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My Favorite Posts Of 2015

Hello! Happy New Year! 🙂

Because I have a foul and horrible cold it looks like I’m not going to be doing anything for new year. Booo! So I’ve decided to cheer myself up a bit by revisiting some of my favorite nail art looks of 2015!

I’m going to start with this Fiery purple Mani!

Purple Flames nail art

This flame filled nail art I created for the Pick and Mix Challenge, I used Sally Hansen HD in Cyber, I’d Melt For You from China Glaze and Konad Special polish in Black.

The stamping plate is MM27 from Messy Mansion.

You can find the original post here

I really like colour changing/ UV reactive nail colours, I think I’ll getting a few (by a “few” I really mean a lot) more next year!

Ruby Wing Gradient

The difference between inside and outside is huge! 🙂 Hehe I even received a couple of messages from people who thought this was two different manicures oO

Ruby Wing Gradient

I used In Your Dreams, Desert Valley and Crowd Surf all from Ruby Wing and the stamping plate is from Born Pretty!

You can find out more about this look here

Next is my Misty Graveyard nails!

Misty Graveyard Nail Art

This mani made me so happy! I do love Halloween! I think I’m going to try and recreate it as some nail polish jewelry!

Here my original Misty Graveyard post

This purple gradient!

Purple and Black Gradient With BN05

If there is a reason for me to love stamped gradients it’s this mani! The stamping plate is from the Bridal Nail Collection from Messy Mansion

You can see all the products I used here

Another stamped mani I loved are these metallic stripy roses

Metallic stripey rose nail art

This was another Mani for the Pick and Mix Challenge! For this I used Artemis (purple) and Aglaia (teal) from the 2true Metallica Collection and all of the striping tape! 🙂 I did try to find a link for where to buy these polishes… But I couldn’t find one, I do hope they haven’t been discontinued as they really are amazing metallic polishes for stamping!

Here is the original post about them

Neko Atsume Nail Art

I couldn’t leave out my super cute Neko Atsume nails! the original post is here and yes I am still playing the game! 😀 and no I haven’t got all the cats yet 😦

Holographic Watermarble

This holographic water marble for your viewing pleasure! The original post is here

Water marbling is still a very hit and miss technique for me, and Ive definitely managed to miss more lol. I should probably practice more 😀

And finally this double stamped leadlight mani! This one didn’t photograph too well but it was so pretty!

Roses!

The original double stamped rose post you can find here

Haha I just noticed that most of these manicures are Purple, Black and Silver! Hmm I wonder what my favorite nail polish colours of 2015 could be…

Since my camera died (that was a bad day) I’ve really felt that my photography has suffered, so on my list of stuff I need is a new camera! I have made my mind up on getting a Bridge camera of some sort, I did have a look at getting a DSLR but I think I have enough stuff to be geeky over already, and going down that route I really can see it becoming a very expensive hobby! 🙂

I’m not really one for new years resolutions, but there are a couple of things that I really would like to do for my little blog, The first thing is my blog layout, I do like the theme I use at the moment, but it’s not exactly what I want, and I definitely want to keep the monochrome colour scheme, as I find really brightly coloured backgrounds really distracting and draw attention away from the images. I haven’t found exactly what I’m looking for, but I’m sure I’ll come across something I like 🙂

Another thing I want to do is to create a blog logo, This is probably something I should have done right at the beginning when I first started my blog, but for some reason I just haven’t sat down and started to design it!  That’s going to be something fun to look forward to doing! 🙂

Last year I was really rubbish at sharing anything to any social media platforms, I only kept up with twitter and G+ because they are automatically posted… Me + Social Media + 2015 = really rubbish :/ But I did finally get round to sorting out my Instagram yay! So next year ( or this year depending on when you are reading this) I’m going to comment more on other bloggers wonderful posts, share more of my work in the lovely nail art groups I’ve joined, possibly do another nail art challenge (but probably not the 31 days tho lol) 😀

I really hope you will/have had a fabulous start to 2016 and that this new year brings you Glitter, Happiness and Inspiration!

xXx

 


Halloween Patchwork

Hello!

halloween patchwork nail art

Just a quick post today, as these nails took way longer than I originally thought!

