Yellow is the third prompt for the British Nail Bloggers Colour Me Crazy nail art challenge.
I got my inspiration for this from Pinterest, although it was done with much brighter colours! I decided to stick with pastels. I used Models Own Lemon Meringue, Beth’s Blue, and Pastel Pink.
I’m really enjoying taking part in this challenge, it’s been nice to try a few new things, and I plan on trying more new stuff as the weeks go on!
Second prompt of the British Nail Bloggers Colour Me Crazy nail art challenge – orange.
I haven’t gone for anything particularly exciting, sticking with plain orange creme – Models Own Fuzzy Peach, with a leopard print accent nail. For the accent nail I used Barry M Nude, Models Own Fuzzy Peach, the black Models Own nail art pen, and topped it off with Nails Inc Electric Lane holo top coat to add some sparkle!
I’m sure the other BNB’s will have come up with something a lot more exciting than me, so make sure you check theirs out!
This week I’ve started a new (and my first!) nail art challenge, set up by the British Nail Bloggers.
The first weeks theme is red, so I decided on some fairly simple Minnie Mouse themed nails.
I used the Models Own Red Lustre and White Light HyperGels, and the black Models Own nail art pen.
Make sure you check out what the other British Nail Bloggers have done for the red theme!
Last month I bought myself the WAH Nails book of nail art, and spent a few days trying out most of the looks from the book on nail wheels. I loved most of them, especially the ‘fash life,’ but there was no chance I would be able to do that on myself on my left hand, so I chose something a bit simpler!
I used Nails Inc Notting Hill Carnival for the base, and the pink and blue Models Own nail art pens.
What’s your view on the camo look?
Barry M currently have four limited editions on sale, two in Superdrug, and two in Boots.
The two available in Superdrug are Promenade and Seaside.
Promenade is a pink shimmer. It was slightly on the sheer side, so I used three coats, with one coat of HK Girl.
Seaside is one of my favourites from the four, a very pretty bright turquoise blue shimmer. The formula was very sheer though. I used three coats, and looking at the photos I probably could have done with a fourth. My pictures show three coat with no top coat.
The two polishes available in Boots are Carousel and Bikini.
Carousel is a bright coral creme, with a gold shimmer, although the gold shimmer is a little disappointing on the nail. My pictures show two coats with no top coat.
Bikini is my favourite of the four, a periwinkle blue creme. My pictures show 2 coats with no topcoat.
Do you have any of the summer limited editions? Make sure you snap them up soon if you haven’t already!
MoYou Nails kindly sent me two of their stamping plates, a stamping polish, scraper and stamper (along with their summer catalogue) for me to try out and review.
I do already own various stamping plates, but I’ve always got frustrated with them, because I don’t generally have the patience when things don’t work first time!
When MoYou nails contacted me, I chose Image plate 101, and 107, along with the black special polish.
I tried out plate 107 first, over Barry M Promenade.
I found this one so easy to use, so much so that I was able to do most of the images first time. The stamping polish dried really quickly too, so I was able to put top coat on straight away with no smudging, which is always a bonus!
I used plate 101 over Nails Inc Sao Paulo Streets.
I found this plate a lot harder to use, I got so frustrated with some of them (which is why a couple are wonky, I didn’t want to waste the good image!) As I’m a stamping novice, I’m not totally sure where I was going wrong, whether I was scraping too hard, or pressing the stamper too hard to pick up the image. Whatever it was, I’m sure practice makes perfect, but I’m pretty happy with my attempt.
Trying out these has definitely made me want to practice stamping more, I’ll definitely have to dig out my other plates!
Do you like stamping? Let me know if you have any tips!
Hello everyone, I’m back (again!) I haven’t really done my nails much over the last month, I’ve been letting them recover after finishing my acrylic and gel courses (I’m now a qualified nail tech!) I’ve also been trying to make some progress tidying my house out so that I can redecorate one of the bedrooms. A couple of weeks ago I sent THIRTEEN bags to a charity shop!
Obviously I have a lot of swatching to catch up on, but I have a lot of posts planned for the next few weeks.
First up, World Cup nail decals! The 2014 World Cup kicked off in Brazil last week, and as I was so busy I totally forgot to do some sort of nail art for England’s first group game. Then I remembered that I’d bought these decals a few months ago from Born Pretty, so I put them on today, for England’s crucial game against Uruguay later. Hopefully they’ll bring some luck!
The polish I used is Models Own HyperGel White Light and Red Lustre.
A few months ago, Barry M released their Silk collection, 6 pastel shades with a silk finish. They remind me of scented satin sweets, does anyone remember them?!
Heather is a pearly pale lavender, my pictures show three coats with no top coat.
Mist is a pale blue, my pictures show three coats with no top coat.
Have you tried any of the silk collection? I love them!
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the release of the movie, Mean Girls, so today I wore my Victoria’s Secret pink PINK joggers, my truffleshuffle ‘Boo you whore’ tshirt, and did some Mean Girls related nail art (whilst watching Mean Girls, obviously!)
Thanks to Becky at Pause For Polish!
I used Lush Lacquer (now Polish Me Silly) I Lost My Marbles, Pink Panther, Models Own White Light HyperGel, Cerise Shine HyperGel, Barry M Superdrug Birthday, Nails Inc Brompton Place and Barry M Silver, along with the Barry M pink and white nail art pens.
It’s running until May 7, so get your pink manis done, or you can’t sit with us!
Check out what some of the other bloggers have done with the inlinkz below!
Beyond is from Color Club’s Halo Hues collection, and is a dark grey, almost black linear holo. It’s a lot darker in real life than it is when photographed.
My picture show three coats with no top coat.