Wednesday, 29 February 2012

First Franken

I'm forever buying nail polish colours that look great in the bottle but then they disappoint me when I have applied it to my nails (maybe I just expect too much from the nail polish, idk). The most recent polish that didn't live up to my expectations was Rimmel's Misty Jade. It was far too light and luminous for my liking and instead of letting it go to waste I decided to create a franken. I wanted to create something alittle darker and creamier, so I thought it would be fun to try to replicate OPI Mermaids Tears. I don't think it's too bad for my first franken but I will be more creative with colours when frankening in future. Here's the result!
I really do need to take my nailenes off

These are the two colours I mixed - Topshop Nails in Cloud + Rimmel's Misty Jade. I actually used quite alot of Cloud, but its not that obvious.
Let me know what you think of the colour. Is it anywhere near to OPI Mermaid Tears? What do you reckon?

x x x

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Facets of Fuchsia

Facets of Fuchsia by Revlon is one of my favourite nail polishes! This is a dupe of Deborah Lippmann's Bad Romance. It is now called Scandalous (which doesn't have the same ring to it), as it has been re-released and renamed since I bought mine. When it was first released I went all over to find it... but they were sold out everywhere! Finally they had ONE in stock in one of the many Boots stores I tried :) I was never going to give up.. I was like a woman on a mission! lol.
Look at all that glitter! hehe
What is great about this nail polish is that you get soo much glitter in the bottle. Two coats is recommended and if you wish to build up the glitterness you can apply more coats. However, on this mani I only applied one coat - but this was over my previous purple mani (as I got bored of it). So if you want less glitter I suggest you apply one coat over a dark purple or black.

Recently I viewed TraceFace's and Jessica's blogs with swatches of Whimsical - Facets of Fuchsia's sister polish - and the swatches look so pretty I'm going to have to get myself a bottle! :)

x x x

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Rainy Day

I'm new to stamping and I have just bought a Konad plate so had to try it out straight away (any excuse to change my nails lol). I've been playing around with it and thought I'd show you the outcome. 
 After stamping I then painted over 2 of the lines to create grey tips. This is on top of my Nailene fake nails (as they seem to be lasting for ages!). 
Details of the products I used for this mani:

Base colour: Topshop Nails in *EDIT* Cloud not Rainy Day (they don't sell cloud anymore. How annoying)
White design: Bourjois French Manicure in Blanc raffine
Nail plate: Konad in S06

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Tuesday, 21 February 2012


Hi, this is my first blog ever, so I hope this goes well :)
Anyway, I'm loving this seasons Aztec style so much that I have attempted an Aztec design on my nails. It was my first attempt at doing this so they aren't as neat as I'd like but I like the outcome anyway... Maybe you guys can let me know what you think.

 These are Nailene (petite, square) false nails. I love these nails as I usually do my own acrylic nails but they can take a while to do, whereas these take only about 10 minutes to apply and they ensure your nail polish will not chip :) (as you can see I did mess up the nails on my ring finger and little finger before the polish had chance to dry, oopsie)

I used a stencil that is actually meant for airbrushing your nails to create the zigzag and triangle patterns. I am going to try a different style on my nails (as I am always changing them) and I will post them up soon.. hopefully they will be a little neater.

Details of the products I used for this mani:

Base colour: 
George nail polish in Meteorite
White design: Bourjois's French Manicure in Blanc Raffine
Black design: E.L.F nail polish in Black
Designs: Airbrush stencil off ebay

x x x