Thursday, 31 January 2013

31 Day Challenge - Recreate Someone Else's Mani From Earlier InTheChallenge

Hi all!

Can you believe it's the last day of the 31 Day Challenge? I made it! And today I am going to Recreate Someone Else's Mani From Earlier In The Challenge.


I have decided to recreate ... Smashley Sparkles Day 17 New Technique, acid wash nails.


So here's my attempt...


Polishes used:
Color Club - Blushing Rose
Color Club - Blue Ming
Color Club - Sweetpea


It's not too bad, though it didn't photograph well, maybe a few darker colours the next time, I look forward to trying this out again.



Wednesday, 30 January 2013

31 Day Challenge - Your Favourite Nail Art Technique

Hi all!

Day 30 of the 31 Day Chalenge - Your Favourite Nail Art Technique.


For my regular readers it'll come as no surprise that my favourite nail art technique is Leopard Print.


Polishes used:
OPI - Did It On 'Em
OPI - Jade Is The New Black
Models Own - Black Nail Art Pen


Green on green looks good!

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

31 Day Challenge - Inspired By A Blogger

Hi all!

Day 29 of the 31 Day Challenge is Inspired By A Blogger.


Lindsey over at Neverland Nail Blog has always been an inspiration of mine. When I first contemplated starting a blog she gave me a lot of advice and encouragement. And I always love looking at her designs, they're so pretty and unique.


I found this mani and just had to try it, isn't it stunning!


Polishes used:
NYC - Pinstripe White
Essie - Where's My Chauffeur?
China Glaze - Def Defying
Glitzology - Boy Girl Party


Mine doesn't have just as smooth a finish but I really like how this looks. I especially love the gradient.

I look forward to more fabulous designs from Lindsey xo

Monday, 28 January 2013

31 Day Challenge - Inspired By Your Favourite Colour

Hi all!

Day 28 of the 31 Day Challenge - Inspired By Your Favourite Colour.


Despite Warwick Way (teal) being my favourite polish and blues being the polishes I use most, pink is actually my favourite colour =D


So here is my attempt at a fishtail manicure using a few pinks (and a silver for contrast).

Polishes used:
Nails Inc - Montpellier Square
Nails Inc - regents Place
Nails Inc - Manchester Square


What's your favourite colour?

Sunday, 27 January 2013

31 Day Challenge - A Mani Inspired By You

Hi all!

It's Day 27 of the 31 Day Challenge - A Mani Inspired By You.



So anyone that knows me will know I'm quirky, and describing myself as quirky makes me think of 2 of my favourite fictional characters...

Penelope Garcia - Criminal Minds
(my absolute idol and fashion icon!)

and


Dr. Sheldon Cooper - The Big Bang Theory

The reason I've mentioned them is my mani is also kind of inspired by them.  First and foremost it's eclectic but secondly it's showing some of my fave nail art techniques and polish finishes.


Garcia is represented by my ring finger and quite possible my thumb too.  Pink leopard print, need I say more?  Also she's the kinda girl that loves a bit of glitter and glitz so blue sparklieness screams Penelope!


My middle finger is a representation of Sheldon, it's the galaxy which he is so often looking to for the answer to string theory or for some kind of black hole/worm hole (my pinkie?)


As for my pointer i just really wanted to try another of my colour changing polishes from 365 Days of Color.


Polishes used:
Nails Inc - Baker Street
Glitzology - 
365 Days of Color - Assort-Mint
Nails Inc - Serena
Nails Inc - England's Lane
Nails Inc - Electric Lane
Models Own - White Nail Art Pen
Models Own - Silver Nail Art Pen
China Glaze - Surfin' For Boys
OPI - Kiss Me On My Tulips
Models Own - Black Nail Art Pen
China Glaze - Smoke and Ashes

Wow!  That's a lot of polishes.

Anyway I think this mani describes me to a T - Quirky =D

Saturday, 26 January 2013

31 Day Challenge - Inspired By Your Childhood


Hi all!

Day 25 of the 31 Day Challenge is Inspired By Your Childhood.

