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Rainbow Watermarble!

Hallo! 🙂

rainbow watermarble nail art

Today I have this rather fabulous rainbow watermarble to share with you 🙂

Perhaps the planets aligning had something to do with how well this watermarble worked!

rainbow watermarble nail art

Haha not really!

I have finally got my paws on the Color Paints from OPI! and they have the perfect formula for watermarbling! *happy dance*

Oh if only all my attempts at this technique worked so well!

rainbow watermarble nail art

OPI Color Paints I used are

  • Magenta Muse
  • Pen & Pink
  • Primary Yellow
  • Landscape Artist
  • Turquoise Aesthetic
  • Indigo Motif
  • Purple Perspective

The other polishes I used are I’d Melt For You From China Glaze and ILNP My Private Rainbow (L+S)

rainbow watermarble nail art

I had an accident with one of my kitchen draws, which has left me with a nasty split half way down my nail bed on my middle finger, it really hurt and I swore a lot! 😦

The line of tiny bubbles on my middle finger must be from the edge of the glue the on my fiberglass patch repair.

Seeing as this is going to take months to grow out I better invest in a good ridge filling basecoat! So if you have any recommendations please let me know! 😀

rainbow watermarble nail art

I think my favorites from the color paints collection are Magenta Muse, Turquoise Aesthetic and Purple Perspective.

I’m going to have so much fun playing with these polishes! 😀

rainbow watermarble nail art


Purple Glittery Leopard Print!

Hey! 🙂

purple leopard print nail art

This is my first attempt at freehand leopard print! It seems odd that this is something I haven’t tried before, I think it’s because I have quite a few stamping plates with a leopard pattern.

I’m pretty happy with how this turned out, it’s not perfect, and my silver lines are a little bit wobbly, but I think that adds to the charm lol!

purple leopard print nail art

This is the stuff I used,

  • Sinful Colors – Mauve
  • Color Club – The Uptown
  • Chanel – Vendetta
  • China Glaze – I’d Melt Fop You
  • Seche Vite
  • Illamasqua Matte Topcoat
  • Thin Nail Art Brush

purple leopard print nail art

This took less than 10 minutes to finish, I think if I had chosen to do smaller spots it would have taken quite a bit longer. 🙂

I have to say I’m feeling a lot better, I think the horrid ills have finally gone! Yay! 😀

 


Born Pretty Wonderful Scenery Water Decal Review

*Press Sample*

Hello! 🙂

born pretty water slide decal review

Here are some lovely water slide decals that have been sent to me for review from Born Pretty Store

born pretty water slide decal review

These are called “Tribal Style Nail Art Water Decals Wonderful Scenery Printed” (which is a bit of a mouthful!) and you can find them right here

born pretty water slide decal review

I was drawn to these because I like Magpies! As well as being mischievous and very clever, they really are rather pretty!

For the base of this mani I used

  • Sinful Colors – Snow Me White
  • O.P.I – Tickle My France-y
  • Sally Hansen – In A Flash

The decals themselves where really easy to use, they slid easily from the backing paper and didn’t wrinkle up when placed on my nails!

born pretty water slide decal review

These decals are really good quality, and in the pack there are enough for 2 full manicures! 🙂

if you would like a 10% discount on non sale items you can use the code RPG10 at the checkout! 🙂


I’m Still Ill!

Hey everyone!

I'm Ill Nail Art

Ugh I’m still ill! So far this year I have only felt well for around half a day (yeah, I know there have only been six days of this year so far) :/ and it sucks!

So here are some “I’m Ill and feel like poop” nails.

I'm Ill Nail Art

The base colour is Zombie Flesh from Dollish Polish. then I used Plate MM25 along with Hit The Bottle Black for the microbes.

The Bio hazard symbol is from Bundle Monster BM-418 I used Aglaia and Arete both from the 2true Metallica Collection. I did start off trying to line them up, but that didn’t really work.

I finished it off with a layer of Seche Vite then a coat of Illamasqua Matte topcoat.

I'm Ill Nail Art

I’m going to go back to being wrapped up in blankets on my sofa!

I hope you are having a much healthier week than me! 🙂


My Almost New Year Nails!

Hello! I hope you are having a fantastic start to this brand new year!

black and gold glitter gradient

This is the nail design that I was going to be wearing at new year but because I was ill, I ended up not going anywhere other than my sofa and feeling sorry for myself. Boooo!

black and gold glitter gradient

But these nails are so pretty I had to share them with you all! 🙂 So sparkly!

Annoyingly, after only a couple of days of getting better from my last horrible cold,  I seem to be coming down with another one D:

Stoopid germs!

black and gold glitter gradient

The polishes I used for this very sparkly look are Maxxed Out from CrowsToes and Beauty Never fails from A England!

If you’re interested, you can find my swatch of Beauty Never Fails (along with my other lovely A England polishes) Here

I decided on using Beauty Never fails rather than a black cream because of the beautiful greenish gold shimmer running through it, I think it really complements the magnificent sparkles of Maxxed Out.

black and gold glitter gradient

Maxxed Out is quite possibly the sparkliest nail polish I own! It’s one of the lovely collection of polishes I picked up from a blog de-stash from the lovely Debbie over at The Crumpet!

Look at all the holographic glitters! Lots of varying sized hex in different shades of gold, gold glitter and a smattering of quite long bar glitters.

With this super sparkly glitter bomb I was expecting application to be a nightmare but I actually really easy to apply, all the glitters behaved I didn’t have to fish for any of the larger ones, and applied they all laid flat against my nails, the only bits that I moved around where some of the bar glitters.

The first coat of glitter I used a sponge just to add a layer of glitter like a messy french tip, after applying the second coat, with the brush I realised that I really didn’t need to have done the sponge coat at all!

I added one coat of Seche Vite to smooth it out and add a glassy finish, then very carefully filed away the overhanging glitter (some how I forget to file my thumb, I’m going to blame the germs).

black and gold glitter gradient

I’m not usually a fan of gold nail polish, but I really do like both of these! 😀


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

 


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