Monday, 5 December 2016

Freehand Sinterklaas Nail Art - Dutch Holiday.

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you today? I hope you are all snug as you read this with a nice warm beverage!

You may or may not know that today is actually a special day for children in the Netherlands, today is the day that Sinterklaas comes! Who is Sinterklaas?...

Here's a little briefing – being an English adult, I've never personally celebrated this holiday so correct me if I am wrong! Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas) a Dutch character beloved by children and adults in Holland. He is a very kind soul who care a lot about the well being and happiness of children. There's a lot of history behind it so if you are interested *I suggest you visit here* - it has short but to the point information! It's rather interesting!

I decided to paint Sinterklaas on his horse, 'Sleipnir' with 'Zwarte Piet' at the front carrying the sack of goodies as they go along the roofs of the houses.


For this manicure I began with my Mezmris Nail Lacquer base coat, 'Armor Up' for happy and healthy nails. I then applied two coats of my very old and gloopy Barry M 'White' – Really.. you should have seen what a mess this was, ha! Luckily I covered it with nail art! I then created an acrylic-gradient using my bamboo brush and fave acrylic paints. I then loaded my brush up with water and swiped the entire nails so I could then tap a little glitter to the tops of my nails (not the best method, I'm still working on this!) I created all the detailing with my fave Pure Color brush in size 9. I sealed everything in with my Pro-FX top coat and eventually added a matte base because.. I couldn't resist.

Have you heard of Sinterklaas before? Or do you celebrate it? There were several parts of this nail art I was rather unhappy with but eh...

What do you guys this of this nail art? Are there any holidays that you celebrate I might not know about? - I'm interested!

Have a beautiful day, my friends. Thank you for stopping by, don't forget to say hi! :)
Love
Ithi

Saturday, 3 December 2016

3D Diamond Nail Art Studs (9 Colours, 5mm) - Born Pretty Store Review

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*This post contains an item(s) 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 doing well and have a lovely weekend planned! What will you be up to? I think it's going to be a cosy one.

Some of my family are going to a wedding so I wont see the kids very much this weekend but I get to spend time with my parents which makes me happy. My mum has taken up knitting recently so its quite nice to sit together, I paint while she knits. Hobby corner!

Today I have another review for you, this time I am showing you...*Inhales deeply* '9Colours, 5mm 3D Nail Decoration Colorful Rhinestone Sharp BottomManicure Nail Art Decoration'... *gasps for air * Or in shorter words... Mixed coloured Diamond Nail Art Studs. These are come from The Born Pretty Store.


I picked these studs to review as I love different looking studs and diamond shapes are no exception. I like how easy it is to create unique looks with these types of studs. I didn't plan this very well though as I had the idea to sort of stack/sit them with normal flat studs so I could position them differently..but I forgot to pack more studs!

This nail decoration wheel contains 9 different compartments and has emerald, pink, clear, cloudy clear, clear reflecting rainbow, light green, muted pink, bright blue and a sort of lilac shades. You get approximately 45 studs in this wheel and they measure 5mm. They are not as large as these diamond studs I reviewed previously, which I am glad about as this size is much more manageable.

The wheel is slightly different to any I have ever owned previously, rather than twisting the top transparent lid to get to the designed stud compartment the entire lid is hinged and slides off so all the compartments are open, so be warned if you tend to keep your studs in a loose place such as a bag or box that gets moved a lot as if it moves your studs may fall out.

Overall though I am really happy with this little nail wheel, I love the beautiful colours of the studs and I love how nicely they catch the light. I would certainly recommend playing around with them to find unique ways of placing them..unlike me.

I better get my seasons in tune..
I've slowly and reluctantly began making winter themed nail art.. but I'm just not feeling it. Brr.

What do you guys think of these, do you prefer flat bottomed studs? How would you wear these?

Have a beautiful weekend my friends, thank you for stopping by! Don't forget to say hi! :)
Love
Ithi

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Freehand Crystal Island Nail Art

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you guys all doing today? Wow, we're almost at the weekend again! That means its a week into my trip home. Time goes so fast.

Today I have one of my rebellious manicures. I am protesting. I don't like the cold, I don't like the rain! - Wait..it hasn't actually rained yet! Take me somewhere warm and sunny, somewhere where everything is in bloom instead of all the skinny naked trees with no leaves!

Here's the little paradise in my head that I visit when winter gets too much. I call it... Crystal Island. For obvious reasons. You'll get it when you see it!


