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Happy Skulls!

Hello! ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Glitter Skulls

Happy Glitter Skulls

These little skulls definitely look happy or at least very pleased with themselves! ๐Ÿ™‚

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

I stamped with Konad Special Polish in Black using the skull image from Messy Mansion MM22. and you can find that right here!ย  Messy Mansion MM22

Messy Mansion MM22

Messy Mansion MM22

 


Chanel Swatches!

Hallo! ๐Ÿ™‚

After my last post I realized that I haven’t shown my Chanel polishes nearly enough love lately, so here they are in all their glory! ๐Ÿ˜€

I have had these for quite a while so the bottles are looking a little on the “well loved” side… But if you are anything like me then that shouldn’t matter too much as it’s the scrummy insides that you want lol!

Chanel Black Satin

Black Satin

This is Black Satin, it’s probably the blackist black nail polish I own, this is two coats over base coat, but you could easily get away with one!

Chanel Black Satin 219

Black Satin

The formula is wonderful, creamy, self leveling and with the slightly longer bristles in the brush it really is one of the easiest black polishes to apply!

This intense red polish is called Dragon.

Chanel Dragon

Dragon

Dragon is a bright red cream, the formula is just as wonderful as Black Satin. This is also two coats, for some reason I completely forgot to wrap my tips Ooops!

Chanel Dragon 475

Dragon

This one is called Black Pearl.

Chanel Black Pearl

Black Pearl

It’s a shimmery dark silver grey, I find the formula for this polish to be a tiny bit thinner than the others, it wasn’t difficult to apply, just not as easy as the others.

I applied three coats, I really like the subtle iridescent shimmer in this polish, It makes the polish slightly different, and maybe a bit more special than all the other dark silver shimmers polishes out there!

Chanel Black Pearl 513

Black Pearl

This bright pink cream is called Splendeur.

Chanel Splendeur

Splendeur

This applied polish in one coat! the coverage is amazing! Splendeur is a fabulous pink, it’s almost a neon but still really glossy.

Chanel Splendeur 217

Splendeur

This is Paradoxical, it’s one of my favorites!

Chanel Paradoxical

Paradoxical

This is a lovely warm grey with a purple iridescent shimmer. this took two coats to be opaque and dries really quickly!

Chanel Paradoxical 509

Paradoxical

This is the classic Rouge Noir

Chanel Rouge Noir

Rouge Noir

Out of all of these polishes this was the most tricky to apply. The formula is slightly sheer/almost a jelly so this took three coats to be opaque, the colour is a lovely dark wine red and it’s incredibly glossy.

Chanel Rouge Noir 18

Rouge Noir

The last polish is Vendetta

Chanel Vendetta

Vendetta

This is a stunning dark purple, and the formula is amazing, it only took one coat and dried in about 60 seconds!

It was really difficult to capture the intense purple shimmer with my camera, it looks so much better in real life!

Chanel Vendetta 483

Vendetta

Vendetta, Paradoxical and Black Satin are definitely my favorites from my little collection of Chanel polishes!

I just have to keep telling myself to stay away from the Chanel counters when I’m out shopping just in case I “accidentally” buy all of them!

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GOT Polish Challenge – Over a Black Base

Hi! ๐Ÿ˜€

Today’s prompt for the Got Polish Challenge is “Over a black base”

Chanel black satin with sally hansen nail prisms

Chanel Black Satin with Sally Hansen Nail Prisms

So how could I not dig out some of my favorite polishes of all time!

Nail Polish

Black satin from Chanel is with out a doubt one of the best black nail polishes ever! the formula is still glorious (I have had this bottle for around 3 years now)

The other polish, poor thing, it’s looking rather well loved, is Turquoise Opal from the Nail Prisms range by Sally Hansen. These where first released back in 2002! I have owned this bottle for at least 7 years!

Lovely, lovely striping tape

Lovely, lovely striping tape

I used one thin coat of Black Satin, then a coat of Seche Vite, when it was dry I applied two strips of striping tape, and carefully added a thin coat of Turquoise Opal.

Then I removed the tape with tweezers and added another coat of Seche Vite.

