Sunday, 18 September 2016

Abstract Autumn Trees


With autumn just a few days away, and National Tree Day coming up, I thought I would try this simple look. I wasn't in the mood to do free hand art trees today. haha

I painted my nails with one coat of Vintage Boutique from Avon and then added the striping tape for the trunk and branches of the trees. I then added a coat of Bianco White Tip from Borghese to help the fall coloured leaves show up better. I then did a sponge gradient with Rimmel's Sage All The Rage, China Glaze's Solar Power and Avon's Coral Beat and Cherry Jubilee.

I hope these will last at least until Thursday because I have a special Tree Speak ceremony at a special willow tree here in the city to attend. We will also be feasting our sacred items that day because of the equinox. Here's hoping the weather and everything goes well for that special day!

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Gold French Tips


Had another weekly challenge from the ladies at Nail Art Nation, this week: French Tips. I thought I would give the new french tip stickers I purchased from AVON a try. I went with the rounded curve pattern. It certainly makes my nails look very long. I like that. hehe

I need to get a new camera, mine has stopped working. I had to borrow a friend's to take this shot. Maybe I'll get one for my birthday. Anyway, hopefully I can keep using this camera in the meantime.

Polishes used: AVON's ridge filling base coat, followed by two coats of their Barefoot Beige, the golden tips are Sally Hansen's Golden-I and topped off with the wonderful Seche Vite! I love that top coat, fast drying as the name indicates and loads of shine!

Friday, 5 August 2016

Waterfall

The nail art challenge for last week was Waterfall nails for the Nail Art Nation community.  I had not actually done this look before and was happy to give it a try.

I thought the blue waterfall would look nice on a pale yellow background, so I used Nubar's Yellow Primrose for the base colour. I must say this is a very weak, streaky polish and needs two good thick coats or three thin ones at least to look decent.

The blue waterfall streaks are created using Sally Hansen's The Real Teal, Avon's Vintage Blue, Aqua Fantasy, Blue Water Lillies and Stunning Cobalt.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Zig Zag Gradient

Well, it's almost been a year since I have posted anything. Life got in the way. My camera stopped working, but for some reason started working again not that long ago. I have no idea why. I guess it's Karma. haha

I also rather lost interest in nail art for some time, probably due to life issues. Anyway, here we go with this very simple, somewhat summery nail art design. I used Avon's French Tip White for the base colour. Placed some striping tape in zigzag patterns then sponged over top with a combination of Luxe Lavender and Jade, again both by Avon. Then pulled the tape off as soon as the sponging was done. It is best to pull that tape off before your polish dries to prevent mishaps.