Leadlight Nails!

Hello! :)

Today I have my first attempt at the leadlight technique to show you!

Leadlight Nail art

First attempt at leadlight technique

I started out by making my own Leadlight polishes! I brought a set of 24 mini (5ml) topcoats from Ebay, I had a few umm “issues” with the seller so it took almost a month for me to get them after ordering… Gah!

When they eventually got to me, I mixed a few drops of different coloured polish into each little bottle. I think I need to add a bit more colour to them as I found they are too sheer at the moment. Oh and I really have to invest in some mixing balls, so much shaking to get them mixed it felt like my hand might drop off :/

My Leadlight polishes

Starting from the top, the colours I have mixed so far are, magenta, pink, light blue, yellow, red, dark blue, green, black, dark purple and lavender.

Pink blue and purple lead light nails

pink blue and purple

I used Ivory skull from Sally Hansen as the base colour, then used Konad SP Black for the stamping. The plate I used was one of my new Born Pretty plates, it’s plate QA88 and you can find it right here

After the stamping polish dried I added a coat of Seche Vite, and started colouring in my nails I used the red, dark purple and dark blue polishes… I have to say the leadlight technique is a bit like paint by numbers nail art lol

When it was dry I added some Glitter top coat from Rimmel over the purple, then another thick coat of Seche Vite.

leadlight nails

leadlight nails

Even though my little polishes need a bit more work, I think for a first attempt this didn’t turn out too bad! :)


GOT Polish – Purple

Hi! :)

Purple Stripe Textured Nail Art

Purple Stripe Textured Nail Art

It’s Thursday so its GOT Polish Time again! The prompt for today is purple! Seeing as they where already on top of my polish pile I used a couple more of the Sally Hansen Nail Prisms, Burgundy Orchid And Ruby Sapphire.

purple duochrome striped nail art

Look at that colour shift!

I started out with a couple of coats of Ruby Sapphire, Then when it was dry I added the tape, then a thick coat of Black Magic from Revlon then while it was still wet I carefully applied a thick coat of Burgundy Orchid, and very VERY carefully removed the tape.

I did this one nail at a time, I think trying to do them all at once would be a world of sticky tape and polish horror…

Sally Hansen Ruby Sapphire and Burgundy Orchid

Ruby Sapphire and Burgundy Orchid

I’m having to use a hand cream that I don’t really like since I ran out of my beloved Body Shop hemp hand protector… ugh this stuff is so slimy, and bits of fluff keep sticking to me :/

Anyway I didn’t add any topcoat so the ribbed (for her pleasure *giggles*) texture would be more apparent!

Striped Purple Nails

the tape took ages!

I think this is a really fun mani, but it took ages, definitely not something to do if your pressed for time :)

Seeing as this is a got polish challenge mani here’s the link to the pinterest page so have a look at all the other wonderful purple nails :)


Matte Damask Nails!

Hello :)

Matte Damask Nail art

Matte Damask Nails

I received my order of a few stamping plates from Born Pretty a couple of days ago and I couldn’t wait to try them out!

My package arrived a lot faster than I was expecting, I ordered four stamping plates, some french tip guides and some random water decals.

The plate I used today is QA90 and you can find it here.

Pelican Gray, Diamond Lurex, matte top coat

Pelican Gray, Diamond Lurex, matte top coat

I used Pelican Grey from China Glaze as the base colour, then added a coat of Diamond Lurex form L’oreal.

For the stamp I used Konad SP Black and my marshmallow stamper.  I followed that with a coat of Seche Vite, and then a coat of E.L.F matte finisher.

I think I have lost any ability I had (if I had any at all lol) to get the images lined up and even across all my nails… I guess I just need more practice! :D

Matte Damask Nails

Matte Damask Nails

I do love sparkly matte nails! :D


Chanel Swatches!

Hallo! :)

After my last post I realized that I haven’t shown my Chanel polishes nearly enough love lately, so here they are in all their glory! :D

I have had these for quite a while so the bottles are looking a little on the “well loved” side… But if you are anything like me then that shouldn’t matter too much as it’s the scrummy insides that you want lol!

Chanel Black Satin

Black Satin

This is Black Satin, it’s probably the blackist black nail polish I own, this is two coats over base coat, but you could easily get away with one!

Chanel Black Satin 219

Black Satin

The formula is wonderful, creamy, self leveling and with the slightly longer bristles in the brush it really is one of the easiest black polishes to apply!

This intense red polish is called Dragon.

Chanel Dragon

Dragon

Dragon is a bright red cream, the formula is just as wonderful as Black Satin. This is also two coats, for some reason I completely forgot to wrap my tips Ooops!

Chanel Dragon 475

Dragon

This one is called Black Pearl.

Chanel Black Pearl

Black Pearl

It’s a shimmery dark silver grey, I find the formula for this polish to be a tiny bit thinner than the others, it wasn’t difficult to apply, just not as easy as the others.

I applied three coats, I really like the subtle iridescent shimmer in this polish, It makes the polish slightly different, and maybe a bit more special than all the other dark silver shimmers polishes out there!

Chanel Black Pearl 513

Black Pearl

This bright pink cream is called Splendeur.

Chanel Splendeur

Splendeur

This applied polish in one coat! the coverage is amazing! Splendeur is a fabulous pink, it’s almost a neon but still really glossy.

Chanel Splendeur 217

Splendeur

This is Paradoxical, it’s one of my favorites!

Chanel Paradoxical

Paradoxical

This is a lovely warm grey with a purple iridescent shimmer. this took two coats to be opaque and dries really quickly!

Chanel Paradoxical 509

Paradoxical

This is the classic Rouge Noir

Chanel Rouge Noir

Rouge Noir

Out of all of these polishes this was the most tricky to apply. The formula is slightly sheer/almost a jelly so this took three coats to be opaque, the colour is a lovely dark wine red and it’s incredibly glossy.

Chanel Rouge Noir 18

Rouge Noir

The last polish is Vendetta

Chanel Vendetta

Vendetta

This is a stunning dark purple, and the formula is amazing, it only took one coat and dried in about 60 seconds!

It was really difficult to capture the intense purple shimmer with my camera, it looks so much better in real life!

Chanel Vendetta 483

Vendetta

Vendetta, Paradoxical and Black Satin are definitely my favorites from my little collection of Chanel polishes!

I just have to keep telling myself to stay away from the Chanel counters when I’m out shopping just in case I “accidentally” buy all of them!

:D


GOT Polish Challenge – Over a Black Base

Hi! :D

Today’s prompt for the Got Polish Challenge is “Over a black base”

Chanel black satin with sally hansen nail prisms

Chanel Black Satin with Sally Hansen Nail Prisms

So how could I not dig out some of my favorite polishes of all time!

Nail Polish

Black satin from Chanel is with out a doubt one of the best black nail polishes ever! the formula is still glorious (I have had this bottle for around 3 years now)

The other polish, poor thing, it’s looking rather well loved, is Turquoise Opal from the Nail Prisms range by Sally Hansen. These where first released back in 2002! I have owned this bottle for at least 7 years!

Lovely, lovely striping tape

Lovely, lovely striping tape

I used one thin coat of Black Satin, then a coat of Seche Vite, when it was dry I applied two strips of striping tape, and carefully added a thin coat of Turquoise Opal.

Then I removed the tape with tweezers and added another coat of Seche Vite.

Turquoise Opal From Sally Hansen

Turquoise Opal From Sally Hansen

This mani is more topcoat than nail polish! :D


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