Friday, 25 July 2014

Framed Neon Gradient

































I think this sort of nail art is an acquired taste and not everyone will like it...as evidenced by the (really rude)
negative comments my friend Alice got when she did something similar lately. Personally though I love it, it gives a quirky twist to gradients/saran wrap designs or even just a solid colour. 

I started with a base of OPI Put A Coat On, then sponged on a gradient using Models Own Beach Bag. I smoothed it over with a lick of quick-dry top coat before I freehanded the frames using black acrylic paint and a small nail art brush. 

What do you think, is this something you'd wear?



Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Maybelline Bleached Neons - Sun Flare, Coral Heat and Chic Chartreuse


I have 3 shades from the much-talked-about Bleached Neons collection from Maybelline to show you today - Sun Flare, Coral Heat and Chic Chartreuse. 

Monday, 21 July 2014

Nail Doodles Hand Drawn Water Decals Review



Today I have some water decals to show you, but they're not just any water decals, oh no...Nail Doodles are all hand drawn!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Summer Sorbet Gradient with The Lacquer Lab Miami Collection



Since my first review, The Lacquer Lab have been busy making a name for themselves and bestowing lovely new collections upon us! The Miami collection is new for Summer 2014, and I've used 4 polishes from the collection for this nail art look.

I started with a base of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls (my go-to gradient base) then I sponged on a gradient using Roller Babin', Ocean Drive and SoBe. I topped it off with the crowning star of the collection, Dressed To Kill - a super sparkly mix of iridescent flakes and micro glitter in a clear base. I used 2 thin coats.



Dressed to Kill is the perfect compliment to the gradient! I've also swatched the other shades featured here

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Blurple Gradient with Shimmer Polish Kim



Continuing with my Shimmer Polish posts, today I've used Kim to compliment this blurple gradient! I started with a base of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, and sponged on the gradient with Illamasqua Poke and Barry M Damson. I used Kim to create the glitter fade on top of the gradient, and finished with a coat of No7 Stay Perfect top coat. 

I think this is the first time I've used these colours in a gradient, they work together so well!



I've also of course done some straight up swatches of Kim!