Archive | March, 2014

Spring Pastel Mix

31 Mar

I’ve been wearing these nails for a week and I’m going to be really sad to take them off tonight!  I just love the colours and the combination of dots and stripes, they’ve eased me into Spring very nicely!!

Polishes used:

  • Thumb – Nails Inc – Blenheim Terrace
  • Index – Nails Inc – Onslow Gardens
  • Middle – I can’t for the life of me remember what polish this is but I’ll update when next to my stash!!
  • Ring – Essie – Turquoise & Caicos
  • Pinkie – Essie – Sew Psyched
  • Dots & Stripes – Sinful Colours – Snow Me White
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Yellow Fishtail

27 Mar

So I bought a gorgeous new yellow polish from Sinful Colours – Let’s Meet (okay, new to me!) and had to try it out.  I hardly ever wear just plain polish so had to jazz it up and had a go at a partial fishtail mani.  Whilst the execution was good I have no idea why I picked these colours, they’re hideous!!  I wore these for a day with embarrassment and then took them off as quickly as I could!

Polishes used: 

  • Sinful Colours – Let’s Meet
  • Maybelline – Silver Speed
  • Nails Inc – Onslow Gardens
  • O.P.I – Honk If You Love OPI
  • Black nail jewels from MoYou

Green Chevrons (ish!)

24 Mar

I’ve been really into emerald green (last year’s colour so behind the times as always!) at the moment and I always think green looks really good with grey. I did a simple gradient for these nails but wasn’t happy when I’d finished as I thought they looked a little plain, albeit pretty! I was just going to do a simple border round each one as I need the practice at border nails but I got a bit carried away and they ended up with a different pattern on each nail that kinda look a bit like chevrons! I really like these ones too, they’re kinda in the same category as my recent sci fi nails I think!

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Polishes used
Barry M – Emerald Green
OPI – I Don’t Give A Rotterdam
Barry M Nail Pen – Black

Scifi Nails

14 Mar

I love SciFi a lot!  I read it, I watch it and now I paint it on my nails! I really didn’t know what to call this look to be honest, but I think it looks futuristic and reminds me of some of my favourite shows Stargate SG1 and Farscape. All I know is I love them! I’ve had them on for a week which is practically unheard of!  I will cry when I take them off (kidding….sorta!).

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What do you think? Hope you love them as much as I do!

Polishes used:
Barry M – Nude
Barry M – Blackberry
Barry M – Gold Foil

Gilded Peacock

12 Mar

Way back when I first started blogging I did a (in my opinion) gorgeous gradient using two of my favourite polishes – Sexy by Essie and Peacock by Models Own.  It’s been AGES since I used these two polishes together so I thought it high time I did!!  I started with a base coat of Peacock on all my fingers, then taped off sections getting incrementally bigger from thumb to pinkie and went over with Sexy.  Between the boundary of the two I used my gold polish and a thin striping brush to make small lines, which kinda remind me of sound waves or something!!

Anyway, I really liked these ones! I knew I would as they’re my favourite polishes, I’m only disappointed that I couldn’t get my camera to play ball and pick up the colours properly!

Polishes used:

  • Nails Inc – Lanesborough Place
  • Essie – Sexy
  • Models Own – Peacock

Fishnet Flowers

10 Mar

Another experiment in stamping!! This time I just used one stamp, learning from my previous lesson and randomly stamped it part-way across each nail.  I then dotted a flower over the edge of the stamp and pulled it into the middle with a toothpick for a bit more definition.  I quite liked the design of these ones but not the colour!  I think the yellow is a bit too insipid for my skin tone!

Polishes used:

  • Revlon – Buttercup
  • China Glaze – Custom Kicks
  • Barry M – Plum
  • Nails Inc – Lanesborough Place

Mixed Stamps

7 Mar

I’ve always wanted to have a go at mixing up a number of different stamps into one mani so I finally gave it a go.  I’ve had this idea floating round in my head for a while but the execution was definitely less than perfect.  I really didn’t like these at all when I did them and in hindsight should probably have put the yellow colour in the middle as it was difficult to see the distinction between the teal and purple!!  Surprisingly though, these have come out a bit better in picture than in real life!!

Polishes used:

  • Barry M – Plum
  • China Glaze – Custom Kicks
  • Revlon – Buttercup
  • Nails Inc – Lanesborough Place
  • Konad plates M57, M63 and M65
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