Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Dripping Nails

Hi lovelies,

I have been in Hong Kong and Guangzhou for a couple of days now, these are actually some of the less hot days, but I just feel like I'm melting every time I'm outdoor. These nails say it perfectly! Call them melting ice cream/frosting or dripping ice cream nails, whatever, they resemble all the sweetest things you can imagine.


I started with Essie Over the Knees, then added the drips using Lime Crime Milky Ways, painted with the brush from the bottle. The glitters are from Glam Polish Juggling Jupiter.





If you have scrolled all the way down to the bottom, you must have a sweettooth too, follow my Instagram for all the food/dessert posts I'm doing while I'm in HK ; )
xx
Erin

Monday, 6 June 2016

Fluffy Penguins

Hi lovelies,

The weather has been crazy here in Sydney, and I desperately needed something warm, for my soul and fingers ; ) But these were actually inspired by the cream puffs I had the other day though, they are the cutest things ever! So I have also included some photos of the puffs.


The base color I used for this mani was one of my all time favorites, and one of my very first nail polishes, Deborah Lippmann Stormy Weather. The most thing I like about it is the formula, great opacity, and the consistency is still perfect after five years!


 P.s. I'm sponsored in any way, I just really like the bottle : P


After the polish base, everything was painted using acrylic paint.


The thumb look different right?


That's the one inspired by the cream puff, that is a black sesame cream filled puff. Awwww, so adorable and tasty!




And these are the whole cream puff family! Green snake/turtle was matcha flavour, the little piggy was rose and lychee, and the bear was nutty chocolate. They're from a pastry shop in Rosebery called Doux Amour. Need to revisit soon!


xx
Erin

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Magenta and Gold Traigles

Hi lovelies,

I found that tape manis work well with simple color combinations, so I picked two of my favorites for this. This was one the pattern I did earlier this year, with powder blue and white, you can check the post here.


I used Essie Penny Talk as the base for my left hand, Deborah Lippmann Strange Love over the top, and the other way around for my Cinderella hand. Strange Love was a gorgeous deep magenta pink, and worked well with the tapes, however Penny Talk didn't, probably because it dries way too fast for the technique. No matter what this is still my all time favorite metallic ; )






xx
Erin

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