Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Mermaid's Tail

Hi everyone! Today I've been working on a gorgeous sea themed mani! I started off with my own frakenpolish Mermaid's Tail which was featured in my last post. It's such a pretty polish I really wanted to do it justice and show you guys how nice it looks by itself. Here it is in one, two and three coats.
I wanted to really make this mani pop so I slathered on a liberal amount of La Femme's Purple Glitter and Cosmix which I got off amazon for a bargain! I think I maybe have gone a little overboard with the glitter (you mean there's such thing as too much glitter?) but it looks great under the decal.
Here it is in it's full glory! How cute are those little seahorses? Too cute! I used the MoYou Sailor 04 plate which is one of my favourite as it has some beautiful sea designs. To stamp I used Barry M's Gold Foil which is a godsend when you're still new to stamping and added my trusty Barry M Topcoat. I think Gold Foil is by far my favourite stamping polish as it always comes out perfect although I haven't had much success stamping with other Barry Ms.
Weirdly enough my unlike my camera my iphone takes great photos of my nails that always make the colours look lovely and vivid! This was taken with lots of sunlight a few days after I painted my nails. Despite the tiny bit of wear and tear I think they still look fab!
For anyone interested in the La Femme sets, Amazon are selling sets of 9 for £7-9 here which are an absolute bargain! I bought the Hexagonal Glitter set which I completely love and at 88p each with free shipping how could you not?

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Luck Of The Irish

Hello all and welcome to my first post! They might be a teensy bit late but I wanna share my St Patrick’s day nails. For this mani I used Barry M’s Gold Foil and Gold Glitter polishes and Mermaid’s Tail a polish I mixed by myself.
I really wish I could get a better photo of the polish itself because this is one of my absolute favourites! It’s a deep hunter green jelly pine green full of tiny yellow and ocassionally blue glitter that looks amazing in person.
Though I’ve been building up a huge collection of nail plates I was shocked to find none of them had any clover images so I had a go at making some myself with a small dotting tool. I think they came out pretty well for my first time!
For the thumb I painted a little bit of sparse over Mermaid’s Tail, then used the gold foil polish to stamp a celtic looking design from MoYou’s Suki 04 plate. It’s a good thing I just trimmed my nails as the designs aren’t that big!
I really struggled capturing how pretty it is with my camera but hopefully with a little practice I’ll be taking photos like the pros. It would probably help if I saved up for a totally pro camera too!
After a day of sewing and working with my hands it seems my right hand was a bit unlucky! Don’t you hate it when you spend ages on your nails and they chip so inconsiderately? Oh well, better luck next time!