Thursday, 18 October 2012

Stamping Black and Pink Roses

Today I have some more nail art to show you, and more roses at that too!!  This time I did some stamping. It is not my neatest stamping, I did these in a hurry and the topcoat smudged the black roses a little. But I'm still happy with the over all effect.

On to the pictures...

The second picture is not very colour accurate for the pink roses, my camera decided to make it more neon than it is.

I used one image of the rose and stamped 3-4 time alternating between the black and pink on each nail. I stamped all the black roses first, cleaned my stamping plate and then stamped all the pink roses. 

Polishes I used:
Essie 3in1 Base
Barry M Matte White (2 coats)
Barry M Black
Barry M Fushia
Seche Vite

Stamping Plate I used:
Red Angel RA 116

So what do you think? 

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Color Club Revvolution Spectraflaired!! (and matching polish jewellery!!)

Today's post I'm going to show you CC Revvvolution. I have been trying to get a hold of the original of this for a long time now, each time I've brought this it always been a dud (not holo). I've finally given up hope so I though I would add some spectraflair to my bottle to make it holographic.

For those of you who don't know spectraflair comes in powder form and is usually used on cars but can be added to polish to make said polish holographic. It usually lightens/dulls the polish but I didn't see any change in Revvvolution at all. Spectraflair isn't so easy to come by but you can get it from my friend Lori who sells it HERE.

I also decided to make a ring to match this mani as I love it so much!!
Lets take a look at the pictures!!

With Flash

Close-up of Ring

No Flash

With Flash 
No Flash

With Flash
I love how opaque Revvvolution is!! I only used one coat!! Application was really smooth too, I just love this polish!

Polishes I used:
Essie 3in1 Base
Color Club Revvvolution  Spectraflaired
Seche Vite

Polishes I used to make the ring:
China Glaze Fairy Dust
Orly Shine On Crazy Diamond
Color Club Revvvolution Spectraflaired

It is more of a scattered holographic effect than linear. The polish looks grey in the bottle and on the nail without the flash but with the flash it looks more black, the same can be said for the ring too. 

The ring setting is gorgeous!! My sister brought the ring setting from eBay and I can't find the link, sorry guys!! 

So what do you think of the polish and the jewellery? Are you going to buy some spectraflair? If so let me know how you will use yours!!

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Teal and Nude Stripes

Today's mani came from me attempting to bring together an outfit. I wanted to wear a teal scarf but I also wanted to wear my tan blazer. They seemed a little ill matched so I thought 'I know! I'll do a some nail art to bring them together!'.

 So this is what I came up with...

Without Flash; More Colour Accurate Than With The Flash

With Flash

With Flash

The flash is really strong and brings out the teal a lot more than it did in real life. The colours seem to go and you also cant see the shimmer from Cuckoo For This Color as much in real life as well. 

I used striping tape to get the neat lines but you can just as easily use a striping brush and get the same look. 

Polishes I used:
Essie 3in1 Base
O.P.I. Cuckoo For This Color (2 coats)
Milani Fresh Teal
O.P.I. Barefoot In Barcelona
American Classics Advanced Gelous
Seche Vite

What do you think? Is this your kind of style? The clinic nurse thought it was nice, as did my mum who wanted me to paint her nails (and that is a very rare thing let me tell you!!).

Friday, 12 October 2012

Vintage Roses Nail Art

For today's post I'm going to show you my take on vintage roses nail art. I love doing this on my nails and it looks really pretty and it fairly simple to do.

 I'll go through how I achieve this look at the end of the post but for now lets take a look at some pictures:

The roses come out slightly different each time I do this and you can make them bigger or smaller, whatever you prefer. 

First I painted my base colour; in this case it is the light blue, then I used a dotting tool and dotted some medium pink where I wanted the roses to be and the size I wanted them to be. Then I used a fine nail art brush and used a bright pink and a white polish to put some detail on the roses. Finally I finished it off by using a fine nail art brush and painting on the leaf to each rose. 

Polishes I used: 
Essie 3in1 Base
Barry M Blue Moon
Barry M Bright Pink
Barry M Fushia
Barry M Matte White
OPI Jade Is The New Black
Seche Vite

So what do you think of my vintage roses? 

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Cupcake Nails

Hi! And welcome to my blog!! For my first post I want to show you all some nail art I did on a friend of mine. I might often post pictures of nail art I do on friends because I simply don't get enough time to do everything I want on myself so it helps I have lovely friends who aren't so crazy about doing nail art but love having it done on them!! They fuel my obsession as I fuel their obsessions (they know what they are!)! 

I've been wanting to do Cupcake nails for a long time and just haven't got round to it as there is just so many other ideas/techniques to try out!! So when my friend suggested them I was more than willing to oblige! 
On to the pictures...

So to do this I used a striper nail art brush and two dotting tools. I was so happy with how the came out!! 

The polishes I used were:
Essie 3in1 Base
Barry M Fushia Pink
Zoya Flora (Stripes)
Barry M Matte White (Frosting)
OPI Y'all Come Back You Hear (Sprinkle)
Nails Inc Suffolk Street (Sprinkle)
Funky Fingers Wild Child (Sprinkle)
Nails Inc LE Will (Cherry)
Seche Vite 

So that is my attempt at cupcake nails, what do you think? Good enough to eat?