Flashy Nails

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

New Hoard July 28, 2009

As I have been feeling sorry for myself recently, and as I needed to make amends to myself for chopping off my nails, I have treated myself to a new hoard!  Yesterday I bought a Miss Sporty nameless colour from the ‘dollar store’ (pound shop) which was a metallic-esque cherry red.  Today I bought 4 Stargazer colours.  £2.50 each, fab prices.  I was thinking of trying to get hold of them to supply them on my website, but I want to concentrate on buying the Diamond Cosmetics range first.  These are some seriously massive bottles, 14ml in each.  The brush is a bit chunky but it’s not too bad to work with, even when you have (newly) short little dinky nails!

None of these polishes have names, just numbers (next pic)

None of these polishes have names, just numbers (next pic)

170 , 135, 128, No number sticker :-(, Miss sporty nameless

170 , 135, 128, No number sticker :-(, Miss sporty nameless

All of them but the Miss Sporty

All of them but the Miss Sporty

Miss Sporty and the Stargazer red, almost dupes!

Miss Sporty and the Stargazer red, almost dupes!

 

I am in the process of doing a proper swatch of 128 (the gorgeous duo purple/rust/gold colour) so I will update once I have done it!

 

Thanks for reading 😀

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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 🙂