Textured Zebra Nails
Here are my textured nails for this weeks pick and mix challenge! I decided on the textured prompt for this week, the others are matte and the 60s. I use matte finish a lot (that might be cheating a bit) and my mind went completely blank at 60s lol!
Moyou Pro 04
I managed to break the corners of my index and middle finger nails in a freak cooking accident so I ended up reshaping them… I have to say rounded nails are not for me! I keep thinking they look like spoons or paddles, my poor nails 😦 I think I’m just going to keep them well filed for the next few weeks until they grow back to a shape I like!
Anyway! I used Sugar fix from Sally Hansen Sugar Coat collection as my base for this mani. This is the first time I have used this polish, probably because it’s textured and I’m not really a big fan…
This is two coats, I used Moyou Pro XL 04 for the image along with Konad Special Polish In Black. I have to say the Sugar Fix is an amazing base for stamping over! The zebra print is so sharp!
Sally Hansen Sugar Fix
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Half Moon Nails
Here are my half moon nails for day 18!
For this I used
- Black Magic from Revlon
- Aglaia from 2True
- Konad SP in Black
- Pure Midnight From Sally Hansen
- Seche Vite
Starting with a couple of coats of black magic, I stamped the bottom half of my nail, with Agiaia, I used Moyou Pro plate 05 which is a standard size plate from them, it’s way too narrow and short for me to use as a full nail, but it’s fine to use sideways for half a nail lol!
Then I applied a thin coat of Seche Vite, when that was dry I used ring binder hole reinforcements to mask off the half moons, then sponged on some more Black Magic and removed the sticky rings.
Then for the tips of my nails I sponged on more Aglaia and some Pure midnight, I was going for a gradient but it didn’t really work very well
Then I applied another coat of Seche, waited for it to dry then stamped using the same image, but with Konad SP Black and then a final coat of SV.
Moyou Pro 05
With all of the topcoat I used for this I’m honestly surprised that it didn’t shrink a lot more!
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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! 🙂
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
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!
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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My flowery nails for day 14! For a change I decided to stamp with white polish!
I started with a coat of China Glaze White On White, then I used the cling film technique to apply
- Maybelline – Lilac Charm
- Sally Hansen – Lavender Envy
- China Glaze – Get Outta My Space
- Sally Hansen – Good To Grape
- Minnie Mouse – Pink
I ended up with really pretty pale pinky/purple sparkly nails that looked like marble!
For the stamping I used some more White On White with Pro collection 07 XL from Moyou.
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A little bit late, but here are my animal print nails for day 13!
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! 😀
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 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! 😀
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I am doing the 31 days of Colour nail art challenge! On top of the GOT polish challenge (I must be mad)!
Chanel Rouge Noir Stamped over Sally Hansen Ruby Stilletos
I am doing this challenge along with some very talented people in the NPQ G+ community If you’re not a member I would really recommend joining! 😀
And this is what we’ll be doing
Originally from nail art 101
My red nails for Day 1
I started with a couple of coats of Ruby Stilletos from Sally Hansen. This is a really lovely polish, it’s a bright red with loads of red glitter! The butterflies are from Moyou stamping plate Pro Collection XL 05, using Rouge Noir from Chanel. Then finished it off with a coat of Color Club Topcoat.
The Right way round!
This is the first time I have tried a red on red stamp and I really like the result 🙂
Hmmm what to do for tomorrow’s nails?….
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