Sunday 20 July 2014

NOTD: North Face of the Eiger!

So we hosted a climbing theme film night! :) I decided that I wanted to make a cool manicure to go with it, so I made a panoramic mountain view with snowy tops using 2 coats of Bloom "Kate" for the blue sky, and Chanel "Particuliere" for the mountains then I dabbed on Seventeen Rock Hard Couture "Celestial Pearl" for the snowy peaks!

I also baked a rather fitting cake which went down a treat - it's supposed to be the Eiger! :)

That's a lot of icing on there... :P

Lego-Guy certainly looks happy to be scaling the North Face!

Tuesday 15 July 2014

NOTD: China Glaze "Purple Panic"

I needed something hot to start off the week and this was just the ticket! But despite the name, I don't really think this is purple?... More like a hot pink?.. But it's hot nonetheless! I used 2 coats here and a slick of Seche Vite (as a neon, it dries matte so need a nice glossy top coat). It's really warm in Scotland just now and I'm living in sandals, so I added a matching pedicure as well :)

Wednesday 9 July 2014

NOTD: Gold Abstract Nail Art

Sometimes I get these flashes of inspiration but it only turns out half-great :) This is one of those occasions. I should have just done Chanel "Particuliere" throughout... I used Chanel "Particuliere" for the greige colour, NYC "Downtown" for the wine red and then I layered OPI "When Monkeys Fly!" over OPI "Goldeneye" in slices and framed those slices with a black line using a nail art striper. After it was fully dry I slicked on some Seche Vite to fuse it all and make it super-shiny! :) I like it but wish I'd done it slightly differently with just one base colour!

Monday 7 July 2014

Cupcake Nails!

I decided I wanted to have a stab at cupcake nails... I think my first attempt is kind of decent? Perhaps even a bit 3D. I used Isadora "Ocean Drive" for the minty backdrop, then Seventeen Rock Hard Couture "Celestial Pearl" for the cupcake 'icing' and Barry M "Kingsland Road" and a pink nail art duo for the cupcake 'wrapper' and a sprinkling of micro beads from a MUA Nail Constellations which the label has fallen off of... I took this photo then covered the whole thing in a thick coat of Seche Vite. Not too shabby! :)