31DC2014: Day 27-Inspired by “artwork”

Happy Saturday my lovelies,

Today is day 27, so 4 days to go. Its madness I tell you, time flies too quickly.

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I saw this piece on Pinterest a little while back and fell in love with it.

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Its by Sharon Cummings and you can see more of her work here https://www.etsy.com/shop/BuyArtSharonCummings.

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  • Essence Colour & Go “Black is Back”
  • Tip Top “In The Navy”
  • Essence Colour & Go “The Boy Next Door”
  • Essence Colour & Go “Absolutely Blue”
  • SinfulColors “Snow Me White”

I started with the black as my base colour, I then dotted big blotches of white and left it to dry. Once that was done I painted on the blues from lightest to darkest.

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What do you think?

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31DC2014: Day 25-Inspired by “fashion”

Good Morning my dears,

The second I saw my inspiration image I knew I was going to use it for today’s prompt.

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I am no Fashionista, but I can appreciate a stunning design. What is better than a rainbow coloured dress? Not much!

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This dress is from Chanel SS14 Collection.

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I used a lot of polishes.

  • SinfulColors “Snow Me White”
  • Tip Top “Sherbet Angel”
  • L.A. Colors Art Deco Liner “Bright Green”
  • Essence “Flashy Pumpkin”
  • Essence “The Boy Next Door”
  • Essence “Prom Berry”
  • Essence “Little Miss Sunshine”
  • Essence “I’m So Very”
  • Essence “Do You Speak Love”
  • Essence “Fame Fatal”
  • Essence “Redvolution”

All the Essence polishes are from the Colour & Go Range.

I mixed all the colours with white polish (Except for the last 4 polishes, because red and white make pink). Each time I added a little more white to make the colours lighter.

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I am so in love with this nail art.

I have seen someone else who has used these dresses as inspiration and done the same thing, I cant recall on which blog but she also did a great job at it.

What do you think?

 

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31DC2014: Day 21-Inspired by “a colour”

Happy 21st of September, aka Day 21!

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I have been staring at this option for a while, its rather difficult! But then I was looking through my nail art and remembered how much I loved a mani I did for a review a little while back. I was inspired by the colour combo. I am in love with Rose Gold at the moment! Its one of my favourite metallic colours so I decided to use it as my Colour for today’s  prompt.

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I used:

  • Tip Top “Melting Marshmallow”
  • Revlon ColorStay “Fall Mood”

I then went on to stamp using my MoYou London Bridal Collection Plate.

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I thought it came out very pretty but not as striking as my previous mani using these colours (see here).

What do you think?

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31DC2014: Day 20-Watermarble

Happy Day 20 😀

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Well I am chuffed with myself. Day 20 done and dusted! 11 more to go 😀 YAY

Let me start by saying this… I Suck at Water Marbling! Suck Suck Suck!! I can generally get it right on 1 nail and then it all goes down hill. So if ever I need to do it I use it as a feature and that it. This time I decided to do my whole mani… Lets see what transpired.

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Let me just say it was sheer chaos!

The polishes I used:

  • Tip Top “Sunkissed”
  • Tip Top “Army Vibes”
  • Tip Top “Purple Bow Peep”
  • Tip Top “Blue My Whistle”
  • Tip Top “Get The Party Started”
  • SinfulColors “Snow Me White”

So I used “Snow Me White” as my base and then while that dried I taped up my fingers to avoid a huge clean up.

I then got room temp water (I had to use the hot tap because the cold water was icy cold) and started dropping in my colours.

Dipped in finger, cleaned water and then on to the next finger… It flopped! Big Time! So its safe to say #nailfail.

 

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I’m not a big fan of all the smoke and mirrors some bloggers put up, we are not perfect and nail art can never be stunning 100% of the time. I like to share my failures because when I first saw nail art I was like WOW I need to try that, then I would and it would be crappy and I never felt good. So here it is for all you out there that suck at Water Marble. Welcome to my club 😀

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31DC2014: Day 10-Gradient Nails

Hello Lovelies,

Today is day 10, I cant believe how fast this is going!

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I decided I wanted to do something bright and fun.

So I used the following polishes:

  • SinfulColors “Snow Me White”
  • China Glaze “Flip Flop Fantasy”
  • Tip Top “Purple Bow Peep”
  • Tip Top “Sunkissed”
  • Tip Top “Get The Party Started”

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I used Snow Me White as the base colour and then sponged on the gradient.

I feel like this is so incomplete but Nail Art is getting so crazy and busy I decided to keep it simple and leave it as is.

What do you think?

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31DC2014: Day 8-Metallic Nails

Its a Metallic Monday 😀

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We are nearly at the end of the Colours section and then we move on to the Styles.

I don’t own very many metallic polishes but I do have a killer good gold so I decided to use it for today’s Mani.

I have seriously been loving the metallic’s & pastel colour combo’s lately.

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I decided on green & gold (Our Country’s International Sports Colours). I did a mani a while back for an event so I decided to recreate it here today.

The polishes I used:

  • Essence Colour & Go “Upper Green Side”
  • Tip Top “Go For Gold”

I used my biggest dotting tool so I could make bold dots.

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What do you think of the colour combo? I recently did something similar using the same metallic/pastel concept. I used Rose Gold & Pastel Pink.

I would love to see your metallic mani’s so share your links xxx

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31DC2014: Day 6-Violet Nails

Hello my Lovely readers,

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Day 6 is my favorite by far! Hello purple polish! Its my fav polish colour of all!

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I used:

  • China Glaze “Tail Me Something”
  • Tip Top “Surfer Girl”
  • TOY “Lila”
  • Essence Colour & Go ” Break Through”
  • Essence Colour & Go ” Oh My Glitter”

I did a drip mani, but it looks like a melted purple candle.

Tail Me Something is a texture polish so it stands out above the rest. Really gives that melted wax feel.

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