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I’m Still Ill!

Hey everyone!

I'm Ill Nail Art

Ugh I’m still ill! So far this year I have only felt well for around half a day (yeah, I know there have only been six days of this year so far) :/ and it sucks!

So here are some “I’m Ill and feel like poop” nails.

I'm Ill Nail Art

The base colour is Zombie Flesh from Dollish Polish. then I used Plate MM25 along with Hit The Bottle Black for the microbes.

The Bio hazard symbol is from Bundle Monster BM-418 I used Aglaia and Arete both from the 2true Metallica Collection. I did start off trying to line them up, but that didn’t really work.

I finished it off with a layer of Seche Vite then a coat of Illamasqua Matte topcoat.

I'm Ill Nail Art

I’m going to go back to being wrapped up in blankets on my sofa!

I hope you are having a much healthier week than me! 🙂

Stripey Metallic Roses

Hi! 🙂

Metallic stripey rose nail art

Metallic stripey roses

Today I have another 52 week pick and mix (catch up) mani to show you, the prompts for that week (beginning 2nd March) are Metallic and Ikat…

I’m really not a fan of Ikat nails so for this post I’m just using the metallic prompt.

metallic stripey rose macro nail art

close up!

The two Metallic polishes I used are Artemis (purple) and Aglaia (teal) from the 2true Metallica Collection.

I started off with a coat of Aglaia, then when it was dry I applied the striping tape to my nails (and my desk and the floor and even my keyboard :/)  and added a coat of Artemis.

Removed the tape and applied a coat of Seche Vite.

Artemis and Aglaia from 2true Metallica Collection

Artemis and Aglaia from 2true Metallica Collection

The stamping plate is Moyou Pro XL 07 and I used Konad Black Stamping Polish.

The roses are my favorite images on this plate! 🙂

Metallic stripey roses Moyou Pro XL 07

Moyou Pro XL 07

Here is the 52 Week Pick and Mix Pinterest Board for more amazing nail art! 🙂

31DC2014 – Half Moon Nails

31DC2014 Half Moon Nail Art

Half Moon Nails

Here are my half moon nails for day 18!

For this I used

  • Black Magic from Revlon
  • Aglaia from 2True
  • Konad SP in Black
  • Pure Midnight From Sally Hansen
  • Seche Vite

Starting with a couple of coats of black magic, I stamped the bottom half of my nail, with Agiaia, I used Moyou Pro plate 05 which is a standard size plate from them, it’s way too narrow and short for me to use as a full nail, but it’s fine to use sideways for half a nail lol!

Then I applied a thin coat of Seche Vite, when that was dry I used ring binder hole reinforcements to mask off the half moons, then sponged on some more Black Magic and removed the sticky rings.

Then for the tips of my nails I sponged on more Aglaia and some Pure midnight, I was going for a gradient but it didn’t really work very well :/

Then I applied another coat of Seche, waited for it to dry then stamped using the same image, but with Konad SP Black and then a final coat of SV.

31DC2014 Half Moon Nail Art

Moyou Pro 05

With all of the topcoat I used for this I’m honestly surprised that it didn’t shrink a lot more!

2True Metallica Collection Swatches!

Today I have all 5 of the 2True Metallica collection polishes all swatched and ready to show you!

2True Metallica Collection

2True Metallica Collection

The green is called Arete, the teal is Aglaia, the purple is called Artemis, Athena is the blue, and the pink is called Aphrodite! I have to say that I’m really liking the names of these polishes 😀

I’m going to be using these as stamping polishes but I thought I should give them a quick swatch just to see how they look. The collection all have a pretty satin finish, so if you want a glossy polish these probably won’t be for you! I really like the slightly matte-ness of these polishes, But then I’m really liking matte at the moment!

2True Athena Metallica Collection

2True Athena Metallica Collection .

Athena is the Ancient Greek goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill.

This polish is a really nice cool powdery silver blue, I applied two coats over base coat. I really like how frosty this polish looks.

2True Athena Metallica Collection

2True Athena

I did find that there was some dragging and bunching on the second coat, this was the same with all the colours. I found that applying the second coat quite thickly minimized the bunching!

2true Artemis Metallica Collection

2true Artemis Metallica Collection

Artemis, the goddess of the hunt, wild animals, Wilderness, Childbirth and protector of young girls, she often was depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows.

I have already posted about how amazing this polish is for stamping if you would like to have a look you can find that right here.

Artemis is such a pretty lilac colour! I used two coats over base coat!

2true Artemis Metallica Collection

2true Artemis

I found the brush strokes impossible to get rid of! But applying an extra coat with a sponge will get rid of them! I Thought about doing this for all of the polishes but I realized that would be a bit like cheating as I want you to see the polishes as they are!

2True Arete Metallica Collection

2True Arete Metallica Collection

Arete The Ancient greek Goddess of Virtue, Wisdom and Excellence.

It’s green, it’s green and I like it… I normally don’t like green polishes at all but this one seems to be an exception oO. Arete is a pretty pearly spring green, I like this because the metallic silvery tones make this green not overly yellow.

I again used two coats over base coat for this swatch, these polishes do have quite a strong chemical smell, but it doesn’t hang around as long as some other polishes.

2True Arete Metallica Collection

2True Arete

I noticed that all of these polishes show up every little ridge and dimple on my nails :/ I use a ridge filling basecoat (it’s a really cheap one) so maybe an extra layer of basecoat would help? or more buffing!

2True Aphrodite Metallica Collection

2True Aphrodite Metallica Collection

Aphrodite is the ancient Greek goddess of Love, beauty, pleasure and procreation.

Aphrodite is a pretty rosey pink, in the bottle it has a slightly coral hue but that doesn’t show up when it’s on, this really isn’t a colour that I would usually choose, but I’m glad that I did get it because it’s really rather pretty.

I used two coats over basecoat with the thicker second coat to avoid the dreaded bunching.

2True Aphrodite Metallica Collection

2True Aphrodite

I’m really interested to see how this pink polish looks stamped over black!

This rather lovely pale teal is called Aglaia.

2True Aglaia Metallica Collection

2True Aglaia Metallica Collection

Aglaea was the goddess of beauty, splendor, glory, magnificence and adornment.

I think this is a really stunning colour! I would wear this on it’s own. I really like the paleness of this shade I think if the colour was more intense it would detract from the metallic sheen.

I used two coats over base coat

2True Aglaia Metallica Collection

2True Aglaia

To sum up these polishes, the bad bits first, they show up imperfections on your nails, they are a bit stinky, and they tend to bunch up and drag during application.

And the good stuff. The colours are all really pretty, the lovely satin finish, they dry very fast and you only need two coats (or one if you are careful) Oh yeah, and they are amazing for stamping! 😀

When I get a bit of time I’ll show you these polishes stamped over black and white polish! 🙂

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