Friday, 9 October 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Teal (+ accent)

Hi Goddesses

Today is the 2nd week of the 40 Great Nail Ideas nail challenge.  Thank you so much for your positive responses last week - do you want to see the final collage?  Here it is -

Doesn't it look AMAZING?  Today we are on the 2nd half of the challenge which involves COLOURS.  Whereas last week we did a THEME (hobbies) this week, we are all doing TEAL.  With a twist.  Yes, the twist is we all have to do a different nail art pattern for the prompt!  How cool is that?  Once the collage is done, there will be over 40 examples of how to do a teal mani!

My teal is the STUNNING Vampire of New England by Grace-full Nail Polish.  It's deliciously dark and intense and felt perfectly witchy on my nails.

My pattern prompt was accent and I had a total mind-block.  Why?  Well because everything I could think of was somebody ELSE'S pattern ... so in the end I started doing a mermaid dotticure on the ring finger, using about 6 other teals.   Turns out when you do a mermaid pattern without letting it dry you get .... moosh.  Yup, so here's my mooosh accent nail lol.  

Don't forget to check out the other ladies!

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Dotty Cupcakes

Hi Goddesses

One of my favourite polishes of this year was Berry Good Looking by Cupcake Polish.  When I wore it, I didn't want to take it off, so I extended its wear with this simple dotticure.

I am a big fan of adding to a mani on day 2 - it freshens it up, and it's a great chance to practice your skills and free your imagination.

Not that my imagination went too far with this lol.  Dotticures are my "go to" when I am looking for some simple nail art, and all I did here was pick up a couple of Jessica polishes and a dotting tool and go to town!

Dots provided by - 
Jessica Ocean Bloom
Jessica Strawberry Shake It
Jessica Floating Beauty

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Very Sirius Houndstooth

Hi Goddesses

Happy Hump Day!  Today we travel back in the vault to January, before my break / breakdown and when I was busy prepping posts for the 52 week challenge.

I loved this when I did it, and it deserves to see the light of day.  The base is the gorgeous Very Sirius by Literary Lacquers.

I tried to create a houndstooth pattern you don't usually see, and went with this retro / mod version.  In my head, houndstooth is usually black, so I wanted to invert what was expected of that pattern.

I was really happy with how this turned out - all it needs is some white eyeliner and false eyelashes and it's ready to party like the 60s never ended!

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Grace-full Nail Polish - Sand Art

Hi Goddesses

Today I have some super simple nail art for you featuring the Happily Ever After collection from Grace-full Nail Polish.

I'm not sure if this is how I thought it would turn out when I started, but I am happy with the final result.

This was just irregular stripes of each of the polishes, occasionally interspersed with the particular magic of the gold, Crowning Glory.

Super easy, super effective, and once I'd done it, it reminded me of layers of sand in a bottle!

Monday, 5 October 2015

Darling Diva Polish - Alien Hug My Face Collection (extract)

Hi Goddesses

And welcome to another week!  This week is a bit of a mash-up on the blog, before we launch into Autumn next week with the Digit-al Dozen.

As part of my birthday haul in August, I ordered a couple of Darling Diva polishes.  Carrie, being the lovely lady she is slipped her latest collection into my package too.  How sweet is that?

Because she knows me, she didn't even bother sending the yellow lol, and today I have the 5 "blackish" polishes, which I wore as a skittle.

I am not a massive fan of blackish polishes for 2 reasons - usually, the darker the polish, the worse my application skills become, and secondly, although they appeal to my inner witch, they rarely look good on me.

These 5 however did NOT fall into that category, purely because of the amount of life Carrie squeezed into them.  Although they all start in some blackened state, they all exude some celestial life, and more than anything, they each look like mini galaxies on the nail.

Thumb - In Space No-One Can Hear You Scream (still the best movie tagline of all time!)
Index - Long Live the Queen!
Middle - Xenomorph
Ring - Did IQs Just Drop Sharply While I Was Away
Pinkie - Bad Ass

Thank you Carrie xx

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