Sunday, 31 January 2016
Well that was a long hiatus, I've suffered a serious ankle injury and as we speak I still don't know if it is going to result in surgery. Anyway moving on, here is my new favourite colour OPI It's A Girl! the most adorable sheer baby pink.
My previous Valentine's Day mani's have been more in your face so to speak, this year I must have finally softened in my old age and have adopted a somewhat softer mani. But I did add bling so all is not lost!
On to my mani then three coats of OPI It's A Girl! as it is quite sheer. My ring finger stamped with diamond ring using Enchanted Polish Dime Piece a holographic silver and my thumb stamped with blue birds using Enchanted Polish Future Reflections a predominately blue multichromatic holographic polish. Both images are on MoYou London Bridal Collection 05. I then added probably a few too many swarovski crystals!
Sunday, 6 December 2015
Another one of my Pretty Serious untrieds from the middle of the year, and really why oh why have I waited so long? It is absolutely gorgeous! I'm talking about Pretty Serious Eye Of Copernicus the most beautiful night sky with a thousand stars. Pure squishy jelly heaven.
On to my mani then, being lost in the wonder that is Eye Of Copernicus there was only one thing I could think of to stamp and that was snowflakes from MoYou London Festive Collection 02 using Barry M Gelly Elderberry a grey/blue and Cult Nails Lethal a bright silver foil. I didn't really need a top coat on Eye Of Copernicus by itself as it is fabulously glossy, but I top coated the the stamping with Seche Vite and so my plain nails got a top coat too.
Saturday, 28 November 2015
OMG! I don't know how long I have been away, but in that time I have worn countless mani's but not much nail art. I have taken photo's but that is as far as it got. Anyway moving on, Chanel have bought out their new Christmas Winter collection and the make up is gorgeous but the polish not so much so. What has this got to do with Pretty Serious Kashmir I hear you all ask? Well Pretty Serious Kashmir released in May 2015 (I know so slack) and only recently worn for the first time by me fits right in with those deep luscious berry shades that Chanel are only now touting!
Actually this is the second time I have worn Kashmir, as I keep going back to it as it is just so pretty in person being a deep berry purple with a ton of shimmer, flecks and flakies. This was two coats which applied perfectly and then a top coat of Seche Vite. I then did the gardening before realising I hadn't taken any photos so another quick coat of Seche Vite and I was good to go!
Saturday, 26 September 2015
I must admit I love grey polish and Iktsuarpok is a beautiful and very sophisticated medium grey creme with silver flakes. Its designed by Hannah from Polly Polish for Pretty Serious. Pretty Serious polishes apply beautiful and I would say are on par with the more high end nail polishes.
On to my mani then, two coats of Pretty Serious Iktsurpok stamped with Uber Chic Plate 3-02 using Kleancolor Metallic Black. Followed by a Seche Vite top coat. Having not worn nail polish for two days everyone and their dog had something to say on the subject, so this mani was met with great interest. And one of the best questions was if my mani was Gucci!
Sunday, 13 September 2015
So in order to hurry up Spring I thought I would wear some of my holographic Enchanted Polishes, the ones that are not only holographic but also multichromatic too! Well they certainly caused a stir at work I can tell you. But they are oh so hard to photograph in all their glory, grrr
Enchanted Polish Octopus's Garden is absolutely gorgeous in real life and unfortunately the camera has only picked up a tiny bit of that gorgeousness. I.e. only the blue and purple and next to none of the holographic sparkle.
Oh well c'est le vie! as the French say.
Sunday, 2 August 2015
Remember when I wore my gold mani and everybody loved it, and a couple of customers wanted a bottle of their own? Well as I was ordering for everybody else, I thought I would get the newest member of the Amazeballz family namely Holo! for myself. (As you do!)
On to my mani then I very thin coat of Amazeballz Holo! which has holographic particles in it as well as the metallic flakes that all Amazeballz have, making it extra sparkly if there ever could be such a thing! Then stamped with Born Pretty BP 41 using Kleancolor Metallic Black. I used a different topcoat and I've noticed its pulled my stamping a tiny bit which is not actually that noticeable in real life. Anyway I really love this mani and I'm still wearing it now a week and a half later!
Sunday, 26 July 2015
My daughter and her entourage paid us a visit during the school holidays just gone, and we all had to have our nails painted! My daughter not known for her love of glitter enquired upon the glitter I was wearing which was the stunning Pretty Serious Daphne's Garden Party a glitter mix of apricot, lavender, silver, turquoise and violet hexs in a clear base. In fact all the colours you would associate with a grand Garden Party, and declared she would have a full mani of glitter! Not only that when I showed her the Pretty Serious website she declared I should also get Daphne's Disco!
Miss 5 went down a different route and after checking out ALL my stamping plates decided on bunnies in red! As her nails are so tiny I was only able to use the bunnies head from MoYou London Festive Collection 09 with Barry M Gelly in Blood Orange.
We also spent a wonderful day at Taronga Zoo and if you do happen to find yourself there, the bird show is spectacular.