Thursday, 23 August 2012

Butterfly Nails - Featuring China Glaze

As I last posted, I recently bought some nails plates from bundle monster and I am in love.

I also invested in my first China Glaze nail polish, which so far have lived up to all the hype.

This manicure was done using one of China Glaze's 2012 summer collection and it is the most amazingly vibrant blue called Splish Splash. This was a dream to apply and totally opaque in two coats.

I added some of OPI's Last Friday Night, blue glitter from their Katy Perry collection just to the tips.

Then once everything was totally dry I used Bundle Monster plate 307 and Konad special nail polish in white to stamp on butterflies.

Not the best example of stamping, I didn't get complete images onto all of the nails. But hey I'm still learning.

Monday, 20 August 2012

New Toys - Nail Stamping

After seeing this amazing piece of nail art on Sugar Nails I simply had to get myself a set of Monster Bundle Nail Stamping Plates, just to get the Hibiscus flower!

I've seen the nail stamping plates around for a while but never really got it so I did a bit of investigating and decided to invest in the gear that I needed.

The set that I got from Monster Bundle was the 25 piece 2012 set. And it is amazing. I love the selection of full nail patterns, tips and small icons. Something for everyone.

I also bought the Konad double sided stamp and scraper set along with Konad special nail polish in white.

My first attempt went relatively smoothly. I was expecting to be cursing the whole way through and ending up with nothing, but although not a perfect result definately easy enough and with good enough results to make me want to use them over and over again. In fact I simply don't have enough nails to try all of these out as quickly as I want to.

OPI - It's My Year - A gorgeous purple/gold shimmery duochrome that photo's don't do justice
Konad Special Nail Polish - White
Bundle Monster - Plate 318