Tuesday, 24 January 2012

NOTD - Chinese new year nails Freehand

Chinese New Year Nails
Nails of the day today are a set I created for a Chinese New Year competion. I did not win the competion, but I have had some nice comments about my nails so it has given me the confidence to enter more.

To create this look I used Sexy red by Nubar as the base colour. Then using Orly's Instant Nail artist I carefully painted the nail art details.

I think the little lady with the fan was very cute, if I do say so myself!
What nail competions have you entered? What theme nails would you like to see?

Saturday, 14 January 2012

NOTD - Aztec Style Nail Art with Video

Nail of the day - Aztec Nails.

I was asked on instagram if I could do some tribal/aztec style nails so this is my effort
I took lots of photos and made this quick video tutorial hope you like it and let me know if you try it out xx

Friday, 13 January 2012

NOTD- Gelicure Silver Waterfall with freehand Winter Snowflakes

Gelicure Silver Waterfall with freehand Winter Snowflakes
Nail of the day - Gelicure Silver Waterfall with freehand Winter Snowflakes. Here are my winter season nails I started off by apply two coats of Nubar's Gelicure in Silver Waterfall then using nubars nail stripers I applied freehand snowflakes in white. I then added dots in white and blue with a dotting tool.

As always with Gelicure my mani lasted ages which was great as with Christmas and parties I did not have time to redo my nails so I got 4 weeks out of this one :).

What nails are you rocking this month? Let me know and add a link to your blog below xx

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

NOTD - Tape Mani in Purple Panic and Petunia Sparkles

Tape Mani with China Glaze and Nubar
Nail of the day is my new addiction Tape manicures. As you see from my picture I went a bit mad. I did try lots of different types  The idea is using cellotape to mask off parts of the nail creating cool patterns and crisps lines.

I started with a base colour of China Glaze Purple panic, which to be honest is a bright pink rather than purple. Then I applied the cellotape which I had cut into little strips which was actually the hard bit. I then sponged on the Nubar petunia sparkles which is an amazing purple glitter polish. I think sponging it on its better than painting over it as it not as thick

Nubar Petunia Sparkle
final look 
 How will you wear your Tape mani? share your photos with me xx