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31DC2014 – Day 13 Animal Print

A little bit late, but here are my animal print nails for day 13!

Zebra Print Nails!

Zebra Print Nails!

I have to say that this looks much better in real life! My nails look very washed out in these pictures.

I started with A couple of coats of Shabby Drab from Color Club, Purple toned grey polishes make me very happy! and this one is no exception! πŸ˜€

The stamping plate is Pro Collection XL 04 from Moyou. I used some more Shabby Drab along with a couple of drops of Artemis from 2True for the stamped images, It was quite difficult to see what I was doing with the gradient, the 2True polish sunk under the Color Club so I couldn’t tell how much purple I had picked up!

Purple Grey Zebra Nail Art

Purple Grey Zebra Nails

I’m definitely going to try this again, probably with a leopard print, or snake print… Thinking about it I don’t think I have ever used my snakey stamps… I really have to do something about that! πŸ˜€


Pink Spotty Nails!

While I was going through my nail art box I found my dotting tools and realized that I haven’t used them for ages, so today I have pink spotty nails to show you! πŸ™‚

Color Club Hot like Lava With Orly Liquid Vinyl dots.

Color Club Hot like Lava With Orly Liquid Vinyl dots.

I started with two coats of Hot Like Lava from Color Club, it’s such a bright metallic pink! The weather it horrid today all grey and raining so I wanted something bright πŸ™‚

Hot like Lava applied really smoothly and it dries really quickly, the only problem I found with it is the visible brush strokes but the dots cover those πŸ™‚

I used a medium sized dotting tool and Liquid Vinyl from Orly, I used this one because it takes a bit longer to dry than my other black polishes so I had a bit longer to play before it went all thick and stringy!

Color Club Hot like Lava With Orly Liquid Vinyl dots.

Dotty Nails

Unfortunately this really suffered from the dreaded Seche Vite shrinkage :/ but it’s cute and spotty so I don’t mind too much!


GOT Polish Challenge – Orange!

I don’t really like orange nail polish, so I don’t have that many (by not many I actually only own two and I got those recently)… so I used the most orangey colours I have that meet the rules for the GOT polish challenge!

GOT Polish Orange Water Marble

GOT Polish Orange Water Marble

I used Roguish Red from China Glaze… it’s a very orangey red, it’s probably why I haven’t used it very much, it being to orange, it’s from the 2012 Halloween collection. The other polish I used is called East Austin and that’s from Color Club, it’s a light bright pinky orange, and it’s been sitting unused in my nail polish box for quite a while!

I tried out a lot of techniques with these polishes and none of them worked well, both of these polishes are rubbish for stamping, then I tried a gradient but the color club polish ate my sponge oO so that was a massive fail, and the polishes on their own aren’t orangey enough… I was about to give up on the challenge for this week.

Roguish Red - China Glaze, East Austin - Color Club

Roguish Red – China Glaze, East Austin – Color Club

I’m so glad that I decided to give water marbling another try! This is my second successful water marble πŸ™‚ and I’m so glad that it worked so well!

I may have forgotten to tape up my fingers… So the clean up was an absolute pain lol!

Orange Water Marble Nail Art

Orange Water Marble

the challenge for this week was a pain in the butt for me but it turned out well in the end πŸ™‚ I just hope that the polishes I used are orangy enough!

Golden Oldie Challenge

Don’t forget to have a look at the GOT polish Pinterest page. you can find that right Here.


Black and Blue Gradient… Or The Unfinished Nails!

Something rather strange happened today… I was planning on creating a stamped gradient but I did the sponging and my nails where so pretty that I just couldn’t bring myself to stamp over them! oO

Blue Black Gradient

Blue Black Gradient

I started with two coats of Black Magic from Revlon, and made the gradient with Sally Hansen Diamond Strength in Pure Midnight and Cold Metal from Color Club.

It’s so shimmery and sparkly! πŸ˜€

Blue Black Gradient

Blue Black Gradient

I think this is a case of less is more!


Pink and Purple Cherry Blossom! Moyou Stamped Decal Nail Art

I have been making stamped decals again! πŸ˜€ this time I used images from two of my Moyou plates, 01 and 02 from the Suki Collection.

The polishes I used!

  • Barielle Shades – Grape Escape
  • Color Club – Ulterior Motive
  • Revlon – Sweet Revenge (the pink one from the duo)
  • Barry M – Shocking Pink
  • Sally Hansen – Ivory Skull
  • Revlon – Calla Lily
  • Konad Special Polish – Black
  • Color Club – Topcoat
Pink and Purple Cherry Blossom

Pink and Purple Cherry Blossom

I started off by making the flowers, you can find how I made them here.

I used Grape Escape and sponged on a little Ulterior Motive on the tips as the base colour, when that was dry I applied the flowers using the Color Club Topcoat like glue! πŸ˜€

When that was all dry,Β  I applied a couple more coats of topcoat to seal all of my decals in! In some places on my nails there must be at least 6 layers of polish, it feels really thick like Gel! It took ages to dry, about half an hour :/

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

I really liked making the cherry blossom decals, even tho the tiny flowers where a bit fiddly to paint! The time it took to get them all on my nails was rather a lot longer than I would have liked, then getting them to stick was a pain! I think that it’s because I made them to thick, but I’m going to have to try out some other clear polishes to find the best one for decal making! πŸ˜€

This is still quite a new technique to me, practice makes perfect and all that! πŸ˜€


Pink Panda! Stamped Decal Nail Art.

The weather has been so horrid recently, all grey and miserable. So I decided that painting some bright sparkly nails would cheer myself up!Β  πŸ˜€

Pink Panda Nail art

Pink Panda Nails ( and yes my hand is upside down)

I don’t think that you could get much more bright and sparkly than this! πŸ˜€

I started by making the Pandas using the Stamping Decal technique, using Bundle Monster Plate BM-424. Using Konad special polish black and Sally Hansen-Ivory Skull along with my Color Club topcoat.

While they where drying I applied two coats of Essie-Tour De Finance, followed by one very thin coat of No7- Sparkling Silver, I only have a tiny bit left and this polish was discontinued years ago (cries) but I have found the closest Polish like it, Fairy Dust from China Glaze!

Pink panda and Bamboo Nails

Podgy Panda On My Thumb

I used more of the top coat to stick the Decals to my nails, lucky it’s not a fast drying one, as I had to poke them around a bit to get them into the right place! And then squash them a bit to get an annoying bubble out from underneath :/

The Bamboo image was also on Bundle Monster Plate BM-424 and again I used Konad SP in black.

I still haven’t found a better black stamping polish than the Konad one. I know that Moyou have recently brought out a range of stamping polishes but I haven’t seen any good reviews :/

Panda Nails

Panda Nails

I finished them all of with another coat of Color Club topcoat. Amazingly it covered up all the little crinkles and fingerprints from my poking and squishing!

After having a play about with the stamping decal technique I really think it’s something I’m going to be doing a lot more of! It’s so much fun and it’s really opened up a whole new dimension to using stamping plates! I might even write a tutorial about it… But I think I need a bit more practice first! πŸ™‚


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