Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Squares and Rectangles

At the weekend I was catching up on blogs that I follow, and as per usual I got sidelined by new blogs that I found through the old!  As in my  last post where I was inspired by a new blog, I found this particular one where again I was inspired. So Please go take a look as this lady has some fantastic ideas that appeal to me and perhaps you will like too.
The colours used were:
OPI Rumple's Wiggin - lilac
Color Club - Pucci-licious - darker lilac
China Glaze- Snow - White
Silver Striping tape
Seche Vite top coat

I really like this colour combination.  The only gripe I had a day and then two days later, the striping tape began to peel off on some nails.  I put on a thick coat of SV but still?  Anyone have any other tips on how to keep the tape on?

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Pink Elegant Squares Inspired by Sopie

I found this great nail blog this week.  This girl sure knows how to do beautiful nail art.  I got inspired last night and did similar nails to hers here.  Mind you I did these last night after my Zumba class, I was tiried, what was I thinking?  But my nails needed doing, so I set to work.  It took me an hour but I did it!  The result............... ......... ...   Well not as neat as Sophie, but then it was 10pm by now and I did not have the energy to clean up, so big apologies.
So here goes....  My version.

BTW I used:
Zoe by Zoya as my silver base coat.
Then for the various squares:
She's So Glam - Color Club - Light Pink
Vampire State Building - OPI - Burgundy
Platforms - LA Girl - Neon Pink
Seche Vitte top coat

Sunday, 19 February 2012

OPI Skull and Glossbones

My latest manicure is this lovely combination IMO.  I used OPI Skull and Glossbones from the Pirates of the Caribbean collection and for the ring accent finger I used GOSH Miss Minty.  The combination worked really well.  I love the SnG shade it is just lovely, it reminds me of some other dupes I have from other makes.  I think perhaps a comparison is due?

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

My Valentine Manicure

I wasn't going to do anything too intricate or any nail art for valentines day, but I gave in and came up with something anyway :)  For the base colour I used Villiers Street by Nails Inc. A shimmery red.  I did the hearts using pink and black acrylic paint.  All topped off with a generous coat of SV and voila......

Monday, 13 February 2012

Warm nails for the Freezing Weather.

Last week I wore this warming manicure.  For the ring accent finger I wore the charming Poptastic by Color Club and then did a leopard print with acrylic paints.  For the rest of the manicure I wore China Glaze - Oh How Street It is, a hot vibrant orange.  And boy did I need this manicure.  We have had snow and freezing weather to contend with here in the UK.  At lease this manicure made me feel warmer.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Gone Totally Dotty!

Still with the dotty theme, this is my latest manicure.  For the base colour I used Where's the Soiree by Color Club, a creme black which dries with a satin finish.  I then went a bit dotty and added dots just to the ends of my nails and for the ring finger - all over.  Topped it with a coat of SV for shine.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Dotty Check Pattern

More nail art on my nails for this week.  I saw this originally on a white base with black dots and it looked awesome.  But I wanted a different slant on it so went pink.  I used OPI Japanese Rose Garden for the base and then used Victoria by ASOS Ciate Pots for the dots.  Topped off with a generous layer of Seche Vite.
I am quite pleased with the effect.