Sunday, 2 August 2015

Amazeballz Holo!


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

Daphne's Garden Party!



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.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Chanel Fraicheur!


Well as soon as I saw the first Internet pictures showing a green Chanel polish I had to have it! And Chanel Fraicheur has not disappointed me at all. Fraicheur is a beautiful spring green colour with a blue shimmer which is very subtle on the nail, but it does give a glowy look to the polish. I came to nail polish addiction late so I missed out on Chanel Jade and having done some research on the Internet Fraicheur is not a dupe.
 

Two gorgeous coats later with a Seche Vite top coat and we have perfection, Chanel Fraicheur is so beautiful, I ended up wearing this mani for two weeks!

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Gold Perfection!


Well what can I say this may well have been my most successful mani to date! As soon as I appeared I was getting compliments on my most beautiful and sparkly gold mani.  When I explained this nail polish is not sold in Australia, I was asked by two separate customers if I would be so kind as to order it for them. Of course I was more than happy to oblige. (Any excuse to get even more nail polish lol)


One of my customers a self confessed gold freak said she had spotted my nails from across the room, they were that blingy! So what have I actually got on my mitts then? It is actually two coats of Lacquistry Amazeballz You So Fine! The most beautiful pale gold ever invented.  Followed by Seche Vite topcoat and that's it.
 

I've had this on my nails a week now and I'm not planning on taking it off anytime soon, so I might just stamp over the top of it for next week.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Another Picture Fail!


OPI Next Stop... The Bikini Zone you are so beautiful, but a real bugger to photograph well! Mind you I don't think it helped having the Born Pretty Silver stamped all over it as that totally blinged out my camera settings.
 

You will just have to trust me that this is a really pretty polish being a duo chrome and super sparkly. Oh well moving on, this was three coats. I then stamped a very delicate design from JQ 06 using Born Pretty Silver stamping polish which is a very bright silver!
 

Lastly a photo taken at work using an iPhone which shows the true colour of OPI Next Stop... The Bikini Zone and how sparkly and full of life this mani actually is!

Monday, 8 June 2015

Inspiration!



So for my mani this week I was pondering on what to do, as you do when you can't think of a single thing. When I thought glitter tips! And then I remembered there was a bit of fuss about the following picture. It wasn't exactly about the mani but about old hands! I for one  would love to know the age we have to be before we are to stop taking care of ourselves or wanting pretty things!


The lovely Jess in a group I follow on facebook posted up a picture of the mani she had created for her mother-in-law. The mani itself took a fair amount of time to create being quite complex and highlights Jess's creative flair. (I've just used polish to recreate something similar) Wherein certain people suggested she should have used a better model, with nicer hands etc. All I could see was a perfect mani that was really pretty and one that I would like to recreate for myself. 


On to my mani then, a clear base of Qutique Gel then a french tip using Barry M Gelly Blue Grape with Pretty Serious Moments Til Midnight dabbed on top. And then stamped with hehe 028 using Mundo De Unas White. Followed by Glisten n Glow HK Girl topcoat to protect the stamping.



I was unsure if the flowing white lines would detract from the mani, but in actual fact they enhance it and I have already had many compliments for this mani its just so striking in real life!

Saturday, 30 May 2015

British Tweed!


If ever there was a polish screaming out to be British tweed then Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro Rags To Riches is it! And of course we needed the English Red Rose too. I was so pleased how this mani has turned out, as I fear I have rather lost my polish mojo for a while.
 

On to my mani then three coats of Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro Rags To Riches a lovely greyed out green which also has a soft sparkle in it too. I then stamped the tweed pattern from hehe 028 on to my thumb, index, middle, and pinkie fingers using Ulta3 Black Satin. I then stamped the rose image from MoYou London Pro Collection 07 onto my thumb and ring finger using Mundo De Unas #32 Reddish. (I had to stamp the rose image on to my middle finger nail too as I had smudged it grrr). I then top coated this mani with Qutique gel as I intend to keep this mani on for some time as I love it that much.