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 🙂
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Collection 2000 BMX Bandit/China Glaze OMG July 16, 2009

I wasn’t going to use another creme for a while as I’m a bit sick of them and their less than perfect application, and I was going to do a nice OMG with some Konad over the top.  But the more I thought about it, the more I thought it seemed a shame to cover up OMG, so I decided to do a nice simple French with Collection 2000 Hot looks BMX Bandit for the tips, and OMG for the base.  It came out amazing!  BMX Bandit hasn’t disaappointed at all – the colour is So amazing.  I did think there was nothing like it, but then I had another quick sweep over all the nail blogs I read this morning and realised it is very similar to Orly Cashmere Cardigan (by the way how stunning is that Manicure!) Anyway, I managed to dink my index and middle fingers on my right hand so the tips have a couple big dents in them, but my left hand looks good.

I should also mention that we have had a very overcast day here today so the OMG isn’t being given the chance to perform to it’s best 😦  and also, it took me about an hour to place all the rhinestones – yes they are all individually stuck down – I had quite the bad back when I was finished!  (I have 90 rhinestones in total, a massive 45 on each hand!)  Sorry in advance for the lack of tidying up!

I really love the BMX Bandit so much!  And it works so well with the silver of OMG, which is some consolation when it’s not behaving in it’s shimmery, holographic, OMG way!!

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…And with some Konad… July 7, 2009

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I finally got around to Konading over the super amazing glittery red, the red didn’t suck all the gloss out of this badboy!  Yay!!

The Konad Top Coat has made it super SUPER shiny and glittery and red….I’m even more in love with it now!