Friday, June 22, 2018

26 Great Nail Art Ideas: Graffiti








Graffiti is this week's challenge theme. I love good street art and usually take pictures if I see something I like, bot honestly, most graffitis are just one colored smudges done in a couple of seconds, right?! And since I'm not really an artist, I went with the kind of graffiti you see most (not the four letter words, though. OK, one four letter word, but a nice one...), not the one that really are pieces of art ;-)





As base I used three coats of Essence The Dawn Is Broken (Vampire's Love LE), a light grey with silver and black microglitters that looks a little like a concrete wall.





For the stampings I used MoYou London and Born Pretty Store stamping polishes and Bundle Monster plates 07, 09, 202, 209 and 418. As usual, I added one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.















Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Hypnotic Amazon






Some matte flakies for today.





I started with three coats of OPI Amazon... Amaz-off, a teal leaning dark green creme.





Then I added one coat of Picture Polish Hypnotic, a clear flakie topper with two kinds of colorshifting flakies, some shifting from blue to teal, the others shifting from a greenish yellow to orange.





Then I mattefied the mani using Picture Polish G'Day Matte.










Picture Polish are available at  Harlow & Co., Pshiiit and their own shop (plus many more, here's a list of additional retailers).  



Monday, June 18, 2018

Frisch Lackiert Challenge: Matt Metallic








Today, Frisch Lackiert wants to see matte metallic nails.





I started with three coats of Cult Nails Ms. Conduct, a dark chocolate brown creme. Over the base I stamped using Essie Penny Talk and MoYou London Flower Power Collection plate 12. For the matte finish I used Picture Polish G'Day Matte.













How much I love the combo of dark brown and rose or red gold, you can see in this picture with my Parker Premier :-)






Friday, June 15, 2018

Nail Crazies Unite: Lisa Frank Inspired








Today, the Nail Crazies Unite want so see a Lisa Frank inspired mani. Honestly, I had to google who Lisa Frank is, and basically, she is an artist using a lot of bright colors, glitter and cute animals. I can do that ;-) Ok, I admit, my mani looks nothing like Lisa Frank's art, but after the third try of getting the background just like I wanted, I lost my nerves and left it the way it was...




I used MoYou London Sweet Custard, Kiss The Frog and Surf's Up, Catrice Occult (Thrilling Me Softly Limited Edition) plus lilac Born Pretty Store stamping polish, applied with a stamper over a white base (two coats of Essence Wild White Ways). Then I added an iridescent glitter topper (Catrice Sky And Snow, Siberian Call Limited Edition) and stamped some cute owls using white Born Pretty Store stamping polish and Bundle Monster plate BM-309. One coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top finished this mani.
















Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Stormcage




Last week, we had thunderstorms almost every evening here in Switzerland, so Stormcage by Pahlish seems to be the perfect polish for this weather...





Stormcage has a very dark, almost black purple jelly base filled with flakie glitter in various shades of purple, from very light to almost blue. I used three coats and finished with one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.













Stormcage is no longer produced, but other Pahlish polishes are available on their own shop and at Overall Beauty.


Monday, June 11, 2018

Frisch Lackiert Challenge: Geometrie







Today's challenge theme is geometrics.





I started with three coats of Colors By Llarowe Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, a midnight blue jelly with silver holographic sparkles.





For the stamping I used Barry M. Silver Foil and MoYou London Holy Shapes Collection plate 05. One coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top protected the stamping. 













Friday, June 8, 2018

26 Great Nail Art Ideas: Dry or drag marble








Dry or drag marble is this week's theme for the 26 Great Nail Art Ideas. Uh oh... As much as I love any kind of marbeled manis, as bad am I in creating one. So suffer with me by looking at this one... ;-)





My base color is Pretty Serious Blue Gums On Boxing Day, a green jelly polish with blue shimmer. I used three coats. For the dry marble accent nails, I painted two lines of MoYou London Sage Smoke on my ring and middle finger (over a still wet generous coat of the base color) and dragged a striping brush upwards and downwards to mix both polishes. After some drying time, I added one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.















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