Well I’m back! I didn’t go anywhere but I did start a new job that is all consuming and that has not left me a lot of time to blog. Nevertheless, we soldier on!
While I haven’t been writing the blog I have been keeping up with all the wonderful nail artists on Instagram. I also post on Instagram and you will note that I’ve put up some new nail art there.
Today I will be showing you some woodland inspired nails. I love vintage anything, especially vintage printed fabrics. Toile being my all time favorite with children’s patterns coming in a close second. I love the friendly cartoon illustrations of the various animals.
I love how the squirrel and the bunny came out. I also love the pairing of the wood grain with the animals. Next time I do these little guys, I want to stamp my background with the wood grain and paint my animals on top.
For this look I used:
Revlon copper penny
Rimmel rags to riches and black satin
Some rhinestones from cheeky beauty
Jumbo cheeky plate D
Hope you liked them! Next time I plan on showing you my line work! I’ve been practicing! Stay tuned and welcome back!
Today my manicure is a retro chandelier look with lots of glitter. I love chandeliers, I spent most of my childhood living in Europe visiting churches and castles, the nobles and the clergy always have the best chandeliers!
So here it is:
I really like the black and chartreuse glitter combo. This colour pallet reminds me of those old school hard cover books they had in the seventies.
I also tried a new base coat product on this one the Quo by Orly strong bond rubberized base coat.
It goes on clear with a dull finish, dries quickly, that is always a plus in my book, and my first coat of polish went on really well. This last point is really important, some base coats tend to leave bald spots when applying the first coat of polish, the strong bond did not. Bam! This may just become my new favourite base coat. *update: I wore these for three days and they withstood two evenings in the hot tub before they started chipping. This is a great product in my book! I will definitely be using it again.
For this look I used:
Quo by Orly strong bond rubberized base coat
Essence LOL, off to Miami!
Nicole by OPI brilliant idea
Rimmel black satin
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear celeb city
Miracote top coat
I used Pueen stamping plate 26 for the accent nails.
Stay tuned for my next look.