have two coats of OPI DS pewter. I loved it so much from my previous mani, I decided to keep it.
I then stamped an image from Konad 35 with Moyra 253 a green holo polish that stamps. I then added another leaf image from Lina Summer 3 with Mundo de Unas avocado.
The animal print as a decal since I didn't have time for freehand (which I suck at anyway) and I didn't have a stamp with a small enough print.
So yes, it may be slightly rushed, but I love how it came out. It's exactly what I had in mind when I chose this! 

So head on over to see Joyce's midnight mani and Michelle's I-was-done-a-month-ago mani.

Thanks for reading!!

Thursday, 14 February 2019

#52weeknailchallenge: Valentine's day

And so we are at Valentine's day already... I know some people say it should be Valentine's day everyday, but this day gives the poor non romantic sods a day to try and do something romantic. And also give me nightmares about everything red, pink and heart-ey.

This was one of those mani's that could go either way. And I think it kinda went to wrong way... Let me show you what I did. I started with two coats of Catrice raspberryfields forever on my pinky and thumb. This is actually a one coater. On my index and middle finger I have three coats of Sally Girl fresh as a daisy.
On my ring finger I have two coats and multiple blobs of Sinful Colours love sprinkles. I was considering sponging it on, but I didn't want it opaque.... Ya, I don't know where I was heading with this.. Once everything was dry, I stamped some hearts over fresh as a daisy from Lina make your mark 4 with Nicole Diary NS05.
I kinda like it, but I'm not sure about my ring finger. Maybe I should have left it out and just used fresh as a daisy... 
What do you think? Happy Valentine's day!! May your loved ones spoil you ;)

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Tuesday, 12 February 2019

#52weeknailchallenge: ocean

As usual my post is a little late, but hopefully I'll manage to stay ahead soon. This was a rather difficult prompt for me, as I had no inspiration at all. So I made a plea to our Secret Santa group and someone suggested waterspotting. And I went with it.

I started with two coats of a mystery polish from Pahlish. I have a swatch for you. It's a very pretty polish and I was surprised by the opacity of it. I was expecting at least three coats.
I then used OPI keeping Suzi at bay and an old perfume that I don't use. Dropped the polish on water, sprayed with the perfume and voila! I also used simply peel for the clean up.
I was considering using more polishes, but I didn't want to hide the base too much. Once everything was dry, I added the bubble stamp from HeHe 66 with Rimmel rock the metal.
The stamping gets a little lost, but all in all I like it. The mystery polish especially. It was a big surprise. What do you think?

Thanks for reading!