Monday, 17 September 2012

Nails: He came home.

Another short post again today, as I have been a wee bit unwell..

This is nomadic nude, from color club's back to boho collection, which I think was released last autumn. I picked this up in a set with 5 other colours (and a top coat) for £7.99 from my local TK Maxx.

I like to have nudes to wear during the week, when I am having "no polish" days, but I find a lot are too see through for my liking, but this one is nice and solid. This is two coats, and then two coats of seche vite.

What do you think of nudes? Are the a staple in your collection? Have you picked up any polish bargains in TK Maxx?


Saturday, 15 September 2012

nails: red and gold with leopard print.

I couldn't decided how to do my nails this weekend, and after doing them about four times, this is what I came up with... 

I am not really sure how I feel about these nails, there is something I don't like, but I can't decided what it is. 

I used my new dotting tool set to do the leopard print, instead of my nail art pens. I think doing it this way is a bit better because the design is less raised than when I have done it with pens. It also means that all of my polishes can be drawn with, giving a much wider range of colours.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Nails: Sunset in Africa.

I am a huge Pinterest fan (follow me) and I spend lots of time on there. I have seen lots of gradient nails, and lots of different ways to do them. So I decided to give them ago here is the results:

<<< I was looking for a way to wear yellow nail polish, and as the sun has come back out, I thought it might be one of the last weekends to wear a summer manicure before next year.

So this is my first attempt... I decided not to mix the colours first, and to just layer them over one another.  I was rather impressed at how quick this was to do, I took me less than 10mins to put the gradient on - which I thought was pretty good.  I wore this for a day, then decided that being me, I couldn't do with some art on them...
>>> So I added some of my favorite, quick to do, zebra stripes, to funk them up some more and TA-DA this is how they turned out. I like this look, it is bold and bright, but the black in the animal print tones down the loudness of whole look and for me makes it more wearable.

I really enjoyed doing this manicure, it looks far harder than it is, which means that your friends will think you have some bad-ass nail art skills, and all you'll need is a make up sponge! I will be doing some more of these in the future.

Have you ever tried a gradient manicure? What are your thoughts?

Friday, 7 September 2012

Nails: Water marble experimentation

Here is yet another manicure I have done using GOSH holographic hero. This time I used water marbling, I did this over an old manicure of plain holo, so I had already had my 24hour wear from it.

So on to the pictures:

<<< Gosh holographic hero (under bright lights.)
Everyone know what this looks like, but it's so pretty I wanted to post another picture. <<<

>>>I wanted to show you what the holo looked like when it was under "normal" lighting inside. Not super exciting or impressive, but I still like it! >>>

<<< This is what my hands looked like after I had dipped them in the water with the nail polish in. This is of course before I cleaned them up. I am would rather had a big clean up then fuss with tape, but that is my personal preference.<<<

>>>This is this finished nails after I cleaned them up!

I loved these nails, and was quite sad to take them off. >>>

I also thought I would show you some water marble nails that didn't go to plan:

<<< After the holo water marble looked so fab, I thought I'd try an autumn theme marble.

I don't like the way this one came out, it's just not how I imagined it. <<<

What you think? Have you tried water marbling, how did it go?