I'm not sure where the idea came from to have huge chunks of crystals shooting out of the ground but I imagine when the sun is shining they leave rainbow patterns across the sand...pretty!

For this manicure I began with my usual base coat of Mezmris Nail Lacquer's 'Armor Up' and once dry I (somehow) applied two coats of Barry M's 'White'. This bottle is pretty much empty. If you had seen my 'white' canvas before I started the freehand it was a freakin' streaky mess, ha!
I then created bright to lighter blue acrylic-gradient using my fave paints and my old trusty crusty bamboo brush. I created everything else with my Pure Color brush in size 9 – seriously love this baby. I sealed everything in with my Mezrmis Nail Lacquer top coat, 'Armor Up'.

I was really unhappy with this when I had first painted it but it has grown on me somewhat. I can see I painted the placement of the crystal on the middle nail wrong, it doesn't look like its coming from the sand...but shh. Don't tell anyone, ok?

Do you ever crave some sun during winter? What is your favourite season?

Have a beautiful day my lovely naily friends! Don't forget to let me know what you think; Thank you for visiting! I'll catch you again on Saturday. :)

Love
Ithi

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Silver 6ml Born Pretty Stamping Polish - Born Pretty Store Review

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Allo polish Pals!

I hope you are having a great week so far!
We're almost into December, does it feel/look festive where you are? I have been resisting the urge to feel Christmasy for a while if I am honest but I'm feeling it inside! I'm just having a hard time trying to make winter nail art... I don't like being cold OR thinking of the cold.. I actually have beach and rainbowy nails coming up soon...Oppsie.

Anyway, today I am showing you something that is also perfect for the festive season as well as all year round. Silver always looks beautiful in manicures so lets take a look at this '6ml Born Pretty Stamping Polish' in Silver...from.. The Born Pretty Store. Statin' the obvious there, eh?



This polish comes in a cute little square bottle and contains 6ml silver stamping polish. At first I was a little surprised at the size of the bottle but for the price it is actually not bad at all, considering it is for stamping and not applying on all your nails like a regular polish it should last a pretty long time. One of the first things I noticed while using this polish is that it doesn't have a very bold distinct smell like some stamping polishes, at least no stronger than a regular polish.

The polish itself is a beautiful shade of silver. Not too dark, not too like and it stamps on the nail with a beautiful foil-like finish so it catches the light perfectly and looks really interesting against all types of colours. It is for that reason that I actually paired it with the acrylic stamping, to see how it looked against the transitioning shades.

I found this polish to pick up the image very well pretty much every time (the times it didn't can be accounted to my stamping inexperience) and it was not too annoying to clean up around the nails. No one likes metallic fingers..

I had a really good experience with this polish and if I had to repurchase in the future I totally would, silver is one of my faves to stamp with and this one is no let down.

What do you think about this silver stamping polish? Have you tried any of the Born Pretty Store stamping polishes before?

Have a beautiful day my friends! Thank you for visiting, Don't forget to leave your thoughts below!
I'll catch you again on Thursday!

Love
Ithi

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Catrice: Must-Have STEELetto Swatch & Review ★★★★/5

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you doing today? Are you having a chilled weekend at home or are you busy out and about?

As you guys knows I arrived home in England on Friday night, I was so tired when we finally got to the house! The fun things about arriving Friday though is that I've been able to have the whole weekend with my family as everyone will be at work/school during the week.

Today everyone will be over at lunch time for one of my Mum's amazing English roast dinners.. BRING ON THE VEGETABLES! Good times! She's actually really amazing and has surprised me with so many new nail polishes, I told her she didn't have to go to any trouble for me but she said she loves seeing the surprise on my face.. She even had a brand new Barry M white waiting here for me!! I've missed her terribly, I'm going to enjoy spending time with her and I think I owe her a manicure/pamper/wine session.

I thought today would be a good lazy Sunday on the blog, so I'm showing you a swatch. Incidently I think this one is a real pretty polish for the upcoming festive season! This is Catrice's 'Must-Have STEELetto'.


Colour ~ 'Must-Have STEELetto' is a beautiful soft metallic lilac/silver that has a wonderful foil look to it. I am wearing two coats in these pictures and as you can see the coverage is good but a third wouldn't do any harm. It is one of those that can leave potential brush strokes but I love how the finish of this polish looks.

Application ~ I didn't really have too much trouble with the application. It can look a little streaky on the first coat so you will probably need at least a second coat for sure. However it does dry pretty fast so it shouldn't be too much of an issue.

Texture ~ I would say this is more on the watery side however it means for very fluid and easy application.

