Monday, 19 August 2013


These were a lot of work, but well worth it. They are not close visually to the reference I used but I love them regardless. Howlite, or as some may know it "White turquoise" is a really beautiful stone.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Holographic #12 Swatch

Here is the last of my holographic polishes from the Born Pretty Store.


With Flash.
 When I looked at the photo on the website this looked black to me, but it's actually a dark, deep teal shade. Which is awesome, I like this one quite a lot, I currently have it on my toes, and probably will for the next 2-3 weeks depending on its wear.
In direct sunlight.
This is 2 thick coats, it didn't streak at all, and is very opaque. Overall, I think these holographic polishes are really nice, although I'm at a loss with what I can do with them nail art wise.

I now just need to find a good gold holographic and black holographic polish.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Matted Garden

I forgot to post these for you all last Monday.

 As of late, my life has been getting increasingly hectic, much to my dismay. It seems as though every single weekend this summer has been consumed by stupid parties (those who know me personally know I'm no social butterfly, and crowds/people in general stress me out to no end). So as a result I have not had much time to think of designs, or even carry them out.

Luckily though, these turned out fast and simple enough to do. The roses are handpainted with red acrylic paint. The base colour I used was "Smoke and Ashes" by China Glaze, the shimmer in it does not show up because it's been mattified via China Glaze "Matte Magic".

I hope you all have a lovely week. Also to the Canadians who follow me, the CNE is opening this coming Friday!

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Holographic #11 Swatch

Here's another of Born Pretty Store's Holographics.

Here's #11:

With Flash.
 #11 is a dark purple, it looks more blue in this photo for some reason. It's like the colour of grapes.

In direct sunlight.
This had the best coverage so far, I think the deeper/darker shades are the most opaque. It also dried to a really nice gloss finish. This is with 2 coats. #11 went on nicely, it's a great shade of purple, but I don't think it looks so great on my nails.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Holographic #8 Swatch

Here's Born Pretty Store's Holographic nail polish in #8:

With Flash.
 This is a really pretty shade of sky blue holographic.
In direct sunlight.
This shade applied well, with no streaking. This is 2 coats, it could use a third since its a bit sheer on some nails, but I'm sure 2 thick coats would sort that out too.