Monday, July 30, 2012

Naturally marbled

I thought I could give marble nails another go.
This time I did two feature nails on each hand.

I definitely think my left hand is better! 

Natural Base Colour: Revlon Grey Suede 
Red Marbled: Revlon Raven Red

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Green gradient

Today I asked MyLove what colours I should use, and he suggested two green tones.

So Gradient nails here I come.

I used my usual technique of painting a bright green base coat, and using an eye-shadow sponge to dab on dark green polish.

Bright Green: Miki neon green
Dark Green: Australis Here today gone tomorrow
Top coat: Sally Hansen Mega shine

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A rainbow gradient manicure

I tried a new manicure today.
and it took a long time.

I did a gradient rainbow! 
do you like it?

First I painted my nails white (to make sure the colours were really vibrant!)

I then used an eye-shadow sponge to dab the colours on to my nails.
I began with yellow (because it was the lightest) and worked up and down from there

after all my dabbing efforts my nails looked like this.
I then used nail polish remove on a cotton bud to remove polish off my fingers.

I did try using a lighter and darker blue (but they didn't show up well) so ended up just using one blue.

Red: Revlon Revlon Red
Orange: OPI A Roll in the Hague
Yellow: Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow
Green: L.A. Colours Quirky Turquoise
Blue: Revlon Mint Fizz
Purple: Revlon Plum Seduction 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Bright Pink Gradient!

 these are some more gradient (ombre) nails I did using my franken polish and a bright pink while I was at a friends house. 

I really like how these turned out, I think the neutral colour really makes the pink pop out.


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sunset Gradient nails

So after playing around with some different Nail Polishes I decided to try some more gradient nails...

I love these sunset colours...
These were painted at a friends house and I don't remember the colours sorry.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Bright halo nails...

Again following on from the trying all the nail ides from Grazia Magazine...

halo nail art

today I did Halo Nails.

halo nail art

I did these pretty easily, I painted the nail a nudey brown shade and then used a nail art pen to draw my outline. 
The magazine suggests painting your nails the bright colour and then painting only the centre with a nude colour (I would suggest painting the centre white and then the nude colour to make sure it really shows up on top of the bright base)

This is my attempt... 
Next time I might try with Orange or Green!

halo nail art

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Green geometric nails.

As promised here is my Green geometric manicure...

This manicure was super easy to do! 
Firstly I painted the pale green as a base, then once dry I used a nail art pen to paint the bright green and then darker green.
no masking tape ripping off nail polish and sharp crisp lines! woohoo! 

I hope you like.

Pale Green: Australis Sweetpea
Bright Green: L.A. Colours Art Deco Mint Green
Dark Green: L.A. Colours Art Deco Quirky Turquoise

Geometric nails!

I was flicking through Grazia magazine and came across these cool nail ideas!
so I decided to try them all!
firstly Geometric nails!

I couldn't choose just one colour...
and I did them using different methods.

Firstly the purple I did using masking tape...
I painted my entire nail white then used a sheer pink to do the pale pink colour (this only really shows up well over white)
I then taped over sections of the pale pink and painted with the light purple.
but this was a mistake!
The masking tape pulled off bits of the pale pink (probably didn't leave enough dry time)
I then masking taped over the pale pink and purple to do the dark purple streaks, and again when I pulled off the masking tape it pulled off heaps of colour! 

so I ended up carefully going over each coloured section again with nail polish (that is why the lines aren't so crisp.
but still I think it looks quite nice.

White (under colour): Sally Hansen Sheer Romance Naturel White
Pale Pink: Revlon Pink Orchid
Pale Purple: OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender 
Dark Purple: Elf Dark Purple Shimmer

Tomorrow I'll post how I did the green...