I don’t think I’m alone when I say I’m absolutely gutted by the loss of Robin Williams. I might write more about it someday when it doesn’t make me crumple into a ball of sadness. I wanted to do some little things though. I didn’t have the colours for Mork’s rainbow dungaree things, so I based […]
I didn’t have much time post-birthday, so tried throwing my new glitter on some black. It really reminds me of the album art for Muse’s Resistance.
One day I will find the time to neaten the edges properly… Anyhow, I did the gradient in the usual way, and I love it. I made the mistake of using some older polishes, definitely need to stock up on my plain black and whites. Their age and gooey-ness made them harder to use in […]
(Messy photo, oops!) A couple of friends asked for a space nails tutorial. I never expected to be running a little nail workshop, but that’s what ended up happening! It was a lot of fun. I did have trouble getting my nails to come out spacey, but everyone else did very well under my instructions. […]
I chose ice cream as the theme for this week, despite the fact that I can’t actually have any. I didn’t have a proper vanilla colour, so my Neapolitan looks a bit like it has two strawberry flavoured sections. The sprinkles are a Barry M special effects polish.
I went for a sunset backdrop to a little elephant decal. The elephants were only on the thumb as I didn’t have time to do all the nails. The gradient isn’t bad, but I would have preferred different colours/non glitter polishes for the sunset. It worked quite nicely though, elephants are such wonderful animals!
I didn’t really think this through and it’s ended up being very similar to other weeks. This is Models Own Indian Ocean on top of a blue, which looks the same as when it’s on black. I will do something extra special next week to make up for the pseudo-duplicate!
I’ve been watching Buffy, and wanted to do something subtle this week. I tried out using a matt black polish and striping tape to make different crosses. Should have double layered the base, it’s hard when you can’t put a clear coat in between. Also didn’t get a clear removal with the tape, I think […]
Since I am in France this week, I thought I’d use the “French tips kit” I bought years ago. I’m not a fan of the flesh colour, and find it’s better for doing iridescent bits in galaxy nails. Nonetheless, I used it. They were ok. Phone photo, apologies.
I decided after 24 weeks of painted nails that they might need a break. They’re still a bit stained from a green that somehow goes through base-coat. I’ve been using my Burt’s Bees cuticle cream and layering some Sally Hansen Maximum Growth. I don’t usually do use the SH, but this is the longest they’ve […]
I’m still learning with gradients. There are tons of tutorials available, but there seems to be some knack I’m not quite getting. Nonetheless, I love this grungy gradient—pink to black. It looks more like a gradient in real life than in the photo. Expect more gradients as the year continues!