Here are my Patchwork Halloween nails! I think these are cute and I really think they have a cartoon like look, they’re definitely not scary lol!

halloween patchwork nail art

I used

  • Illamasqua – Omen
  • China Glaze – I’d Melt For You
  • Illamasqua – Alarm
  • Hit The Bottle – Black
  • Illamasqua – Poke
  • Stamping Plate MM22
  • Illamasqua – Scorn
  • Seche Vite

halloween patchwork nail art

😀


Sleepy Owls – GOT Polish Brown

Hello!

Sleepy Owls MM38

Sleepy Owls MM38

Here are my brown nails for the final week of the GOT polish challenge.

I’m not a big fan of brown nail polish, so I only have a very limited number of bottles to choose from! The Brown polishes I used are

  • O.P.I – You Don’t Know Jacques!
  • Revlon – Hot For Chocolate
  • Maybelline – Sugar Crystals
  • Seventeen – Moonstruck
  • Out The Door Topcoat
You Don't Know Jacques! And Hot For Chocolate

You Don’t Know Jacques! And Hot For Chocolate

I started off with a couple of coats of the O.P.I polish, then I stared at it for a while I had no inspiration what so ever… so I added the gradient with Hot For Chocolate, after it was all dry, cleaned up and top coated it was still “meh”

I think the phrase that sums this up is “You can’t polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter!” A thick coat of Sugar Crystals later and it wasn’t looking so nondescript.

The image is from plate MM38 from Messy Mansion, I think the little owls are really cute!

Messy Mansion Plate MM38

Messy Mansion Plate MM38

Don’t forget to have a look at the pinterest board!

🙂


GOT Polish – Copper

Hello! I have some really sparkly polish to show you for the GOT Polish challenge today.

China Glaze Glitter Goblin

China Glaze Glitter Goblin

Glitter Goblin is a really sparkly copper and scattered holo polish! Glitter Goblin is from the 2012 Halloween Wicked collection.

Glitter Goblin with Messy Mansion MM05

Messy Mansion MM05

I used 2 coats of glitter goblin over black, then a coat of SV as the glitter felt quite textured.

The stamp is MM05 from Messy Mansion! and for the image I used Konad special polish in black. I finished it off with another coat of SV.

China Glaze Glitter Goblin

So Sparkly!

Don’t forget to check out the pinterest page 🙂


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! 🙂


I’m Back! 31DC2014 Day 17 Glitter

Hey everyone, I’m back 😀

Sorry it’s been so long since my last post, I have tried to write this a couple of times but my brain just hasn’t been cooperating lol!

I have been super busy! I went to a music festival which was amazing and it was really lovely to catch up with people I don’t see very often. Did a big spring clean of the flat (which I really should finish at some point) and loads of gardening, I have loads of really interesting plants and I really hope they all grow!

Anyway on to the nails! I really should have written posts to be scheduled but for some reason the music festival snuck up on me and I didn’t end up with enough time 😦 but I will carry on with the challenge, even with being really far behind! 🙂

Glitter Nail art Rimmel Shooting Star

Glitter Nails

Here are my glittery nails for day 17.

I used Shooting Star from Rimmel, it’s from the Space Dust collection and it’s a polish that I haven’t tried before, I have to say I think it would look better with some undies.

I applied two coats but it didn’t seem to be quite opaque enough, but this doesn’t really show in the photos. When it was dry it has a slightly gritty texture so I added a coat of Seche Vite to make the stamping a little easier.

Moyou Pro XL 07

Moyou Pro XL 07

The stamped image is from Moyou Pro Collection plate XL 07 I really like this image but I think that it is too big, I do find that quite a lot with the XL plates from Moyou, the full nail patterns are the perfect size for all of my nails but the individual images are just too big :/

The black stamping polish is Konad SP in Black, then I applied another coat of Seche Vite.

Silver shiny glittery nails!

Silver shiny glittery nails!

I’m thinking of investing in a XL squishy stamper, I have the Konad hard double ended (hehe) stamper and the white and purple rectangular ones from Messy Mansion, the rectangular ones are amazing! I love the purple one so much!

Do you use a XL squishy stamper? And is it worth the investment? 😀


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