Thursday, 28 June 2012

Summer Fun Challenge - Day 4

Day 4: We like it Hot, Hot, Hot! Design your nails to match the summers scorching temperatures. Don't burn yourself though :)

This made picking colours easy. I went with something nice and easy to do today as I didn't have much time.
I used 2 coats of yellow Bettina as a base coat and then used "starfish" and red for the drips.

I like how this looks from far away but I think I could have done with a slightly darker red so it showed up more.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Summer Fun Challenge - Day 3

Pool Party is the theme for today's challenge "Make a splash with a pool party inspired mani, Swimsuits, floaties and sunscreen...oh my!"
So my first thought was to do something water related, until I noticed Day 6 calls for water/ocean nails, silly me.
Luckily I spied my swimsuit out the corner of my eye and realised that would be fun to replicate. Although the colours aren't very summery (black/white/grey) the swimsuit always works with whatever colour my hair is at the time, so its a favourite and I figured the nails would work too.

I used 2 coats of Bettina Marshmallow and then used my Bundle Monster leopard print stamp as I was too lazy to freehand :) and then dotted on some grey. Although my camera had issues focusing these came out looking really clean and look like stickers so I was happy with them.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Summer Fun Challenge - Day 2

On to my second mani of the day :)

This is part of the Summer Fun Challenge started by Lindsey of Neverland Nail Blog. The titles of this one is "Summer Lovin'" So for the summer part I went with neon colours and the love part had to be hearts really :)

My camera refused to take a decent colour matching photo of this but oh well. The base was Neon Lime from Kleancolor, which is a really pale neon green and I used Konad's Neon Pink to stamp the hearts on and their Neon Green to dot with. It looked better under my uv lamp.

I've been really liking neons lately but I didn't like this mani at all, its so not me :) Also when I went in the bath the neon colours darkened a little which is strange.

Summer Fun Challenge - Day 1

I'm 2 days late with this but as my college tutors always said to me - better late than never :)
This is another challenge set by Lindsey from Neverland Nail Blog. I really enjoyed doing the girly-girl one so I wanted to give this a try.

So today as I'm catching up I will be doing 2 mani's but I'll do 2 separate posts.

The first challenge is Grill Master. I was going to do flames with a black background but then I decided I wanted to do something a little less literal.

I used a base of Illamasqua Raindrops to represent smoke and rain, as to be honest whenever we plan a BBQ it ends up raining, lol. And then did "flaming" dots on top. I used yellow, starfish and red Bettina's and a hair pin as a dotting tool. I really am happy with how this turned out.

Here's a close up of raindrops, its such a pretty polish.

And in the bottle.

Next up is Summer lovin'...I love Grease :)