Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Peacock Inspired Stamping

Quick post here showing off my current manicure. No tutorial. Just pictures and a post.

Elanor's nail did a post about this bird stamping plate and I really liked the second look that was inspired by peacocks. So I set about finding something that I could do to create the same vibe. I used two blue colours and added in a gold gem to try and bring in this feel.

Here are the pictures:

Also check out elanor's post that gave me the inspiration to create this. 

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Matte Topcoat Review

Something different today as I got curious about matte topcoats and how they worked. While I was out I picked up 3 different types in order to see which one was the best. The first one was £1 from PRIMARK and their P.S. collection of beauty products. The bottle contains 7ml of polish, making it the cheapest of the three I bought at 14.3p per ml, great for us students! The next to were both bought from superdrug, the BARRY M matte topcoat and the COLLECTION 2000 equivalent. The BARRY M polish contains the most polish, with the bottle containing 10ml, but costing £2.99 is about 30p per ml. The COLLECTION 2000 also set me back £2.99 and contains only 8ml, making it the most expensive at 37.3p per ml.

So cost wise the PRIMARK polish is the cheapest, but the bargain price may not account for the quality of how well it works.

Monday, 22 June 2015

First Attempt At Glitter Gradient

Earlier this week I got my gel back out and did a set of plum purple gels. But as the week as gone on I've wanted to change them up a bit and add a bit of a design.

That being said I saw the amount of glitter I had and that I should probably use some so tried to do a cute gradient using one of the silver glitters. This tutorial isn't a fail safe, I should know I have some nice nails and others that just look a mess, but it's just one way to complete this look and will probably get better with more practice.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Cat Tipped Nails

So this is the first tutorial since I have finished my first year at uni and one thing that definitely makes a difference is being back at home with my pets. For my house that is two cats. One that continuously growls at you and another that only comes out at night. But however anti-social they may be they still shape the house and keep me up all night with their continuous running around the house (They make more noise than student housing!)

Thursday, 11 June 2015

New Nail Space

Sorry it's been so long since my last post. I've been moving back to my home town as it's the end of my first year at uni. Although it has been about 10 days since my last post it does now mean that I have more polishes and tools to use for my tutorials and blogs.
This post will just be a little tour around the space that I've sorted out.

Starting with the basics,the space itself used to be a computer desk and a bathroom cabinet that I picked up from the tip and changed the hinges so it could open further than the previous ninety degrees. The slide out draw that used to house the computer keyboard is now where I store my painting surfaces so I don't damage the wood.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Cheeky Wild at Heart Stamping

So my manicure this week skips out on hand painted design and instead uses the art of nail stamping. I find that this is a pretty quick way of creating effective nail art.