Hey Everyone! 😀
After all the Halloween craziness I realized that my brain and my nails needed a bit of a rest, so for the past few days I have been wearing this very neutral gradient!
There is a little tip wear but it’s surprisingly not too bad, especially seeing as I have been scrubbing fish tanks and gardening!
I used three polishes for this, Modern Love from Deborah Lippmann, Snow Me White from Sinful Colors, and Illamasqua Matte Topcoat.
Today I have a review of some French Tip Guides kindly sent to me from Born Pretty.
Deborah Lippmann Modern Love, Rimmel Space Dust Aurora and Tip Guides from Born Pretty Store
For this I used Deborah Lippmann Modern Love, Rimmel Space Dust Aurora and of course the Tip Guides!
These guides are really good quality, just sticky enough to adhere nicely to the nail with out being so sticky they take off the polish underneath. I decided to really test them by using the guides over the textured glitter polish… Amazingly there was no polish bleeding under the tape!
French Tip Guides
You can find the guides I used here Born Pretty Tip Guides
I decided on some neutral colors as I’ve been using so many dark and metallic polishes lately I really needed a change!
Textured Glitter Polish
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Black Lace Birthday Nails
It’s my Birthday! Woo! 🙂 So here’s a little post to show you what’s on my nails today! 🙂
This is Modern Love From Deborah Lippmann stamped with one of the lovely lace images from Messy Mansion plate MM44.
Modern Love has to be one of my favorite nude creme polishes!
You can find the Messy Mansion Plate Here.
Deborah Lippmann Modern Love
I think i’m going to spend the rest of today shopping, eating cake until I feel a bit sick and seeing my lovely family! 🙂
Hey! Here are my Tribal nails for day 16!
I wanted something quite neutral for today, so I used Modern Love from Deborah Lippmann as the base colour.
Tribal Print Nails
For the pattern I used two nail art pens from Barry M, a black one and a silver one. I drew the black parts of the patterns first, then added the silver after! It was surprisingly easy to create the pattern!
Tribal Print Nail Art
This is the first time I have tried a tribal print mani, I like it, I think that if I had done the tribal print over all of my nails I think it would be a bit much, but as an accent nail I think it works really well! 😀
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! 😀
As I was still feeling grumpy over having to cut my nails right down, I decided that the only way to make myself was to buy some more nail polish 😀
Deborah Lippman Polishes
The colours are black which is called ‘Hit Me With Your Best Shot’, the Nude is ‘Modern Love’ and the Blue Glitter is ‘Across The Universe’.
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
This is a really lovely colour, I was surprised that it is actually a frost finish rather than a metallic, the formula is lovely if a little thin, very fast drying, which is lucky as this was four coats.
Modern Love is a really nice nude colour, It has an almost grey tone, which I really love as I find most nude shades to be to pink or peachy. The Formula for this polish is fantastic, it is creamy with out being to thick, and flows easily from the brush, it’s really well pigmented and this took two coats.
Across The Universe
Across the universe is a lovely dark blue jelly polish with green and light blue hex glitters and mid blue micro glitters. I will recommend at least two coats of base coat with this one, the glitters seem to be extra sticky and it was a pain to remove, even with the foil method! But it’s worth it as this polish is lovely! I used three coats. The amount of glitter in this polish means it is easier to dab the polish onto the nail rather than to use longer strokes.
I have to say that I am feeling a bit better about my short (er) nails now!