Thursday, 2 October 2014

Fireflies in the Field at Sunset inspired by Chalkboard Nails

Good morning lovelies!

So glad that I had time to do a mani for the last day of the challenge. I picked the fireflies at sunset mani Sarah (Chalkboard Nails) did for the gradient challenge for it, such a beautiful scenery and perfect replication, it's the "honor nails you love" I wanna do at first sight!

I used China Glaze Fancy Pants as my base, then sponged on the gradient with more colors, Sinful Colors Scandal, China Glaze Mimosa's before Mani's and Zoya Arizona; then painted the grass with Essie Licorice.

The halo of the fireflies was created with yellow acrylic paint using the bubble technique, if you're not familiar with the technique you should check out Sarah's post, it has a link for the tutorial there. The fireflies are just yellow dots, I used OPI Need Sunglasses? for them.





A pic of the nails with one of a million shakes I had yesterday, lol. This is lemon sorbet, mango sorbet with sparkling water, yummy! It's probably the shake I would be drinking while watching fireflies at sunset : )




xx
Erin

Sunday, 28 September 2014

pastel triangle pattern

Hi lovelies,

I've been wanting to do these for months, and finally did it! They're inspired by a card (or a notebook maybe?) I saw on instagram a few months back, and it sort of stuck in my head ever since. So pretty.

I started with a white base, then slowly sponged different colors on slightly overlap between each other, and stamped the tiny triangle pattern from Bundle Monster-423 over them, using Konad white. The pastel polishes I used were OPI Pink Friday, Need Sunglasses? Essie Rock the Boat, Turquoise & Caicos and Sinful Colors Sweet Tooth.







xx
Erin

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Iridescent Candy Wrap Nails

Hi lovelies,

Sorry for the lack of post lately, and I'm afraid I won't be posting as often the next month as well. But still I've scheduled a few exciting posts for October, I have two more Glam Polish releases and some random swatches and nail art for you. Please don't leave me... lol.

The nails I'm showing you today are inspired by these cute little candies I brought back from China the last time I was there, they are in sweet colors and wrapped in the most adorable candy wrap in the world! At least in a nail polish addict's world, they're iridescent, so pretty!!



The polishes I used for the bases were OPI A Grape Fit! Zoya Arizona, OPI Who the Shrek are You? Sinful Colors Scandal and OPI Need Sunglasses? (from thumb to pinkie) The pink looked just like the pink candy XD

I then topped the nails with Alanna Renee Milky Ways and Lumina Lacquer Snow Prince; Snow Prince actually has white and pale blue glitters, but I picked them out trying to get as many iridescent glitters as possible there.


A shaded pic to show off those glitters.


The nails still didn't look quite like the candies with all those iridescent bits, so cut up a candy wrap and actually stuck it onto my nails like they were nail wraps, and it worked!! A new nail art tool, huh.



I loved these a lot, kind of an interesting way to do nails as well. What do you think?
xx
Erin

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

piCture pOlish Solar Flare and Eerie swatches, review and nail art

Hi lovelies,

Today I'm showing you the two piCture pOlish I recently received, I picked the shades myself, so I'm totally aware of their prettiness, hehe. And now let's see some swatches XD


Solar Flare shifts between red, orange, gold and green with scattered holo flecks, such a stunning shade! The formula was on the sheer side, and I knew the color would show better when layering over a darker shade; this is two coats over black.



The color shifting is crazy!!!



And I obviously couldn't resist playing with the Nail Vinyls, consider this a quick how to.




And the swatches for Eerie as promised. Eerie is a lovely glass flecked lilac shade, you might want to check out the nail art I did with this as well, the post's here.




These polishes are available from piCture pOlish and their international stockist, for girls in China, Nil Nails is the one to go ; )

xx
Erin

The polishes were provided to me by Nil Nails for my honest review, for more info please read my disclosure policy.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Multichrome Water Marbles

Happy Saturday!!

These are the nails I wore to a friend's birthday dinner last night, I really loved them, and decided to post it first thing in the morning : P and of course in time for day 20 of the 31 day challenge! The underwater shots show the full spectrum of the color shifting, but in real life it's more dark and subtle (see the last photo), since it's only a thin layer of polish over black.

