Monday, 28 January 2013

Peacock Nails

Hi everyone! Today I have a mani I did a while ago after receiving my matte topcoat. Check it out!

I used a dark blue shimmer, which I believe was Nicole by OPI Listen to you Mom-ager, then did glitter tips using HITS Phenomena in Moonbow (I think). It's a dupe to Ozotic Elytra 528 which I also own, but hoard because it's been discontinued. They're both multichrome glitters, so cool! Then I topped the whole thing off with Essie Matte About You. The colours reminded me of a peacock.

Mmmm pretty!! It makes me sad seeing how long my nails were though, I just broke my index shovelling snow so now I have shorties again :(

That's all for now, have a great day!

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

I Got Distracted

Cult Nails I Got Distracted was from the semi-recent Coco Untamed collection. It was the polish that really caught my eye and I knew that eventually it would be mine! So when I decided to take advantage of the last Cult Nails sale and finally join the cult, I threw it into my cart with no hesitation.

Formula was amazing, I believe I needed only two coats. The base is a deep blackened teal with small hexes and lots of holo microglitter. It sparkles like crazy!

Also, I was messing with my camera and accidentally reset the white balance away from my custom setting and now my pictures aren't as bright as I like them, boo!

Monday, 21 January 2013

I am Bad at Nail Art!

So on Pinterest I came across this cool-looking fan brush nail art and thought I would give it a try. I should have known this was a bad idea, and doing them late at night when I was exhausted probably wasn't the best idea ever.

I think my main issue with this mani was the colour scheme, it kind of looks like the 80s were violently sick onto my nails. I think I may eventually try it again with more subdued hues. Oh wel, you live and you learn, right?

Friday, 18 January 2013

Soft White

Hi everyone! Sorry about my huge lull in posting. This is a mani I wore a while ago after receiving my Cirque order. I wanted to use the white glitter, Galinda, in a snow-inspired mani.

I started with a base of a random sheer white with shimmer I had in my stash. It's Kiss brand and I'm pretty sure that it was handed down to me from my aunts haha. The white was more sheer than I would have liked and needed four coats until I was happy. Luckily Galinda has great glitter coverage and I only needed two coats to get the look I wanted.

What do you think of my snowy mani? It has a lot of VNL so I think I might try it again whenever I have shorties next!