★★★★/5 I personally think it looks really pretty and I think its a great sort of 'glam party' polish without resorting to solid gold or silver. It sits nicely in my collection and I think it compliments so many other colours from bright right through to dark.

Would I recommend this to a friend? Without a doubt.

What do you guys think of this silver-lilac, do you own anything like it? Would you be tempted to reach for a shade like this?

Enjoy the rest of your weekend my friends! I'll be back again on Tuesday for some more nail art fun!

Thank you for visiting, don't forget to leave your thoughts! :)
Love
Ithi

Friday, 25 November 2016

Traveling Home Nail Art - Freehand Magic Flying Carpet Nails!

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? Are you excited for the weekend?
I sure am! This evening I'll be flying back home to England for three weeks. I can't wait to see my family and catch up with everyone! I'll still be posting. I've been flexing my organisation skills. ;) I've been contemplating a 'How to blog schedule' post, is that something that would interest you guys? Everyone does things differently.

I've done two manicures in the past of my experience travelling home. The first one I did I was hanging onto an areoplane. The second one I was riding a whaleboat across the sea.... This time I decided to go back to flying, its much faster and my hair doesn't get quite so wet. Also I'm on an evening flight so this way I can really enjoy the stars!

Plus there was room for my suitcase on this magical flying carpet!
If you are wondering why I don't have any shoes on... I didn't want to get any mud on my brand new carpet, ok?

For this manicure I began with my usual base coat, Mezmris Nail Lacquer's 'Armor Up' and once dry applied two coats of Barry M's 'White' (Well... barely. I am really low!! I'm pretty much making do with what I can to get some sort of base for freehand, lol.) I then applied a thin coat of my Pro-FX top coat to create a nice smooth barrier. Next I created an acrylic-gradient starting with a deep violet shade I mixed along the tops of my nails and fading into a light lilac on the tips. 

Then I tried something new! I watered up my brush and added some glitter to the tops of my nails, I hoped it would add to the atmosphere of the sky. What do you guys think of this?? I created all the details with my favourite pure color brush in size #9 and finished it all off with my Mezmris Nail Lacquer top coat, 'Armor'.

I really like this 'How I travel' series.. I don't have one for when I return but I am going to make this a tradition from now on for my Amsterdam to Bristol travels!! I hope you enjoy seeing the different ways I travel!

Thank you for visiting today! Don't forget to share your opinion :)
Have a beautiful day, I'll be back on Sunday for some nail art fun!
Love
Ithi

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Freehand Cornucopia Happy Thanksgiving Nail Art

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Allo polish Pals!

How are you all doing today? I hope you've been having a great week so far!
Today I am bringing you some early Thanksgiving nails. I've never actually featured Thanksgiving nails on the blog before so I really wanted to do it this year. You may be wondering why I am posting this on the 23rd instead of the 25th.. well.. I have something planned for Friday. Opps.

So these are my early 'Happy Thanksgiving' nail art to all those of you who will be celebrating. I hope you have a wonderful time with your loved ones!

Incase you are wondering, what is Cornucopia? “The cornucopia is typically a hollow, horn-shaped wicker basket filled with various seasonal fruits and vegetables”.

Apologies for the state of my nails/skin.. Time to really slather on the hand cream for me.


For this manicure I began with my fave top coat, Mezmris Nail Lacquer (Btw, Sammi's gift sets are available for order until the 10th December, the polishes are holotastic! It would make a great gift for any nail addict!) and once dry I applied my very sticky and old Barry M 'White' (literally on my last drops of decent white polish, ha.) On my thumb and pinky I added a little gold/copper foil to the tips by carefully scrunching it up and dabbing it on. I then sealed the foil with an old top coat. Next I moved onto my freehand design, using acrylic paints and my fave Pure Color brush in size 9.
I finished it all off with my Pro-FX top coat and eventually tried my Wet 'N' Wild matte top coat too.

What do you guys think of my Cornucopia nail art? Will you be celebrating, if you so do you have any traditions? I wish the writing looked better but in all honesty I didn't get the amount of time I would have liked to have dedicated to this manicure :(

Have a beautiful day guys, If you are celebrating tomorrow have fun and enjoy!
Thank you for visiting, I'll catch you again on Friday!

