Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Essie - Suite Retreat

Essie "Suite Retreat".  Almost a one coater and flawless formula! Leans a touch more purple than the picture shows, but a really beautiful colour.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Zoya Faye

New to my collection is Zoy'a Faye which has a purple base and is filled with tiny golden shimmers. Depending on the light it can appear pink, purple or gold, but mostly a rosy gold colour.  Very easy application and good formula.  The clean up was relatively easy too considering how much gold shimmer there is in this polish.  Here it is shown with two coats and HK Grl Top Coat, although the top coat added nothing in terms of shine since it's so glitzy to begin with.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Valentine's Hearts

Using China Glaze "Friends Forever, Right?" as the base, I stamped the hearts using Color Club's "Halo-Graphic".  The stamping plate is Uberchic 1-03

China Glaze - Friends Forever, Right?

This is a gorgeous milky pale pink colour that is almost white.  It has a surprisingly good formula for a pastel shade in that it does not drag or lift the polish if you go over it with the brush several times. It is however , a little on the thin side, so don't over load your brush.  Very impressive though.

Flying Dragon Stamped

Here is Flying Dragon from my previous post stamped with Model's Own Chrome Pink.  All the Model's Own Chrome line stamp fairly well, but you have to be really fast as they dry very quickly.  Stamping plate is Sugar Bubbles - SB029

Friday, 13 February 2015

Flying Dragon

Flying dragon is a multichrome flakie polish by Indigo Bananas.  Purple seems to be the dominating colour, but it shifts between a violet, red and gold depending on the lighting.  It has a great formula and is opaque in two coats.  The brush is pretty thin which hinders application a little for me, but other than that, a highly recommended polish.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Zebra Stripes

Created using a number of polishes for the base and a zebra print stamp from MoYou London.
The base colours used were Sinful Colors "Easy Going" (Pinkie), Barry M Gelly "Coconut"(Ring finger & thumb), Essie "Sand Tropez" (Middle finger), and China Glaze "Wanderlust"(Index finger).

I used "Virgin Queen" by A-England to stamp the Zebra print pattern from Pro Collection, plate 04.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Chalkboard Valentines

Since I wanted to try out the chalk board effect, I combined this with a Valentine's theme and came up with this skittle type manicure.  My index, middle finger and pinkie were first painted with OPI's "Black Onyx", and my ring finger and thumb were painted with Sally Hansen's "White On".

Next, I added a glitter top coat to my middle finger using Revlon's "Graffiti".

Pinkie and Index finger were stamped with Konad white using the VL-001 plate by Vivid Lacquer.
Thumb and ring finger were stamped with Konad Black using MoYou London's "Pro Collection 08". I used a dotting tool to colour the hearts with Zoya's "Posh".

Finally, I added a coat of Essie's "Matte About You"


For this design, I started with a greadient using 3 polishes by A-England, namely "Virgin Queen", "Fotheringhay Castle" and Dragon".  I then stamped over the gradient using Konad Black and a snakeskin image by DRK Nails on plate DRK-C.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Rose Decals

These are decals I made using the plastic bag method with Sally Hansen "Hard As Nails" Topcoat, which I then stamped on using Konad Black.  The rose design from FUN 13 plate was then coloured using a dotting tool and three shades of pink polish, namely China Glaze "Spring In My Step". Essie "Fiji" and Rimmel 60 Seconds "Ring A Ring O Roses".