Tuesday, 23 August 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Orange - Mosaic/Stained Glass Skittlette

Week 46 of the 52 week 40 Great Nail Art Idea's Challenge.

Six more weeks to go ......

This week the prompt is Orange and my personal prompt - Mosaic/Stained Glass .

I went for the Mosaic.  I painted 3 different colour oranges onto a plastic sheet, when dry, I cut out tiny random shapes.

I painted on the Kiko base colour once, let it dry, applied a second coat and while still wet, placed randomly the cut out polish pieces.  A top coat of SV and voila.


The three colours I used for the Mosaic on my nails ↓ 

 

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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Things in Water

Week 45 of the 52 week 40 Great Nail Art Idea's Challenge.

Seven more weeks to go ......

This week the prompt is Things in Water.  I don't own many stamps and so was a little stuck on what to do for this prompt.  But the manicure I have done is inspired by lots of nail artists out there who have done similar, so thank you all.

So on to the manicure, I did a blue gradient then applies a couple of nail water decals followed by a dip in water for some water spotting. The end result .......



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Friday, 5 August 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Yellow and Silver - Mermaid Scales

Week 44 of the 52 week 40 Great Nail Art Idea's Challenge.

Eight more weeks to go......

This week the prompt is Yellow and White and my personal pattern prompt of mermaid scales.

I have seen many many manicures of this pattern, but they are all done using vinyl stickers/stencils or stamping plates.

I own neither of these and so did my own interpretation.  Not brilliant or good but it is what I came up with.  I used some sticky back plastic and cut out my own tape with a scallop scissor.

In hindsight I wish I had just done a sort of gradient and then hand painted the scales, but hey ho, a lesson learnt.



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Sunday, 31 July 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Hippies/Festivals

Week 43 of the 52 week 40 Great Nail Art Idea's Challenge.

Nine more weeks to go......

This week the prompt is Hippies/Festivals.

Lots of things come to mind, flowers, bright colours, green peace, Reading Festival, Glastonbury.... the list is endless really.

I've never been to a festival but as a child of the 70's probably worn flowery prints and flares :)

But I also had tie dye in my head and as I've never done this on my nails, what better reason than now.

Here is my contribution....


I applied a white polish as a base and then did the nail art over the top.  This makes the colours pop more.

I did the tie dye effect on the two middle fingers using a very fine dotting tool and when I had finished the pattern, gently dabbed over it with some acetone remover with a brush to give a more tie dye effect.

For the index and thumb, I dropped some polish drops onto a stamper and just stamped it straight onto my nails.  I added some metal studs and voila.



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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Floral Water Decals Skittlette - Lady Queen Review

Today I'm sharing my first review of water decals from the nail art store Lady Queen

The decals here are just one set of 12 on one big sheet (found here), they cost just $3.88 US dollars or £2.56 and free shipping.

The colours are fresh and vibrant, I was spoilt for choice but chose this set for the review.  I find water decals so much fun and they are so quick and easy and you get a manicure to die for.  And I have to say, these were just as easy to use as any others I've used in the past. 


As you can see I only used four pieces from this particular set, leaving plenty for another possible two manicures. 



Twelve different floral prints for many many manicures.  So what are you waiting for? You can get these decals and many other Nail Art items from the store here, and whats more you can use my discount code RWLC15 for 15% off your order.
*These were sent to me for an honest review*