Sunday, 16 November 2014

The 52 Week Pick 'N' Mix Challenge | Yellow Wild Animals

Happy Sunday lovelies!!

Today's post is this weeks 52 Week Pick 'N' Mix Challenge manicure. I know I've been unintentionally missing the last couple of weeks and I didn't even get to join in with the Halloween challenge (Which I'm still in a grump over) but having a toddler that is in school is not a good mix. He's been pretty poorly so I've not had a minutes peace but thankfully he's fully recovered and is sleeping next to me right now.
The themes we could pick this week are Wild Animals or Yellow. So I combined the two and I'm really pleased with how they turned out.
    
I used 2 coats of Barry M in Matt White as my base colour, after that was completely dry I painted Avon's Lemon Sugar onto my thumb, index finger and pinkie.
I dug out my Cheeky Mega stamping plate and found the Zebra print I wanted to finish this manicure and I just used my matt Essence stamping polish in black. Added some Seche Vite and that was it.


 I really didn't want to do anything too complicated as sometimes it just make the manicure feel too OTT. I really like this simple yet effective mani. I've had a few compliments this week and I can't wait to get started on the next one this week. 

I really hope you like this mani as much as I do.

Until Next Time, Keep Polishing.

For This Manicure I Used:
OPI Original Nail Envy
Barry M in Matt White
Avon Nailwear Pro+ in Lemon Sugar
Essence Matt Stamping Polish in Black
Cheeky Mega Stamping Plate D
Seche Vite Top Coat
 
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Sunday, 26 October 2014

The 52 Week Pick 'N' Mix Challenge | 70's Nail Art



Happy Sunday lovelies!!

Today's post is this weeks 52 Week Pick 'N' Mix Challenge manicure. The themes we could pick this week are 70's and Grey and 1 colour. I decided to go with a 70's themed manicure.


 I had to use good old Google to come up with some ideas since I'm not a 70's baby and had no clue of what to do! I decided to just go ahead and paint my base colour onto my nails. I used 2 coats of Barry M in Matt White.

I wanted to try and go for something bright that looked a little tie dyed but I'm not sure if I pulled it off but I am happy with how it turned out.


I sponged on Essence Colour and Go polishes in 107 Naughty and Pink! 145 Flashy Pumpkin, 137 Wanna Be Your Sunshine and 138 L.O.L. I randomly sponged the polishes onto my nails. 

Once it had completely dried I got out my stamping plates and chose this funky spotty design from my BM19 plate. I think this worked really well. It was so hard to photograph as it's so dark these days. I hope you all like it anyway! 

Until Next Time, Keep Polishing,

For This Manicure I Used:
OPI Original Nail Envy
Barry M in Matt White
 Essence Colour & Go in 107 Naughty and Pink!
 Essence Colour & Go in 145 Flashy Pumpkin
 Essence Colour & Go in 
 137 Wanna Be Your Sunshine
Essence Colour & Go in 138 L.O.L.
Bundle Monster Stamping Plate BM16 
Seche Vite Top Coat
 
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Sunday, 19 October 2014

The 52 Week Pick 'N' Mix Challenge | 60's Matte & Texture


Happy Sunday Lovelies! 

I've got my 52 Week Pick 'N' Mix Challenge mani for you today. So, I combined the themes again for this one and came up with a 60's matte and texture manicure.


What's more 60's than Monochrome?! I absolutely love this manicure and how well it turned out. I didn't really have a clue what I was going to do at first but then after painting my base colours I just went with it and this is what I came out with.

  
I'm a little gutted that I somehow managed to smudge my thumb! I got so many compliments on this. I used 2 coats of Barry M Matt White as my base colour. Then on my Thumb and Ring finger I used Barry M Texture polish in Lady and then added a black gem as an accent.

I used my heart punch on some tape for my thumb. I put stripes on my index finger and free handed hearts for the pinkie and did a half moon manicure on my middle finger. To make it matte I used my Rimmel Matte Top Coat.

I really like this manicure, I hope you guys do too! 

Until Next Time, Keep Polishing.



For This Manicure I Used:
OPI Original Nail Envy
Barry M in Matt White
Barry M Texture in Lady
Essence Colour & Go in 166 Black Is Back
Rio Nail Art Pen in Black
Rimmel Matte Top Coat

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Thursday, 16 October 2014

Manicure Swap With Rozs-Nailscapades


Hello fellow nail addicts! Can you believe this is my 3rd post this week?? I'm hoping to try and keep this up!



I have another manicure swap to share with you today and this time it's with the lovely Roz. We did a Twinsie manicure a while back and thought that this time a manicure swap would be fun! (If you didn't see our twinsie nails they're here) 

Roz has so many pretty manicures on her blog I just couldn't quite decide which one to choose but then a simple purple and red french manicure popped out at me and I knew that would be the one I would recreate!


I never thought to put the combination together but it really does work in a strange way. The only thing is I had to use a lilac because I didn't have a dark purple. I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Fast Dry Nail colour in Rasperry Race and for the tips I used Rimmel Precious Stones in Ruby Crush. 


I hope you like my manicure and don't forget to head on over to Rozs blog and check out her manicure.

Until Next Time, Keep Polishing.

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For This Manicure I Used:
OPI Original Nail Envy
Sally Hansen Insta-Dry in Raspberry Race
Rimmel Precious Stones in Ruby Crush
Seche Vite Top Coat