Tuesday, 3 March 2015

March Art Challenge: 3rd Zig Zag

Hi lovelies,

I haven't had much nail art inspirations since I got back, so I decided to do a nail art challenge! I'm doing the one by @Clairestelle8 on IG, Claire has done some really creative and amazing nail art, so this challenge should be fun. There are actually a few interesting themes in the challenge that I can't wait to try XD

For the first mani, we are doing zig zags. I did a little mix n' match here, with the colors. The polish I used for the base was Glam Polish Unreachable, it has gold and black micro glitters, so I stamped some black zig zags (BM-423) two of the nails and out gold studs on the others. Simple yet cute!





Any one joining this challenge with me? I would love to see your creations ; )

xx
Erin

Friday, 27 February 2015

Scratch Nail Wraps - Geodes

Hi lovelies,

I'm BACK! Haven't quite figured out what to do for my nails, so I just filed them back to squares and put on some nail wraps. Easy peasy.



The wraps I used are Geodes from Scratch designed by Audrey Kitching, which is by far the most interesting wraps I've tried. I loved the liquid like and cut out designs, and of course the colors are cute! The pack comes with a mini nail file, a cuticle stick and 16 wraps. If you have shorter nails, each wrap can be used twice since they are quite long.


Oh right! Did I mentioned that there are holographic glitters on the cut out bits? Just gorgeous!


Geodes is available for purchase from Scratch for $12.00 a set with international shipping.

xx
Erin

This product was provided to me by Scratch for my honest review, for more info please read my disclosure policy.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Year of the Sheep

Happy Chinese New Year!

For the year of sheep I copied this adorable look from Sarah, aka Chalkboard Nails. Simple yet cute!

I used Zoya Arizona and OPI Pink Friday as my base colors, and hand painted the sheeps with Essie Licorice, Blanc and the mixtures of the shades.




Looking back at these nail designs has made me miss my long square nails... I'm gonna start growing them out again.

xx
Erin

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Happy Valentines Day!

Hi lovelies,

I hope everyone's having a great day with their loved ones. The boyfriend is far far away from me, so I'm hanging out with my girls today, pretty sure we're gonna have the best time together XD haven't got a girls night out for so long.

These nails were done in advance, you must have noticed it from the nail shape. I did a pink and off white skittlette using Deborah Lippmann Groove is in the Heart, OPI My Vampire is Buff and some loose glitters. Two of the nails were water marbles, two were pink base with glitters and on my ring finger I had a pile of glitters shaped into a heart ; )




xx
Erin

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

NOTD: Simple Tape Mani

Hi lovelies,

Something sweet and elegant for this week, a simple tape mani.


I used Deborah Lippmann The Climb as the base. The Climb is dark caramel shade, almost like milk chocolate, yum! Shown is two coats on without topcoat, it self levels.


The blue shimmery purple glitter is DL 1999. I liked the color combo, reminds me of chocolate and blueberries : D


xx
Erin

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

NOTD: Glittery Gradient Half Moons

Hi lovelies,

How's everyone been? I've been quite occupied by all the amazing food in Hong Kong, lol. I found some time last Thursday night and painted my nails red for my dates with the boyfriend at the weekend. He's back in Sydney now, and I'm staying in HK till after Chinese New Year, so we won't be able to see each other for another month. I would do anything to perfect our dates : P 

I saw these beautiful gradient half moons from somewhere, and fell completely in love! And using the very limited shades I have at the moment, I got these; a rich raspberry red with glittery and shimmery gradients and half moon cut outs. I did the whole thing freehand, so proud!! The polishes I used were Deborah Lippmann My Coloring Book and Pure Imagination.


I used my brother's camera for the pics. Tried different lightings, still looks off, the first pic is probably the closest I could get.



Until next time. xx
Erin

Thursday, 15 January 2015

TBT: Color Blocks

Hi lovelies,

I just remembered that I haven't posted these yet. I did them back in Seattle, this is my first tool-free nail art since forever, lol. I used the brushes from the polish bottles, and I'm totally surprised how lovely they turned out, the lines are pretty straight ; )


The shades I chose for these were Deborah Lippmann We are Family, a blackened purple, and Come Fly with Me, a dusky blue/turquoise. Both amazing colors with lovely formulas, and almost one-coaters.




