Tuesday, 30 December 2014

New Years Nails!

Hey guys! It's new years eve and I haven't posted any new years nails! How terrible of me :P I tried to do these earlier, but I was having no luck with my nails and I was getting annoyed with everything I tried to paint so I gave up and just made them sparkly! Which was great, especially in the sun... or anywhere really!
Anyway, I just got around to painting them properly for NYE so here they are!

Keep reading for more of everything!

Monday, 22 December 2014

Christmas nails take 2!

Hey guys! Sorry about the lack of posts lately. I have been working every day for the last couple of weeks so when I get home I crash. Christmas is super soon though, so I have another set of nails for the occasion. Here they are!

Check out more pics after the break!

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Nails inspired by Meg Hunt

Hey guys, I was trawling through Pinterest to get some inspiration for my next nails and I came across a beautiful illustration by Meg Hunt. I decided to see what I could do and took small parts of it to create a nail design. Here it is:

Keep on reading for more!

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Comic Book Pop Art Nails Inspired by Wondrously Polished!

Hello guys! How are we all today? Its starting to get nice and hot here for summer. I love it! So I reckon I will start doing more bright, fun designs before christmas! Anyway, to start this off, I have these super fun comic book pop art nails inspired by Lindsay's nails over at Wondrously Polished

For more pictures, how to do them and more, read on!

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Twin nails with Jenns5nails

Hey guys, today I have something a bit different to normal. I, along with Jenn from jenns5nails did some twins nails! For those who don't know what this is, it is where each person chooses a design that the other has done, and has a go at it!

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Monopoly Nails!

Hey guys! First off, Sorry I haven't been posting lately! I went off to New Zealand for a holiday, and had nails ready to post and everything, but I wasn't super happy with them, so I just kinda didn't end up posting them... So I apologize for that! 
To make up for it though, I have done super cool nails tSalloday! The idea for these came from my friend Liya, so thanks Liya! 

Keep reading for more on these nails!

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Detailed purple, grey and white floral designs

Hey guys! Today I have some new nails to show you! I am really slow this week... again! Sorry about that, I am super busy at the moment so I'm finding it hard to do my nails consistently, but I am trying to get them done as often as I can, so bear with me please :)

Monday, 29 September 2014

Camping nails

Hey guys! It's uni break this week, so I'm going camping! I'm super excited :D Because of this, I have decided to do some nails in theme with camping. Check them out! 

Friday, 19 September 2014

Leaf Nail Art

Hey Guys! Its the weekend, and it's super sunny which is nice, it hasn't been like this in ages! I was hoping to go to the beach but it is still pretty cold out, and I'm not that brave...
Today's nails are this cool, simple leafy pattern I found on pinterest. I wasn't able to match it exactly, my brush strokes are a little too thick on the outlines (I think I'm going to start working on thinner lines), but I am suprised how much I like them!

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Pink Watercolour Nails

Hey guys! I have been wanting to do like a watercolour background for a nail design again ever since I did my rainbow fish nails, but this time I wanted to do like a pink/orange/yellow version. The reason I haven't done this yet is that I didn't know what pattern/design I wanted to do on top. 
So I got to the point where I wanted to do the background and hoped I would come up with something as I was going. For these I kind of just drew something on them and went with it. 

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Tetris Nails!

Hey guys! I went down the coast this week! It was pretty fun, though I do not recommend swimming in cold water when it is rainy and windy... Not the most pleasant of times. Though, hot showers after... best thing ever! Usually I have a way of relating things to my nails... this time, not so much. I was googling pictures of things and couldn't find anything that particularly sparked my interest, somehow I came across the idea of tetris nails, maybe I was thinking about games...?
Anyway, Tetris nails! Check them out!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Sailing Boat Nails

Hey guys! How is everyone?? So there is this place near me that is pretty much trampolining land (SkyZone anyone?) and is probably the coolest/funnest thing ever! Especially when you like jumping around like a 5 year old... Though, let me warn you, you definitely get a LOT sorer that when you were 5. I have been practising and practising and I can finally do a front flip! It is pretty exciting (though I am kind of a wimp, and only land it every now and then).

Anyway, about my nails (that incidently, have nothing to do with trampolines... Note to self: do trampoline nails (how?!)). Today I have nails with boats of them. Have a look!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Cute Cartoon Floral Nail Art

Hey guys!! Before I start talking about my nails, which we all know i love to do, I just thought I would see if there are any other tay tay fans out there that have been listening to 'shake it off' non-stop... Thats totally a good excuse for not doing my uni work right? I am loving it!
Anyway, today I have some more floral nail art to show you! Because, you know, who doesn't like florals right? These ones are once again inspired by the wonderful Lindsey over at Wondrously Polished, Though my version came out quite a bit differently to hers.

Click through for more!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Daisy Nails!

