Sunday, 8 April 2012

Easter Nails

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to post a pic of my Easter nails. Rather than do the pattern on every nail I wanted to use some coloured rhinestones and came up with this… Happy Easter!

For this look I used: index finger - Barry M 318 Peach Melba, middle finger – 17 Sherbet Lemon, ring finger – Natural Collection White with Barry M 318 Peach Melba and Barry M 304 Mint Green pattern, little finger – Barry M 251 Blue. Also un-pictured but my thumb on this hand had Barry M 304 Mint Green with a green rhinestone.


Thursday, 5 April 2012

New Nail Length & Vintage Mani

I decided to give my nails a chop this week and get them all to the same length and shape, I think it looks much better :)

I decided to give vintage “Cath Kidston” style nails a go. I wasn’t sure how I’d get on with the flowers so decided to go with stripes for the rest of my nails except my ring finger. I used Barry M 251 Blue as a base colour and then using a dotting tool and Essie Van D’Go and Models Own Vintage Pink I drew the flower and used OPI You Don’t Know Jacques for the leaves. I then did vertical white stripes on the other nails using a striping tool.


I love this look and definitely want to try again with different colour combos!


Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Hint of Irish

Looking back on these nails, I should have SO done these for St. Patricks day! Have to remember that for next year!

I wanted to try out of the tips on my Konad plate, so decided to go for OPI You Don’t Know Jacques with Konad White…

youdontknowjacques-tip(Pre-clean up so excuse the mess!)


Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Konad Zebra Nails

I’ve been playing around with my Konad stamping set which I got a few weeks ago and wanted to share a few of the zebra designs I’ve tried.

First of all I wanted to test non Konad polishes and see how it works. A few I tried were just no-hopers but then I came across Barry M 320 Foil Gold which worked a gem. I put it over Models Own Purple Grey and think the final result was really subtle but pretty.

purplegoldzebra(Slight mess up on my middle finger!)

I also did my Mums nails using OPI Do You Think I’m Tex-y and Konad white
pinkzebraI really liked the pink and white contrast and definitely want to try this out on myself!


Sunday, 25 March 2012

Nubar Polka Dots

I was intrigued when I came across this polish on another blog and had to give it a go! I decided to try it over a light colour for contrast so used OPI Fit For a Queensland…

nubar-polkadots-fitforaqueenslandSorry the picture quality isn’t great! I found the Nubar Polka Dot polish very easy to work with, the above is with two top coats and a few extra blobs to try and get some of the bigger hex glitter to be more even!

I’d recommend this polish for a quick and quirky design – I got a lot of comments when wearing this and am looking forward to trying it over different colours. I also kind of want the white one now too!

What do you think of this polish? Any suggestions as to what it would look good over the top of?


Tuesday, 20 March 2012

First try with Konad stamping/plates

Well…my actual first try was an absolute fail so this was actually my second attempt once I had got used to it!m57-thataway

I used China Glaze Thataway as a base coat, I’m not really too sure about this colour. I picked it up when I was in the US a while back as I wanted to try out some CG polishes but it’s never really grown on me. However, I did really like it under this design and think it would look great on toes in the summer.

Now I’ve got the hang of using the Konad stamper I’m looking forward to trying some more designs and plates – any suggestions?


Sunday, 18 March 2012

Tuxedo Nails

I finally got around to trying Tuxedo nails! I found a few designs around on the web but my favourite style was in this tutorial.
First of all I didn’t think I was going to have the patience to do all my nails like this, so I decided to go for one nail and painted the rest with GOSH Lambada 60tuxedo-nails1
I ended up messing up the other hand so decided to try again and as I had time I gave it a try on all my nails!tuxedo-nails
I used Barry M Black 47 and Natural Collection White and used a striping tool to do the black triangles on each side and the bow tie then a dotting tool to do the buttons. I was really, really happy with the final result! I got lots of compliments when I was wearing these and wore them for as long as possible before re-doing them!
I’d definitely do these again, maybe might try a different colour combo next time, any suggestions?
I received a very exciting package this week…konad-setI can't wait to give this a try, I got the M57 plate and Konad white and Black Pearl polishes. I purchased the lot from this eBay seller and would recommend. I’ll get some pics up when I try these out!