30 September 2013

33 Day Nail Challenge: Tribal

Tribal nails were the challenge for today, I recently got some fine nibbed (0.3mm) Sharpies to see how they would work for nail art. I think they have worked but not as well as a normal gel pen does which was surprising.


Sally Hansen - Dorian Grey

Swatch: OPI - Live and Let Die


Colour: Military Green
Finish: Green creme with gold glass flecks
Opacity: Two Coats
Collection: Skyfall 007 Collection
Brush Type: Pro Wide Brush
How Much? 15ml

29 September 2013

Sunday Stamping: Non-Girly

These are my non-girly nails, attempting masculine nail art:


Base Polish: Models Own - Gun Grey
Stamping Polish: Barry M - Matte White
Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster 01 (BM01)

28 September 2013

Nails: Goodbye to the Summer

I used Max Factor Intense Plum as a base and used W7 Black and Ebalay Rose Gold 004 as a gradient, Jessica Silver Holographic Topcoat for some twinkles. Finally I painted on some people, a palm tree and a waving hand, adieu summer!

Max Factor - Intense Plum
Ebalay - Rose Gold 004
Models Own - Gold Rush
W7 - Black
Jessica - Holographic Silver Top Coat

Nails: Top 5 Autumn / Fall Polishes 2013

I did a post similar to this for the spring, now that the seasons have officially changed I thought it was time to share my top five polishes for Autumn.

Barry M - Raspberry | Orly - Fowl Play | Models Own - Emerald Black | Rimmel - Metal Rush Purple Reign | Sinful Colors - Courtney Orange

First is a gorgeous berry polish, it leans towards the pink side in the sunlight but there is less of that around now it is autumn and so generally is a purple berry colour - Barry M Raspberry


Next is Orly Fowl Play, I don't wear this polish nearly enough! It is a deep purple in colour with green, red duochrome flakies running through it. With the flakies changing colour it is almost reminiscent or fireworks.


Another dark one, this is Models Own Emerald Black which is a blackened green a duochrome polish. Reminds me of those black beetles which have a beautiful green colour despite them being a disturbing sight to see in your house.

Autumn is all about the nights getting longer and the darkness and wrapping up warm. This polish is another duochrome (bit of a pattern here), a burgundy colour which changes to a royal purple colour depending on where the light is shining on it, Rimmel Metal Rush Purple Reign.


Finally we have a metallic orange polish, Sinful Colors Courtney Orange, great for those nails around Halloween time. Even if you were to wear black polish with this as a ring finger accent nail it would look great. A nod to the changes in the colours of the leaves on the trees. It is a lot more wearable than you would imagine, and perfect as a base for some nail art.


27 September 2013

Nerd Nail Challenge: Lord of the Rings

So by now it is well established I have no idea what I am doing!


Base Polishes
17 - Peacock
Ebalay - Rose Gold 004
Ciaté - Ladylike Luxe
Look Beauty Nail Pop - Sequin Effect

Bundle Monster 311
W7 - Black

Black Acrylic Paint

33 Day Challenge: Tape Mani

Another tape mani for today, I don't seem to be too good at these but I tried!


Base Polish: Ciaté - Ladylike Luxe 059
Top Polish: ELF - Black

26 September 2013

Swatch: Barry M - Lychee

Another offering from Barry M and his 'Gelly Hi-Shine' polishes. I got this as a base for nail art, it is very similar to Ciaté - Cookies and Cream and ELF - Innocent.


Colour: Nude / Beige
Finish: Cremé
Opacity: Two Coats
Brush Type: Standard
How Much? 10ml

Tri-Colour Nail Challenge: Lilac, Blue and Pink #4

If you want to know more about this challenge you can here.So these are the nails I came up with using the three polishes today, a couple of dots. I was being far to indecisive about these so they just ended up simple:


These are the three polishes I will be using for this months tri-polish challenge; Maybelline Color Show - Cool Blue 651, Barry M - Prickly Pear and Models Own - Pink Blush


25 September 2013

Nerd Nail Challenge: Star Trek

Only a couple of more challenges left for the nail nerd challenge and I am yet to have seen any of these shows. Today is no different, the prompt is Star Trek and I haven't seen that either.


Barry M - Black Multi Glitter
La Femme - Skyblue Cream
La Femme - Ultra Gold
Eyeko - Saucy Polish
Gold Gel Pen

Swatch: W7 - Black (33 Day Challenge: Most Used Polish)

Within my stash of nail polish the most used colour and specifically most used polish would be W7's Black polish. I use this for a base, or on its own, and for stamping with, and so this is a swatch of the polish.