Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Freehand Full English Breakfast Nail Art

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? I hope you are having a fabulous week so far. I'll be celebrating three birthday's in two days!

Today I have yet another Tiny Canvas challenge manicure (Can you tell I am enjoying doing these?) The prompt for this challenge was food. Since I've done cakes, cheese burgers and fries.. ice creams, various fruit.. I decided to go home! With full English breakfast nail art!

If you are ready I'll take your order now. I'd also like to just say that we can make special diary amendments should like the vegan/vegetarian option, or require wheat or lactose substitutes ;) Its always good to have options!


This manicure began with a luscious coat of Mezmris base coat, Armor Up; This stuff dries SO fast that I was very quickly able to move on to my black base of Wet 'N' Wild's 'Crème Noire' which I applied in two thin coats. I then applied a thin coat of my Pro-FX top coat (I just like this habit) I used my fave brushes and acrylic paints to create all the food items. I finished it all off with Wet 'N' Wilds matte top coat because it sort of reminded me of a cafe chalk board.

So included we have Toast, fried eggs, bacon (I don't recommend it, looks a little undercooked..) sausages, fried tomato, baked beans (beans in tomato sauce) hash browns, mushrooms and dollops of tomato ketchup. I left out the black pudding (bllod sausage - gag) because... well.. I simply just don't like it and couldn't imagine any way of making it look pretty on my nails, ha!

This is a serious thing, whenever someone finds out I am British they always ask if I eat a full English breakfast everyday!! No, obviously not and I don't know anyone that does! Hah!

What do you think of my English Breakfast nail art? What food have you had on your nails before?

Have a beautiful day my fwends! Go do something wonderful and exciting! I'll catch you again Friday!

Love
Ithi

Monday, 26 September 2016

Freehand Autumn Leaves, Treats & Seasonal Goods!

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Allo polish Pals!

How are you all doing today? I hope you have settled into the new week with a good comfy feeling.
We're in Autumn... how has this happened? I feel like I need to call Summer on the phone and apologise.

I'm so sorry I complained about you, I said you were too hot... Please forgive me...Come back.. please don't let it get cold!”
Autumn does have its perks though. I do love the chill and crisp air, then the feeling of coming into a nice warm house and throwing on a comfy pair of big fluffy socks or slippers, feeling your fingers defrost and warm up again is nice too.

For this manicure I began with my Mezmris Nail Lacquer Armor Up base coat and once dry I applied two coats of Essie's 'Cashmere Bathrobe'. I then applied my barrier coat of Pro-FX top coat, just because I like to paint this way... (I know, it probably makes no difference.) Once everything was dry I used my favourite brushes to create my seasonal, autumnal goods. I decided to add some writing. Always, always a bad choice for me as it always looks sloppy but I was happy with everything else.. so booyah.

What are your favourite things about Autumn? I've never really enjoyed the colder seasons but I think that's changing slightly with each year that I get older. I do think its rather nice being under a snug blanket with a good book while its horrid outside. Roll on the cuppa soups, too..!

What do you think of my autumnal nail art? Have you worn any seasonal nail art yet this year?
Have a beautiful day my naily friends! I'll catch you all again on Wednesday!
Love
Ithi

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Freehand Brontosaurus Dinosaur Nail Art!!

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Allo polish Pals!

How are you all doing today? I hope you are having a wicked start to the weekend!
Today's nail art is a little hit and miss, I created this for Tiny Canvas's (Best nail community on Fcebook, everyone is so nice! Its a great place to make naily friends) weekly challenge.

This theme was for dinosaurs, I don't think I've ever done dinosaurs before so I thought I'd give it a bash! Unluckily I scraped my nail just as I was about to take pictures and it took out a chunk of my dino's tale.. Matte top coat seemed to disguise it a little!!
Yo Norman, that volcano don't be lookin' too friendly, like.
For this manicure I began with my base coat of Mezmris Nail Lacquer, which dries almost instantly. Seriously, I love how fast I can move on since my base is usually white and I need to get on to the freehand! I then use two coats of Barry M's 'White'. I then used my Pro-FX top coat to create a barrier (Why? Who knows. I can't say there's any specific science behind my actions.) I then used my fave brushes and acrylic paints to create the scene. I finished off with Mezmris Nail Lacquer's Armor top coat and then applied the matte from Wet 'N' Wild which totally saved the day!

I feel like I was abit sloppy with with background, I was very distracted on this day.. I tried! I also wanted a badass dino on my thumb but I sort of bottled out, maybe next time... But it was fun to do and a new experience!

