Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Crackle Me Up

I have been using the Barry M Crackle Polish a lot since I got it…I need to post more pics of this! One of my favourite polishes to mix it with is Models Own – Grace Green. It reminds me of an army kind of camouflage look mixed with a turtle shell!


What’s your favourite polish to team with a black crackle polish?


Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Splash of colour

I decided to try something a bit different today, I was originally going to try and do a colourful cheetah print pattern but did a few spots and thought this looked pretty cool.
spotofcolourI used a base coat with Sally Hansen white polish as the bottom layer. Then I used GOSH Pink Rose 543, Barry M Mint Green 304 and 17 Sherbet Lemon to do the coloured spots and went around the edges with Barry M Black 47.

The little finger is a bit smudged but I thought this design was quite fun and got quite a lot of compliments while wearing it.

I may try this look again with some different colours and see how it looks. What do you think? Any colour combo suggestions?

I am going to attempt a zebra print mani next so look out for pics coming soon!

Monday, 11 July 2011

Grey Zebra

Well here is my first attempt at zebra print!


I don’t think it has turned out TOO bad! I decided to go for a grey and black zebra theme to mix it up a bit. I applied a base coat, then applied 2 coats of H&M Miss Stone Heart and waited for it to dry.

When dry I used a cocktail stick & Barry M Black 47 to draw the zebra print pattern on. As you can see, some turned out better than others but they got better the more I did! It really helps to have a zebra print pattern in front of you when doing it.

When the black pattern was dry I applied a coat of Rimmel’s Matte Top Coat to finish it off.

What do you think of these? Do you have any zebra print tips? Let me know!


Thursday, 7 July 2011

Back to blog

I have been on a bit of a hiatus lately, due to a few reasons but now I am back and ready to blog!
We’ll start with my latest discovery: Nail polish stickers. I was never really interested in these until I saw the awesome designs that Nailease offer. I was suckered in a thought I’d give the Black & White Polka Dot stickers a go.

I cleaned and buffed my nails as directed and got going. They don’t lie when they call them easy to apply! Although I found my right hand a bit tricky to do (being right handed) I was very impressed with the end result.

Although I LOVED the overall look of these, I was a little disappointed about the amount of time before they started to chip. I had to take them off after 2 days as a few nails were starting to peel. As they are £5.99 per pack (of 20 strips) Inailease-bwspots1 would expect it to last at least 5 days as stated on the pack.I didn’t use a top coat as I wasn’t sure how the polish strips would react but maybe I would do this next time. I think in future I will use these on just one or two nails with a bright colour polish on the other nails as this would look pretty funky!

Saying this I am dying to get my hands on two of their new designs: snake print and floral. Apparently they will be available soon!

Also, one other thing is that I found them quite difficult to get off, they were very tough and sticky underneath.

Have you tried these? Let me know what you thought and which designs you chose! (And let me know there is still somebody out there somewhere reading my blog!)

Speak soon!