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Black and Blue Gradient… Or The Unfinished Nails!

Something rather strange happened today… I was planning on creating a stamped gradient but I did the sponging and my nails where so pretty that I just couldn’t bring myself to stamp over them! oO

Blue Black Gradient

Blue Black Gradient

I started with two coats of Black Magic from Revlon, and made the gradient with Sally Hansen Diamond Strength in Pure Midnight and Cold Metal from Color Club.

It’s so shimmery and sparkly! πŸ˜€

Blue Black Gradient

Blue Black Gradient

I think this is a case of less is more!


Pink and Purple Cherry Blossom! Moyou Stamped Decal Nail Art

I have been making stamped decals again! πŸ˜€ this time I used images from two of my Moyou plates, 01 and 02 from the Suki Collection.

The polishes I used!

  • Barielle Shades – Grape Escape
  • Color Club – Ulterior Motive
  • Revlon – Sweet Revenge (the pink one from the duo)
  • Barry M – Shocking Pink
  • Sally Hansen – Ivory Skull
  • Revlon – Calla Lily
  • Konad Special Polish – Black
  • Color Club – Topcoat
Pink and Purple Cherry Blossom

Pink and Purple Cherry Blossom

I started off by making the flowers, you can find how I made them here.

I used Grape Escape and sponged on a little Ulterior Motive on the tips as the base colour, when that was dry I applied the flowers using the Color Club Topcoat like glue! πŸ˜€

When that was all dry,Β  I applied a couple more coats of topcoat to seal all of my decals in! In some places on my nails there must be at least 6 layers of polish, it feels really thick like Gel! It took ages to dry, about half an hour :/

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

I really liked making the cherry blossom decals, even tho the tiny flowers where a bit fiddly to paint! The time it took to get them all on my nails was rather a lot longer than I would have liked, then getting them to stick was a pain! I think that it’s because I made them to thick, but I’m going to have to try out some other clear polishes to find the best one for decal making! πŸ˜€

This is still quite a new technique to me, practice makes perfect and all that! πŸ˜€


Dragon Nail Art For My Birthday! :D

It’s my birthday today! Yay! πŸ˜€

As I didn’t (as ever) get a pet dragon as a birthday gift, (it’s not like I don’t keep asking,)

I shall have dragon inspired nails instead! πŸ˜€

Dragon Nail Art - MM21

My Birthday Dragon Nails!

I started with two coats of Black Magic from Revlon. I used Cosmic Dust From China Glaze for the stamping. I keep saying to myself that I really should get the rest of the polishes from the China Glaze Holographic collection, but for some reason I keep forgetting :/ they are so wonderful for stamping!

The images are from the Scaly Things MM21 plate by Messy Mansion, and I finished it with a coat of Seche Vite.

Dragon Nail Art

Dragon Nails!

I like these dragon nails! I really want to do this but with a green glitter polish as the base colour πŸ˜€

Because it’s my birthday I’m going to go have cake for breakfast! πŸ˜€


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 πŸ˜€ 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? πŸ™‚


Christmas Tree Nail Art

I got a bit carried away with the filing and now I have rather stubby nails! But I have to say it is great to be able to type, use my phone properly and do everything else! πŸ˜€

Cute Christmas Nail Art

Christmas Nails

For the Background colour I used a gradient of Sally Hansen – Dive Deeper, Nina Ultra Pro – French White and Revlon – Calla lily.

For the winter trees I used Revlon – Black Magic and a thin nail art brush.

I used Revlon Matte Suede – Emerald City For the Christmas tree with a little bit of the french white for the snow, the little ornaments I usedΒ  Barry M – Red Glitter and China Glaze – Glitter Goblin, along with my smallest dotting tool.

The snowflakes are a small dotting tool and some more french white.

For the reindeer I used stamping plate HD05 and Konad SP In Black, with a tiny bit of red glitter for his nose, I finished it off with a coat of Seche Vite.

Christmas Tree Close up

Christmas Tree Close up

I don’t do much free hand nail art, I should probably practice a bit πŸ™‚


Bah! Humbug. Red And Black Almost Candy Cane Nails!

I’m not feeling very festive at the moment so I decided that trying a candy cane mani might be a good way to get into the Christmas spirit!

First I tried the traditional red and white candy cane but it looked dreadful :/ I think it’s to do with my skin tone or maybe the white polish had chosen gah!

The Red Glitter polish from Barry M is a fantastic varnish, but it’s a monster to remove. Even with the foil method! But not to be disheartened, even after chasing the glitter around my fingers for what seemed like hours. I started again.

This time with the Black Magic from Revlon as the base colour. To cover the textured-ness of the red glitter I used a thick coat of Seche Vite.

Bah! Humbug.

Bah! Humbug.

It’s really quite vampy but still a tiny bit festive! Or maybe a bit Dennis the Menace Lol!


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