If you are ever looking to challenge yourself the weekly challenges at Tiny Canvas are great, its not mandatory to enter but having different themes and prompts can put you out of your comfort zone and in turn you might surprise yourself!

What do you guys think about my dinosaur nails? Have you had dinosaur nails before?

Have a beautiful weekend my friends, Lets catch up on Monday, bright eyed and bushy tailed!
Love
Ithi

Thursday, 22 September 2016

GERmaniküre Glass Nail File Review

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? Tell me something good that's happened so far in your week :)

Today I have another nail file review for you. I was wondering how similar these posts would be, what could I say further about nail files but actually I learnt quite a lot, Ha!

Today's glass file comes from Germaniküre, beautifully crafted by trained artisan's in the Czech Republic from a company based in Solingen, Germany with ethical, non-polluting conditions and by the sounds of it big caring hearts!

Below I'll show you a better picture of the slogan on the handle!

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

#RememberLiam - Blue & White for Liam

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Allo polish Pals!

How are you all doing today? I hope you are doing great.

Today's nail art comes with a more serious backstory. Recently the lovely Dani of Tiny Canvas appealed to TC members to come forward with blue and white manicures with a blue ribbon to raise awareness and support on a cause I just couldn't ignore and many others joined in too all in the hope of shining a light on something so serious that happens far more often than it ever should.

#RememberLiam was created to remember a beautiful little boy who recently and very tragically lost his life due to a drink driver. Liam was only 15 months old and was sadly stolen from life far too soon. My heart goes out to his family and I hope this sweet boy is now in peace.

While having a drink or two is fine... making the decision to get behind a wheel is never ok, no matter how sure you are that you feel fine and in control. It's one thing to put your own life at risk but its another to put at risk everyone you cross. I hope one day it is never possible to start a car while under the influence.
While Liam's tale is so tragic it is not isolated; And its not always just children who are the victim's. My heart goes out to all those who lost their lives in the hands of those incapable of making wise decisions, for all the family and friends who had to suffer for such an unnecessary reason. Any drink driving or hit and run victims deserve to be remembered.

The awareness is AGAINST drink driving. FOR organ donation. You can show your support and learn more by finding #RememberLiam on Instagram.

For this post I wont go into product details but if you have any questions you are welcome to ask.
I decided to go for hearts because I wanted to send some love to all those suffering, I know it seems cheesy.. But it felt right for this manicure.

For those wishing to participate and put a manicure forward for the support of Liam and his family,
Please visit @fbtinycanvas on IG where you can learn more.

What do you think of this manicure? Have you done support/awareness nails before, what did you support?

Thank you for visiting, guys! I hope you have a beautiful day, I'll catch you again on Thursday.
Love
Ithi

Sunday, 18 September 2016

The Moon Bunny - Freehand Night Sky Nail Art

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? I hope you had a exciting weekend – do share some details! Hopefully it was more exciting than mine, haha.

Today's manicure comes from the heart. I had an idea for something with hanging stars for a while but I also combined it with something I saw on pinterest (I didn't pin it – so sorry! My bad) If you've been a visitor for a while then you'll know I have a thing for stars... Sometimes when I walk the dog at night I will look for the brightest star and just think/name the people who are no longer here. Not in a sad way, but its sort of like letting them know I am thinking of them. Kinda like sending an message in some weird way. Now.. that doesn't mean that I think they are up there (Everyone has their own ideals) or that I think they are stars..It just makes me feel cozy in my heart!

You all knew I was crazy by now, right?

For this manicure I began with Mezmris Nail Lacquer base coat, 'Armor Up' and once dry applied two coats of Essence's ''Rebel At heart' and allowed to dry. I then added a thin coat of Pro-FX top coat to create a barrier between my polish and paint because.. who knows why? I'm a creature of habit! I then used black metallic acrylic paint to darken the tops of my nails and used white acrylic to fade it out so you could still see the sparkly polish beneath. I then used my finer brushes for the smaller details and finished with Mezmris Nail Lacquer's top coat.

Because I like to see how things look matte I did try it by adding a later of Wet'N'Wild's Matte top coat but this one.. was not one that looked good matte, do you agree?!

I like all nail art...but sometimes just feeling the feels out in nail art can really be therapeutic.

What do you think of my starlit cloudy sky? Do you have any habits like my star-thing that are special to you..or just make you feel better?

