Showing posts with label Color Club. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Color Club. Show all posts

Monday, 18 November 2013

Summer Splatter and Aztec Stamping with Cheeky Viva Mexico

Hi all, today I have some fun nails I did probably in the end of August? 

Now, some of you may be aware I have zero skills when It comes to doing splatter manicures, and for a couple years now I've opted to use the rough side of a kitchen sponge to create a similar effect.  I used the rough side of  a sponge again for this manicure, and I added a top coat before stamping.
Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Colour Club - Blue-ming
Splatter Colours: Natural Collection - Antique Coral, Kiko - Cornflower Blue
Stamping Colour: BYS - Black Satin
Image Plate: Cheeky - Viva Mexico
Stamp Colour: BYS - Black Satin
Top Coat: Sally Hansen Advanced Hard As Nails
Sadly my trusty BYS - Black Satin had started to thicken and it was really really hot the day I did these so sadly the stamping isn't as clean as I would have liked.  

Here's the base:

Hope you're having a good Monday so far!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Amy's Flamingo Nails

Hi all

So my laptop is still not fixed, kinda hoping my friend will be able to help me out, but for the meantime I have all the photos from my phone (give or take) to edit on the family computer and post from time to time. So all hope is not lost!

Today we have some nails that I was meant to post many moons ago.  These were totally inspired by Souchka Nails, and this manicure in particular. I found these so freaking adorable that when Amy wanted her nails done, I knew I had to do something with flamingos! Needless to say my flamingo skills need improving upon, but still; flamingo nails = Yes!
Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colours: Color Club - Blue-ming & Zoya - Solange
Other Colours: Zoya - Solange Acrylci Paints, Models Own - Pastel Pink, Beauty UK - Jelly Bean
Top Coat: Advanced Hard As Nails

What do you think of these? I can't recall if I glitter-bombed the thumb nail, or did another flamingo. Either way I love them, and love the colour combination.

Hope you've had a good Tuesday, I will be spending mine at an away day for the service I work for, which means lectures, some training, and a buffet lunch. Nom.

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.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Matte Denim

Hi all, yay Friday!

Today I have another mani that doesn't come with stamping. I had the best intentions to stamp over these, but a night out wrecked them before I got the chance. But I loved wearing these as they were with the little sparkle shining through the matte, and just the denim look in general.
Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Rough Sponged Colour: Color Club - Hydrangea Kiss
Top Coat: Rimmel - Matte Finish
Super blurry shot to see just how pretty Electric Lane is!
I had a day off yesterday, and it was actually the first day in almost 4 weeks where I've woke up and didn't feel remotely ill! And as I have no plans this weekend I may even get something productive done, maybe even some stamping!

Hope you all have a good'un!

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

White Dogtooth over Multicoloured base

Hi all. Happy Wednesday. I say that knowing that there's only one and half days left to work! Can't wait for a little break!

Today I have some more "sandwich bag" method where you dab colours onto your nail and use plastic to gently mix the colours. Unfortunately for me, I didn't re watch the video, or do any googling before I tried this, and I actually mixed the colours on the plastic, and then transferred to the nail, which seems a lot messier than the original idea. After trying this method out for these nails I wanted to do a more purple and teal mix.
Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Rimmel White
Other Colours: Sally Hansen - Fairy Teal, Color Club - Hydrangea Kiss, Beauty UK - Jelly Bean & W7 - Pink
Image Plate: Konad M65
Stamping Colour: Konad Special White
Top Coat: Sally Hansen Advanced Hard As Nails

 And here's the base before stamping.

I like the way these turned out, so I'm going to try it again, perhaps even the "right" way so I don't get covered in excess polish!

Have a good day!

Monday, 31 December 2012

Snowflakes Inspired by Spellbinding Nails

Hi all! Hope you've enjoyed some nice time off from school or work.

I've had a week off from blogging, and while I've enjoyed having time to relax, and family to distract me from missing certain people, I'm so far behind with reading other blogs that It may take me weeks! That being said; I'm not back in work until Wednesday and so I'm going to try and take today, and a (probably) hungover Tuesday to catch up and get some posts scheduled for the coming week.

Today though I have some nails for you that were inspired by the lovely Sarah over at Spellbinding Nails I was doing my friends nails a couple of weeks back, and was needing some inspiration, so I hit up Google images and fell in love with these.

