Archive | April, 2014

Coral Aztec(ish)

30 Apr

I know, I’m a terrible blogger, I could make tonnes of excuses but really life just gets in the way sometimes and leaves me feeling with barely enough energy to go about daily life let alone paint my nails!! I’m not promising that I’m back on track now, I mean I haven’t painted my nails for over a week….it’s alarming!  I’m sure I’ll be back to my usual self in time though!

Here’s a quick mani I did to try and practice my free-hand brush skills.  I’ve not been very inspired and had very little time for nail art recently so these were the best I could manage creativity wise!  I painted a coral base and then added gold triangles using tape to mark them off.  I then free-handed the black lines around the edges of the triangle mostly for a bit of practice!

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Polishes used:

  • w7 – Sunstone
  • Nails Inc – Lanesborough Place
  • MoYou – Black
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Purple Princess

16 Apr

My first adventure with my new stamping plates…..fairly simple! I bought a new stamper and scraper from MoYou as well and it’s taking me a little bit of time to get used to them, the stamper is much squishier than my Konad one and squishes the patterns if you press down too hard so I definitely need more practice with these!

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Polishes used
Barry M – Bright Purple
MoYou – Black
MoYou Princess Plate 12

Stamping Plate Haul

10 Apr

I’ve been lacking a good selection of stamping plates for a while now, and bored with my current collection I recently went on a little shopping spree at MoYou.  Look at all my new pretties!

Here’s what I ordered:

  • Sailor Collection – 06 XL Images
  • Pro Plate Collection – 05
  • Pro Plate Collection – 05 XL Images
  • Pro Plate Collection – 10
  • Sci Fi Plate Collection – 05 XL Images
  • Princess Plate Collection – 12 XL Images

I also bought a new stamper and scraper as mine are a bit worse for wear these days as a result of me not cleaning them properly!

I can’t wait to use this and you can guarantee that there’ll be a few posts coming up in the next few weeks with these patterns!

 

It’s My Birthday!!

8 Apr

I am 1 year old today! Hurrah!  I have loved every single minute of blogging over the last year, I had absolutely no idea whether I’d keep it up when I started but it’s grown into such an obsession that there’s no way I could even stop now!

Thank you to everyone who has liked, followed, offered support and help! I’m looking forward to another year of nails and of reading and being inspired by all your blogs too!

Happy Birthday To Me!

Apple Stamps

7 Apr

I’ve fallen in love with one of the new polishes I’ve recently bought – Sew Psyched by Essie.  It’s such a gorgeous colour, perfect for Spring.  I wanted to do something really simple with it so just went for a quick stamped look using a gold and a couple of my Konad plate.  I really like the apples, so cute!

Polishes used:

  • Essie – Sew Psyched
  • Nails Inc – Lanesborough Place

Spring Fail

3 Apr

I really loved my Spring Mix mani that I wore for almost a week (unheard of I know!) so I wanted to use the same colours and try something similar, but different, which in my opinion is a bit of a nail fail!  I kept the majority of the nails really simple with just white dots on a coloured background but then went full out crazy on my thumb and ring finger with a fishtail mani.  I don’t think it works, I seem to be picking really weird colours to work together at the moment, maybe I need my eyes testing!

Polishes Used:

  • Nails Inc – Blenheim Terrace
  • OPI – Honk If You Love OPI
  • Nails Inc – Phoenix Place
  • Essie – Turquoise & Caicos
  • Nails Inc – Onslow Gardens
  • Barry M – Mint Green
  • Barry M – Spring Green
  • Essie – Sew Psyched
  • Sinful Colours – Snow Me White
  • Sinful Colours – Cindarella