Have a great day, my friends. I'll catch you again on Tuesday. Take care of yourselves!
Love
Ithi

Friday, 16 September 2016

Night Time Desert Camp! Freehand Nail Art

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Allo polish Pals!

How are you doing today? I hope you've had a great week. Who is about ready for the weekend?!
You may or may not have noticed I didn't post yesterday (Who am I kidding?) I've been getting really stressed out lately. I've got a few things on the go and I feel like my housework here is taking over my life. I know it sounds really sad but I have felt in the past few weeks like I can't keep my head above the water. Because of that my painting time suffered as did my paintings.. anyway..

Today I have some nail art for you! It didn't turn out quite how I wanted.. (haha..) but I am sharing it none the less. Its a desert camp; I'd like to think that perhaps and prince and princess are travelling in fancy style to their destination!




For this manicure I began with my Mezmris Nail Lacquer Armor Up base coat. Once dry (faster than I can blink, srs.) I applied two coats of Barry M's 'White'. Again I allowed this to dry and then applied a thin coat of Pro-FX's top coat to create a painting barrier. My next step was to create a gradient using my old crappy (but SO loyal) bamboo brush and acrylic paints. The rest was created with my finer brushes. I sealed it all in with Mezmris Nail Lacquer's 'Armor' top coat.

I kinda feel like I got sloppy towards the end, the tents could have been much nicer but its hard painting in like 30degree heat!

What do you guys think of this nail art? Do you like my desert scene?
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, I'll catch you again on Sunday for some more nail art!

Love
Ithi

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Claire's: Splash Swatch & Review ★★★★/5

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Allo polish Pals!

How are you doing today? I hope you are having a great start to the week. Today I am going to be showing you 'Splash' from Claires.

Colour ~ Splash is a beautiful frosty looking aqua shade. This polish has a beautiful fine silver shimmer to it which gives it a really pretty icy look to it.

Application ~ I wasn't 100% sure what to expect as this polish is on the thicker side but it actually applies really nicely and doesn't take too long to dry. I had no trouble with streaking or bubbling at all!

Texture/Finish ~ Certainly on the thicker side although that's not a bad thing. It dries to a nice semi matte finish.

★★★★/5 I really like this blue! As you guys know, I am a sucker for a good blue polish but I do love the finish and shade of this one. I don't have anything too similar in my collection and it does look great with all different types of nail art. Would I recommend this to a friend? Yes if she's looking for a pretty blue, doesn't own anything like it or is on a budget haul.

What do you guys think of this shade? Have you tried any polishes from Claire's?

I've been so behind on my nail art at the moment, I've got quite a few projects on the go and then there's offline.. So while it is not freehand nail art I am just still glad I get to share polish love with you!

Have a beautiful day, my friends. I'll catch you again on Thursday!
Love
Ithi

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Freehand Birds At Sunset

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? I hope you are having an amazing weekend so far?
I've not been up to much, just the usual piles of sky-scraping laundry although Mr Bravo and I had a good horror movie night last night!

I've been stuck in a terrible artist block this past week. Sadly I've not made a single manicure I've liked. I am trying not to kick myself over it because normally when I let the anxiety and frustration go my flow just comes back. I'm really not a fan of the next few nail art pieces I'll be posting but of course I'll keep posting!

I created this one a short time before the challenges for the month of September where announced for Tiny Canvases weekly challenges. It just so happens on of the prompts was birds!

I don't have a lot to tell you about this one. I feel like it is terribly clumsy and.. well I'm just sorry about it.

I began with my Mezmris Nail Lacquer armour up base coat and once dry applied two coats of Barry M's 'White'. I then began creating an acrylic gradient using oranges and yellow shades. I then used my fine detailing brushes to create the birds and scenery. I finished it all off with my Mezmris top coat. I eventually added Wet 'N' Wilds matte top coat just for shits and giggles. Whoopsy, soap mouth.
I'm just not impressed with myself and that's how I'm feeling about most of my recent work. Its all lacking something to make it a little more special.. Hmm! Fingers crossed this week gives me back my passion and inspiration.

What do you think of my silhouette sunset? Have you had silhouette nail art before?

Thanks for visiting, I hope that you liked seeing this nail art. Have yourself a wonderful Sunday, a productive and happy start to the week and I'll see you again on Tuesday!

Love
Ithi

Friday, 9 September 2016

The Dragon Portal - Freehand Nail Art

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? I hope you've had a fantastic week are looking forward to some weekend fun? It's been rather chaotic here, I feel like there are hardly two minutes in the day for non housework stuff!

