I’m not really going to do science, just some science inspired nails 😀
The plate I used today is from Messy Mansion, its plate MM25 and you can find it right here. 😀
I started by painting my thumb and ring finger with two coats of Revlon Black Magic
On my other fingers I added a coat of French White from Nina Pro with two coats of Barry M Acid Yellow over the top, I used the coat of white polish to make the yellow really glow!
When that was all dry I topped it off with a coat of Barielle Shades Stardust for some sparkles and then and then a thin layer of topcoat.
For the stamping I used Barielle Shades night moves for the silver and Konad Special Stamping Polish in Black for the images over the yellow.
Then a coat of color club topcoat to seal in the design, there was a tiny bit of streaking form the konad polish
I didn’t really like this when I had finished it I think it was because of the colour and that I ended up using a lot of polish it felt very thick
But now that I’m looking at the photographs I really like it! 🙂
11 Comments | tags: Barielle Shades Night Moves, Barielle Shades Stardust, Barry M Acid Yellow, Black, Glitter, iridescent, Messy Mansion, Messy Mansion MM25, Nail Art, Nail polish, Nail Stamping, Nail Varnish, nailpolish, Neon, Nina Ultra Pro French White, Revlon Black Magic, silver, Yellow | posted in Nail Art, Nail Stamping
Here is part two of my experiments with crackle polish. Part one you can find here! 😀
Layered Crackle Polish
I have to say, I really like this Layered look, I started with two coats of Black Magic from Revlon, then one coat of Silver Shatter from OPI, then a coat of SV.
The topcoat here is really important, or the next layer of crackle polish will turn your nail into a horrible mess! (that happened to me the first time I tried this lol) you could even use a glitter polish for a bit more sparkle or even a gelly polish if you want to change to look of the crackle! 🙂
I am definitely going to be using this layering technique again!
Crackle Polish With Stripes
Crackle Polish Stripes
Originally I was going to add this into the my first lot of experiments, but I didn’t, so here it is now! 😀
The silver base colour is Night Moves from Barielle shades, then I added one coat of Super Bass Shatter from OPI, then a coat of 60 second fast dry top coat from color club. I used tape to mask off the stripes then Black Magic from Revlon, after removing the tape I applied another layer of topcoat.
I think that this may look better with thinner stripes (and a bit more care than I used while cutting the tape) I did find that the black polish peeled up with the tape which I found a little odd, as I took the tape off while the black polish was still wet. I think it has something to do with the topcoat.
The base colour is Black Magic, the tip is OPI Silver Shatter.
I don’t like this so much, the crackle polish is a nightmare to get into a reasonably strait line for the french tip, I tried this 3 times before giving up
Crackle polish Background With Flower Stamp
I used the same polishes as before for this, Black Magic Super Bass Shatter. I used two layers of SV to smooth over the crackles before stamping. The polish I used for the stamp is Masquerading from Color Club. The stamping plate is P21 but I actually have no idea what brand it is
Crackle polish as a base for stamping works really well! and this is another technique I will be using again 😀
9 Comments | tags: Barielle Shades, Barielle Shades Night Moves, Black, color club, color club Masquerading, Crackle Polish, Nail polish, Nail Stamping, Nail Varnish, nailpolish, OPI, OPI Silver Shatter, OPI super Bass Shatter, purple, Revlon Black Magic, silver | posted in Nail Art, Nail Stamping
I’m not really the biggest fan of crackle polishes and somehow I have collected 11 bottles of the stuff!
So I decided that I should actually have a play with them rather than leaving them to gather dust! I chose Nina Ultra Pro in French White for the base colour and Black Shatter from OPI.
OPI Black Shatter over Nina Ultra Pro French White
This is one coat of shatter polish, The OPI seems a lot more ‘crackly’ than some of my other shatter polishes, it shows more of the base colour, and it dries to be rather textured, this took two coats of top coat to smooth it out!
