Monday, 29 July 2013

Minty Floral

Sorry about my disappearance last Monday. It was just one of those really bad nail art days where nothing
worked at all.

This design though, has been sitting in my sketchbook since February just waiting to be brought to
fruition. I hope you enjoy it.

The base used for these was Julie G's "Gelato in Venice" a really nice mint green. I sponged some darker green before putting in the roses.

The roses are also that one-stroke type of painting technique. It actually turned out well this time.

The thumb rose is my favourite.

Have a good week!

Thursday, 25 July 2013

#4 Holographic; Swatch

Colour #4 of Born Pretty Store's Holographic nail polishes:

With Flash.
 I really like this shade, its a rich reddish pink holographic, almost like the colour of salmon only darker.

In direct sunlight.
This is with 2 coats, it's really nice and opaque, it went on nicely like the others did, no streaking what so ever. As you can see this one was very glossy once dried, which is nice if you don't have time to apply topcoat.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Holographic #3; Swatch

Another holographic swatch for you, here's Born Pretty Store's Holographic nail polish in #3:

With Flash.
 #3 is a sort of dusty rose shade. My mom has a colour near identical to this one by Sally Hansen's nail prisms.

In direct sunlight.
I only used 2 coats for this one, although on some nails you can still see my tips, but I'm certain a 3rd coat if you're patient enough for that would cover it all.

I personally don't think this shade looks to good against my skin. So I may not wear it out too often.

Monday, 15 July 2013


I wish I had more butterfly stickers.

The base I used is "Steady as She Rose" by OPI. The butterflies I purchased from the Born Pretty Store. They are actually water decals, and at first I wondered if they would actually adhere to nail polish, but they worked beautifully. I just wish I had more.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Holographic #7 Swatch

This swatch is of Born Pretty Store's Holographic nail polish collection.

Here's "#7"

With Flash.
#7 is a kind of silver, with a pale green hue to it. It's nice but also quite sheer, you can still see my nail tips on a few fingers.

In direct Sunlight.
 I used 3 coats for this polish, but it may work better with a similar colour underneath it if you don't like sheer shades.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Soft Water-less Marble

I find it so weird trying to type on my laptop since my work computer is completely different.

Also, it sucks that I missed last week, both LGBTQ pride AND Canada Day. I didn't get a chance to since my new furbaby wanted to play with my brushes.

Here's a simple and easy one:

A super easy water-less marble, better known as "needle-dragging" except I used a brush in place of a needle.

I used "You Callin' Me a Lyre" by OPI as a base, with "Fairy Dust" (China Glaze), "Disco Ball" (Sally Hansen) and "French White Creme" (Wet n' Wild) for this.