Monday, 25 November 2013

Pretty Fail

I wanted to wear something pretty on my nails, so I thought I would try this. Not really pretty at all. :-(
It was easy, which was also something I wanted, so at least that worked. lol
Polished used were Pastel Pink topped off with Mosaic Mica both by Avon.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

1 Year!

I can't believe it, but I stared this blog ONE YEAR ago today! Thank you everyone who visits! :-D

I thought I would share some things I have learned over this last year, that may be helpful to you, too.

Nail Care:

1. Keep your hands out of water as much as possible, so use rubber gloves for doing dishes.
2. File your nails in one direction only, don't use sawing back and forth. (I'm still working on it.)
3. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!! 
4. Don't pull or tear any hang nails, cut them neatly.

Nail Art Tips:

1. Use white glue for your base coat when applying glitter polishes or when you want a very temporary look. (It will peel off with ease, later.)
2. Always use base coat to protect your nails from getting stained.
3. Never shake your top coat up just before using it as it will cause bubbles.
4. You are your own worst critic. Cut yourself some slack, others may find your work amazing.

Photography Tips:

1. Use a macro setting on your camera to get those nails in focus.
2. Try your best to use sunlight for the best colour quality.
3. Your thumb will learn to bend that way for the photos. haha

Well, that's all I can think of off the top of my head. Thanks again for taking the time to check out my blog!

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Eddie Izzard Force Majeure Nails

I am going to see Eddie Izzard perform this evening, so I did my nails special for the occasion. ;-)
Yes, my nails are very short, they of course have been splitting and chipping lately, so I cut them all off to make them as even in length as possible. I don't care for odd length nails. I don't think they look very nice when they all different lengths.
This promotional picture is the inspiration for my nail art.
I used Sally Hansen's Mellow Yellow and Avon's Shock. I found Shock to be very thin almost watery in application and it dried with a waxy look to it. I had to apply top coat to get the colour shiny.


Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Hint of Gold

This is a simple look using one strip of striping tape down the centre of each nail. I thought the vertical stripe might give the illusion that my nails are longer than they are. heehee I did these colours to match the outfit I will be wearing to the Symphony tomorrow night.

The colours of polish I used for this were Golden Vision, Garden Green and Vintage Boutique by Avon.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Christmas Craft with Glitter Polish

I have a little mini Christmas Tree and have a hard time finding ornaments for it, so I decided to make my own. I went out and found some tiny pinecones and then painted them with glitter nail polish for a cute Christmas look. They look so much better in person than in this photo.
I used Model's Own Emerald City and Avon's Sparkling Red polishes to make these. I like how they turned out so much, I'm going to go hunt down some more cones and do some silver and gold glitter ones, too!

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Movember

I did mustache nails to support Men's Health and the Movember campaign. I wanted to do something fun with these so I chose different styles of mustaches and threw in some famous ones, too.
I used flocking powder on most of them, but not the brown ones, as I don't have that colour of flocking powder yet. I like the fuzzy appearance to the mustaches. :-)
So, can you guess who some of the mustaches belong to? ;-)
The basic colour was Avon's Vintage Blue. The mustaches were done with Sally Hansen's Mellow Yellow, Avon's French White Tip, Licorice, Art Orange and Vintage Boutique. Flocking powder from Cheeky was used for four of the 'stache colours.



Monday, 4 November 2013

First Craft Sale

This is the only photo that was in focus of my display. It was a good learning experience and I would like to do some more if the chance comes along. I sold a few items and earned enough to cover the cost of the table, so that was good. I spent more money than I earned at the other booths there. Getting a start on my Christmas shopping! :-)

It was a fun day and I'd like to thank all the people that checked out my stuff. I want to send a thank you out to Jeanette who made it all possible.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Mystic Wine Gradient

I did this look for the weekly challenge in the Nail Polish Queens community on Google+ ( a link for them: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/113444480645512901604 ). We were asked to come up with something sexy. lol
The polishes I used for this gradient were Golden Wine and Mystic by Avon.
I added a little bindi gem for an accent nail, too.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Assorted Decals

Here I have some stockings, Christmas trees, silver and gold stars as well as snowflakes.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Candy Canes

Today I have a few candy cane decals done for Saturday.
A set of green and white canes.
Red and white candy canes.
I stuck to traditional colours for the candy canes, I'm not so into the blue or orange ones, that sort of thing. lol