30 September 2013

33 Day Nail Challenge: Tribal

Tribal nails were the challenge for today, I recently got some fine nibbed (0.3mm) Sharpies to see how they would work for nail art. I think they have worked but not as well as a normal gel pen does which was surprising.

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Sally Hansen - Dorian Grey


 




Swatch: OPI - Live and Let Die


Today is kicking off a week of polish swatches, I have a lot I'd like to share so rather than just having one a week this week we'll be having seven.

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Colour: Military Green
Finish: Green creme with gold glass flecks
Opacity: Two Coats
Collection: Skyfall 007 Collection
Brush Type: Pro Wide Brush
How Much? 15ml


 

29 September 2013

Round Up: Nails August 2013




 

Sunday Stamping: Non-Girly

These are my non-girly nails, attempting masculine nail art:

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Base Polish: Models Own - Gun Grey
Stamping Polish: Barry M - Matte White
Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster 01 (BM01)


 




28 September 2013

Nails: Goodbye to the Summer

I entered a competition a while back with these nails, the challenge was to do nails that were to do with saying goodbye to the summer. I used Max Factor Intense Plum as a base and used W7 Black and Ebalay Rose Gold 004 as a gradient, Jessica Silver Holographic Topcoat for some twinkles. Finally I painted on some people, a palm tree and a waving hand, adieu summer!


Max Factor - Intense Plum
Ebalay - Rose Gold 004
Models Own - Gold Rush
W7 - Black
Jessica - Holographic Silver Top Coat


 

Nails: Top 5 Autumn / Fall Polishes

I did a post similar to this for the spring, now that the seasons have officially changed I thought it was time to share my top five polishes for Autumn.

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Barry M - Raspberry | Orly - Fowl Play | Models Own - Emerald Black | Rimmel - Metal Rush Purple Reign | Sinful Colors - Courtney Orange

First is a gorgeous berry polish, it leans towards the pink side in the sunlight but there is less of that around now it is autumn and so generally is a purple berry colour - Barry M Raspberry

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Next is Orly Fowl Play, I don't wear this polish nearly enough! It is a deep purple in colour with green, red duochrome flakies running through it. With the flakies changing colour it is almost reminiscent or fireworks.

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Another dark one, this is Models Own Emerald Black which is a blackened green a duochrome polish. Reminds me of those black beetles which have a beautiful green colour despite them being a disturbing sight to see in your house.

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Autumn is all about the nights getting longer and the darkness and wrapping up warm. This polish is another duochrome (bit of a pattern here), a burgundy colour which changes to a royal purple colour depending on where the light is shining on it, Rimmel Metal Rush Purple Reign.

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Finally we have a metallic orange polish, Sinful Colors Courtney Orange, great for those nails around Halloween time. Even if you were to wear black polish with this as a ring finger accent nail it would look great. A nod to the changes in the colours of the leaves on the trees. It is a lot more wearable than you would imagine, and perfect as a base for some nail art.

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27 September 2013

Nerd Nail Challenge: Lord of the Rings

So by now it is well established I have no idea what I am doing! I did start to watch the first of the Lord of the Rings movies but I fell asleep so no real idea about it. That said the challenge was to do LOTR nails and so these are the nails which I attempted to do for this:

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Base Polishes
17 - Peacock
Ebalay - Rose Gold 004
Ciaté - Ladylike Luxe
Look Beauty Nail Pop - Sequin Effect

Stamping
Bundle Monster 311
W7 - Black

Other
Black Acrylic Paint


 




33 Day Challenge: Tape Mani

Another tape mani for today, I don't seem to be too good at these but I tried!

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Base Polish: Ciaté - Ladylike Luxe 059
Top Polish: ELF - Black


 




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