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Nov 102013 Tagged with , , 2 Responses

Remembrance day

Tomorrow is remembrance day. It a day where we all take two minutes silence, and honour those that died and fought in world war one. We also wear poppies as well for remembrance day, and the run up o it.

rememberance day sundayDue to already wearing red, and not having much time. I added a poppy to the manicure in the form of the badge.

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I’m posting this early as I wont have time to do it tomorrow.

Thank you.

Jan 122013 Tagged with , , , , , , , , 4 Responses

Everything BUT the kitchen sink challenge 2

At first I thought these kitchen sink mani’s were going to take ages to do. Turns out they don’t. I do have the assistance of Seche vite though. For this kitchen sink mani I went with pink and pearlescent for my colours. I like using less colours as possible makes it into more of a challenge.

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I was in such a rush only 2 nails turned out how I wanted them to. My thumb turned out so bad first time round. Originally it was a gradient tape mani, but I dented it with a bobby pin when I was getting ready. Plain it became. Then my index finger was supposed to be a Saran wrap accent like my ring finger. First time round the base colour hadn’t dried, then the second time I thought I had put SV on top but had forgotten too. Third time I ran out of drying time so it smudged the bottom coat too. So I decided right dots it is. The first dot I did came out oval *face palm*. It wasn’t too noticeable once I tried to fix it up. On the middle finger can you see that hint of pink by my cuticle? Well I tried stamping, and it didn’t go right. Slapped some glitter on to hide that disaster.

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Lets move onto the good nails. My ring came out perfect first try. Skeeter had done a saran wrap mani that day, and it kicked my butt into trying it out. In my head the pinky finger looks like a gingham pattern. Used my stripping tape to create the look. This mani could have turned out a lot worse, as in 2 hours I did my mani, ironed one handed, got my hair and make up sorted, and then got changed. That’s super fast for me!!

I do have to say it’s not a very me mani due to the colours. It is wayyyy too girly.

Products used: Sally Hansen double duty, Sally Hansen complete salon manicure in casting call, Paul & Joe in sprite, Nails inc in Devonshire street, Seche vite, stripping tape, dotting tools and Saran wrap/cling film.

Check out the other: Amanda’s, Nicole’s, Wes’s, Inky’s and Claire’s

Thank you

Dec 212012 Tagged with , , , , , , , , , 6 Responses

12 Days of Christmas challenge 9

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We are  so near to the end now! Today you have a treat from me……A little drawing depicting my design.

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The wreath will be on the middle on the middle, and the ribbon hanging will be on the others nails. This is what I was aiming for anyway. This is what I got:

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Did it translate across? I’ve had a lot of good feedback of everyone about my use of non traditional colours, so my nails had to match my tree. I bet your thinking ‘huh whys it pink’ well the only white I own that isn’t part of a French manicure set is OPI my boyfriend scales the walls, so I used Sally Hansen’s crinoline which is a pinky white. Honestly the I should have probably just crinoline and the opi. Using French manicure white didn’t stand out. My family of dotting tools helped as per usual.

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I stuck with my purple baubles from the tree as well. They looked lonely so I added some more in China glazes champagne kisses. Then added my ribbons on. Creating a wreath is really easy, I would suggest it to anyone.

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Polishes used: Sally Hansen double duty. Nails inc in Bruton mews and Park lane. O.P.I my boyfriend scales the walls. No7 tip whitener. Sally Hansen complete salon manicure in crinoline. L.A.Colors stripper in gold glitter. China glaze in champagne kisses. Seche vite.

Thanks.



Dec 192012 Tagged with , , , , , , , , 4 Responses

12 Days of Christmas challenge 8

Today is the day of ornaments. Now in our house the Christmas tree has to look perfect! Mom has always moved things around until it looks right……until this year. I took charge, and rearranged it. Decorating the tree is a deadly serious job in our house. Last year I put up 5 trees. Not all in one house though ha ha. This year it was only 2 due to my back. It’s become tradition that I put up my adopted grandparents tree. I was horrified they weren’t going to put it up last year, so I did it.  Everyone should have a tree up in my eyes. It’s not a huge tree thankfully for my back. My favourite ornaments have to be the hand blown clear glass baubles I’ve slowly started to collect out of the sales for when I get my own house. They reflect the light beautifully on the tree. Every year at least one new ornament has been added, except this year. There’s no more room left on the tree :(.

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These nails took no time at all. Does this mean I’m getting good at nail art? 😉 I used a dark green base colour, because I felt my baubles were the tree kind.

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Yep I certainly had to shove my hand in the tree, and take a picture that’s just the kind of girl I am. For quickness I stuck to one colour for the baubles.

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My dots dragged slightly when I used SV 🙁 They don’t look too bad though. I decided to do a mix and match of designs for the baubles with the help of my dotting tools, and stripper. I thought the hardest part of the mani would have been getting the string that holds the bauble thin enough. Fortunately I only had to touch up one. Had a bit of shrinkage on two nails as well.

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Polished used: Sally Hansen double duty. Nails inc Bruton mews and The Boltons. Models own in champagne. L.A.Colors strippers in blue and silver glitter. Barry M in aqua glitter (Natasha sent it me, and its fab!). Seche vite.

Thanks



Dec 062012 Tagged with , , , , , , 24 Responses

12 Days of Christmas challenge 3

Striping tape has got to one of my favourite tools to create nail art. Easy to use, and the designs you could use it for are endless. It’s greatness allowed me to create candy cane nails. Super cute ones that are neat. This challenge got me excited, and when ever I look at my nails they make me smile.

Due to having a new-found love for candy cane nails, I should warn you it’s going to be a picture heavy post. My little white Christmas tree nail was a big hit it seems, so I got to thinking if I can avoid traditional Christmas colours it could be my thing. The plan is to work modern colours into this Christmas challenge when I can. It may or may not be possible, but that’s what I’m hoping for.

For this challenge I’m working two different candy cane designs on each hand, and two different colours. It was fun to do. As I am being Miss modern I haven’t used red. Here we go:

Introducing the right corner blue candy canes!!

In the left corner its purple candy canes!!!

Ready for photo spam?

Without flash it’s bright in the house again. Me no likeee winter.

I will stop with the pictures now. This challenge fits in with my untried rule, which I’m glad of. It’s a bit hard to use untrieds when you need specific colours for a challenge. This was a three-step manicure. Day one I wore a-englands Morgan le Fay (perfect base colour for candy canes). Day two I used Sally Hansen Sally Hansen hi-definition nail colour in spectrum. In keeping with the shimmer. Day three I used Sinful colors I love you. All untried, and new purchases.

This challenge was all about experimenting, and having fun for me. I didn’t think my blue hand would survive, as I had placement. Lucky for me it did. As usual I used Sally Hansen double duty for my base coat, and sv for the top coat. This is completely irrelevant to the challenge, but if you are going to buy Sally Hansen double duty get it from Superdrug. I noticed in Boots it was £2 more expensive :O.

I am really happy with this challenge, and how it worked out. I hope you guys are with yours.

Thanks.

P.S. Dont worry I will be using traditional colours for my snowmen nails.



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