Today’s GOT polish challenge is chevron nails!
My first attempt at this was with my Messy Mansion chevron stamping plate, I tried to do a black and white gradient with the stamp in reverse over the top, unfortunately my white polish isn’t so good over black and it all went grey I really like the look and I’ll be trying it with different polishes…
My second attempt was a lot more successful!
Free Hand Chevron Nails
I free handed these! Not a single scrap of tape in sight! I was expecting this to be a horrible mess but I’m honestly really surprised at how well these turned out!
I started out with two coats of White on White from China Glaze, then I used Style Slave from 17 for the first chevron followed by Grey from Barry M, and finally Black On Black from Sinful Colors.
I overlapped the different polishes to make sure the lines where even. Like a very simple fishtail braid mani!
Black White Silver Grey Chevron Nail Art
The oldest polish I used is Style Slave, I must have owned this one for at least 10 years! Barry M Grey I have had for about three years, the Black on Black from Sinful Colors and White on White from China Glaze I haven’t had s as long!
Don’t forget to have a look at the GOT polish pinterest page
Here’s s quick recap of the rules:
- The polish you use should be at least one year old.
- If you haven’t been a polishaholic that long, you can use the oldest polishes you have.
- The polish should be previously used, but if you’re stuck, you could free a yearling from Mount Untried.
- You can use more than 1 polish as long as it fits the theme and the rules.
5 Comments | tags: Barry M, Barry M Grey, Black, China Glaze White on White, Nail Art, Nail polish, Nail Varnish, nailpolish, silver, Sinful Colors Black on Black, Style Slave fast finish 17 | posted in Challenges, Nail Art
Here is another fire inspired post!
I first tried this with yellow orange and red but I think my yellow polish doesn’t have enough pigment and my nails ended up looking like I had dipped them into a bad takeaway curry
But not to be defeated I tried again with my go to colours of black silver and grey!
Flame Inspired Reciprocal Gradient Nail Art
Its not as Flamey (if that’s even a word) as I was hoping but i really love the effect! 😀
The polishes I used are Barielle shades – night moves. 17 – Smoke Signal. and Sinful Colors – Black on Black.
1 Comment | tags: 17, 17 Smoke Signal, Barielle Shades, Barielle Shades Night Moves, Black, gradient, grey, Nail Art, nailpolish, Reciprocal Gradient, silver, Sinful Colors Black on Black, SinfulColors | posted in Nail Art
Flame Nail Art
Seeing as it is coming up to bonfire night, here are some fire inspired nails! I started with 3 coats of The Uptown from Color Club, which is a lovely purple jelly with Multi-chrome flakies! Then using Black on Black from Sinful Colors and a thin brush I painted on the flame pattern.
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Chit Chat Glitter Polishes
While I was wandering about in town yesterday, I came across these for the bargain price if £1 each! 😀
I used a base of black on black by sinfulcolors so that the glitters show up really clearly 🙂 followed by two coats of the glitter polish
Chit Chat Pink Glitter
This pink glitter polish is really pretty, I found this polish a bit tricky to apply, the formula is a little bit thin, but the amount of glitter makes up for that!
Chit Chat Silver Glitter
I really don’t know what it is about my camera that makes it hate silver glitter so much… So sorry about the rubbish picture, it was the best one I could get!
There isn’t as much glitter in the formula for this polish as there was in the pink glitter, and it did take a bit of digging about in the bottle to get a good amount of glitter onto the brush. But it is easy to apply, and it definitely has the disco ball look! 🙂
Chit Chat Ariel Blue Holographic Polish
This is a really pretty polish! I really like it over the black.
Chit Chat Violet Glitter
out of all four polishes, this one has the most glitter, It is a really pretty blue toned purple, I think this one will be perfect for a glitter gradient over a lighter coloured polish!
Chit Chat Glitter Polish
I have found that some glitter polishes tend to dry slightly textured or a bit lumpy and need a lot of top coat! but all of these polishes dry very smooth. The drying time for the formula is a bit on the slow side, but for the price I paid for these polishes they are amazing value! 😀
1 Comment | tags: Ariel Blue Holographic Polish, blue, Chit Chat, Glitter, Holographic, Nail polish, Nail Varnish, nailpolish, Pink, Pink Glitter, purple, silver, Silver Glitter, Sinful Colors Black on Black, swatches, Violet Glitter | posted in Swatches
Earlier on there was a thunderstorm almost directly above where I live! Woohoo! Inspiration! 😀 So here are my Lightning strike nails
Lightning Strike Nail Art
I used Greige Gardens and Ivory skull both from Sally Hansen, Black on Black from Sinfulcolors, Baptiste from Illamasqua and cosmic dust from china glaze!
I started out with a coat of Black on Black, then sponged the dark purple Baptiste making sure not to cover the whole nail, after that had dried I used Greige gardens and Cosmic Dust to give the impression of clouds.
For the lightning I used Ivory Skull and a fine brush!
then sponged in a tiny bit more of the white Ivory Skull over the lightning, which worked perfectly up until my little finger nail I think the sponge must have dried out too much or I pressed to hard…
I really love how this looks and I will try this again, maybe with blues and greys or different shades of silver or red and black for Halloween!
10 Comments | tags: Black, China Glaze, China Glaze Cosmic Dust, Halloween, Illamasqua Baptiste, Lightning, Nail Art, Nail polish, Nail Varnish, nailpolish, purple, Sally Hansen, Sally Hansen Greige Gardens, Sally Hansen Ivory Skull, Sinful Colors Black on Black | posted in Nail Art
Silver and Black Half Moon Nails
For this I used three polishes, Coalest Day of the year and Night Moves Both from Barielle Shades and Black on Black from sinfulcolors (I really need to get another bottle soon)
I started with two coats of Night Moves which is a lovely bright silver foil. after waiting for it to dry, I used my trusty Ring binder hole reinforcements to create the half moon shape.
Then using Black on Black, Coalist Day and a bit more of the night moves I sponged on the gradient. this took three thin coats. while the polish was still wet I carefully removed the hole reinforcements with tweezers, then applied a coat of Seche Vite!
2 Comments | tags: Barielle Shades, barielle Shades Coalest Day Of The Year, Barielle Shades Night Moves, Black, Coalest Day, gradient, grey, Half Moon Nails, Manicure, Nail Art, Nail polish, Nail Varnish, nailpolish, Night Moves, Seche Vite, silver, Sinful Colors Black on Black, SinfulColors | posted in Nail Art