Flashy Nails

One young lady's attempt to master decent nail art!

Collection 2000 Hot Looks BMX Bandit/Hoola Hoop July 28, 2009

 
***Late post as I forgot to publish it when I typed it***

Can I just say I’m in LOVE with BMX Bandit? It is so pretty! I actaully wore it on of the days I didn’t post over the weekend/end of last week, it was part of a disastrous manicure (incidentally it was such a disaster and got taken off so quickly that I can’t even remember what it was!) So I took any excuse to use it again!

This is an alternating French using BMX Bandit and Hoola Hoop (Collection 2000 Hot Looks). Hoola Hoop seems a lot more neon on than in the bottle, but I really like it. It’s like Candyfloss pink 🙂

BMX Bandit and Hoola Hoop

BMX Bandit and Hoola Hoop

BMX Bandit and Hoola Hoop

BMX Bandit and Hoola Hoop

Yep evidence of both hands for a change!  I do have two y’know!

Anyway It looked a bit naked, and I seem to have sorta loast the touch with Konad a little lately so I didn’t want to go down that road, and then I remembered in my birthday haul I bought a bottle of silver glitter which hasn’t seen the light of day yet………so guess what….neon, funky french and glitter all in on?  “She didn’t!”  Oh but I did!

BMX Bandit, Hoola Hoop and Beauty UK Silver Glitter

BMX Bandit, Hoola Hoop and Beauty UK Silver Glitter

BMX Bandit, Hoola Hoop, Beauty UK Silver Glitter

BMX Bandit, Hoola Hoop, Beauty UK Silver Glitter

Yes I have a big dent in the middle finger 😦 The base coats had been left over 24 hours to dry, and there was a couple of hours between the first and second coats of glitter, but for some reason, once that second coat went on it took hours for them to set hard.  Also this gliter is packed with little holo pieces as well as regular silver glitter bits but I haven’t managed to capture them very well.
I’m currently suffering with a summer cold (which I hope goes away before Saturday as we are at another wedding) so I don’t think there will be any new nails tomorrow, but if I feel better there’s a chance so check back 🙂
Thanks for reading! 😀
 

Bridal Nails (part 1) June 29, 2009

Ok, so I was going to swatch Indigo Dazzle next after the Streamer incident, but I was a little bit traumatised by the ordeal I had with Streamer and it has put me off the other George polis.  So instead I thought, I’ve got my next wedding coming up this Saturday (I’m a wedding photographer by trade, you can check my site out at http://www.buckleystudios.co.uk if you’re interested) and I thought it would be nice to do some bridal-esque nails.  So I am currently parading a lovely simple subtle manicure and I have tried twice to take pictures of it but failed miserably.  So I have one decent picture. 

 

I started with a base coat of Sally Hansen Hard as Nails with Nylon as ever (the pinky looking one which is called natural), then one coat over that of Miss Sporty in pale pink (it doesn’t really colour the nails that much but give a lovely natural and healthy colour, as well as great shine to the nail).  I then freehanded the tips in Miss Sporty Silver, and Konaded the butterflies from M36 in Konad Silver Special Polish.  On the middle finger of each hand I ‘glued’ (If I have let the polish dry, I dab the slightest amount of clear polish on to the back of them, rather than using nail glue as this can melt the polish underneath if the gems move, but other wise I press them into slightly tacky polish) individual silver rhinestones along my smile line.  Finished off with a good coat of Konad Top coat.  I think it looks lovely 🙂