I am so thoroughly not in the mood for “spring” nails! Pastel, pastel shades everywhere!
It’s definitely Spring, the plants are growing, the birds are singing and my cherry tree is covered in lovely flowers.
But I still want to paint my nails black! 🙂
This mani has roses, that’s kind of springtime(ish) yeah?
The gradient is Seance from Illamasqua, and Evil from NYC, the image is from Moyou stamping plate Gothic 03 and Hit The Bottle Black as Night.
I finished it off with a coat of Seche Vite then a layer of Illamasqua matte topcoat.
I realized earlier (while I was doing a spot of gardening) That my nails are to long! This is a bit gross but I could probably grow a decent sized potato from the amount of soil I had to clear out from under them! It’s also becoming increasingly challenging to pick up small things lol!
I almost chopped them all off earlier, but, I thought it would be fun to try some other nail shapes before I do! 😀
Here are my Valentine’s day nails! I have to admit that I’m really lacking in any inspiration for Valentines nail art this year, so this is a rather obvious choice of pink and hearts! 😀
The polishes I used for the gradient are A England Camelot, Color Club Foil Me Once and another Color Club polish called Hot Like Lava. The little hearts are Camelot as the base and Foil Me Once over the top.
Because the hearts where quite pronounced I ended up adding two coats of Seche Vite to flatten it out.
one thing creating this mani has made me realise is, I own way more pink nail polish than I thought… And I should probably use them more often!
My social media feeds have already been inundated with red and pink Valentines day manicures… I have to say I’m really not feeling it!
So… Here are my Gothic Text nails! 😀
I used Bettina – Iron, Sinful Colors – Snow Me White and Revlon – Stiletto for the radial gradient, The text is from Moyou Gothic Plate 04 along with Hit The Bottle – Black.
I was really in the mood for teal nails, but I really couldn’t decide between gradient or stripes, so I went with both! 🙂
The four polishes I used are from Illamasqua,
I also used striping tape, a cosmetic sponge, the little triangle studs and of course Seche Vite top coat.
Ooh some fun news I have a shiny new camera! Yay! It’s a Sony a 5000! So please don’t be to horrified by my dreadful photography while I work out the best camera settings 😀
Here is a rather pretty 3d Nail Shield that has kindly been sent to me for review from Born Pretty
the nail shields are available here Born Pretty Nail Shield the style I’m wearing today is number 20!
The first thing I have to say is that these where sent to me when my nails were quite a bit shorter, they have been in my to do pile for quite some time.
This style of nail shield would be perfect on shorter square nails!
they are really easy to attach to the nail either by pressing one into a thick layer of topcoat (which is what I did) or you could use nail glue if you want them to be even more secure.
One thing about these is that they are quite flat, I do have quite a pronounced c curve, so I actually had to bend it with some pliers so it fitted my nail shape. it only took a couple of seconds to do but if you have curved nails like me it’s something thats worth considering.
I think these are really pretty and they are very easy to apply!
And don’t forget you can use the code RPG10 for 10% off your order at born pretty 🙂
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.