This mani is coming a bit later in the day than I normally post but it fell perfectly in line with the mani I had planned for my friend's daughters 2nd birthday =)


So... I'm the biggest weein' out and as soon as I saw this theme I knew straight away it was the perfect opportunity to use my "My Little Pony" water decals =D


Polishes used:
Nails Inc - Campden Hill Road
365 Days of Color - Glitter Princess


Campden Hill Road is from the Nails Inc TSV in QVC, I split the set with a friend. And Glitter Princess is one of 365 Days of Color's new heat colour changing polishes - white when warm, pink when cold.


These will go perfect with the My Little Pony t-shirt I plan on wearing today =D

31 Day Challenge - Inspired By Your Country

Hi all!

Day 26 of the 31 Day Challenge is Inspired By Your Country.


I live in Northern Ireland and wasn't 100% sure what to do, so I asked a friend and this mani is courtesy of the lovely Angry Cupcake.

I chose to recreate Samson & Goliath the iconic cranes situated at Harland & Wolff Ship Yard.



Harland & Wolff Heavy Industries is a Northern Irish heavy industrial company, specializing in shipbuilding and offshore construction, located in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
The shipyard has built many ships; among the more famous are the White Star trio Olympic, Titanic and Britannic, the Royal Navy's HMS Belfast, Royal Mail's Andes, Shaw Savill's Southern Cross and P&O's Canberra. The company's official history, "Shipbuilders to the World" was published in 1986.
As of 2011, the expanding offshore wind power industry has taken centre stage and 75% of the company's work is based on offshore renewable energy.


I'm also proud to say that my wonderful granda worked here many years ago.


Polishes used: 
Nails Inc - Carnaby Street
Models Own - Black Nail Art Pen

(P.S. I can't do & symbols for love nor money so I've went with +)

Friday, 25 January 2013

NOTD: Teal-tastic

Hi all!

For those of you that follow me on Facebook you know I'll have day 25 of The Crumpet's Challenge for you tomorrow to tie in with one of my favourite little ladies birthdays =D


So here's a quick mani for today.


Polishes used:
A England - Saint George
Glitzology - Teal-icious


Saint George has a lovely holographic scattering And Teal-icious is just a glitter bomb of goodness!!





Thursday, 24 January 2013

31 Day Challenge - Inspired By A Game

Hi all!

Day 24 of the 31 Day Challenge - Inspired By A Game.


I decided to go old skool on this one and chose a board game I remember from my childhood called Frustration.


A board with a dome in the middle that contained a dice which you pressed down and it "popped" to give you your number. The aim? To get your 4 pieces from 1 side of the board to the other.



I have memories of playing this with my mammy and cousin.

Polishes used:
NYC - Pinstripe White
Nails Inc - Park Walk
Nails Inc - Baker Street
China Glaze - Four Leaf Clover
Nails Inc - Carnaby Street
Models Own - Black Nail Art Pen



Ah the memories ;)

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

31 Day Challenge - Inspired By Nature

Hi all!

Day 23 of the 31 Day Challenge is Inspired By Nature.


This was an accidental manicure in terms if it was never meant for the challenge but what a happy coincidence.



Polishes Used:
Face of Australia - Lets Go Scuba Diving
Glitzology - Blue Lagoon
Konad - Black





Blue Lagoon is such an amazing colour, it does feel like you're looking into a beautiful clean pool of water, full of blues and greens and golds. 



It was then I decided to try and make it resemble a fish so I looked through my Cheeky Plates and chose a pattern on plate 10 which most resembled scales and I'm fairly happy with the finished product.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

31 Day Challenge - Inspired By Fabric

Hi all!

It's Day 22 of the 31 Day Challenge and its Inspired By Fabric


I had a few ideas for this that I wanted to try, namely tartan, but I wasn't feeling brave enough. In the end whilst sorting my collection I came across a little beauty.


Polishes used:
Revlon - Matte Suede - Emerald City
Models Own - Gold Nail Art Pen


Emerald City reminds me of a velvet dress I had as a child and if memory serves me with a gold trim, so that's what I've replicated here

Another unexpected satisfactory mani =)