31DC2014: Day 28-Inspired by “a flag”

Hello my dears,

The finish line is so close, I cannot wait for this to be over. I have really enjoyed it but wow its a push creatively.

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I was originally going to do a Game of Thrones flag but upon googling it I realised that would require more skill then I had on hand. So my boyfriend suggested Harry Potter instead. He said I should do the house flags pfft… like I would waste my time on the other houses. Im team gryffindor all the way!

GryffindorcrestI know this is their crest, but the flag sort of looks the same. So I used this as my inspiration for my flag inspired nails.

20140928_200030The colour selection is very basic, I used:

  • Essence Colour & Go “Little Miss Sunshine”
  • L.A. Colors Art Deco Liner in “Red”

20140928_200015So there you have it, Gryffindor flag nails πŸ˜€

They were easy to create thanks to the red liner. I painted the base colour yellow and then used the liner to draw and fill in the checks.

Which team are you?

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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 22-Inspired by “a song”

Good Morning πŸ˜€

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 Β 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 17-Glitter

Happy Happy middle of the week πŸ˜€

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We are almost at the end of the Styles section. I normally manage to get this far, I struggle when it comes to the “Inspired by” section. Eeek its so close.

Anyway so today is Glitter, so lets get “Sparkly”

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I used:

  • China Glaze “Glistening Snow”
  • TOY “Lila”
  • L.A. Colors Art Deco Nail Art Liner “Vibrant”
  • Born Pretty Store Glitter KitΒ 

As with glitter, I always struggle to capture how it looks in real life on camera. So I did the usual flash and no flash

Below is with Flash

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And without flash.

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This challenge is starting to get tough, its difficult to be inspired every single day. But I am going to trudge on and finish this challenge!

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31DC2014: Day 12-Stripes

I got stripes, stripes around my shoulders… Oh boy do I love that song!

So you may have guessed it, today is Stripes πŸ˜€

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I am excited to see how all the other talented people will do this prompt. I just did stripes, nothing creative about it, just plain old stripes.

BUT I am loving the colour combo I chose.

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This is a new Morgan Taylor Polish of mine (Yet to be swatched) but I couldn’t wait, I just had to try it.

I used:

  • Morgan Taylor “Rhythm and Blues”
  • LA Colors Art Deco Liner “Sky Blue”

I actually think although this is plain, its so striking!

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What do you think?

 

 

(PS: Sorry this post is so short, I am a wee bit exhausted today)

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31DC2014: Day 4-Green Nails

Its day 4 My lovelies,

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Green nails for days πŸ˜€ lol I spent a good few days brainstorming for this one. Its not lie when I tell you that 1 third of my collection is purely green nail polish so to narrow my colour selection down was crazy difficult. I ended up using a huge amount of polishes but the overall look was so cool.

This mani actually didnt even take that long considering the long list of polishes.

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So I used the following polishes for this mani:

  • China Glaze “Unpredictable”
  • Tip Top “Army Vibes”
  • Essence Colour & Go ” Upper Green Side”
  • Essence Colour & Go ” Walk On The Wild Side”
  • Essence Colour & Go “We Rock The Green”
  • Essence Colour & Go ” Splash!”
  • Models Own Silver Liner Nail Art Pen
  • Cina Black Nail Art Pen
  • L.A. Colors Art Deco Nail Art Liner “Bright Green”
  • Seche Vite

Its Stained Glass Nails or Mosaic Nails, I cant decide which one to call it.

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I just painted on the colours at random and then added a coat of Seche, then outlined all the colours and then coated seche again.

Easy as Pie πŸ˜€

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Art Deco Liner- Swatches

Hello again πŸ˜€

I have had my art deco Liners for ever now, as I have needed them on Nail Art I have done quick swatches of them over base colours.

These are the last few swatches of them.

NA910 Sky Blue

NA910 Sky Blue

I love this blue over anything! It just works so well with most colours!

NA926 Hi-Lite

NA926 Hi-Lite

I really struggled with this yellow one, it is great when mixed into a mish mosh of nail art but it disappears over most base colours, I tried to swatch it far to many times. Finally I tried it over this Blue and it popped. To be honest this is most definitely not my favorite combo!

NA925- Limon

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And Lastly the lime green liner. Its more “lumo”/neon than this image gives it credit for. But alas sometimes a camera just will not work with you.

Do you use nail art liners? Whats your favorite brand?

 

All The Best

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