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 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 15-Delicate Print

Hello my lovelies,

Today we are basically half way.

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I have tried to do delicate prints free hand… It never comes out delicate, I’m too heavy handed. So naturally the only option I had was to stamp, and to stamp using my Bridal Collection Plate from MoYou London. Its covered in stunning delicate lace patterns (See day 3 & day 5 for more examples of stamping from this plate) I have also realised that I have hardly used any pink so far, so I decided to do some pink 😀

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I have only recently got my hands on Sally Hansen polishes, My 2nd Mom Mandy bought me a couple. They actually stamp brilliantly!

I used:

  • Sally Hansen “Pink Punch”
  • Essence Colour & Go “Space Queen”
  • SinfulColors “Snow Me White”

I love the look of it, the white base makes the pink pop off my nails.

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I added some of the Essence glitter over the top and tah-dah! I chose “Space Queen” because it is so light it wouldn’t get in the way but give a subtle sparkle.

What do you think?

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31DC2014: Day 7-Black & White Nails

Hello Lovelies,

Wow 1 week down!

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Today is black & white.

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I used:

  • SinfulColors “Snow Me White”
  • SinfulColors “Black on Black”

I decided to do some stamping… But it wasn’t so successful. I just couldn’t get clean lines. It drove me bonkers lol.

In the end I gave up after multiple attemps.

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I used my MoYou London Festive Collection Plate 04. I love this plate because even though its a Christmas plate I can use some of the images for anything!

Anyone have tips to getting a clean lined stamp? My frustrations could be measured on the Richter scale!

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31DC2014: Day 5-Blue Nails

Hello Lovelies,

I cant believe how fast time is flying, we are already on day 5.

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Once again I decided to stick to something simple, I only used 2 polishes.

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I used:

  • Tip Top ” In The Navy”
  • SinfulColors “Snow Me White”

I must be honest that “Snow Me White” is my go to polish, its one of the best white polishes I have ever used.

I did a skittle mani. I added some studs and jewels. I also used my MoYou London Bridal Collection Plate 07.

The Jewels are from Born Pretty Store, The Studs are from Essence & the little nail Jewel is from Nail Candi. I also used some Nail Vinyl decals to do my Chevron finger.

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I still need loads of practice stamping. I used a Konad stamper to do this mani but prefer my marshmallow one. The Marshmallow Stamper is the bomb!

What do you think?

I am in love with my pointer finger, the stamp looks stunning over the white.

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31DC2014: Day 3-Yellow Nails

Morning Lovelies,

Its day 3 today and that means Yellow nails 😀

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I had so many ideas for this but in the end I settled on a soft delicate look.

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I stamped today! I used my MoYou London Bridal Collection Plate 07.

The polishes I used are as follows:

  • SinfulColors “Unicorn”
  • Essence Colour & Go “Hello Marshmallow“

Its really plain and simple but oh so pretty.

I was really happy with the way it came out.

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What do you think? Yellow is also one of those tough colours. Hard to use as the main focus colour.

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Tip Top Swatches and a little Stamping! *Pic Heavy

Morning, Morning 🙂

Here are more polishes I got over the Xmas Break, I bought them for myself 😀

Tip Top was having a sale and I just couldn’t resist!

918 Crushed Grapes

918 Crushed Grapes

Out of all 5 polishes I have swatched Crushed Grapes is my favorite! Possibly my favorite from the whole Tip Top range too! Its colour is so rich and creamy its insane!

I look at this swatch now and think its going to be perfect for winter!

917 Sherbet Angel

917 Sherbet Angel

This one is a pop of Barbie pink, its so bright and in your face… I love it! Perfect for toes too. I would love to stamp with this over a white base colour, I think that would be beautiful! I did two coats for this polish but one would have been fine too. Its formula and creme finish is so great for 1 coat.

915 Surfer Girl

915 Surfer Girl

Surfer Girl is a purple with a gorgeous white shimmer. Two coats is all you need! Usually I find with polishes that have a shimmer, even if its a slight one, streaking is more prominent but I didn’t have that issue with this polish in fact I don’t recall ever having any problems with Tip Top polishes.

903 Melting Marshmellow

903 Melting Marshmellow

Melting Marshmellow has been on my wishlist for ever! I first saw it on Voni’s blog For The Love of Nailart and added it to my list and then it popped up recently on Michelle’s blog OrdinaryMistfit too and I knew I just had to share it with you!

For starter I love Marshmallows! Chubby Bunny was my favorite game and melting marshmallows on the braai was the best thing about braai’s (For my international readers a braai is the Afrikaans word for a barbecue, just incase you were wondering)

911 Sunkissed

911 Sunkissed

And lastly I have Sunkissed to show you. I have this weird love of Yellow Nail Polish, I don’t understand it much but for some reason I just have to have a yellow polish from every brand of polish I buy… I don’t wear them much but just having them makes me happy! I think its because you get to have a little bottle of sunshine 😀

All the swatches in my post were 2 coats and super easy to work with!

I loved these 5 colours together so I decided to do a Gradient Mani… I flopped it! I pretty much have no fool-proof method to gradients yet so if you do please share 😀

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My Gradient Flop

So to cover up my flop I stamped over it…

A Stamping Recovery

A Stamping Recovery

I actually loved the final look, keep it on my nails for over a week!

I used my Moyou Festive Collection Plate 04

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I love that even though its an Xmas plate I can use it all year round! I have ordered 2 other plates as well now because I loved how easy it was to use. I might maybe even be doing a giveaway of one of these pretty soon (wink wink, hint hint) so stay tuned 😀

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Tomorrow I will be doing nails at a fashion show for all the models, I am rather nervous as its my first ever event eeek. If you follow me on Instagram or twitter you will be able to see all the behind the scenes and I will also do a blog post very soon.

All The Best

xxx