31 October 2013

Halloween Nail Challenge: Halloween!

Time for some evil pumpkin nails!


Base Polish: W7 - Salt and Pepper
Pumpkins: Barry M - Mango Hi Shine Gelly, Acrylic Paints
Stamping Plate: B115


Swatch: Barry M - Countess Texture

By now everyone has swatched this polish, anyway I got this polish as it was easy to find in the UK where as the Sally Hansen Private I and Dance Legend Amethyst aren't and I wanted those polishes. While this isn't a dupe for either of those (both lean a little more on the magenta side) it is a near enough polish to slay the urges for those pretties, although I have acquired Nails Inc Bow Street and between that and this I am all set.
Without Topcoat          |          With Topcoat
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A blurry photo to show how glittery the polish is: 
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Something which bugged me about the bottle is the holographic pattern on the lid seems to have come off and covered my hands in glitter. 


30 October 2013

Halloween Nails: Orange and Black Dotticure

Excuse the weird angle, it seems to have made my nails look really mishapen!


Barry M - Mango
W7 - Black
Dotting Tools


33 Day Nail Challenge: Favourite Brand

One of my favourite brands is Lush. I've tried to show two of the best products I like the best:


Base Polish: Orly - Fowl Play
Top Coat: George (Asda) - Matte Topcoat

Acrylic Paints


29 October 2013

Make Up: Making Red Eyeshadow Work

Making red eye shadow work can be difficult, red near the eyes often makes you look like you have been crying which is never a good look. It is possible though to make it work, this particular eye shadow is a pigment which is a deeper cranberry shade with a metallic finish.

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It comes with a stopper on top of the pigment which really helps to stop it from getting very messy.


There wasn't actually any fall out either time that I used this which is surprising considering it is a pigment, I would however recommend using a guard or just hold a piece of tissue under the eye just in case.


When the light hits the shadow it does pick up the shimmer.


Excuse my misbehaving eyebrow
I think that it is important when trying to pull off a red eye shadow is to wear a black eye liner as it helps to break up the red from the eye. I blended in a black eye shadow in to the crease which again helped my eyes not to look red and inflamed when they were open. Also I would say applying it on the top lid only does help. The shade of red is another important choice, primary red shadow would be more difficult to work with. Although it can still be done. If you want to try red eye shadow then go for it, it is possible.

I bought this eye shadow pigment myself from BuyInCoins for £1.04


Halloween Nail Challenge: Skeletons

The challenge prompt today was Skeletons, I have stamped some sugar skulls along with a little skeleton on my nails for this. I have came to the conclusion that Leighton Denny Crystal Finish top coat is not good when using it over stamped designs. It is a nice one for if you were wearing plain polish, but it isn't anything amazing. It is very frustrating that it smudges my designs.


Base Polish: Hare Polish - Midesummer's Midnight
Stamping Polish: Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster 413


28 October 2013

Halloween Nail Challenge: Zombies

Again I did some Zombie nails last year, if you want to see those then you can here. I made some little stamped decal images for the people.


Base Polish: Cairuo - Green Tea 22
Other Polishes: Eyeko - Saucy, W7 - Metallic Neptune, W7 - Metallic Mars
Stamping Plate: B37

Acrylic Paints