Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Bamboozled, I tells ya.

Hello, hello. How's it going friends?

So I wore that last manicure for a few days until it chipped on my right hand.  I really liked the way that one came out and, by the looks of things, a few of you liked it too. Today's manicure, however, might not be as popular...

It's supposed to be a bamboo. Supposed to be.

I call this one 'Bamboo-zled' because both myself and my husband just stared at it for a long while. Perplexed was the feeling, I think. Having said 'mmm' about a million times, we came to the conclusion that this was one fit for only an hour of wear. I went to work with bare nails today, as a result.  My daughter caught sight of me in the shower this morning and was horrified to see that I had no polish on my nails.

L-R in order of application
Barry M 'Matt White', L'Oreal Laqui Resist (I don't know what colour this is, but it looks about 20 years old. I got it from a bargain bin in a beauty products shop for 99p), Sinful Colors 'Mint Apple', China Glaze 'Jolly Holly', a Fraken, Essence 'Copper Rulez' and Seche Vite.

It all started like this (two coats of white, one of the L'Oreal and sponged on Mint Apple.

This is the bamboo image that I used (centre).

Yeah, it's pink. I was just messing around with the online editor.

The butterflies were from:

Nah, don't like it. I had high hopes for this manicure, but what I had envisioned did not translate onto my nails. I tried to make it better with some acrylic paint dots and accenting the butterfly wings, but I don't think I did so well.

Never mind!

On a plus side, my baby stood on her own for about five seconds today. My face still aches from all the smiling I did.


Tuesday, 14 June 2011

East Asian inspired mani!

Hey friends (big wave to my new subscribers x)

Sooo... this is what I'm wearing today. I thought I'd better make up for my lack of posts by doing something a little intricate.

The polish, in order of use:
 Color Club 'Resort to Red', Essence Nail Art Twins 'Carrie', MUA Shade 2, Models Own (yeah, I know it's a mess!) 'Gold Digger', Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat.

 I stamped on the fans first and then the above image (I don't know what it's called - if you do, please let me know)
I'm actually going to wear this until it starts to chip on me.

I hope you like it!


Monday, 6 June 2011

Neon Baby...

Hi friends.

I am completely in love with this colour at the moment. I had it on my toes a few weeks back and was walking everywhere with my head down!

 This one is a true reflection of the colour.

I won't adulterate this with any nail art...just yet. I want to stare at my fingers a little :-)


Saturday, 4 June 2011

Glorious Gasoline

Hi friends.

I'm officially out of my slump and have a manicure for you. I did this ages ago and although it was gorgeous in real life (to me anyway), it was an absolute monster to capture on film. The pictures don't do it any justice, unfortunately.

  I sharpened this image to show the detail.

 The main colour is GOSH's Gasoline with black sponged tips. I love this polish so much. As you know, I'm a sucker for glitter and this has it all. I may even have to pick up another of these bottles the next time I see one.

 I used BM image plate 04 (the older set of plates) . The colours used to stamp were Petites Color Fever 'Black Diamond', MUA's Black shade and Essence Metallics 'Copper Rulez!'


Thursday, 2 June 2011

Don't shout at me plz...

Wow, wow and wow. 

I feel so bad for not being around recently.

My reasons for absence? I've had a few things going on. Dealing with disappointment, looking for inspiration, striving for achievement, seeking condolence. Like I said - a lot.

Needless to say, nail art has been the least of my concerns of late.  Don't get me wrong, I have been paying attention to my hands, but I've just not had the gumption to take photos, edit, find the usb, connect it up...

Fear not fair readers, I shall return to my usual plucky self shortly. Today, I just want to wallow and eat chocolate. Is that okay?