Here are my dark and stripy nails! This has been adorning my finger nails all weekend 🙂
I created the gradient with two polishes from Morgan Taylor. Rebel With A Cause and New Year New Blue.
Then I added the striping tape and it took ages! And I failed miserably at getting the tape even remotely spaced correctly on my dominant hand so I gave up after one nail and have been pottering about all weekend feeling very uneven lol!
The black I used is A England Camelot. then finished it off with a layer of Seche Vite!
here is a (bonus lol) photo with the flash to show the colours a little more 🙂
I was really in the mood for teal nails, but I really couldn’t decide between gradient or stripes, so I went with both! 🙂
The four polishes I used are from Illamasqua,
I also used striping tape, a cosmetic sponge, the little triangle studs and of course Seche Vite top coat.
Ooh some fun news I have a shiny new camera! Yay! It’s a Sony a 5000! So please don’t be to horrified by my dreadful photography while I work out the best camera settings 😀
Born Pretty Decal
Today I have some lovely water slide decals from Born Pretty to show you!
The Born Pretty name for these is “Mini Bow knot Cross Lacy Design Print Nail Art Water Decals” (quite a mouthful lol) and the item number is DS-107.
They are available right here Mini Cross Bow Decal
This is how I apply water slide decals
- Cut each decal out as close to the image as you can. Then remove the thin plastic cover
- Put the decal in some water for around 15/30 seconds. I try to float them on the surface with the image facing up
- Carefully remove it from the white backing, with tweezers or carefully rubbing them between my fingers.
- Place the decal on your nail. It helps if your nail is a little wet it makes it easier to reposition the decal if needed.
- Wait till it’s dry and add topcoat.
The polishes I used for this look are
- Barry M – Bright Pink
- Rimmel – Peppermint
- Rimmel – Ultra Violet
- Sinful Colors – Snow Me White
As well as loads of striping tape, french tip guides and a couple of coats of Seche Vite. 😀
Pink Purple And Teal
And don’t forget you can use the code RPG10 for 10% off 😀
Today’s prompt for the Got Polish Challenge is “Over a black base”
Chanel Black Satin with Sally Hansen Nail Prisms
So how could I not dig out some of my favorite polishes of all time!
Black satin from Chanel is with out a doubt one of the best black nail polishes ever! the formula is still glorious (I have had this bottle for around 3 years now)
The other polish, poor thing, it’s looking rather well loved, is Turquoise Opal from the Nail Prisms range by Sally Hansen. These where first released back in 2002! I have owned this bottle for at least 7 years!
Lovely, lovely striping tape
I used one thin coat of Black Satin, then a coat of Seche Vite, when it was dry I applied two strips of striping tape, and carefully added a thin coat of Turquoise Opal.
Then I removed the tape with tweezers and added another coat of Seche Vite.
Turquoise Opal From Sally Hansen
This mani is more topcoat than nail polish! 😀
Today I have a sparkly mani I created using striping tape to show you.
Striping Tape Nail Art
for this I used
- Rimmel Space Dust – Aurora
- Filthy Gorgeous – Twilight
- Striping Tape
- Seche Vite
I began with two coats of Aurora, this is a really pretty polish! It is a slightly textured nude with loads of silver glitter, I added a thick coat of Seche Vite to even out the the texture to help stop the black polish from bleeding under the tape.
I used seven strips of tape for each nail, apart from my pinky which only needed six. Starting with my thumb nail I applied the tape, then carefully dabbed on the black polish, then using tweezers removed the tape while the polish was still wet. Then I applied another coat of Seche Vite over the top and continued with my other nails.
Rimmel Aurora and Filthy Gorgeous Twilight
I never realized how much easier a decent quality striping tape is to use! There was no curling up, sticking to itself or refusing to stick to my nail! 😀
Sparkly Pink And Black Nails
Hey everyone! 🙂
Today I have two very different attempts at the inspired by a pattern prompt!
Unfortunately I didn’t get the chance to photograph my blue gingham nails as soon as I had finished them so they all chipped and looking scruffy, so sorry about that!
Blue gingham Nails
For these nails I started out with a base of white on white from china glaze, for the gingham pattern I used a thin brush and my blue franken polish creation, you can find another post about it right here.
The black polish is Emotions from O.P.I It’s one of the Liquid sand range.
After I had finished the blue pattern I realized that I absolutely hated it! It looks like those dreadful plastic tablecloths! Ugh!
Purple stripe nails
These where inspired by the pattern of my fluffy slipper socks lol!
I used two polishes for this, Poke from Illamasqua and Inkwell from Sinful Colors. I Have to say I’m much happier with this than the tablecloth nails! 🙂
I started off with a coat of Poke, then when the first coat was dry I added alternating stripes of poke and inkwell, while the polish was still wet i used a pin to break up the edges of the stripes to give it a slightly fluffy look.
It was so easy! I added a coat of Seche Vite and it was all done! 🙂
nails inspired by stripy slipper socks lol