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Mar 242014 Tagged with , , , 5 Responses

Texture gradient

that was a big fail.

bday nail failThe problem was I painted some of the blue on the bottom for a darker colour, then sponged some blue on. It just didn’t work, and my accent nail looks out of place.

texture gradient failHere’s the funny part I did a quick clean up, and it was better than my normal clean up aha.

Thank you.

Feb 132014 Tagged with , , , , 5 Responses

That time I accidentally

deleted the pictures off my memory card thinking I had already transferred them to my computer. Usually I wouldn’t mind much, but this manicure was gorgeous and may well be my favourite. Or at least in my top ten. Good thing I was enamoured by it, as I put pictures on Instagram.

holo gradient I used GOSH holographic hero, UP colurs azul disco and verde 360. I managed to do a really great gradient with them, by my standards its classed as great anyway. m_a_tom did the lightening stripe design on her IG with different colours, and I desperately wanted to recreate it. Luckily I found the lightening nail stickers available in this country and saved my self some pennies. On my little finger I added some white star sticker to UP colors verde 360. Absolutely love the UP color line of holographics, and lucky me owns 3 all of which I’ve found in blog sales.

lightening tape manicureSorry for the awkward photos. Really loved this manicure.

tilly fangTo make up for the awkward photos you get Tilly the vampire cat.

Thank you.

Dec 272013 Tagged with , , , , 2 Responses

Subtle isn’t the word

My christmas manicure was supposed to be a subtle blue gradient with snow, and snowflakes. All I achieved was the snow business. Thankfully it stayed on my nails and didn’t snow outside. Afraid I don’t do snow unless I can stay inside till its gone.

For my gradient I decided to use O.P.I I have a herring problem and I don’t give a Rotterdamn. The sibling shades are a favourite of mine! Sadly they just blur into one shade for a gradient. Detecting the colour difference for myself was only actually possible due to using my fiances desk lamp.

xmas 13Then I  added a layer of Daring Digits snow flurries. Such a simple but fun polish. Then stamped the snowflakes on using Barry M’s silver foil.

 

xmas day 2013 maniThis was a last minute job on Christmas eve that carried on Christmas morning. I tried to quickly stamp my nails before bed, but the whole nail of polish moved. Managed to flatten it thankfully. Sorry for the tip wear didn’t have chance to take a picture until later on. I’m still not back in my light box…..I have no reason why I’m not. Lazyness maybe?

That stupid bug spread as well, so poor fiancé suffered on Christmas night. I hope you all had a great holiday with family and friends!!

Thank you for reading.

Dec 222013 Tagged with , , , , , , , 6 Responses

What I want for Christmas

is  a new body or some new insides. Seriously its exhausting having a body as crap as mine. You would think having a major back operation would give me a get out of illness card or something, but nooo. Ok ok so I’m feeling sorry for myself, but I don’t care. I  handed my last assignment in on Tuesday and officially broke up for winter. Yet I still haven’t had my chill day to watch the jungle book I purchased for myself in Sept/Oct. These nails I will eventually show you should have been posted thursday night until…..I found a smidge of cat pee on my bottom sheet grrr. Everything snowballed from there. My niece ended up pretty ill and I spent the better half of the day with my niece and sister at the hospital getting her rehydrated. Damn chest infection, at least she won’t horribly on xmas now. Anyway being up for the majority of the night then being at the hospital I was lazy. Got on with the rest of the day, and eventually chilled with my sister watching american horror story and reshaped her nails almondy. The shape suits her rather well too. All of a sudden I start feeling sick which I thought was related to a health issue I have. Turns out it was a sickness bug……seven glorious hours of it. It didn’t end either. Yesterday was spent sleeping feeling crappy like I had the flu, and well today I’m not feeling as sick so I’m rehydrating myself. All the well laid plans to get rid of the presents were ruined.

These nails were for the christmas party in the class I volunteer with once a week. They all had a total blast seeing santa!

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They didn’t turn out fabulous, but hey ho. I attempted to copy  miaonoirnails (ig) design on my index finger. I saran wrapped it with 2 greens to look like a tree, then a coat of a sinful glitter which in hindsight I shouldn’t have done. Then I quickly slapped the dots on. Should have taken more care with the dots as it doesn’t really translate the design well.

I actually was a huge lazy bum. My nails were at a ridiculously long length, and they curve as they grow. I didn’t have it in me to file then down, so I chopped them off instead. Ooopsy.

Thank you listening to my moaning.

Aug 032013 Tagged with , , 4 Responses

My acrylics

No I’m joking I haven’t had acrylics put on. Well today’s nails ended up that thick they looked like acrylics and I was even asked if they were.pinky gradientThey don’t look too thick in photo’s, but they are trust me. Believe it or not this is a gradient of pinks. I tried sponging them on, and it wasn’t showing to well so I quickly painted a bit on then sponged the top bit with the 2 pinks which didn’t look that bad except I had to put a thick layer of polish on for quickness (I was going out). It was a weak looking gradient, but it looked nice UNTIL I decided to put china glazes fairy dust on -_-. I have no idea why I tried this polish for the 4th time, because I’ve disliked the drying time even with seche vite every single time!!! Bare in mind I had 2 hours to do my nails jump in the shower, blow dry and straighten my hair, then put make up on. Usually 2 hours is enough. Not with fairy dust it isn’t!!! In the shower I was constantly pushing the dents out.

china glaze fairy dust gradientI squared my nails off again. This time round I’m finding them easier to deal with being squared compared to last time I squared them off. Anyway my top matched my nails which was my aim so all was not lost thankfully. Getting rid of fairy dust though.

Thank you 🙂

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