Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Burnt Orange, Silver & Black Dogtooth

Hi all

Bit of an odd combo today, after doing these nails that I loves so, so much, I wanted to do another version, and basically everything went a little bit funny :P
Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colours: W7 - Silver Suede & Cliché - Desserto
Stamping Colour: BYS - Black Satin
Image Plate: Konad M63
Glitter: H&M - Silver Frost
Top Coat: Sally Hansen Advanced Hard As Nails 
I started with two coats of Silver Suede, stamped with BYS black satin, taped half of it off and did a coat of Cliché - Desserto, after that was dry I added a stripe of glitter and a top coat.

I definitely preferred my original purple green combination, so these only lasted two days on me before I was picking at them.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Saran Wrap Base - We Stamp On Sundays

Hi everyone, happy Sunday and all that :]

I hope everyone's doing good. I've had nice lazy chilled weekend, ready for the chaos of the week ahead.

This week's challenge for Adventures In Stamping - We Stamp On Sundays is to stamp over a saran wrap (clingfilm) base. When I started painting my nails I knew I wanted to do pastel, so I picked up one of the palest polishes from my 'untried' tub and went from there.
Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Models Own - Banana Split
Saran Colours: Purple Professional - 53 & 55
Stamping Colour: W7 - Blue Lagoon
Image Plate: Bundle Monster BM 313
Top Coat: Sally Hansen Advanced Hard As Nails
 Here's the saran wrap base using Purple 53 & 55 over Models Own - Banana Split

Swatch of Banana Split & What I used:

Banana Split was the first scented polish of two I've tried and I wasn't that impressed. Formula was kind of normal for yellows like his, crelly like, but the scent just didn't last an hour. Which is very disappointing as I've had scented polishes that last until they come off. Nevertheless, very pretty yellow, perfect as a base which is why I bought it - so I can't complain too much.

How do you guys like the saran wrap method? I really love doing it, it always reminds me of stone. and it's so so easy.

Til next time!

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Favourite Colour Combo - We Stamp On Sundays

Hi all, hope you've all had a good weekend.

I've not really done much productive blog-wise recently but I've spent the day trying to organise some stuff together so I'm feeling a little less chaotic, but glad i'm off tomorrow too heh.

This week's challenge in the Facebook group Adventures In Stamping called for a manicure with favourite colour combo. So I opted for Aqua and Purple, these two polishes in particular are favourites of mine seperately, so when I used them together on a manicure I did for Amy a few months back I was eager to try them together again.
Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colours: Color Club - Blue-Ming & Beauty UK - Jelly Bean
Stamp Colour: BYS - Black Satin
Image Plate: Bundle Monster BM 211
Top Coat: Sally Hansen  Advanced Hard As Nails
And here's the base.

If my nails had been a little bit longer I think I would have been able to make the purple more intense.

Time to have a relaxing Sunday night, I'll be back in the next couple of days with some swatches.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Nautical Mix Up - Double Stamp - We Stamp On Sundays

Hey all :]

Happy Tuesday woooo! Not really woo, but I've only got a four day week so i'm looking forward to that.

I almost feel like these shouldn't really have been posted as part of the Double Stamping challenge by Adventures in stamping. Again my stamping is so subtle it almost totally fails!

The other part of the challenge was to do something called shadow stamping, where you stamp in one colour, and stamp in another over slightly to the side to create a shadow effect. I did try this, with each different image but it just really didn't work out!

That being said I really love these, I'm going to be so sad when they start to chip. I also feel like it's been quite a while since I've done a really lovely mix up/pick n mix/skittles mani.

Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Models Own - Blueberry Muffin
Thumb: Glitter
Stamping Colours: W7 - Suede, George - Boom, Jacava - Passion, BYS - Black Satin, Cliché - Opala
Stamping Plates: Cheeky CH36 Ch49, Bundle Monster BM312
Top Coat: Sally Hansen Advanced Hard As Nails
Here's the glitter in the shade.. this is in the shade people!!!
Below are 5 little vials of glitter that my friend gave me, so far I've done a full mani with the blue glitter and freaking loved it, and for this mani I used the second from the left.

Here's what I used:

And that's from me until next time!

Monday, 8 July 2013

Birthstone - Peridot - We Stamp On Sundays

Hi all.

I would say happy Monday but this means I will be back at work when this posts and that means I'll be melting as the aircon is broken, and i'm almost certain the heating is actually on.

This is my first time in a long while taking part in Adventures In Stamping We Stamp On Sundays, so although I didn't have any amazing ideas I wanted to give it a shot.

This challenge was for Birthstones, and mine is Peridot, so I reached for the first green I thought of and had a think of what I could do.
Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Models Own - Golden Green
Flakies: Golden Rose Scale Effects - 04
Stamping Colour: Barry M - Gold Foil
Image Plate: Faunad M28 (Konad M33, and Bundle Monster BM318
Top Coat: Sally Hansen Advanced Had As Nails
I'm a little bummed the gold kind of gets lost, and if you were to see these from a distance you probably wouldn't even think there was any nail art on!

Here's what I used:

The fauxnad plate M38 is actually the copy of Konad M33 so I'm not too certain why it's named differently. But a big thank you to Susana for sending this to me in one of our swaps! And here is the base before stamping: