Hello out there! Yes I’m a slack blogger,what with Xmas, family visits and work there has been little time left for nails. Now life is back to normal and no, I’m not sitting here knitting in the nude! In my mind I wanted to create a fluffy white/beige jumper look. I started with a base of OPI “My Vampire Is Buff”, over that I sponged OPI “Berlin There Done That” using cling (saran) wrap method, to create a mottled look. You can see the base before stamping on the ring finger, where I have also applied a gold stud from Born Pretty store.
Then I stamped using Messy Mansion plate MM40 and my own brand Hit the Bottle polish in “Everyday I’m Truffling”. A metallic chocolate brown colour. This look is so not me, its neutral, soft, delicate, but somehow I really like it! Maybe I’m getting soft in my old age! At this point I can only ship within Australia, but I am working on international shipping.
Inspired by the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, I made a decal (using printable waterslide decal paper) from this artwork by Sara Bowerstock. You can see more of her work in her Etsy shop, Point Blank Design.
I added to Frankenstein’s head with green and yellow nail polish, to make the design fit the whole nail. The other three nails are painted with OPI “My Vampire Is Buff”, over that I smeared some greyish brown polish to look like old book pages. Then I stamped with Messy Mansion plate MM24. I finished with OPI matte top coat, because you just can’t have shiny book pages! I love the matte look, it even feels like paper! Since making this decal, I have found this image on a stamping plate, it is Sugar Bubbles SB010.
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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.
I had many ideas for the theme historical, but thought it would be fun to go with Marie Antoinette. I used this picture from the movie for inspiration.
This was a very challenging portrait to paint and it didn’t help that I decided to make the shadows lighter and give it more of a painterly look halfway through! Every time I paint a tiny portrait, I swear its the last!
For the Marie Antoinette nail I started with a base of OPI “Diva of Geneva” and stamped with Essence “Gold Digger” and Messy Mansion plate MM06. Marie is painted with polish, watercolour and acrylic paint. For the other nails, I used the colours from the movie as inspiration and painted decorative Rococo like swirls in leadlighting craft paint! I like the golden swirls, they give the effect I wanted. As for Marie Antoinette…off with her head! Oh wrong movie 😉
Welcome to Messy Mansion Mondays…on a Friday. Always late I am! Today’s nails are inspired by shabby chic furniture, here is one example from the Graphics Fairy.
I love this old vintage look and stamping plate MM18, was perfect to re-create it. I started with a base of OPI “My Boyfriend Scales Walls” and used the distressed technique created by Chalkboard Nails, to add a few touches of a mid-toned grey. I did this very sparingly though, as it was easy to overpower the pale base and then the stamping wouldn’t have shown through.
I love this look, furniture on my nails! I’ve used 3 images from the same plate here, so that’s a bonus in regards to using these plates, instead of looking at them! Update on the giveaway: I’ve contacted the winners and am still finalizing prizes. Should be able to reveal all next week.