Wednesday, 22 October 2014

LIGHTNING NAILS

Hey guys, happy Wednesday!
So I actually did these nails on my nubs but they never made it to the blog because I just didn't think they looked right! But I loved the design so recreated them on my longer nails! 
To do these nails I did a black and dark blue gradient on all the nails using Angelica nails in Black* (I can't remember the name, sorry) and Nails Inc Motcomb Street at the tips. I then added one coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust on all the nails to make the nails look like the night sky. For the feature nail I used a sponge and painted pink (Playboy Hot Violet*) in the middle and a circle of purple (OPI Funky Dunkey) around it, so kind of like a circular gradient, and sponged this onto the nail. and just to finish it off I added a silver lightning nail vinyl from She Sells Seashells which you can get here







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Sunday, 19 October 2014

HALLOWEEN BAT NAILS

Hello everybody, how was your weekend? I'm sorry I didn't blog this week but I've had a really busy week at uni which also included seeing my first patient! So I've spent the weekend trying to catch up on sleep and just generally relax a bit. 
Tonight though I have another Halloween nail art design to share with you, featuring some amazing bat nail vinyls from She Sell Seashells. I really wanted these bats to stand out and ended up deciding to do an orange circular gradient for a background. 
I have done this circular (or bullseye) gradient before but I haven't got round to posting them here yet. For the gradient I used Barry M Gelly in Mustard for the inner bit and then Illamasqua Insanity for the outer part of the gradient and just to darker it up a touch I also used a little bit of China Glaze Stoked To Be Soaked. 
I used these nail vinyls in 2 different ways to show you how easy they are to use and how to make these vinyls go a bit further. On the ring finger I used the vinyls as a stencil and then on the other fingers I used the little inner bits of the stencil as stickers and then added top coat. 
I must say I'm quite proud of how these turned out I really love them! 








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Saturday, 18 October 2014

NEON KOOKY NAIL WRAP NAIL ART

Hi guys, yes I'm still here! Tonight is a very quick post with these nails. 
I used a base coat of Nails Inc and then cut up some of the neon Kooky wraps I had. 
I made a very quick tutorial for this which I have yet to edit and I'll post soon. 


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Sunday, 12 October 2014

LAVENDER NAIL ART & TUTORIAL

Hey guys, is it Sunday night again? The weekend goes way too quick! 
I often get questions about the acrylic paint I use in my nail art and normally I just pick up them in random places so I haven't been able to recommend any brands or places to purchase until now. 
I did quite a bit of research online for some acrylic paints which weren't the regular red, blue, green, yellow, white and black etc. but also affordable and I'm happy to report I found the perfect paint! 
So the acrylic paint I found is by DecoArt and is sold by Art Discount for a very reasonable £1.30 for 59 ml and the colour range is huge, like seriously, there is every colour imaginable! You can find them here. All the paints I've tried so far have great opacity and formula so there's no need to thin them down. 
I received a lovely selection of these paints quite a while ago to share with you and I'm really sorry this took so long to make it to the blog but there are lots of posts coming up using these acrylic paints and also some tutorials as well. 
So let's get onto tonights nails. This design was inspired by the paint in the shade Lavender* and I also paired it with the shade Leaf Green*. 
I used a base colour of Barry M Gelly in Huckleberry. 
Click read more to see the rest of the pictures and of course the tutorial and it's a very simple one :)

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Friday, 10 October 2014

BEE NAILS

Hey guys, I am glad we have finally reached the end of the week! I have a huge amount of work to get through this weekend so I'm not sure if I'll get a chance to blog again. 
Today I have some bee inspired nails. I used Butter London Pimms for my base colour, once it was dry I applied Illamasqua Swarm on my pointy and pinky and then I used the straight nail vinyls from She Sells Seashells and w7 black to paint on the stripes. 







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Wednesday, 8 October 2014

ORLY HIGH ON HOPE

Happy Wednesday everyone! So we are halfway through the week yaay, hasn't it gone fast? I'm sorry I've been a bit quite but I just haven't really had time to get a post up but I'm having the night off tonight so I knew I had to blog! 
So today I have a swatch of a gorgeous Orly polish! I remember wanting this when I first saw it but never got round to getting it so I was really happy to find this in T K Maxx for £2.99! 
It's a gorgeous blue with duochrome shimmer/flakes in it! Such a gorgeous combination! 










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Sunday, 5 October 2014

RAINBOW STARS!

Happy Sunday! I hope you've all had a lovely weekend and I wish you a very good week to come. 
Todays nails are made up of a few of my favourite things, namely rainbows, stars and nail vinyls! 
To do these nails I started with 2 coats of Essence white stamping polish which is a great white nail polish, I then used these awesome star nail vinyl stencils from She Sells Seashells to paint on the rainbow stars. Now let me attempt to name all the colours! 
The red is OPI The Thrill Of Brazil, the orange is China Glaze Stoked To Be Soaked, yellow is Color Club Almost Famous, green is Illamasqua Elope (I think), light blue is I can't remember what it is! the darker blue is Barry M Gelly in Blue Grape, lilac is Barry M Gelly in Prickly Pear and finally the dark purple is  OPI Funky Dunkey. 








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