Monday, 17 November 2014

PISTACHIO NAILS

Hi everyone, how are you all today? Today I decided to make a trip to Sally's and got some amazing polishes, most of which are gifts but I like shopping for gifts so I'm happy :)
Tonight I have some nail art which I did a while ago, I shared a sneak peek on instragram a while ago and I absolutely love these!
This whole design was inspired by the colour Citrus Green* from the Deco Art acrylic paints. The green just reminded me of pistachios and I had to paint them on my nails because that's what normal people do right?!
I used 2 coats of Orly Pure Porcelain as a base colour and them painted on the pistachio kernels first by mixing together white, brown and hint of yellow paints to get the right colour. I then painted in the pistachios using Citrus Green* and Grasshopper Green* acrylic paints by Deco Art. I then outlined everything with black acrylic paint. 










Love it! This is probably the most realistic nail art I've done, realistic nail art is still unfamiliar territory for me and a tad bit frightening so I'm trying it out a slowly. 

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Sunday, 16 November 2014

WATERCOLOUR BUBBLE NAILS

Hey guys, so it's Sunday night again :( but I have some watercolour nails to share with you today! 
I saw this design on instagram and fell in love with it but was a bit apprehensive about trying this technique out, but I'm really glad I did because it's super easy to do! I've also made a tutorial for you guys but I will post that in another post probably tomorrow.
I used the Deco Art acrylic paints again and Essence white stamping polish. 








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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

ILLAMASQUA FEATHER NAIL ART

Hi guys, it's Wednesday which means it's nearly the weekend (well that's how I see it!) Today I have some lovely nails art using some of the Deco Art acrylic paint. 
To start off I used 2 coats of Illamasqua Load which was the perfect base colour here and then I painted on some feathers using the Deco Art acrylic paints in Tutti Frutti* Brilliant Blue* and Grasshopper Green* I also used a purple acrylic paint for the purple feathers. 
This is my first time painting feathers after seeing them everywhere in the nailosphere and I was pleasantly surprised by how easy these were to do but I know that my feathers aren't perfect!







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Sunday, 9 November 2014

ILLAMASQUA RUTHLESS SWIRLS

Hey peeps, I'm so sorry for not posting in a week but university is just so busy at the moment! But to redeem myself today I have an amazing acrylic paint review to share with you! 
You can read this post to find out more about the paints I received any my overall thoughts. 
Today I'm going to give you more details about the silver shade I got. I hadn't seen metallic acrylic paints around before and ended up getting some from the Pound Shop however the opacity was dreadful and so I won't be able to use it, this left me intrigued about the silver acrylic paint I received. I wasn't sure what to expect but I was blown away! This paint is amazing, opaque with just one coat and just the perfect formula which is why I can do the following design with it! This is in the shade Silver Morning  and you get this from Art Discount here for only £1.30 and let me tell you, it's worth every penny!
To do the nails I started off with 2 coats of Illamasqua Ruthless and then painted on the swirly design which I think I saw on Nail Lacquer UK instagram. To tie the design in with the rest of nails I used China Glaze Fairy Dust on the rest of the nails. 






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Sunday, 2 November 2014

SWAMP NAILS WITH THE BODY SHOP

Is it Sunday again already? Time goes way too fast! I hope you all had a lovely weekend, I had a lovely much needed break from university work this weekend which has helped recharge my batteries for the upcoming week!
So tonight I have some nail art which was inspired by The Body Shop Colour Crush nail polish in Hemp Over Heels*. I decided to use it as a base for swamp nails lol! This is one my type of colours though so I love these nails but I know they might not be to everyone's taste! 
For the drips (which I haven't done in ages) I used brown acrylic paint a dotting tool and my nail art brush before adding a generous layer of topcoat. 






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Friday, 31 October 2014

HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN NAILS!

Hi guys, hope your having a lovely day! Today I have my final Halloween nails design using the Halloween nail vinyls from She Sells Seashells
I did 2 coats of Barry M Chai as a base and then painted on these black stripes which are supposed to have a hypnotic kind of effect, if you get where I'm coming from. If you aren't confident with free handing the stripes you can use these straight nail vinyls. 
In the centre of the nail I added one of these cute little pumpkin vinyl stickers! 






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Thursday, 30 October 2014

ILLAMSQUA CREATOR & WITCH HATS HALLOWEEN NAILS

Hey guys, how's your week going ? It's Friday tomorrow and halloween! What are you plans? 
Thankyou for all your lovely comments on my recent posts, I just haven't had time to reply to them!
Tonight I have yet more halloween nails to share with you! For these nails I did 2 coats of Illamasqua Creator which reminded me off the night sky, once it was dry I used these witch hat nail vinyls from She Sells Seashells and OPI Funky Dunkey to paint over the vinyls. 








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