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Bloody Bats!

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Bloody Bats Halloween Nail Art

Today my Halloween mani is Bloody Bats lol and it’s a combination of water spotting and stamping!

Bloody Bats Halloween Nail Art

I used Ivory Skull from Sally Hansen for the white base, the red is Red-ical Gypsy from Color Club, the bat image is from Moyou Gothic 04 and I used Hit the Bottle in Black, then a coat of Seche Vite and it was all done!

Well after cleaning up it was all done, I don’t know what it is about Red-ical Gypsy, but it really likes to stick to your skin! Getting rid of it took nearly half an hour!

Bloody Bats Halloween Nail Art

😀


Pick and Mix Challenge

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Pick and Mix Brown and Book

Pick and Mix Brown and Book

The prompts for this weeks pick and mix challenge mani are Brown And Book. I really had a hard time thinking of something to combine the prompts!

I decided on trying illuminated manuscript (it’s close enough to a book)!

An illuminated manuscript is a parchment or book where the page is decorated with silver, gold and other dyes.

If your interested here’s the wikipedia page on illuminated Manuscripts. 🙂

Pick and Mix Brown and Book

Moyou Gothic 04

The polishes I used are

  • OPI – Tickle My France-y
  • Sally Hansen – Ivory Skull
  • Revlon – Hot For Chocolate
  • Chanel – Dragon
  • Models Own – 25 Catat Gold
  • Konad – Black
  • Seche Vite
  • E.L.F – Matte Finisher

I also used Moyou Gothic Plate 04 and a Permanent ink pen.

Pick and Mix Brown and Book

Pick and Mix Brown and Book


Autumn Leaves

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Autumn Leaves Nail Art

Autumn Leaves

I have some very Autumnal nail art to show you today 🙂

My stoopid back is starting to feel better so now I can actually sit down for long enough to not only paint my nails but to write posts too! 😀

I wanted something bright, cheerful and non hallowe’en (I must be ill lol).

Autumn Leaves Nail Art

Sally Hansen, Rimmel London and Chanel

The polishes I used for this are

  • Chanel – Dragon
  • Sally Hansen – Lite
  • Sally Hansen – Ruby Stilettos
  • Sally Hansen – Ivory Skull
  • Rimmel London – Sunny Days
  • Rimmel London – Shirley Temple
  • Rimmel London – Hot Chilli Pepper

I also used a Make Up Sponge cut into little bits, Konad Special Polish in Black, Stamping plate 14 from the Mother Nature Collection from Moyou and Seche Vite.

Autumn Leaves Nail Art

Sparkles!

A bit of a rubbish photo (my poor camera really hates macro shots) but look at the sparkles! 😀

Autumn Leaves Nail Art

Orange, Red and Yellow!

I really like this even though it’s mostly orange and yellow! 😀


Happy Skulls!

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Happy Glitter Skulls

Happy Glitter Skulls

These little skulls definitely look happy or at least very pleased with themselves! 🙂

I started out with a white base for this I used Ivory Skull from Sally Hansen, then I added a couple of coats of Make a Spectacle from China Glaze. This polish has to be one of my favorite iridescent glitters, it’s made up of medium small and micro glitter in a clear base. So pretty! 🙂

I stamped with Konad Special Polish in Black using the skull image from Messy Mansion MM22. and you can find that right here!  Messy Mansion MM22

Messy Mansion MM22

Messy Mansion MM22

 


Candy Corn Halloween Nails!

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Candy Corn Halloween Nail Art

Candy Corn

Today I have candy corn inspired nails!

For this mani I used

  • Ivory Skull – Sally Hansen
  • Sunny Days – Rimmel
  • Liquid Vinyl – Orly
  • Black Nail Art Pen – Barry M
  • Hot Chilli Pepper – Rimmel
  • Out The Door Topcoat
  • Nail Tape
  • Make Up Sponge
Candy Corn Nails

Candy Corn Nails

After my first coat of white polish had dried I used Hot Chilli Pepper, Sunny Days and Ivory Skull to create the gradient, it too ages! It took four layers of sponging to get the colours blended nicely.

The orange polish has a lot more pigment than the yellow so I found (out the hard way, this is my second attempt at this gradient the first was a tragic failure,) that only adding around quarter of the amount of orange polish to the sponge was the only way to stop it from spreading too much.

After my gradient had dried I added a coat of Out The Door… I have to admit I’m starting to miss Seche Vite, but that’s something for another post! When that had dried I used striping tape to create the triangular candy corn shape then carefully painted on a couple of coats of Liquid Vinyl and removed the tape!

I used my trusty Barry M nail art pen to curve the tips of the triangles, then finished it with another layer of top coat.

Candy Corn Halloween Nail Art

Candy Corn

This mani also covers one of this weeks prompts for the pick and mix challenge! Which is a three colour gradient, I’ll have to see if I have time to do the other prompt later on this week 🙂




Leadlight Nails!

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Today I have my first attempt at the leadlight technique to show you!

Leadlight Nail art

First attempt at leadlight technique

I started out by making my own Leadlight polishes! I brought a set of 24 mini (5ml) topcoats from Ebay, I had a few umm “issues” with the seller so it took almost a month for me to get them after ordering… Gah!

When they eventually got to me, I mixed a few drops of different coloured polish into each little bottle. I think I need to add a bit more colour to them as I found they are too sheer at the moment. Oh and I really have to invest in some mixing balls, so much shaking to get them mixed it felt like my hand might drop off :/

My Leadlight polishes

Starting from the top, the colours I have mixed so far are, magenta, pink, light blue, yellow, red, dark blue, green, black, dark purple and lavender.

Pink blue and purple lead light nails

pink blue and purple

I used Ivory skull from Sally Hansen as the base colour, then used Konad SP Black for the stamping. The plate I used was one of my new Born Pretty plates, it’s plate QA88 and you can find it right here

After the stamping polish dried I added a coat of Seche Vite, and started colouring in my nails I used the red, dark purple and dark blue polishes… I have to say the leadlight technique is a bit like paint by numbers nail art lol

When it was dry I added some Glitter top coat from Rimmel over the purple, then another thick coat of Seche Vite.

leadlight nails

leadlight nails

Even though my little polishes need a bit more work, I think for a first attempt this didn’t turn out too bad! 🙂


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