Purple Stripe Textured Nail Art
It’s Thursday so its GOT Polish Time again! The prompt for today is purple! Seeing as they where already on top of my polish pile I used a couple more of the Sally Hansen Nail Prisms, Burgundy Orchid And Ruby Sapphire.
Look at that colour shift!
I started out with a couple of coats of Ruby Sapphire, Then when it was dry I added the tape, then a thick coat of Black Magic from Revlon then while it was still wet I carefully applied a thick coat of Burgundy Orchid, and very VERY carefully removed the tape.
I did this one nail at a time, I think trying to do them all at once would be a world of sticky tape and polish horror…
Ruby Sapphire and Burgundy Orchid
I’m having to use a hand cream that I don’t really like since I ran out of my beloved Body Shop hemp hand protector… ugh this stuff is so slimy, and bits of fluff keep sticking to me
Anyway I didn’t add any topcoat so the ribbed (for her pleasure *giggles*) texture would be more apparent!
the tape took ages!
I think this is a really fun mani, but it took ages, definitely not something to do if your pressed for time 🙂
Seeing as this is a got polish challenge mani here’s the link to the pinterest page so have a look at all the other wonderful purple nails 🙂
Here’s my Inspired by a book mani, I may be cheating a bit by using imagery from the cover, But I honestly couldn’t have come up with anything better than this! lol
Frankenstein – Mary Shelly
The polishes I used are
- Nails Inc – Leather Effect Noho
- Revlon – Black Magic
- Chanel – Dragon
- E.L.F – Matte Finisher
- Barry M – Silver Nail Art Pen
This is the first time I have used one of the Leather effect polishes from Nails Inc, I really like the subtle texture of this polish but I found the formula to be quite thick and it took ages to dry.
The red polish is Dragon from Chanel, this polish seems to have turned into my go to red!
For the castle I used a thin brush it paint the image over two coats of black Magic from Revlon, then I added the little windows with the Barry M Silver Nail Art Pen. when it was dry I added the E.L.F matte topcoat.
For the lightning and the stitches I used the silver nail art pen, I didn’t add any topcoat so I wouldn’t cover the texture of the leather polish.
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!
Black and white Gradient
Here are my gradient nails for day 10! I decided to go with a very simple black and white with studs for today.
- White On White – China Glaze
- Pure Midnight – Sally Hansen
- Black Magic – Revlon
- L’Oreal – Confettis
- Nail Studs
- Color Club Topcoat
- Makeup Sponge
Black and White Gradient Nail Art
Starting out with a base of white on white, I built up the gradient with Black Magic, Pure Midnight and White on White on the makeup sponge, it took three coats, then I applied a coat of confettis and some topcoat.
Then using a bit more topcoat as glue I stuck the nail studs on!
Black and White Gradient Nail Art