29 August 2012

Summer Nail Challenge: Glitter Sandwich

Challenge for today is a summer glitter sandwich...

Color Club - Screaming Fuchsia
Coverband - Sticks and Stones

28 August 2012

27 August 2012

52 Week Challenge: Week 45 - Inspired by Artwork

This nail art is inspired by pointillism...


Review: Stamping Plate - M73


Stamping plate M73, not to be confused with Konad M7 which has musical sheet writing on.

This stamping plate is from KKcenterHk, and it came very well packaged. All bubble wrapped and in a brown envelope. Both the stamping plate and the stamper and scraper came in individual packaging which was nice.


The plate itself was not lined on the back so you do have to be careful not to accidently cut yourself as some of the edges can be sharp. There is nine different images on it five are floral and then there are some feet, cherries, a frog and a wasp.

The stamper itself is nice and soft which is great for full nail images, and of course works perfectly with the single images.

Scraper included in this set is made fully of plastic, which is good as I prefer plastic because then it doesn't scratch the image plate.


Do the images transfer?

As you can see yes they do. Only one I had a slight problem with was the bottom right flower and I think that was just my technique. And why didn't I stamp the cherries? Lets look at some nails I wore recently.


Some of the stamping leaves a little to be desired but again that is down to me not quite having mastered the art of stamping in two different colours!

The white background set the cherries off well, but I do need to try again with a different colour.


[product provided for review purposes, this doesn't effect my honest opinion]

25 August 2012

Summer Nail Challenge: BBQ



Burgers, chicken legs, burgers and beers.

24 August 2012

Summer Nail Challenge: Orange and Green

Not sure if the rule is orange and green should never be seen, or maybe its something else?


Base: ELF - Fire Coral
Stamping Polish: Kleancolor - Metallic Green
Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster 323

22 August 2012

Summer Nail Challenge: Candyfloss


Colorclub - Poptastic!
Cotton wool balls

Comparison: Gosh Holographic V's Gosh Holographic Hero

Is it a exact copy of the previous GOSH Holographic?

I managed to find a bottle of the new polish and along with the old version thought it would be useful to do a comparison of the two.

Bottle comparison shot
 
Bottles look relatively similar, both containing 8ml

Indoors under a LED light?

 

 


Direct sunlight?

 

 


I do think there is a difference, GOSH holographic seems to have smaller holographic flare and gives a better holographic effect than the newer one. But the difference is slight and to the non-lacquer head unnoticeable. If you already have the original then you don't need the new holographic hero, other than for a back up! 

Holographic Hero is nice enough with a good holographic effect, however not as good as the original.

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*edit* 24th August 2012

GOSH - "Dear EnigmaticRambles: It is the same colours. We chose to relaunch Holographic. :) GOSH Cosmetics"

From what they are saying I think they are implying that it is the same polish just relaunched. I personally see a slight difference, but perhaps I got a dodgy bottle?

21 August 2012

Summer Nail Challenge: Surfin' USA


20 August 2012

16 August 2012

52 Week Challenge: Week 43 - French

French manicures can be quite boring, but nothing a little glitter can spruce up. I first did the colour contrast French part but wasn't quite good enough for a challenge nail attempt so I used the glitter to fix that. 


Nail Tips: ELF - Black
Color Club - Fuchsia
Glitter: Barry M - Jewel Britannia 

Swatch: Kleancolor - Metallic Sapphire (165)


I got this for stamping with and it does work quite well. It will however stain anything and everything within about a 50 mile radius! It is also a PITA to remove when worn like this.

Opacity: One coater
Finish: Metallic
How Much? 15ml
Brush Type: Standard
Anything Else? Smells BAD

15 August 2012

14 August 2012

Summer Nail Challenge: Needle Drag

Today's challenge is the needle drag. I had not done this before and I ended up doing it on a friends nails.


15 Day Nail Challenge - Day 14 - Dots

This short challenge is being ran by Fee from Makeup Savvy

Base: Jade - Magia Negra
Dots: ELF - Black

I really like this one, something I could really wear!

13 August 2012

15 Day Nail Challenge - Day 13 - Film Inspired

This short challenge is being ran by Fee from Makeup Savvy


"What's you're favourite scary movie?"

12 August 2012

15 Day Nail Challenge - Day 12 - Stripes

This short challenge is being ran by Fee from Makeup Savvy


Barry M - Chameleon Polish Blue

11 August 2012

10 August 2012

Summer Nail Challenge: Seaside



For me a trip to the seaside is all about the view. All about the sand, the feel of it. The sounds of the water lapping against the shore, or even splashing against the rocks as it usually is here. The smell of the ocean and the air. Back to basics, and back to another form of nature.

15 Day Nail Challenge - Day 10 - Gradient

This short challenge is being ran by Fee from Makeup Savvy


Not happy with this really, but I am so busy!

8 August 2012

Summer Nail Challenge: Cocktails

Cocktails for two...


Base Polish: Collection 2000 - Electric Dreams (56)
Holographic Polish: Kleancolor - Holo Blue (135)

15 Day Nail Challenge - Day 8 - Leopard

This short challenge is being ran by Fee from Makeup Savvy


Color Club - Twiggie
Dark Green Nail Art Pen

7 August 2012

Summer Nail Challenge: Turquoise, Aqua or Jade



Base Polish: Collection 2000 - Electric Dreams (56)
Holographic Polish: Kleancolor - Holo Blue (135)

15 Day Nail Challenge - Day 7 - Neon

This short challenge is being ran by Fee from Makeup Savvy

6 August 2012

Swatch: Miss Sporty - Pop Fiction 320


Cornflower Blue

15 Day Nail Challenge - Day 6 - Glitter

This short challenge is being ran by Fee from Makeup Savvy


Revlon - Cloud
Sally Hansen - Strike a Pose
W7 - Blue Dazzle

5 August 2012

15 Day Nail Challenge - Day 5 - Beige

This short challenge is being ran by Fee from Makeup Savvy

ELF - Nude

4 August 2012

Summer Nail Challenge: Deck Chairs

Summer nail challenge, and today as the title suggests is deck chair day! I wanted to use my flocking powder but wasn't too sure how to give the deck chair look. Hope it worked!