Tag Archive: Sally Hansen Xtreme wear

The Neverending Pile Challenge: Use as many untrieds as you can

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Today’s theme for the Neverending Pile Challenge is to use as many untried polishes in one mani as possible. I managed to use no less than ten untried polishes. That’s right, ten! I originally intended this for the Gold prompt, but I decided to move it up to today instead.essence-colour-&-go-LOL-roller-coaster-let's-get-lost-sally-hansen-green-with-envy-tip-top-nail-chic-hap-pea-sinful-colors-mint-apple-endless-blue-catrice-mermaid-my-day-nail-addict-by-tip-top-night-life-revolution-emerald (more…)

Silver and blue skittlette

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Guess what? This is my 100th blog post! I didn’t realise until I started typing this up so I didn’t do anything specific for it, but I do love today’s nails 😀 You probably know by now that I love silver and blue together so I decided to use them for a fun skittlette combining stamping, glitter and texture. sally-hansen-pacific-blue-tip-top-nail-chic-armourplate-rocky-road-glitter-opi-liquid-sand-it's-frosty-outside-kiss-me-at-midnight-stamped-moyou-sailor-collection--3 (more…)

Autumny Water Marble

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In case you’re wondering why I would do an autumny mani when here in South Africa it’s summer, well, I didn’t plan it that way! I just picked out some colours I thought would go well together and only once I was finished did I realise they were a pretty autumny combination 🙂 So for those of you in the Northern hemisphere – enjoy this as an end-of-autumn water marble!water-marble-lava-baker-street-beach-babe-1 (more…)

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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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 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 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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