Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Funky pattern spotty nails!

So this is an OLD photo...
For some random reason I found a bunch of nail art designs I had not yet published on my blog...

As you can see this is from the time when my nails were short and bitten, and I had no real skill with dotting...

I believe the colours I could have used here are:
Ciate Jelly Bean (pink)
Elf (un-named) Teal Green 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My most disgusting nails yet... HAPPY HALLOWEEN

So I hope you're not too disgusted by what I'm showing you...

This was my boyfriend's idea... and although they're VERY difficult to type with I think they look really SCARY for Halloween...

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Black and bright

Woah! these are funky nails! 
again some photo I found that for some reason had not yet been published on my blog...

I remember doing this design, and I really liked the final effect...

I began by painting the base colour black with Australis BlackMail, I then Painted white dots on each nail, using Sally Hansen I can't remember the name as I ran out and threw it out.
The coloured dots were then put over the white dots using:
Yellow: Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow
Orange: OPI A Roll in the Hague
Red: Revlon Revlon Red
Pink: Sally Hansen Fuchsia Bling Bling 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Shattering comparison...

So some of you may know that I won a crackle polish from Australis!

Today I decided to compare a few shatter polishes.

Left to right is OPI - Black Shatter, L.A. Girl - Black shatter, and Australis - Black Crackle.

I painted them all over white, and all three have the same Sally Hansen Mega Shine Topcoat.

I tried to put on the same amount of each polish.
As you can see OPI (middle finger) is quite a streaky shatter, which in some ways looks cooler, and I think this would look really good if I tried brushing side-ways sometimes.
The ring finger is the L.A. Girl which came out evenly cracked and in a random shape.
Then the pinky is Australis, which has much bigger 'sections' and thicker "crack lines"...

I liked the texture and formula of all the polishes, and think I would probably use Australis the most in the future.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A pale gradient and floral manicure

Today I felt like doing a pale feminine manicure...
I wanted to try out drawing on my nails (with pen) - I painted my little finger white then drew flowers in coloured pens..
To be honest I didn't really like the finished look, the nail polish was hard to draw on with out making groves and the pens wouldn't work very well.

But I really liked the pink gradient! 

For the pinky finger I used Revlon Powder Puff (a matte white)
all other fingers were Revlon white on white and Revlon pink orchid.

31 Day Nail Art Challenge: Take Two

So Some Blogger friends of mine, Nailed It NZ and From L&P to English Tea, and I thought this could be a fun challenge for the month of December...

It's a great way to get inspired for new nail art designs and keep connected with one another...

any one who is keen can join us! 

just follow the nail art designs for December (it is one a day, but you are more than welcome to start painting now and schedule your posts for the set days...)

It should make for good viewing/reading for all of our fans...

Just put up your design, tag us in your blog post, leave us a comment so we know to check you out also and stick this button at the bottom of the post or on your page.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

a White Jelly Sandwich

I always feel like my posts are too short. 
But then I'm never too sure what to write when I'm posting my nail polish...

I got the idea for this "Jelly Sandwich" from a number of different blogs. 
The concept is that you apply a glitter polish sandwiched between a sheer coloured polish.

For this design I wanted to try with my matte while polish from Revlon
Powder Puff
and I chose a glitter polish with bigger glitter chunks and lots of colours so I could see how the colours and shine would change with the white.
I used OPI Rainbow in the S-Kylie (The Kardashian Range)

I wasn't too sure when I started but I think I really do like this look.
(It does feel a little thick and heavy though- because of all the coats)