Turquoise Opal From Sally Hansen

Turquoise Opal From Sally Hansen

This mani is more topcoat than nail polish! ๐Ÿ˜€


31DC2014 Day 6 Violet

Purple Waterfall Nails

Purple Waterfall Nails

Here are my violet/purple nails for day 6

For this waterfall mani I used

  • China Glaze – Bizarre Blurple
  • Illamasqua- Faux Pas
  • Max Factor – Fantasy Fire
  • Color Club – Secret Agent
  • Sally Hansen – Ruby Sapphire
  • Sinful Colors – Mauve
Purple Waterfall

Purple Waterfall

I started with a base of two coats of Mauve from Sinful colors, then I added the other purple colored polishes with a thin nail art brush.

I really like waterfall nails, it really is such an easy (if a little time consuming) technique ๐Ÿ™‚

Purple

Purple


Pastel Galaxy Ruffian Nails! (almost a disaster)

Purple Pastel Galaxy Ruffian Nail Art

Pastel Purple Galaxy Ruffian Nail Art

I decided to have a try at a pastel pink and purple galaxy mani, I thought it would be nice to try using some “spring time” colours than black lol!

So I sponge my galaxies add my stars and my glitter, tidy up my fingers and add my topcoat. It was quite late so I decided to go to bed and photograph my nails in the morning (hopefully with some sunshine)

The next day (after my second cup of coffee when I was feeling slightly more human) I noticed it…ย  Epic shrinking, I honestly haven’t seen anything like it! The polish had shrunk round the edge of my nail but not from the free edge oO

The base colour was still exactly where I had applied it and so was the topcoat! The only way I can think of to describe it is like a sandwich without enough filling! I really should have taken a picture!

After staring at it for a while I realized that I could try removing the flappy bits of topcoat and paint round the edges to make a (almost) ruffian mani.

Purple Ruffian Galaxy Nails

Purple Ruffian Galaxy Nails

The polishes I used:

  • Barry M – Blueberry.
  • Sally Hansen – Good To Grape.
  • Barielle Shades – Stardust.
  • Barry M – Shocking Pink.
  • Maybelline – Lilac Charm.
  • Seventeen – Pinking Shear.
  • Sinful Colors – Cinderella.
  • Sally Hansen – Lavender Envy.
  • Illamasqua – Baptiste.
  • Barry M – Pink Flamingo.

I started off with a couple of coats of Blueberry, which is a really pretty pale blue cream.

I added a few drops ofย Good To Grape,ย Shocking Pink, Lilac Charm, Pinking Shear and Pink Flamingo onto a plastic box lid (they are great for mixing polish)ย  I then used a small bit of sponge and some tweezers to dab the polish into my nails.

When that was dry I did the same with Cinderella and Lavender Envy, I applied three iridescent stars to each nail and painted on a little bit of stardust, when it was dry I applied Color Club topcoat.

Purple Ruffian Galaxy Nails

Purple Ruffian Galaxy Nails

Then the shrinky doom happened!

I used a nail art brush and pure acetone to remove the flappy edges of the nail polish, Then using a very tiny brush I used Baptiste to fill the gap! Cleaned up my cuticles and the rescue was complete!

Purple Ruffian Galaxy Nails

Purple Ruffian Galaxy Nails

I think I managed to rescue this reasonably well! I’m just wondering, has anything like this shrinking ever happened to your nails?


Sparkly Blue Water Marble!

I actually had some time to do some nail art! Yay! ๐Ÿ˜€ So here is a very sparkly water marble!

Sparkly Blue Water Marble

Sparkly Blue Water Marble

The polishes I used are

  • White on White – China Glaze
  • Tempest – China Glaze
  • Thinking Of Blue – Sally Hansen
  • Dive Deeper – Sally Hansen
  • Sparkling Silver – No7
  • Topcoat – Color Club

I started with a coat of White on White, when that was dry I taped my fingers and started on the water marble. I started with two drops of Thinking of Blue, Tempest then Dive Deeper, followed by two rounds of one drop of each polish in the same order (if that makes any sense)

I created the petal pattern by dragging the polish out from the center with a tooth pick, and then back from the outside to the center between the petals.

After I dipped my nails, waited a bit for them to dry and cleaned round my cuticles I added a coat of Sparkling silver then I finished it off with my top coat!

Sparkly Blue Water Marble

Sparkly Blue Water Marble

I really do like how my middle finger turned out! ๐Ÿ˜€


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