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Pick and Mix Blue Flowers

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blue white and silver flowers

blue white and silver flowers

For todays pick and mix challenge I have used both prompts! Pale Blue and Flowers! 😀

blue white and silver flowers

medium size dotting tool

For this look I used

  • Azure – Rimmel London
  • Tea Bird – Filthy Gorgeous
  • Snow Me White – Sinful Colors
  • Oyster Bar – Sally Hansen, Triple Shine
  • Matte Finisher – E.L.F
  • Seche Vite
  • Medium Dotting Tool
  • Fine Nail Art Brush

Over the two coats of azure, I applied Snow Me White to the tips of my nails, then I used Oyster Bar to cover the edge (I didn’t use any tip guides so the lines where a bit wobbly).

For the flowers I used a medium sized dotting tool with some more Azure and Snow Me white, then a little dot of Tea Bird in the center.

I then finished it off with a coat of Seche Vite, then when that had dried a coat of Matte Finisher.

blue white and silver flowers

Azure, Tea Bird, Oyster Bar and Snow Me White

Winter Trees


Winter Tree Nail Art

Winter Tree Nail Art

Just in time for this weeks pick and mix challenge! I decided to go with the glitter topper from this weeks two prompts.

Winter Tree Nail Art Moyou Mother Nature 14

Moyou Mother Nature 14

For this I used

  • Sinful Colors – Cool Grey
  • Barry M – Crystal Glaze
  • E.L.F – Matte Finisher
  • Konad – Black
  • Moyou – Mother Nature Plate 14
  • Seche Vite
Winter Tree Nail Art

Matte Iridescent Glitter

I really love how adding matte topcoat over Iridescent flakie glitter looks like opal! 😀

Patchwork Skin Halloween Nails

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Patchwork Flesh Halloween Nails

Patchwork Flesh Halloween Nails

Today I have some Halloween nails inspired by the… Ummm… Sewing skills of Ed Gein and the fictional Buffalo Bill from Silence Of The Lambs.

Halloween Skin Suit Nails

Skin Suit Nails

  • Butter London – Yummy Mummy
  • O.P.I – Tickle My France-y
  • Ciate – Pocket Money
  • Color Club – Nomadic In Nude
  • Revlon – Emerald City
  • Sinful Colors – Inkwell
  • Color Club – Earthy Angel
  • Barry M – Nail Art Pen Black
  • E.L.F – Matte Finisher
  • Seche Vite

I started out with a couple of coats of Tickle My France-y, then I added the patches of the other nude colours. When it was dry I used the nail art pen to add the stitches then applied a coat of Seche Vite.

Then with a tiny piece of sponge I added a mixture of Inkwell and Emerald City mixed with topcoat over the stitches to give it a bit more of a ‘dried out skin’ look!

Ed Gein Buffalo Bill Psycho Inspired Nails

Ed Gein, Buffalo Bill Inspired Nails


Matte Damask Nails!

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Matte Damask Nail art

Matte Damask Nails

I received my order of a few stamping plates from Born Pretty a couple of days ago and I couldn’t wait to try them out!

My package arrived a lot faster than I was expecting, I ordered four stamping plates, some french tip guides and some random water decals.

The plate I used today is QA90 and you can find it here.

Pelican Gray, Diamond Lurex, matte top coat

Pelican Gray, Diamond Lurex, matte top coat

I used Pelican Grey from China Glaze as the base colour, then added a coat of Diamond Lurex form L’oreal.

For the stamp I used Konad SP Black and my marshmallow stamper.  I followed that with a coat of Seche Vite, and then a coat of E.L.F matte finisher.

I think I have lost any ability I had (if I had any at all lol) to get the images lined up and even across all my nails… I guess I just need more practice! 😀

Matte Damask Nails

Matte Damask Nails

I do love sparkly matte nails! 😀

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

GOT Polish Challenge – Pastel

GOT Polish Pastel

GOT Polish Pastel

Here are my Pastel nails for today’s GOT Polish Challenge!

GOT Polish Part 2

For this I decided to have a try at water spotted nails and it was surprisingly easy! 😀 The Polishes I used are Lathering Lilac which is another of the free ones (that I haven’t used) from Bizzybee and Pink Flamingo from Barry M

I started with two coats of Lathering Lilac, when that was dry I used Pink flamingo for the water spotting. I have to say it’s a really fun technique, loads easier than water marbling!

Then when that was dry I applied a coat of color club top coat, then a final coat of Matte Finisher from Elf

Water Spotted Nails

Water Spotted Nails

Don’t forget to have a look at the GOT Polish Challenge Pinterest Page! 😀

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