Hey guys! I have been sick all week and I'm just starting my thesis so these are a bit later in the week than usual, sorry! I will try and get them done once a week. I hate leaving them longer! Anyway, I chose a taupe background and my plan was to do a colourful floral design. I tried a couple of things, but nothing looked any good and then I thought of this design I saw a while back by NailStorming and tried some daisies! 

More pictures after the break!

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Spotty Floral Pattern Nails

Hi everyone! This is kinda early in the week for me to be posting new nails, but I have meetings with my thesis supervisor every wednesday now so I think monday nails will have to become a thing. I think this will be a good thing! Okay, so today's nails are inspired by the wonderful, and fantastically talented, Wondrously Polished. You should all go check out her blog here, She does the most beautiful and detailed designs, and some of my favourite florals! The nails I was inspired by are these. Though I changed up the colour palette a little.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Batman Nails!! Or more specifically, The Dark Knight Nails!

Hey guys! Guess what movie I watched on the weekend... BATMAN! Well, we watched The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, which are awesome movies, and so my friend told me I should do some nails to match. I ended up deciding to only do The Dark Knight nails because there are too many characters to choose from if I do just general batman nails. 

More details (and many pictures) after the break!

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Flower Pattern Nails

Hey guys! I didn't get time to do my nails during the week which was a bit sad, but I have a good excuse. I was skiing for the week! So to make up for it I did some new nails today.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Winter Nails

Hey guys! I'm going skiing next week! woohoo! I'm a little excited :-D So I decided to do some snow themed nails for my trip.

More pictures and polishes used after the break...

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Red and Nude Patterned Nails!

Hey guys! How are you all? Its still exam time for me, only one left though! and then a month of holidays. Pretty exciting! So these nails are just weird patterns, sort of like what you would draw in your school books and stuff when you're bored I guess. No real meaning to any of them, I guess I just kept painting, not so much thinking :P

I only did my left hand with these. There was no way I was going to be able to paint that detail on my right hand! Though I'm not such a fan of my right hand being plain at the moment. Any ideas on what I should do for them?

Only two polishes today:
OPI Don't Pretzel My Buttons
China Glaze Adventure Red-y 

That's all for today! See you later guys!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

World Cup Nails! with tutorial

Hey guys! one day late for my nails... and I don't even have an excuse for it. Well, I guess its exam time so I can say i have been trying to study? That, and I was going to paint them this morning, but my friend was making waffles... and who can say no to waffles!?
Anyway, time for my nails! As everyone should know the world cup is on at the moment. So to commemorate this, I have decided to do some world cup nails!

On my pinky there is the cup/trophy symbol, then on my ring finger is the parrot, next is the ball design (the brazuca),  then the australian jersey, and on my thumb is the 2014 symbol.

I am really proud of these! Though the trophy on my little finger I think could have been done better... 

Then on my right hand I decided i couldn't do that much detail with my non-dominant hand, so I just did a couple of flags of the big teams. Netherlands (my second team), Brazil, England, Spain (yes, I didn't do the emblem detail on the flag) and germany.

The polishes used:
China Glaze White on white
China Glaze Happy Go Lucky
China Glaze Salse
China Glaze Man Hunt
China Glaze Starboard
China Glaze Hanging in the Balance
China Glaze Liquid Leather
OPI Greenwich Villiage
OPI Tangerine Scene
China Glaze Peachy Keen
China Glaze Def Defying

I have also made a quick tutorial on how to do these nails. 
1. Use a good base coat to start (I use CND Stickey) and then apply 2 coats of white, or yellow for the index finger
2. Start out by outlining the details
3. Fill some of these in, and add more details in other colours
4 - 7. Continue adding more detail and more colours
8. Use a good top coat to make the manicure last longer.

I know these aren't very detailed instructions, but hopefully the pictures help!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Mr Men and Little Miss nails!

Hey guys! New nails today! So these are more nails inspired by childrens books... again. This time, mr men and little miss characters. My sister helped me figure out which characters to paint. There were so many of them! obviously I had to do Mr Happy, because, well of course! Mr bump was also a pretty obvious one, cuz he is all cool and stuff, and I thought the bandages would be fun to paint. My sister wanted me also to do Mr Topsy Turvy, but we decided he wasn't well known enough, and Mr Strong is also cool! So i decided on him instead. With the Little Miss characters (I chose to do 3 men and only 2 miss') my sister always liked Little Miss Naughty and then Little Miss Splendid has an interesting outfit, so she is in!
Anyway, that was probably wayyy too much insight into my thought process, so here are the pictures!

(in the shade)

 (In the sun)

The polishes I used were:
OPI My Vampire Is Buff
China Glaze Happy Go Lucky
China Glaze Grape Pop
China Glaze Flyin' High
China Glaze Def Defying
China Glaze Salsa
China Glaze Liquid Leather
China Glaze Starboard
China Glaze White on White

These were so much fun to do! Hope you guys like them!

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Mario Kart Nails!

