30 December 2010

Review: Dotting Tool


I ordered these from eBay a while ago and have had plenty of time to try them out. I really like them because they give a much more precise dot than the sharpened pencil I was using before. Very cheap at £1.39 for five including P&P and the different sizes are good too, doesn't make that much of a difference though.

Thought I ought to post some photos showing what you can do with these. You don't have to just do dots though, you can use it for moving the polish around on the nail in to other patterns.

29 December 2010

Nails: Glitter Matte Plum

ELF - Plum Polish
ELF - Matte Polish
ELF - Purple Party Polish

28 December 2010

Nails: Seasonal Crackle

Nails: Festive Bloopers!


So these three, pudding, present and snowman are all nail fails! Didn't turn out too well!
But as they say practice makes perfect!

Nails: Festive Snowflakes

This was quite strange as I was doing nail art on someone else's hands. It was so much more easier than doing it on myself though.

26 December 2010

Nails: Festive Snowmen and Glitter

I thought I would attempt something free handed again, I painted all of my nails with ELF's Metal Madness other than my two ring fingers. The design on my right ring finger is clearly more simple because I am not so good with my left hand. Perhaps practice as they say makes perfect?

22 December 2010

Nails: Festive Reindeer

They didn't turn out perfect by any means!

I used the earring for was my inspiration.

20 December 2010

Tutorial: Nail Quills

Having seen the Illamasqua Nail Quills I quite liked the look, something a little bit different for the festive season. However £35 for two false nails is well out of my budget. Luckily Klaire de Lys has done a tutorial and now I have my very own set of Nail Quills for parties over the festive season.

I got two false nails and cut them so they fit my thumb nails exactly

Mark on the nails where if you had short nails they would come to, also mark the centre at the tip

Cut the angles

Paint the edges

Once you have painted a couple of coats of black and waited for that to dry then you need to stick some sticky tape on to create the silver shape

Paint a couple of coats of silver and once its dried remove the tape

All you have to do is wear them now!

19 December 2010

Nails: Festive Snowmen

My first attempt at painting false nails! They need tidying up, but my nail art pens are still in the post.

17 December 2010

Nails: Festive Puddings

Festive Puds!

ELF - Pearl Polish
ELF - Smokey Brown Polish
ELF - Cranberry Polish
MUA - Shade 13

15 December 2010

Nails: Festive Snowflakes

ELF - Cranberry Polish
ELF - Pearl Polish
ELF - Metal Madness

13 December 2010

Tutorial: Rosy Raisin

I think there may be something missing from this autumn / winter nail art but not sure what?

Paint three fingers and your thumb Black, and the ring finger Rosy Raisin

Paint a black swipe across the top of the fing finger

Dot three rosy raisin dots on the ring finger and your finished

12 December 2010

Nails: Leopard Print

So I did this one free handed using one of my nail art brushes. I think it turned out really well actually! Just need to keep on practicing especially with my left hand and see if I can get good at using my non-dominant hand.

ELF - Blush Polish
ELF - Black Polish

10 December 2010

Nails: Festive Candy Cane

ELF - Cranberry Polish
ELF - Pearl Polish

I think I could work on having a steadier hand!

9 December 2010

Shopping Trip - MUA

MUA Polish - Shade 17 (clear)
MUA Polish - Shade 13 (green)
MUA Pressed Powder - Shade 1

All of them were originally £1

5 December 2010

Nails: Purple Spots and Stripes

I was just messing about trying to figure out how to use nail art brushes, these lines didn't turn out too straight! The colours remind me a little bit of the original Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland.

ELF - Punk Purple
ELF - Royal Purple

2 December 2010

Nails: Punk Purple Spots

Not too sure about this one, doesnt look too bad I suppose! What do you think?

ELF - Punk Purple Polish
ELF - Black Polish
ELF - Pearl Polish