Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Red and Nude Patterned Nails!

Hey guys! How are you all? Its still exam time for me, only one left though! and then a month of holidays. Pretty exciting! So these nails are just weird patterns, sort of like what you would draw in your school books and stuff when you're bored I guess. No real meaning to any of them, I guess I just kept painting, not so much thinking :P

I only did my left hand with these. There was no way I was going to be able to paint that detail on my right hand! Though I'm not such a fan of my right hand being plain at the moment. Any ideas on what I should do for them?

Only two polishes today:
OPI Don't Pretzel My Buttons
China Glaze Adventure Red-y 

That's all for today! See you later guys!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

World Cup Nails! with tutorial

Hey guys! one day late for my nails... and I don't even have an excuse for it. Well, I guess its exam time so I can say i have been trying to study? That, and I was going to paint them this morning, but my friend was making waffles... and who can say no to waffles!?
Anyway, time for my nails! As everyone should know the world cup is on at the moment. So to commemorate this, I have decided to do some world cup nails!

On my pinky there is the cup/trophy symbol, then on my ring finger is the parrot, next is the ball design (the brazuca),  then the australian jersey, and on my thumb is the 2014 symbol.

I am really proud of these! Though the trophy on my little finger I think could have been done better... 

Then on my right hand I decided i couldn't do that much detail with my non-dominant hand, so I just did a couple of flags of the big teams. Netherlands (my second team), Brazil, England, Spain (yes, I didn't do the emblem detail on the flag) and germany.

The polishes used:
China Glaze White on white
China Glaze Happy Go Lucky
China Glaze Salse
China Glaze Man Hunt
China Glaze Starboard
China Glaze Hanging in the Balance
China Glaze Liquid Leather
OPI Greenwich Villiage
OPI Tangerine Scene
China Glaze Peachy Keen
China Glaze Def Defying

I have also made a quick tutorial on how to do these nails. 
1. Use a good base coat to start (I use CND Stickey) and then apply 2 coats of white, or yellow for the index finger
2. Start out by outlining the details
3. Fill some of these in, and add more details in other colours
4 - 7. Continue adding more detail and more colours
8. Use a good top coat to make the manicure last longer.

I know these aren't very detailed instructions, but hopefully the pictures help!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Mr Men and Little Miss nails!

Hey guys! New nails today! So these are more nails inspired by childrens books... again. This time, mr men and little miss characters. My sister helped me figure out which characters to paint. There were so many of them! obviously I had to do Mr Happy, because, well of course! Mr bump was also a pretty obvious one, cuz he is all cool and stuff, and I thought the bandages would be fun to paint. My sister wanted me also to do Mr Topsy Turvy, but we decided he wasn't well known enough, and Mr Strong is also cool! So i decided on him instead. With the Little Miss characters (I chose to do 3 men and only 2 miss') my sister always liked Little Miss Naughty and then Little Miss Splendid has an interesting outfit, so she is in!
Anyway, that was probably wayyy too much insight into my thought process, so here are the pictures!

(in the shade)

 (In the sun)

The polishes I used were:
OPI My Vampire Is Buff
China Glaze Happy Go Lucky
China Glaze Grape Pop
China Glaze Flyin' High
China Glaze Def Defying
China Glaze Salsa
China Glaze Liquid Leather
China Glaze Starboard
China Glaze White on White

These were so much fun to do! Hope you guys like them!