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31DC2014 Day 28 – Inspired By a Flag

Hello everyone!

For today’s inspired by a flag prompt I decided on the Japanese flag!

Inspired by the Japanese flag

Inspired by the Japanese flag

I started out with two coats of White On White from China Glaze as the base. Then using Dragon from Chanel and a thin brush I added the red!

The stamp is plate 02 from Moyou’s Suki collection.

White on white, Dragon and Konad SP Black

White on white, Dragon and Konad SP Black

This is the first time I have used my new marshmallow stamper, it’s such a different technique than using my usual firmer (but still squishy) one!

I think that with a bit more practice, (especially with the amount of polish on the stamping plate, and getting used to squashing my nail into the stamper rather than rolling it over my nail!)  it’s going to be my favorite! 😀

Japanese Flag With Cherry Blossom

Japanese Flag With Cherry Blossom

I really have missed blogging soo much! It’s so nice to have the time to get back to regular posting 😀


21DC2014 Day 24. Inspired By a Book – Frankenstein

31dc2014 inspired by a book frankenstein

Here’s my Inspired by a book mani, I may be cheating a bit by using imagery from the cover, But I honestly couldn’t have come up with anything better than this! lol

Frankenstein - Mary Shelly

Frankenstein – Mary Shelly

The polishes I used are

  • Nails Inc – Leather Effect Noho
  • Revlon – Black Magic
  • Chanel – Dragon
  • E.L.F – Matte Finisher
  • Barry M – Silver Nail Art Pen

red and black frankenstein nails

This is the first time I have used one of the Leather effect polishes from Nails Inc, I really like the subtle texture of this polish but I found the formula to be quite thick and it took ages to dry.

inspired by a book

The red polish is Dragon from Chanel, this polish seems to have turned into my go to red!

For the castle I used a thin brush it paint the image over two coats of black Magic from Revlon, then I added the little windows with the Barry M Silver Nail Art Pen. when it was dry I added the E.L.F matte topcoat.

frankenstein nails

For the lightning and the stitches I used the silver nail art pen, I didn’t add any topcoat so I wouldn’t cover the texture of the leather polish.

frankenstein inspired nail art

31DC2014 Inspired By A Song

I’m going to finish this challenge… Oh I really wish I had more hours in the day! If you have any spare and wouldn’t mind sending them my way I would be really grateful 🙂

Dragon from Chanel

Dragon from Chanel

I have been wearing this mani for 4 days so it’s a bit messy looking :/

the song that I chose for this is by Type O Negative and the track is called Red Water (Christmas Mourning) I couldn’t find an official video but below is a link to the song if you want to have a listen!

Red Water (Christmas Mourning)

Messy Mansion MM11 and MM29

Messy Mansion MM11 and MM29

The polishes I used are

  • Dragon – Chanel
  • Vamp – Leighton Denny
  • Dazzle – Orly
  • Black Magic – Revlon
  • Black – Konad Special Polish
  • Seche Vite

And the stamping plates I used, HD03 and HD05 along with Messy Mansion MM11 and MM29

Leighton Denny Vamp and Orly Dazzle for the details

Leighton Denny Vamp and Orly Dazzle for the details

Starting with 2 coats of Dragon, using Vamp I used the wave image from MM29 for the red water background, I did find that the Leighton Denny polish dried really quickly on the stamper so getting it onto my nails was a little bit of a challenge!

The gravestones are on Plate HD03and the little coffins are from plate MM11 I used Konad SP black for those. Then using Black magic and a tiny brush I (badly) painted on the Mistletoe, for the berries I used my smallest dotting tool and Dazzle from Orly, I also used this polish for the snow flakes, they are all images from plate HD05! And finished it off with a coat of Seche Vite!

Then I spent 4 days rushing about doing stuff, a lot of stuff… most of it involved mud, pastry, poorly pets and filthy water, but luckily not all at the same time!

31dc2014 day 22

My nails usually look this chipped after one day! But 4 days! my nails had even grown a bit, which made the shrinking and cracking from the Seche Vite around the base of my nail really obvious! But never mind 🙂

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