Monday, 21 October 2013

Models Own Velvet Goth - Amethyst

Hey guys,

This is a swatch of the new Velvet Goth collection by Models Own. I have the limited edition bottle that has a furry/velvet lids. The colour I have here is Amethyst which is a really nice purple base with pink, silver and purple glitter suspended.

The polish dries to an almost matte finish and looks stunning on its own. Below is a swatch with a matte top coat and then with a normal, glossy finish top coat (which makes the colour POP).

Hope you liked this kind of post where I swatch a polish, I haven't had much time to do my nails properly this week. Also, sorry I haven't posted in a while, blogger has been playing up. Back to normal soon! 

Love Emily x

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Breast Cancer Awareness

Hey guys,

These are the nails that I have done in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and so it's only right that I wear pink on my nails. You can find out more about Breast Cancer Awareness here.

I've had so many compliments for these nails! I can't tell you the amount of cashiers and old people that have said "Oooh, they look lovely, did you do themself?" hahaha. They're also a firm favourite with my new university friends!

I based my thumb and ring finger design on this One Nail To Rule Them All tutorial/infamous manicure. I wanted to use this design in the manicure but decided not to do this for all of my nails. I decided to add some sparkle and cover my index finger in glitter, I painted the Breast Cancer ribbon on my middle finger and did a cute polka dot design for my little finger.

The colours used are:
(As a base for my thumb and ring) Models Own Velvet Goth - Amethyst
Barry M Nail Paint - Shocking Pink, Strawberry Ice Cream
Barry M Nail Paint Gelly Hi-Shine - Grapefruit
AVON Nailwear Pro - Pink Radiance

I hope you like them! Don't forget to wear it pink this month!
Love Emily x

p.s. I have some exciting things planned for my blog so stay tuned!

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Negative Space

Hey guys,

This is my first attempt at a negative space manicure and to be honest, I think it turned out pretty well. I set myself an hour aside to do this design but it was done in under 20 minutes!

I don't know the real technique for this type of nail art but here's how I did it anyway:
First, I painted my index, middle and ring fingers with a smooth glitter topper to make my natural nails look a bit nicer. I also felt it would add to the mani as I was only planning to use one other colour. Next I outlined the shapes for the negative space using a small, thin brush. I then filled in around the shapes with my chosen colour and hey presto! 

Quick nail art in minutes!

Colours used are:
Sally Hansen Diamond Strength - Diamonds (05)
Rimmel London Lasting Finish - Black Cherries (193) [the camera really doesn't show the colour properly - it's more of a dark burgundy than a purple]

I'd love to know if any of you have attempted a negative space design and what shapes you decided you use. 

Love Emily x