Monday, 24 September 2012

Purple With Stripes

 Hello everybody! Long-time no speak and I am so so sorry about that. I have been back at school for 2 weeks and I am just crazily busy! I will try and make more time for posting but what with my broken nail and being so busy, I haven’t really been in the mood. However, my nail is starting to return to a more normal length and to be honest, I have really missed blogging.

Today I am going to show you some nails that I did after seeing this by the amazingly talented Raquel from 9ml Universe. I was going to my friend’s house for her birthday on Sunday and I wore them for that. They received very positive feedback which I was pleased about! Anyway, on to the pictures.





I used a random purple Accessorize polish for the base (awful, it peeled :( )and Orly Oui for the stripes. Upon reflection I wish I had used a lighter base colour in order to show the purple of the Orly better as all you can really see is the gold shimmer. Nether the less I love it! 





It was done with striping tape basically the same way as in this manicure. It did take a while but after a couple of nails I got the hang of it and was able to do it faster. 





I hope you enjoyed this post and I will try to do at least another post this week. Thank you for bearing with me and, of course, for reading!

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Simple Roses

Hello everyone! This is a manicure I did a couple of days ago when we had a lovely bit of sunshine here in the UK.


It is based on a tutorial that CutePolish did which I watched a long time ago but never got around to do. Some things are a little bit different to hers though. 



I used NYC – Mint Macaroon for the base then for the actual flowers I used a dotting tool dipped into 3 different shades of pink (NYC – Greenwich Village, NYC – Uptown and a random Accessorize pale pink) then onto the nail to create a sort of marbled effect. The leaves which could have been slightly neater were done with Revlon – Emerald City which is a matte but then of course turned shiny with the addition of topcoat.



I am quite pleased with how this turned out even though they don’t actually look like roses close up. They look nice from a distance though hence why I wore them for a couple of days! Thank you for reading!

Monday, 3 September 2012

Skittle Stripes

Hello! Just a quick post today because since my nails are so short I haven’t had any inspiration and am struggling to find things to post. As soon as my nails get a bit longer posts should become a bit more regular, please just bear with me! 

 The pictures for this post aren’t very good quality because I took them on my phone to show my boyfriend, never intending to use them for my blog. I didn’t do any clean up so that’s why some nails look a bit scruffy. I think you get the idea though! 





I was just playing around with striping tape for the first time and this was the result. It is similar to this manicure that Chalkboard Nails did a while ago. I didn’t copy it on purpose but as I was doing it, I was thinking to myself ‘I’ve seen this before…’ and then I googled and that was where! 





 For the base colours I used Barry M – Pure Turquoise, Indigo; China Glaze – Papaya Punch; NYC – Greenwich Village and OPI – Who The Shrek Are You? The black was just a random one from Collection 2000. I really need a new opaque black creme!  Does anyone have any suggestions?



Thank you for reading!

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