29 August 2015

Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster 407 (BM407)

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This stamping plate is from the forth Bundle Monster set, the first CYO (create your own). It is backed with branded lining to stop it from being sharp, comes covered with a blue cellophane sticker which you have to peel off before use.

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On BM407 there are two full nail images and four smaller ones. I like this plate, the cameo and the dream catcher are favourites. The design with a lot of straight lines on wasn't too easy to work with but I think a lighter hand when scraping would fix that.

You can see all of the designs I have used this plate in here, and some of those are below:

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28 August 2015

Swatch: Barry M - Matte White

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

27 August 2015

Pick n' Mix 52 Week Challenge: TV

The prompt for this week was TV and seeing as in the past I have already done Sooty, Rainbow and Big Bang Theory nails so today I did some Blue Peter ones.

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Base Polishes: Leighton Denny - Miss Behavin', Barry M - Matte White
Stamping Polish: Barry M - Blue Plum
Stamping Plate: Cheeky CH49

Acrylic Paint
00 Paint Brush

26 August 2015

Review: LadyQueen - Penguin Nail Stickers QJ-3D-606*

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This sheet of nail stickers is from LadyQueen. There are four different designs and you get six of each design. Three are penguins, and I think the other two are seals.

They are stickers so all you need to do is peel them off the backing and stick them to your nails. I like to use a top coat to seal them in so they don't get caught in my hair.

I know it is still August so summer here in the northern hemisphere but I had to add some snowflakes to these penguin nail art!

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I also used the seal stickers for a French manicure twist;

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Penguin Stickers - $1.76

24 August 2015

Swatch: Barry M Croc Effect - Burgundy

This is the Burgundy Croc Effect polish, I have already swatched the black one here, and compared the finish / effect to the crackle effect Barry M Polishes here.

So the basic idea is this is a polish you paint over another polish which isn't dry, has to be touch dry but not 100% dry. It takes longer than the ordinary crackle type polishes as well.

I have swatched this over a navy and a pink polish to show how it works. Basically it isn't very opaque and so you will have to use it over lighter colour bases.

 

I did notice a bit of a weird thing happening... it split quicker over my nail bed. I imagine it is something to do with my body heat.

22 August 2015

Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster 406 (BM406)

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This stamping plate is from the forth Bundle Monster set, the first CYO (create your own). It is backed with branded lining to stop it from being sharp, comes covered with a blue cellophane sticker which you have to peel off before use.

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On BM406 there are four full nail images and two smaller ones. I like the designs especially the filigree design. The design with a lot of straight lines on wasn't too easy to work with but I think a lighter hand when scraping would fix that.

You can see all of the designs I have used this plate in here, and some of those are below:

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21 August 2015

Swatch: Jacava - Vanilla Slice

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Colour: Cream
Finish: Cream
Opacity: Two Coats
Brush Type: Long Handle, Standard Brush
How Much? 12ml

20 August 2015

Pick n' Mix 52 Week Challenge: Pale Pink + Tweed

Not quite tweed, more of a herring bone design!

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Polishes Used:
Nails Inc - Primrose Hill
La Femme - Mocha Pink

Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster 410
Stamping Polish: Essence - Stamp Me 01 White