Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Donut Inspired Sprinkle Nails

Hi lovelies,

This post was made for doughnut/sprinkle lovers. I went to the Sydney Flour Market on Sunday, and found some goodies, head over to my Instagram for more mouth watering pics ; ) 


 I happened to have the pink that matches the doughnut, that was Revlon Sublime Strawberry. The sprinkles were the following shades, Essie Blanc (white) and Fear or Desire (orange) , China Glaze Skinny Dip (blue), butter London British Racing Green (green) and Face of Australia Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy (yellow), Wet n' Wild Disturbia (purple).






A huge bite for getting up early and queuing! this super cute doughnut was from Woah! Nelly Bakes, I also got their maple bacon doughnut, they're the best XD


xx
Erin

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Camouflage Nails

Hi lovelies,

I've been meaning to do this since a long time ago. Camouflage nail art, it's quite simple, and with the right color combination, it can be really cute, I need to try other combos next time. 


I started with Deborah Lippmann Human Nature as my base, again ; ) Then slowly added the other colors using a dotting tool, the shades were China Glaze Exotic Encounters, Essie Over the Knee and Licorice.






xx
Erin

Monday, 16 May 2016

Autumn Glitter Placements

Hi lovelies,

Continuing on with the autumn spirit, I did some glitter placement with the typical autumn shades, brown, yellow, orange and red. I had a lot of time last week, so decided to do this, the technique requires patience over skill. 


I started with Deborah Lippmann Human Nature, a lovely taupe.


The red glitter I picked was Lumina Lacquer To Love You More, a glitter bomb with a mix of magenta, red, cinnamon and brown glitters.


The next glitter was also from Lumina Lacquer, one of the my favorites from them, Mick or Treat. A yellow, orange, silver and black glitter mix, with mickey glitters!!


The last glitter is Femme Fatale Cosmetics Stolen Reindeer, a fun brown glitter with a hint of cinnamon, red and fuchsia.





I have to do this more often!! So in love!

xx
Erin

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Instagram Logo Inspired Mani

Hi lovelies,

A mani inspired by the new Instagram logo, I've heard a lot of negative reactions about it, but I'm quite happy with the colorful gradient, so I did these. 


The polishes I used for the gradient were OPI Dating a Royal, Pretty & Polished Dolli-Pop, Tom Ford Indiscretion, China Glaze Passion for Petals, OPI Need Sunglasses? and Face of Australia Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy. I did it over a white base, so the colors would pop.


The logo were drawn with acrylic paint free handed.




So in love with these, they are like the prettiest sunset ever!


xx
Erin

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

DIY Nail Decals

Hi lovelies,

I have recently tried a new nail art method, and would love to share with you. I saw a video tutorial on this once on Instagram, however can't seem to find it anymore, if you know who did the original design, please leave a comment below. It's quite simple though, so I will post a step-by-step with this post.


How to:

1. Apply a BRIGHT base, more on that later.
2. Use a nail art mat for the decals. Apply a thick layer of dark polish on it, and draw random strokes on it with a toothpick repeatedly until you are happy with the pattern, let dry.
3. Apply a thin coat of clear polish on the decals, let dry.
4. Apply a thin polish on the nail, then peel of the decal from the mat and stick to the nail while the polish is still wet.
5. Trim excess, and apply a topcoat to seal the design.




The gold glitter I used was Lumina Lacquer Oracle.


This gorgeous blue holo glitter was Emily de Molly Splendid Vision. I looks great on its own, but it doesn't work as good as the gold one for this design, since it doesn't have a great contrast with the black polish.



This is the mattified version.



xx
Erin

Monday, 9 May 2016

Autumn Water Marbles

Hi lovelies,

Today I have some water marbles with autumn color palette. If you're interested in how I did this pattern you could checkout my previous tutorial, I've been lack of practice on water marbling, these could've been done better.

 

I started with the lightest color as my base, OPI My Vampire is Buff, then water marbled with the three nail polishes, My Vampire is Buff, Essie Over the Knee and China Glaze Exotic Encounters.





xx
Erin

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