Winter Trees

Hallo!

Winter Tree Nail Art

Winter Tree Nail Art

Just in time for this weeks pick and mix challenge! I decided to go with the glitter topper from this weeks two prompts.

Winter Tree Nail Art Moyou Mother Nature 14

Moyou Mother Nature 14

For this I used

  • Sinful Colors – Cool Grey
  • Barry M – Crystal Glaze
  • E.L.F – Matte Finisher
  • Konad – Black
  • Moyou – Mother Nature Plate 14
  • Seche Vite
Winter Tree Nail Art

Matte Iridescent Glitter

I really love how adding matte topcoat over Iridescent flakie glitter looks like opal! :D




Gold and Red Chevrons

Hi!

It’s been ages since my last post! Sorry about that!

Before I run out of time here is my Pick and Mix Mani for this week! This weeks prompts are Red, Gold and Chevron.

Gold and Red Chevron Nail Art Taras Talons Zombie Blood and Revlon Golden

Taras Talons Zombie Blood and Revlon Golden

For this I used Zombie Blood from this years Halloween range from the lovely Taras Talons, It really is a glorious red jelly! The green holographic glitters are wonderful.

The gold polish is from Revlon and it’s called Golden.

Gold and Red Chevron Nail Art Taras Talons Zombie Blood and Revlon Golden

very festive colours

I didn’t want to add to much gold to this mani, Zombie Blood Is so lovely I didn’t want to cover it up!

Gold and Red Chevron Nail Art Taras Talons Zombie Blood and Revlon Golden

So much glitter! :D

I applies three coats of the red polish then when it had dried I used striping tape to create the Chevrons and the triangle shapes and carefully added two coats of golden.

Gold and Red Chevron Nail Art Taras Talons Zombie Blood and Revlon Golden

Lovely, lovely striping tape

This really is such a festive look!


Icy Blue Glitter Gradient

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Snowflake Glitter Gradient

Snowflake Glitter Gradient

Today I have some more icy snow inspired nail to share with you!

For this I used

  • Filthy Gorgeous – Prism
  • Chit Chat – Silver Glitter
  • OPI – I Snow you Love Me
  • Illamasqua – Propaganda
  • Konad – SP Black
  • Stamping Plate HD05
  • Seche Vite Fast Dry Topcoat
Snowflake Glitter Gradient

Snowflake Glitter Gradient

I began with two coats of Chit Chat Silver Glitter over my usual base coat, then a couple of coats of Prism. Prism from Filthy Gorgeous has a clear base with scattered fine holographic glitter.

After that had dried I started fishing for glitter in the I snow you love me… I love the glitter in this polish, The suspension base, not so much, the texture really reminds me of uncooked egg white (shudders).

All this took such a long time to dry but when it eventually did, I added the Propaganda with a makeup sponge for the gradient.

The snowflakes are from stamping plate HD05.  Then I finished it of with a thick coat of Seche Vite!

Blue silver and holographic Glitter gradient

Blue silver and holographic Glitter gradient

I really like how this looks, it’s so sparkly in sunlight! :D


Camouflage Nails

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Camouflage Nails

Camouflage Nails

The pick and mix prompt I have chosen for today is Camouflage!

I haven’t tried Camo nails before and I actually really like them! It’s a very easy technique so I’m definitely going to be doing this again :)

As it’s winter (not that it’s snowing here) I decided on using Arctic Camouflage colours!

Camouflage Nails

Glittery Camo Nails

The polished I used are

  • Barielle – Out-Grey-Geous
  • Sally Hansen – Midnight In NY
  • China Glaze – Pelican Grey
  • China Glaze – Galactic Grey
  • ILNP – My Private Rainbow
  • Seche Vite – Topcoat

I started out with two coats of Out-Grey-Geous, when It was dry I applied Pelican Grey in squiggly lines and splodges with a thin brush, when the pale grey was completely dry I did the same with Galactic Grey, but overlapping the colours slightly. When I had applied the Midnight In NY I thought it wasn’t quite sparkly enough so I added a tiny bit of My Private Rainbow over the black.

It really was, bumpy and uneven by the time I had finished, so I added two layers of topcoat!

Camouflage Nails

Grey, Black and Silver Camouflage Nails

:D




O.P.I Solitaire (and some random studs I found in my nail art box)

Hi!

I decided earlier this week that I really have to start going though my pile of untried polishes, as I have far to many!

OPI Solitaire

OPI Solitaire

So here is Solitaire from OPI! This is a pearly white textured polish with silver glitter, I think it looks a bit like snow!

I didn’t use any glue for applying the studs, I just used an orange stick to press them into the wet polish! This won’t last as long as using glue or using a strong top coat to attach them but it seems to work quite well.

OPI Solitaire

OPI Solitaire

There are two things about this polish that I wouldn’t usually like, it’s white and it’s textured, this is why it’s been in my untried pile for so long lol

Now it’s on my nails I think it looks rather festive! :)


Pick and Mix – Purple Fire Brush Stroke Nail Art

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Brushstroke Fire Nail Art

Brushstroke Fire Nail Art

The prompts for this weeks  pick and mix challenge are Favorite Brand and Brushstroke…

my first problem is I don’t have a favorite brand of polish, out of all the polish brands I have tried I actually have two, Illamasqua and Chanel… I don’t think I could ever choose between them!

Brushstroke Fire Nail Art

Brushstroke Fire Nail Art

for this Brush stroke fire look I used

  • Chanel – Black Pearl
  • Chanel – Paradoxical
  • Chanel – Vendetta
  • Illamasqua – Baptiste
  • Illamasqua – Poke
  • Seche Vite top coat

I used two coats of Paradoxical as the base colour, when it was dry I applied wiggly brush strokes of the other polishes, only a couple of each on each nail, with as little polish on the brush as possible

I found that with the Chanel polishes even with a really tiny amount of polish on the brush, they still applied really nicely, so the final look didn’t end up with the defined brush strokes I was hoping for!

Brushstroke Fire Nail Art

Brushstroke Fire Nail Art

Even tho this didn’t work out quite how I was expecting I still like it! :D


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