Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Well success of a sort! I don't know how I did it with regards to water temperature other than it was tepid i.e. not cold straight from the tap because I put some warm water in it too. I tried making a pretty pattern too, but that wasn't as easy as it looks on all the tutorials. And I didn't like some of the patterns on my nails so I just covered those up with stamping!
On to my mani then, two coats of Sinful Colors Snow Me White followed by Seche Vite. Then my water marble using Jade Safire Dream the blue with turquoise micro glitter, Jade Fascinto Violeta a holographic Violet and Jade Over the Rainbow a holographic reddish pink. Next having seen some nails didn't look very water marbly(!) I stamped over the top using MoYou London Explorer Collection 22 my most favourite plate with Kleancolor Metallic Fuschia, top coated with Seche Vite and called it a day!
Saturday, 20 September 2014
Just how cool is that name? Jade Citrine Seduction! I just love orange nails (who'd have thought it? Certainly not me all those years ago). Citrine Seduction is just bursting with orange micro glitter which dries matte so doesn't show its true beauty until you've used an ultra glossy top coat. Below is a shade picture which shows that in more detail.
On to my mani then, two coats of Jade Citrine Seduction one would have sufficed but I did two just in case. And because its a matte polish and ultra quick drying I didn't top coat before the stamping! So that is in fact Sinful Colors Snow Me White! Which turned a very pale orange the minute I top coated with Seche Vite. I actually loved this although the contrast was not as much as I originally intended. The plates I used were MoYou London Explorer Collection 27 on my fingers and the same larger image on my thumbs from MoYou London Explorer Collection 26.
Saturday, 13 September 2014
This was another Barry M polish that my husband chose for me called Pink Punch. It is a bright Barbie pink and I'm afraid once it was on my nails I thought it was too pink! I am so not a pink person. So I immediately covered it up with lace from the MoYou London Bridal Collection 07 using Sinful Colors Snow Me White. And in real life you do not notice those incredibly huge voids in the fine lines of stamping. Whilst this is pretty I am not exactly that enamoured with this mani.
Saturday, 6 September 2014
Well my Hubby returned from overseas bearing the one gift that I craved and is so hard to find as to be almost non-existent in Australia, Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paints by Barry M and yes they really do need their full title! They are gorgeous and so so shiny! I am so pleased with the colours he has chosen and can't thank him enough for getting them for me. Whilst they are not jellies in the strictest sense of the word they are beautifully pigmented and you could almost get away with one coat. I however have used two.
And a shade picture, this was two coats of Barry M Gelly Blood Orange which is more scarlet or a true red than orange stamped with MoYou London Fashionista Collection 08 and the same image but the larger version on MoYou London Fashionista Collection 07 on my thumb (which I neglected to take a photo of) using Kleancolor Metallic Black. Followed by the obligatory top coat of Seche Vite.
Saturday, 30 August 2014
OPI How Great Is Your Dane (a cool toned brown) is part of OPI's Nordic Collection which is their fall release for the rest of the World who are rapidly tumbling into Autumn now! In Australia its a whole different ball game, we are in the last throe's of Winter with non-stop rain, but as you can see I did happen on a patch of sunlight!
In order to brighten up my mani and myself I decided to try some stamping with Jade Mirage a beautiful emerald green. The results are very subtle as you can see! Still they looked nice in the sun that managed to shine for all of ten minutes. On to my mani then three coats of OPI How Great Is Your Dane? Stamped with Jade Mirage using MoYou London Explorer 26 for the smaller images on my ring and pinkie fingers and MoYou London Explorer 27 for the larger image on my middle finger.
Saturday, 23 August 2014
I was so in love with Cirque Color Kontiki Collection that I just had to get them, and I was not disappointed either when they arrived, they are even prettier in person! Cirque Color Thicker Than Water is a bright turquoise jelly with gold to green colour-shifting shimmers and holo micro glitters. Dear Dahlia is a hot fuchsia jelly with green to blue colour shifting shimmers and holo micro glitters. Whilst Midsummer Night is a dark cobalt blue jelly with coppery red to green colour-shifting shimmers and holo micro glitters.
And there was only one mani that I could think of to do using these gorgeous colours and that was a sunset.
On to my mani then, I sponged on a gradient using all three colours to give a sunset like effect and then stamped MoYou London Explorer Collection 23 using Kleancolor Metallic Black. By this time my fingers were a complete mess and I really didn't think I could keep this mani on. However one top coat of Seche Vite followed by a long laborious clean up process later, I am actually quite pleased how this mani turned out. And I am still wearing it a week later!
Thursday, 14 August 2014
Perfection? I hear you all ask. No, not my nails and no not my stamping technique, which is basic to say the least. Perfection is MoYou London Explorer Collection 22. This plate is just so gorgeous and perfect, it is a must, MUST have in anybodies collection its that good! Not only that I ordered this plate when it was released on Friday and it was in Sydney in my hot sticky little hands by Monday!
On to my mani then, three coats of OPI My Vampire Is Buff and then stamped with Kleancolor Metallic Fuschia using various parts of the the most perfect of plates MoYou London Explorer Collection 22. Followed of course by a top coat of Seche Vite.