Saturday, 28 September 2019

#52weeknailchallenge: Spring

I had a completely different idea in mind for this prompt, but then I couldn't find my inspiration!! I saw it ages ago and never saved it. So when I went looking for it, it was nowhere to be found. Teaches me for not saving it. Let me show you what I did though.

I started with two coats of Hean 903 on my thumb and index finger, on my middle two coats of Catrice good lack! On my ring finger is two coats of Pahlish golden Snidget and on my pinky is two coats of Essence you and me?
I then added a decal to my middle finger. Top coated and done.
I wasn't too sure on my colours, I thought they might be too dark for spring, but then there is flowers. And that's the whole idea.
What do you think? Spring enough?

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Friday, 27 September 2019

Friday Triad: Inspired by @nail_muse

It's that time of the month again!

Each month MichelleJoyce or myself choose a manicure for inspiration. And what we do is completely up to us. This month it was Joyce's turn and she chose this mani by @nail_muse. And oh my goodness was I intimidated! I have attempted these marble nails many times and it just never ever turned out the way it was supposed to.

So I watched the tutorial a couple of times and attempted the nightmare myself. Let me show you how it turned out. I started with two coats of Catrice easy peasy green squeezy on my thumb and index. On my middle and ring finger I have one coat of Essence what is this feeling?, on my pinky I have two coats.
I then painted a coat of essence what is this feeling? on my mat and blobbed China Glaze I'll sand by you and Catrice easy peasy green squeezy on the still wet polish.. I used a dotting tool dragging the polish, stamper smooshed over it and let the polish dry.
Once it was dry on the stamper, I "stamped" it on my nail, cleaned up the excess and that's it. My ring finger nail looks so much longer than the rest for some reason!! It's annoying me looking at the photo's, but oh well.
The Fiance said it looks like a peppermint crisp tart. I think he was just hungry at at the time!! What do you think? I think I'll try this again, I feel like I've learned something this time round. To see what the other ladies did, just click on their names.

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Wednesday, 18 September 2019

#52weeknailchallenge: holographic

I find holographic to be a tough prompt. Mostly because I can't seem to photograph it properly and it's more a polish than nail art... I guess the trick is to do something with the polish. Anyway let me show you what I did.

I started with two coats of Pahlish Expelliarmus! on my thumb, index and pinky. On my middle and ring finger I have two coats of Catrice good lack!
I then stamped a geometric image from Moyou flower power 22 with Born Pretty navy on my middle finger. On my ring finger I have a similar image but with a flower coloured in with Expelliarmus! from the same plate.
I kinda like how this turned out. I wanted to try something different and this is definitely not my style. It's very different to what I normally do.
I of course had to add a flash shot to show off how pretty Expelliarmus! is. I wore it by itself prior to doing this mani and I couldn't stop looking at my nails and playing with light shifts.
What do you think? Any suggestions on how to photograph holo's properly?

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Monday, 16 September 2019

#52weeknailchallenge: gold & brown

So the Fiance and I are finally looking for wedding venues... And I'm slightly shocked at how expensive things are. I mean, I knew it was going to be expensive, but some of these place are just crazy!

Anyway, on to today's prompt. It's super easy and not much to tell. I started with two coats of Hean City Fashion 167.
I then added some decals I got in the travelling box.
And that's it!
What do you think?
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Thursday, 5 September 2019

#52weeknailchallenge: texture

I was kind of excited for this prompt, especially since I had just received a new black texture and I couldn't wait to try it. So let me show you what I did.

I started with two coats of Orly hip and outlandish on my thumb, index and middle finger. On my ring and pinky I have two coats of China Glaze bump in the night.
Now to be honest.... I'm not a huge fan of this texture. It's almost like its too much polish and not enough grit. Anyway it's black and texture, it works.
I then used some twisty turvy vinyls from becauseishop and painted a thick coat of bump in the night over it, removing them immediately. I'm totally digging these vinyls, since they come in 3 sizes I could fit them to my nails perfectly. On my index I have the smallest and the biggest on my thumb.
What do you think? Do you have bump in the night? What is your opinion?

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Tuesday, 3 September 2019

#52weeknailchallenge: metallic

Okay... So this prompt... Lots of hate for this one! I did this one 3 times!! Because I wasn't happy with it, at all! So I'm going to show all three and you choose a favourite.

First up...
I started with two coats of China Glaze I'll sand by you. I then stamped a wood grain image from Lina Autumn 1 with China Glaze swatch out! The butterflies are from Lina opposites attract and stamped with Nicole Diary white. The wood grain is supposed to be the metallic part, but it's not super obvious.

Secondly...
Here I started with three coats of Essie muchi, muchi on all my nails. I then stamped a floral image from Lina let's doodle 3 with Essence pink dreams are made if this. I then stamped another image over that on my middle and ring finger from Lina opposites attract with Rimmel rock the metal. Here both stamped images are metallic, but again not super obvious.

Lastly...
This was totally inspired by a previous Triad post. I have two coats of China Glaze swatch out! on my thumb, ring finger and pinky. On my index and middle finger I did a gradient with Tip Top dunes of desire, toasted nuts and bare with me. On my ring finger I used some Diagonal alley vinyls from becauseishop and coloured it in, in order of the gradient.

What do you think? Which one is your favourite? To be honest I like them all, they just failed at the prompt!

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Sunday, 1 September 2019

#52weeknailchallenge: country

I didn't have any set ideas when I started with this mani, because I didn't know what country to do, or do I just do 'country side', which is not quite the same. So I settled for a little of both. Let me show you what I did.

I started with a coat of essence shade of happiness, not worrying about opacity as I was going to do a gradient over. For that I used shade of happiness and Tip Top cherries in the snow.
I then stamped an image from BP-16 with Nicole Diary black.
On my thumb I have a zebra that is also from BP-16 and coloured in with Hean City Fashion white.
When I showed the FiancĂ©, he told me it's boring as I chose my own country... Which I obviously disagree, it might have been slightly predictable, but there is nowhere else in the world that people believe we have lions roaming the streets. Now wouldn't that be awesome. What do you think?
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