Love
Ithi

Monday, 21 November 2016

Shining Nail Glitter Powder Nail Art Decoration - Born Pretty Store Review

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*This post contains an item(s) 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 had a sweet weekend! Did you get upto anything fun?
Saturday was awesome, I had a really nice girly day out with my sister-in-law (I call her that even though Mr Bravo and I are not married) I am so glad we are close and get a long so well, it was nice spending time with her away from home! :) I've started the countdown now.. Friday night I will be flying home!

Today I have another product from The Born Pretty Store to share with you. This is 'Shinning Nail Glitter Powder Gorgeous Nail Sequins Manicure Nail ArtDecoration' – Now I am sure that title could have been shortened! I am wearing shade #378.



When I saw this glitter in the store I was instantly interested. Loose glitter isn't something I consider myself to be well experienced with but I'm always game to try new things! The colour is of the glitter is mostly purple with very fine glitters and also larger different coloured pieces. I would say it is not too similar to what I thought I had selected in the store which looked like a soft muted mauve/lilac glitter where as this is clearly a much more deeper purple shade. I still like it though.


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The store suggests that you should wear this glitter by applying a clear top coat and adding the glitter on top which is exactly what I did because I wanted some serious bling. I would say it was pretty easy to do but of course slightly on the messy side. I also refused to use either of my fave top coats on top because I did not want glitter contaminating it so I used an older less important top coat to seal all the glitter in. For my base for the glitter I used Rimmel's 'Midnight Rendezvous'.

 I quite like the look of the glitter but I was expecting more... twinkle. Would I recommend this to a friend? If she is incredibly partial to glitter than of course, I think there are much more interesting ways you could wear these glitters than the way I have. An example? Stencil/vinyl designs could look really cool paired with these.


What do you think of this glitter manicure? Do you like loose glitters like this?

Thank you for visiting!
Have a beautiful day, my friends! I'll catch you again on Wednesday for some more nail art fun!

Love
Ithi

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Reversed Greyscale Acrylic-Gradients & Diamonds!

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Allo polish Pals!

Happy weekend to you all, I hope you are doing fantastically? How was your week? To be honest mine was kind of dull - but I needed that. I got some stuff done I really needed to do before next week when I'll be running around like a headless chicken. I feel so relieved some of the big 'to do's' have been ticked off.

I don't think I have too much planned this weekend, hopefully I may be going out today with my sister in law and on Sunday we'll be making our own pizza's (I'm not really supposed to eat pizza but shh..It's my poison!) with all different kinds of toppings, yum!

Today I have another one of my weird acrylic-gradients for you again. I had hoped to make the centers look almost 3D like I have done previously with my diamond nail art.. I don't think I really achieved it but I had fun painting this none the less.


For this manicure I began with my fave base coat, Mezmris Nail Lacquer's 'Armor Up'. Once dry I applied two thin coats of Catrice's 'Generation whYte' and allowed to dry. I then added a thin coat of Pro-FX top coat to create a nice smooth barrier. I followed on with my acrylics by creating a thin line down the center of my nails and roughly drawing where my diamonds would be. I then blended every section from black to white using my acrylic paints and my bamboo brush (really, really, really time consuming may I add.) I then used different shades of blue and a blob of Hema's 'Happy Silver' polish in the center to try and make them gleam. I finished it all off with my Pro-FX top coat but didn't really like the out come so on went the matte top coat by Wet 'N' Wild!

What do you think of my manicure? Whilst I was photographing it I noticed that through the camera it appeared almost like an optical illusion, it was rather trippy!

What do you think of my split gradient and diamond combo? Are you doing anything fun this weekend?

Thankyou for visiting! I hope you have a fabulous weekend, I'll be back again on Monday :)

Love
Ithi

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Happy First Birthday, Tiny Canvas - Birthday Cake/Candle Nail Art!

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Allo polish Pals!
I hope you are all doing well today? Have you been upto anything exciting?

Today I have some freehand celebration nails for you! These come about because the community I enjoy being in most of all, Tiny Canvas turns one this month. I've been a member for just under a year and I've made so many friends, I enjoy taking part in the challenges and love seeing posts from all the members. It also have such a friendly community with members of all levels of skill, there is never any nastiness there! HUGE love to Dani and the admin team who really make it a fun place to be!

For this weeks challenge the prompt was birthday cake/candles so I decided to go for some cute 'lil slices!


I began this manicure with my usual base coat, Mezmris Nail Lacquer's 'Armor Up' and once dry applied three thin coats of Essie's 'Bride To Be'. I then added a thin coat of Pro-FX top coat and again allowed to dry. I then moved on to my freehand an started by creating a water colour look using a nude colour.. it kinda looked cool. Until I added a matte top coat but the cakes looked nicer with the matte..arh..

