30 June 2012

Summer Nail Challenge: Water Marble

At the end of the second month of this nail challenge we were given the chance to trial water marbelling. Something I haven't tried successfully before!


29 June 2012

Swatch: W7 - Salt N Pepper

Finish: A glitter polish in a off white base, glitter is in standard shape and is black
Opacity: Two coats
Brush Type: Wide and flat.
Anything Else? Unless you like a bumpy finish you will need two coats of top coat. This also dries really quickly.

This is a possible dupe for Nails Inc. Sugar House Lane

How Much? 15ml for £1.99



I am sure you can get this at NailPolishDirect for £2.45

Summer Nail Challenge: Under the Stars

27 June 2012

52 Week Nail Challenge: Week 36 - Stripes

Inspired by stripes

Summer Nail Challenge: Blue, Aqua and Green


Base Polishes:
Miss Sporty - Raindrop 470
Miss Sporty - 320
Collection 2000 - Electric Dreams 56
Stamping Polish: W7 - Black
Stamping Plate: BM208

24 June 2012

Swatch: W7 - Lava Flow

Finish: A glitter polish in a off white base, glitter is in standard shape and is red and black.
Opacity: Two coats
Brush Type: Wide and flat.
Anything Else? Unless you like a bumpy finish you will need two coats of top coat and it dries quickly

How Much? 15ml for £1.99
Two coats without top coat, quite gritty

 


Two coats with top coat

23 June 2012

Summer Nail Challenge: Picnic


This was the challenge of today, I am hoping to get across that this is a picnic blanket.

52 Week Challenge: Week 35 - Inspired By Technology

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Circuit board nails

22 June 2012

Summer Nail Challenge: Jungle

Challenge for today was to do a jungle or parrot nails, which took me forever!




21 June 2012

Swatch: W7 - Mosaic


Finish: A glitter polish in a light blue base, glitter is in standard shape and is navy, green and gold.
Opacity: Two coats
Brush Type: Wide and flat.
Anything Else? Unless you like a bumpy finish you will need two coats of top coat.

This is a possible dupe for Nails Inc. Pudding Lane

How Much? 15ml for £1.99

Two coats without top coat, quite gritty



Two coats of topcoat

20 June 2012

Summer Nail Challenge: Ice Cream

Originally the challenge was an ice cream sundae, however I ended up doing a quick ice cream look in the form of Neapolitan!

NYX - Purple Ink
W7 - Polar Bare
ELF - Smoky Brown

19 June 2012

Summer Nail Challenge: Balloons

Challenge today was to do something to do with balloons or kites.


Barry M - Blueberry Ice Cream
Barry M - Matt White
Stamping Plate: M79

16 June 2012

Summer Nail Challenge: Hippy Love

Hippie /Retro / Summer of Love was the challenge for today and I tried something new to me out with the 'tie dyed' nails.


15 June 2012

Nail Art: Olympic Torch Relay Newcastle - Tyne Bridge

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Summer Nail Challenge: Ladybirds

Thought I would try doing something different from the last time I attempted ladybird nails. Which incidentally are knows as Lady Bugs in America.


Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home...

13 June 2012

Summer Nail Challenge: Hot Pink!

Challenge for this Wednesday was 'Hot Pink – freestyle' 


Base Polishes: Color Club - Pop-tastic
Sally Hansen - Strike a Pose
Stamping Polish: W7 - Black
Stamping Plate: QA8

12 June 2012

Summer Nail Challenge: Gardening

Something very important when gardening, which is the challenge for today is remembering to water your plants.

9 June 2012

Swatch: Barry M - Chameleon Lilac

This a polish which when you paint a topcoat on it changes colour. In the photo I painted French tips on with a top coat. So you start off with a base coat and then a coat or two of the metallic finish polish.

Barry M Chameleon Colour Change Polish Lilac

Finish: Metallic, almost foil finish
Brush Type: Standard
Anything Else? Dries really fast
How Much? 10ml
Cost: £3.99

Summer Nail Challenge: Summer Fete

In the UK more often than not it would be raining during a summer fete, ice cream vans and 99's.


ELF Polishes:
Mango Madness, Purple Dream, Teal Blue, Fire Coral, Desert Haze

George, Adsa - Buttercup Shine
Stamping Polish: W7 - Black
Stamping Plate: Q1

8 June 2012

Summer Nail Challenge: Hot, hot, hot!


Base Polish: ELF - Hot Pink
Stamping Polishes: Barry M - Matt White, Kleancolor - Metallic Green
Stamping Plates: BM 01, BM 15

6 June 2012

Summer Nail Challenge: Pink and Blue


Color Club - Warhol
Models Own - True Blue
Claire's Accessories - Slice of Shine Glitter

2 June 2012

52 Week Challenge: Gold - Diamond Jubilee

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is the challenge for today, this means she has been Queen for sixty years.


Base Polish:
Kleancolor - Blue Satin (37)

Glitter Polish: ELF - Golden Goddess
Stamping Polishes: Stargazer - Silver Chrome, George - Molten Metals - 5
Stamping Plates: BM08, M18, BM09, M08

Summer Nail Challenge: Jubilee Party!

I won't be attending any Jubilee Street Parties or any celebrations, but that won't stop me stepping up to the challenge and having a go at some relevant nail art.

1 June 2012

Summer Nail Challenge: Swimming Pool

Something different today in the shape of a swimming pool, freehand nail art isn't one of my strong points!