30th September, 2010
Some of you may have heard of water marbling, you will find endless tutorials on youtube on how to do it, though beware! In my experience, it never does what you want it to do and it’s quite messy and time consuming. This however wasn’t done with water, it took almost no time whatsoever and isn’t nearly as messy as water marbling, no mess at all in fact!
- First you paint a regular coat of dark polish all over your nail.
- Quickly put a few small dots of lighter polish on your nail while everything is still wet.
- Swirl them together to create a marble effect with either a fine brush, a toothpick or a needle. Easy!
- The more you mix them together the more subtle the design will be, the less you touch it the more dramatic it will be.
These are the polishes I used from left to right: Seche Clear, Back to paradise by Essence, Bright green polish by 2B, Seche Vite.
25th September, 2010
During summer I got really into nail art and did lots of them, today I bring you one of my more unique ones as it were. There’s many more to come of these so I thought it would be nice to start it off with a bang!
This is the print of a dress I got at H&M a while ago. I was staring at it and thinking about how fun it would look as a manicure. (Err yes, my mind works in strange ways sometimes) Once I get an idea in my head I just HAVE to do it, so that’s what I did.
Every finger is hand painted with a fine tip brush. This is without a doubt my most ambitious manicure ever, it took me at least two hours to finish this! I’m very pleased with how it turned out, though if I would do it again (which I won’t!) I’d do it slightly differently.
This is the hummingbird in close-up.
And these are the polishes I used to create this:
From left to right: Seche Clear basecoat, Bella’s Choice by H&M, Being on the A-list by H&M, I scream peach by Catrice, Caribbean Sea by Essence, Seche Porcelain, Manhattan black polish, Seche Vite topcoat.
13th January, 2010
There’s a new revolutionary way of doing your nails, without chipping and it lasts for weeks. Impossible I hear you say? Try Minx Nails! It’s basically an adhesive film that is activated with heat. It’s been a big hit amongst celebrities, unlike Konad it’s not for the crafty girls amongst us cause it can only be installed by a professional.
Looks pretty cool I reckon!