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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 21 Inspired By A Colour – Blue

inspired by not seeing any blue sky for a while

inspired by not seeing any blue sky for a while

Inspired by a colour…

For this I chose a colour I haven’t seen for a while, Sky blue! It has been really wet and cloudy where I live, not very spring like at all!

My first choice for this was going to be purple, I put all of my purple polishes onto my desk (I have a lot more of them than I thought!) and I looked at them, and nothing! not a drop of inspiration! Went and had a cup of tea, glared at the pile of purple polish from the sofa, I’m usually ok at choosing a polish and working what it will look nice with or what kind of pattern it would suit, but clearly not today! :/

I decided to have a break and pottered off to do some gardening, while I was grubbing about in a pot of lilies, I was thinking how nice it would be to have some blue sky!

blue!

blue!

For my sky blue nails I used

  • 17 – Heart Beat
  • Barry M – Blueberry Ice Cream
  • Sinful Colors – Paradise
  • China Glaze – White on White
  • Konad SP – Black
  • Messy Mansion – MM14
  • Seche Vite

This really was very easy, I used the three pale blues for the very subtle gradient, the clouds I used a large dotting tool, and then stamped the birds over the top!

Sky blue nails

Sky blue nails

It’s not purple but I really like it! ๐Ÿ™‚


Bird Cage Nails

I couldn’t resist doing a bit of stamping over Eternal Basic nuru 06 from yesterdays post!

Bird Cage Nail Art

Bird Cage Nails

I used Messy Mansion plate MM14 Which you can find here

For the little birds I used Color club Lumin-Iceant which is a lovely icy blue/silver foil.

I had a bit of trouble with getting the stamp for the cages to work, so I made a stamped decal using Color Club topcoat, Konad Special Polish in Black, and some more of the Lumin-Iceant. I had a bit of trouble sticking the top corner of the decal to my nail but I think that’s just because I made it a bit to thick.

Bird Cage

I really like how this turned out, I have to say I don’t think that I have ever worn a pastel shade for so long lol


Foiled Again! Stamped Peacock Feathers.

Foil Peacock

I started this with a base of two coats of Black Magic from Revlon. For the stamping I used a combination, of Cold Metal (blue), Perfect Mol-Ten (green), Hot Like Lava (pink) and Antiquated (gold) all from the foil range from Color Club.

I put a drop of each polish on the image and and poked them all around with my scraper until the stamping image was covered, before removing the excess, I did mess up a couple of times as I wasn’t quick enough transferring the image to my nail. The Color Club Foil polishes dry really fast, I didn’t even have the chance to line up the image :/

This is the first time I have tried stamping with more than two colours! I really like how it turned out ๐Ÿ˜€ even tho it was a pain to do!

The stamping plate I used is Messy Mansion Birdie plate MM14, which is available here.

Foiled Peacock

Foiled again Peacock

I finished it off with a coat of color club top coat, The top coat is not too bad, it applied nicely and importantly didn’t mess up my stamping and it didn’t shrink…

After writing this I’m starting to think that this top coat might actually be rather good rather than not too bad! Lol.

It’s just I’m so used to using Seche Vite now that any other top coat lacks the thick glassy finish and seems to take for ever to dry! :/ Maybe I should start trying out other brands of topcoat, so is Poshe any good? What about HKgirl? ๐Ÿ™‚


The Birds! Black and Grey Hitchcock Inspired Nail Art!

Messy Mansion Plate mm14

The Birds!

I am still loving my new Messy Mansion plates! ๐Ÿ˜€ I have been wanting the Birdy plate for ages! And it really is as lovely as I thought it would be! ๐Ÿ˜€

You can find this lovely plate here!

As soon as I saw the plate I thought of the 1963 Hitchcock film The Birds! ๐Ÿ˜€

I started with a sponged Gradient using Grey from Barry M and Pumice from Sally Hansen, I let the polish dry a little on the sponge so it would look grainy.

I used black stamping polish from Konad, followed by a coat of Seche Vite, followed by a coat of matte topcoat, I used a coat of SV because my ELF matte topcoat just smears the stamped image really badly (which is why my thumb is hiding!).

Now I think it’s time to file my nails because typing is becoming a bit of a challenge lol! ๐Ÿ™‚


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