Flashy Nails

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

My polish collection (picture heavy) October 14, 2009

Okay ladies, I am about to post pictures of my polish collection – they’re not exactly the best in terms of quality or colour accuracy but here they are.  I’m so used to looking at all my colours that I’m finding it difficult to choose what to wear when I change my polish so I would like some help!  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think I should wear next.  I will be able to go through them one at a time to select my next manicure and the one after that etc (assuming I get any comments lol)

You may notice I have a few issues with blue/green and blue/purple colours, I have a slight colour blindness so if you think anything is in the wrong group that’s why!

Oh and to save me typing long long names, DC = Diamond Cosmetics, CG = China Glaze,  BM = Barry M, C2000 = Collection 2000,  C2000HL = Collection 2000 Hot Looks, SH = Sally Hansen and NI = Nails Inc!

Here we go:

Miss Sporty Silver | DC Matte Smoke | Maybelline Mirror Image | CG OMG | Barry M Matt White (its not matte!) | Technic Jet Black | DC Im Raven About You | DC Matte Black | Constance Carroll Wizard

Miss Sporty Silver | DC Matte Smoke | Maybelline Mirror Image | CG OMG | Barry M Matt White (it's not matte!) | Technic Jet Black | DC I'm Raven About You | DC Matte Black | Constance Carroll Wizard

Wild and Crazy Purple Glitter (Its green and black - go figure) | Beauty UK Purple Glitter | Beauty UK Silver Glitter | DC Silver Glitter | DC Opal Glitter

Wild and Crazy Purple Glitter (It's green and black - go figure) | Beauty UK Purple Glitter | Beauty UK Silver Glitter | DC Silver Glitter | DC Opal Glitter

Piggy Polish Island Hopping | BM Block Orange | Miss Sporty Yellow | Jade Suppressed Temptation

Piggy Polish Island Hopping | BM Block Orange | Miss Sporty Yellow | Jade Suppressed Temptation

Stargazer Red (no number sticker) | DC You Set My Heart Ablaze | No Name Red | BM Red Glitter | Cosmo Porsche Red | NI Knightsbridge

Stargazer Red (no number sticker) | DC You Set My Heart Ablaze | No Name Red | BM Red Glitter | Cosmo Porsche Red | NI Knightsbridge

DC Hue Are You? | DC Cheery Cherry | Miss Sporty Red | DC Blackberry | Rimmel Black Cherries | DC Matte Burgundy | C2000 Midnight Rouge | CG Lubu Heels

DC Hue Are You? | DC Cheery Cherry | Miss Sporty Red | DC Blackberry | Rimmel Black Cherries | DC Matte Burgundy | C2000 Midnight Rouge | CG Lubu Heels

DC Party Hearty | No Name Gold | BM Gold | NI Battersea Power Station | DC Yukon Gold | DC Chainmail Charm | DC Decadence | DC Joust For Kicks | NI Mount Street | NI Friendly Selfridges

DC Party Hearty | No Name Gold | BM Gold | NI Battersea Power Station | DC Yukon Gold | DC Chainmail Charm | DC Decadence | DC Joust For Kicks | NI Mount Street | NI Friendly Selfridges

DC Dont Teal My Heart Away | DC Oh, Tiff! | George Streamer | C2000HL Button Moon

DC Don't Teal My Heart Away | DC Oh, Tiff! | George Streamer | C2000HL Button Moon

DC Never So Ever-Green | Stargazer 135 | Sinful Colors San Francisco | BM Racing Green | BM Green Glitter | C2000HL Ninja | La Femme Ultra green (Major neon, doesnt look it here)

DC Never So Ever-Green | Stargazer 135 | Sinful Colors San Francisco | BM Racing Green | BM Green Glitter | C2000HL Ninja | La Femme Ultra green (Major neon, doesn't look it here)

NI Marco Polo House | DC Mystical Knights | DC Midnight Blue | BM Blue Glitter | George Indigo Dazzle

NI Marco Polo House | DC Mystical Knights | DC Midnight Blue | BM Blue Glitter | George Indigo Dazzle

SH Chic Cobalt | DC Metallic Blue | BM Blue Glitter | Rimmel Azure | C2000 Hello Sailor

SH Chic Cobalt | DC Metallic Blue | BM Blue Glitter | Rimmel Azure | C2000 Hello Sailor

DC Midnight Passion | NI St Johns Wood | Orly Cashmere Cardigan | C2000HL BMX Bandit

DC Midnight Passion | NI St John's Wood | Orly Cashmere Cardigan | C2000HL BMX Bandit

BM Vivid Purple | DC Metallic Venom | DC Monarch Masquerade | Stargazer 125 | NI Buckingham Palace | DC Drift Away | DC Hi Ho Silver