Braid Brush Strokes
With brush strokes in different directions, (like braided nails but with one colour) the crackle effect is more controllable, and gives a much more even effect!
Black Shatter sponged gradient.
I was really surprised at actually liking this, 🙂 I think it will look much better in different colours, perhaps silver and black or red with gold crackle polish for something a bit mote festive! But in black and white it looks like lightning!
I taped off half of my nail before applying the shatter polish, The silver stripe is Night Moves from Barielle Shades, it’s just to hide the edge of the crackle polish as it was rather messy! 🙂
24 Comments | tags: Barielle Shades Night Moves, Black, Crackle, Crackle Polish, Crackle Polish Gradient, Nail Art, Nail Varnish, nailpolish, Nina Pro, Nina Ultra Pro French White, OPI, OPI Black Shatter, silver, White | posted in Nail Art, Swatches, Tutorials
After a busy day yesterday I now have a Facebook Page and a page on Google+ 😀 Setting those up took rather a lot longer than I thought, so I ended up not having enough time to write anything after doing these cute silver owls!
Silver Little owls
For this I started with a sponged gradient of Revlon – Black Magic, Maybelline – Couture Grey, Sally Hansen – Pumice and Nina Ultra Pro – French White.
For the stamping I used Moyou Suki Collection 01 with Barielle shades Night Moves and finished it off with a coat of Color Club 60 second topcoat.
I used the same part of the Moyou plate for the Glitter owls in my first post!
This was a nightmare to photograph, my poor camera was absolutely hating it, unfortunately the photographs don’t show all of the detail 😦 so you’ll have to take my word on how amazing this looks lol!
10 Comments | tags: Barielle Shades, Barielle Shades Night Moves, Black, grey, Maybelline, Maybelline Couture Grey, MoYou, Moyou Suki Collection, Nail Art, Nail polish, Nail Stamping, Nail Varnish, nailpolish, Nina Pro, Nina Ultra Pro French White, Revlon, Revlon Black Magic, Sally Hansen, Sally Hansen Pumice, silver, White | posted in Nail Art, Nail Stamping
First of all I would like to say sorry about the lack of posts for the last few days, I have been filled with flu Ugh I hate being ill
I to start with I thought that I would be able to keep up with my blog posts but after I stuck tissue to my face with wet nail polish while sneezing I thought it would be best to leave it for a bit Lol!
Anyway, Snow Leopard Nails!
Snow leopard Nails
For this I used two coats of Ivory Skull from Sally Hansen (I love the name of this polish so much). Then I used a sponge to add some patches of Couture Grey from Maybelline and Night Moves from Barielle Shades. For the stamping I used Black Magic from Revlon.
2 Comments | tags: Barielle Shades, Barielle Shades Night Moves, Black, color club, grey, Leopard Print, Maybelline, Maybelline Couture Grey, MoYou, Moyou Pro Collection, Nail Art, Nail polish, Nail Stamping, Nail Varnish, nailpolish, Revlon, Revlon Black Magic, Sally Hansen, Sally Hansen Ivory Skull, silver, White | posted in Nail Art, Nail Stamping
Here is another fire inspired post!
I first tried this with yellow orange and red but I think my yellow polish doesn’t have enough pigment and my nails ended up looking like I had dipped them into a bad takeaway curry
But not to be defeated I tried again with my go to colours of black silver and grey!
Flame Inspired Reciprocal Gradient Nail Art
Its not as Flamey (if that’s even a word) as I was hoping but i really love the effect! 😀
The polishes I used are Barielle shades – night moves. 17 – Smoke Signal. and Sinful Colors – Black on Black.
1 Comment | tags: 17, 17 Smoke Signal, Barielle Shades, Barielle Shades Night Moves, Black, gradient, grey, Nail Art, nailpolish, Reciprocal Gradient, silver, Sinful Colors Black on Black, SinfulColors | posted in Nail Art