Just a quick post to fit it in today for Georgia.
I did her acrylics the other week and painted some snowflakes on them today for her. Love how they turned out.
So, why these nails? Not for the Ashes!! My Dad is from England, my Mum is from Wales and a friend who's currently living in London (so damn jealous of you, Matt) suggested the flag for the design. At first I was hesitant, I wanted to do some more complicated nail art but these turned out really well and they are nowhere near as difficult as they look. I'd attempt the Australian flag but I don't think I could logically fit it in without it being tiny!
It was suggested to me to do some Batman nails but I've already done that quite a few times...instead I decided to do little cute bats, including a lovely albino one! :)
Thanks for looking!
Tonight I did some nails for my friend, Tina. She wanted acrylics but had no idea what kind of nail art she wanted to top it off with. So, I of course suggested The Mighty Boosh themed nails for her :) I'm pleased how they came out, they're really cute/rad.
Orange is my absolute favourite colour and I love anything orange flavoured so I decided to do another orange inspired mani :) This is super simple and anyone can try it!
My nails are super short now because I wanted a change. I'm loving having short nails but I still miss having lovely long feminine nails. I also accidentally broke half of my pinkie nail off a few weeks back so that's why it's teeny tiny. Anyway, on to the nails.
Hey guys, sorry I've been away for such a long time, I've had a few major life changes. At first I had difficulty coping but things are getting better.
Anyway, Halloween is my favourite holiday and I always experiment with nails and make-up so I figured I'd do a Halloween post to get me back into the swing of things!
I painted these nails for when I went over to Melbourne to see my lovely David, he likes him some Gloomy Bear :D So this photo was taken after I'd worn it for two weeks. Yes, two weeks, that's what to wonder of a layer of acrylic can do for your nails! It keeps them strong, helps them grow and your nail polish never chips.
I only recommend it if you're up for the maintenance though, I get lazy with it, as you can see these are in need of a refill but a lot of the time I just file them slightly and paint over it. LAZY! Anyway, to the point, the nails!
Now I can't take credit for this design as it was the clients idea haha, I really liked how it turned out. I did these for my friend Meg's birthday night out. Cute little Hello Kitty faces on the ring finger and Hello Kitty bows on all the others. I'm really keen to try this one out on myself!
What I used: Glossyblosso in Mat Rose and Hawley Manicure Pen in Hot Pink for the background. Ultra3 in Spring Fling, Honolulu, and Bo Peep, Rossburn in Lilac, Satin in Shade 15, and 2 and Hawley Manicure Pen in Black.
Thanks for looking! Let me know what you think!
What I used: ChiChi (the name has worn off) as a base, white, pink and black acrylic paint, Ultra3 in Purple Passion as well as a lovely Roseburn unnamed shimmer pink. Various rhinestones in all shapes and sizes were thrown on too!
I hope you like it, thanks for looking!
SportsGirl in Curiouser, Revlon in Magical and Pure Pearl for the blue nails.
Flowers: White acrylic paint for a base, Ultra3 in Bo Peep, Sally Hansen Hard as Nails in Platinum, an old unnamed, unknown brand in a light pink. Moss (unnamed) and Ultra3 in Lagoon.
All in all, 12 polishes for this one!
Let me know what you think!
What I used: Orly in Fairy Godmother for the base, Sirray #48 for the tips and Hawley Nail Art Pen & Brush for the spider and webbing.
Thanks for looking!
I really do love this design. I'll have to try out a pastel rainbow next time!
I love Nintendo and Mario and I've wanted to do some kind of design like this for a long while but I've been too chicken. Last night I bit the bullet and just did it. I'm really pleased with the outcome of these nails. I think they came out great! I can't wait to do more like them in the future!
What I used: Unnumbered Sirray Holographic polish and acrylic paints.
Wow this was a lazy/super quick update!
I really loved this here mani, I think it's way cute. I'll totally do it again, or at least some oranges! It was fun to paint and quite simple too :)
I have a question for you too! Do any of you have any suggestions for some designs? I had a list of what I wanted to do but I can't find it now. Besides, I'd like some fresh ideas.
Also, I have 24 followers, when the heck did that happen!?! Thanks so much everyone!!!