Here's my nails:
Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Color Club - Cornflower
Sponged Colours: China Glaze - Frostbite
Manhattan - 67n
2true - Glitterati - Shade 1 Sapphire
Image Plates: Bundle Monster BM14 BM319
Stamping Colour: Special Konad White
Dotted Colour: NYC - Niagara Foils
Top Coat: Sally Hansen - Advanced Hard As Nails
Here's Zoe nails:
Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Color Club - Cornflower
Sponged Colours: China Glaze - Frostbite
2true - Glitterati - Shade 1 Sapphire
Image Plates: Bundle Monster BM319
Stamping Colour: Special Konad White
Dotted Colour: China Glaze - Millennium
Top Coat: Sally Hansen - Advanced Hard As Nails
These photos really dont do the 2true Glitterati polish in Sapphire any justice, the glitter looks like scales, it was so eye catching in person. But more on that polish when I review them :]

Hope you guys like these, I certainly did when I nabbed the idea from Sarah :D

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Green Flakie Argyle

Hi all!

Quick post today, another mani from at least a month back now, this lack of daylight is starting to really annoy me! Also the flakies, and Diamond Drops looked so much better in proper sunlight, but there was literally not a sprinkle around when I had my camera near by.
Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Kiko - 296 - Meadow Green
Flakies; Catrice - C04 - Shake It! Flakie It!
Rainbow Shards: Color Club - Diamond Drops
Stamp Colour: Konad Special White
Image Plate: Konad M60
Top Coat: Sally Hansen Advanced Hard As Nails

I probably could have done with two coats of Catrice - Shake It! Flake It! I would have used two if I wasn't going to add Color Club - Diamond Drops, and then stamp too.

So above is two coats of Kiko - Meadow Green. Not really much to say on this, the formula was amazing, which is a running theme with every single Kiko i've ever tried. The colour's glossy and bright and evens out on the nail so nicely.

That's all from me today! Happy Thursday :]

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Sally Hansen Nail Prisms - Blush Diamond Dark Swatches

Hi all, hope everyone's having a good Thursday!

Today I have some super sparkly swatches of Sally Hansen Nail Prisms - Blush Diamond (dark version). I'm pretty certain that's the right polish. I used NailXChange's Sally Hansen Nail Prisms Guide to help me figure out which it was, polishes without names, and with different versions is so annoying.

This is layered over Color Club - Sweet Pea, first one coat, two and then three for the full-whammy holographic goodness :]
One coat over Sweet Pea
Two coats
And three coats for full gorgeous linear effect.
Have you been lucky enough to stumble across any of the Nail Prisms recently?

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

NOPI - Fell From The Tree & Color Club - Hydrangea Kiss Swatches

Hi all! Happy Tuesday!

Today I have swatches of Nicole by OPI - Fell From The Tree & Color Club - Hydrangea Kiss. These swatches are from the start of September, and were the base colour for separate mani's that I never got photos of; but I thought I'd still share them.

First up is Color Club - Hydrangea Kiss, a medium dusky blue, with an effortless formula. looking back at photos now Kiko - Cornflower reminds me of Hydrangea Kiss, but a little lighter.

Next up is Nicole by OPI - Fell From The Tree. Formula wise this was a little on the thin side , needing three coats to fully cover nail line, but it was quite an eye catching colour to wear because of the lovely shimmer in it. I actually Think this looks more green in real life.

Hope you've had a good Tuesday! Hopefully i'll be back with some stamping on Thursday =]

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Blue-ming Swatch, Flakies & Stamping

Hi all. I've kind of been neglecting the blog recently, and I really can't help it, my mind is just else where, hell i haven't even painted my nails since last Tuesday!

Today we have a mani that I did a few weeks back now, and unfortunately I didn't get any swatch shots on the day due to the fact I've still got to get a daylight bulb/light box set up, so a week or so later I seen the sun and speedy speedy got the lovely Color Club Blue-ming back on my nails to get some pics.

I love love love this colour, I have no other colour like it. It's pastel but it's bright, turquoise, and leans blue or green depending on the lighting, and the formula is so so good. I need more Color Clubs in my life.
Base Coat: La Femme
Base Colour: Color Club - Blue-ming
Flakies: Golden Rose Scale Effects - 02
Stamp Colour: Sally Hansen Insta-dri - Tealy Fast
Image Plate: Bundle Monster BM314
Top Coat: Rimmel 60 seconds - Clear
And here are the swatches. So pretty, and while it's not a dupe for Illamasqua - Nomad, it' has the same bright tones I lust after, so I'm a happy bunny.

Hope you all are having a better day than I am :] Oh and the Giveaway will be posted tomorrow :]

Friday, 5 October 2012

Amy's Nails - Mint, Blue & Pink Gradient, Diamond Drops & Owls

Hi all, happy Friday!

