Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Glitzy Sailor

Aahhh, I forgot to post these last week when they were on, so please forgive me.

Nov/21/2012 to Nov/24/2012
Base colour is "Hey Sailor!" by China Glaze, with "I Herd That" (CG) on the ring finger. Topped it off with some "Synergy" by L.A. Girl Colors. Simple, sparkly and fast. Last week was a shitty week.

Monday, 26 November 2012

One Stroke Roses

Happy Monday! Here's a simple one for you!

Base colour is Butter London's "Come to Bed Red" with only 2 coats so you can still see the free edge. These are just some one-stroke roses I did, you can find tutorials for them all over youtube. I'm not overly fond of them as they look bulky, and I don't really like my nails to look bulky. 

Monday, 19 November 2012

Peacock Inspired by Robin Moses

Peacock nails, these are Inspired by Robin Moses.

The colours for these are "Silver Sweep" by Sally Hansen, and "Evening Seduction" by China Glaze.
The feathers are hand painted.

Happy Monday!

Friday, 16 November 2012

Butter London Mini Haul

Happy Friday!

I wasn't planning on posting today, but when I got into work, lo and behold I learned we began carrying Butter London Nail Lacquer! So far we only have 3 shades, Slapper, Come to Bed Red and Primrose Hill Picnic.

Here I have some swatches for you:

Left to Right: Primrose Hill Picnic, Come to Bed Red, and Slapper
Let's move on to the swatches!
"Slapper" Butter London
 This is "Slapper", cute name, it's a beautiful creme turquoise. I found it much brighter in person and those streaks were not there in person either. It leans more to the blue side of turquoise. This is it with two coats, you can still see a bit of visible free edge which is easily remedied with a third coat.
"Primrose Hill Picnic" Butter London
 Here is a beautiful blue-toned pink creme. Once again, this is much brighter in person than it shows up on my camera. It's a very cheerful shade of deep bubblegum pink. This is it with two coats and it's very opaque. You could go a third coat to completely erase that visible free edge peeking through, but I'm happy with it at 2 coats.
"Come to Bed Red" Butter London
A truly beautiful shade of red creme, it's absolutely perfect for the holidays. It calls to memory the shade "Poinsettia" by China Glaze, but I feel that this is more of a cool tone red, than say "Poinsettia" which is more pink-ish in hue. This one, like most reds, needs at least 3 coats, after two coats here, my free edge is still very visible. 

All in all, these are all gorgeous, bright and happy shades that we got in for the Holidays. I had to snatch a shade of each before I put them all out. Butter London retails for $17.00, so it makes it more of a luxury brand. Although the price is steep(even for myself), the quality on these is perfect, they go on smooth, glossy, and perfectly creamy.

I hope you enjoyed this post and find it useful if you plan on purchasing these colours. Here's a bonus photo of the other items I purchased from work:

Here we have 2 plush toy owls, one large and one small. Three polishes I bought, and a 2013 Barbie Calendar with art by Robert Best.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Coffee Candy Cane

Have you ever had/seen those gourmet candy canes? You know, the coffee, cappuccino  or espresso flavoured ones? Well, this mani reminds me very strongly of those ones.

I used a striping brush and regular nail polish to make these. The lines are a touch wobbly as I was a bit wobbly the other day. Also, I must apologize for the dents, my hair lately seems to be attracted to wet nail polish :(.  The colours I used for this mani are "Copper", "Expresso" by Kleancolor, and "Saturday Night Fever" by Sally Hansen.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Nude Bling

Happy Monday!

Nothing fancy this Monday, just a simple solid of "Touch of Mauve" by Revlon. With some added bling on the ring and thumb finger nails.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Flashback Friday: Christmas Marble

These colours together make me feel very festive. Even though this was done in September I think it goes well with the holidays.

The colours I used were my own made frankenpolish: White Gold, and the red is "Hey Sailor!" by China Glaze. It turned out beautifully, despite how horrible some of my water marbles turn out, I especially love the middle and index fingers.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Unicorn Barf

Somewhat low-key today. It was a toss up between this and some red-gold filigree. But C was excited when I mentioned Unicorn Barf, so that seemed like the better choice.

So I tried that PVA-glue basecoat idea for the glitter accent nail. We'll see how easy it is to remove after a few days. And I'm sorry for the blurred pinky, this was the best photo out of the bunch.

"Pastel Teal" Kleancolor
"Aurora" Kleancolor
"Pastel Yellow" Kleancolor
"Tickled Pink" Wet n' Wild
"Syngergy" L.A. Girl Glitters
"French White Creme" Wet n' Wild

Enjoy! And have a Happy Monday!

Friday, 2 November 2012

Flashback Friday: Ferns

This didn't turn out quite right. My "Flashback Fridays" are quickly turning into nail fails.

September 12th, 2012
Base colour is "Gouda Gouda Two Shoes" by OPI. I tried some ferns on the one nail, but it ended up being too much and very smudged looking. The other nails turned out fine though, I like the gold decorative swirls.