Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween

Hey everyone,

Halloween is right around the corner and I thought I might do a spooky Halloween manicure for this occasion.

I started off with my basecoat and I used the essence nail art peel off basecoat for this manicure because lately my nail polish starts chipping within no time. This really annoys me and I don't know what is causing the chipping since I am not really doing anything different than usual. Very weird. So if this starts chipping I can easily pull it off of my nails.

essence nail art peel off base coat

After my basecoat had enough time to dry through I polished one coat of 741 notice me! by p2 which is my all time favourite orange. One coat will do this time because it doesn't need to be as opaque since I will sponge another colour onto the edges.

p2 741 notice me

Before I started sponging I decided to do the stamping. I chose several image plates in advance and I wasn't sure if the images might all fit onto my nails the way I wanted to arrange them.
The image plates I used are from Bundle Monster BM04 (pinkie), BM13 (thumb), BM222 (ring finger), BM224 (all fingers except the thumb), BM213 (thumb), BM305 (middle finger) and from Shany SH02 (index finger). All images are stamped with Konad Special Nail Polish in black.

Bundle Monster and Shany image plates

After I stamped the images on my nails I took a make up sponge and sponged 554 my place or yours? first and then 500 eternal on the outer edges of my nail to give the images a spooky frame. Make sure to clean up your cuticles as you go because the longer you wait with cleaning off the excess polish the more time it has to dry and the harder it will get.

Sponging in purple and black


After that I took a rosewood stick (because I couldn't find my dotting tools) to fill in the eyes and mouth of the pumpkin and the windows of the haunted house with a yellow polish (little miss sunrise by essence). At the end I sealed the designs with a quick drying topcoat to add some shine and protect the design.

Finished Halloween Manicure


I hope you like the design. Have a happy Halloween and lots of fun.

See you next week. Bye :)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Paisley

Hey girls,

I hope this is going to work now...

So sunday is almost over and I managed to do my nails just in time. So this is my sunday manicure.

I started with a basecoat to protect my natural nails. After that has completely dried I applied two coats of 04 iced latte by essence. It's one of the polishes from their nude glam series.

essence nude glam nail polish 04 iced latte

essence nude glam nail polish 04 iced latte

On top of that I stamped the paisley images from Bundle Monster image plate BM-321 on my accent nails and Konad image plate m64 on all the other nails with Konad Special Nail Polish in black.

image plates: Konad m64, Bundle Monster BM-321

I sealed the design with a fast drying topcoat. Unfortunately smudged the stamping a little bit.

essence quick dry topcoat

I wanted to go for a lace image but then I couldn't decide which one to use and changed my mind and settled for the paisley instead.

I've done a similar design with the Konad image before but it was much more colourful and a lot of work too. I used several different stamping polishes and I had to clean the image plates after each scrape which I usually don't do but it allowed me to rearrange the colours every time.

Konad m64

Konad m64


Looking back it was worth the work though. Looks much better than the black and nude. :D


In addition I want to mention that my camera is broken beyond repair and I have to get a new one. Since I don't know when that is going to happen I will keep using the phone on my camera. Meaning the camera on my phone.... xD
Please excuse if the photos are unfocused sometimes. I'm still struggling with it. ^^

Seems like editing worked now. Weird stuff... 

Anyways thanks for reading and see you soon. :)

What's going on????!?!

The weirdest thing happenes just now. O.o

I want to edit my post so I can upload it and the pictures just go apeshit and move around for no reason. I even deleted them to put them back in but there is still stuff moving around but there is nothing... I don't even know what is happening.

WHAT KIND OF SOURCERY IS THIS AND HOW CAN I MAKE IT STAHP???? T.T

Sunday, October 14, 2012

I am back

Hey guys,

after more than two months without any nail art and barely polishing my nails I finally return to my blog.

So this is what happened: I was absolutely not inspired to do anything with my nails. I didn't even feel like wearing nail polish and the few times I sat down to do something I ended up just putting everything away without even applying a basecoat. I figured it would be best just to wait until I feel like it again and give my nails a break until then.

For no particular reason I was really looking forward to the beginning of fall. I don't know why but I happen to really like this fall. So I polished my nails twice at the end of September/beginning of October and although I did a pretty sloppy job I liked the colors and the fact that my nails had some polish on them.

And today I got my first proper manicure and now I am able to present you my newest design. I actually just wanted to polish my nails but then I had a look at my image plates and I decided I should use them. It might not be my best work but I hope you enjoy it anyway.

At first I applied a basecoat to protect my nails from staining. Funny thing is since I didn't polish my nails they actually got whiter. Although I almost always use a basecoat they tend to stain a little bit and I don't know how to prevent that.

After the basecoat has dried completely I applied two coats of 691 can't get enough! by p2 which is a lovely deep red. And I think it's perfect for fall. (Also it is one of my new nail polishes.)

p2 691 can't get enough!

Then I added one layer of this flakey glitter top coat by essence (Night In Vegas) on my accent nails.

p2 691 can't get enough!, accent nails: essence special effect topper 01 night in vegas

And after I gave that some time to dry I decided to use some of my plates. I stamped with Bundle Monster image plate BM-323 which is from their third set and MASH image plate MASH-41.

Konad Special Nail Polish (black), BM-323, MASH-41 - daylight

I started with the thumbs and stamped the image with the roses first. After I realized they covered pretty much everything on the nail I decided I'd use another image for the ringfinger so the glitter will show up more. The image I used is the one on MASH-41. Maybe stamping with black polish wasn't the best idea since it doesn't really show up on the dark red nailpolish but I like it anyway. It's very subtle.

Finish off with a topcoat to protect the design and make it last longer and you're done.

Konad Special Nail Polish (black), BM-323, MASH-41 - artificial light


The camera I used is the one from my phone. I hope this will do until I get my other camera back. 

There is one more thing I want to inform you about. Since my lectures start tomorrow I'll be very busy soon. Nonetheless I try to post a new nail design once a week (most probably on the weekends).

Thanks for staying tuned and of course reading my post.

See you next time. :)