Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Man's Mani

This was selected by the man. He said to use dark blue, so I did. Then he said it was too dark and did I have any of that ‘stuff that does that crackle thing in the polish to make it less gothic’. Umm, yes. That would be Crackle Polish. So he said I should use the light blue one. And this is how it turned out.

Indoor with Flash

(because the outside no flash pics were at 7.30 in the morning and my skin looks transparent)

This is ONE coat of China Glaze First Mate. One, the crèmes in the Knotty Nauticals set I’ve got are so thick they only need one coat, and take about half an hour to dry. Has anyone else had this problem. I’ll be getting some thinner this week so hopefully that will fix the problem. Over the top is China Glaze Crackle Glaze in Crushed Candy.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Finally, Mani's Again.

Here is my very first attempt at Fimo Sticks.

This is a base of Color Club Raspberry Rush, which made me feel like i'd dipped my fingers into a tub of jelly, between the smell and the finish. I reaaly liked this one.

Sorry about the fuzzy pic. Still trying to get the hang of the Macro function.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fimo Sticks

Here are the fimo sticks I got.

My favourites are.

Still No Pics :(

Still haven't got any pics for you.
But, all the cleaning in the old apartment was finished last night, so no more subjecting my nails to harsh chemicals. And as a bonus, yesterday I picked up 3 packages which included fimo sticks, Color Club Wicked Sweet collection, and Zoya Mod Mattes. Now all I have to do is decide what to put on tonight.
There will be pics tomorrow ( if I keep saying it, they will happen).

Monday, May 23, 2011

Moving house is very bad for nails. They are so dry now, the vertical ridges which can usually only be seen on one nail are showing on ten. The ridges have also got dirty, so it looks like I’ve got black strips on my nails, whatever I do I can’t seem to clean them.

I’ve put on cuticle oil about five times today, and it’s just being sucked up. But I have to start the clean up on the old place tonight so that’s going to set things back again. And my cuticles are all cut up because of carrying (and dropping) things. Hence no photos today.

Onto the good news, nothing got broken (yay). I was very particular about carrying those boxes in, and, none of our fishies died during the moving process (double yay).

Friday, May 20, 2011

Why No Mani's?

Hi, just letting you know that there won't be any new pics of mani's for a couple of days because of moving house. All the little ones are packed, and, moving does not equal pretty hands. Hopefully will have new pic on Monday, as long as no-one gets broken on the way (fingers crossed)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Yay, I've done it

Finally, I've managed to take some pictures I'm happy with.
This is Ulta 3 Wildberry with 2 coats of Nubar 2010 on the top.

Of course after being so excited at taking good photo's I walked inside and smushed all the polish down my nail. So this one'll have to come off tonight. Oh well, will give me more practice with the camera.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Good Foils, finally.

Here is another lot of foils I have done, I'm really happy with the way these have turned out, if not the pictures.

Freehand vs. Konad

Here is my leopard-print mani. Freehand on the left hand, Konad on the right. Clearly I need a bit more practice. Really bad pics, sorry, need practice with new camera, and possibly a light box

Gilded Nails 1500 Follower Giveaway

This has to be the most amazing giveaway ever. First prize is a full set of China Glaze OMG.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My New Favourite Thing

This is my current, absolute favourite thing.

(Picture from website)

Lush's Mint Julips Lip Scrub

It's made of jojoba oil and castor sugar, for the scrubbiness, and taste's like peppermint chocolate.


Nubbins and Pretties

Ouch. I had a nail split below the nail line thingy(don't know what it's actually called). So I decided to chop them all and start again.

But it's kinda good because for the next 3 weeks I'll be moving house.

It's not great having to pay two lots of rent, but it's nice having ages to move.

Onto the Mani, this is Ulta3 Chocolate Cake, with CND Raspberry Sparkle. My stupid camera phone wont pick up the gorgeousness of this at all which is majorly annoying, and possibly a lesson to start using my real camera.

Monday, May 9, 2011

China Glaze Xtreme Thrash

This is China Glaze Xtreme Thrash with CND Emerald Shimmer on the top.

Another Franken Fail

Bad, Bad, Bad

Friday, May 6, 2011

Bad bad bad foils

This is the pic before I put TopCoat on.

Once it was on though every thing went bad. So bad I can't show you.

Does anyone know which top coat I should be using?
My favourite thing of this picture is the Flower candle

Thursday, May 5, 2011

And with Cracked Concrete

I wanted to vamp up the polish from yesterday. So I added CG Crackle Glaze in Cracked Concrete.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Nubar Prisms Prize

Was going to swatch my Frankens for you, but tried the green one and it's so sheer it would have taken about 25 coats to get opaque. Must try over a colour next time.

So instead I have put on Nubar Prisms Prize which is a gorgeous pink 'holo'. At least it's supposed to be a linear holo but lack of sun in Melbourne means its hard to see.

As my boyfriend put it, " It's not just pink, It's sparkly. Never forget the sparkles"