Tuesday, 22 April 2014

2014 Paint It Blue! for Autism Awareness: wk 4

I saved this for the last for this year's Paint It Blue! a glitter topper I made that glows blue in the dark XD As soon I decided I'm going to participate in Paint It Blue! I placed an order of the glowing dark pigments from Cherry Poppin' Nails, it's the only one I know other than Beauty World that sells polish making supplies; and they don't have a minimum purchase ; )

Since this was created for Autism Awareness, I'm going to call it Light It Up Blue, not to mention it does light up blue in the dark. This has different sizes holo blue and silver hexes, silver stars, coarse grade spectraflair and and glow in the dark pigments in a clear base. I layered it one coat over Face of Australia Once in a Blue Moon.





In shade.


I loved this, hope you all liked it too. xx
Erin

Monday, 21 April 2014

Aussie Nails Monday Apr 21: Tape Mani

Good evening! For this week's ANM I did a quick and dirty fall feeling tape mani with dry flowers on the accents. I started with Essie In Stitches as my base, it a dusty warm toned rose, perfect for fall! The tiny triangular blocks around my cuticles are Essie Penny Talk; and the white dried flowers are from eBay, I believe it was $2 or 3 for 60 of them in 12 different colors, a pretty nice deal. And they can last for ages, I bought mine two years ago, I've only used 4 of them, lol.






Good night! xx
Erin

Saturday, 19 April 2014

What's In-die Box? April: All Things Mythical & Fantasy

I guess everyone should have received their April indie box by now, I've waited for a whole week to show you the swatches of these XD I loved every one of them, this is definitely my favorite box so far!

First we have Dancing in the Moonlight by Glam Polish, a violet holographic polish with tiny pink and blue flakies. The pics just don't the polish justice at all, it look a tad more purple in real life, and the flakies are more visible; the tips were foggy might be the super high humidity when I was swatching, the only reason I hate raining*sign*. This is two easy coats with topcoat, awww, I just love this polish so much!! The amazing holo effect, the flakies, the color and the new Glam Polish bottle shape!!



Next is Peita's Polish Unicorn Whisper, a shimmering top with micro holographic, white and white glitters, which is stunning layering over dark colors; I layered it two coats over black here.



Siren by the Sea by Lilypad Lacquer, it's a bright pink crelly packed with micro holographic particles and periwinkle and pink flakies. This is two coats with topcoat, so gorgeous! The participation of Lilypad Lacquer has been one the reason that I keep ordering What's In-die Box?, Nicole just keeps surprising me with her amazing polishes!



Next is Dragon Breath by Bella Belle Nail Couture, a black jelly with red diamonds and fine gold glitters. This is very squishy and easy to build up, shown is three thin coats with topcoat.



Last but not least, we have Lady Scales by MckFresh Nail Attire, it a light minty shade with tons of iridescent, holographic, lavender and mint glitters. It might look sheer but the opacity is actually quite easy to build up with the help of all that glitters, I used three thin coats with topcoat here.



The May What's In-die Box is available for preorder now from Peita's Polish bigcartel store, the theme will be True Blood XD I know I'm going to get it!!

xx
Erin

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Two Easter Indies

Happy Easter!! I figured I'd make something special for Easter this year, so instead of an Easter inspired mani I made two easter polishes XD Let's have a look at the polishes. Not my best creations, but I'm pretty into pink currently, so I still like them.

The first one we have is a pale nudish pink scattered holo with a subtle pink shimmer. I was happy with the formula, but really wish that the holo and shimmer are more visible on the photos. I was so in love with it judging from how it looked in the bottle, but once it's on my nails it was okay... 

 



The second one is very similar to the Easter polish I made last year; same color combo, different glitter selections; this one has dots and mickeys while the other doesn't. I noticed that the lavender heart shaped glitters in last year's bottle has faded their colors a lot, which means it will happen to this one as well...



xx
Erin

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

2014 Paint It Blue! for Autism Awareness: wk 3

Good morning lovelies! These are my belated blue nails for this week's Paint It Blue! The gorgeous blue holo you see in this mani was one of Lumina Lacquer's Valentine's Day polishes, called Clear Eyes, Full Hearts; the light colored scattered holo topper I used on the tips was Lilypad Lacquer Sweet Baby Jesus, it also contains tons of iridescent flakies and a beautiful color shifting shimmer!

