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.
Saturday, 9 August 2014
Strange title I know, but my nails remind me of the colour of toffee apples that I loved as a child and still do. I really looked forward to October, November when they were a treat mmmm that red toffee so yummy.
Anyway a picture of toffee apples courtesy of google.
On to my mani then three coats of Ulta3 Red Velvet a vibrant cherry red which is one of Ulta3's new Autumn/Winter releases with one coat of Nubar 2010. Nubar 2010 was one of the first polishes that I saw on someones blog and had to get all those years ago. I recently purchased another bottle because that old one is over half used. That's how much I use it. Nubar 2010 is just jam packed with orange gold flakies that can turn green as well (my camera never picks up that shift though grrr). Followed by one coat of Seche Vite.
I have been trying to do more with my camera and you get to see those results... so here is a close up shot so you can see that the flakies are spread so evenly across the nail.
Sunday, 3 August 2014
Well I just couldn't help myself, I got the entire Tropical set from MoYou London which was launched just recently. In fact I ordered on the Friday that they were released and they were in my hot sticky little mitts in Sydney the very next Friday! The designs are just beautiful, my execution not so much.
I was going to do a dark base and then decided at the last minute to go with a nude base Ulta3 Creme Brulee mainly because I couldn't be bothered to go and hunt out the colour I had originally chosen and instead used the one closest to hand. And that's the part I am not particularly enamoured with. Anyhoo moving swiftly on I then stamped MoYou London Tropical Collection 02 on my pinkie, ring and index and Tropical Collection 04 on my middle and thumb with a Mundo De Unas #52 Lemon Tree a lime green. I then stamped various images from Tropical 05 using Mundo De Unas #15 Mexican Pink, #32 Reddish and #54 Iris.
Sunday, 27 July 2014
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
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
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
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?