Time constraints dictated a simple Christmas nail. I went with a present wrapping ribbon and bow. Note: allowing the lower layer to dry properly is a huge must when using striping tape!
This is my second attempt at water marbling. It is not easy and there are some obvious problems with these (the red’s merged with the white in some cases, didn’t manage the pattern I actually wanted, left index finger over-splodged). For a second attempt though I’m pretty happy. I have a better understanding of the […]
I went for an icy theme over festive to start with. I used the cling film/sandwich bag method to mix blues and silvers. One of my friends said they reminded her of the Frozen colours.
I wanted my nails in tip top condition for the Christmas season, so took this opportunity for a break. You can see that they weren’t looking too happy, a break, some staining (green!!) and rough cuticles. They’re being treated with some Burt’s Bees moisturisers and will be cut down next week.
Went for something a little bit steampunk-y in honour of my brother’s birthday!
“Lazy” space nails, themed for the Infinite Monkey Cage recording I went to. Didn’t have time to do lovely galaxy nails, so went for sparkles.
I’d originally planned to use the lace as a sort of mask, but tests didn’t work. I ended up putting the lace directly on the nail. I think a more delicate lace would work better. Still looked pretty cool.
I love these. Used white pen on top of black to make the firework outlines. Used gold glitter pens to make the sparkles and then used different, chunky, round glitters to make the sparkle flurries. Might have to do a little twinkle-video!
Used the sandwich bag technique again. I had something more elaborate in mind, but there’s always next year!
Used a fan brush to get a line-y goth-y bone effect.
My life’s been taken over with work at the moment so none of my Halloween nails were as exciting as I wanted 🙁 But when it’s a choice between sleep or nails, one chooses sleep! These were done with the sandwich bag technique, and I absolutely love the effect!
Browns, golds, oranges, reds and glitter leaves. Simple sponging of coloured layers.