Today's nail art was something that came to me rather randomly.. Do you remember my 'through the keyhole' manicure? Well I wanted to play with the idea of a design within a design again. This time I did it as a portal, it may look like a normal beautiful day in the meadow but when you look through the portal its a pretty sunset with a dragon – His tail is out of the portal so do you think he's made his way out of the portal?!

Someone better go warn the unsuspecting villagers.. 


For this manicure I began with my beloved Mezmris Nail Lacquer base coat, which dries in the blink of an eye. I then applied two smooth coats of Barry M's 'White' to give myself a nice clean canvas for my freehand nail art. I applied a thin coat of Pro-FX to create a barrier between my paint and polish and once dry moved onto my acrylic paints. I created my skies using acrylic-gradients and did my finer details with a detailing brush. I finished it all off with my Mezmris Nail Lacquer Armour Up top coat; And because I am me I also tested to see how it looked matte of course!

Also guys, I'm onTumblr now (Not that I have any idea what I am doing) if you have an account feel free to follow! I've got one follower, Baha!!! Cosy.

What do you guys think of my dragon portal? Would you run from this dragon or stick around to see if he's friendly?!

Thank you for stopping by! Have yourself a beautiful day and a sweet weekend! I'll catch you again on Sunday for some more nail fun.

Love
Ithi

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Freehand Kawaii Vanilla Narwale Nail Art

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Allo polish Pals!

Happy mid-week to you all! How are you doing? Cruising along or hanging on for Friday?!
So far this week I feel like my time is being zapped from all different things, I think I'm done with the laundry and another full basket appears, I think I've finished the dishes and discover the sink full. Blah blah. Is it like that in your house?

For this manicure I tried going down the 'insanely cute' route but I'm not too sure I achieved it.
This is my Vanilla Narwale. His horn is an ice cream cone! Tbh... I don't know what we're looking at either. My apologies...


For this manicure I began with my new favorite base coat from Mezmris Nail Lacquer and once dry applied two coats of Barry M's 'White'. I allowed dry time and fixed with a thin coat of Pro-FX top coat (I like to make a barrier between paint and polish..I dunno why.) I then used my acrylic paints and brushes to freehand everything else. I polished it all off with Mezmris Nail Lacquer's top coat. I eventually decided that I wanted to see how this looked with Catrice's 'Matt & More' which added a very light satin-y pink sheen to it.

What do you guys think of this manicure? Cute or just plain weird?

I hope you have a beautiful day, lets catch up again on Friday!
Love
Ithi

Monday, 5 September 2016

Freehand Kermit & Friends Nail Art

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Allo polish Pals!

How are you doing today? I hope your batteries are recharged and your feeling fit and ready for a new week. I'm throwing myself back into fitness – I get myself into a good pattern and then I get sick..the pattern stops and I'm back to where I was.. so today it's time to start over again!

Today's manicure makes me kinda unhappy! I painted this on Saturday because I really wanted to take part in the next Tiny Canvas challenge, our theme being frogs. I had so
much trouble with it (and not even the Kermit nail!!) By the end I was really sick of seeing it and was so glad it was over with, it felt like such a long amount of time was spent on it without having the happy feelings after! 

I think my nail art shows when my heart isn't fully in it.
As the drill goes I began with my base coat, I applied my Mezmris Nail Lacquer base and once dry (in the blink of an eye, hey look, that rhymed!) and painted two fine coats of Barry M's 'White'.
Once this was dry I applied a thin coat of Pro-FX's top coat because... I like to separate my acrylics from my polish for no real reason, I'm just odd. Once all this was dry I moved onto my acrylic paints, creating a medium to light blue sky or as I like to call it.. 'acrylic-gradients'. The rest is self explanatory! I then finished it all off with Mezmris Nail Lacquer's top coat for an ultra glossy shine and eventually added Wet'N'Wild's matte top coat some time after just out of curiosity!

I think my little frogs look terrible but the harder I fussed and kept on the worse they got. So this is the end result. What do you guys think? Do they even look like frogs? 

How do you like my Kermit nail art? Have you had frogs on your nails before?

Have a beautiful day!
Love
Ithi

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Freehand Girly Hearts And Bows

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Allo polish Pals!
Happy weekend to you all! I hope you are all doing great and have some fun things to look forward to this weekend? I'm planning some nice quiet painting time this weekend (this week has been really slow on the nail art front.)

