Friday, 31 May 2013

Tickled Peach!

A few days of wearing my gorgeous (imo) purple french manicure I took it off to do this one.  I just got the urge to change!  This took all of about 15/20 minutes to do.  I used acrylic paint for all of it, and top coat to seal and finish.  In my opinion though I think it could have done with two coats of TC. I think the acrylic paint almost seemed to soak up the top coat, therefore note for next time, two coats of top coat.
This manicure also tied in well with Thursday 23 May, as it was Peter Pan dress up day at school.  We were raising money for GOSH as one of our students has been there since December, I went as Tiger Lily!

Items Used:
OPI Nail Envy
NYC Top Coat
Acrylic Paint - various colours

Extra Relaxed 31 Day Challenge - Day 14 - Flowers

Day 14 (week 14) of the ER31DC - Flowers.  This is my flower design.  I did this a few weeks ago, I absolutely loved the colour combination.  I wore it for about 5/6 days, I did not want to take it off.  I also got to use my new Sally Hansen polishes that I bought from Fragrance Direct.  Great application, I found the brush a little tricky as I have not used this type of flat brush before.  Having said that, once I had done a few coats I soon got the hang of it and found the application quite easy.
Items Used:
OPI Nail Envy
Seche Vite top coat
Sally Hansen - Put on the Black (burgandy)
                    - Lavendar Cloud (white)
                    - Grass Slipper (green)

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Purple French and Flowers

Another manicure worn a few weeks ago. I freehand painted on the V french and then simply applied some black flower stickers and voila.  I really like this one.

Items Used:
OPI Nail Envy
NYC top coat
China Glaze - Grape Pop
3d black flower  nail stickers

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Blue Animal Print

I am on a catch up mission is the next few days.  I did this manicure way back in May and have only just got round to posting it.  So here it is.  I saw one in pink while looking through pinterest and thought I would have a go in blue.  I did not turn out how I expected.  I got lots of compliments at work though, which is always nice.  Also as you can see on the index finger the black paint smudged, my top coat was a little on the thick and gloopy side and I was too impatient and applied before the paint had dried.
Items Used:
OPI Nail Envy
NYC top coat
Zoya - Iris
Barry M - Pure Turquoise
China Glaze -  Blue Hawaiian
Black Acrylic Paint

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Extra Relaxed 31 Day Challenge - Day 13 - Animal Print

Day 13 (week 13) of the ER31DC - Animal Print

This is my take on the animal print.  I could have done a lot better but hey ho, it's ok. Also, can you spot the mistake? Oooops :o)
Items Used:
OPI Nail Envy
Pride of London - White polish
Acrylic Paint - Black, red and blue
Seche Vite Top coat

Friday, 17 May 2013

February 2013 @ nomorenailpolishmum

My nails in February 2013

January 2013 @ nomorenailpolishmum

My nails in January 2013.

Enter Wendy's Giveaway...

...Have you entered Wendy's giveaway?  I just did, what a great prize.  I have never had pedi-sox but some form or another have been on my to buy list forever.
So stop reading and go enter here.

Extra Relaxed 31 Day Challenge - Day 12 - Stripes

Day 12 (week 12) of the ER31DC - Stripes
I recycled the holographic nails done here, put on some stripes and hey presto a new manicure.
Items Used:
OPI Nail Envy
Seche Vite top coat
Catherine Arley - 676 - silver holographic
ASOS Paint - Paris - pink
ASOS Paint - Lauren - blue
Striping tape

Pink Vintage Roses, Stripes and Bling!

I am on a catch up with my manicures.  This was worn wayyyy back in April (looking at the date it was three weeks ago today, wow I am late in posting this).  Anyway, vintage flower manicures are all the rage at the moment and I love this technique.  It is so easy.  I was trawling my way through the world wide web and I came across so many but this particular one just called to me and I just had to do it.  Only on the original there was more "bling" on the ring accent nail and the roses were on the middle and index finger, I changed it a little. I would like the thank the original person for their inspiration but for the life of me I can't find the person responsible. I have looked through pages of my pins, my history and just plain google searches for almost a week now, so, if you recognise my description or know who you are please let me know.
Items used:
OPI Nail Envy
Seche Vite top coat
China Glaze - Dance Baby - base on all nails
Sally Hansen - Sheer Me Now (stripes)
Etude House - Pink Glitter
China Glaze - Its Poppin' - for the rose accent
Nails Inc - Seven Dials - leaves
Striping Tape
Dotting tool

Friday, 10 May 2013

Extra Relaxed 31 Day Challenge - Day 11 - Polka Dots

Day 11 (week 11) of the ER31DC - Polks Dots
Again this was done a few days before the "chop"  I really liked how this turned out, I wore it for almost 3 whole days!  Would have worn it for a lot longer but I had to cut my nails down. I didn't realise until I put on the NI polish, that it was a jelly!  A nice surprise.
Items used:
OPI Nail Envy
Color Club - Who are you wearing? - Nude
Nails Inc - Mayfair Mews
Seche Vite top coat

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Nomadic Nude on the Beach!

I was trying to think of a title for this post and all the time the title was in the polish names!
This is a manicure I wore way back in April (see my nails are longer) simple nude with a hint of colour.
Items used:
OPI Nail Envy
Color Club - Nomadic in Nude
Nails Inc - In Style Beach
Seche Vite top coat

Monday, 6 May 2013

Chop, Chop, Chop - Shorter Nails

I cut and filed my nails down yesterday.  I didn't use to like them this short but the last couple of months I have preferred them this length.  Anyway there will be posts coming where my nails are longer, these post were done and photographed prior to the chop (I think there are 3).
First two, outside sunshine
Items used:
OPI Nail Envy
Catherine Arley - 676 - Silver holographic (3 coats)

Dreamcatcher Nails

I am going to catch up this week with some nails I have worn in April but never got round to putting on my blog.
I am though going to start with nails my daughter did way back at the beginning of April - her Dreamcatcher nail art.  It took her ages to do and the result is outstanding.  I can't remember which colours and make she used suffice to say she also used black acrylic paint.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Extra Relaxed 31 Day Challenge - Day 10 - Gradient

Day 10 (week 10) of the ER31DC - Gradient
I am on time this week, I have had this ready all week (straight after my rainbow debacle!). This took me about 10 minutes for the gradient itself (love that). I used acrylic paint, straight onto the sponge and onto the nail, painted on the feathers, black tip using my new Fragrance Direct purchase W7- Black, top coat and they you go..... (BTW this is my version of this manicure I saw ages ago).
Items used:
OPI Nail Envy
NYC Quick Dry Top Coat
Acrylic Paint - yellow, lilac, pink, black
W7 - Black