I've been having huge artist block lately and I really struggled to get these today. Even today I spent about four hours painting something different and had a terrible out come, argh! Please hope for me that the inspiration faeries come back soon for me.

What do you think of my cake slice nail art? Are you apart of a nail community you really enjoy?

Have a beautiful day, thank you so much for stopping by! I'll catch you again on Saturday!

Love
Ithi

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Lovely Lady Nail Art Water Decals - Born Pretty Store Review.

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*This post contains an item(s) that was provided for me to review, however I will as always give my full and unbiased opinion. 
Allo polish Pals!

How are you all doing today? I hope you had a great weekend and start to the week.
I've been having that weird sinking feeling again, I feel like there is so much I need to do in the next couple weeks and the pressure I am putting on myself is really disrupting my freehand nail art.
I am rushing things and hating my end results, argh!

Today I am showing you a manicure that I think is really cute, these water decals come from the Born Pretty Store and are described as '1 Sheet Girl Nail ArtWater Decals Lovely Lady Nail Manicure Transfer Stickers' – always such long names.. These are in style C211.


First of all I have to tell you that when I made the decision between the C211 and the C210 style's I had such a hard time choosing. I mean.. the other one has a deer on it! A deer! But I really loved the style of these 'lovely ladies'. I used to be really into my anime and manga and I still do appreciate the art style of Japanese art. If your telling me I can get anime on my nails.. in under 15 mins? YES PLEASE.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Probelle & Essence Quadruplet Marble Nail Art!

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Allo polish Pals!

How are you all doing today? I hope you are having a fantastic weekend – I have not really been up to much, just trying to get the blog all organized for while I go away on the 25th. Not long now!

Today I have another manicure featuring Probelle's Textured polishes. Since my last *review* I have discovered they are great for marbling (this is a dry marble) and really good for stamping! They really are more than your average bumpy textured polish it seems!

Sometimes just feel like making dry marble decals, its especially good if I am feeling lazy at that particular time because I can put it aside and know that I'll have another manicure done and ready for maybe the day after when I am feeling more ambitious!



I used all three of my Probelle's, 'Textured Aqua', 'Textured Hot Pink' and 'Textured Purple', to make things innnnnteresting I also added Essence's 'Rebel At Heart' (Btw, I'm on my second bottle of this.. and its a grey! Wtf..love it though.) for some contrast.

I think it looks rather interesting and I like how the swirls of Probelle look against the gritty glittery grey, I'll certainly be using them in the future for more decals!

What do you think of this marbled combination? Have you tried Probelle before?

Have a beautiful Sunday – take it easy! Thank you for visiting and I'll hope to see you again on Tuesday for some more nail art adventures!

Love
Ithi

Friday, 11 November 2016

Freehand Rememberance Poppies

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Allo polish Pals!
I hope you guys had a great week and have something nice planned for the weekend!

You may or may not know but tomorrow is Rememberance day in England and while I am not in the country is it still something I still strongly believe in. I will have a one minute silence by myself tomorrow in a quite place.

 Remembrance Day, also known as Poppy day is on the 11th hour, am, on the 11th day of the 11th month we pay tribute to our fallen soldiers from World War I and all those who lost their lives on the the line of duty wherever the battle field may be.

Since 1921 it has become respectable to wear a poppy pinned to your shirt/jacket in a mark of respect for those lives lost. Originally in 1921 people would wear real poppies, this is because Poppies grew through out the battlefields of Flanders; Their bright and vibrant colour became a symbol for the blood lost during the war. It is with deep respect that my generation and others have the freedom and lives we do.

For this manicure I bagan by applying Mezmris Nail Lacquer's 'Armor Up' base coat and once dry applied two thin coats of Barry M's 'Blackberry. I allowed to dry and then added a layer of Pro-FX's top coat. I used my favourite brushes to paint the poppies and added a little gold detailing. On my other nails I added a simple gold triangle stud from The Born Pretty Store (You can see my review on these HERE) I finished it all off by adding another layer or top coat and finally m Wet 'n' Wild matte top coat.

I'm not very good at painting flowers but I really wanted to do this manicure because it has so much love and respect behind it.

Do you take part in the minute silence? What do you think of my poppies?

Thank you for visiting, I hope you have a beautiful day. I'll be back on Sunday with another post,
If you enjoyed this one please kindly share it :)


Love
Ithi

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Freehand Yellow Brick Road & Emerald City Nail Art

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you today? I hope you've had a great start to the week?

