Thursday, 26 June 2014

GOT2 - Full Challenge In Pictures



GOT Polish Challenge Part 2 - Week 13 - Gradient

The final challenge of the second GOT challenge. Week 13 of the GOT2 (Golden Oldie Thursday) Polish challenge over at Crumpet's Nail Tarts the theme - Gradient.

I love doing gradients and find the manicure so quick and easy (a little messy) but other than that simple.  I saw this on Nadia Alicia's IG account.  If you are not following, you are really missing out.

Anyway, I just loved the colour combination and had to give it a got.  The oldies in this are the China Glaze and LA Girl lacquers. This is my interpretation.

Items used:
OPI Nail Envy
China Glaze - Grape Pop
LA Girl - Turntable
Nanacoco - Love Me Tenderly
Seche Vite

Saturday, 21 June 2014

GOT Polish Challenge Part 2 - Week 12 - Free Choice

Week 12/13 of the GOT2 (Golden Oldie Thursday) Polish challenge over at Crumpet's Nail Tarts. The theme is Free Choice.

I did this one a few weeks ago and wore these nails to my cousins wedding.  I did a gradient using a plum and silver shade added the decals and voila.

Items used:
OPI Nail Envy
OPI - 3 Plums I Win
Nails Inc - Soho Silver
Water Decals
Seche Vite

Thursday, 12 June 2014

GOT Polish Challenge Part 2 - Week 11 - Red

Week 11 of the GOT2 (Golden Oldie Thursday) Polish challenge over at Crumpet's Nail Tarts. The theme for this week is Red.

I literally did just that, Red.  This is one of my oldest red nail polish that I own.  It is definitely double figure years old, probably 15years or older!  I would love to own more Zoya nail lacquer, but it is just to heavy on the pocket!

I have neglected it over newer reds, so here it is in all its glory and nothing else.
Items used:
OPI Nail Envy
Zoya - Delilah



Tuesday, 10 June 2014

SIMPLES - Week 4 - Saran Wrap

SIMPLES: Nail Art from Muggle to Mastery - Week 4 is Saran Wrap (cling film to us UK dwellers).

First off I cut and reshaped my nails this weekend. I really liked the length but unfortunately they were getting "too long" for my job (I work in a school, reception year).    I also shaped them back to square nails.  I haven't had them like this in a long while and thought it a good idea, but I am not sure I like them!.

Anyway, back to this week.  I have done this technique several times and it is a real quick and easy to go manicure.  The possibilities are endless. Have a look in this link here.

For this particular one I did a purple saran wrap with a matte top coat, which I really like.

Items used:
OPI Nail Envy
Barry M - Berry
Illamasqua - Poke
Matte Top Coat - Primark
Cling Film (Saran Wrap)

Thursday, 5 June 2014

GOT Polish Challenge Part 2 - Week 10 - With Silver Accent

Week 10 of the GOT2 (Golden Oldie Thursday) Polish challenge over at Crumpet's Nail Tarts. The theme for this week is with silver accent.

I used PIA number 27 (Royal Blue) which I have had for a about 2 years, isn't it just lush?  For the silver accent nail I used striping tape over a bare nail and painted it silver.  I only used SV on the accent nail, didn't need to on the blue, it was shiny enough.

Items used:
OPI Nail Envy
PIA - 27 (Royal Blue)
Nails Inc - Soho Silver
Striping Tape
Seche Vite

Sunday, 1 June 2014

SIMPLES - Week 3 - Ombre

SIMPLES: Nail Art from Muggle to Mastery - Week 3 is Ombre week.

Oooh, this is so controversial.  What is an ombre?  I have googled it and all the images that come up are showing what I call a 'gradient' nail - where you use two or more colours and they gently fade into each other like these that I have done, not an ombre where you use one base colour and it fades from either dark to light on each finger nail, for example like these.

What is your interpretation?

Here is my Ombre - black fading to white.

Items used:
OPI Nail Envy
Nails Inc - Black Taxi, Berkeley Square, The Thames
Barielle - U-Concrete-me
China Glaze - Snow


Friday, 30 May 2014

GOT Polish Challenge Part 2 - Week 9 - Lilac Floral

A Day late with week 9 of the GOT2 (Golden Oldie Thursday) Polish challenge over at Crumpet's Nail Tarts. The theme for this week is Lilac.

I teamed my lilac base with some hand painted acrylic floral.  The acrylic paints I used here, I bought about 2 years ago and have only just opened the box to use in this manicure. The violet is so bright and vibrant, it is beautiful.
Items used:
OPI Nail Envy
Barry M - Berry
Acrylic Paint - violet, white and green
NYC Quick Dry Clear Polish

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

GOT Polish Challenge Part 2 - Week 8 - With Bling!

OK, I am really late with this one.

Week 8 of the GOT2 (Golden Oldie Thursday) Polish challenge over at Crumpet's Nail Tarts. The theme for this week was With Bling.

I think I managed that and then some.  I did a sponge gradient and was going to just glitter two accent nails, but before I knew it, I had "blinged" all of them!  To add even more bling, I added some rhinestones, metal studs and caviar beads to my ring accent finger.

Items used:
OPI Nail Envy
for gradient cuticle to free edge:
PIA - No. 14
Nails Inc - Fashion Fawn and Jermyn Street
LA Girl Glitter - Live on Stage
Mixed rhinestones, studs and caviar beads
Seche Vite

Monday, 26 May 2014

SIMPLES - Week 2 - Skittle

SIMPLES: Nail Art from Muggle to Mastery - Week 2 is Skittle week.

I have been reviewing and had to use my cinderella hand for this manicure.

A skittle manicure is when you paint all your nails differently, whether it is pattern and colour combo or just colour combo it is a free for all so long as all the nails are different.  Here I went simple and went for colour - I used the colours of the rainbow.

Items used:
Rimmel - Double Decker Red
Pride of London - 343 (orange)
Sally Hansen - Buttercup
Color Club - Twiggie
Kiko - 386 Light Pastel Blue
Acrylic Paint - Black
Sech Vite top coat

Sunday, 25 May 2014

SIMPLES - Week 1 - Accent Nail and InStyle Nails Inc Freebie

I have joined a new group on Facebook organised by The Crumpet herself, its called SIMPLES: Nail Art from Muggle to Mastery.  It's main aim is to master various nail art techniques.

For the first week (I am very late with this one) the learning objective was the Accent Nail.  This time using glitter polish. The glitter I used is more a fine/micro glitter lacquer rather than your normal more pronounced glitter.
I also used the free Nails Inc nail polish I got with the June issue of InStyle magazine.
Items used:
OPI Nail Envy
Nails Inc - Sugarloaf Sunset
LA Girl - Metal - Sterling Silver
Acrylic Paint - Black
Seche Vite top coat

Born Pretty Store - Mixed Rhinestone Wheel Review

Here is a review for a mixed rhinestone wheel from Born Pretty Store.

It contains some pearl studs, bows, 3d flowers and fimo heart shapes.

I used just the bows from this wheel and this is what I did.


You can use my code PBL91 for 10% off all nail art items.
Items used:
Born Pretty Store mixed rhinestone wheel
China Glaze - It's Poppin'
Acrylic Paint - black


** this product was sent for an honest review by Born Pretty Store