Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Day 12: Stripes



Hey girls,

I had to take a little break from blogging to deal with some personal problems but I'm back with day 12 from the 31 day challenge! This challenge is stripes. I really like striped nail art but  unfortunately I'm awful with a striper brush. Luckily I have the Fab ur Nails QA3 plate to help me with this! I started off by painting all my nails with 3 coats of OPI - Russian Navy, a beautiful vampy blue which everyone should own. Then I used QA3 to stamp a few white stripes at the base of my index- and ringfinger. For the rest of my nails I used China Glaze - 2030 and Cheeky plate CH36 to stamp a cute anchor design. 



Unfortunately summer is already over but these nails make me think of hot summer days by the sea. Have you tried nautical nail art before?

- Steffie

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Day 11: Polka Dots




Hey girls,

Today’s challenge is Polka dots! I like polka dot nails but I wanted to do something original with it. While thinking about what to do, the postman came by to FINALLY bring me the new summer image plate set by Cheeky! If you haven’t ordered it yet, I suggest you do it right away because this set contains some seriously cute designs! My eye was immediately drawn to the strawberry pattern on CH42 so I decided to use this one.



I started off by painting my index and ring finger with Chanel – April and the rest of my nails with China Glaze – Something Sweet. I then used a dotting tool to create the dots on my index and ring finger, using China Glaze – Something Sweet. Then I stamped the strawberry design from CH42 on the other nails using Chanel – April. Then I painted the leaves of the strawberries using Essence – Trust in fashion. I’m really happy with the end result!

What do you guys think?

-Steffie

Day 10: Gradient Nails





Hey girls,

Today’s challenge is gradient nails! I really love gradient nails, it has such a unique effect. My first one was with pastel colours over white which gave it a nice, soft look. The only thing I didn’t like was the white showing up where I had cleaned around my cuticles. So this time I wanted to use vibrant  colours for a summer look.



I started off with 3 thin layers of Chanel – June, a lovely orange. I then created the gradient with Rimmel – Hot, a neon pink. I absolutely love this colour combination.

What do you think?

-Steffie

Day 9: Rainbow Nails




Hey girls,

Today’s challenge is rainbow nails! I had no original idea whatsoever so I decided to just paint rainbow skittles and top it with a holographic glitter topcoat. Not my best, but they can’t all be great right? On the pictures you can’t really tell the difference between the green and blue but it was clearly noticeable in real life.



The polishes I used are:

China Glaze – Something Sweet
Model’s own – Lemon Meringue
China Glaze – Peppermint
Barry M – Blue Moon
China Glaze – Light as air
China Glaze – Techno

- Steffie

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Day 8: Metallic Nails



Hey girls!

Today’s challenge is Metallic Nails! I hardly ever wear metallic polish, it’s just not my cup of tea. So I started digging in my stash and I found a magnetic polish I hadn’t used yet! The polish is called Electro-Midnight and is from the Magnetic Force collection by Color Club. The polishes come with one wavy magnet on the lid. I own this one and a purple one, Hipnotic, which I actually like better. I chose this one because the finish looks more metallic than Hipnotic.



I applied two coats and used the magnet on the second coat. The magnet works fine, you can see the metal particles move around as soon as you hold it over your nail. The pattern on this one is less apparent than it was with Hipnotic but it still gives a nice effect and a sense of depth.

Thanks for watching!
-Steffie

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Day 7: Black & White nails




Hey girls!

Today’s challenge is Black and White nails. Ever since I first saw a picture of Lynnderella’s Connect the Dots I have been obsessing about it! I’ve tried for a very long time to get a hold of it but it is insanely hard. Then I heard of a dupe called Sticks and Stones by Cover band. I feel bad for Lynnderella because she came up with it and I completely understand she cannot handle the immense interest in this polish. But I’ve tried for so long, so I decided to get the dupe anyway. And boy am I happy I did! I absolutely L O V E this polish! It looks great over any polish and I really enjoy wearing it!



Here I am wearing it over China Glaze – For Audrey. So what do you guys think of black and white glitter polishes? Do you own any?

-Steffie

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Day 6: Violet Nails




Hey girls!

Today’s challenge is Violet Nails! I knew exactly which polish I wanted to use: China Glaze – Light as air from the Up & Away collection. This is a very girly pastel purple and I usually pair it with lace designs or flowers but today I wanted to give it a more edgy look.

Excuse the little cut on my pinky finger, cut myself while preparing dinner yesterday :(

So I stamped the snakeskin design from Bundle Monster BM215 on my nails using P2 – Call Me!. To make the snake pattern look more realistic I stamped the design again but this time using China Glaze – 2230. I tried to stamp the second pattern in a different angle than the first one so that you can still see the first stamp.



I really like the outcome! Have you tried double-stamping before?

-Steffie