Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Barry M - Black Multi Glitter & Gosh - Holographic Hero Plastic Wrap Nails

Hi all, Tuesday yay!

Some simple nails for you lot today. I feel like I've not really been doing much stamping recently, and I've not had time for the Sunday challenges over at Adventures In Stamping so I've been loving easy to-do bases, with the hopes I get to stamp over before I get any tip wear. Usually I just end up wearing these plain-ish nails for most of the week.

I started with two coats of Barry M - Black Multi Glitter, which is still a favourite of mine, and then painted on Gosh - Holographic Hero to a scrunched up ball of clingfilm/saran wrap, and dabbed the nails. I love how it gives a foil effect.

The glitter in Black Multi Glitter would have shown it's face more If I'd added a top coat.

Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Barry M - Black Multi Glitter
Other Colour: Gosh - Holographic Hero

I think the contrast of the black with the holo made it seem brighter. I may try this again with various holographic colours over a dark base.

Hope you've all had a good day so far. I'm just tucking into some noodles on my lunch break. Nom!

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Space Invaders Cheeky Stamping

Hi all, happy Saturday, quick post today =]

A couple of weeks back I was stuck for what to do on my nails, and after a few suggestions I settled on doing Space Invader nails, as I'd been meaning to since I received my Cheeky Plates. 

This was one of the main reasons I'd bought Pop Green Special Polish, but after trying it out on my thumb I realised It wasn't as bold as I wanted it to be. So to try and get the brightness I used Pastel Green, and without picking the image up from the plate I used Pop Green and scraped again. I'm not sure what this kind of method is called, or where I read about it, but it did work to make the green stand out more, although I would have much preferred a solid colour I quite like how these turned out.
Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colours - W7 Night Suede Rough Sponged with W7 - Black
Stamping colours: Konad Special - Pop Green & Pastel Green
Image Plate: Cheeky CH45
Top Coat: Advanced Hard As Nails

Without flash, in daylight you can see the flecks that Night Suede has. These look a bit busy, but I still like them.

Hope you're all having a good weekend so far :]

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Models Own - Slate Green, Gold Foil & Blue Stamping

Hi hi all, happy Wednesday, I'm feeling slightly better today although my head is still massively fuzzy. But half day today, and I'm going for food. So should be good :]

Today I've got quite the simple combo, one that didn't quite work out, but I like how sheer the stamp is all the same.
Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colours: Models Own - Slate Green & Barry M - Gold Foil
Stamping Colour: W7 - Blue Lagoon
Image Plate: Konad M64
Top Coat: Sally Hansen Advanced Hard As Nails
And here's the base of Models Own - Slate Green & Barry M - Gold Foil I painted on Gold Foil to a scrunched up ball of cling film (plastic wrap/saran wrap) and dabbed it over Slate Green.
Hope you're all having a good week so far :]

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Earth Day - We Stamp On Sundays

Hi all, I'd say happy Sunday but i'm sick and my head is so heavy :(

That being said I did manage to actually do this week's challenge over at Adventures In Stamping. This week's challenge was "Earth Day" nails. After racking my brains for ages about which stamps I could use to do an Earth, Water, Air and Fire style set up, I got totally stuck on Earth so gave up and settled on these much simpler nails instead!
Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Collection 2000 - Angel Wings
Stamp Colour: Konad Pop Green
Image Plate: Cheeky CH33
Top Coats: Sally Hansen Advanced Hard As Nails
Rimmel - Matte Finish
Here's it before matte:
And here's what I used:

Very short and sweet today as I'm just about to put on a film, and get into bed! Maybe have a little nanna nap too.

Hope you've had a good weekend!

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Matte Aqua & Gold Nautical

Hi all, happy Wednesday yayy, half way though the week already :]

Quick post today, cause I've been busy this past weekend, and also extremely lazy when I wasn't busy opting to laze in the sun and listen to music, and even take some hangover naps!

The base is W7 - Aqua Suede is a gorgeous matte polish from the same line as Night Suede. There's a few other colours from this range, a purple, gold, silver and bronze I believe. I'm tempted to try them all as the formula is pretty amazeballs. If I don't try the rest I'm definitely going to try and pick up another Night Suede, as I've been using this on everything.
Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: W7 - Aqua Suede
Stamping Colour: Barry M - Gold Foil
Image Plate: Cheeky CH49
Top Coat: Sally Hansen Advanced Hard As Nails

And here's some swatchy swatches
 These are two coats, no top coat, the flash washes out the colour a little.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Barry M - Lychee - Grey and Aqua Horses & Cowboys

Hi all. Happy Monday :]

Barry M - Lychee is a polish I was lusting after for a while, but every time I'd call in to a shop to see if they had it, nowhere did. Until a few weeks ago when I called into Boots on the morning before work to pick up some lunch. Since then I must have used it about 4 times already. I love it. The formula's so so nice, and the colour (although it doesn't really look it in the pictures) is quite a nice nude for me.
Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Barry M - Lychee
Stamp Colours: W7 - Night Suede & Aqua Suede
Image Plate: Cheeky CH34
Top Coat: Sally Hansen Advanced Hard As Nails
Such a pretty nude!

When I first bought the Cheeky plate set I thought this was a really cute image, but wearing these I totally fell it love with it. From afar it looks like some sort of dog tooth pattern, and then when you stop and look you see that it's actually horses with cowboys. Well I say cowboys cause that's what I want them to be, but they're probably just jockeys.

Have a good day ^-^

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Galaxies Gradients & Crosses

Hi all, happy Saturday :D

Today I have a mani I did a few weeks back now for my besties birthday night out. I absolutely loved them, and although all I can see is the flaws, They're still one of my favourite manis I've ever done. These consist of some gradient nails that have crosses on them, and some galaxy nails.

