Sunday, 19 October 2014

Halloween Glam with Illamasqua

Hi Goddesses



It's been a busy Sunday in the nail room preparing for Halloween.  I have some cool and ghoulish designs for you, but first, something a little prettier.




You may remember this gradient from a couple of weeks ago, featuring Illamasqua Poke, Ruthless and Obsess.  I absolutely loved it, and the drama of it, and started turning my hand this way and that and then this way and that way .....




Purple always draws me to my witchy heart, and I decided this gradient was something a witch might do to glam up a little on date night, or disco night :)




I thought she'd also stay a little gothic, so I drew some chunky spiderweb patterns over the top, so that any wizard who hit on her would know who would end up tangled in whose web :)




There's just something about this that makes me smile, but whether it's the mani or the whole soap opera I've made up behind it, who knows!



Saturday, 18 October 2014

Nire's Desire - For An Angel

Hi Goddesses



You know I have a weakness for purple / blurple / indigo things, so today sees me weak all over as we drool over For An Angel by Nire's Desires.





For An Angel is a gorgeous blue holo infused with indigo and purple-ness to just the right degree.





It's deeper and more vibrant than DS Glamour, but not as linear.  This is primarily a scattered holo, but as you can see, there is some bend in there too.





I stamped over this with a navy polish and LilyAnna Plate 02.  I wanted a pattern "hole-y" enough to let the holo stream through, and this certainly did that.





This polish was sent to me for an honest review, and can be purchased HERE.



SIMPLES Week 14 - Gradient with Dots

Hi Goddesses



Today is the last of our "dots on top of a non-plain base" manis, and today we are dotting on top of a gradient.





As with the last couple of manis, the purpose of this is 2-fold -

1.  to show that you don't have to have super advanced skills to make a really pretty mani with depth and interest to it

2.  it's a great way to extend your mani over the week - Day 1, plain > Day 2, gradient > Day 3, ooooh I'll add some dots





Dotting over a gradient is one of my favourite styles of manis.  It's simple, easy and PRETTY :)



Here I've used the base I did for gradient week, and then dotted over it with BSquared With All My Heart.



No tutorial for this one, but here are some other manis you might draw inspiration from - 




source





And finally, the absolute QUEEN of dotting over a gradient is Clare, over at Nuthin But A Nail Thing -



Bright polka dot nail art

polka dot nail art

Sinful Colors Sugar Rush collection; Cotton Candy (pink), Candy Coated (lilac) and Sugar Rush (blue)

gradient polka dot nail art

Enjoy!


Friday, 17 October 2014

Digit-al Dozen DOES Florals - Candy Corn Roses

Hi Goddesses



We take a Halloween-y turn for my final nail art of the week, and be warned .... it's pretty much mostly Halloween stuff now for the rest of the month (with a couple of other bits rammed in too).




This started with the glory of the base polish, one of Cadillacquer's Halloween polishes, It's In Here With Us, which is just one of the most perfect polishes I have come across.  It's a perfect orange, with scattered green glitters.  Truly breathtaking, and you can see it in all its glory soon.




On top of this amazing base, I sponged some white polish and also some yellow (the new Barry M Mustard).  As you know, I hate yellow polish, but it really makes this sort of mani pop.




If you look closely at the mani, you can still see some flecks of green glitter peeking through from the Cadillacquer, and I love this - it's like a secret :)




The roses pattern is one of my favourites, from MoYou Princess Collection 12.



And is it just me, or do the colours remind you of a tiger too?


Thanks for tuning in for DD Week - we'll be back in another month, and next time, our theme is Thankfulness.






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