Tag Archive: NYX matte

12 Days of Christmas: Snowmen

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Today I have another post for the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge hosted by the Facebook Group Challenge Your Nail Art. Today’s theme is snowmen – another wintery one even though it’s summer here! I couldn’t complain though because once I saw a lovely snowman scene by Instagram nail artist @MelissaRose0410 I couldn’t wait to try something similar! Painted Fingertips | Snowman scene (more…)

Easter Bunnies

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I didn’t really plan on doing any Easter nails, but when I saw these adorable bunny butt nails on The Polish Playground, I couldn’t resist doing the same. I took a look at this youtube tutorial video she used by JanutyJuli and this was the adorable result:nyx-matte-sky-blue-essence-me-&-my-ice-cream-ben-&-cherries-ice-ice-baby-always-in-my-mint-icylicious-stripes-bunnies-sinful-colors-snow-me-white-black-on-black (more…)

Nail Art A-Go-Go Challenge Day 16: Doodles

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It’s day 16 of the Nail Art A-Go-Go Challenge hosted by Gnarly Gnails and today’s theme is doodles. sinful-colors-snow-me-white-nyx-matte-sky-blue-charlie-revlon-lady-in-red-tip-tip-nail-chic-cream-puff-exercise-book-lines-stamped-moyou-pro-collection-10-back-to-the-80s-02-QA62-BM-212-BM-224 (more…)

Nail Art A-Go-Go Challenge Day 12: Camouflage

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It’s day 12 of the Nail Art A-Go-Go Challenge hosted by Gnarly Gnails and today’s theme is camouflage. I decided to try a technique I’ve seen done before but never tried myself: water spotting.

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Nail Art A-Go-Go Challenge Day 10: Night Sky

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It’s day 10 of the challenge and today’s theme is night sky. I think I have my third win in a row here! I do apologise for the fluff on my pinkie though – I didn’t notice it until it was too late.

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Nail Art A Go-Go Challenge Day 9: Inner Geek

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Today’s theme for Gnarly Gnail’s Nail Art A-Go-Go challenge is Inner Geek and I took the opportunity to create some Dr Who nails! I am a huge fan of Dr Who and I had such a fun time creating these 🙂

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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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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 23: Inspired by a movie

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Today I tried some of the most complex nail art I’ve ever done: Finding Nemo nails! They’ve been done before plenty of times, but I knew I wanted to do an animation for my movie-inspired nails, and Finding Nemo was one of my favourite animations ever. Before I show you the pictures, I want you to focus very carefully: Look at my thumb, index finger, middle finger, CLOSE YOUR EYES FOR A MILLISECOND, and look at my pinkie. Seriously, don’t even THINK about looking at my trainwreck of a ring finger! Sadly I didn’t have time to try redo it!

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31 Day Challenge – Day 18: Half Moons

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The 31 day challenge has really been full of firsts for me. Since this is a young blog, practically everything I post is a first in some way for the blog, but many of the designs called for in the challenge I am actually doing for the first time as well. I guess my nail repertoire wasn’t that big!

halfmoon1I started off with NYX matte in Matte Sky Blue for the half-moon part. Once it was dry, I marked off the half-moon shape with a hole reinforcer and painted over my nails with Nails Inc – Belgrave Place. Once that was dry, I made a line of topcoat along the half-moon line and placed the orange glitters using a tacky toothpick.

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