It feels quite weird posting today instead of my usual Thursday, but I was just too tired yesterday to function properly :P

Today's nails aren't even my own. These are some nails I did on my friend Amy probably about a month back now. By the time I was done (I took ages, sorry Amy!) the light was starting to go, and Amy snapped some photos on her phone.
Base Coat: La Femme
Base Colours: Color Club - Blue-ming
Color Club - Hydrangea Kiss
Essie - Tour De Finance
Shredded top coat: Color Club - Diamond Drops
Owl: Barry M - Gold Foil
Black Nail Art Pen, Rimmel - White Tip
Essie - Tour De Finance
& Gold Gems
Top Coat: Sally Hansen Advanced Hard As Nails

These were so pretty! I love the gradient colours so much :D I'm a little bit gutted with how the owls turned out, but considering I hadn't done any free hand stuff in months I can't complain too much. I wish I'd taken my acrylic paints though instead of using nail art pens, as I much prefer working with acrylics.

I hope yous like them!

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Using A French Tip Design - We stamp On Sundays

Hi all, happy Sunday :]

This week's challenge over at Adventures In Stamping was to use a french tip design. I'm not a super-massive fan of french tip stamping, so I decided to cheat a tiny bit heh. I think one of the main reasons I don't like french tip stamping (the typical curved images) is that they kind of get distorted when you're following your nail line, also as full images on newer plates have got larger, so have the tip designs, and this means they look stupid as heck unless my nails are at a certain length, or I use them like I have done today.

I stamped the image from Bundle Monster BM 217 twice on my nails, starting with the tip, and then rotating the tip to try and help it fit. I messed up in a few places, and my index finger is smeared, but I was too easily distracted to re-do them :]
Base Coat: La Femme
Base Colour: Color Club - Sweet Pea
Stamp Colour: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Tealy Fast
Image Plate: Bundle Monster BM 217
Top Coat: Rimmel 60 Seconds - Clear
Here's what I used:

And here's the base colour: Color Club - Sweet Pea, such an easy formula on all these CC's this was two, easy coats, that leveled themselves out, and there was basically no clean up, and dry time was over before I realised! It looks slightly more dusky in the shade too.

I hope you've all had a good weekend!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Birthday Nails, Birthday Haul, & Layla Hologram Effect Spam

Hey everyone! I've not had a super productive time off, I mean I've not done too badly; but I've had a lot of sleep, and a lot of relaxing with Scott. So I'm feeling better, and more energetic, so my productivity can only go up this week =]

Today I have for you the Holographic spam of my first linear polish. I also have the nails I wore for my birthday (and all of last week.) And the birthday goodies I got off Scott, and Martine.

Layla Hologram Effect in Ocean Rush came to me in the swap I did with Susana from Blog do Verniz Amarelo I really love this polish so, so much. It's honestly the prettiest polish I own now. And it looks amazing under the lights at work, so the next time I wear it I'm going to drag my camera to work with me. The first few pictures are from my original swatches, and then some better pics from the start of my birthday mani.
Above is two coats, no base coat. And the last picture has a top coat on too. I didn't notice any difference in my top coat dulling down the holographic effect. But i think that probably varies with top coats and the holographic polishes themselves.
With Flash
With Flash
Another flash shot 
Another flash shot, and a blurry shot - but; just look at that beauty!
Subtle rainbow when not in direct light.
In the above photos I'm wearing three coats over a base coat. I can't remember if I had a top coat on or not. Below I added a coat of Color Club - Diamond Drops (I think) to my ring and thumb nails, and slathered on loads of top coat to try and get rid of the pointy edges the big piece left. I think this was only because of the curve of my nails.
Then I added some dog tooth stamping with BM322 the new large Dog tooth image in BYS - Black Satin. Later on in the week on Thursday night I stamped the rest of my nails with this image so I felt like I had something new to wear on Friday night.
Base Coat: La Femme
Base Colour: Layla Hologram Efferct -Ocean Rush
Holographic Shard on Ring: Color Club - Diamond Drops
Stamping Colour: BYS - Black Satin
Image Plate: Bundle Monster BM322
Top Coat: Sally Hansen - Advanced Hard As Nails
& China Glaze - No Chip Top Coat (Pre stamp)
I loove the way the holographic shards pop in between the stamping!

And last, but not least; here's my nail related birthday goodies.

My first every NOPI! Yay ^_^ I'd list all the colours but I'm just too lazy to get up and rummage to find these!

If any one knows what colours those Color Clubs are I think I'd love you forever if you'd let me know! I think they're Diamond Drops, Sweet Pea, Hydrangea Kiss & Blue-ming, but I'm really not certain, and it's so frustrating!

Hope everyone's having a good Tuesday! & I hope you all coped with the large post!