Monthly Archives: August 2014

31DC2014 Day 30 – Inspired By a Tutorial

Hello! 😀

This is my inspired by a tutorial post for day 30, The tutorial I decided to follow is this rather amazing one that I have been meaning to try for ages.

Nimbus Nail Art From The Nailasaurus!

Nimbus Nail Art

Nimbus Nail Art

The polishes I used are

  • China Glaze – White on White
  • Chanel – Vendetta
  • China Glaze – Get Outta My Space
  • Revlon – Amethyst
  • China Glaze – Bizarre Blurple
  • Sally Hansen – Good To Grape
Purple Nimbus Nails

Purple Nimbus Nails

I found that the Nimbus technique is really fun! And definitely something that I’m going to try again!

I started out with a couple of coats of white on white as the base, then starting with Vendetta which is the darkest polish I used a cotton bud soaked in acetone and polish to dot on the colour.

When each colour was dry I repeated the process (with a new cotton bud for each colour)

Then I finished it off with a coat of Seche Vite!

Purple Nimbus Nails

Purple Nimbus Nails

I couldn’t resist doing a bit of stamping over this 🙂

I used Plate MM07 from Messy Mansion, this is the first time I’ve used this plate and it’s really lovely! I used Konad SP Black then another coat of Seche Vite

Messy Mansion MM07 over nimbus nail art

Messy Mansion MM07

I had better take this off and get on with the final post for the 31dc challenge! 😀


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


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