Thursday, September 26, 2013

Mermaid Nails

This is 3 coats of Yh Beja #20 I only needed 2 but I wanted to see if another coat mattered and I was planning to stamp on it. But, then I got a bee in my bonnet and thought no, I'll do hand placed glitter  like Polish All the Nails does.  It is so pretty sooooooo sparkly.  Oh my, it's so hard!! Partly because I am an idiot and used transparent glitter roughly the same shade as my polish making it extrodinarily hard to see.  Partly because, well, it takes some coordination and concentration, niether of which are strong suits for me.

All on its own its a super pretty polish

Now I am a bit ticked off because I did do this on both hands but apparently didnt take pics of both hands. Do you see that middle pic? Do you see how all my hard work is practically unnoticable? Well, it was even more so in real life, I honestly wanted to cry a bit. I will probably do this again but with opaque glitter and I'll skip the french bit on the other nails because It sounded good but looked bad in this instance.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

It's Just So Pretty- Impala Swatch

I started with 2 coats of a no-name Primark purple, I then added 2 coats of Impala Na Mira 3d. I can't even  explain how much I love this or indeed even begin to apologize for my crap photography. This is just so pretty and sparkly, I wish I could paint my bedroom ceiling with this, so I could fall asleep to it I love it so much.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Plum Lotus

This is 3 coats of Catherine Arley 673 it is a sort of plummy purple with a slight hoographic lean. I used BarryM Plum to stamp the lotus image from Shany XXL 2.  I liked the stamping and I should have stopped there but I decided to add a lavendar teardrop stone to the middle of the lotus. It doesnt look terrible, I just preffered the tone on tone look of the stamping and I think the stone takes away from it more than adds to it.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fuzzy Hearts

This is 3 coats of Smitten Pink Goes Good with Green I stamped a heart from Shany XXL 2 using
Kleancolor Metallic Pink. Though I suppose any pink would do, once that dried I when over the heart with some clear polish and a dotting tool then sprinkled some hot pink flocking powder, that I got off ebay, over the top of it.  Leaving me with cutsey fuzzy pink hearts which I could not stop touching :)

Overall, Im super happy with my first steps into the flocking world. I know the hearts arent totally even and there is room for improvement always but I was happy with this look.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Stubby Nails and Change in Posting Schedule

It all started with me breaking my laptop screen, which caused me to move to my old laptop. I am thankful I had that option, but alas it has a different OS and I haven't used Linux in a while so I have to reacquaint myself with my old friend.
As such I have decided to change my posting schedule from Sun, Tues, and Thurs to just Tues and Thurs I do not expect this will ruin any ones day but if it does my most sincere apologies I'll try to be a better blogger.

Also I feel the need to warn about pending super stubby nails in about a month-ish because, I like a buffer, you may not see them for about a month. I'm not referring to what others call nubbins, these are well into the quick because, 1. I lack self control and 2. I am forgetful, which is a bad combination. You see, I broke a nail while I was out, and having been very good, my nails were quite long (for me). So I got the most genius idea that I would bite all the nails to the same length. as I had neglected to bring with me clippers or a file. I knew better,(really I did) I knew it would not end well and It did not. Despite my mind chastising myself all the while,  I continued steadfastly because I wasn't gonna let my prior experience stop me NO! and in my dogged determination my nails are now somewhat painfully short and not terribly attractive.  So you shall see some very short nails in addition to some fake nails over the very shore nails Yay! variety for all.

Thanks as always for visiting and looking at my nail pics, I'm glad you stopped by because otherwise I am doing an awful lot of talking to myself.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Neon Roses

This is 3 coats each of Armour Ah-Mazingg!!! and Polish me to go Orange you Glad?. I got the
Roses off eBay.

I love neon particularly when they dont need undies to be bright. I love the idea of these roses they arent stiff but flexible like silicone. They didn't stay on very well but I jsut used top coat to hold them I'll try glue next time.

Dress Inspired

I have used 2 coats of China Glaze Escaping Reality on my pointer and pinky and 2 coats of Revlon Posh  on my middle and ring. I topped them both with 1 coat of Opi Black Spotted.

I think this was a good imitation of the pattern in the dress. I also had bit of an easier time working with the OPI this time as I knew what to expect.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Seeing Spots

This is 3 coats of  Mentality Nirvana which is described as an orange toned bronze holographic polish with copper accents. I think it leans more to gold but that's just me.
I used Cheeky plate ch11 stamped with Mash Black the  sequins and studs are from eBay

I like this look, I thought it was very cute, as usual Mentality and Mash polish are really great to work with, I liked the extra bit of shine added by the glitters and the studs were sorta cool.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Swatchy Post

This is 2 coats CQ Slate with an accent of HM All Hail The Queen.

All in all I love green, so I liked this, the glitter spread smoothly, I don't love it but it is ok.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Under the Sea

I just have to say these next 2 colors are so so very pretty, sparkley, shimmery goodness.
I used 3 coats for CQ Silver Taupe and Gem Green for the mermaid I used XXL Konad knock off row m34 stamped with Mash Black and for the shells I used Winstonia w108 stamped with Barry M Gold.

The shimmer of the Gem Green  just didn't show well it is so so pretty. Over all I very much liked this look, the stamping came out fairly well for both accent and other nails.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Stars and Stripes

For this I started with 1 coat of  Polish Me To Go White Undies and 2 coats Princessa white. I used Avon Reviving Red  to make the stripes. On the accent I have 2 coats China Glaze Starboard and some hand placed star glitter from eBay.

I felt like the stripes on my left hand were bit more even but I still think I need more practice. I do wish i had more sparsely spaced the stars but it was a very sparkly look.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sloppy Stripes

Something that has become apparent to me in the last few manis is that I realy need to work on my stripes. They are uneven and wonky and I'd really like to do better.

I started with an accent of 2 coats of Jindie Nails Talk Nerdy 2 Me, and 3 coats Picture Polish Twinkle which I striped with a dark blue striper and a hot pink striper and topped off with Sally Hansen Deb-u-tint.

As mentioned in the title I feel the stripes are a bit sloppy. I am also not sure of the colors together altogether this look left me blah.