Nail art

Sally Hansen Sugar Coats: Dotted Gradient

Hi everyone!

Yesterday I promised you some nail art using by brand new Sally Hansen Sugar Coats and that’s what I have for you today! A simple but pretty dotted gradient.

dotticure gradient sally hansen sugar coat sour apple and razzleberryTa-daaa! Textured polishes are perfect for all sorts of nail art! I started off with 3 coats of Tip Top Nail Chic – Cream Puff and then used 3 different sized dotting tools to apply first Razzleberry and then Sour Apple from the Sally Hansen Sugar Coats. This is super simple nail art but I really like it on my nails!

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Tape Mani Monday

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It’s no secret that I love textured polishes. I also love using striping tape since it has endless possibilities… Today I got to use them both! I also have some exciting news at the end of the post 🙂

textured polish nail art gradient with striping tape opi liquid sandsFirstly, please excuse the glitter all over my fingers, it’s impossible to clean it all off! And secondly, I don’t want to brag, but, well, I LOVE this. Isn’t the texture amazing?

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Prize winnings and my first water decals!

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Today I am excited to show you the prize I won a few weeks ago from Karine’s Vernis Club. I’d like to thank her for the great prize, I was so excited to go pick it up the the post office and play with my goodies 😀 I was lucky enough to win a $40 voucher to spend at KKCenterHK. There were a few restrictions as to what I could buy but luckily I could choose between a whole host of nail art items!

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Those are my goodies!

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Spring flower stamping

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Since spring has arrived I decided to show you some simple but happy flowers today. I did these nails a few weeks ago so please excuse my cut finger, I don’t even remember how that happened any more.

floral stamp, NYX matte sky blue, revolution chevrolet,BM-306It’s simple but the happy flowers just make me think of spring! It’s great walking around these days and seeing all the lovely flowers, and the trees with their fresh green leaves.

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Blue water marble

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Last night at the end of a relaxing weekend I had fun creating a gradient and water marble so that’s what I’ll be showing you today. Here is the finished product:

water marble - sally hansen hard as nails xtreme wear blizzard blue and black out; nails gradient - sinful colors cinderella; sinful colors fly away; sinful colors neptuneI really like water marbles, they are always so pretty to me! I started off with creating a sponged gradient of three blues: Sinful Colors Cinderella, Fly Away, and Neptune.

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31 Day Challenge – DAY 31!!! Honour nails you Love

Hello ladies!

I made it! It’s the final day of the 31 day challenge and I DID it! 😀 Posting every day takes more time than you may think, so I’m pretty proud of myself 😀

Today’s prompt is to honour nails I love, and it was just about impossible to choose just one thing to do for today. However, there was one design I just kept coming back to as I was deciding. It’s not from within the challenge, but I’ve had a picture saved for weeks, waiting for a chance to try it. And here it is:

tape1This look was inspired by a design by Pinpoint Polish. She did these nails for the piCture pOlish blogfest. I just love them! I didn’t get mine looking as smooth and finished as hers but I was pretty proud of them nonetheless.

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31 Day Challenge – Day 30: Inspired by a tutorial

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Yayyy, it’s the second last day of the challenge! I just have to get out one last design tonight and I’ll have DONE my first ever nail art challenge 😀

Today’s theme is inspired by a tutorial, and even though there are tons of great tutorials to choose from, there is one I have been waiting to try since the start of the challenge. Adventures in Acetone does great tutorials and she has one for just about every adorable animal under the sun 🙂animals (more…)

31 Day Challenge – Day 29: The Supernatural

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It is such a beautiful, warm, sunny Sunday here! I hope you are all having lovely relaxing days as well 🙂

Today’s theme is inspired by the supernatural. Since I am not all that into the supernatural, I decided to extend the theme a little to more of a Halloween vibe. Halloween has many supernatural connotations, anyway 🙂

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I started with a coat of Essence Colour & Go in Flashy Pumpkin on each nail, then a coat of Rimmel Cocktail Colour in Shirley Temple to give it some sparkle. I stamped using the black and white stampy polishes from Essence.

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31 Day Challenge – Day 28: Inspired by a flag

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Today’s nails are inspired by my home country, South Africa’s flag. We have a really great flag with bright and beautiful colours 🙂

flag1I created the flag itself on my thumb (shown upside down here, but that’s just because it’s easier to photograph this way, and I wanted to have the triangle part at the tip of my nail!) and just used the colours on all my other fingers.

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31 Day Challenge – Day 27: Artwork

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Nails inspired by an artwork opens up a world of opportunity for very complex and beautiful nail art. Unfortunately, while I am enjoying this challenge, posting to a specific theme every day takes a lot of time and I had to pick something that would be quick to do last-minute on my nails! Luckily I found a pretty cool artwork to use 🙂

artwork1I paged through an art book I have, World Art: the essential illustrated history, and came upon Jazz (1947), a painting by Henri Matisse. I immediately new it was the best choice for today! Here’s how the painting looks (Sorry for the light shining off the glossy page!)

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