Thursday, 29 September 2011

Bright Aztec

A week or so back I asked my brothers girlfriend if I could do her nails, and the only thing she knew is that she wanted bright ^_^. I'm starting to really love doing other peoples nails though I'm always nervous as hell and don't wanna hurt them when pushing back cuticles and such, and I have some shake issues sometimes :P

Anyhoo I got some nail inspiration pics from google and she decided on aztec. I think I might've tried aztec on one finger on myself  a few months back, and then decided it was too much hassle to commit to a whole mani, taking my weaker hand into consideration. So doing a full mani of aztec on someone else was rather fun.

Base Coat: Total Nail RX - Stuck On You
Base Colour: P2 - Pink It Up!
Yellow: Manhattan - Lemonade - 15
Green: P2 - Artful
Black Nail Art Pen
I think If I hadn't been a little hesitant I would've paid more attention to the spacing between colours, but I still love how it turned out. It was quite hard working on small nails (she's a biter) but she's said she didn't bite her nails as much having them painted, and I'm doing her nails again tomorrow :]

So a thank you to Steph for playing model :]

Monday, 26 September 2011

Yellow Alcohol Transfer

Such a gorgeous bright creamy polish, poifect!

So it's been way too long since I've done a transfer and I've been meaning to do something on a coloured base, this didn't work out perfect but I've never had owls on my nails so I don't care ^_^

& for good measure the images I used

Saturday, 24 September 2011

George Troll - My Perfect Red For Autumn

George - Troll
2 Coats + Top Coat
This is actually a matt finish polish, but I struggled a little with application (see ring finger :P) so I added a top coat, and loved the colour while glossy. It's actually a little more red in real life too. I seriously need a gold to stamp with though, cause this would be pefect with some Autumn themed images.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Purple & Green Leopard Print

Halloween isn't that far away, and I have no idea what to dress as, like not one clue, so I've been looking around for some inspiration for a costume. And got reminded of a colour combination I rather like.

Again, I wish I'd done the spots a little smaller. I really need to invest in some dotting tools rather than using the brush from the bottle. I like the outcome anyways :]

Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Cutex - Sweet Pea
Spot Colour: Cutex - Eggplant
Nail Art Pen In Black
Top Coat: China Glaze - No Chip Top Coat

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

P2 Pink It Up Chrome Zebra Konad

Base Coat: Nail RX - Stuck On You
Base Colour: P2 - Pink It Up
Stamp Colour: China Glaze - Millennium & N.Y.C. - Foil For You
Plate: Konad M57
Top Coat: China Glaze - No Chip Top Coat
And a quick swatch pic. This is one of the polishes that I won in a giveaway, the formula is so so good. It goes on so smooth and perfect the chrome actually had a bit of a problem sticking. From now on I think before stamping with a chrome polish I'm going to do a thin base coat over the colour to help it stick.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

I Won My First Giveaway!!! :D

I say first optimistically! A few weeks back I entered this giveaway over at Parokeets Blog, and at the start of September I found out I won! I was just checking out their post on the winner when I seen my name and almost had a heart attack! Yesterday I received my goodies and my god, it was like Christmas morning in my living room ^_^

Unwrapping these was awesome xD
All my goodies! I can't wait to try these all out :D

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Purple Scales, Rimmel Purples & Bundle Monster

Cinema trip last week, so I popped into Asda seeing as it's around the corner. Strangely though I didn't pick up any own brand polishes. I usually pick up 3 at a time with them being so cheap, and so nice, but it didn't seem like they had any new colours in. So I bought two Rimmel purples instead :]

Base coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Rimmel - Purple Reign
Stamp Colour: Rimmel - Pompous
Plate: Bundle Monster BM224
Top Coat: China Glaze - No Chip Top Coat

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Disturbia Lauch Party Goodie Bag & What I Bought

The launch party was awesome, even though I was nervous as hell. So I thought I'd do a quick post to show you what was in the goodie bag, and what I bought.

Lots of awesome stickers, some badges, a new catalogue, and a Drones T-shirt ^_^

Free T-shirt :]

And here are the T-shirts I bought, I'd have photos of my own, but they're in the wash basket already :P
Nails soon, I swear!