Hey Guys, new nails today! These were pretty fun, but quite intricate so they took ages! So I have been hanging out at my mates house and we all have been playing a lot of Mario Kart lately. So for today's nails, I have decided to used it as my inspiration! I even did things on my right hand (though never quite as good... :P)
Also, I hope you are prepared for a lot of pictures... I couldn't decide which ones to use!

On my left hand I drew/painted Mario, Yoshi, Princess Peach, Toad and Bowser on my pinky. On my right hand I tried to draw the Mario Kart logo... which as you can see somehow kept growing as a painted. Then on my thumb I drew a map of the track. I made up the track... not the exact route, but the same style.

For these I used HEAPS of polish... so I don't think I will list it all here. I will say I used my usual China Glaze White on White as my base, and OPI Don't Pretzel My Buttons as the map base colour. The Mario Kart logo was done using a red, orange and yellow blended together to get the gradient. The black I used was China Glaze Liquid Leather. I have been thinking of trying acrylic paints for black outlines and such, but for some reason I can't shake the feeling that that is somehow cheating? I don't know, maybe I'm crazy... but maybe when I get low on my black supply, I will have to! 

I am super happy with the nails, probably my favourite yet, so thanks to my friend Kuo for suggesting them!

Monday, 26 May 2014

Lolly Nails

Hey guys, 
Today I have some new nails for you all to see! I have been super busy at uni lately so I haven't had much time to think of new nail ideas. Luckily Facebook is around so I asked what I should do. I got a bunch of good ideas, some I think I might keep in mind for next time I am running out of ideas! Anyway, the one I chose for my nails today was.. Lollies!

I am super happy with how the jelly beans came out! They are easily my favourite nail. I also am really pleased with the mnm's and skittles nails.The lolly wrapper ones and the snakes though didn't come out how I wanted. 
Though I do think they look really fun together!

Polishes I used:
China Glaze White on White
China Glaze Salsa
China Glaze Happy Go Lucky
China Glaze Hanging in the Balance
China Glaze Gaga for Green
China Glaze Papaya Punch
OPI Decades of Shades

Hope you guys liked them!
See you later :-)

Monday, 19 May 2014

Google Nails!

Hey guys!
Today I went to Google for the day for gTIPs (Google Technical Interview Prep session). So I figured, what would be the coolest thing I could do... paint my nails Google style! 
So I decided on the 5 most recognisable Google icons. I decided on the g with colourful background, the little android man, the maps icon, chrome icon and you-tube icon.

The polishes I used today were:
China Glaze White on White
China Glaze Def Defying (lime green)
China Glaze Salsa (red)
China Glaze Happy Go Lucky (Yellow)
China Glaze Lemon Fizz (light yellow)
China Glaze Hanging in the Balance (Blue)
China Glaze Gaga For Green (mid green)
China Glaze Starboard (Dark green)

Hope you guys like them!

Monday, 12 May 2014

Floral Nails and pictorial!

Hey guys! I opened my shoe boxes to get my polish out and it smells a lot like acetone... I store it on its side, do you think the acetone could start to leak out of the bottle? I think it might be, maybe I will transfer it to another bottle. Though I have dropped a number of brushes in the bottle and now it is kinda a weird colour. I probably could ditch it and start with a brand new bottle! 
Anyway, onto my nails! I was googling floral patterns (this seems to be how I come across my designs lately) and I found this pretty one that I though would work well on my nails! I have been wanting to do another watercolour design and this one incorporates that and lets me practise my detailing! 

Oh, and this is the picture I was basing my nail art on! I didn't end up doing the lighter roses, but I think it translated pretty well!

I also made a tutorial! 
To do the watercolour background I used the technique that I learnt here from the amazing MrCandiiPants! The roses were drawn on with a short nail art brush that I have cut down to make it very fine. 

The polishes I used were:
China Glaze White on White
OPI Samoan Sand
China Glaze Something Sweet
China Glaze Heli-Yum
OPI Green-Wich Villiage
China Glaze Starboard
China Glaze Adventure Red-y

That's all for today! See you later guys :-)

Monday, 5 May 2014

Leafy nails

Hey guys, today I have some new nails! I was struggling with ideas for this one. My friend had requested I do foxes jumping... but I am not so confident that they will come out like foxes, and instead they will look like red/orange/brown blobs. Anyway, I might try them later on when I am feeling super arty. Today I did some leafy nails instead. I was googling patterns and i found a really cool one that I thought would translate well onto nails!. 
So that's enough rambling, here are my nails:

Oh, and this was my inspiration! How pretty is it! :P

Seamless pattern on leaves theme, Autumn seamless pattern with leaf - stock vector

The polishes I used for these were:
China Glaze White on White
China Glaze Def Defying
China Glaze Flyin' High
China Glaze Kinetic Candy
OPI Decades of Shades
China Glaze Liquid Leather

See you next week!