So for the second time this month I did some galaxy nailart.
I used OPI ‘Lady In Black’ as a base topped with China Glaze ‘Fairy Dust’. Then using a makeup sponge and China Glaze ‘Lotus Begin’ and ‘At Vase Value’ for the galaxy.
And finally used OPI ‘Alpine Snow’ for the stars which I did using a small dotting tool and a paintbrush.
I then topped them all with my favourite topcoat.
I think the last day of Californails nail art February challenge was really fitting as it was my birthday and one of my loves is vintage!
So I decided to do a mani I have be dying to do, unfortunately I didn’t have much time or patience to do it, and also forgot my top coat 😦
So I did some vintage flowers, dots and stripes.
I used Rimmels white polish as a base for all of them, OPI’s ‘My Address Is Hollywood’ as a base for the big flowers dots and tape mani, OPI’s ‘Big Apple Red’ for the flowers and OPI’s ‘Pompeii Purple’ as some dots in between the flowers.
I definately think I will re try this at some point as I think it will be more successful with my seche vite topcoat.
Now most people get confused with the term ombré and gradient. To me they are different effects on the nail but it may just be a difference in words from across the pond. So I’d like to be clear on what I mean by gradient and ombré.
Gradient to me means; on the same nails a change of colour using a make up sponge.
Ombré; different coloured nails that are all in colour order, light to dark.
So for this day in Californails nailartfeb challenge I used all OPI nail polish.
On my pinkie I used ‘My Boyfriend Scales Walls’ from the Spider-Man collection, ring finger is ‘Aphrodites Pink Nightie’ from the Greek Isles collection, middle finger is ‘Call Me Gwen-Ever’ from the Spider-Man collection, index finger is ‘Pompeii Purple’ and on my thumb was ‘Big Apple Red’
For Californails nailartfeb challenge the theme on Valentines day was to match your outfit of the day.
So for valentines day my boyfriend brought me a dress from primark that was a mint green colour with pink cherry blossoms on in a silk polyester fabric.
So I did my first cherry blossom nails, I used Barry M’s ‘Mint Green’ as a base, added La Colors ‘Green Tea’ over the top and using a striping brush in black I added the branches randomly.
I then used OPI’s ‘Aphrodite’s Pink Nightie’ with a large dotting tool to add the pink cherry blossoms.
Then added smaller blossoms with a smaller dotting tool using 17’s ‘Sweet Kisses’ on top and around the other blossoms.
Then I added a topcoat et voile it is fin!
I then took a picture of them both together for a comparison.
For day 18 of Californails NailArtFeb challenge the theme is bows so I did this really late at night so wanted something quick and easy to do.
So I used OPI’s ‘The Thrill Of Brazil’ as a base on all nails, then used OPI’s ‘My Boyfriend Scales Walls’ to add the polka dots by using a dotting tool.
Then with white polish I painted on the now by having a square in the middle and dragging the line out towards the edge of the nail on both sides.
Once that had dried I used OPI’s ‘Russian Navy’ to outline the bow and add crease marks which a small detailing brush.
I then added a fast drying topcoat and it was finished.
I then also found that my nails matched my kindle cover 🙂
For day 11 of Californails the theme is candy so I decided to do love hearts sweets and they’re Valentines day themed.
So I painted each nail a different sweet colour, on my pinkie I used Barry M’s ‘Yellow’, on my ring finger I used Rimmels ‘Marshmallow Heaven’, on my middle finger I used Barry M’s ‘Mint Green’, on my index I used OPI’s ‘My Boyfriend Scales Walls’ and on my thumb I used OPI’s ‘My Address Is Hollywood’.
Then I got my thin detailing paint brush and used OPI’s ‘The Thrill Of Brazil’ and painted the outline of a heart on each nail and then in middle of the heart I wrote different love hearts sayings like ‘Hug Me’ and ‘I Love You’.
I then finished it off with a topcoat 🙂
I must say I didn’t keep this mani on for long as I wasn’t that fond on the outcome but as it was my first time using the detailing brush I cut myself some slack and know I will get better in time.
For Day 8 of Califonails Nail art Feb Challenge the theme was Smooches, so I decided to create lipstick marks on all of my nails.
I used OPI’s ‘The Thrill Of Brazil’ as a base colour, and once that was dry got a dotting tool and used OPI’s ‘Aphrodite’s Pink Nightie’ to create the lips.
To do the lips I made five dots in an ‘M’ shape, and put them together like a dot to dot puzzle. Then I added a dot directly under the ‘M’ middle and created a semi cirle making the dots a bit smaller as it approached the sides of the ‘M’.
I finished it off with Seche Vite’s Fast Drying Topcoat.