What I used: BYS Tempt Me Tangerine, Ultra3 Honolulu and I still can't remember the pink... I used the Konad image plate m57 with the Special Black Polish.
It's been a little while but I've been busy! School is coming to an end and I've had David over to visit so finding the time to post has been difficult. I have however been taking photos of my manis so I have a back log to share.
The next one I'm sharing started off as a Tim Burton styled black and white stripes, we know he loves them! Then a day or so later I added the bows just to give it a little something extra.
What I used: Sally Hansen Hard as Nails in Platinum and Hawley Manicure Nail Art Pen/Brush in black. For the bows I used a white acrylic paint as a base. Then used Orly in Fairy Godmother and L.A. Colors Nail Deco in another red (can't remember the name!) for the outline. Topped with Out The Door!
One last thing, I've had a few disasters with my nails recently, they've kept breaking constantly and one even split down the middle, very painfully. Yesterday I put some acrylics on to keep them strong for now and make sure my nail grows back correctly. Anyways, in a few posts time you'll see a drastic change in my nails so this is why, and also a warning! lol
First, sorry for the crappy webcam picture but it's the easiest way to show the design all together! I've been wanting to do a Batman design for Lord knows how long but have been too chicken to attempt the bat signal. But then it came to me, just like the Star Wars design, a "knuckle tattoo" I only had to do the logo twice haha. I think it's cool, a bit too simple than what I usually get up to but I'll fix that over the weekend!
Just a quick update tonight. I'm suffering lady cramps today. They hurts :(
Anyhoot, I wanted purple nails today and I love orange with purple so I ended up with little monsters on my nails (hehe GaGa reference) I think they're cute...though I got a little impatient so they're a bit messed up now >.>
And because I can, a better shot of the thumb! Grrr! hehe
I set out to do something different last night and I ended up having a lot of fun with it. I used paint this time around as there were a lot of layers and I could imagine the sticky mess I'd be in if I just used polish. So, here we have it, my under the ocean/underwater/sea inspired manicure.
Two things to talk about here today. First, I was given the Sweet Blog Award by Less Than A Queen :D
I'm really starting to feel like I'm part of the Blogger/Nail Blogger community now so thanks so much everyone for that!
- Put the award on your blog.
- Let your nominated 10 know you've awarded them by leaving a comment.
Now I have to nominate 10 others! Unfortunately, a lot of people already have this award so I'm just going to nominate a few that I don't believe have it...
I painted my nails last night and I've got the photos and everything done but I don't want to overload on designs and look like I'm obsessed with doing my nails (even though I am) so that will be posted some time today. Also, Renee asked me to play with her nails again so I should be doing that today...I have to come up with some ideas...
Thanks for reading! :)
Wow, so much to say in this here post. First, I'm now a member of the Gumleaf Mafia which is so darn awesome! Those are the girls that inspired me to record and share what I like to do with my nails and now I'm listed with them. Ohh yeah. Also, it's introduced some new followers/subscribers to my blog so thank you so much! I think that's super awesome and all that jazz!
Second, I cut mah nails, the length was driving me crazy! However, I cut too much than I intended but hey, they'll grow. Lately I've been throwing on a really thin layer of acrylic to help keep my nails strong, they're so soft usually and it also stops polish from chipping so that's awesome.
Anyway, to the nail art! I messed around trying to find something to do with this length so I tried that "on nail marbling" where you blend with a top coat. Worked out quite cool if you ask me ;)
What I used; Again, that unamed lavender that I'm in love with! Blending with Ultra3 in Bo Peep. Lastly CoverGirl in White Night for the peace signs and finally a coat of Out The Door.
What I want to ask is if anyone has advice for nail art for shorter nails? What do you think would look good on my nails? haha
What I used: Rossburn Cosmetics, which has no name! The lavender colour. Sally Hansen Hard as Nails in Platinum, Ultra3 in Baby Pink, Ultra3 in Bo Peep and Hawley Manicure Pen/Brush in Black.
- One coat of N.Y.C in Snazzle
- One coat of Satin in #37 (rainbow glitter)
- CoverGirl in White Night
- Hawley Manicure pen in Black
- Ultra3 in Baby Pink for the cheeks :)