28 June 2013

Swatch: Barry M - Key Lime

Barry M - Key Lime is from the 2013 Gelly Hi Shine Collection.

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Colour: Lime Green
Finish: Cremé
Opacity: Three Coats
Brush Type: Standard
How Much? 10ml

27 June 2013

Swatch: W7 - Polar Bare

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Opacity: Three coats
Colour: Pearly white
Finish: Pearl
How Much? 15ml
Cost? £1.95
From? nailpolishdirect.co.uk

Tri-Colour Nail Challenge: Purple, Pink and Red #4

This is the forth month of a nail challenge which I am participating in, basically you are set three colours and you select three polishes to represent each. Four days, four different manicures using said polishes. I did this for the last challenge:

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Stamping Plates: Bundle Monster 224 and 301

These are the three polishes which are to be used for these challenges. Do expect to see three more for this month. ELF's Purple DreamColor Club's Poptastic and Essie's Snap Happy.

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26 June 2013

Swatch: Barry M - Liqucorice Confetti

Another Barry M Confetti polish, this is a bar glitter in a clear base which makes it a great topper. The bar glitter in this particular Confetti is black and white, I wasn't too sure which colour to pair this with but having used Barry M - Passion Fruit I think it works brilliantly.

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The polish went on really well, the bar glitters spreading over the nail without the need for any fancy application techniques. Photo above shows just one coat of the Confetti polish. You can feel this on the nail once it is dried, but a layer of a topcoat and that is easily solved. You could build this up to get a full coverage if you wanted to do so.

Time Era Challenge: 1980's

Finally on to a decade I was alive in! 1980's, lots of fluorescent colours. music tapes, Pacman and the evil rubix cube.

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I'm struggling to get the Cheeky Stamping plates to stamp without smudging. Also I seem to have made the rubix cube more complicated than it should have been. 

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Miss Sporty - Pop Fiction 320
Cheeky Stamping Plate CH51

25 June 2013

Tri-Colour Nail Challenge: Purple, Pink and Red #3

This is the forth month of a nail challenge which I am participating in, basically you are set three colours and you select three polishes to represent each. Four days, four different manicures using said polishes. Want to join in, then click here. I ended up doing this for the third challenge:

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I also used W7 Black and Stamping Plate BM05

These are the three polishes which are to be used for these challenges. Do expect to see three more for this month. ELF's Purple DreamColor Club's Poptastic and Essie's Snap Happy.

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24 June 2013

Then and Now Throwback Nails: Ice Cream

After seeing One Nail to Rule Them All doing a feature called 'Then and Now' I thought I would have a look back at some of the so called nail art I did when I first began. Back in the summer of 2010 I did some mint choc chip ice cream nails, and so this was the perfect design for me to try and recreate.

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Then - 2010


Now
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I wish I'd have chosen a different coloured background because it sort of melts in with the ice cream. Also I  think I made the waffle cone much more complicated than it really needed to be. 

Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster 13

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 This stamping plate is from the first Bundle Monster set, it is backed with branded lining to stop it from being sharp. This is exceptionally handy, without it it is easy to slice open your fingers and palms. 

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As you can see all of the images stamped really well and are easy to use. I quite like the ladybird, spiderweb and spider. If you were wanting to see some other designs I have used this plate in then feel free to click here.


23 June 2013

Sunday Stamping: French Tips

I clearly still haven't mastered the technique of french tip stamping...

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Base Polish: Yes Love - K033
Stamping Polish: Stargazer - Silver Chrome
Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster BM324

22 June 2013

Swatch: Barry M - Passion Fruit

This is another offering from Barry M's Summer 2013 Gelly Hi Shine Collection.

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Colour: Red with a hint of pink
Finish: Cremé
Opacity: Two Coats, although very opaque in one coat
Brush Type: Standard
How Much? 10ml