Hello out there! If you have visited me before you might know that I like to stick “things” onto my nails. So this year for a different Xmas mani I thought I’d try tinsel. What a mess!! I got the stuff everywhere cutting it up into little pieces and trying to stick it on ….ooh glitter!
Here I’ve used small tinsel and stuck in down into a clear gel polish, which I then cured for a minute or so. Just until the tinsel held. I did manage to “glue” two of my fingers together at one point, that was a scary moment!
I’d better take the tinsel off now, before it ends up in someone’s food! Hopefully I’ll be back tomorrow with one more Xmas mani.
Yay two posts in one day is the only way to get back on track! When looking through my movies A Clockwork Orange jumped out and said “Pick me!”
At first I was just going to paint the eye on the white nail and leave the others orange. Then I remembered the watch parts I have and kind of chuckled to myself as this is orange with clockwork!! Ha ha I’m so funny! Also when I searched for images sometimes the eye is depicted as a gear, even better, less painting for me! I think I went overboard on the gears though, I forgot that less is more sometimes.
Totally late for this one, wrong day even! I had an idea for a song and then changed it at the last minute. You might know that I like dance music, so instead of being inspired by one song, I took my inspiration from a style of music. This was also another mani on my to-do list! I found this great tutorial and a new way of applying nail art foil, which I have never had much luck with. This method is brilliant and so easy, I did find I needed to use of few coats of polish though.
After I had applied the green, gold to orange foil, I used Sally Hansen “Nail Shine Miracle” top coat. Over some striping tape I gently sponged black polish, removed the tape and hey presto….lazers! Then I stamped the crowd using Messy Mansion plate MM02. I printed a Ministry of Sound logo on waterslide decal paper and applied that over OPI “Push and Shove”. I love this mani, it would have to be one of my favourites…ever!!
It’s one of those ones I never want to take off! Here’s the photo I used as inspiration, can’t wait for the new M.O.S. Annual next month.
The prompt of half moons does nothing for me. I searched images of half moon nail art and thought …who came up with this and how do you make it interesting? My newly acquired China Glaze “Too Yacht To Handle” was lying around, so there was my base colour sorted. Then I just played around with a black gel pen and some tear drop diamantes and ended up here.
I’m really happy with how these turned out, they were fun and pretty quick really.
An InLinkz Link-up
Hi out there, I’ve been wanting to do Futurama nails for ever, I think I say that about nearly every mani I post! So what better time than for the Lacquer Legion theme this month of Fandom.
I started with a minty green base, by using one coat of Loreal ” Wasabi Hint” and putting a coat of Sally Hansen “Mint Sorbet” over the top. I painted the outline of Fry and Leila in black acrylic paint and filled in the colours with nail polish. I was going to leave it here, but then decided it would be cool to add some buildings, to look like the opening credits. I did this using plate BM-414 and stamped with Rimmel “Grey Matter”, then Rimmel “Man Overboard” and finished with a deep charcoal no name polish. Stamping the colours from light to dark. I’m happy with this one, I can tick it off my to do list!
Hello out there, I’ve been a little absent lately due to a really awesome burn and hence blister on my finger. No one wanted to see that! The lovely ladies at Llama nails a having a book and movie inspired challenge, with the first theme being comedy.
Well Dr. Seuss books are pretty funny and have some great images too. This little guy is pretty cute and so are the Truffula trees. I’m happy with how these turned out, they are fun and playful with their bright colours.
Everything is painted with nail polish, just the black outlines are acrylic paint. Back soon with a historical theme.
Well today’s nails must be the simplest ever. They have been on my to do list for ages. All I did was download an image of a barcode and print it onto clear waterslide decal paper, (more about the paper in this post.) I painted some fake nails white, applied the decal over the top and sealed with top coat.
I’ve used fake nails because I wanted quite a bit of the lines of the barcode and at the moment my nails are short and in pretty poor condition. The joys of letting your friends practice acrylic on you! I’m using a strengthening treatment called Revitanail Sensitive, so in a few weeks I can tell you if it actually works on not.
I’ve done this design before for the theme futuristic. The first time around I wanted to stick bits of circuit board to my nails, I mentioned this to a friend and before I knew I was the proud owner of three dead mobile phones. More for my collection!
I gently pried little components off the circuit boards with pliers. I stamped with BM-415 and then stuck on the little pieces randomly with quick dry topcoat (Seche Vite).
These were fun to make, especially the discovery of the yellowish electronic tape and the tiny little weird piece on the index finger. I dismantled everything I could get out of these phones, they’ve been recycled in a different way.
Hello, I’m back from holidays. Phew! Back to regular programming. I did these nails awhile back for the theme “Bad hair day”, but decided not to use them. All I’ve done is stuck furry technicolour crazy fabric to fake nails. Not practical, but lots of fun! I had fluff everywhere.
I just had to pose with a bottle!