Sunday, 26 May 2013

Swatch : L'Oréal - Confetti

Good evening everyone ! I know it's been a while since I posted anything, I've been doing my nails but haven't had time to write any posts really, so that's why it's been a whole since my last post ! My exams went really well, and I managed to do all the work I had in time, now I've just got two exams left and I'll be back in France on Friday (with all of my nails varnish, of course) ! So today I've got a really cool swatch for you which I'm really excited about !

So this is L'Oréal Confetti over OPI Suzi's Hungary Again !, my first ever black and white glitter nail varnish ! It's the first time anything like this has really been available over here in the UK, so naturally, I was really excited when I saw it in Boots and I had to buy it ! I also found ANOTHER black and white glitter polish on another stand, but that'll be for another time !

For this swatch I used just one coat of Confetti, the formula was alright, nothing special and it tended to clog up so I had to shake it in between doing every few nails. There are three sizes of glitter in both colours, plus it's got a subtle blue shimmer running through it which you can only really see over dark colours.

So all in all I'm pretty pleased with this nail varnish, despite the fact that the formula wasn't that great, it's still a novelty for me at the moment and I think I might be incorporating it into more of my designs if I'm doing skittles or accent nails !

I'm off to bed now everyone, I'm really tired at the moment for some reason so I'm going to try to get an early night so that I can do plenty of revision tomorrow without getting too distracted ! See you all again soon, hopefully it'll be less than a week this time !

Sunday, 19 May 2013

NOTD : Oh Splat !

Hey there everyone ! So I've had an absolutely manic week which explains why I haven't been able to post anything since Monday ! I went to visit some friends in Oxford earlier in the week, and then when I got back I had an essay due for the next day so I ended up having to pull an all-nighter (not something I would recommend, it was my first time and I suffered the next day) ! Everything was okay in the end though, and I got everything handed in in time ! And obviously last night was Eurovision so I was otherwise occupied there, and now I'm revising for a Russian exam I have tomorrow, happy days right ?! So anyway, I still somehow managed to fit in doing my nails at some point in the week, on Friday I think, so here you go !

I'm not sure where the inspiration for these nails came from, but I really like the way they've turned out, it was more time-consuming than the traditional splatter mani, but I still enjoyed doing it and making it look as though paint had just been thrown at my nails !

For this design I used OPI My Vampire is Buff for the base, then I used American Apparel Hassid and my nail art brush to paint on random blobs and dots here and there ! It was really quite simple, and doesn't require any real skill, I suppose you could even do it with just the brush from your bottle of nail varnish ! Simple !

So that's all I've got to show you today, I've got another busy week ahead of me (well, until Friday) but I'll try and fit something in all the same so that I can post at some point, here's hoping 

Monday, 13 May 2013

NOTD : Stripes and Roses

Good evening everyone, I'm just about to go to bed but I suppose I'll manage to squeeze in a quick post for you all ! I'm really excited about this design as I've decided to try to reshape my nails as I was getting bored of the plain squoval nails, and decided to go for something for interesting ! They aren't the exact shape I'd like them to be at the moment, but I'm getting there slowly !

I did these nails on Saturday while I was supposed to be revising... surprise surprise ! I really love the way the colours work together, and I REALLY love the design on my index and middle fingers, probably something I will do again but on all of my nails !

For this design the nail varnishes I used were OPI Skyfall for the plain coloured nails and the roses, then I used OPI My Vampire is Buff, OPI My Very First Knockwurst, OPI Live and Let Die and my Models Own nail art pen in black for my accent nails. I just love this design, and I'm rediscovering my love for OPI Skyfall, it's such a pretty colour !

So anyway I'm off to bed now, let me know what you think of my new nail shape, I'll be working on perfecting it over the next few weeks I imagine but I'm already in love ! See you all again soon !

Friday, 10 May 2013

NOTD : Tie Dye

Hey there everyone ! It's really late and I've had loads of stuff on my hands recently with revision and all that (I have my first exam on Monday, not long now), but obviously I still managed to make time to do my nails, I just haven't got round to writing the post until now ! It won't be long as I'm really tired, but I felt I couldn't leave you without anything for another day !

