Zombie Bride…

LOOK….I did nails!!!! How could Halloween go past and I not do zombie nails??! Luckily the town where I live had the first ever zombie walk, so a couple of friends and I just had to go! I thought I had an original idea to dress as a zombie bride, but I saw 3 others there, so that was a fail on the originality factor! I had great fun dressing up, making my costume and dripping fake blood everywhere. I wanted my nails to look like I had been ripping flesh open and feeding….

zombie bride

Of course my hands were all bloody on the day, but fake blood stains and I really don’t want to recreate the look and have red stained hands again today….here’s the bloody garter I wore…..

Zombie Bride 2

Here’s what I looked like….death warmed up I hope! (Hi Mum! lol) 


I can’t say I’ll be back soon, posting is pretty spasmodic these days. Miss you guys and being part of the nail art world. X


Filed under Halloween, Revisited, Zombie

Day 2 orange…

I know it’s already the 3rd, and I’m behind. The truth is I don’t have time for nail art, but I suppose this is why I’m trying to do this challenge, to just get on with it and do it…time permitting. I’m thinking the only way to vaguely keep up, is to combine the days I’ve missed into one. So today was going to be orange and yellow, but then orange worked out okay. It will be interesting when the prompts get harder and I’ll have to combine rainbow with a gradient. Or animal print and flowers or a watermarbled galaxy…..hey this could be fun combining the days!

Day 2 orange  3


I’ve stamped using Pueen plate 56 from the buffet collection (the bold design on the middle and pinky) and two plates from the Bundle Monster “Shangri-La” collection, BM-S107 and BM-S102. The polish I used is an orange I’ve been working on, as yet unnamed. Any ideas for a name? So I guess tomorrow is yellow and green day!



Filed under 31 day challenge 2015, Hit the Bottle stamping polish, Stamping

Look who’s back?!! Day 1- Red

HELLO OUT THERE! Yes I’m yelling! I’m not even going to mention “slack blogger” and just dive right into today’s post. So it’s September, first day of Spring here in the Southern Hemisphere and first day of ….. the 31 day challenge! Are you thinking how are you going to pull this off Michelle? Yeah…me too! Well perhaps this is the kick that I need to get me back into doing nail art on a regular basis. While I still follow blogs and instagram accounts, I miss posting my own nails and interacting with you guys. There will be some shameless self promotion as I post some of my own polishes.

Over a base of black gel polish, I’ve stamped with Messy Mansion plate “The Bridal Nail 01” on the ring and middle finger using “Hit the Bottle” stamping polish in “Poison Apple”. This colour is not a true red as in tomato colour but more the deep red crimson colour of an apple.

Day 1 red gloss

On the ring finger I made a decal, so I could reverse the design. The other two fingers are stamped using plate JQ-L12 which I think I bought from Aliexpress. I always struggle with high shine top coats…so I dulled the shine with some Satin finish top coat.

red day 1 matte 1

So expect lots of simple manis and for better photos, that bit I’ve always struggled with the most. Okay better post quick before today is not today anymore!


Filed under 31 day challenge 2015, Decal, Hit the Bottle stamping polish, Messy Mansion plates, Stamping, Stamping decals

Slackest blogger ever!

Hello out there! Oh my gosh how time flies! Do you know I actually try to post once a week?! Ha so much for that, since I have been absent for 2 months now!!! Well thanks to a email from Tumblr I discovered I been blogging for two years! Pfft, more like a year and half! It has gotten to the point where I think the nail art horse has bucked me off and I feel a little anxious about the whole process, as my photography has not improved at all. So I had on this simple galaxy mani, to try to tame that horse…


Then I realized the blog had turned two, which kind of came out of nowhere. I thought it was next month?! So I’ve painted over the top in white acrylic paint a design which hopefully conveys my surprise.

2nd blog birthday

Thanks to “Goose” who kindly sent me a message to see if I was okay. I miss nail art and I miss interacting with all you guys. I shall have to climb back on that horse and hold tight! Any ideas for a blog birthday giveaway? What would you like to see as a prize? Some of my stamping polishes perhaps? I like competitions, any ideas for one? Thanks🙂



Filed under handpainted nail art, Uncategorized

Lace stamping…

Hello there! This Sunday’s prompt in Adventures in Stamping is something which is totally not you. Well I don’t like brown too much, or gold or delicate designs. So I combined all three!

Lace stamping  - Copy

For the brown polish I’ve used Sally Hansen “Bronze Ablaze”and the two white/gold nails are Layla “02” although you can’t see the gold sparkle too well in this polish. Over the brown nails I’ve stamped with a gold prototype I’m working on using a lace image from Messy Mansion plate 03 from The Bridal Nail collection. I’ve used the same image and stamped using Bronze Ablaze over the white/gold nails. Til next time.


Filed under Messy Mansion plates, Stamping

Girly gothic grunge…

Hello out there, well I’ve been a somewhat slack blogger,  I swear the days do not have enough hours in them! Or maybe I am totally crap at managing my time, or both! So today  I have a simple stamping mani, that I actually had in my head for once. I’ve started with Color Club “Cool Breeze” as the base. Over that I’ve stamped very subtle stripes with Ulta 3 “Gold digger” using Messy Mansion plate MM06. Then I stamped in black the skeleton portrait from BM-612, and the ornate patterns are from The Bridal Nail 06 plate. Adding OPI Matte top coat and a couple of gold studs from Born Pretty store to finish it off.

Girly gothic 3

I’ve started a photograpy course…. can you tell? Photography has always been a struggle for me, so I know I can’t get any worse! Oh and if you’re looking for Greek pottery, you’re in the right place, its just been awhile😉



Filed under Born pretty store, Messy Mansion plates, Stamping

Moody blues…

This week’s theme in AIS is to stamp over a blue base. On the pinky and index finger I have used Ulta 3 “Infamous” and stamped over it with Hit the Bottle stamping polish “Be-cider-self”( which is a pale yellow/green colour). I’ve stamped with Messy Mansion plate 01 from the Bridal Nail collection.

Stamping over blue

On the middle finger I’ve used a blue polish that I got ages ago from Born Pretty store, I think. Interestingly it says Crystal Sand on the side and is textured, this is probably the first textured polish I owned without even realizing it! On the ring finger I’ve used Maybelline Brocades “Beaming Blue”, which has gorgeous fine greeny gold sparkle in it. Think I forgot to top coat it though as it also looks a bit textured!


Filed under Born pretty store, Hit the Bottle stamping polish, Messy Mansion plates, Stamping