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 🙂
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 😀
I hope you are having a lovely start to 2015!
Three Shades Of Purple
Here is my three shades of purple nails for the pick and mix challenge this week.
All The Striping Tape
The three purple polishes I used are
- Chanel – Vendetta
- Barielle – Grape Escape
- China Glaze – Get Outta My Space
I also used striping tape and Seche Vite topcoat.
I seem to always be surprised that using striping tape always takes so long lol.
I realized that I haven’t done any actual Christmas nail art this year! I have done Snowflakes and some in Red and Gold but nothing really Christmasy!
So here are my Christmas nails!
This is what I used
- Sinful Colors – Snow Me White
- Butter London – Come To Bed Red
- Revlon – Hot For Chocolate
- Models Own – Sardonyx
- Color Club – Antiquated
- OPI – Its All San Andreas’s Fault
- Color Club – Black-ish
- Revlon – Emerald City
- Seche Vite
- Konad SP Black
- Stamping Plates HD05 and QA86
- Nail Studs
- Striping Tape
This really took a long time to finish, but most of that was getting all the striping tape lined up.
For the stripy nails I started with Snow Me White, then the striping tape and a couple of coats of Come To Bed Red, it really was quite bumpy so I added two coats of top coat to even it out.
The tree is Emerald City, and some nail studs! The little reindeer is from plate HD05 and the snowflakes are from plate QA86. I did actually double stamp the snowflakes with Antiquated and Konad Black but the gold doesn’t really show up over the stripy background
On my ring and middle fingers I applied two coats of Sardonyx this polish is from the Models Own Velvet Goth collection so it dries matte, I un-matted it with a coat of Seche Vite.
For the candles on my ring finger I used Snow Me White, Antiquated and Black-ish, I painted them with a little paintbrush.
The Christmas Pud on my middle finger is a mixture of Hot For Chocolate, Its All San Andreas’s Fault and Black-ish. I used Its All San Andreas’s Fault for some added texture. For the cream I again used Snow Me White the Holly is Emerald City and Come To Bed Red! I didn’t add any more topcoat over my pudding, so it would keep it’s texture! 🙂
This Christmas Mani took hours but I really like it 😀
I hope you have a lovely Christmas! 😀
It’s been ages since my last post! Sorry about that!
Before I run out of time here is my Pick and Mix Mani for this week! This weeks prompts are Red, Gold and Chevron.
Taras Talons Zombie Blood and Revlon Golden
For this I used Zombie Blood from this years Halloween range from the lovely Taras Talons, It really is a glorious red jelly! The green holographic glitters are wonderful.
The gold polish is from Revlon and it’s called Golden.
very festive colours
I didn’t want to add to much gold to this mani, Zombie Blood Is so lovely I didn’t want to cover it up!
So much glitter! 😀
I applies three coats of the red polish then when it had dried I used striping tape to create the Chevrons and the triangle shapes and carefully added two coats of golden.
Lovely, lovely striping tape
This really is such a festive look!