Thursday, 12 July 2012

Summer Fun Challenge Day 8 - Last Day :(

I can't believe this is the last of the challenge, it went so quick but it was great fun. So thanks to Lindsey at Neverland Nail Blog for organising it. Todays mani was an anything goes sort of deal and this week my Rainbow Honey glitters had arrived so I wanted to use one of those.

I used 2 coats of Zoya Zuza as a base, which is a stunning polish all on its own and then 2 coats of Rainbow Honey's 20% Cooler, it went on really easily. Its packed full of glitter and shimmer. I added a thick topcoat to smooth it out.

Below is a bottle shot to show how complex and shiny it is, lol.

This is Zoya Zuza on its own, it applies perfectly and dries super quick, I cant fault it.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Summer Fun Challenge Day 7

Let me first of all apologise for the bad pictures, I can't find my camera :-O so I had to use my phone.
Today's challenge is the second to last one, "Summer Stylin'" Were we are supposed to create a mani based on our favourite piece of summer fashion. So I went with something Black Milk inspired. Black Milk is my new obsession. I did this design to go with their Owl Swimsuit, scroll down the page for a picture.

I used my faithful A-England Camelot for the black base and used Bundle Monster Stamp no. 309 for the owl designs. I then, not so carefully dotted some Color Club Antique on the owls body and mixed Antique with Bettina Starfish for the eyes and detail on the flowers to help coordinate the colours with the swim suit.

Edit: Here's a pic from the camera, I added some metallic orange stripes

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Summer Fun Challenge Day 6

Super quick one today. Day 6 of the Summer Fun Challenge, hosted by Lindsey of Neverland Nail Blog, the theme was "The Big Blue". So I went with a super pretty blue from Nubar called Night Sparkle and added Pure Ice's Heartbreaker to give it a green shimmer. I used one of the new Bundle Monster plates (number 307) and stamped on a few octopuses 

Below is a picture of Nubar Night Sparkle on its own, its a really dense glitter which goes on easily but has a very gritty texture.

Only 2 more challenges to go.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Summer Fun Challenge - Day 5

Here is my mani for the 5th day of the Summer Fun Challenge. I know I'm a day early but I'll be out and about tomorrow so wont have a chance to put this up.
The theme was "most creative road trip or vacation mani". As I've only been away once since I started doing my nails obsessively, lol, this was simple for me. I don't know why I didn't photograph this the first time round but hey ho.

I used Dior Waterlily as a base. I love this polish, it has a great brush and applies easily, dries fast and smells lovely :-) I then added Girly Bits Cosmic Ocean to enhance the sparkle. I used A-England Dragon and A-England Saint George for the dots.

Dior Waterlily

Dior Waterlily with Cosmic Ocean