29.4.16

Simple in Mint Green

The glitter I used in my last mani, was still called me after I'd taken them off, so I got it back out and decided to see if it would work as a full overage glitter. It does. Although for some reason on this hand the larger glitters gradiented themselves towards the tip for some reason. It didn't do that on the other hand.
To keep the glitter the star of the show, I went with a simple mint green and some studs on the rest of my nails. I will always love this mint green. It's from B. which is a superdrug own brand, and its just stunning.

What I Used;
B. Seafoam
Lacquer Lust Spring In Your Step
2mm studs

25.4.16

Dino Decals

I got a Rainbow Connection order about a week ago, it consisted of a new stamping plate, a nail art mat, a clear stamper, and a glitter polish. I knew as soon as I opened the package that I had to use it all there and then! And so these were born. And I love them.
I just couldn't wait (to be king) to show you all these, but I had scheduled posts, and I was being far too busy playing with my dog to edit posts. But I finally got around to getting the photos on my laptop! Yay, go me.  I so loved wearing these, they just felt so bright and springy to me.

What I Used;
MUA Whitewash
Lacquer Lust Spring in Your Step
Bundle Monster  611 stamping plate
Color Club Un-named blue
China Glaze In A Lily-bit
China Glaze Refresh Mint
Catrice Earnie and Birdy
Jess Midnight

22.4.16

Tiny Turtles

I've got yet another Cottonconey inspired mani today, but since I saw these I've really wanted to try them. Now that I've got a teeny nail art brush all I want to do is really tiny stuff on my nails. I need so much more practice though, I think you can still tell that they are turtles though. Right? Also for the very first time in my nail art history I used acrylic paint for the details, it was much easier than polish if I'm honest. I might have to buy more sets I have only have a few colours of paint right now.
I though I had the glitter she used, but I did not... I only have clear glitter (which just seems pointless to me). I used the clear glitter anyway, and it looked like bubbles over the gradient, but once I added top coat they seemed to almost disappear. Shame. You can sort of pick them out in the photos though, they do add a sort of ripple like effect.

What I Used;
A white made of like three old whites mixed in one bottle...
MUA Bold Blue
Green, Brown, and Yellow acrylic paint.

18.4.16

Freehand Daisies

I had time (and energy) to do some freehand! Yay! I also bought a new nail art brush (well it's for painting miniature models...) so once it got here I just had to try it out. It's teeny tiny and once I get the hang of it, as it's a completely different length and and shape to the cut down striping brush I've used for years, I think it'll be a new a fave brush.
I knew I wanted to try something a bit more detailed or tinier than I usually would so I had a nose through Cottonconey instagram as she does the most intricate and amazing designs all freehand. I found some daisies she did agess ago and I attempted to recreate them, I did ok I think, but they are no where near the level of hers.

What I Used;
Scofflaw Wraith Pinned To The Mist
MUA Whitewash
Essence Little Miss Sunshine
China Glaze Starboard

15.4.16

Stamping Fail

I had such an amazing vision for these, and it did not happen at all. Not even a little bit. I did use three amazing polishes though... I'm posting them to remind myself to never do these again. Ever.
I went wit another simple stamping mani, bit with a glitter base this time. I think that might if been what killed them though. as the gradient stamping I did just sort of blends with all the glitter and its pretty much impossible to make out what the stamping is off. 

What I Used;
A England Merlin
A England Saint George
A England Dragon

11.4.16

Teal Stamping

I haven't done any stamping manis for what feels like forever, and I might be doing more of them now as I've been really run down, and not feeling like I have any energy to do anything. I do have a tiny backlog of about three posts to write now, so I'll try to spread them out over the next week and a half or so to give myself some time to do more nails and write most posts.
These were in my head for a while before I did them, but I knew that the Barry M Gellys work well for stamping and I just love bright stamping over some light or neutral colours.

What I Used;
MUA Whitewash
Barry M Gelly Guava
Moyou London Princess 09