Monday, 30 November 2015

HPB Presents: Monochrome Hearts

So for those among you that noticed, I'm Back! Last week I didn't get a post out as each design I attempted just didn't work out as I wanted. They annoyed me so much that I just left them and had plain purple nails for the whole week. I also went out a splurged a little bit on a gift for myself (more details to come).

I came back and I thought the the inLinks for the group I a part of would have ended, but luck had it that it is still open, which means I get to share with you a lot of other ladies that have done monochromatic nails in the last two weeks. At the bottom of the page they'll be lots of links to other designs so be sure to check them out if monochrome is your thing!

My nails would have been a nice matte and shiny design, I may show it if I can find a good picture but as I did my second hand the stamp wasn't coming out properly and I could suss out why, so that quest was abandoned very soon after the problem started. This week however, I've come armed with black, white and a simple design.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Slightly Festive Starry Nails

This post is a little later than usual, I try to post on Monday's. This week I just haven't been feeling it and stopped painting my nails after just one coat, until today. I removed the slightly chipped polish I had on from the weekend and repainted and jazzed them up. I also got out one of my lightbox lights, so excuse the yellow colouring on most of my photos I have now learnt that the light needs to be filtered through the white lightbox material to stop that from happening. Alternatively I could buy a new light bulb, but I don't think my student budget allows for such purchases.

My finished design ended up looking quite festive, although I really didn't mean it to. I just wanted to paint something simple on my nails. I think the two colours are what make it festive, the dark purple and silver. Winter, I don't know.

Keep reading for a breakdown and some slightly better and slightly worse photos.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Poppy Fields

This week falls on the anniversary of the end of World War One and here, in England, this is marked with Remembrance Day. On the 11th day of the 11th month, at the 11th hour there is a one minute silence in honour of those who fought in the war and those who continue to fight for their country. This year the ceremony was on Sunday the 8th, just yesterday at my time of writing. In honour of this I used the emblem most associate with this day, the poppy, and recreated a design I have seen from Chalkboard Nails, who used lavender as her flower.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Stamping with two colours

Hello there!

Today's post is a little different as here in Britain the light is fading very quickly and I am yet to set up my light box. Meaning when I went to take pictures of my design as I created it, the photo quality was not great. So instead I woke up early and took some photos of the finished design so I could at least show you what I have done this week and also talk you through was I did and what I used.