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31DC2014 -Day 25 – Inspired By Fashion

Hallo! For day 25 of the (am I ever going to get this finished) 31DC2014 challenge, I have chosen this rather amazing dress from the Fall/winter 2014 collection from Alexander McQueen!

Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2014-2015

Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2014-2015

The whole collection is rather amazing! you can find more of the collection here

Anyway on to the nails!

Inspired By Fashion

I used Tickle My French-y from O.P.I for the nude base then the Black is Twilight from Filthy Gorgeous, and the white is Ivory Skull from Sally Hansen.

I have to admit that I’m not amazingly happy with how this turned out, It looked a lot closer to what I had imagined before I applied the top coat, the brush strokes gave it a lot more of a textured almost fuzzy look, rather than my nails looking a bit like moldy strawberries lol!

31DC2014 Inspired By Fashion

I started out with 3 coats of the O.P.I polish, it’s a lovely colour that I won in a giveaway along with 3 other O.P.Is 😀 I’ll post swatches and a proper thank you to the lovely lady who ran it when I eventually finish this challenge!

Then using a thin brush I painted on the zig-zag pattern and started to fill in the rest of my nail with the black, then I added the white in wiggly lines…

I’m annoyed that I didn’t think to take photographs before adding the top coat :/ but I had to take this off quite quickly because of having a job interview so I had to have slightly more sensible nails!

Inspired By Fashion

Even though this didn’t turn out as well as I had hoped (I’m going to blame the fact that I’m dreadfully out of practice) It’s not that terrible, I think this would look nice with replacing the white with a bright colour, maybe a neon blue or purple!

Moyou Nails Review!

Hi everyone! Today I have a review post for you, I had hoped to get this done last week but I ended up going away for work so I didn’t have the time. Booo!

Here are some rather lovely things from Moyou Nails!

These items where all sent to me for my honest review!

This is What The Lovely People At Moyou Nails Sent Me For Review

This is What The Lovely People At Moyou Nails Sent.

The package included

  • White stamping polish (my choice of colour)
  • Silicone stamper
  • Plastic scraper
  • Two image plates 101 and 103 (my choice of plates)
  • And the summer 2014 catalogue
Plates 101 and 104

Plates 101 and 103

Here are the stamping plates, they are 5.5cm across and have a paper backing, they are really nicely finished with no sharp edges and the etching looks very crisp and feels like a good depth.

Moyou Nails Stamper

Moyou Nails Stamper

Here is the (rather messy) stamper (I really should get a lint roll).

The stamping head is the same size as the large end of the Konad double ended stamper, I did find that the Moyou stamper is slightly firmer than the Konad one. It needed no preparation and it picked up the images really cleanly.

Glittery Owls

Glittery Owls

The first plate I tried is 101, look at those cute little owls!

The base polish is Skyscraper from China Glaze, I wanted to use a dark polish just to see how well the white stamping polish really works and as I was already wearing this polish and I thought it would be good to practice on, but it turned out so well I decided to keep it! 😀

I have to say I was not disappointed with the stamping polish! I’ve only ever used standard polish for stamping in white until now, so I don’t actually have anything to compare this with, but the difference is remarkable! 😀 I think I’m going to have to try a few other colours from the stamping polish range! 😀

Glitter Owls using Moyou Nails Plate 101

Glitter Owls using Moyou Nails Plate 101

The second plate I chose is plate 103, I decided to try the zebra print design.

Moyou Nails Review Zebra Tips

Moyou Nails Review Zebra Tips

It turns out that french tip stamps are probably the most difficult kind of stamp to get lined up and stamped evenly, and this was my third attempt, as I have quite a pronounced c-curve to my nails I found it was very difficult to use the firm stamper so I ended up using my purple squishy stamper for this mani.

The base colour I chose is Yummy Mummy from Butter London and the black on the tips is Twilight from Filthy Gorgeous.

I used tip guides to get the lines sharp with the black polish, then a thick coat of Seche Vite for a smooth surface to stamp on.

I found it much easier to line up the image by pressing my nail onto the stamper rather than the other way around!

Zebra French Tips

Zebra French Tips

This is the first time I have used products from Moyou Nails and I have to say I am impressed with the quality of plates and the lovely stamping polish!

Here is the Website for Moyou Nails if you would like to have a look at their other lovely things.

And you can find the facebook page right Here!


31DC2014 Day 20 Water Marble!

water marbled

water marbled

Here are my water marble nails for day 20! 🙂

I decided that I wanted a glittery water marble. but it turned out to be more of a challenge than I thought…

 glittery water marble

glittery water marble

The glitter polish I wanted to use wouldn’t work, it’s too thick and heavy, so after some swearing and spilling nail polishy water over my kitchen, I instead used it as the base colour and made the water marble with a sheer sparkly purple and black, I think it worked quite well!

The polishes I used are

  • Moon Walking – Rimmel
  • Filthy Gorgeous – Twilight
  • Purple Diamond – Sinful Colors
  • Seche Vite

Originally I was going to use a clear polish but my bottle has vanished oO

purple water marble

purple water marble

I’m really happy with how my thumb nails turned out! One day I’ll manage to get the same marbleyness on each nail! 🙂

But I suppose I had better take it off and start on tomorrows nails! 🙂

31DC2014 Day 12 Striped Nails

Black and Green Striped Nails Filthy Gorgeous Twilight Color Club Kissy

Black and Green Striped Nails

Day 12 Striped Nails! I decided on another simple mani for this one 🙂

Black and Green Striped Nails Filthy Gorgeous Twilight Color Club Kissy

Stripy Nails

I started out with two coats of Kissy from Sinful Colors, Kissy is a really pretty teal jelly with loads of gold iridescent glitter.

When the teal polish was dry, one nail at a time I stuck on the striping tape and added a coat of Twilight from Filthy Gorgeous, then removed the tape with tweezers while the black polish was still wet.

Then I added a coat of Seche Vite, when it was dry I started on the next nail!

Black and Green Striped Nails Filthy Gorgeous Twilight Color Club Kissy

Filthy Gorgeous Twilight Sinful Colors Kissy

I do like stripy nails like this, I just wish they didn’t take as long 🙂

31DC2014 Day 5 Blue

turquoise  Nails

Turquoise Nails

After having a quick hunt about on the interwebs for blue nails trying to get some inspiration I came across loads of pictures of Turquoise gem stone nails, and this is my attempt at them! 🙂

For this I started with two coats of Air-kiss from Filthy Gorgeous which is a lovely mid blue cream.

Turquoise  Water Spotted Nails

Turquoise Water Spotted Nails

Then when it was dry I used cling film (saran wrap) to apply Catwalk Couture from Seventeen which is a slightly paler blue cream polish, along with a couple of drops each of Golden from Revlon and Antiquated from Color Club, and a tiny bit of Blue-Topia a dark blue jelly also from Color Club I put them all onto a plate and swirled the polishes around a little then gently dabbed the mixture onto my nails.

Turquoise Nails

Turquoise Nails

Then using Twilight from Filthy Gorgeous (which is also a really good black for water marbling)  I used the water spotting technique to apply the black, and I should probably stop using my expensive perfume to do water spotting, but my nails smell lovely after lol!

Then I used Color Club Topcoat, and unfortunately ended up with a little bit of dragging on my thumb :/

I’m definitely going to be doing this again, hopefully when I can keep my nail art on for longer than 24 hours! 😀

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