Wednesday, 28 October 2015

HPB Presents: Vampire Fangs Nail Art

So I'm kind of torn when I look at these nails between calling them a nail fail or not. I like them when I view the image altogether, but individually they look a bit abstract and random. They are also not exactly as I envisioned as my art prowess is not as good as my imagination, evidently.

All in all they definitely look like a halloween manicure, because of the colours used but as to whether they actually look like vampire fangs is up to you.

I have included details of each step I took when creating this design, just carry on reading.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Alien Stamping and Gradient

So this is the other half of the review from yesterday, the half where I actually tell you how I did the design instead of just focusing on the nail barrier product.

As you can tell from the title I used a mixture of stamping and gradient to create this design, my thumb nail also has the gradient design on.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Born Pretty Anti-Overflow Glue Review

So I have a set of posts for you today and tomorrow that I really couldn't decide what order to post them in. Should I post the design first? Or the review of the weird new product I tried to ease queries over what's on my hands? In the end I went with the review first as the product I tried was pretty cool and I wanted to share that with you first.

The product is from Born pretty store. com and was $3.99 so in British Pounds I paid £2.60. The shipping itself took over two weeks which made me nervous as it felt like it had got lost in the post but I was very glad when it did get here.

The product was shipped over covered in bubblewrap and a very protective padded envelope. One thing I would have to say is it didn't come with any instructions that may have made new users more aware of how to use the product. The picture online shows you how to use it in four steps but I feel like having instructions come with the bottle may be better especially for those that may give it as a gift to someone else.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Nail Design for Fun With Flags Link Up

So today's post is a little different, as today is my first link up post! So not only will you see the design I do but also there'll be a little linkup at the bottom with a load of other manicure designs on the same topic which for this one is "Fun with Flags" inspired by the mini series Sheldon Cooper presents in The Big Bang Theory.

This theme was the brain child of Dina for Secretary's Nail Art. So go and check out her post too! The theme is to basically try and uncover some of the symbols used in flags and not just use them for patriotic reasons. So with this brief, I decided to create my own flag using a few bits and pieces I found on the internet which I'll share with you.

Here's my end product:

Friday, 9 October 2015

Baa Sheep Tutorial

Following on with my animal theme [Don't worry I will do something else in my next post], I have recreated @purrfect_nails Sheep nails from a few weeks ago. To see the original simply click onto her name tag. I loved how cute these were as was excited by the fact I actually owned some of the polishes she used in her nail art. 

The nails consist of two nails with cute sheep pictures, the pinkie with a balloon and the middle finger with the word Baa! For mine I kept my thumb nail blank with the same blue polish I used for all of the backgrounds. 

Keep reading to see a step by step breakdown of how I achieved this look using only dotting tools. 

Monday, 5 October 2015

Giraffe Print Nails

Here's a simple little pattern that just uses two colours and a dotting tool. As it is October the design can be combined with a costume [a giraffe costume though] in order to have a full patterned outfit.

The design is fairly organic and pretty similar to the cow pattern I did in an earlier blog post. You simply load the second colour onto your dotting tool and create bigger splodges, instead of the simple dots.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Work It - Train Mean Plate from Bundle Monster

I took advantage of Bundle Monster's buy one get one free offer two weeks ago and ordered a couple of plates for myself, one from their new collection and one from another set. True to form, as soon as I ordered these they came out with new plates that I wanted to order, but had to resist not to. I don't think my student account would be able to cope with that.

I have one thing to confess from this post today though, the photo quality isn't as great as it should be. I have recently moved into my new flat for second year and painted these when there wasn't much light. Then the next day when there was lighting the topcoat had become victim to the duvet and had little dents in it all over the place. So the couple of pictures I do have were the best of what I had. next time I promise they will be better though.

So as in the title I used the Work It! Train Mean plate [BMXL173 to be exact] for this design. I opted for a couple of blue colours as the image I chose had little water droplets on and I thought that would be better than a bright yellow.