Saturday, 12 May 2012

Black and white

I decided I wanted to do a bit of nail art yesterday but was in a bit of a hurry so had to go with some thing simple. I decided to use the technique I tried in the girly-girl challenge in march. I went with a black and white colour scheme.

This is really easy to do, you just paint half your nail with one colour, using a lot of polish and then paint the other half with the other colour, again using a lot of polish. Then use a pin or small dotting tool to mix the two shades together. I used A-England Camelot and Bettina Marshmallow, both really nice opaque polishes.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Color Club All About Color Set with Neons!

I picked up this and a few other sets in my local TK Maxx shop for a whole £9.99 for 7 polishes. 4 of them glow nicely under UV light.

I tried them all out, all of them needed 2 coats and dried fairly quickly. For the neons I used a white base coat as this seems to be better than trying to get them to be opaque on their own and it makes the colour nice and bright.

Here is the orange under a UV light:

The pink is slight darker and more neon in real life.

I, for some reason, only did one coat of the purple, which is a shame. Its a really nice purple and looks less blue tinged in real life, I think it'd make a nice gradient mani with one of the neon pinks.

I really liked this green, its minty and it still glows a little under the UV light.

This is slightly more purple and slightly darker in real life

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Nerd Lacquer: Dont Panic!...And I'm Back :-)

I can't believe how long its been since I last posted. I went on holiday and then I got the flu, so I haven't painted my nails much. I have got lots of untried though so hopefully I'll get back in to the swing of things and post regularly again. I need to sort of my comments and stuff as it looks like I've been nominated for a few awards - thanks guys x

I wanted to wear Nerd Lacquer: Don't Panic on its own but It just looked a little too thick with more than one coat so I used Zoya Meg as underwear. Zoya Meg is such a great shade of green, its a foil so it dried quickly and applied easily, I didn't think it looked streaky at all but I forgot to take a picture of it on its own. I used one coat of Meg and one coat of Don't Panic.

Normally I'd link to Nerd Lacquers etsy shop or Harlowe and Co. The etsy shop appears to be closed and Harlowe and Co have stopped selling Amanda's polishes for now but I'll update this if they become available again.

I think it looks like a green version of Deborah Lippmanns Mermaid's Dream, what do you think?