Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Ravens

Good evening,

I wasn't sure what colors to put on my nails so I went with black and white, you can't go wrong with monochrome. The white polish at the background was Essie Blanc, and the ravens were stamped with Konad Black using an image from BM-614.







I'm going to Blue Mountains for the red leaves this week, hopefully I'll have some nice photos to share with you ; ) Haven't decided on a mani for the trip though, leave me a comment if you have any thoughts. Ta!

xx
Erin

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Cockatoos

Hi lovelies,

It's been a long time since my last free hand nail art, and I decided to do it for the these cockatoos that are just too cute to pass by. I saw them at the royal botanic gardens a couple week ago, and since then I've been thinking about doing a nail art about them a lot.

I've also taken photos while I was doing the nails, and may post a short step by step video on my Instagram, check out my account later today if you're interested ; )



I started with OPI What's with Your Cattitude? as my base, then used nail vinyls to create the tiny triangles near the cuticles and tips. The tape was worst ever, it left my nails a sticky mess after removal and the line were no where near clean, I went through a lot of trouble to clean them up.


The polishes I used for the triangle were OPI Damone Roberts 1968 and Essie Licorice. The cockatoos were painted using Essie Licorice, Blanc and Face of Australia Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy.




Everything is the same on the right hand, except switching the places of the green and blue colors.





xx
Erin

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Summer Flowers

Hi lovelies,

I'm currently in Vanuatu where Summer never ends, so I decided to share these with you. These were done a few months back, and I forgot to share ; P

This mani features Born Pretty Store Stamping Plate, BPL 024.


I started with China Glaze Passion for Petals as my base, then sponge on some random spots of Zoya Arizona on each nail.


After that I did some reverse stamping which only the leaves were filled with polish, the colors were OPI Damone Roberts 1968 and China Glaze Exotic Encounters. And on the pistils I added Essie As Gold As It Gets.


The clean up was kind of messy, but I managed it.




This is the link for the stamping plate, please feel free to use the discount code, BAFQ10, for 10% OFF your order.



xx
Erin

Friday, 22 April 2016

The Fallen Stars

Hi lovelies,

Rocking my shorties with some black and silver. I chose Essie Licorice as my base and then added the silver glitter gradient on some of the nails using a sponge. The glitter was one of my favorites and kind of my all time favorite silver, OPI Crown Me Already. On the others, I stamped Essie No Place Like Chrome over them with an image from BM-610.


A better look of the glitters in shaded condition.



Thanks to the clear stampers, I now can stamp lines straight ; )



xx
Erin

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

V Shaped Tape Mani

Hi lovelies,

These were the nails I woree with me to Melbourne a few weeks ago, simple yet totally gorgeous. Most importantly it matched with my outfits, I wear a lot of blues ; P

I used one of my favorite polish for the base, OPI My Vampire is Buff, and for the Vs I picked Essie Smooth Sailing, a lovely periwinkle blue with a silver shimmer. 


I don't have V shaped tape that I was happy with, so I used regular striping tape which gave me a messy tips afterwards, however it was easy to fix up.




xx
Erin

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Fan Brush and Flowers

Hi lovelies,

I've tried out a new technique, and would love to share with you. My first feeling is that it feels just like painting with a striping brush, the minimal amount of polish works the best, and the effect is just lovely.


I used four thin coats of OPI Don't Touch My Tutu as my base, then fan brushed three of the nails with Revlon Amethyst, and on the others I added flowers with a dotting tool using Amethyst as well.





xx
Erin

Friday, 15 April 2016

A Beautiful Sunset

Hi lovelies,

Today I'm sharing a mani inspired by one of a beautiful sunset I saw in January, and it was probably the most stunning sunset I've ever seen, with a color ranging from blue, lilac, pink, coral and gold.


I used a white base underneath the gradients, and the colors I used were OPI A Grape Fit, Sinful Colors Scandal, Essie Good Morning Hope and Face of Australia Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy (in order of the spectrum).


The colors I saw was so much more vibrant, just hoped that I could do the same on the nails. Still the gradients are quite gorgeous.




I've moved to a new apartment with the most amazing view for sunset, can't wait to share more sunset gradients with you all ; )


xx
Erin

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Raining Glitters

Hi lovelies,

It's officially autumn here in Sydney, which means new clothes! And dark nails! I've dug out some oldies for manis lately, they've been sitting in the drawers since spring, and a lot of they are actually my favorites, like these two. Butter London British Racing Green and Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday.

Imaging a glitter rain, how beautiful would that be!


I used two coats of British Racing Green as base and added the glitters using a sponge, so the nails wouldn't get too thick as the glitters built up.







xx
Erin