Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Notd- Cath Kidston style Freehand Nail Art request.

the finished result
Nail of the day was requested by my friend @charleymarley she loves Cath Kidston so when I saw some nail art inspired by  Cath Kidson on all lacquered up,  I had to send her a picture. So then she asked me to do them on her nails. Now I love a challenge so I got out my Nail trainer and gave it a go. I think they have come out really well and I am very proud of them. I used Orlys instant artist acrylic paints and they were easy to work with.

If anyone has any other requests then let me know and I will give it a go, if I can :) 

Friday, 19 August 2011

NOTD - Gelicure - Black with silver glitter & Freehand Nail art.

My Notd is a all out glitz fest! I started of with just a plain black Gelicure mani and I only a day before I had to jazz it up! So I added the silver glitter chunks and sealed with Nubars UV topcoat. The I painted on pink flowers with Orly's instant artist nail paints and highlighted them with white shading and white dots. I then added pink ribbon detailing to my middle finger and simple dots to my ring finger.

On my thumb I went a little mad and used big black gems with a single silver gem.  Now as you can see by the picture, it looks pretty cool, but got on my nerves after about 2 mins! So I had to take it off. So at the moment they are just plain black, so I think I will put some silver crackle glaze on them.  

What nail art are you wearing today?

Saturday, 13 August 2011

NOTD - Nubar Gelicure Blue Hydrangea with glitter

Nail of the day is Blue Hydrangea Gelicure  with glitter nail art. As you may have notice this colour is becoming one of my favorites.  Decided a splash of glitter was needed to make this mani extra special. So I applied the gelicure in the usual way and added Nubar Jewels dust in Electric Magenta to one corner applied the UV topcoat and cured. Then I added glitter slices in sky blue and applied the topcoat.
The overall effect is very pretty but its very fiddly and I think layering the glitter can make the nail a little too thick。

Monday, 1 August 2011

My Blue Nail Polish Swatches

I decided to show you my colour collections and as it was announced that Blue is going to be the Autumn colour of choice it seemed like the best place to start.
Now in my blue collection up to now I have 18 shades.
1, Navy Blue -Nubar
2, Little drummer boy- China Glaze 
3, No name -China Glaze
Navy Blue, Little Drummer Boy, No Name

4, Indian Ocean - China Glaze

5, Meteor Shower - China Glaze 
6, Blk Bila Bong - China Glaze

Indian Ocean, Meteor Shower,Blk Bila Bong

7, Drinkin' My Blues Away - China Glaze

8, Tempest - China Glaze
9, DV8 - China Glaze
Drinkin my blues away, Tempest, DV8
10, Indigo Illusion - Nubar 

11, Calypso Breeze - Orly
12, Sapphire Silk - Orly

Indigo illusion, Calypso Breeze, Sapphire Silk
13, It's Up to Blue - Orly

14, No Name (Beauty & the beach) China Glaze
15, Aqua Baby -China Glaze
It's Up To Blue, No name(beauty & the beach) Aqua

16, Absolute - Nubar

17, Bohemian Blue - China Glaze
18, For Audrey - China Glaze
Absolute, Bohemian Blue, For Audrey

As you can see there doe seem to be a lot of China Glaze in my Blue collection and to be honest my favorite shade is........

DV8 by China Glaze I love it's super holo finish. It has been discontinued so if you see it snap it up :)
Which is your favorite and how big is your blue collection? Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment.Plus do not forget to enter my giveaway