Tag Archives: Stripes

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 🙂

Polishes used

  • China Glaze – Stone Cold
  • MoYou – Black

Lapiz of Luxury

28 Aug

No more challenge nails! Whoop!  I had a mini Essie haul at the weekend, it seems like ages since I bought any polish and I’m trying to fill in some colours gaps in my collection – I don’t really have any pastel shades so Essie was obviously a perfect brand to go to for that!

The main inspiration for these nails was one of my new Essie polishes – Lapiz of Luxury, I have to admit that apart from the colour one of the main reasons I picked it was for the name – I’ve just finished watching the Vampire Diaries on Netflix (shame on me, I know!) and Lapiz is the stone that allows them to walk in the day (I feel so much shame actually posting this information!).  I’m really into stripes at the moment, but also haven’t done any gradients for a while so these nails are a good combo and I love them!  I left my stripes to dry for absolutely ages before putting my topcoat on but they still smudged – gutted!  Any tips on how to avoid this (other than time!) would be appreciated!


Polishes used:

  • Essie – Lapiz of Luxury
  • Bourjois – Bleu Violet
  • Barry M – Cyan Blue
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