Archive | July 2013

Glitter Gradient

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Since getting engaged last week I’ve been getting more into plain simple designs, I’ve only really been wearing plain polish or simple sparkly designs, so here’s another one.

I used Opi’s ‘I Theodora You’ and ‘Which Is Witch?’.

And here is a picture with my engagement.

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Floral nails

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I hand painted these roses ontop of Opi’s ‘My Vampire Is Buff’ using ‘Sparrow Me The Drama’, ‘I Theodora You’, ‘Strawberry Margarita’ and ‘Green-wich’.

Essie Nail Polish Comparison

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So I have recently brought some Essie nail polish for my professional use to replace my Barry M polishes which I feel won’t look professional.

I recently brought ‘Borrowed & Blue’ to replace ‘Blue Moon’, Opi’s ‘No Room For The Blues’ to replace ‘Cobalt Blue’ and I have been dying to find one to replace my ‘Blueberry Ice’ by Barry M. I had also brought from Essie ‘Lapis of Luxury’ as its a beautiful colour.

After googling and looking at dupe pictures I believed that Essie’s ‘Bikini so Teeny’ would be a dupe for my blueberry ice. However I found it is not and looked very similar to lapis of luxury.

So I decided to do a swatch of both Essie polishes to make sure I hadn’t got two the same. As you can see from the picture above they are quite different.

I have lapis of luxury on my ring and middle finger which is a cornflower blue colour and darker compared to bikini so teeny on my ring and index finger.

Although bikini so teeny won’t replace my blueberry ice polish I have a feeling I will use it a lot as it is a gorgeous colour of lilac/blue yet completely different from Opi’s ‘You’re Such A Budapest’ which is much more lilac 🙂

If you want me to do some more comparisons of my polishes please let me know as I think it’s a great way to know what polishes you have.

Fourth of July Nails

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Even though I am not American I really wanted to do some Fourth of July nails. I used Opi’s ‘Alpine Snow’, ‘Big Apple Red’ and Essie’s ‘Mesmerize’.

I painted each nail white, then added the red stripes with a paint brush (I tidied up the stripes with some more white if needed) then added the blue square on my index finger.

I then added the white stars with a small detailing paint brush and topped it all off with Seche Vite.

Jersey Boys Inspired Nails

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As I’m going to see The Jersey Boys in the West End tomorrow night in London I wanted to do some nail art inspired by them.

So I did their jackets that they wear in the promo photos for the show.

Firstly I used Opi’s ‘Alpine Snow’ as a base, then with a paint brush did a large v with ‘Big Apple Red’. Then with ‘Lady In Black’ I painted on the collar and tie and little buttons.

Despicable Me 2 Minion nails

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As I finally saw despicable me 2 tonight in the cinema I decided to do some minion nails.

I used Barry m’s yellow polish as a base, then used Essie’s ‘Mesmerise’ to paint the bottom of the nail, then added the silver dots and black lines for the goggles. Then I added the white and black dots for the eyes.