Monday, 26 November 2012

Winnie the Pooh Nails

So just a quick post as I have had such a busy weekend with putting up my Christmas lights, going to see Chicago and now I'm off to Disneyland Paris in a few hours!

These are my Disney nails with Winnie, Piglet and Tigger. I shall have to do an edit later with the polishes used as I don't have them to hand.

So I know the picture is crap but my camera is all packed and Winnie is facing the opposite way to what everyone else's would be but I'm really OCD about that.

Robyn x

edit - OPI Nail Envy*
         Beauty UK Bon Bon
         NYC Pink Promenade Creme*
         Essie Orange, It's Obvious*
         Barry M Black
         Seche Vite

Friday, 23 November 2012

Christmas Sparkle Nails - Barry M Competition

So my friend pointed out this Barry M nail art competition on ASOS and I thought I would give it a go. Now I know I will never win, even if I was the only entrant, but it was my first ever nail art competition and I had fun doing it which is all that matters right?

I started with my base coat of OPI Nail Envy* and followed this with 3 coats, yes you did read that right, of Barry M Bright Red on 4 of my nails. My accent nails is the super glitterific Amethyst Glitter, also from Barry M. Now I was looking for something super Christmassy to stamp and I had settled on a cute wee gingerbread man but he just wouldn't stamp properly. :( So I ended up using stars from plate VL-002 from Vivid Lacquer and it just stamped brilliantly, so clear. The stars were stamped using Barry M Nail Effects in Gold Foil and all nails received the obligatory coat of Seche Vite.

Et voila!

Not sure if I'm keen on the colours I used. Don't think the gold looks good with red and also with the colour of glitter, which is going to be a nightmare to get off, but all in all it's not bad.

Robyn x

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Dainty China Print Nails

So I was kind of at loss of what to do for my next mani and I decided to look at my polish collection first to see if I got inspired by any colours. I choose an absolutely gorgeous cornflower blue from Nails Inc which actually doesn't have a name as it came free with a copy of In style magazine a while back.

I started with my base coat of OPI Nail Envy* and followed this with 2 coats of the Nails Inc blue. I plumped for a dainty image from plate BM-20 and stamped using Konad Special White(?). This was finished with an obligatory coat of Seche Vite.

Et voila!

It's not my favourite, the stamping isn't crisp or perfect enough for me but it's growing on me plus I have been getting a lot of compliments on it and I absolutely adore this blue polish.

Robyn x

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Autumn Nails

I don't know when autumn technically turns into winter but usually in Scotland we bypass autumn altogether and launch right into winter.

Anyway onto autumn nails or fall depending on where you're from. I used OPI Nail Envy* as my base coat and the a coat of Barry M Foil Effects in Gold, followed by a coat of China Glaze in Cowardly Lyon' and a coat of China Glaze in Golden Enchantment. So I choose BM-21 for stamping the leaves and stamped them with Nails Inc in Great Dover Street and No7 Colour Lock Nail Enamel in Bronze berry*. Finished this with a coat of Seche Vite.

Et voila!

I like these, if I do say so myself, and was surprised at how clear the stamping was especially considering the No7 is about 10 years old. Remember when No7 done nail polish in square bottles? that's how old that nail polish is but as long as it works it's fine with me.

Robyn x

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Poppy Nails

So I decided I wanted to some poppy nails for remembrance day, for anyone not aware remembrance day is on November 11th and it is to honour those who have fallen during war since the end of World War I and the symbol is the poppy due to the fact the flowers were the first thing to grow in Flanders fields after the war had ended.

I started with a coat of OPI Nail Envy* as my base and followed this with 2 coats of Collection 2000 Manicure 5 Day Wear in French White and a coat of Seche Vite to aid drying time. Now since my freehand skills are absolutely dire it was a case of finding a design that resembled poppies and I ended up going with BM-203 and used Barry M in Bright Red for stamping and dotted the centres with a Kirby grip and Barry M in Black.

Et voila!

My lovely poppy was made by a lady that works at the airport and it is so unique, I love it.

Robyn x

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Remember Remember!

First things first you will notice from the pictures that my nails are like wee stumps, this is because I've been trying to grow them for a specific design but they had got to that length that all they want to do is break so I had to cut them all. :( Also, I've been wanting to do my nails for days but I've been poorly and I feel like I could rip my throat out and wouldn't feel any worse, my Mum says I must be ill if I can't even be bothered doing my nails, although I had to drag myself out last night but totally worth it. I'm feeling it now though, at least I've been off work for 5 days. Woop!

So I decided I wanted to do some sort of manicure for bonfire night but also using my new China Glaze nail polish. I looked through my plates to see if I had any designs that resembled fireworks or explosions and I ended up choosing bundle monster plate BM20, the one with the stars and arrows that I thought looked like rockets.

I started off with a coat of OPI Nail Envy* and followed with 3 coats of China Glaze in Flying Dragons (neon) which is a really nice shimmery purple but needs a few coats to make it totally opaque, also this one dries matte which I wish China Glaze would put on their bottles. Next, the obligatory coat of Seche Vite to help dry and then I stamped the design in Barry M Foil Effects in Silver, these polishes are just the best for stamping.

Et voila!

Now you will notice from the pictures that my ring finger has a caviar manicure, well I done this yesterday lunchtime and by the time I was getting ready to go out last night they were all flying off so I took it off and just done the same design as the rest of my nails. But for the info it was the same base colour on my nail and then MUA Nail Constellations in Leo.

So those were my bonfire night nails which I never actually went to see any fireworks last night as I went to see Michael McIntyre instead which was AMAAAAZING! I have never laughed so much in my entire life, I actually had to hold my stomach it was hurting that much and it hasn't actually helped me at all because I am even more in love with him now. Ha.

Anyway here are some pictures from the fireworks display I saw on Saturday night right from my bedroom window, beats standing in the freezing cold.

Robyn x