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31DC2014 Day 28 – Inspired By a Flag

Hello everyone!

For today’s inspired by a flag prompt I decided on the Japanese flag!

Inspired by the Japanese flag

Inspired by the Japanese flag

I started out with two coats of White On White from China Glaze as the base. Then using Dragon from Chanel and a thin brush I added the red!

The stamp is plate 02 from Moyou’s Suki collection.

White on white, Dragon and Konad SP Black

White on white, Dragon and Konad SP Black

This is the first time I have used my new marshmallow stamper, it’s such a different technique than using my usual firmer (but still squishy) one!

I think that with a bit more practice, (especially with the amount of polish on the stamping plate, and getting used to squashing my nail into the stamper rather than rolling it over my nail!)  it’s going to be my favorite! 😀

Japanese Flag With Cherry Blossom

Japanese Flag With Cherry Blossom

I really have missed blogging soo much! It’s so nice to have the time to get back to regular posting 😀

 


31dc2014 – Inspired By a Pattern

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

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! 🙂

Purple and black stripes

nails inspired by stripy slipper socks lol


31DC2014 -Day 25 – Inspired By Fashion

Hallo! For day 25 of the (am I ever going to get this finished) 31DC2014 challenge, I have chosen this rather amazing dress from the Fall/winter 2014 collection from Alexander McQueen!

Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2014-2015

Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2014-2015

The whole collection is rather amazing! you can find more of the collection here

Anyway on to the nails!

Inspired By Fashion

I used Tickle My French-y from O.P.I for the nude base then the Black is Twilight from Filthy Gorgeous, and the white is Ivory Skull from Sally Hansen.

I have to admit that I’m not amazingly happy with how this turned out, It looked a lot closer to what I had imagined before I applied the top coat, the brush strokes gave it a lot more of a textured almost fuzzy look, rather than my nails looking a bit like moldy strawberries lol!

31DC2014 Inspired By Fashion

I started out with 3 coats of the O.P.I polish, it’s a lovely colour that I won in a giveaway along with 3 other O.P.Is 😀 I’ll post swatches and a proper thank you to the lovely lady who ran it when I eventually finish this challenge!

Then using a thin brush I painted on the zig-zag pattern and started to fill in the rest of my nail with the black, then I added the white in wiggly lines…

I’m annoyed that I didn’t think to take photographs before adding the top coat :/ but I had to take this off quite quickly because of having a job interview so I had to have slightly more sensible nails!

Inspired By Fashion

Even though this didn’t turn out as well as I had hoped (I’m going to blame the fact that I’m dreadfully out of practice) It’s not that terrible, I think this would look nice with replacing the white with a bright colour, maybe a neon blue or purple!


31DC2014 Day 10 Gradient

Black and White Gradient Nail Art

Black and white Gradient

Here are my gradient nails for day 10! I decided to go with a very simple black and white with studs for today.

I used

  • White On White – China Glaze
  • Pure Midnight – Sally Hansen
  • Black Magic – Revlon
  • L’Oreal – Confettis
  • Nail Studs
  • Color Club Topcoat
  • Makeup Sponge
Black and White Gradient Nail Art

Black and White Gradient Nail Art

Starting out with a base of white on white, I built up the gradient with Black Magic, Pure Midnight and White on White   on the makeup sponge, it took three coats, then I applied a coat of confettis and some topcoat.

Then using a bit more topcoat as glue I stuck the nail studs on!

Black and White Gradient Nail Art

Black and White Gradient Nail Art


31DC Day 7 Black And White

Black and White skittle

Black and White skittle

My Black and White nails, I couldn’t resist another skittle for this! 😀

The Polishes I used are,

  • China Glaze White on White
  • Elegant Touch French Manicure White
  • Sally Hansen Pure Midnight
  • Filthy Gorgeous Twilight
  • L’Oreal Confettis
  • Konad SP Black

My first step was to paint all my nails with two coats of White on White.

For my thumb I used Twilight and White on White. Starting with a simple french tip, (I used a guide) I added the first dots with a medium dotting tool, then with a thin brush I filled in the gaps, then added the second dots with a small sized dotting tool.

For my index finger over the White on White I used Konad Black with Suki 06 XL plate from Moyou.

Black and White skittle

Black and White skittle

On my middle finger I used French Manicure White, Pure Midnight and Twilight for the sponged gradient, it took three layers before it was ‘gradienty’ enough then I added the Confettis, I found the brush for the glitter topcoat was rather scratchy, I don’t know if it was bits of glitter in the brush or the brush itself, it scraped some of my gradient 😦

For the water marble I used French Manicure White and Twilight. Both of these polishes worked really well, they even spread over the water at the same rate! 😀

Finally for my little finger I used some more Twilight and a medium dotting tool!

Then when it was dry I applied my topcoat and had a cup of tea!

Black and White skittle

Black and White skittle


31DC2014 – Day 3 Yellow

Maybelline Electric Yellow and China Glaze White On White

Maybelline Electric Yellow and China Glaze White On White

Here are my yellow nails for day 3 of the 31DC2014 challenge.

for this I started with three coats of Electric Yellow from Maybelline Color Show, then I used White On White from China Glaze for the freehand V shaped french tips, then I added the dots with a medium sized dotting tool!

This was a really quick and easy design to do (which I’m really glad about, I probably should have thought through doing two challenges at the same time!)

Maybelline Electric Yellow and China Glaze White On White

Maybelline Electric Yellow and China Glaze White On White

I still don’t like yellow :/


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