Saturday, 23 November 2013

Tribal/Aztec/I don't even know

Hey guys,

This is my second post of the day! My first one contained nail art in the theme of No Shave November, check it out here if you missed it.

So as you may or may not know, I won a giveaway! It was hosted by Marisa from Polish Obsession and she is such a sweet lady. Check out her blog if you haven't already, she's awesome!

These are the polishes that I won:
Pomegranate Nail Lacquer - Helitrope, Raid the Arcade! and Showgirl

(The 3 middle polishes are the ones that I won)

Helitrope is a gorgeous bright pink, I would say it's neon and has a creme finish. Raid the Arcade! has the best polish name ever and it certainly packs a punch - this is a bright neon yellow, again with a creme finish. Showgirl is a blue glitter topper suspended in a clear base - it's amazing.

This is the note that Marisa sent with my polishes - evidence of how sweet she is! 

p.s. Don't you think her handwriting is awesome?!

For these nails, I painted a white base and used a thin detail brush to do the rest. I didn't have a plan, I just knew I wanted to use my new polishes and this is what I created - a kind of tribal, aztec-y print.

I would just like to say one last thank you to Marisa for holding such a great giveaway. I've never tried Pomegranate Nail Laquer before and it hasn't disappointed me thus far. Look out for some more nail art featuring these polishes in the future. For now, I hoped you liked these random nails, let me know by leaving a comment! 

And don't forget to check out Marisa's blog!

Love Emily x

Suits and a Mustache for No Shave November

Hey guys,

It's that time of year when boys show their support for testicular cancer (find out more here) and don't shave for a month. As I'm not a boy and I don't grow facial hair, I decided to paint my nails in the theme of No Shave November or Movember as it has been aptly named.

I fee handed the whole thing. I created pin stripes on my thumb and baby finger using stripers and I used a fine detail brush to do the suits. For the mustache I used a dotting tool and a thin brush.

Colours used are:
Sally Hansen Salon Manicure - Dorien Grey (base colour)
AVON Matte Nailwear - Grey Cement
Revlon - Black Lingerie
Rio Nail Art - Silver

I hope you liked these! I'm sorry for the lack of pictures on this post!

Love Emily x

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Rimmel Space Dust - Total Eclipse

Hey guys,

Just look at this colour *drools*. This is one of the new Space Dust collection by Rimmel London and oh my, they've out done themselves this time! I already adore this collection. I picked up Total Eclipse which is a black base packed with green and turquoise glitter, in the bottle it sometimes looks like it has a purple/pink iridescence Unfortunately, I haven't found that this transfers onto the nail. 

The polish has a textured finish and I haven't put a topcoat on as I really love the effect (and I didn't want to ruin it!). This is 3 coats, one thin and two thicker coats to build colour but it was opaque in 2. The application was super easy - applied like a normal polish - and wasn't at all gloopy or thick.

And here's some indoor pictures, the above are all in sunlight.

Gah! I just can't get over this polish! I love it! I will be taking another trip to Boots to get myself the other colours!

Love Emily x

Gold and Green Triangles

Hey guys,

Finally managing to post this!
These are some nails that I did after purchasing a new Butter London polish (my first from this brand). I was so excited to try it out. I saw this post by Lucy's Stash when I was scrolling through her blog for inspiration! 

 I started with a gold base and then just painted triangles on my thumb and ring finger until I liked the effect. I switched between 4 different shades of green. To bring the design together, I painted small triangles at the base of my remaining nails in various greens.

The colours I used are:
AVON Nailwear Pro - Golden Vision
Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint - Greenberry
Butter London  - Slapper (such a great name)
Rimmel London Lasting Finish - Block Your Green
AVON Nailwear Pro - Sea Breeze

I hope you liked this post! Leave a comment if you did! And look out for more nail art involving this Butter London polish because I am obsessed.

Love Emily x