Lastnight Mr Bravo took me out to dinner, a Greek restaurant! The food was so good! But not only that..it all was all just lovely! With my eye looking almost back to normal (there are eyelashes still going through and I shampoo them multiple times a day) I wore make up for the first time in forever! We don't get to do things like this too often..so it was wonderful :)

Today's nail art is really random and was painted while I was in England. I also apologise I don't really remember what I used.. what a fail. This is why I normally jot things down in scheduled posts before they go live because my memory is the worst! 


I really can't remember what I used.. I have a feeling that the blue is Rimmel's 'Pillow Talk and 'Neon Fest' but I might be wrong... Oppsie. Oh but looks like I used Catrice's 'Matte & More' - yay for bottle shots for the forgetful!

I was incredibly low on time so I wanted to create something fun and fast, I tried to create gradient hearts with my acrylic paints and opted for a bright accent nail with a freehand bow.

I feel a little guilty because normally I can at least describe my actions little better but hey...July feels like 900 years ago. I'm getting old, ok?! I got a case of goldfish brain going on!

Also guys, if you have any suggestions of anything you'd like to see on my nails don't hesitate to leave it in a comment. If I can do it, or it inspires me I'll certainly try :)

What do you think of this nail art? Does it make you think of little girl party dresses?!

Have a wonderful weekend my naily friends, Can't wait to catch you again on Monday!
Love
Ithi

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Mont Bleu Swarovski Glass Nail Files

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*This post contains items that were provided for reviewing purposes however I will as always give my full, honest and unbiased opinion.

Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? I hope you are having a fantastic week so far.
This week feels incredibly slow, like it is dragging on but before I know it, it will be over again!

Today I have a product review for you! Today I am reviewing crystal cut glass nail files and a cuticle pusher fit for the fanciest of princesses from Mont Bleu.

They have many beautiful designs and colour combinations over at their store. These get me excited for nail tools and doing a good pampering session! You can also find them over on their Amazon store and they have their own wholesale website too. They've also included a generous 20% discount for my lovely readers so please click the read more to continue!

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Freehand Tree Inspired Nail Art

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Allo polish Pals!

How are you all doing today? I hope you are doing well!

I decided that I'd break my 'every other day posting' pattern yesterday because I've been having horrific laptop trouble. While I had enough posts backed up I decided the blog would have a bank holiday off too. I'm officially back on Windows 7 and it seems ok now.. and the internet seems to hold up! Wahoo. So I used the day basically running endless tests and trying to figure out what was wrong. I also changed the blog design a little – its not quite finished so please excuse how mix-match some of it all looks currently! It's a work in progress!

Today's manicure came from nowhere, again. I wanted to take part in another challenge on Tiny Canvas (only the nicest nail community online) and the prompt for this one was 'tree's'. I was so blank until...

Ps. You guys probably think I have some weird obsession with tree's considering my last two posts.. Baha!

Not feeling the glossy version, how about you?
I decided to really play with the basics and textures of tree's as well as painting them. I thought painting a wooden texture would be a nice little touch. This is almost like looking over a fence, I think...well wood comes from trees!

For this manicure I began with Mezmris Nail Lacquer base coat and a second it was dry! I applied two smooth coats of Barry M's 'White' and allowed to dry. I then added a thing coat of Pro-FX's top coat, just because I am fussy and like a paint/polish barrier! I then used my fave brushes and acrylic paints to freehand my scenery. I finished it all off with Mezmris Nail Lacquer's top coat and eventually added Wet 'N' Wilds matte top coat.. because that's just what I do!

I am quite happy with this manicure. I wish my reflections were a little better but hey, I do my best! I think it looks better matte for sure, what do you think? Do you like this tree inspired nail art?

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Thank you so much for stopping by! Come visit again on Thursday for some more nail fun.
Have a beautiful day!

Love
Ithi

Saturday, 27 August 2016

The Giveaway Has Ended - Who Won?!

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Allo polish Pals!

Just a quick announcement for you this evening.. The giveaway has ENDED! Check below the jump to see who the lucky winner is.




The Lotus Tree Created With Mezmris Nail Lacquer Products - Freehand Nail Art

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Allo polish Pals!
I hope you are all having a super Saturday so far! I'm odd to celebrate my Dutch niece's 9th birthday. The weathe here has been crazy at 32 degrees, can only imagine how it's going to be in the car!

