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.