Sunday, 27 July 2014

More Stripes!

I wanted something simple to wear so chose zebra stripes! And I just love how dramatic they looked. I also preferred my left hand ending in the black stripe too! Sorry for the awkward camera pose but I had to show you how much better it looked.

Moving swiftly on, this was Sinful Colors Snow Me White, my go to white for everything, stamped with MoYou London Pro Collection XL 04 using Kleancolor Metallic Black.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Be Still My Beating Heart!

Yes be still my beating heart, Picture Polish have brought out a new collaboration shade that will knock your socks off! I just love, Love, LOVE Picture Polish Eerie! The other Picture Polish that I adore above all others, Wisteria a lavender cream, has a serious contender and I have to say Eerie just wins out as it also has holo shimmer along with silver, blue, green and pink irregular sized shimmer! 

On to my mani then, two coats of Picture Polish Eerie which applied flawlessly, I then stamped delicate flowers from MoYou London Pro Collection XL 11 using Sinful Colors Snow Me White, all topped off with a coat of Seche Vite. I loved this particular mani so much that I wore it for longer than a week, this particular mani looked so ethereal!

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Bad Romance?

Deborah Lippmann's Bad Romance is a beautiful blackened purple with multi-sized fuchsia pink hexs in it. Would I have called it Bad Romance? Not really I would have gone for something to do with black cherries because that's the sort of colour it is!

So on to my mani then, three coats of Deborah Lippmann Bad Romance over two coats of Skin Food's version of glitter off. (A cheap eBay find that works perfectly and even better than some others I have tried!) And then accent nails stamped using Mundo De Unas #15 Mexican Pink with MoYou London Pro Collection XL 11, the cherry blossom image and that's your tenuous link for today. All topped off with a coat of Seche Vite.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Mermaid Bling!

Yes I've ventured into the world of bling! As if my mani's weren't out there enough I've now gone down the road of further embellishment! I picked up more than a few bags of glass crystals and assorted pearls for about $10 along with a wax pencil for picking up the small blighters from eBay. This was my first attempt and I've only done one accent nail on each hand. 

On to my mani then, Ulta3 Block It Out, stamped with my favourite silver Cult Nails Lethal using MoYou London Sailor Collection 05 to give a lovely mermaid scale effect. I then used an ordinary slow drying top coat on my accent nail and carefully placed my crystals and pearls in haphazard random order! I then top coated everything with Seche Vite. This took some of the beauty away form the pearls but didn't effect the glass crystals at all. I'm still wearing this mani now and am loathe to take it off, its just so much fun.
The most outrageous comment I have received thus far is "I bet you don't do any housework with those nails"?! I mean come on its a mani it doesn't stop me doing anything! lol
What has been your most outrageous comment concerning your mani?

Friday, 27 June 2014

Tyger! Tyger! Burning Bright

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright. 
In the forests of the night, 
what immortal hand or eye, 
could frame thy fearful symmetry?

The opening verse to my favourite poet William Blake's poem, it is also the first poem I learnt off by heart at junior school for an English Speaking Certificate which I still have (along with the rest of the certificates I have accumulated along the way to do with History and English).
Anyway moving right along...

On to my mani two coats of Ulta3 Creme Brulee, a slightly greyed beige nude, extremely flattering to most skin tones, with a stripe of Kleancolor Metallic Orange down the centre of each nail. I probably should have sponged this on to make the demarcation lines softer, but I didn't. I then used MoYou London Pro Collection XL 04 to stamp on the tiger stripes with Kleancolor Metallic Black. All topped off with a coat of Seche Vite.

I absolutely adored my tiger nails, and I probably would wear this all the time, but others would get bored! On a side note the family came to stay and the grandchildren loved my tiger nails too, so by the end of the first day we all had beautiful tiger stripes.

Monday, 16 June 2014

MoYou London Mother Nature 10

Mmmm I'm afraid I couldn't really think of a title for this, and to be quite fair I'm not loving this mani either. I can't even pinpoint why this is not working for me, perhaps its to do with my love for order and symmetry! And yet I have seen so many similar mani's on the Internet that look so pretty, that I was eager to do my own. Anyway I will leave it for another day or two to see if this mani grows on me!

On to my mani then, three coats of one of Ulta3's new colours for the Australian Autumn Blackberry Tart a gorgeous berry coloured jelly. I just love the squishiness of  jelly polishes and I must get some more of them. Stamped with Sinful Colors Snow Me White using MoYou London Mother Nature 10. And I was so excited to be using the OPI sheer tints in I'm Never Amberrassed (yellow), Be Magentale With Me (pink), Don't Violet Me Down (amethyst) and I Can Teal You Like Me (blue). Although there didn't seem to be much difference between the pink and amethyst colours, I do love the sheer tints and will definitely be using them again.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Swagger Your Tail Feather!

I know the opening title is a bad play on words (Strut your Stuff) but, in my defence, it was the only title that stuck in my mind so we all have to live with it! And I can not believe how the afternoon sun has made my hands look like boiled lobsters either, so try to ignore that and instead concentrate on these gorgeous colours from Picture Polish.

Swagger is a beautiful mid toned blue creme on par with my beloved Wisteria! And Tail Feather is a 2014 collaboration shade with Kayla Shevonne who has described her colour much better than I can here. These were just two coats each and then top coated with Seche Vite. I was going to do some stamping but I thought the polish was too pretty to hide away so instead I used some of my Born Pretty nail studs. This mani created quite a lot of interest at work because it was so striking yet simple and not what the customers have grown used to seeing!

This picture was taken the day before in the morning and the only reason I have not used this set of photos was my dry rough cuticles. They were not really that noticeable in real life but when the photo's were magnified....