Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Catherine Arley - 666

Today I am wearing on my new oval nails the beautiful 666 by Catherine Arley.  It is a lovely dark shade of pink with..... moderate holo in it.  I had to take the photos with a flash as there is no sun here today :o(
Left hand, (normally in all my photos but my middle nail broke so is quite short at the moment)
Right hand as the nails are better!
See the holo, it is there.

Monday, 29 August 2011

New Nail Shape

I have had square or squoval nails for as long as I can remember.  I have not had the heart to change the shape as I have been happy with my square shape.  But today I just went ahead and re-shaped them!!   A little clue in this picture (and you get to see my right hand too lol :o))
I have gone oval.  I quite like the shape but I don't think I will keep them for good.  They are quite short at the moment, so I am going to grow them for a bit and see how I like them then.
But for now I am liking them, what do you think, and dare I ask what your preference is?

Thursday, 25 August 2011

What a Revvvolution :o)

Well, After the awful manicure of earlier this week, I am now sporting this lovely holographic by Color Club - Revvvoluttion.  The photos do not do it justice (the weather is awful here, dark and cloudy!)  But in real life you can see all the yummyness it it!  This is two coats and I am sure had I applied it a bit better even one coat would have sufficed.  I love it.  My right hand also has its photo in the post, can you guess which one?

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Chocolate Spots!!

Horrible colour and horrible nails.  Can you tell I am hiding a broken one?  Oh dear :(  I used OPI Chocolate Moose for the base and China Glaze Bahamian Escape for the blue dot and on top of that CG - Sunset Sail.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Denim Nails

New manicure today - denim nails.
I used three colours and used the sponge technique. I used a dark blue by LA Girl - Dance Studio, a light blue by China Glaze - Moody Blue and a white by Honeypot.  I also used some black acrylic paint to draw on the stitching lines.  On my ring finger I drew a little bow (you can just about make it out).  I hope you like.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Four Step Check Tutorial

I found this great design on the www while surfing and I just had to give it a go.

Black Rose Nail Art

I have been trying to do this rose for ages.  But just could not get it right.  But I saw some tutorials on some Korean Nail blogs and they made it look so easy.  I already had the base colour from last week and since it was going to come off soon I thought I would give the rose a go.
I used some black acrylic paint from our craft box and a fine line brush, and if I do say so myself, it came out quite good.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

MILANI - Bare to Wear

First of all you may notice my nails are much shorter than in my last post.  I just felt like shorter nails, and that is not very often, but I am glad I did cut and file them down as the manicure I am wearing really suits the shorter nail.
One of my "yet to be worn" today.  I bought the Milani Bare It All collection a while ago but as yet have not worn any of them.  I keep buying and have not got enough time to wear all of them!  So I took this one out and I am so pleased I did.  It is lovely "griege" colour, (one of my favourite shades, I have them in many makes!)  Sorry for the crappy pictures, but the weather is rather wet and grey here in the UK today.  This is two coats of Bare to Wear with a top coat of Seche Vite.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Summer Sun Sponge

This is a manicure I have had on since the weekend.  I definitely call it my summer sun manicure.  The base is one coat of Sinful Color - Easy Going, a pale creme pink and then the lower half is sponged on using China Glaze - Happy go Lucky, a vibrant yellow. Then just on the very tips I sponged on a green using LA Girl - Can You Dig it?.  Finished off with some 3D nail stickers.