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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Bundle Monster Nail Wraps… Continued

Hello dear followers,

Today I have the rest of the Bundle Monster Tribal foils for you to drool over.

Previously I had only posted about the on set, see here.

I tried to get better at it but some foils just seem to have a mind of their own.

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These reminded me of snake skin, they felt pretty cool and look fantastic.

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I have cursed pinkies, by that I mean they are tiny and the smallest size foil does not fit! I was too much of a chicken to start cutting them to size out of fear that I would ruin  them. On top of that I seemed to be unable to make them not crinkle, some didn’t but others just would not fit right!

All in all I love the concept, not a fan of application.

As for lifespan… They irritated the hell out me, they just felt foreign to me and i played with them until the tips came lose then just peeled them off. #fail

What is your opinion?

All The Best

xxx

Bundle Monster Tribal Nail Effects

A short while ago I won a Bundle Monster Giveaway on Twitter and got to choose a set of their Nail Effects Stripes.

I must be honest in the fact that I have always been a bit of a skeptic when it came to nail foils, I felt it was the easy/lazy way of getting pretty nails but to be fair I have come to the understanding that not every person on the planet has time or patience to do full on nail art and have since changed my opinion.

Nail foils give an awesome look that sometimes even the best artists out there couldn’t achieve.

In the set you get 5 different patterns with 12 “stickers” of various sizes to fit your nails.

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It comes in a single pack like this.

Bundle Monster 006And contains 5 awesome patterns

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Tribal Master Piece

Tribal Master Piece

As you can see there is some skill required when applying these beauties… I skill that I have yet to Nail ;P

Its basically like covering school books in sticky plastic but on a much smaller scale.

I have some refining to do.

 

What do you think of these? Have you ever tried using foils before?

 

 

My nail art firsts

So as I have been playing around with Nail Art for the last year and a bit I told myself that I have not done enough! I always do things then hate it and refuse to post my work, so on  Tuesday evening I told myself I had to try 2 different things and no matter my feelings I had to post the images online. And so I decided that I really wanted to do “Tribal” Nail Art as my first one.

I realized that because I have spent the last 3 months swatching and not practicing I have lost all progress I had made in the steady hand department when it comes to using Nail Art Brushes… Not good!

So below see my attempt at Tribal…

My First Attempt

My First Attempt

As my Base Colour I used: Colour & Go- “142 Grey-T To Be Here” by Essence

And then the Pink: Colour & Go ” 106 Free Hugs” by Essence

Blue: Colour & Go ” 146 That’s What I Mint!” by Essence

Yellow: Colour & Go ” 137 Wanna Be Your Sunshine” by Essence

Black: Rolfes Black Acrylic Colour

And Colour & Go ” 101 Absolute Pure” by Essence.

So as you can see, I need to work on steadying my hand… I must practice more, so expect more nail art regularly!!!

 

The Second Nail Art concept I wanted to try was the “Dream Catcher Nails”. This is a very simple one and pretty easy to accomplish without too much concentration.

So below see my attempt at “Dream Catcher Nails”…

My First Attempt

My First Attempt

For the Base Colour I used: Inglot 696

The Dream Catcher: Rolfes Black & White Acrylic Colours and for the beads:  Colour & Go ” 106 Free Hugs” by Essence.

I did not use a top coat/gloss coat for this one, I liked the almost “matt-finish” it gave off.

So that is what I got up to this week, I will try out some new things again this weekend… Im thinking maybe “Skittles” 🙂