Saturday, 29 June 2019

#52weeknailchallenge: flowers

I have a very busy design for flowers... I had polishes and stamping plates and decals and I just moered (thrown with no care) everything together and this was the end result...

I started with two coats of Pahlish occamy on all my nails. She is a stunner!!
I don't think occamy liked my base coat all that much since it looked like she was bubbling, but I have to show another shot.

I then stamped a rose looking image from Creative shop 17 with Essence prom-berry.
Add to that some decals and we're in business.
I did not know that after this is a blue and purple prompt, nor did I know of the silver and purple one. I could have used this for purple and silver and done another flower one, but I did not think of it at the time. You know hind sight and all.
What do you think? Occamy is so pretty and then I just went and messed it up!

Thanks for reading.

Friday, 28 June 2019

Friday Triad: Inspired by Ruth (@adornedclaw)

It's quite interesting to which realisations you can come to in the shower... Like remembering why the crazy looking lady waving out the car looked familiar or the fact that tomorrow is the last Friday of the month and your Triad mani is due and you don't have a whole week left like you thought you did....

Luckily since it was absolutely freezing I decided to shower early. And am definitely not trying to pull a Joyce style midnight mani. Just frantically getting pics cropped, watermarked, getting the Fiance to charge his Mac so I can use that for the post and listening to some calming music (cue the pop music).

So Joyce chose this very green looking manicure by @adornedclaw and I was in LOVE! I knew that I was going to recreate because it was green and stunning! I ended up with more than 10 polishes on my table in the attempt to find the perfect shades. Which are glaring at me since they haven't been put back yet, but let me show you what I did.

Once I had all my polishes lined up I started on my vinyls by placing a diagonal alley from becauseishop on my miracle mat. I then painted each line one of the colours I was going to use for the gradient. Once that was done | started with two coats of China Glaze baroque jungle on my thumb, ring finger and pinky. On my index and middle fingers I painted one coat of Essence play with my mint as the base for the gradient.
I then did my gradient with play with my mint at the tips, Essence kiss the freaky frog and Essence island hopping at my cuticle. I then top coated and attempted to place a massive ass stud on my middle finger in a somewhat straight line, which was sealed in with another coat of Seche. The stud on my pinky received the same treatment.
I peeled my by now dry decal from my mat and used a clear stamper to place it. And top coated again. I really like how this turned out. The colours are totally my jam and I actually have an idea for another set of colours. I've been having a hard time with one of the prompts of the 52 week challenge and had someone tell me my nails look ugly... So I needed a boost.
What do you think? Don't forget to head on to Joyce's and Michelle's place and give them some love! I'm certain that they pulled something stunning and here I only did a recreation again..

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, 10 June 2019

#52weeknailchallenge: vinyls

I'm kinda happy this prompt is here. It gives great opportunity to use all my untouched vinyls, but!! the problem is choosing one to use! I knew I wanted to attempt a gradient, but I was scared of bleeding polish and all over failure, so I decided to use my miracle mat and the honeycomb vinyls from becauseishop.

I started with two coats of Pahlish Rowena on my thumb and index. On my middle and ring finger I have two coats of Catrice good lack! and lastly on my pinky I have two coats of I love Hean 854 indygo (weird spelling, I know). This is a "sugar" polish, but I also know not all the sugars were textured.. Anyway..
I started on my vinyls, by placing them on my miracle mat. I then painted them in, gradient style with, light to dark, I love Hean 879, Sorbet vanilla ice, Essie lapiz of luxury and Sorbet cool calm. Once it was somewhat dry I added a coat of Essence clear polish.
When everything was dry I lifted the decals from my mat and used a stamper to place them on my nail. I tried to get all of the colours on to nail, but the lightest colour is barely visible.
What do you think? Rowena is stunning, super sparkly and shows off even in normal light.
Thanks for reading!!

Monday, 3 June 2019

#52weeknailchallenge: school

I wonder who had the wonderful idea of adding school as a prompt... Although I can't really complain. OliviaJadeNails did these amazing nails right when I started stressing about what I was going to do for this prompt. And I was inspired ( read: I copied her).

I started with 2 coats of Catrice good lack! on all my nails. I then stamped the lines from Lina feeling shapely 1 and Mundo de Unas mint and orchid.
So apparently I didn't do it right, as the horizontal lines should be more blue and less green than mine...
I think it's perfect... Although my lines could be a little more straight!
What do you think? Do you also see exam pad paper?

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, 2 June 2019

SA Travelling polish box: Angela's pick

It's time again for the Travelling polish box. This time round Angela put the box together and boy did she choose some interesting goodies. Renita was next, then myself and lastly Heather who got to keep the mentioned interesting goodies.

I'm saying interesting like it's things I've never seen before, but it was only a very unusual stamping plate. I didn't peg these ladies as chevron ladies and that's mainly what the plate had on. Let me show you what I did.
I started with two coats of LynB designs expecto patronum on my middle and ring finger. On my thumb, index and pinky I have two coats of LynB designs I move the stars for no one. To be honest I wasn't a big fan of expecto patronum, it was a little thick and I ended up dragging the polish more often than not.
I then stamped the chevron shape with Moyou black from Moyou UK artist collection 28. I then stamped another image over it with I move the stars for no one. I was hoping the sparkle would show a little more, but oh well.
I kinda like how this turned out, but expecto patronum was shrinking under my top coat. Foil like polishes are weird like that. What do you think?

Thanks for reading!