Thursday, 26 May 2011

NOTD- Nubar Honeysuckle.

Nubar Honey Suckle

Nail of the day today is from Nubar spring garden collection. It is the deep pink Honeysuckle.  I think it is one of my favourites from the collection as I am a fan of bright hot colours. If you look at the colour swatches in Nubars advert then it looks a little more subdued and coral. As you can see by my photos it has a bit more pow about it.

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As with all Nubar colours I only had to use two coats to get a bottle perfect colour. Then I acheived a high gloss finish with their Diamont Topcoat.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Notd- Orly Gelac Haute Pink and TOWIE nail art

The nail of the day today is a bit of a special one. On Friday we had a customer in asking about a nail wrap just like Amy Childs from the TV show The Only Way is Essex. After doing some googleing we found the nails in question and notice it was not a nail wrap, but it was freehand nail art and 3d acrylic bows. Now I'm not one for taking fashion tips off TOWIE girls but I do like a challenge. I decided to give it a go. I have to confess this is my first attempt at doing any 3d acrylic designs. 

link to Amy's nails x

So to begin with I painted my nail and nail tips with Orly's Gelac. The Gelac process took me about an hour. Then I had some pizza ( it was a Friday treat!). I then thought it would be best to practice some 3d bows. After two practices I went for it and applied six 3d bows to my nails. Doing my right hand with my left was a challenge, but I think they turned out ok. That process took me about an hour as well. Then I added the dots which took about 10 minutes. Finally a top coat was applied and I was finished. 

Yes it was a challenge, but I think it was worth the effort and they have now inspired me to do more 3d designs. So I am going to be watching a lot of youtube videos on how to do different shapes. Keep your eyes open for the results. 

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Notd- China Glaze - DV8

Nail of the day today is from the China Glaze OMG collection. It is the super holo blue DV8. I really love this colour and whenever I wear it I get comments on how pretty and unusual it is. Like with most Holos it is best to do 3 thin coats rather than 2 thick ones. And you must ALWAYS use a nice topcoat.

As you can see in the 2nd photo, the holo effect is really good with this colour and it shines like a rainbow when out in the sun.(if you ever get chance!)

I have most Of the OMG Collection, as I do love Holos but this collection is now quite rare so if you do see any online snap it up!

with flash you can see the holo

No Flash