BM Vivid Purple | DC Metallic Venom | DC Monarch Masquerade | Stargazer 125 | NI Buckingham Palace | DC Drift Away | DC Hi Ho Silver

Revlon Night Light | Milani Cloud 9

Revlon Night Light | Milani Cloud 9

Miss Sporty Pink | Massini Sheer Denim | DC Iced Plum | NI Fulham Road

Miss Sporty Pink | Massini Sheer Denim | DC Iced Plum | NI Fulham Road

No Name Pink | C2000HL Hoola Hoop | NI Brompton Road | NI Regents Place | NI Kings Road | C2000HL Dynasty

No Name Pink | C2000HL Hoola Hoop | NI Brompton Road | NI Regent's Place | NI King's Road | C2000HL Dynasty

C2000HL Vixen | SH Plum Sequin | DC Sparkling Sherry | BM Shocking Pink | DC Feelin Groovy | DC Matte Mulberry | No Name Purple

C2000HL Vixen | SH Plum Sequin | DC Sparkling Sherry | BM Shocking Pink | DC Feelin' Groovy | DC Matte Mulberry | No Name Purple

So that’s my whole collection (well not counting Konad polishes etc)  so please, PLEASE pick me something to wear!  (Feel free to choose a colour to go under a glitter if you’d like to see a glitter.)

Thank you!

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New Konad Goodness! June 19, 2009

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So my Konad Pro Salon Kit came on Tuesday.  I did take some pictures of it but they came out blurry (not good since my other job is a professional photographer!)  So I won’t be uploading them!  However I have done some lovely new Konads on some falsies – I was trying to use at least two different designs on most of the nails as I don’t have any proper full nail designs on any of my plates (the Pro Salon Kit only goes up to plate m49 I think it is) and I tend to have some sort of mental block when I’m trying to think which designs would work with what, etc.  So, I took a little bit of inspiration from pictures in the Konad book which shows different designs for the first 30-odd plates, and then worked in some of my own ideas from there.  So here’s some new goodness…

^^Ok so I thought I’d really like this when I decided to do it, and I do like it, but I seem to be cursed whenever I try to Konad in Silver or Gold.  For some reason it always comes out very pale and I don’t seem to every be able to get good coverage.  This was also the first time I’ve ever used one of the Konad French tip plates, and as you can see the silver didn’t ‘stick’ on one side.  Ah well, live and learn!

^^ *Sigh* I LOVE this!  I only wish my nails were long enough and slim enough to do this on myself.  Obviously I have had a few issues here with the designs not going on as cleanly as they could/should but I’m still getting to grips with the whole Konad thing, and I’m actually very proud of this!  In a way I sort of like that it isn’t perfect. 

^^ Whilst I do like this, I don’t think I’d wear it myself.  I’m just not an animal print kind of girl!  I put glitter over it because it seemed very bare when it was done and you could see a bit of overlap from where I’d had to join the design as this isn’t quite a full plate (and these nails are super long.)  However the only glitter I have is blue/green so I wasn’t sure if it would look ok.  I think it’s not too bad though.

^^ Sorry about the ‘No Name’ polishes – they are from a make-up set I was bought for Christmas and once I threw out the packaging I had no idea what the company was called.  Anyway, I digress.  I quite like this, if only it was crisper.  The red star gem at the bottom is covering a blank patch where the design didn’t all go onto the nail.  I really like the image I’ve used to tip the nail, but it always looks SO much better on everyone else’s designs than mine!

^ When I first started this nail, I wanted to just do the daisy print as a full nail.  However I printed it on at the bottom and was astounded by how awesome it looked against the plain nail.  So, I don’t know why I decided to tip it, or why I thought that tip would be a good idea but never mind.  Sorry about the quality of the pic by the way, it is actually one of the few nails I’ve done where it does actually look crisp, but the pic isn’t as sharp as I’d have liked.  I did a version of this nail for my own manicure last night, using the daisy print as a diagonal tip (black on white again) putting butterflies in the bottom corner of the nail too.  It looks awesome!

^^ YAY FOR STARS!  I LOVE stars!  I just had to use this tip as I think it is awesome.  Couldn’t think of what else to put with it so I chose the laces.  I don’t really like it, but I so will be using that tip again.

^^ I Think this is my fave.  I just think it looks amazing!  Perhaps I’m deluded 🙂  Anyway I love this pink, I will probably be purchasing another bottle of it in case they stop making it.  This is kind of similar to one of the designs in the Konad booklet, but I like it all the same.

 

^^I really REALLY like this one too.  Hello Sailor is SUCH a gorgeous colour.  Brilliant. I think this is quite subtle (the Konading rather than the colour of course.)  Like it lots 😀

So that’s it for now, sorry about the quality of the pictures, and sorry for it being a crazy long post!