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Niece's Nails & My Half Moon Mani With Nailene Stickers

I've been meaning to do a post about this for a while now. Somewhere around the start of August my brother came over with his girlfriend and her daughter, and when she saw me doing my nails, you could tell she wanted hers done too. She picked the polish and the image plate, which was a plate full of tips, but she has teeny tiny nails so the whole thing covered her nails. Painting tiny nails isn't so easy! Not my best handy work.

Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: BYS - Voodoo Violet (1 Coat)
Stamp Colour: N.Y.C.- Techno Foil
Plate: Bundle Monster BM220
Top Coat: Rimmel - 10 Day wear

And on to my nails! She sent me some Nailene stickers for my birthday. Which I got after I was done house sitting, so I wanted to do a mani with them :]

Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colours: George - Cloudless Sky & BYS - Pouty Purple
Nailene Stickers
& I Used Hole Reinforcement Stickers

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Disturbia Trip Nails

So for probably 3 months I've been wanting to do some Disturbia Clothing inspired nails, and I finally got around to doing them. I've been a fan of Disturbia clothing ever since I found out about them from my good friend Miss. Roy :] 

Me and my boyfriend have 18 T-shirts from them, at the last count, and it's sure to be more tomorrow, as we're attending the Autumn/Winter collection Launch Party, at their new location.

Onto the nails!
Left Hand
Right Hand

And a better shot of the Diamond
What was used:
Sally Hansen - White On
L.A. Colours - Static Electricity
Barry M - Grey & Lemon Ice Cream
Collection 2000 - Button Moon
M&S - Mini Pink
Nail Art Pens - Blue Shimmer, Yellow Shimmer & Black
Acrylic Paints - White, Black &  Deep Blue
Mac Glitter - Fuchsia
Striping Tape, Brushes & an Orange Stick.

And here is the T-shirt that inspired me:

Diamonds may be a girls best friend, but they are not mine! I love diamond nail art, but it was such a pain in the bum to do on my right hand, after a few failed attempts, my boyfriend helped me out with the outline (thank god :p) These took many hours to do, and I'm not sure if that's because I like to chill and take my time, or because I was watching back to back Awkward, and other shows. However, I still love them, And they're holding up pretty well for doing them on Sunday.

Rainbow Chevron

I was in the mood for fun and bright, and these were crazy fun to wear ^_^

I used Bundle Monster BM201 for the chevron design, and used BYS - black satin for the stamp

Colours Used: Sally Hansen - White On
Barbara Daly - Sunshine & Neon Pink
L.A. Colors - Atomic & Static Electricity
BYS - Pouty Purple
Collection 2000 - Teeny Bikini
Models Own - Golden Peach
Yes Love - Neon Green
Barry M - Unkown Red ( free with a magazine about a year ago)
I used two coats of White On first, so the colours would pop, and then starting doing the lines, some of the colours have two coats to make the colours really opaque. Majority of the lines aren't srtaight, and for some reason my "bad" hand had the straighter lines, but you can't really tell after I stamped them.

Hope you like :]

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

La Femme Pink & BYS Fools Paradise

I seriously struggle with titles of posts most of the time unless it's something obvious or I'm slightly inspired, does any one else have that problem?

I picked this up a couple weeks back. This is such a great polish, unfortunately the name had rubbed off (or was never on there) so I'm just gonna call it pink creme. Little bit of a boring mani today, but I'd never used this Bundle Monster image before :]

Base Coat: Nail RX - Stuck On You
Base Colour: La Femme - Pink Creme
Stamp Colour: BYS - Fools Paradise
Plate: Bundle Monster - BM203
Top Coat: China Glaze - No Chip Top Coat

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Utopian Splatter

I did these nails whilst house sitting, on one of the rare days the dogs weren't doing my head in :P So these are probably a couple of weeks old, and since then I've cut my nails down a bit because my right thumb snapped, again!

Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Models Own - Utopia
Stamp Colours: N.Y.C. - Foil'er Up & Niagra Foils
Plate: Konad - M70

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Purple Plum Swatch

The weather was pap yesterday so I didn't play too much with my nails. However, this should be the last swatch for a little bit and there'll be more nail art coming :]

Matalan - G - Purple Plum
On the first coat of this I didn't think it would ever get opaque. This is three medium coats, no top coat.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Accessorize Aztec

Ah, I can not describe how much I loved wearing this; and I think for a goooood while it'll be on my tootsies. However, Aztec's really hard to photograph, trying to capture all the different colours it flashes, so here's a few pics :]

With Flash
Three thin coats, no top coat.