31 May 2012

Tutorial: Great British Flag

This tutorial is quite rushed as I am in a hurry to get this post out there before the Jubilee weekend.

1) After using a base coat paint all nails in a blue polish, I used Models Own - True Blue

2) Try and paint a cross on top of the blue using a white polish, I used Barry M's - Matte White

3) Using the same polish drag some diagonal lines in the gaps of the previous cross

4) Most complicated part, paint a fine line down the diagonal cross lines. I used Eyeko - Saucy

5) With the same polish paint another cross over the larger one in the middle. Once that is dried paint on a top coat to help smooth out the polish from being a little bumpy. Tidy up any mishaps and you are done!

30 May 2012

Summer Nail Challenge: Sunshine

Following on from yesterday's Sunrise challenge is today's sunshine one. For this I reused the base from yesterday and added a massive sun high in the sky, a couple and a palm tree.

29 May 2012

Summer Nail Challenge: Sunrise

The challenge for 29th May was to create a Summer Sunrise

George @ Asda - Buttercup
Color Club - Warhol
ELF - Mango Madness
Collection 2000 - Hip Hop
Barry M - Indigo

28 May 2012

Nails: Nude / Neon

Going with the beige / neon nail trend;

Base Polish: ELF - Desert Haze
Thumb: ELF - Fire Coral
Index Finger: George Asda - Buttercup Shine
Middle Finger: ELF - Teal Blue
Ring Finger: ELF - Purple Dream
Little Finger: ELF - Mango Madness

Swatch: Revlon - Cloud

Finish: Cremé I would say, its a off white very pale blue tone
Opacity: The above photo was three thin coats
Lasting Power: Standard
Brush Type: Standard
Anything Else? Dried quite quickly

26 May 2012

Summer Nail Challenge: Summer Colour

Today's challenge is, 'Your favourite summer colour' I wouldn't say I have a favourite summer colour and so I ended up just doing a summer colour manicure.

Color Club - Pop-tastic
Sally Hansen - Strike a Pose

25 May 2012

Summer 2012 Nail Challenge: Orange

Today's challenge is 'Orange' and I seem to be lacking creativity and time so hopefully this will do!

Color Club - Wham! Pow!
ELF - Black

24 May 2012

Swatch: Color Club - Twiggie

Opacity: Nice and opaque, if you are careful a one coater!
Finish: Ever so slightly matte, neon cremé
Lasting Power: Standard
Brush Type: Standard

23 May 2012

Summer Nail Challenge: Summer Dots

Challenge for today is 'Summer Dots' for which I chose a yellow;

W7 - Sheer Yellow
Color Club - Almost Famous

22 May 2012

Summer Nail Challenge: Chelsea Flower Show

I wanted to see if I can step up to this challenge, if you are interested in finding out more or joining in then check out 'The Crumpet'.

'Chelsea Flower Show'

No clue about Chelsea Flower Show, so I went with the easy option of flowers!

52 Week Challenge: Week 34 - Half Moon

Base Polish: Color Club - Mrs Robinson
Top Polish: ELF - Black

21 May 2012

Swatch: George Molten Metals - Party Animal (No.5)

George Molten Metals - Party Animal (No.5) as oppose to just doing a quick swatch I think a mini review would be good, especially seeing as I purchased this intentionally for stamping purposes.

Its a typical chrome as in it is difficult to get an even finish, shows streaks and chips quickly.

This photo hopefully shows the polishes stamping ability;

20 May 2012

Swatch: Color Club - Poptastic!

This is apparently a massive trend colour for this spring / summer. This was part of a neon set which I got from Tkmaxx.

Opacity: In the swatch photos I was wearing two, however you could see my nail line so I think this is a three coater polish
Finish: Cremé Neon
Brush Type: Standard
Staying Power: No chipping in three days
How much is in there? 15ml

19 May 2012

Summer 2012 Nail Challenge: Olympic Torch

'Olympic torch starts its journey'

So apparently 2012's Olympic Games has the slogan ' Higher, Stronger, Faster'. The torch itself has 2000 holes in it which represent all the people who will be carrying it about the country. Anyhow this was my interpretation of the Olympic torch starting its journey.

18 May 2012

Stamping Plate: A37

This stamping plate for some reason is about an inch bigger than the usual stamping plate. I need to get a larger stamp to be able to pick up the entire web, will be useful for stamping my nails when they are longer.

As you can see all of the images stamped well, the shimmer in the chrome polish reflected when my flash went off. I quite like this plate, think it is quite different which I like.

You can see all of the nail art attempts I have tried using this plate: here.

17 May 2012

Swatch: W7 - Red Crackle

This crackle top coat is nice enough but it isn't very opaque. Only really shows up on lighter colours, which is a shame as I would have loved to wear it over a black.

£2.95 - 15ml

15 May 2012

52 Week Challenge: Week 33 - Orange

Week 33 and the challenge is 'orange', here is ELF's Fire Coral, which is orange with a slight pink undertone.

13 May 2012

Sunday Stamping: Plate ending in 5

Being that it is Sunday here is my stamping attempt for today. Such a shame the feather on my index finger didn't stamp 100%

Base Polish: W7 - Metallic Mars
Stamping Polish: Stargazer - Silver Chrome
Stamping Plate: BM15

12 May 2012

Stamping Plate: QA8

I bought this for the pirate skull image.

You can see all the nail art I have done using this plate here.

This was stamped over the Ylim colour changing polish, very effective.

11 May 2012

Swatch: Color Club - Pucci-licious

As usual this 'burple' colour isn't showing up accurately.

Opacity: Almost a one coater
Lasting Power: Standard
Brush Type: Standard
Finish: Cremé Neon

9 May 2012

Nails: Polka Dot Holos

A England - Bridal Veil
GOSH - Holo

8 May 2012

Nails: Monkey See Monkey Do: Rock-a-Billy

Along with the various other challenges I am partaking in I will be dipping in and out of 'Monkey See, Monkey Do' which basically is a concept created by The Crumpet.
See nail art and inspired by it = Monkey See Monkey Do!

Inspiration from: NailPolishWars

7 May 2012

52 Week Challenge: Week 32 - May Flowers

Week 32 and the challenge as the title suggests is May Flowers. It seems to be really cold in England at the moment, colder than over the Christmas season so I doubt there will be any flowers!

5 May 2012

Swatch: Barry M - Buzz

Brush type: Standard
Finish: Cremé
Opacity: Two coats needed

2 May 2012

52 Week Challenge: 31 - NEON!

This polish is undeniably neon, I haven't edited the colour in this photo at all.