Sunday, 23 December 2012

Christmas Nail Art

Today, another quick post for you on some Christmas nail art I did. I don't celebrate Christmas as some of you know but when everyone is doing Christmas mani's it is hard not to get a little inspired and some of nail art I've seen is awesome. 

Mine is pretty simple, all I used is a striper brush and some striping tape to get the neat lines for the Candy cane inspired fingers. 

Lets take a look at the pictures...

Polishes I used:
Duri Rejuvacote
Barry M Matte White
Nails Inc Villiers Street
Nails Inc Emerald Street
Wet n Wild Kaliedascope 
Seche Vite

I hope you like what I did, and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate it! 
Thanks for reading! 

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Polka Dots and Bows

Today I have a quick post showing you some nail art I did using polka dots and bows. I did these at 3am when I couldn't sleep but man did they turn out really cute!!

 I used a dotting tool for the polka dots and a thin nail art brush for the bows. I put on the rhinestones by using a dotting tool and some clear topcoat. 

Lets look at some pictures!!

And I had to share the latest addition to out household, my cute kitty Draco!! 

Thanks for reading!! 

Nails Inc Paddington Street and gLORious 22K Goldleaf Topcoat

Today I have a lovely vampy red from Nails Inc. who makes some amazing crèmes. Like literally most of their crème polishes are one-coaters. Paddington Street’s formula is great but I had to do two coats of this to get it to look as it does in the picture. That’s because I applied this in thin coats to avoid flooding my cuticles and ending up with what looks like a massacre.

Let’s take a look at Nails Inc Paddington Street on its own.

Then I decided I was going to try a goldleaf topcoat which is all the craze at the moment with brands such as OPI, China Glaze, Zoya making them along with some Indie brands. The amount of choice you have his immense. Prices for these from are way too high for my budget but I really wanted to get one of these. Some of you may remember Lori who sells the Spectraflair (holo powder) that I used in this post. Her brand gLORIous sells not only Spectraflair but also topcoats. These include the goldleaf topcoat so I brought it in a flash! Especially seeing as it was nearly half of what it would cost me to get OPI Man with the Golden Gun.

Here’s what it looked like on top of Paddington Street …

It took me two coats to get this effect. When I first took the brush out it had nothing on it and I was disappointed but the second time I tried I got the flakes on my brush without having to fish around, so that was a huge relief. Must’ve just been bad luck the first time coz ever since then I’ve always has some flakes on my brush. I love how it looks and makes me feel so pretty wearing gold on my fingertips!!

I also tried this over Nails Inc. Baker Street and absolutely loved it. Sorry, only a mobile phone pic but you should get to see how lovely it looks.

gLORIous products are available from Lori from her store HERE. Check it out!
Thanks for reading!!