I'm a total fiend for galaxy/nebula style stuff recently, and even painted a pair of canvas shoes with acrylic paints. I've yet to wear them, but they look bloody awesome, even if I do say so myself.
Base Coat:  CND - Stickey
Other Colours: Rimmel - White, Collection 2000 - Angel Wings, W7 - Black & Night Suede
Beauty UK - Jelly Bean Clubworks - Fuchsia, Miss Sporty - Rain Drops, Gosh Holographic Hero
Acrylic Paints - Ultra Marine, White, Black, Yellow Ochre
Glitter: Rimmel - Disco Ball
Top Coat: Sally Hansen  Advanced Hard As Nails

Hope you've all had a good day so far :]

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Lovely Plugly Custom Plugs Take Two

Hi all!

No nails today, as I don't have any photos ready, but I do however have some pretty pretty plugs for you to gaze upon.

Some of you may remember a review I did for a company called Lovely Plugly, for those of you who don't remember this is the post I'm talking about.

So after wearing these plugs solid for a couple of months payday came around and I really had the urge to buy some more plugs. I decided to buy Alien Skin Small Furry Creatures, which are similar to my first pair of plugs from Lovely Plugly in the way they're made and also some Custom Glitter Plugs with Black Holographic Glitter and Deep Green Iridescent glitter combo.

First up to show are Small Furry Creatures Plugs

How beautiful! I love how I've wore them for a couple of weeks straight when I first got them, and I still look at the pictures in awe.

Next are the Custom Glitter Plugs:

Such pretty depth!
And as a cheeky little bonus the back of these are even sparkly and pretty!

I'll be back Friday with some Pimp'n nails I promise, but for now I hope you enjoyed checking out my latest pretties.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Over Orange - We Stamp On Sundays

Happy Sunday :]

Bit of a late post today but it seems like my day's just slipped away from me, and I've been on slow motion for a few hours now.

This week's challenge over at Adventures In Stamping was to stamp over orange. As soon as orange was decided as the winner I knew I wanted to do tiger nails as it's been a bit of a while.

I started with a base of Kiko - Melon and used the rough side of a kitchen sponge to dab on Essence Colour3 - Dancing In The Street and Alessandro - Pomegranate. Pomegranate looks a little pinker than it is when it's next to the other two colours. Then I added a top coat, and stamped with Bundle Monster BM223 with BYS - Black Satin and added another top coat.
Base Coat: OPI - Nail Envy
Base Colour: Kiko - Melon
Other Colours: Alessandro - Pomegranate & Essence Colour3 - Dancing In The Street
Stamp Colour: BYS - Black Satin
Image Plate: Bundle Monster BM223
Top Coat: Sally Hansen Advanced Hard As Nails
And here's some pictures of the base before stamping. I only remembered to take photos after stamping one nail!
And here's what I used:

Hope you've all had a good weekend, mine has gone far too quick!

Friday, 5 April 2013

Cliche - Maldivas & Psyche Pink UFO Stamping

Hi hi all. So Happy It's Friday.

Although I'm currently back to half time at work I'm really looking forward to this weekend as getting things sorted for my new contract for work have been a little stressful this week, and it should be sorted after today, so looking forward to chilling!

I have a little bit of a odd combo today. Cliché - Maldivas is a lovely Orange creme that looks a little peachy in certain lights. The formula isn't that great though, still having visible nail line after two medium coats. I decided to pair it with Konad Special Polish in Psyche Pink, which made the stamping hard to see from afar, but the shimmer against the creme was really pretty. And the bright colour combination really perked me up a bit when I wore this a few weeks back.

Base coat CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Cliché - Maldivas
Stamping Colour: Konad Special Polish - Psyche Pink
Image Plate: Cheeky CH46
Top Coat: Sally Hansen Advanced Hard As Nails

Looking at these kind of photos, where all I have is overcast light giving me a corpse look, or using crazy flash it makes me so so happy that I'm actually starting to get daylight before and after work. It's even been sunny the past few days!

Hopefully by the time Autumn and Winter roll around this year I'll be prepared and have a light box all set up!

Have a great weekend ^-^

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Purple and Gold Matte Bananas

Hi all, happy Wednesday.

By the time this posts I'll be on my way home, to the cinema, or to finally get the new piercing I want!

These were kind of a pleasant surprise, I'd done the base coat and the glitter to just wear for work, and then after work I was going through my Cheeky plates trying to see which ones weren't working and I decided to stamp with Barry M - Gold Foil, with these really cute bananas.

Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour:  Miss Sporty - Fatal Plum
Glitter: LA Colors - Sassy Sparkle
Stamp Colour: Barry M - Gold Foil
Image Plate: Cheeky CH42
Top Coat: Sally Hansen Advanced Hard As Nails
Matte: Rimmel - Matte Finish
Here's it with a top coat:

And here's a shot of the pretty glitter in action.

Unfortunately the glitter was super gloopy, so I had to thin it out loads before use, and that's all from me today :]

Monday, 1 April 2013

W7 - Red & Barry M - Pink Sapphire Glitter

Hi All

Just a quickie post today, I'm feeling vile, and the interenet is being hit and miss at the moment, so I'm grabbing it while it's working! Simple red base, and glitter today.

This is a pretty boring combo but it was getting late when I did these and I needed my nails painted for work the next day. While I like the look of bar glitters it always bugs me when I wear them as they just do whatever they please. Maybe I should have used another coat to even things out.

And that's all from me, I'm gonna go get into bed and watch a film while painting my nails.