Thursday, 24 April 2014

GOT Polish Challenge Part 2 - Week 4 - Tropical Gradient

Week 4 of the GOT2 (Golden Oldie Thursday) Polish challenge over at Crumpet's Nail Tarts. This week the theme is SomethingTropical.

I used two golden oldies (OPI and Sinful Colors) and two not so old for this manicure.  I have recently joined onto the IG wagon and have seen a lot of tropical palm tree nails, there are loads of tutorials out there too, I had to give it a go.  And if I do say so myself they turned out pretty good.  My daughter did not believe I did the trees, she was sure I used decals!!  But I assure you all, I did them myself.
Items used:
OPI Nail Envy
OPI - That's Hot Pink
Sinful Colors - Pinky Glitter
Nails Inc - Hobart Place
Pride of London - 343 (darker orange)
Black acrylic paint
Seche Vite

Monday, 21 April 2014

Chocolate Easter Bunny - Water Decals

My Easter nails.  Just a simple gradient using beige and gold colours and nail water decals I got from Aliexpress.
Items used:
OPI Nail Envy
Sally Hansen - (from lightest to gold) Bandage, Terracotta and Gilded Lily
Water Decal Stickers
Seche Vite top coat

Thursday, 17 April 2014

GOT Polish Challenge Part 2 - Week 3 - HOT PINK & Lime Green Skittlette

Week 3 of the GOT2 (Golden Oldie Thursday) Polish challenge over at Crumpet's Nail Tarts. This week the theme is Hot Pink.

I have used my one of favourite hot pinks that I own.  I have had this for a few years but don't really wear it that often at all.  I have teamed it with a newbie, Sally Hansen Grass Slipper.

Items used:
OPI Nail Envy
LA Girl - Boogie
Sally Hansen - Grass Slipper
China Glaze - Fairy Dust (on pinky)
Acrylic Paint - Black
Seche Vite

Friday, 11 April 2014

GOT Polish Challenge Part 2 - Week 2 - CORAL - Floral Gradient Skittlette

Week 2 of the GOT2 (Golden Oldie Thursday) Polish challenge over at Crumpet's Nail Tarts.  This week the theme is Coral.

I am a day late as my daughter and I have been doing our own version of the 3 day hydration treatment with our own homemade cuticle oil.  A post on this to follow this weekend, hopefully.

So now onto my coral manicure.  I have had the coral polish I used here for just over a year.  I bought it then to use in a challenge but it arrived too late and it has been in my un-tried drawer ever since.

This manicure was inspired by carlysisoka# on IG, who was inspired by Sammy (Nailasaurus).
I couldn't decide on photo's so posted the best ones.

Items used:
OPI Nail Envy
Sally Hansen - Sheer Me Now
ELF - Fire Coral
China Glaze - Dreamsicle
Acrylic Paint - Green
Seche Vite

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Tweed Nails

I saw these on Saranail's blog, and totally had to recreate.   I should have used a brush to do the darker crosses on the tweed nails instead of my dotting tool.  Lesson learnt and I know what to do next time. I loved these so much, I only took them off yesterday (I had them on for a whole week).  Here is my version:

Items used:
OPI Nail Envy
Sally Hansen - Tahitian Sunset (base for the tweed nail)
China Glaze - Side-Saddle (middle, thumb and tweed)
NYC - Full Metal Jacket (Ring)
LA Colors - Shock (yellow for the tweed)
White Striper for tweed
Gold Striper
Seche Vite