Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Frozen Inspired

Hey Everyone!
Since I haven't been hundred percent since Sunday, it caused a delay on this weeks nail design and thus a delay on this weeks post.
As you can tell from the title this weeks design was a Frozen Inspired one!
Originally I planned to incorporate all of the characters into the nail design, but after attempting and unfortunately, failing, I decided to stick with just Olaf and give the remainder of the nails a frosted texture.
I applied a white base coat and then sponge dabbed a blue polish over top to give the snowy/frosty appearance before adding detail in white nail polish.
Even though, this design wasn't my original idea and was a second resort, I am satisfied with the way it turned out. In fact, I am particularly fond of the final design.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Christmas Minions



Hey Everyone!
A guilty pleasure of mine is definitely Despicable Me, I find the Minions utterly adorable. I have previously experimented with a Minion themed nail design and then when I came across the following picture on Pinterest whilst searching for inspiration, I just knew I had to give it ago.
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What's more adorable than Minions? Definitely Christmas themed Minions.
I made some slight alterations to my interpretation as you can see by the arrangement of the Minions. This was because the Minions with the dungarees on, I suspect they're interpreting elves, needed a little more length.
Its been a while, since Halloween, that I have done a design that required such design. Safe to say it is good practice for the upcoming designs I have in mind. As usual, for the following design the only tools I used were a split bobby pin and a toothpick. The split bobby pin came in particularly useful when dotting the trim for the Santa hat. As well as the eyes for the Minions.
I have to say this is definitely one of my favourite designs I have done for a while, particularly because of the colour scheme. The contrasting red and yellow are particularly eye catching.


Monday, 1 December 2014

The Christmas Gift

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This weeks nails are another statement nail design, mostly because of my procrastinating nature yesterday where I had a lot of things to do after putting them off for so long. Which meant only a short amount of time to scrape a nail look together. However, I have an idea for next weeks nails in the works which I am looking forward to if it all goes to plan, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for that.
I had been craving a red nail for a while - yes as a nail obsessed girl I have 'cravings' for certain designs - so as the festive season approached I put it on hold until it was acceptable to pull off as Christmas design. 
I opted to go for another statement nail which was quick and easy but still had a twist. The twist being that overtop the classic red nail polish I chose a metallic, with glitter specks, red nail polish that dried in a mosaic affect. Similar to the style of crackle nail polishes. This gave the design more texture with the glitter specks being highlighted by the glitter over top the white ribbon on the present.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Camouflage

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This weeks nail design was a very spur of the moment thing, I was unsure of what I wanted to do so decided to opt for a statement camouflage design. Having seen a lot of camouflage fashion recently it seems to be making a return so the choice was somewhat fitting.
The base coat I used was a dark turquoise colour by W7, one of my favourites, the colour pay off is very opaque and it dries very quickly. The lasting time is pretty good too, depending on the top coat you use.
There was a lot of colour mixing involved to find the ideal 'camouflage' colours. I used a split bobby pin to draw the wiggly designs to represent the camouflage pattern.
Next week will be the start of my Christmas themed nail designs, I already have a few ideas in mind so be sure to look out for those!

Monday, 17 November 2014

Galaxy Inspired

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For this weeks nails I decided to try out a Galaxy Inspired look, the equipment needed for this design is simply a sponge and an array of nail polishes.

For a base coat I used a black with specks of glitter in it, I then dabbed gently some white specks onto the black base before building up the colours. I felt this brightened up the colours as well allowed the effect of stars.
As you can see the colours blend together, similar to an ombre style, balancing out each other against the black base.
If I was to do this design again I would probably apply a little less glitter on the top coat since I think it takes away a little from the underlying design, but for a first time I'm happy with how it has turned out.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Lineal

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For this weeks nails I guess you could say I decided to go back to basic with a simple but bold black and white lineal design. I was experimenting with a nail striper so wasn't aiming to do anything too intricate. As basic as this design may be, I am pretty happy with the way it turned out.


Sunday, 9 November 2014

Firecrackers

Hello Everybody!
In honour of Guy Fawkes Night I came up with the following nail art design, I kept things pretty simple with a blue toned colour scheme and a glitter top coat.

I achieved the following with a basic toothpick, split bobby pin and usual nail paint brushes. Its a pretty simplistic design, however, still very creative.