30 April 2015

Pick n' Mix 52 Week Challenge: Oceanic + 3 Neons

The ocean and neons aren't something which would traditionally go together. The way I tried to make the two go together was by using the neons as a very small micro French tip, over the wave stamping,

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Base Polish: Perumba - Cornflower Blue
Stamping Polish: Barry M - Blue Plum
Stamping Plate: Nail Craze 02
Neon Polishes: 
Color Club - Twiggie
Color Club - Poptastic
Color Club - Wham Pow

28 April 2015

Nails: Leopard Accent

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Base Polish: High Maintenance - Black 85, Leighton Denny - Supermodel
Leopard Print Foil: Born Pretty Store - Nail Foil C17

 

26 April 2015

Tutorial: Cloud Nails

I did some cloud nails for a nail challenge I was doing last year and someone asked for a tutorial. Cloud nails are very simple to do, and look more complicated than they are.

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What did I need?
Two or three polishes (I used Yes Love - K033, Color Club - Pucci-licious)
Top Coat

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1) Paint your base polish coat
2) Using a different polish, paint three 'clouds'
3) Using your base polish (or third polish) paint three 'clouds' leaving a small amount of second polish showing.
4) Top coat the nail art

I did originally try and do a tutorial on my nails but the colours I chose maybe weren't the best for showing the technique;

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1) Base polish [A England - Crown of Thistles]

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2) Using a different polish, paint three 'clouds' [A England - Lady of the Lake]

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3) Using your base polish paint three 'clouds' leaving a small amount of second polish showing

Here are a couple of other colour ways I have used using the cloud nail technique;
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I think the cloud nails idea came originally from NailSide, if you know different do let me know.

Sunday Stamping: Flower Nails

It has been a while since I did a Sunday Stamping challenge. This week the prompt was flowers and birds;

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Base Polishes: 
MUA - Frozen Yoghurt
ELF - Gum Pink
Maybelline - Cool Blue
Stamping Polish: MoYou - Special Nail Polish - Black
Stamping Plate: Cheeky CH44

25 April 2015

Swatch: Nails Inc - Optic Wave (2015)

Nails Inc and Colgate recently got together again, when you bought the toothpaste you got a free nail polish. The deal was going on in the UK in Boots. This time around there are three polish choices, this one - a vivid blue cream, a baby pink cream and a orange based red cream.



While this years polishes have the same names as last year the colours (red and blue) are different. I don't know about the pink one. You can see 2014's Optic Wave here.

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Colour: Cobalt Blue
Finish: Cream
Opacity: Two Coats
Brush Type? Standard
How Much? 10ml

Stamping Plate: MoYou London - Sailor Collection 01

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The plate itself comes in a cardboard slip, and as with other MoYou London plates it comes backed with thick plastic which stops the sharp edges.

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The plate itself is 12.5cm by 6.5cm and comes with a blue plastic protective covering which you remove before using.

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This is the images stamped on to paper, I used Barry M's Blue Chameleon for stamping. All of the images stamped crisp and cleanly first time.

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MoYou London - Sailor Collection 01

24 April 2015

Swatch: GOSH - Holographic

This is the original holographic, I did a comparison of this one compared to the new version.

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Colour: Silver
Finish: Holographic
Opacity: 2 Coats
Brush Type: Standard
How Much? 8ml

23 April 2015

Pick n' Mix 52 Week Challenge: Neon + Indie

I was completely inspired by Madam Luck's nails I saw on her instagram, and while I don't think my version worked as well as hers, sometimes it is good to try something you wouldn't usually.

I used Polished by KPT - Color Therapy, which is an indie polish which happens to also be a neon. I prefer it over a black base, and it is also UV.

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Base Polish: Barry M - Matt White
Stripes: Models Own Nail Art Pen - Black
Topper: Polished by KPT - Color Therapy