Friday, 20 November 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Grey + Colour - Brush Stroke

We are now on week eight of the 52 week 40 Great Nail Art Idea's Challenge.

This week the prompt is 'Grey + Colour' and there is an individual pattern prompt for everyone, mine this week is brush stroke.

When I read this, my personal interpretation was that we had to use grey as a base and then add one colour.

So, as my pattern prompt was brush stroke, I did a grey base and used the 'colour' part in my brush stroke.

A simple but IMO quite an effective manicure.

See what other participants did in this challenge via the inlinkz below.


Friday, 13 November 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Your Job

We are now on week seven of the 52 week 40 Great Nail Art Idea's Challenge.

This week the prompt is 'Your Job'.

This could have gone one of several ways, but I choose this cute design which I'm sure you will all have seen before.

Can you guess where I work:

I work in an Infant school in Reception Year.  So I thought this would be the ideal manicure for this prompt.

I used two coats of white polish and then drew on the red and blue paper lines with acrylic paint.

My daughter (who is 21) wanted to help and apart from the thumb nail, she did the art work on all the nails.  We used sharpie pens to do the art work.

 A for apple, B for bat, C for cat and D for doll :)

We teach cursive writing at our school, so obviously above on my thumb cursive abc.

See what other participants did in this challenge via the inlinkz below.


Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Delicate Gold Gradient with Decals - 21 May 2015

A delicate nude/gold gradient with some black water decals I got a while back from AliExpress.  As you can see I was in a hurry and I think I did this quite late at night, as the decal on my index finger particularly if not on point!.  Nonetheless, I loved wearing this.

As with any pale gradient I do, I usually start with a base coat of white and then use the darker colours on top. Not pictured, the white I used was by Honeypot Cosmetics.

This pack of had ten black decals and ten white (on the right, camera did not pick up the colour).

Delicate Pink Gradient Skittlette with Decals - 18 May 2015

Another gradient with water decals.

I kept my pinky nail from my last manicure here.  Then for the rest I did a simple pink/white gradient, added some matching rose water decals and voila, well not quite.

For the index and thumb, I painted the nails with a white base, let it dry, put some striping tape on and then did the gradient over the tape.  Pulled off the tape and where the lines were left white, I used a silver polish to accentuate them.  Then it was Voila.. :)
Sorry I can't remember which pink or white I used.  But a top coat of SV for a lovely shine.

Decal Accent - 13 May 2015

A nice little water decal manicure here.  I last used this pack of decals here.  I only used enough for four nails, therefore leaving plenty for another, if not two more manicures.

Here I only used a decal for an accent nail, and as my nails are a lot shorter I cut out what I needed and saved the rest for another manicure (I sure am frugal!).  I always paint my nails with a base of white before applying decals.  Let the base dry and then apply the decal over it for a lovely opaque look.
Above, side by side, amazing how one product used with different items or in a different way can give you a completely different look 

I love water decals.