The pick and mix prompt I have chosen for today is Camouflage!
I haven’t tried Camo nails before and I actually really like them! It’s a very easy technique so I’m definitely going to be doing this again 🙂
As it’s winter (not that it’s snowing here) I decided on using Arctic Camouflage colours!
Glittery Camo Nails
The polished I used are
- Barielle – Out-Grey-Geous
- Sally Hansen – Midnight In NY
- China Glaze – Pelican Grey
- China Glaze – Galactic Grey
- ILNP – My Private Rainbow
- Seche Vite – Topcoat
I started out with two coats of Out-Grey-Geous, when It was dry I applied Pelican Grey in squiggly lines and splodges with a thin brush, when the pale grey was completely dry I did the same with Galactic Grey, but overlapping the colours slightly. When I had applied the Midnight In NY I thought it wasn’t quite sparkly enough so I added a tiny bit of My Private Rainbow over the black.
It really was, bumpy and uneven by the time I had finished, so I added two layers of topcoat!
Grey, Black and Silver Camouflage Nails
I decided earlier this week that I really have to start going though my pile of untried polishes, as I have far to many!
So here is Solitaire from OPI! This is a pearly white textured polish with silver glitter, I think it looks a bit like snow!
I didn’t use any glue for applying the studs, I just used an orange stick to press them into the wet polish! This won’t last as long as using glue or using a strong top coat to attach them but it seems to work quite well.
There are two things about this polish that I wouldn’t usually like, it’s white and it’s textured, this is why it’s been in my untried pile for so long lol
Now it’s on my nails I think it looks rather festive! 🙂
Black and Glittery Half Moon Nails
Today I wanted stripey sparkly nails! 😀
Lava and Twilight
For this I used two coats of Sally Hansen Lava from the Lustre Shine collection, Filthy Gorgeous Twilight, quite a lot of striping tape and some french tip guides (I used the pointy shaped ones rather than the round ones!)
Even though this took a quite a while, the striping tape was not cooperating, I really like this look, and I’ll definitely have to try this with different colours! 😀
I have some very Autumnal nail art to show you today 🙂
My stoopid back is starting to feel better so now I can actually sit down for long enough to not only paint my nails but to write posts too! 😀
I wanted something bright, cheerful and non hallowe’en (I must be ill lol).
Sally Hansen, Rimmel London and Chanel
The polishes I used for this are
- Chanel – Dragon
- Sally Hansen – Lite
- Sally Hansen – Ruby Stilettos
- Sally Hansen – Ivory Skull
- Rimmel London – Sunny Days
- Rimmel London – Shirley Temple
- Rimmel London – Hot Chilli Pepper
I also used a Make Up Sponge cut into little bits, Konad Special Polish in Black, Stamping plate 14 from the Mother Nature Collection from Moyou and Seche Vite.
A bit of a rubbish photo (my poor camera really hates macro shots) but look at the sparkles! 😀
Orange, Red and Yellow!
I really like this even though it’s mostly orange and yellow! 😀
Happy Glitter Skulls
These little skulls definitely look happy or at least very pleased with themselves! 🙂
I started out with a white base for this I used Ivory Skull from Sally Hansen, then I added a couple of coats of Make a Spectacle from China Glaze. This polish has to be one of my favorite iridescent glitters, it’s made up of medium small and micro glitter in a clear base. So pretty! 🙂
I stamped with Konad Special Polish in Black using the skull image from Messy Mansion MM22. and you can find that right here! Messy Mansion MM22
Messy Mansion MM22
Today I have some more Halloween nails to show you! 😀
Messy Mansion MM11
The polishes I used are
- Barry M – Black
- Seventeen – moonstruck
- Zoya – Kotori
This is a very quick and easy mani! 🙂
After painting my nails with the black Barry M polish, I stamped the Coffin image from MM11 with Moonstruck then using a very thin brush I filled in the coffins with Kotori. Then added a coat of Seche Vite.
Barry M Black, Seventeen Moonstruck and Zoya Kotori
Including the cleanup this took less than 15 minutes! 😀