Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Camo Leopard

My first try at free hand leopard print :] didnt go too bad. And I really loved the colour combo.

Base Coat: CND -Stickey
Colours Used: Cutex - Sweat Pea & Revlon - Peach Smoothie
& Yes Love - Neon Green
Nail Art Pen: In Black

Top Coat: China Glaze - No Chip Top Coat

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Fruit Salad

Feeling slightly summery now the rain has stopped! These really remind me of Fruit Salads - the sweets. nomnom

Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Revlon - Peach Smoothie
Stamp Colour: Natural Collection - Antique Coral
Plate: BM210

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Gold Tips

I feel like I haven't used Konad or Bundle Monster in ages. And the truth is I haven't. Although I've had a little time, I feel as though life is mental right now. I think this is just because next week is my last week of work; and so instead of getting everything sorted, and trying to apply for as many suitable posts as I can, I'm trying to plan my first holiday (and first time on an airplane!) and freaking out, which means I try to distract myself - a lot.

More stampy goodness on the way soon. Promise. I actually put on some gems, and some gold bullions onto the sponged part too. but the colour combination was a bit off for me, so i'm not gonna post a pic :P

Beauty UK - Smokey Lilac - 2 coats

Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Beauty UK - Smokey Lilac
Sponged With: H&M - Wa Wa Woom

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Matte & Gloss Fishnet

Another quick Mani for work, not a massive fan of it. But it was fun to wear for a couple of days :] And my boyfriend said it reminded him of black Spider-man / Venom. I kinda see it, but it's not my first reaction.

Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Miss Sporty - Charcoal
Matte Coat: Rimmel Pro - Matte Finish
Stamp Colour: BYS - Fools Paradise
Plate: BM209
Nail Art Pen: Black

I used the Bundle Monster plate as a guideline so my lines would be marginally straighter than free hand. I really need to thin my black nail art pen though it kept coming out goopy :(

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Gold & Black Flowers

These were my going out nails a couple of weeks back :] My Sister-In-Law brought me back this palette as one of my Canada gifts when she, and my brother went to visit family ^_^

When I first tested the palette the glitter was dry, so I thought it would be perfect to pressing into a tacky polish; but about 7 fingers in I got down to the cream part of the palette making it harder to finish both hands but I succeeded :]

H&M - Wa Wa Woom
2 Coats

NYX - Cream Glitter Eyeshadow Palette

Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: H&M - Wa Wa Woom
Glitter: NYX
Stamp: BM221
Stamp Colour: BYS - Black Satin
Top Coat: china Glaze - No Chip Top Coat

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Ditsy Print Sugar Skull

Another alcohol transfer, this time a flowery dress. The water decals I bought from eBay arrived recently, so I thought I'd have a go. I love all things sugar skull :]

Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base colour: Sally Hansen - White On
Transfer Image: Flower Dress
Decals: From EBay
The flower pattern was quite hard to control. Ditsy print itself is tiny; and an image of a dress that's 3 inches big is hard to make out. This time the print only came out perfectly on my little finger. I still like the rest though. The water decals were surprisingly less fiddly than I'd imagined too :]

Image Transfer

I've always wanted to try news paper print nails using alcohol, but back in the day when I was first interested I was convinced that I needed special alcohol to do it. Silly Jenjen.

After seeing a couple of images recently I had an idea to see if images would also transfer to give some sort of fabric effect.

Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour - Sally Hansen - White On

Images: Buzz Magazine
The picture I used was from a magazine free with whichever paper my family gets on the weekend. This was from the fashion section - an orange and lemon dress, I think.

Overall I like the way it turned out - and I think I'll use the method again for the background of some water decals I have coming :]

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Coral & Chrome

Just another simple mani :] You can't really see from this photo; but there's gorgeous gold shimmer through this coral orange. The formula of this nail varnish too, is so good for how cheap these colours are :]

Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Natural Collection - Antique Coral
Stamp Colour: N.Y.C. - Foiled Rotten
Plate: BM211
Top Coat: China Glaze - No Chip Top Coat

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Ocean Gold Tape Mani

Quick mani - I wasn't in the mood for konad, or bundle monster, for some strange reason.

Pre-cleanup so excuse the mess :]

Base: CND - Stickey
Colours Used: George - Under The Sea, Stargazer - 135, Barry M - Gold
Top Coat: China Glaze - No Chip Top Coat

Friday, 10 June 2011

Jammie Dodger Nails

As soon as I seen this plate when my new Bundle Monster arrived I instantly thought Jammie Dodgers. I'm really not sure why. But I've been wanting to try it ever since. Originally I saw the old school Jammie Dodgers, without the heart centres. However hearts are cute ^_^

I'm not convinced they look like Jammie Dodgers still, but it was a nice mani to wear :]

Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - White On
Stamp Colour: Rimmel - Milk Chocolate
Plate: BM203
Hearts: Red Acrylic Paint
Top Coat: China Glaze - No Chip Top Coat

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Milk Chocolate Chrome

Base: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Rimmel - Milk Chocolate
Plate: BM221
Stamp Colour: NYC - Foiled Rotten
Top Coat: China Glaze - No Chip Top Coat
Loving this colour combo at the minute. :]

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Spikey Tips

Base: CND - Stickey
Base Colour:W7 - Suede
Plate: BM216
Stamp Colour: China Glaze - Millennium
Glitter: Two Glitter Nail Art Pens - No Names
Top Coat: China Glaze - No Chip Top Coat

I liked the design without the pink and purple glitter, but I thought it needed something else. Still not sure if I like it though :]


This is actually my second attempt at Strawberry nails - the first was with polish though, not acrylic, and paints are just so much easier to work with when you're first starting off. Well for me they are.

Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: 17 Mini - Unknown Red
Acrylic Paint: - Wilko - Viridian & Lemon Yellow
Top coat: Rimmel - 10 Day Wear

Thursday, 2 June 2011

My First Water Marble!

This is actually my second attempt at water marbling - but the first time I didn't even manage to make a pattern in the polish. I think I just waited too long. I've also had passed issues with my white polish not drying properly, but I recently purchased Sally Hansen - White On and it's so smooth, and dries so well! So I thought I'd give marbling another shot :D

Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Sally Hansen - Whtie on
Other Colours: No7 - Milan, Collection 2000 - Teeny Bikini, Barry M - Indigo, George - Hoax