Saturday, 30 August 2014

OPI How Great Is Your Dane?

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

Cirque Colors Kontiki Collection

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.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Toffee Apples!

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

MoYou London Tropical!

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.