31 July 2013

Nail Nerd Challenge: Video Game

Back in the 90's this was one of the games I spent a lot of time beating, Sonic 2 for the Mega Drive.

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QA8
ELF - Chocolate
ELF - Yellow
ELF - Smokey Brown
ELF - Light Red
Color Club - Almost Famous
Color Club - Twiggie
China Glaze - Grape Pop
OPI - Road House Blues
OPI - My Private Jet
Barry M - Blueberry Ice Cream
Models Own - Gold Rush
Yes Love - K036
Yes Love - L011

30 July 2013

Nails: Mint Crocodile

I began these nails with a very, very subtle gradient which you can barely see!

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Barry M - Guava
Barry M - Key Lime
Barry M - Black Croc Effect

29 July 2013

Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster 18

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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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This plate is one which is french tips rather than solo images or full nail images. I found all of these to stamp really well although I am yet to use them as I haven't mastered the french tip stamping technique yet! If and when I do then you can see some other designs I have used this plate in then feel free to click here.

28 July 2013

Sunday Stamping: Saran Wrap / Cling Film Base

So I cheated and used a bit of carrier bag, however I think this really worked this time. Much more than the time I tried with actual cling film!

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Barry M - Lychee
Sally Hansen - Dorein Grey
Stamping Plate: Nail Craze 01
Stamping Polish: W7 - Black

25 July 2013

Swatch: Color Club - Almost Famous

Really good bright yellow for the summer.

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Colour: Yellow
Finish: Cream
Opacity: One coater
Brush Type: Standard
How Much? 15ml

Tri-Colour Nail Challenge: Blue, Blue and Green #4

Now in the forth month of the Tri-Colour Challenge I don't think I need to explain the details. If you want to see more then click here. Want to join in, then click here. I ended up doing this for the final challenge:

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These are the three polishes I chose for this month's challenge. Barry M's Key Lime Gelly, Barry M's Blue Grape Gelly and finally La Femme's Sky Blue.

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23 July 2013

Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster 17

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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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This plate is the first within this collection which is french tips rather than solo images or full nail images. I found all of these to stamp really well although I am yet to use them as I haven't mastered the french tip stamping technique yet! If and when I do then you can see some other designs I have used this plate in then feel free to click here.