Friday, 30 January 2015

Purple Butterflies

This was created using Mentality polishes.  The base uses Mentality "Dignity" which is a light grey-lilac with a matte finish.  For me, this had a pretty awful formula.  It was thick and streaky, no matter how you applied it,  and I would definitely not be happy wearing it alone without stamping to cover up all the flaws and brushstrokes.

I have quite a few of Mentality's Matte polishes, and though they have some very pretty colours, I've found many of them have this same formula and are generally a disappointing purchase as they are so difficult to work with.   That said, the polishes by Mentality in their Opaque range are wonderful and stamp amazingly well.  Here I used their "Purple Opaque" to stamp over dignity, and despite all the issues I had with the base colour, I did end up quite liking how this turned out.  The stamping plate used here is MoYou London's "Princess 12"

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Mint Candy Apple & Saint George

Here I used two coats of "Mint Candy Apple" by Essie, then stamped using A-England's "Saint George".  The stamping plate is Lily Anna 05.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Eurso Euro

Two coats of OPI's "Eurso Euro" as my blue base and stamped with Essie's "Good As Gold".  The stamping plate is Lily Anna 02.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Aurora With Gold Stamping

Using Aurora by Picture Polish as my base, I stamped this design using Essie's Good As Gold".  The image is from DRK-A stamping plate.

Picture Polish Aurora

This is a limited edition polish I purchased last year, but had yet to wear.  Gorgeous duo-chrome finish that shifts from green through teal, purple and magenta.  Shown here over one coat of OPI's Black Onyx.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Rose Libertine & Van D'Go

Today's Nail Art - Essie's "Van D'Go" stamped with Rimmel 60 Seconds "Rose Libertine".  The plate is Lily Anna #14.  My camera made it look more pink than it really is, Van D'Go is more of a Salmon colour.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Emily De Molly - Hole In The Sky

A gorgeous light cornflower blue crelly glitter polish.  Really easy to apply, great formula, opaque in two coats with little clean up.  Recommended polish :-)

Japanese Flower Tiles

The base polish here is "Vanilla Sky" by Lacquer Lust which is a matte polish.  I then stamped over it using China Glaze "Joy" from the Romantique Collection.  The stamping plate is MoYou London's "Suki Collection, Plate 06"  I topped it with HK Girl Top coat in the first instance, and then OPI Matte Top Coat - I've found if I add the Matte Top Coat directly to stamped images, then they will smudge.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Baby Please Come Home

Gorgeous silver lilac texture polish by OPI called "Baby Please Come Home".  Shown here with two coats.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Fun Flowers

The base is Arctic Freeze by Glam Polish (see my previous post for how it looks on it's own), and the flowers are stamped with Konad White.  Purple centres are done in Color Club's Eternal Beauty using a dotting tool.  The stamping plate is FUN 13.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Arctic Freeze

New to my collection, Arctic Freeze  is a gorgeous light turquoise polish with a fantastic formula by Glam Polish.  Shown here with two coats and HK Girl Top Coat.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Negative Space Lace

For this I used a very lightly tinted base which I made by mixing a couple of drops of black polish with some top coat and applied it to each nail. Next, I stamped a design from DRK's Enlaced Plate using Konad black.  Finally it was topcoated with HK Girl Topcoat.