Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Lovely Lavender!

Good Evening!

After an uneventful day at work I decided I needed a fresh new look on my nails and upon seeing some lovely lavender manicures on Pinterest I had my chosen colour. Rimmel I love lasting finish in 'Marshmallow Heaven' was the only lavender colour I own. So a shopping trip may be in order as it is payday tomorrow. However, after putting the colour on it looked rather boring on it's own and still favouring striping tape I searched the internet for a cool design and the lattice one stood out. The criss cross pattern looks lovely and topped with Barry M 'Blueberry Ice cream' it really stands out.


Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Pinstripe Delight!

It's Gone Midnight!

After an early start for work and feeling rather tired I did think about doing a quick mani but that went out the window when I saw some lovely pinstripe manicures other people had done and just had to try them myself. Collection 'French White' was my undercoat for every finger apart from both ring fingers which was Barry M 'Blueberry Ice Cream'. After that came the stripping tape, a long and difficult process, mostly trying to find the end of the tape, but after a long while and a lot of patience I finally managed to tape every finger. The white was topped with the Barry M blue and the tape quickly pulled off when still wet. To finish was Primarks Matte Top Coat, which for a pound was a great deal and works wonders. On my ring fingers I covered the blue with a coat of Models Own 'Sparkler' a silver glitter with long rectangular glitter.


Friday, 22 November 2013

Galaxy and Gradient!

Lazy Friday!

After a lovely lazy day I decided to be ambitious and attempt some awesome looking nails. After deciding on a galaxy and gradient design I needed to find a tutorial easy enough that I could follow and settled on ones from 'The Nailasaurus'. 

For the Galaxy Nails, I used Miss Sporty 'Green Lemon', W7 'Fluorescent Yellow', Barry M 'Blueberry Ice Cream', Rimmel 'Marshmallow Heaven', Hedy’s Ma.Nish.Ma Holographic Nail Color in 'Space Silver' and Primarks Matte Top Coat. 

And for the gradient nails I used Rimmel 'Marshmallow Heaven' and Barry M 'Vivid Purple', with Collection 2in1 Top Coat.

After following the tutorial I got some pretty cool results!


Thursday, 21 November 2013

Happy Friday! (Nearly)

Finally A Day Off Tomorrow!!

After a long 8 days at work and having naked nails, I decided my nails needed some pampering. I recently found in my local 99p Store OPI and China Glaze crackle effect nail polish for 99p and 3 for 99p. So obviously I had to get some. Gold, silver, green, purple, red and black were the choices available and for 99p how could I not?

For my undercoat I used BK nail polish number 15 which is a matte black I ordered from China and on top was China Glaze Crackle in 'Platinum Pieces' a lovely shiny glittery silver. To finish I used Matte Top Coat from Primark.


Sunday, 17 November 2013

Gothic Glam!


Sorry about such a long wait for a post, it has been a busy week with work. At the beginning of the week I bought three of the Collection 'Gothic Glam' set, numbers 1, 2 and 4. For this manicure I used number 1 'Dramatic' which is a lovely deep red with a shimmer to it. The polish goes on nice and easily and a couple of coats is enough. However I found the plain red a bit boring so decided to add a glitter to it, Barry M 'Pink Sapphire' which is a pink an silver mixed shape glitter that has good coverage and has a lovely finish.


Sunday, 10 November 2013

To Polka Dot or Not

Good evening!

After a busy couple days at work preparing for an inventory, my cupcake nails had taken a slight battering and therefore needed to be changed. I tend to mull over a few ideas before finding one that I believe is right and suits my mood at that time. This time around I decided on polka dots, something I haven't done before as I'm not good at using my non dominant hand at doing dots. Even with a dotting tool I found it rather hard to make the dots even and neat. The colours I have used are Barry M 'Shocking Pink', Constance Carrol 'Neon Lime', Miss Sporty in red, Barry M 'Blueberry Ice Cream' and Miss Sporty in yellow. The white dots were Collection 'French White' and stand out very well against the base colour and create a funky effect.


Thursday, 7 November 2013

It's Nearly The Weekend!

Tonight I decided to do some cupcake nails to celebrate the new '2 Broke Girls' series that started here in the UK tonight. I started off with a base coat and then applied Barry M Textured Nail Paint in ' Kingsland Road' which is a very pretty pastel pink that dries with a nice bobble effect and becomes opaque in two coats. Applying the varnish is a bit difficult due to the little bits in the polish that like to stick to the end of your nail and coverage isn't as even on the sides as it is the middle of the nail. But overall the polish is very good and a lovely colour.


Monday, 4 November 2013

Monday Blues, Well Mocha!

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a good weekend! Unfortunately the Barry M 'Guava' did not last very long and was chipped by the end of Friday and and nearly non existent by Sunday night, which is a shame as it is a very nice colour. For my Monday blues I decided to try Barry M Matte in 'Mocha' which is a very nice milk chocolate colour that dries very dull. The varnish goes on easily and will need two coats before it's opaque. However without a top coat I am wondering how long this colour will last.


Friday, 1 November 2013

Its the weekend!

Time for some nice weekend nails and for this I chose Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine in 'Guava' a nice bright blue. The polish goes on easily and becomes opaque in two coats with a reasonable drying time it makes for easily applied paint. A top coat coat is not needed due to the high shine of the colour, but to make it last longer I have applied one, adding a hint of even more shine. I'm hoping this polish will last a while and remains chip resistant.