The two polishes I used were Glam Polish Reverie and Oasis (swatches), which were sold in very limited quantity a few months back, sorry... The tutorial for this particular water marble pattern is here, just dip in your nails in another direction : )





I sure stared at my nails a lot last night, hehe.




Have a nice weekend lovelies! xx
Erin

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Chevron Negative Space Nails

Hi lovelies,

Last week I received two gorgeous PP shades along with a set a nail vinyls from my lovely friend, Nil. And on the same day I saw these gorgeous negative space nails on @mrslochness, so these happened, hehe.

Eerie is a lilac purple scattered holo, the holo particles are almost like glass flecks, a really soft and delicate shade. The formula was good, this is one coat of Eerie over the nail vinyls and naked nails, I'll try to swatch this on its own soon.



I'm totally in love with the mattified version!!!



Eerie is available from piCture pOlish and their international stockist, for girls in China, Nil Nails is the one to go ; )

xx
Erin

This polish was provided to me by Nil Nails for my honest review, for more info please read my disclosure policy.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Glam Polish Frankenslime 2014 and Snoopy the Witch

Hi lovelies,

I just finished moving to a new apartment today!! And to make it up for not posting lately, I have two not-to-miss Glam Polishes for you XD They are the 2014 Halloween limited shades, really unique, let's see them for yourself.

Snoopy The Witch (LE) is a clear based glitter topper with a mixture of purple, black, white and orange, circle, square, star and hexagon glitter. I used it one coat over Deborah Lippmann Stormy Weather, the glitters spreaded easily and evenly on the nails and no fishing required. The Snoopy witch was painted on with acrylic paint, and the base's Zoya Arizona






Frankenslime 2014 (LE) was the shades I was really excited about!! A green crelly holo with small neon green and purple glitter, it got my attention straight away. Shown is three thin coats on its own, could have done it with two thicker coats, nice smooth formula! Again the Frankenstein portrait was painted with acrylic paint ; )






Do these go with the Halloween costume you picked out this year? Or are you gonna pick up something that matches them ; )

The polishes will be available for preorder on Sep 17th from Glam Polish bigcartel store with Australian and US shipping.

xx
Erin

These polishes was provided to me by Glam Polish  for my honest review, for more info please read my disclosure policy.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Pastels, Rainbows and Holos

Hi lovelies,

I've been quite busy for the last couple of days, but luckily still managed to do some nail art for the week. It's just a simple gradient with pretty holo topcoat, but the colorful nails really cheered me up from all those depressing studying : D

The polishes I used were OPI Pink Friday, Need Sunglasses? Face of Australia Once on a Blue Moon and OPI A Grape Fit! in the order of cuticle to tips; and finished with a thin coat of Gloss 'n Sparkle Spectraflair Topcoat. It's kind of like a double rainbow, haha.




Hope this will brighten up your days too : ) xx
Erin



Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Glam Polish Mei Mei's Signatures exclusive Gruesome Movie Duo

Hi lovelies,

Remember the gorgeous glass flecked holo I showed you the other day, which sold out almost immediately after the launch? Today I'm showing you it sisters (similar formulas and finishes), haha. This is the Gruesome Movie Duo by Glam Polish, it will be available exclusively from Mei Mei's Signatures with a limited amount of sets (60 numbered sets), they will be sold as a set ONLY.

Tales from the Darkside (LE) is a dark purple holo with sparkly gold/red/blue glass fleck flakes. Almost a one-coater, shown is two coats with topcoat.




Carrie (LE) is a vampy crimson holo with sparkly red/gold glass fleck flakies. Again two easy coats.




These polishes will be exclusively available as a duo from Mei Mei’s Signatures with only 60 numbered bottles available.  The duo will cost SG$37.00 and will be launched at midnight Singapore time on Sep 9th (which is tonight!!)

xx
Erin

These polishes was provided to me by Glam Polish  for my honest review, for more info please read my disclosure policy.