I love this combo! What's your favorite color combo for nail art?

xx
Erin

Monday, 12 January 2015

NOTD: Deborah Lippmann Love will Leave a Mark

Hi lovelies,

It's been so long since I last posted a notd. These are the nails I'm rocking today! Deborah Lippmann Love will Leave a Mark from the 15th Anniversary LE Collection, Until Your Dreams Come True. I picked this color because I just learnt that Marsala is the color of 2015, which is an earthy red brown, and this looks very marsala in the bottle; but it definitely looked a lot darker on the nails, kind of like dark chocolate, hehe.

These nails matched with the yummy food I had today, check out my IG for the foodie pics if you're interested ; ) Oh, and I'm back to my nubs, I'll try to paint my nails more often, but no guarantees... And I only have the DL 15th set and another shade with me, I'll try my best to create some nail art : P




xx
Erin

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Krafty Gurl Gloss It Top Coat Review (Leopard Nails)

Hi lovelies,

Today I'm showing you a new topcoat I've been using, it was sent to me by Jacinta, the owner of Powder Perfect; they have a range of beautiful shades and also carries a variety of indie brands, including China Glaze, Bliss Polish and Krafty Gurl Designs, which is the brand of the topcoat I'm introducing today : )

I've been using this for a few nail art and plenty of swatches, so far I'm loving it! It dries clear to a high shine, and didn't shrink at all. Shrinkage is the thing I care the most for a topcoat, it really annoys me when a good nail art is ruined by shrinkage. It dries fast but slightly sticky to touch comparing to Seche Vite, so the surface may be dulled if not too careful. This is the only downside of the top coat, but I'm happy using it in swatches.

I use one coat for most swatches and nail art, and two coats over bumpier surfaces, like glitters.



The leopard print is inspired by one of the Mount Franklin LE Cozi by Jennifer Hawkins bottles. The bottles are just adorable to carry around, so I decided to do matching nails XD The polishes I used were OPI My Vampire is  Buff, Essie Over the Knee and Luxedo.


The top coat is on sale now for $5.50 a bottle from Powder Perfect, get it before it's too late!

xx
Erin

The topcoat was provided to me by Powder Perfect for my honest review, for more info please read my disclosure policy.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Glam Polish Hairspray Collection

Hi lovelies,

Today I have the swatches of Glam Polish's first collection of 2015 for you, the Hairspray Collection, releasing on Thursday January 8th at 8am Australian Time. The collection is a rainbow of holographic shades featuring lots of shimmer, glass flecks and microglitter inspired by the costumes and songs from the 2007 Movie. 
 

Welcome to the 60's is a holographic base packed with gold ultra holo glitter and a mix of matte white and holographic pink microglitter. Shown is three thin coats with topcoat. This is looks great with my skintone, so in love!!



I did some 60's inspired color combo stamping here, the image is from Easy Nail Art Stamping A9.


Run and Tell That is a tinted holographic base packed with ultra holo silver glitter and a mix black and white microglitter. I used three coats for this as well.



And nail art for this one is hand painted polish name, hehe.


Hey Mama is a described as a rose pink holo with a mix of pink and rainbow glass flecks, it's more orchid to me though, I love the shade anyway ; ) lovely consistency and opacity, I used three thin coats for these, you could totally get away with two thicker coats, but I prefer thin coats.




New Girl in Town is a coral holo with rose and peach glass flecks, sooo pretty!! This one is my personal favorite! Shown is two coats with topcoat.



And of course I had to do a more intricate nail art for my favorite shade, I did some "New Girl in Town" inspired vintage floral on my accent nails, the base was OPI My Vampire is Buff.


Big, Blonde & Beautiful is a shimmery lemon yellow holo, really different from anything in my stash. Shown is three coats with topcoat.



I thought red lips would be perfect for a blondy ; )


Nicest Kids in Town is a grass green holo with shimmer and turquoise glass flecks. This shade sparkles like a glitter XD I used two coats with a topcoat here.



I applied some cute little kid decals from La Vita è Bella over it to complete the look.


The collection will be available from Glam Polish Bigcartel Store as limited editions with nationwide and USA shipping. The price for each shade will be US$11.00 and shipping to USA addresses is now $3.50 for the first polish and $1.00 extra for each additional polish. The collection is expected to be available from our international stockists in late January.

xx
Erin

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