Here are my Valentines day nails for todays got polish challenge! I have to say I’m really not into the whole Valentines day thing, I find it all far to commercialized and a bit cheap… But enough of me grumbling lol!
Valentine’s Day Nail Art
I started out by making the little stamped decals using Bundle monster BM-401, for the stamping I used Konad special polish in black. Then color club ulterior motive for half of the hearts and Maybelline Flash Cosmic with a coat of Barry m shocking pink over the top for the rest.
Valentine’s Day nail art
While I was waiting for my decals to dry I used Sinful Colors Bubbly and Barry m shocking pink to create a sponged gradient, Bubbly is a polish from my unused pile along with the Maybelline glitter polish. Then I stamped with China Glaze Cosmic Dust using Moyou Pro Collection XL plate 04 for the leopard print. I used topcoat to stick on the decals, and added a few dots of Ulterior motive. then another layer of top coat to even it all out!
Valentine’s Day Nails
This didn’t turn out quite how I was expecting! But for pink and girly it’s not that bad….
Remember to have a look at the GOT polish Pinterest page for more Valentine’s Day nail art!
I have some subtle grey and silver nails today, they actually turned out to be a lot more subtle than I was expecting!
I started out with three coats of Pelican Grey from China Glaze, It’s a lovely pale grey with a slight silver shimmer, then I used Cosmic Dust which is also from China Glaze, to create the gradient and stamp the accent nail.
My camera was actually behaving today! so here is a bonus close up of the stamping 🙂
The plate I used is from Messy Mansion MM16 it is available here.
I finished it off with a coat of Seche Vite.
I’m so not used to not having bright colours and black on my nails that my hands don’t look like my own oO I’m not sure that I like it lol
It’s my birthday today! Yay! 😀
As I didn’t (as ever) get a pet dragon as a birthday gift, (it’s not like I don’t keep asking,)
I shall have dragon inspired nails instead! 😀
My Birthday Dragon Nails!
I started with two coats of Black Magic from Revlon. I used Cosmic Dust From China Glaze for the stamping. I keep saying to myself that I really should get the rest of the polishes from the China Glaze Holographic collection, but for some reason I keep forgetting they are so wonderful for stamping!
The images are from the Scaly Things MM21 plate by Messy Mansion, and I finished it with a coat of Seche Vite.
I like these dragon nails! I really want to do this but with a green glitter polish as the base colour 😀
Because it’s my birthday I’m going to go have cake for breakfast! 😀
I’m really enjoying trying out new (to me) nail art techniques, I realized that by only doing nail stamping I was missing out on loads of other fun nail art stuff! So here is another first for me, Waterfall nails!
Silver Waterfall Nails
I used, Deborah Lippmann – Modern Love, Deborah Lippmann – Hit Me With Your Best shot, Sinfulcolors – Time Off, Illamasqua – Snap, Nails Inc – Old Bond Street, Barielle Shades – Night Moves and China glaze – Cosmic Dust.
I started with a base colour of Modern Love from Deborah Lippmann, starting with the darkest colour using a fine brush, I painted on the stripes, making sure that each colour has stripes of different lengths.
It took quite a while to finish but I really love how this turned out! and I’m going to be trying this again with different colours! 😀
Earlier on there was a thunderstorm almost directly above where I live! Woohoo! Inspiration! 😀 So here are my Lightning strike nails
Lightning Strike Nail Art
I used Greige Gardens and Ivory skull both from Sally Hansen, Black on Black from Sinfulcolors, Baptiste from Illamasqua and cosmic dust from china glaze!
I started out with a coat of Black on Black, then sponged the dark purple Baptiste making sure not to cover the whole nail, after that had dried I used Greige gardens and Cosmic Dust to give the impression of clouds.
For the lightning I used Ivory Skull and a fine brush!
then sponged in a tiny bit more of the white Ivory Skull over the lightning, which worked perfectly up until my little finger nail I think the sponge must have dried out too much or I pressed to hard…
I really love how this looks and I will try this again, maybe with blues and greys or different shades of silver or red and black for Halloween!
Gradient Zebra Nail Art!
For this I used a base of two coats Black on Black from Sinfulcolors, for the gradient I used Cosmic Dust from China Glaze, followed by a coat of Seche Vite.
The stamping plate I used Is from Moyou, it’s plate XL 04 from the Pro Collection, I used Konad SP in black for the print. And I finished it all off with one more coat of Seche Vite
Zebra Gradient Nail Art
I really love how this turned out 😀