Saturday, 27 October 2012
Ah, here's another one from the archives.... this was an experiment I tried out on myself after I was bored of the silver glitter tips and I think it turned out really well.
I'd just ordered a couple of new Shellac colours and decided to try out the Gotcha. I was trawling through my instagram 'likes' to find some inspiration when I came across one of Michelles Poena's designs I thought I'd try (find Michelle's blog here - http://michelleinwonderland-michelle.blogspot.co.uk/ and on instagram - @michellepoena).
I painted all my nails (bar the ring finger) with Gotcha then mixed up a silver glitter paste with Mother of Pearl and some Gosh nail glitter in silver, and I painted that on as an accent nail. The first coat was cured for 120 seconds and then I added a second, curing for 120 seconds, on all nails. I used some striping tape to tape off the triangular area on my Gotcha nails and then used the glitter paste to fill in the chevrons. After curing the glitter detail for 120 seconds, I added the small diamantés to the tips of the triangles and topped it off with top coat to seal it all in.
A little barbie-ish but I like it all the same :) What do you think?
Disclaimer - All products used for this manicure were bought myself, for more info about myself and CND Shellac please check out my disclaimer page here. I might not be a professional, but I sure love me some Shellac nail art :)
Friday, 26 October 2012
Well hello, I am back in the blogosphere, after what seems like an age! I didn't quite anticipate how wrapped up in school I'd get these last two months and woah what a half term it's been. I am very pleased to welcome the half term break next week and have so much to show you guys in terms of nail art and general all round shellac-loveliness :)
Where to begin?! Well for starters, this is a little mani I did on myself back in August but never got round to posting. Introducing CND Shellac in Negligee with some accent nail stickers from Viva la Nails (product code WS02 can be purchased here):
I love this natural clear pink which just makes you nails look quite healthy. It has a slight blue hue to it in comparison to Beau which is a little more pink-y.
After a week or so, me and my heavy handed-ness meant that a little peeling and lifting was evident at the tips, so to hold it out a bit longer I added some silver glitter:
To make the silver glitter mix I used Gosh Nail Glitter in Silver with CND Shellac Mother of Pearl to make a glitter paste, then I used a kolinsky nail art brush to apply it to the tips. I coated the tips twice to get a lovely solid silver glitter effect and then topped it off with top coat.
A glam alternative to the
Disclaimer - this post is not sponsored by www.vivalanails.co.uk but the nail art products in this review were given to me, by them, free for my consideration. My reviews are 100% honest, as always and I welcome any more freebies to decorate my nails with...if you're offering??!