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31dc2014 Day 23 Inspired by a Film

Here are my (Oh I’m so far behind) nails for day 23 I decided give The Birds another try ๐Ÿ™‚ you can find my first the Birds Mani right Hereย .

The Birds

The Birds

the polishes I used are

  • Sally Hansen – Ion
  • Sinful Colors – Co0l Grey
  • Maybelline – Couture Grey
  • China Glaze – White on White
  • Chanel – Dragon
  • Konad – SP Black
  • Barry M – Nail art pen in Black

The stamping plate is MM14 from Messy Mansion

31dc2014 day 23

I started with a really light gradient with the three grey polishes, then I stamped on the the bird images with the konad polish, then when it had dried I used white on white for the next layer of birds!

I used my Barry M nail art pen or the image on my thumb. and for my middle finger I used a little bit of Dragon and a small dotting tool.

The Birds nail Art

Hopefully I’ll have more time for my little blog now that most of the busyness has been dealt with ๐Ÿ™‚

the birds

31DC2014 – Day 13 Animal Print

A little bit late, but here are my animal print nails for day 13!

Zebra Print Nails!

Zebra Print Nails!

I have to say that this looks much better in real life! My nails look very washed out in these pictures.

I started with A couple of coats of Shabby Drab from Color Club, Purple toned grey polishes make me very happy! and this one is no exception! ๐Ÿ˜€

The stamping plate is Pro Collection XL 04 from Moyou. I used some more Shabby Drab along with a couple of drops of Artemis from 2True for the stamped images, It was quite difficult to see what I was doing with the gradient, the 2True polish sunk under the Color Club so I couldn’t tell how much purple I had picked up!

Purple Grey Zebra Nail Art

Purple Grey Zebra Nails

I’m definitely going to try this again, probably with a leopard print, or snake print… Thinking about it I don’t think I have ever used my snakey stamps… I really have to do something about that! ๐Ÿ˜€

Got Polish Challenge -Skittle! Matte Black and White.

For the GOT Polish Challenge this week I have this black and white matte skittle to show you ๐Ÿ™‚

But first here’s a quick recap of the rules!


  • The polish you use should be at least one year old.
  • If you haven’t been a polishaholic that long, you can use the oldest polishes you have.
  • The polish should be previously used, but if you’re stuck, you could free a yearling from Mount Untried.
  • You can use more than one polish as long as it fits the theme and the rules.

I used three polishes for this, (four if you count the matte topcoat) White On White from China Glaze, Barry M Black and Konad SP in Black.

My camera decided that it hated these nails so there’s only one picture today :/

Black and White Matte Skittle

Black and White Matte Skittle

I started off by painting my thumb, index and ring fingers with two coats of the White polish, and my middle and little finger with two coats of the Black

Starting with my thumb, the stamp I chose is from plate MM09 from Messy Mansion, then I applied a coat of my usual topcoat and waited for it to dry.

I used a makeup sponge for the gradient on my index finger, it took two coats before I was happy with the amount of black.

My middle finger was easy, I just applied the white polish with a medium sized dotting tool.

The water marble on my ring finger was a bit of a pain, the black polish was a bit too thick to spread on the water, so I ended up usingย  a little dish to thin some of the polish with a little acetone, I used a striping brush to add drops of it to the water. I’m really happy with how it turned out! all those different shades of grey!ย  My water marble was going so well, until an annoying little bubble that I didn’t notice before I added my topcoat and I ended up dragging some polish across the design. Grr!

I changed my mind on what I was going to do on my little finger. Originally I was going to do something with striping tape but after doing all my other nails I really didn’t feel like doing anything complicated so I just taped over the end of my nail and applied white over the black, I should probably have just removed the black polish and started again but for some reason, I didn’t think of it at the time lol. It took three coats to cover the black, and the edge is a bit fuzzy. but I think it turned out ok! ๐Ÿ™‚

Then I decided that it needed some nail studs so I stuck them on with some more topcoat, when it was dry I applied a coat of Matte. And it was all finished!

Golden Oldie Challenge

Don’t forget to check out the GOT Polish challenge Pinterest page! You can find that right Here

Simple Glitter Placement Nail Art!

Just a quick post today! A really simple glitter placement!

Grey and Black Glitter Placement Nail Art

Shabby Drab With Black Holo Glitter

The base colour is Shabby Drab from Color Club. I really like this creamy warm purpley grey shade! The consistency of this polish is wonderful, it applies like a dream and it’s opaque in two coats!

I’m really being drawn to grey at the moment, I think it might be the weather.

Grey and Black Glitter Placement Nail Art

shiny holo glitters

I love this black holographic glitter sooo much! I applied each glitter with a toothpick, it didn’t take too long at all, just a few minutes per nail! Then I finished it off with a coat of Seche Vite. ๐Ÿ˜€

Swirly Clouds! With Moyou Suki 08

I decided that the Ducato polish from my last post would make a nice base colour for some stamping, and I finally get to use one of my new Moyou plates! ๐Ÿ˜€

I used plate 08 from the Suki collection.

Moyou Suki 08 over Ducato Polish

Suki Collection 08

I’m so glad that the cloud pattern on the plate is big enough for my whole nail, even my thumb! I find that on a lot of the large image/picture plates most of the individual patterns are just too small.

For stamping the clouds I used Lumin-Iceant from Color Club. The range of foil polishes from Color Club are amazing for stamping! ๐Ÿ˜€

The butterflies (I think they look more like bows) are also from the same Suki plate, I used Konad special polish in Black. it was a bit fiddly to clean the stamp up quickly enough before applying them to my nails.

Moyou Suki 08 over Ducato Polish

Moyou Suki 08 over Ducato Polish

I really like the grey/silver combination even tho my camera decided to show more of the blue tones in this polish.

I think that if i redo this mani I’ll use a couple of larger butterflies rather than lots of small ones!

Moyou Suki 08 over Ducato Polish

Moyou Suki 08 over Ducato Polish

Ducato 04 – Nail Polish From Japan

Today I have another lovely Japanese nail polish to show you ๐Ÿ™‚

Ducato Nail Polish 04

Ducato Nail Polish 04

I have no idea what the shade is called other than Color 04!

It is a pretty pale grey cream with a slight purple tint. the bottle holds 10ml.

Ducato Nail Polish 04

Ducato Nail Polish 04

The brush is flat and quite a bit wider than the brushes in the other Japanese polishes I have tried so far.

I found that the formula was a little bit on the thin side, but it has a nice amount of pigment and it flowed very nicely from the brush so the application was very smooth.

This is three coats with no top coat, it dried really quickly and it’s very glossy!

Ducato Nail Polish 04

Ducato Nail Polish 04

I really like the colour of this polish! I think that the purple tint makes the grey seem so much warmer!

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