Wednesday, September 10, 2014

31DC2014 - Day 10 - Gradient

Hey everyone!

Ok. I will admit.. I cheated a smidge. Given that last week/weekend was hectic, I had to do some work in advance. These are actually the nails I was sporting on my friends wedding day on Saturday when I was MOH'ing it up. Also. I had broken my nails the day before during the set up process.. and I had obviously not lotioned/oiled properly during those few days.. and my hands/nails show it, I sincerely apologize!

I believe that this combo is gorgeous and that the wedding was magnificent, so that should sort of make up for my horrendous hands.. that is how it works, right?!


I used China Glaze White On White as my base colour, and then did a layered gradient effect using OPI Rose Of Light. I think I got as many compliments on my nails as I did my speech, which was surprisingly a lot. So I guess these gems were a success!

That is all for today.. see you all again tomorrow!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

31DC2914 - Day 9 - Rainbow

Hey everyone!

Just another quickie post tonight - I am tres exhausted right meow. a 10.5 hour work day.. I mean, it went by in the blink of an eye, but that is my problem.. I didn't keep my eyes closed enough last night. Derp.

I decided to do a faux-gradient for today.. meaning, I was too lazy to bust out the sponge.. sorry! But it is still super fun looking!


I also broke/clipped down my nails. That is fun.

Anyways!

I started this whole process with a base of white, China Glaze White Out, to be exact, then I did numerous layers of: Girly Bits Jelly Shoes, Sailors Delight, Banana Hammock, Glo Worm, and Arctic Sunrise, as well as Dollish Polish Aca-Awkward!

Then I added a layer of FxFS Wham! for kicks. Pretty pleased with how these gems turned out.

I am off for now.. need sleep! Goodnight -- and see you all again tomorrow!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

31DC2014 - Day 8- Metallic

Hey everyone!

I am just sneaking in with the day 8 post for the #31DC2014 - and it is metallic day! I decided to use my Ciate Very Colourfoil Manicure set for day.. and I am quite happy with the results!


 All I did was paint my nails with a coat (maybe 2) of Essie No Place Like Chrome and then just dabbed on some of the foil.. The adhesive that came in the set was pretty dried up, but I made due! I want to play around with this technique again in the future, but I feel like it still looks rad.

One thing I have to make note of - and I am not sure if it was user error or what - this was such a PITA to clean up! Foil was everywhere, the glue was all over my fingers/hands.. just.. a mini nightmare. Anyone else have that issue when using foils?

See you tomorrow for day 9!

And keep your fingers crossed that I have internet when I go to post tomorrow.. lately we only seem to have internet was a small pocket of time during the day. It is very frustrating. I think it is time to change to a new ISP.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

31DC2914 - Day 7 - Black & White

Hey everyone!

Day 7 of the #31DC2014 prompts for Black & White nails. I knew exactly what I wanted to do as soon as I knew this prompt was coming up. The other day on instagram, ThePolishJuiceBox posted 'bokeh' nails.. and I was absolutely awestruck by them; though instead of using amazing colours, I would just do black and white. I love these. So happy with this technique!


This started off with a base of FxFS Dark Matter, and then many layers of dots using FxFS White Matter and some NFU-Oh JS01 on top. I think there are 5-6 layers. They are squishy and delightful looking. So pleased!

That is all for today -- see you all again tomorrow!!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

31DC2014 - Day 6 - Violet

Hey everyone!

Day 6 of the #31DC2014 calls for some Violet nails. Ok. No problem!

I was excited to try out the tie dye technique, and figure this was the perfect day to try it! This was one of the situations where you're so in the moment of doing your nails, like I honestly got lost in this process, that once it was all said and done, and I took I step back.. it was kind of a hot mess. But I had spent a good chunk of time on these, and decided to just roll with it. Here goes.


I started this creation off with a base of China Glaze Sweet Hook.  After that, I would glob some new purple polish down and go to town. The other polish used are: China Glaze X-Ta-Sea, China Glaze Dune Our Thing, China Glaze Spontaneous, a England Lady of the Lake, and a England Guinevere. Phew!


The is all for today -- see you all again tomorrow!!

Friday, September 5, 2014

31DC2014 - Day 5 - Blue

Hello everyone!

Day 5 of the #31DC2014 orders blue polish to be used.. All right! Green is my favourite irl colour, and I do love me some green polish (all the green!) but blue has to be my favourite polish colour, I find that no matter the shade, it compliments my skin tone. But. What to do on my nails?

Why, blueberries, of course.

I found THIS image, but could not find a source, any know who did these gems? Anyways, using that photo as my guide, I got to work.


I started off with a base of Barry M Blueberry (how fitting) on each nail.


I then drew some half-blueberries on the tips of my nails.. they actually remind me of blue tomatoes, but I want you to be thinking blueberries! Anyways. I used China Glaze I Sea The Point to do that. Then I added some highlight with FxFS White Matter.

I then added the little stem.. actually.. this is probably why I am thinking tomato.. I started with OPI Amazon...Amazoff and did some highlighting with Essie Mojito Madness.


When I was all done with the berries.. I knew my nails were not done.. right! I always feel like dots add the finished touch. These nails were no different. I used China Glaze New Birth for the dots. Now they felt complete.

That is all for today -- see you again tomorrow!!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

31DC2014 - Day 4 - Green

Hey everyone!

For day 4 of the #31DC2014, which is the green prompt, I had a few different ideas swimming around in my head.. I even did a few of them, but none of them were quite what I wanted.

Green is my favourite irl colour, any shade.. just love it! So the fact that I was not just getting something that made me happy was frustrating. I was just going to go with an amazing glitter.. which, in hindsight, I probably should have stuck with, as it is stunning, but then I went and added 'scales' to make it a mermaid mani.. I am not in love with it, and I bumped my thumb nail just before taking photos.. so that also drove me nuts, but hey, such is life.. this is a daily challenge, things move quickly.. I get it.


I started everything off with the base colour OPI Amazon...Amazoff.


I followed that with two coats of Pirate Polish Sea Monster - LOVE!!!


Then I added the badly freehanded scallops using FxFS Dark Matter.

Should have just left it alone. When will I learn? I would say this is my first 'fail' of the challenge. Oops!!

Thanks for popping by -- see you tomorrow!!