Sunday, 22 February 2015

Dot Dot Dot...

Well nothing great, and a simple design. It's okay, but I'm not thrilled with it.
Just pink polish with black  dots.
I used an old pink shimmery polish with no name and Licorice both from Avon.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Copper

I found new polish while at the doctor's office. That may sound strange, but it is a new clinic that has opened up at the Superstore! So of course, after my appointment I went shopping and I knew I was being naughty, but I had to check out what nail polish they had. I'm an addict, I can admit it. The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem, right? ha ha Only, I don't plan on a recovery from this. ;-)

I discovered the Joe Fresh line and found some adorable polishes that I didn't already own. Well, since I didn't have them already, I had to buy them to bring them home. I love them. Today I am sporting the Copper polish, which is amazing. It can look gold, copper or a blue-green depending on the angle of the light, so sometimes it looks like tarnished copper on your nails. Beauty!
I had tried to take different photos to catch each colour separately, but this photo showed them all in one shot, so I'll stick with this. This is all one polish, two coats of the Joe Fresh Copper. It is simply the angle of the light that makes my nails look like there are two colours on it. That is the colour shift of this polish. I am really happy with how the polish looks in the bottle in this pic, too, because it can be so difficult to capture the true quality of some polishes sometimes. :-D

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Gradient Hearts

Obviously, I did these for Valentine's Day coming up, but I also covered the Weekly Challenge on the NPQ (Nail Polish Queens) which was to do a gradient. Nail Polish Queens Community Link <-- click the link to see the community or better yet join!



This isn't the greatest job, but it'll pass as good enough for me. haha I knew I wanted to make gradient hearts, but figuring out how I could do it, wasn't easy. I was going to go the tape route and cut out a heart shape of a piece of scotch tape, but that was a fail. Then I thought maybe I could cut out a heart shape from the sponge, but I figured I'd just mess that up. It dawned on me that a decal might work, so I gave that a shot. 
 
I simply did some gradient sponging of the two pink colours over a clear base on parchment paper and let it dry. I then peeled the polish off and tried my best to cut it out into a heart shape. Well, as you can see my hearts are slightly warped, and I made errors trying to stick them to the nail, too. But, ah, whatever, I think they look okay.


Today's polishes are Avon's French White Tip, a very old Single Stroke pink polish that I do not know the name of and Seduce Me Strawberry. I wanted to use the bold, bright colours, as I don't tend to wear them.