31DC2014 Day 29 – Inspired by The Supernatural

Hallo!

Here are my nails for day 29! Inspired by the supernatural. Or maybe things that go bump in the night!

 supernatural nails

supernatural nails

The polishes I used are

  • Seche – Nouveau
  • Chanel – Dragon
  • Sally Hansen – Ion
  • Butter London – Frilly Knickers
  • Filthy Gorgeous – Twilight
  • Konad – SP Black
  • Sally Hansen – Greige Gardens

I also used stamping plates HD01 for the tree, HD03 for the gravestones and HD04 for the spider web.

Spooky Nails

Spooky Nails

I started out with a sponged gradient of  Greige Gardens and Ion, then with a tiny bit of sponge I added a small amount of Nouveau from Seche around the bottom edge of my nail.

When that was all dry I applied a coat of frilly knickers then a coat of Seche Vite.

After adding the stamps I used a thin brush to paint on the grass and added another coat of Seche Vite

For the spooky eyes I used my trusty dotting tools, along with Dragon for the red (it was the first bottle of red polish I found lol) and then with a tiny dotting tool some more Twilight.

31dc2014 supernatural nail art

Doing this really made me feel a lot better about having to cut my nails. :)

spooky nail art


31DC2014 Day 28 – Inspired By a Flag

Hello everyone!

For today’s inspired by a flag prompt I decided on the Japanese flag!

Inspired by the Japanese flag

Inspired by the Japanese flag

I started out with two coats of White On White from China Glaze as the base. Then using Dragon from Chanel and a thin brush I added the red!

The stamp is plate 02 from Moyou’s Suki collection.

White on white, Dragon and Konad SP Black

White on white, Dragon and Konad SP Black

This is the first time I have used my new marshmallow stamper, it’s such a different technique than using my usual firmer (but still squishy) one!

I think that with a bit more practice, (especially with the amount of polish on the stamping plate, and getting used to squashing my nail into the stamper rather than rolling it over my nail!)  it’s going to be my favorite! :D

Japanese Flag With Cherry Blossom

Japanese Flag With Cherry Blossom

I really have missed blogging soo much! It’s so nice to have the time to get back to regular posting :D

 


31DC2014 Day 27 – Inspired By Artwork

Hello! :D

Two posts in two days! oO this must be a miracle lol!

For today I decided to get messy and be inspired by Jackson Pollok!

I used the colours (well as close as I have in my stash) from his work Autumn Rhythm number 30.

Jackson Pollok Autumn Rhythm

You can find a out more about this piece Here

31DC2014 Inspired By Artwork

Inspired By Jackson Pollok

The polishes I used are

  • Color Club – Nomadic In Nude
  • Sally Hansen – Ion
  • Ciate – Pocket Money
  • Filthy Gorgeous – Twilight
Pollok Nails

Pollok Nails

I used two coats of Nomadic In Nude as the base, and then with a cotton bud (q tip) with both ends cut off I blew drops of the other polishes over my nails. I use a cotton bud rather than a straw as I found that I was picking up far too much polish and I was covering most of my hands as well as my nails!

I started with the darkest colour and finished with the lightest.

Then when they where mostly dry (it took ages) I added a thick layer of top coat!

Messy Splatter nails

Messy Splatter nails

:D


31dc2014 – Inspired By a Pattern

Hey everyone! :)

Today I have two very different attempts at the inspired by a pattern prompt!

Unfortunately I didn’t get the chance to photograph my blue gingham nails  as soon as I had finished them so they all chipped and looking scruffy, so sorry about that!

Blue gingham Nails

For these nails I started out with a base of white on white from china glaze, for the gingham pattern I used a thin brush and my blue franken polish creation, you can find another post about it right here.

The black polish is Emotions from O.P.I It’s one of the Liquid sand range.

After I had finished the blue pattern I realized that I absolutely hated it! It looks like those dreadful plastic tablecloths! Ugh!

 

Purple stripe nails

Purple stripe nails

These where inspired by the pattern of my fluffy slipper socks lol!

I used two polishes for this, Poke from Illamasqua and Inkwell from Sinful Colors. I Have to say I’m much happier with this than the tablecloth nails! :)

I started off with a coat of Poke, then when the first coat was dry I added alternating stripes of poke and inkwell, while the polish was still wet i used a pin to break up the edges of the stripes to give it a slightly fluffy look.

It was so easy! I added a coat of Seche Vite and it was all done! :)

Purple and black stripes

nails inspired by stripy slipper socks lol


31DC2014 -Day 25 – Inspired By Fashion

Hallo! For day 25 of the (am I ever going to get this finished) 31DC2014 challenge, I have chosen this rather amazing dress from the Fall/winter 2014 collection from Alexander McQueen!

Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2014-2015

Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2014-2015

The whole collection is rather amazing! you can find more of the collection here

Anyway on to the nails!

Inspired By Fashion

I used Tickle My French-y from O.P.I for the nude base then the Black is Twilight from Filthy Gorgeous, and the white is Ivory Skull from Sally Hansen.

I have to admit that I’m not amazingly happy with how this turned out, It looked a lot closer to what I had imagined before I applied the top coat, the brush strokes gave it a lot more of a textured almost fuzzy look, rather than my nails looking a bit like moldy strawberries lol!

31DC2014 Inspired By Fashion

I started out with 3 coats of the O.P.I polish, it’s a lovely colour that I won in a giveaway along with 3 other O.P.Is :D I’ll post swatches and a proper thank you to the lovely lady who ran it when I eventually finish this challenge!

Then using a thin brush I painted on the zig-zag pattern and started to fill in the rest of my nail with the black, then I added the white in wiggly lines…

I’m annoyed that I didn’t think to take photographs before adding the top coat :/ but I had to take this off quite quickly because of having a job interview so I had to have slightly more sensible nails!

Inspired By Fashion

Even though this didn’t turn out as well as I had hoped (I’m going to blame the fact that I’m dreadfully out of practice) It’s not that terrible, I think this would look nice with replacing the white with a bright colour, maybe a neon blue or purple!


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