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.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

OPI Petal Soft!

OPI Petal Soft by name and Petal Soft by nature! This is one of the glitters I picked up from the new OPI Soft Shades collection. It has white satiny petals and pale baby pink satin hexs with tiny white satin dots all suspended in a clear base. None of the glitter, glitters! OPI Petal Soft is just exactly as the name suggests, soft!

Firstly dreaming of Spring already when Winter has not even started yet, I did three coats of Ulta3 Emerald Inten-City a beautiful emerald jade green. I stamped on my thumb and ring finger using MoYou Pro Collection XL 11 with Mundo De Unas White using the pretty spring blossom image. I then carefully dabbed OPI Petal Soft on top and I must just say the petals were very easy to fish out too. Finally a top coat of Seche Vite and I was good to go.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Water Marbling Success!

OPI have bought out their new soft shades and I picked up the three that appealed to me most. Here is Chiffon My Mind a soft white with just a tinge of pink and a beautiful blueish delicate shimmer. Without top coat this dries to a satin like finish which I just loved. 

After a day or two of OPI Chiffon My Mind mani, I thought I would have another go at water marbling! I left a cup of water sitting out over night and then just added some tepid water from the kettle when I started. I used Ulta3 Blue Marlin a royal blue, Candy Mohair a peachy pink and Lazy Daisy a beautiful creamy yellow. I think another secret is to work quickly with the dropping in of the polish. I am just so pleased how these turned out. But, isn't it always the way that by the time I had got to my right hand the marbling was starting to look better!

What surprised me most about my mani was the number of comments I received at work, I thought this was anything but perfect, but it seems the customers were of a different opinion.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Negative Space!

Well I thought I would try a negative space mani! I decided to use Mundo de Unas #4 Blue rather than the more normal black. From a distance my mani looked totally blue and the only way you could tell it was a negative space mani was in a close up so I think this was rather a fail to be honest. I really don't know what I was expecting though. And the tip wear was decidedly marked after about three days.

On a more positive note, I just love this Born Pretty stamping plate BP 11 which features some cool patterns that are reminiscent of the 60's psychedelic era.