Category Archives: Water Marbling

#31DC2013 – Water Marble (catch up)

Don’t worry, I’m not going to spam you with all the catch-up I’ve got 😉 I’ll spread it out over the next week!

So here are my water marble nails, that I didn’t post yesterday since I fell asleep early. I know a lot of people don’t like to do water marble nail art, because it’s so messy. Actually, I kind of love it because it’s so messy! And recently, I found some masking fluid (basically liquid latex) in a local craft store. It seemed pretty non-toxic (it’s made for kids) and more sturdy than PVA glue, so I grabbed some, and used that to mask my cuticles. It works so well! But, well if you follow my Instagram, you’ll see that I got a bit carried away, and basically marbled my whole hand…. Never mind, it came out great after clean up!

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April Challenge – Day 23 – Caviar

The shoulder’s finally feeling better, yay !

Double-yay, I have a really special mid-week guest post for you! Sabrina from the Polish Alcoholic wrote one for me. It’ll go up tomorrow, and I can’t tell you how excited I am about that. Since I have been nail blogging, I have been reading more and more other nail blogs, and I have a lot of respect for a lot of nail bloggers. But when it comes to Sabrina’s site, it goes beyond that, I turn into a proper fan girl. So please check it out tomorrow 🙂

Today’s mani for the challenge is caviar nails. I love caviar manis! For this one I mixed up some purple & pink beads and paired it with a metallic polish for contrast. I went for a half-moon motif, because that’s just about the only mani style I could think of that isn’t already on the challenge list !

And I think it looked pretty great 🙂

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April Challenge – Day 22 – Neon

I hope your week has started well ! My shoulder pain is calming down, I’m still moving around like an old lady, but it’s a lot better than it was yesterday, so I even dare hope to be back to normal tomorrow !

I work right by a Lancel shop in Paris and they have a bag in their spring range that I am totally in love with – click the link here to see it. I could totally never afford it, and even if I could, well, I would really do something better with that money instead of buy a bag. So I’ll never own it, but if any of you ladies spot an imitation of this bag (even a bad one – actually, a bad one is less likely to get stolen!) please please let me know – I will love you forever !Especially if it’s not in real leather…

So, back to nails !

I don’t have many neon polishes – I count 3 exactly – so this was a struggle for me! I grabbed China Glaze’s Japanese Koi and did some fish scales. Not the best, but it could have been worse 🙂

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Which neons would you recommend for my stash, girls? Should I wait for the Neons on the Shore collection from China Glaze, or are there already some great ones out there?

 

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April Challenge – Day 21 – Flowers

Hello everyone, I hope you’re having a good weekend !

I love floral manis, especially in the spring ! This was a great excuse to get Melon Balla (Piper Polish) out, and I dotted some daisies on it to make the flowers. Back when I swatches Melon Balla it was a tiny bit thick for my tastes, so I thinned it down a bit and let it sit for a few hours before using it. No seperation or sinkage, so that’s good news for anyone else who might want to thin this polish out 🙂

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April Challenge – Day 20 – Border Mani

Hello again! So it’s day 20 of the challenge already… How did that happen? We have done 2/3 already!

I actually did this mani 3 times before it felt good enough to show you… In the end, I settled for a metallic dot border mani. It looks okay, but I’m not sure that it’s very flattering to my nail shape. Still, challenges are all about trying something new!

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The base colour is Nails Inc Special Effects in Stratford – a pinky-gold that started off sheer but was opaque at the second coat! I do love pinky-goldiness for spring, it matches my pretty pinky spring coat that has a pinky-gold zipper and buttons. Have I said ‘pinky’ enough?

It’s pinky, It’s pinky and the brain brain brain brain, brain brain brain brain, …

 

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April Challenge – Day 19 – Glitter

I have to say, since I discovered nail care base coats, I haven’t been silk wrapping my nails; so I have been a bit more careful about only using three-free polishes. Now I happen to know that Models Own is not three-free (except the pro range), and I had stopped using Barry M too. Call it prejudiced, but because there are no ingredients on the bottle and they are pretty cheap good value for money, I just assumed… Well, good news, because Barry M is not only three-free, it’s vegan too !

So I was so pleased to use my favourite glitter mix for this challenge day ! I was inspired by the guest post that Iriel did for me and went for the gradient look over Essie’s No More Film.

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