Thursday, 27 February 2014

GOT Polish Challenge - Week 8 - Orange Animal Print

Week 8 of the (Golden Oldie Thursday) GOT Polish challenge over at Crumpet's Nail Tarts. This week the theme is Orange.
I had various manicures I thought I might do, but they all fell by the wayside as I sat there last night to do my nails.  I used my fave neon orange from LA Girl which I have had a few years now.  But I don't wear it often as I don't want it to run out, maybe I should get a backup!

Anyway this is what I ended up doing.  I actually quite like it. This colour so suits the nail shape.
Items used:
OPI Nail Envy
LA Girl - Disco - Dance Craze
Black acrylic paint
Seche Vite

Don't forget to take a look at the other orange manicures by fellow bloggers with the link below. x

Thursday, 20 February 2014

GOT Polish Challenge - Week 7 - Chevrons

Week 7 of the (Golden Oldie Thursday) GOT Polish challenge over at Crumpet's Nail Tarts. This week the theme is Chevrons.
Now, I was confused as to what a chevron was.  I have seen a lot of manicures with the "v"shape (which I thought was a chevron), but then again there are a lot of "/\/\/\/\/\/\" manicures also claiming to be chevron (I thought zig zag was the right term for this).

So I did a bit of investigating and googled the term chevron and most descriptions stated " ..a V-shaped line or stripe, especially one on the sleeve of a uniform indicating rank or length of service." Check it out here (chevron) and here (zig zag).

I also came across this great post which put my mind to rest and yes I too shouted out loud!

OK rant over.

First I change the shape of my nails again this week.  Made them more "pointy" not sure if they are almond or stiletto?

I also made my own decals for this challenge. I cut this into chevrons and used in my manicure.

My first oldie polish used is the black in this decal.  It is Black by Honeypot Cosmetics.

My other oldie is the red by Barry M.  I have had it ages and I have never used it. So here it is in all its glory.

Items used:
OPI Nail Envy
Barry M Gelly - Blood Orange
Sally Hansen - Ion (pinky and for the decal base)
Striping Tape
Seche Vite

Thursday, 13 February 2014

GOT Polish Challenge - Week 6 - Valentines - Skittlette

Week 6 of the (Golden Oldie Thursday) GOT Polish challenge over at Crumpet's Nail Tarts.  This week the theme obviously is Valentines.

My "oldie" used in this challenge in the decal stickers.  I have had these for absolutely ages.  Again as last weeks GOT post, these decals came from QVC again from a Special FX polish purchase, oooh about 10-15 years ago!

Items used:
OPI Nail Envy
LA Girl Sand Blast - Sands of Time - Gold on pinky finger
LA Girl Sand Blast - Sand Dune - on index and thumb
NYC - Full Metal Jacket - Foil Gold on ring and middle finger
Water Decals
Seche Vite

Thursday, 6 February 2014

GOT Polish Challenge - Week 5 - Green - Gradient Skittlette

Week 5 of the (Golden Oldie Thursday) GOT Polish challenge over at Crumpet's Nail Tarts.  I have a lot green nail polish that is over a year old.  But I was looking in my last haul box from Fragrance Direct and I found some of my rolls of foil I had put in.  In that stash there was a metallic green one.  I have had this in my stash for a VERY long time, bought from QVC when they used to showcase Special FX nail polish, anyone remember that?  
Anyway I just had to use this old green in my manicure. I've done a skittlette for this challenge. I used the foil only on my pinky.  I did not use the glue technique.  Once I painted the second coat of polish I waited until it was nearly dry but still tacky to touch then quickly applied the foil in short bursts.
For the ring and middle finger, I did a taped heart shape gradient (I have seen a lot of these so thanks goes to all of you for inspiration). And a normal sponge gradient for the index and thumb.
Items used:
OPI Nail Envy
Seche Vite
Sally Hansen - Ion
OPI - Mermaid's Tears
China Glaze - Great Barrier Beige
Nails Inc - Electric Avenue
Nail Foil  - Green

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Nail Water Decal Haul - AliExpress - Part 2

Hi all, This is the second of my haul for nail water decals.  Again it is from AliExpress.  From placing my order to receiving the goods it took 17 days.  Pretty fast.  Again really well packaged, in a bubble padded envelope.

I ordered:

Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Nail Water Decals

Oriental Blossom Nail Water Decals 

They also sent me 3 free pressies:

And the price for a total of 100 decals...... $21.98 USD or £13.26 that's about .13pence each.  Not bad at all.
I had been trying to order the blue and white porcelain decals from the Ebay, but each time the seller came back saying something was wrong with the decals and to try again.  So when I saw these, I had to order them.

The seller was really helpful again.  There were a total of 24 designs to choose from for the white and blue decals I chose 10 and 23 designs for the blossom decals to chose from, again I chose 10.


These are the blue designs I bought.
These are the blossom designs I bought.
So there you have it.  I have 23 designs to do manicures with.  So many items so little time.  Which one would you like to see first?  Anyone else bought these, what are your thoughts?  Would be great to hear from you all.