And I finished the look by adding the little girl with a balloon water decal on my middle finger; the decal is from La Vita è Bella. I chopped off parts of the decal so it would fit my cuticle line, which made the balloon looked more like an umbrella, lol






xx
Erin

Monday, 14 April 2014

Aussie Nails Monday Apr 14: Easter

Gradients, water marbles and rainbows! I put together all my favorite things for this mani, and it turned out to be one of my all time favorites, definitely in the top ten!! Playful colors with fun patterns give me the feeling of Easter.

I started with simple tilted gradients of two colors on each nail, and a total of five polishes; they're (from thumb to pinkie) OPI Pink Friday, Need Sunglasses? Who the Shrek are You? What's with the Cattitude? and A Grape Fit! I did a step by step pictorial at the end of the post for the gradients, I hope it will explain how these were done better : )

I applied a thin coat of Gloss 'n Sparkle Spectraflair Topcoat on them after the sponging, and added the water marbles, using Essie Blanc and Mademoiselle. I did a tutorial on the exact same water marble a while ago, you can check it out here if you're interested.










Silly me forgot to number the pics... they should be read from left to right and top to bottom. I think the pics are pretty straight forward, except in the frame that I have my finger over a bottle of glue; I was trying to show you how glue will make your life so much easier in cleaning after a sponging : P Basicly you paint the glue around your nails, be careful not to get it on the nails; let dry, do the sponging and pick the glue off your skin, ta-da! You just have to clean up your cuticles and put on your favorite topcoat after this, and a simple mani is done.


xx
Erin

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Sherlock & John nail art

Good evening!! Exciting day for me today, I went to the Comic Con Benedict Cumberbatch event. My first time to be so close to a celebrity and my favorite actor (huge fan girl moment XXXD), I lost all my words during the photo taking... And of course I did Sherlock nails for the event : )

I started with Deborah Lippmann Human Nature as my base, and painted everything with acrylic paint. Again I did a progress pic in case you're interested how this was done, I hope you'll like these.


I was inspired by this super cute cartoon by malina0418 on deviantart.com.





I realised the cartoon Sherlock looks a lot like my boyfriend, so I added the half frame glasses and made it look exactly like him, it's so cute! I will have my bf on my nails for a few days, maybe I should draw myself on there too, haha.


Good night! xx
Erin

Friday, 11 April 2014

Lynnderella Athemyst Devotion with La Vita è Bella decals

Happy Friday lovelies!! I'm starting my weekend with sharing this glittery and sparkling mani with you : ) I picked this polish as I was going through my untried box(or mountain of polishes, I have poor organising skills...) because it's purple and sparkly, and I was in the mood of some fine glitter mix : P 

Amethyst devotion has small to fine sizes blue, magenta and purple glitters in various shapes in a clear shimmering base; I layered it two coats over Revlon Athymest, which is a perfect match for it.


I also picked out this very cute single heart decal to go with it, and did the below pictorial for some of the ladies who have never used water decals before, they are really handy for even beginners.

In the first frame are some examples of water decals, these are from La Vita è Bella.
Step 1: cut out the desire size of the image you want and soak it in water until it's totally wet.
Step 2: slide the image off the backing paper.
Step 3: place it on your nail.
Step 4: press a paper towel against the decal to remove the water and make it really stick on the nail.
Step 5: wait till it not moist and apply your favorite topcoat.




Have a nice weekend! xx
Erin

The water decals were provided to me by La Vita è Bella for my honest review, for more info please read my disclosure policy.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

2014 Paint It Blue! for Autism Awareness: wk 2

I did something pale but still colorful for this week's Paint It Blue nails, and also featuring one of the new Lumina Lacquer toppers, Farplane. It has different sizes of pastel pink, yellow, blue, black, white and cyan glitters in various shapes including crescent, stars, dots and triangles (a relatively new shape of glitter)! 

The blue which I layered Farplane over was Essie Rock the Boat, a light blue with a very subtle shimmer. On the white nails, I stamped the triangle pattern from Bundle Monster-423 over them with OPI Pink Friday, Lime Crime Crema de Limon and Essie Rock the Boat. The stamping came out a bit lighter than I was expecting, but still quite visible in person : P





xx
Erin