Monday, 7 July 2014

World Cup Nails

Hi guys!! So I am a little bit late with these, I was supposed to post these before the World Cup started but I just never got around to it.
When it comes to football (or soccer for my American followers) I'm not as passionate as I once was many moons ago. But the World Cup it all comes back and I'm like a football hooligan again. 
I initially started these nails to show support for England but once I had completed the England Flag I thought it would be a great idea to paint lots of different flags of what I thought would the main contenders for the cup. Obviously we have since been disappointed by the shocking exists in the group stages with Spain, Portugal, England and Italy all out. 

Unfortunately I don't have any hand shots but I have individual close ups, some are much blurrier than others, these pictures where taken in the night and then I had to remove them before I prayed so I never got any good shots of them. 
So here the are...

Polishes I used:
Essie 3in1 Base
Barry M White
Barry M Blood Orange
Barry M Blue Plum
Sally Hansen Lightening
Sally Hansen Raven
OPI Jade is the New Black
Funky Fingers Tortuga
Barry M Blue Moon
Seche Vite

I also used:
Striping Tape
3x Fine Detail Nail Art Brush

I am super happy with how Spain and Portugal turned out! They aren't very detailed but they look great from far!! Haha!

As you have probably noticed there are only 8 flags and I have 10 fingers. I did do Germany aswell, but once I had watermarked it and saved it, there was an error so I couldn't upload it and I didn't have any other pictures. But I did run out of patience to do my final finger so I only managed 9 flags. #flop

I was rooting for England but as they are out I am now rooting for Holland (Netherlands)
, don't ask why, I just am. Hoping for  Holland vs Brazil final. Fingers crossed!!

Thanks for reading!!

Friday, 4 July 2014

Watermelon Nails

Hi guys!! As most of may already know Ramadhan has started. The fast are long but surprisingly not as hard as I had imagined. Still 18hrs without food is a lot so naturally the moment I look forward to in a day is when I can open my fast (iftaar) and get some grub in me!!

So today's nail art is inspired by what I eat everyday at iftaar and is by far one of my favourite fruits. The Watermelon. 

Polishes I used:
Essie 3in1 Base
Sally Hansen Lickety Split Lime
Sally Hansen Presto Pink
Sally Hansen Raven
Seche Vite

I also used:
Dark Green Nail Art Pen (ebay)
Fine Short Nail Art Brush x2

I started off by one coat of Lickety Split Lime over my base coat, once dry I created a ruffian with Presto Pink. Using the Dark Green Nail Art Pen I brought from ebay, I opened it to use the stripper brush and drew lines over Lickety Split Lime. Using one of the nail art brushes I lined the ruffian with Lickety Split Lime to cover when the dark green had gone out onto Presto Pink. Finally I used the 2nd nail art brush and painted on the seed using Raven. Fiishing it all off with a coat of Seche Vite.