31DC2014: Day 26-Inspired by “a pattern”

Good Morning my lovelies <3,

Today is day 26 of the 31 day Nail Art Challenge.

Time is flying so fast!

chalkboard-nails-31-day-challenge-2014-just-peachyToday we had to pull inspiration from a pattern. I didn’t have 1 source of inspiration but a whole bunch.

I am slightly obsessed with green china. I love the traditional blue & white but green is just so pretty!

PicMonkey CollageSo instead of copying just 1, I just did my own version.

You can check out my pinterest for more images, just go to the High Tea Party board. (link at top right)

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I used the following polishes:

  • TOY Maaji “Minty Sparrow”
  • Essence Colour & Go “Roller Coaster”

I always use Seche Vite when I stamp, I use it between my base colour & my stamping. So if I make a mistake its easier to fix.

I used my MoYou London Bridal Stamping Plate for the detailing.

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The colour Combo is just so pretty, I must try it again doing something else.

I have been using my Marshmellow stamper but it seems to smudge a bit, do you have any suggestions for a stamper that is a mix of soft & firm?

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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 24-Inspired by “a book”

Good Morning,

Sorry about the delay with this post. I was most annoyed.

Today is inspired by a Book. I tried to decide on a book to use but couldn’t. I had been playing with the Idea of scrapbook nails a while back but never thought much of it.

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The concept of scrapbook nails is to take nail stickers and create something different.

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  • Bundle Monster Nail Effects Tribal.

There was absolutely no polish used to make this mani.

The base of my nail art was a really old no name brand (I threw the cover away years ago) nail sticker in a holo silver.

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Overall I thought it looked pretty but I think the idea needs some refining.

What do you think? Great way to use nail stickers?

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31DC2014: Day 22-Inspired by “a song”

Good Morning 😀

Today is Inspired by a Song… I thought about it for a whole of 5 seconds and I knew exactly what song I wanted.

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Its sort of a depro song but man is it stunning! Its called “Black Roses” sung by Claire Bowen aka Scarlett O’Conner from Nashville (The TV Series).

You can see the video here.

Now my only problem was how to paint friggen black roses without just having black blobs on my nails…

 

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I  used the following polishes:

  • Essence Colour & Go “Grey-t To Be Here”
  • L.A. Colors Art Deco Nail Art Liner “Bright Green”
  • Cina Black Nail Art Pen
  • China Glaze “Glistening Snow”

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I’m not so great at painting roses, so I just drew them.

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 19-Galaxies

Good Morning Lovelies,

Today is Galaxies. Woopeee hehe, I love doing these, no matter if you think you messed it up it just always works out!

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I have done a few Galaxy Mani’s see here & here.

And I have wanted to do a pastel galaxy mani for ever!

20140824_212227I used a ton of polishes:

  • China Glaze “Glistening Snow”
  • China Glaze ” Tart-y For The Party”
  • China Glaze “Don’t Be A Luna-Tic”
  • Essence Colour & Go “Free Hugs”
  • Essence Colour & Go “Absolutely Blue”
  • SinfulColors “Snow Me White”
  • SinfulColors “Unicorn”
  • SinfulColors “Lagon”
  • Seche Vite

Everything was just sponged on at random over the white sponging. I used “Absolutely Blue” as the base colour.

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It was loads of fun! And absolutely my Fav one ever!!!

What do you think?

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31DC2014: Day 16-Geometric

Good Day my lovelies,

Originally this prompt was Tribal but its been changed to the politically correct prompt now called “geometric”.

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I don’t really know how I ended up with the Mani I got, I know my colour selection was purely because of some 70’s colour combo I saw somewhere and immediately thought “eeeww” who would wear that and then had to try it 😀 #imaweirdo #sometimes lol.

So like I said, this mani kind of just happended.

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I used:

  • W Nail Art “Wasabi”
  • Essence Colour & Go “Little Miss Sunshine”
  • SinfulColors “Snow Me White”
  • W Nail Art “Bingo Flamingo”

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It really does give off a 70’s Vibe.

I personally dont LOVE it! My lines are not what they should be! I need a thinner lining brush.

What do you think?

 

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