MY GIVEAWAY has ENDED!  Over 5.k people entered!! I will be announcing the winner during the day/evening (such as life.. I'm out on the day it ends, ha. ¬_¬ ) 

You may have seen a small picture of this if you follow me on Instagram – I've mentioned Mezmris Nail Lacquer previously and I used this nail art to test both of the base coat, top coat and blue polish out. I figured as a freehand artist.. Any top coat has to live up to a smudge-free job, Who would want to spent 3-4 hours painting tiny things only to smudge it all.. the horror!
If you normally read what products I used in each manicure then you'll know I've been a fan of OPI's 'Nail Envy' for sometime however since I found Mezmris Nail Lacquer I am obsessed..

My nails are loving the base coat for the health benefits and vitamins it contains, its incredibly fast drying which is just what I need when I think of starting a big piece of nail art ~ Then there's the top coat.. It provides such a wonderful high gloss finish with no shrinkage and absolutely no smudging to my freehand designs. I actually feel like the colours of my acrylic paint really come to life after application. I am more than happy with these and would certainly purchase when I run low!


For this manicure I began with Mezmris Nail Lacquer's base coat and with it being dry in a millisecond I moved onto my blank canvas, which was Mezmris Nail Lacquer's Blue, I applied two effortlessly smooth coats. I then used Mezmris Nail Lacquer's top coat to create a paint-to-polish barrier (Cos I'm just weird, ok?! Don't let them touch! - why?! who knows?! Maybe there will be weird unforseen consequences...) I then used a whole bunch of acrylic paints and my fave brushes to create my moody Lotus/tree scenery.

I finished it all off with Mezmris's top coat again. I loved how shiny it was! - Its kinda crazy how using metallic paints can look really lustre and almost silky at times :D Only the last picture was matte, because you know I like a matte picture.. Lets not break a tradition. I'm a creature of habit.

Have you heard of Mezmris Nail Lacquer before? What do you think of my fantasy style scenery?

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Have yourselves a beautiful day, I'll be back on Wednesday for some more nail art fun.

Love
Ithi

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Freehand Cherries and A Fresh Water Colour Background.

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? I hope you are having a fabulous Thursday! INFO


Today I have a website to share with you that was created quite some time ago. I was really unhappy with it and eventually did another version which I was then equally as unhappy with! So I'm showing you the original. Maybe its not as bad as I think, I don't know.

For this manicure I began with my OPI 'Nail Envy' and added two coats of Rimmel's 'White Love' (Not my preference at all!) Next I added a coat of Pro-FX top coat as a nice barrier and moved onto my acrylics. I wanted to create a sort of fresh and happy looking water colour effect in the backgroun and on top of that added a pair of cherries to my nails. I sealed this all in with another layer of Pro-FX top coat and finished with Catrice's ' Matt & More' to give it a subtle pinky tint and matte sheen.

In my head I still want to completely redo this manicure. I wanted a cute retro and vintage feel which I just didn't achieve. Perhaps a red accent with polka dots might have hit the spot... We'll find out one day!

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Have a wonderful end to your week, I'll be back on Saturday for some more nail art fun!

Love
Ithi

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

The Noisy Noisy Farm - Freehand Nail Art Inspired By.. A Children's Book.

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing? I hope your week is off to a great start!

Today's manicure was created while I was visiting back home in England.

Everyone was either at work or in school/nursery and my inspiration was lacking. UNTIL...!

I wandered into the living room and saw one of the books my mum has there for my Niece/Nephew. I decided it would be so fun to try and paint a page so I could show my 5 year old niece when she got home from school. The book is one of those noisy ones with the audio buttons, I better just state it was written by Stephanie Stansbie and illustrated by Veronica Vasylenko.


My kitties face is a bit deranged.

For this manicure I began with my OPI 'Nail Envy' (I hadn't tried Mezmris at this point) and once dry applied two coats of Rimmel's 'White Love' (Also hadn't stocked up on Barry M) I then added a coat of Pro-FX because... polish to paint barrier. I don't know why I do it. I then used my favorite brushes and acrylic paints to freehand the scene from both pages of the book. I sealed it all in with another



My niece was really impressed when she saw them but didn't remember where it had come from (It's been a while since she read this book as its always been there) so when I reminded her and showed her the page I'd copied she was really shocked!

What do you guys think? Have you done nail art inspired by illustration before? It was hard to fit some things in at certain places, like the cat should have been full on the fence but there just wasn't room!

If you liked this nail art please be a puddingpop and share this post by using one of the buttons below.

Have a fabulous day, I'll catch you again on Thursday (By the way, did you know Thursday is 'Burger day' – how odd! )

Love
Ithi
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