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OMD2 – Roses

25 Jul

I knew when I started this challenge that I’d never be able to manage a post for every single category, I don’t think I realised how few I’d actually be able to do though!! Real life sucks! How dare it get in the way of me and my nails!  Hmph!

So, without further delay, here is my contribution for day 25 – roses.  I’ve not had ANY TIME at all to paint my nails this month so the best I could come up with for this day was a quick stamp using my konad plates.

How cute is Mr Seal?  I couldn’t resit posing with him as he matched the colour of my polish almost perfectly!!

Polishes used:

  • Nails Inc – Seymour Walk
  • Rimmel – Sea Green
  • Rimmel – Glitter Top Coat
  • Nails Inc – Matte Top Coat

OMD2 – Funky French

14 Jul

I don’t really ‘do’ French mani’s as I keep my nails short so they tend to look a little odd, however in the spirit of the challenge here are my ‘Funky French’ nails!  I taped off small triangles along the tips of my nails and then filled these in with gold, once that had dried I used a black nail art pen to outline the triangles et voila! They look a bit art Deco I think, but also remind me of wonder woman! Random!
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Polishes used: 

  • OPI – I Have A Herring Problem
  • Nails Inc – Lanes borough Place
  • Barry M Black Nail Art Pen

OMD2 – Ikat

13 Jul

So many options to choose from for this day! I opted for one of the yellow/grey colour combo inspired by these bowls which I now MUST HAVE in my life!!  Grey and yellow is a colour combination that I haven’t really used much but I really like it and this pattern is surprisingly easy to do!  For a first attempt I don’t think these are too bad…they’re not the most symmetrical but I’ll cope! I’ll definitely be experimenting with other Ikat patterns/colour combos in the future!
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Polishes used: 

  • Nails Inc – Notting Hill Carnival
  • Sinful Colours – Let’s Meet
  • Sinful Colours – Snow Me White
  • Barry M – Grey

OMD2 – 3D

12 Jul

I have never attempted 3D nails before, the most 3D I get is sticking on a rhinestone or metal stud.  I bought these roses a while back on a bit of a whim and have never used them so today is the perfect opportunity!!  For some reason whenever I fancy doing a rose themed manicure my brain always thinks of stripes as the background and today is no exception!! Instead of the usual pinks and pastels that tend to go with roses I went full out Goth with a black and grey stripe 🙂
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Polishes used

  • China Glaze – Stone Cold
  • MoYou – Black

OMD2 – Rainbow

11 Jul

I LOVE bright colours!  This day of the challenge gave me a chance to recreate my rainbow gradient from earlier on in the year….I decided to add a waterfall design over the top too, because more colours is good! Bright nails just make me smile 😀

Polishes used:

  • Sinful Colours – Snow Me White
  • Barry M – Bright Res
  • Barry M – Yellow
  • Nails Inc – Phoenix Place
  • Barry M – Spring Green
  • Barry M Gelly – Mango
  • Barry M – Bright Purple
  • Barry M – Cyan Blue

Far Over the Misty Mountains

16 Dec

Sooooooo excited today as I’m going to see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug later today. I did some quick Hobbit nails inspired by my copy of the book for the occasion.
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Considering these only took me about 15 minutes I’m pretty happy with them!

I’m so excited about seeing the movie, has anyone else seen it yet? What did you think!?

Polishes used
Essie – Lapiz of Luxury
Essie – Turquoise & Caicos
Barry M – Grey
Studio London – Grey
Barry M Nail Pen – White
Barry M Nail Pen – Black

12 Days of Christmas – Presents

16 Dec

I started this day of the challenge thinking I was meant to be doing holly leaves and not presents so I picked my base colour with that in mind and then just had to wing it to change my design to a present theme. Given all that I don’t really like this design, the base colour is just totally wrong for presents!

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Oh well….Holly leaves next which I’m looking forward to!

Barry M – Lychee
China Glaze – Smoke & Ashes
Nails Inc – Lanesborough Place

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