It seems aptly timed I am posting my Wizard Of Oz nails on a Wednesday! Coincidence, I assure you! So as you guys know I love painting scenery and landscapes, so when I came up with this idea I was rather pleased with myself!

If you don't know where this is... shame on you! Not really, not really. But I feel like everyone should watch the Wizard of Oz at least once in their life! I decided to paint the Emerald City with the yellow brick road. :)


For this manicure I began with my usual base coat, Mezmris Nail Lacquer's 'Armor Up' and almost immediately after applied two coats of Catrice's 'Generation whYte' for a nice base to paint on top of. I smoothed this all out with a thin coat of my Pro-FX top coat an allowed to dry. I then began by painting my sky, blending different shades of blue to create an arylic-gradient. I then used my fave brushes to create all the smaller details. I finished it all off with a coat of Mezmris Nail Lacquer's top coat, 'Armor'. Of course... I had to try it in matte too! You'll see that in the last picture.

I had fun painting this one but I do have to apologise slightly, during clean up my cuticle rainbow got a bit smeared – how annoying. Clean up has always been the thing I hate most about nail art!

What do you think of my Emerald City/Yellow Brick Road nail art? Have you had any type of fantasy on your nails before?

Have a beautiful day my friends! Thank you so much for your visit. I hope to see you again on Friday for some more nail art fun? :)

Love
Ithi

Monday, 7 November 2016

Freehand Acrylic-Gradient Rainbows & Tribal Nail Art

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? I hope you had a fantastic weekend. I didn't really get up to much.

I did a little painting (sadly nothing too special) and had a huge tidy up of my painting corner, putting away polishes I'd been using recently and just generally maximising my small space by reorganising where certain things live to give myself more room and easier access to all my photography equipment. It wont be a struggle to get my pictures done now!

Today's nails are very... meh. I did this completely randomly, if I am honest with you. I didn't have any clear idea where I was going with this, it just came to be; And with poor planning always comes a manicure where one thing just doesn't 'fit'. That'll be my middle finger. I don't know why I did what I did.. or why I did it so badly!!


For this manicure I began with my usual base coat from Mezmris Nail Lacquer called 'Armor Up'.
Once this was dry (blink of an eye, shake of a lambs tail. Very fast!) I applied two coats of Catrice's 'Generation whyte' and decided that this time.. I wouldn't just cover her up with acrylic paints! I applied a coat of Pro-FX top coat and once dry began creating very light grey sections on my nails using acrylic paint. Again using my acrylics I then began to block out the colours of the rainbow and carefully mixed shades in between to blend the colours together and create an acrylic-gradient.
I finished it all off with Mezmris Nail Lacquer's top coat, 'Armor'.

I'm not too happy with this one, I mean.. I like the gradients because I enjoy doing gradients with brushes and I like rainbows.. but I should have taken more care with everything else. The lesson learnt is... Don't paint in the dark. Don't paint before I've thought my idea's out!

What do you think of my tribal/rainbow manicure? Have you tried gradient using acrylic paints?

Hope you guys have a wonderful day, thank you so much for visiting. I'll be back on Wednesday for some more nail art fun!

Love
Ithi

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Freehand Camp Nail Art

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Allo polish Pals!

How are you all doing today? I hope you are just awesome! Give me some self updates – I love to know how you are getting on :) Do you celebrate Bonfire night where you live? - If you are going to see fireworks tonight have an awesome time but do please say safe!

Today I have another freehand design, I just love painting scenery so much. I'm beginning to find it hard to think of landscape types and scenes... I must think of more, they are so relaxing to paint!

Today I have a little camp site in a natural beauty spot! You've got to credit whoever is asleep in that tent because their guitar skills must be insane. Why? Because that guitar doesn't even have any strings!


For this manicure this manicure I began with my Mezmris Nail Lacquer base coat, Armor Up and once dry applied two thin coats of Catrice's 'Generation whYte'. I then applied a smooth coat of Pro-FX top coat to create a nice smooth painting surface. I then created my sky by creating an acrylic-gradient using my crappy old bamboo brush (this brush looks like game over..but my god I do love it) I then used my smaller detailing brushes to create the scenery. I then finished off with Mezmris Nail Lacquer's top coat, Armor. Me being me... I did try a matte version too :)

What do you think of my camping nail art? Are there any scenes you'd like me to paint?

Thank you so much for visiting, come again soon! I'll be back on Monday for more nail art fun.

Have a beautiful day!
Love
Ithi
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