So I did this design yesterday morning, when I was supposed to be revising... I've been wanting to tie dye a shirt for a few weeks now and I figured I'd paint some tie dye on my nails while I wait for the actual thing ! I looked up some images on google and it came up with this photo :

I really like that it's more purpley than the usual tie dye you see around, in my opinion anyway !

For this design, the colours I used were OPI My Vampire is Buff for the base, then I used OPI Dim Sum Plum, Essie Meet Me at Sunset, P2 Hug Me, Collection 2000 Ninja and Models Own Blooboo. I almost left out the yellow accents when I was painting these, but I'm glad I didn't as I think it really brings all the colours together !

So that's all for today, I've got to go and get ready for bed as I need a good night's sleep before MORE revision tomorrow, oh happy days ! Night night everyone ! See you all soon !

Monday, 6 May 2013

Purple Dots

Good afternoon everyone ! So today I have the last of my scheduled posts for you before I go back to the UK, hopefully I'll have something to post for you all on Wednesday but I obviously can't promise anything as I have exams starting next week so I obviously need to revise... oh priorities !

So this is a really simple design I did the other night, I wasn't feeling very inspired but I knew that I needed something to post for you all, so I just grabbed a nail polish that I hadn't used before and decided to pair it with one of my new Models Own pastel nail art pens !

The polishes I used for this design were an unamed Color Club polish (it's really sad that I can't find out the names, does anyone know what this one could be ?), and then I used my Models Own pastel nail art pen in purple. It was a really simple design to do, and I only used a tiny dotting tool to put an extra blob of the Color Club on top of all the nail art pen dots, I really like how it looks ! I'll probably be trying more of these combinations in the future !

Right so that'll be all for today folks, like I said earlier, I'll try to get something sorted for Wednesday, I'll probably be dying for a design by then as I'll still have my mani on from last week, oh the horror !

Saturday, 4 May 2013

May the 4th Be With You

Happy Star Wars Day everybody ! I've been wanting to do May the 4th nails for aaaaages now and I've finally been able to post something properly (albeit a scheduled post and I'm still wearing my harlequin nails), plus the fact that it's my sister's 18th birthday tomorrow and she loves Star Wars, which is an even better excuse !

So I decided to just do plain Stormtrooper helmet nails as they were relatively quick a easy to do ! I was really approximate about drawing them and didn't go into much detail, but I'm really pleased with how they look ! Mayb next year I'll be able to do something detailled and with more characters, we'll just have to wait and see !

For this design I only used two different polishes : OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls for the base, and then I used my Models Own nail art pen in black, simples ! It only took me about 15 minutes to do the whole design, so it was really quick and easy !

So that's all I've got for today, I have one more scheduled post for you before I'll be back and able to post anything on Wednesday, so stay tuned until then ! Happy Saturday everyone !

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

NOTD : Bright Harlequin

Hey there everyone ! So today's post is super early to make a change, that doesn't happen very often ! I'm going away today for a week and so I won't be around to post anything, but I'm scheduling a couple of posts that I've prepared (instead of revising, obviously) to tide you over until I get back !

So I did these nails yesterday, and it's a design I've been wanting to do for ages, but I've been trying to think up a good colour combination for it ! In the end I just grabbed a few bright colours and they seemed to go relatively well together so I just started painting ! The design took me a couple of hours to do, I started off with my left hand just in case I didn't like it so I didn't waste nail varnish on my right hand, but as I ended up really liking the design I did it on both of my hands !

For this design, the colours I used were P2 Crazy About Green for the base (this colour would have been absolutely awesome if it wasn't a shimmer), then I used OPI Dim Sum Plum, OPI My Back Pocket and Models Own Blooboo for the different triangles. I freehanded everything as I seem to have problems with the tape method (mainly because I'm too impatient to wait for everything to dry), and I think the lines still turned out pretty crisp ! Result !

Right so that's all for today folks, I've got a couple more posts to write for you all and then I've got to finish getting ready ! See ya next week !
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