Grey Water Marble
Today I have these shiny silver studs from Born Pretty to show you!
Born Pretty Nail Art Studs
The studs are made from thin metal, they are really light and slightly flexible while keeping quite a domed profile.
I applied them by pressing them into wet topcoat. You could always use nail glue to apply them if you want them to be a bit more secure.
The studs are available here Born Pretty Triangle Nail Stud and you can get 10% off with the code RPG10!
born pretty nail art studs
For my grey water marble I used
- Sinful Colors – Cool Grey
- Barry M – Grey
- China Glaze – Out Like a Light
I’m really pleased with how well these three shades work together! (does happy dance)
For the french tip the silver polish is I’d Melt For You from China Glaze, and I used french tip guides to keep them all even.
Grey water marble
Today’s GOT polish challenge is chevron nails!
My first attempt at this was with my Messy Mansion chevron stamping plate, I tried to do a black and white gradient with the stamp in reverse over the top, unfortunately my white polish isn’t so good over black and it all went grey I really like the look and I’ll be trying it with different polishes…
My second attempt was a lot more successful!
Free Hand Chevron Nails
I free handed these! Not a single scrap of tape in sight! I was expecting this to be a horrible mess but I’m honestly really surprised at how well these turned out!
I started out with two coats of White on White from China Glaze, then I used Style Slave from 17 for the first chevron followed by Grey from Barry M, and finally Black On Black from Sinful Colors.
I overlapped the different polishes to make sure the lines where even. Like a very simple fishtail braid mani!
Black White Silver Grey Chevron Nail Art
The oldest polish I used is Style Slave, I must have owned this one for at least 10 years! Barry M Grey I have had for about three years, the Black on Black from Sinful Colors and White on White from China Glaze I haven’t had s as long!
Don’t forget to have a look at the GOT polish pinterest page
Here’s s quick recap of the rules:
- The polish you use should be at least one year old.
- If you haven’t been a polishaholic that long, you can use the oldest polishes you have.
- The polish should be previously used, but if you’re stuck, you could free a yearling from Mount Untried.
- You can use more than 1 polish as long as it fits the theme and the rules.
Today I have some very Anti Valentine’s day nails to show you!
Anti Valentines Day Nails
I don’t think I could have made this any less valentine’sy!
I started out with two coats of Pumice From Sally Hansen, then using a make up sponge I applied patches of Pure Midnight which is also a Sally Hansen Polish.
Then I used a combination of cling film and tiny bits of sponge to add Barry M Grey, China Glaze Galactic Grey and Color Club Shabby Drab to create the stone effect.
Anti Valentines Nail Art
I used two Bundle Monster Plates BM-426 and BM-413 for the stamping, I used Konad Special Polish in Black, then with a thin brush I added some Lumin-iceant from Color Club to the letters.
I also used Lumin-iceant for the stamping on my thumb, unfortunately it doesn’t show as well as I would like 😦
Anti Valentines day Nail Art
I finished it off with a coat of Seche Vite, but then decided it would look better in matte so I added a coat of Matte Finisher from E.L.F!
I think that’s enough hate nails from me! And I hope you have a lovely Valentine’s day what ever you are doing! 🙂
I am still loving my new Messy Mansion plates! 😀 I have been wanting the Birdy plate for ages! And it really is as lovely as I thought it would be! 😀
You can find this lovely plate here!
As soon as I saw the plate I thought of the 1963 Hitchcock film The Birds! 😀
I started with a sponged Gradient using Grey from Barry M and Pumice from Sally Hansen, I let the polish dry a little on the sponge so it would look grainy.
I used black stamping polish from Konad, followed by a coat of Seche Vite, followed by a coat of matte topcoat, I used a coat of SV because my ELF matte topcoat just smears the stamped image really badly (which is why my thumb is hiding!).
Now I think it’s time to file my nails because typing is becoming a bit of a challenge lol! 🙂