Tuesday, 26 February 2013

2013 Nail Art Challenge: Rimmel Cherry Fashion Half Moons

Day 2 for my 2013 Nail Art Challenge is to use my favourite polish... So I did not only one of my favourite polishes (Rimmel Cherry Fashion) but also one of my favourite colour combos from last season: pink and orange!

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Game of Thrones Mani Inspired By Daenerys Targaryen

So this weeks Thrones design comes to us from the lovely Daenerys "Dany" Targaryen. Can you guess what inspired it without looking under the cut? :) 

Also: I'm trying out a new camera/light source, so the next few post will probably be all over the place in terms of looks. That's one of the benefits to being a new blog: you get to play around with things for a while! I've also noticed how different Teal Tango looks in natural light (here) versus in the artificial light I used for the swatching post. (IRL it doesn't look as blue as it does in these pics, it's closer to the actual teal in the last post.)

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Rexall Kit Nail Lacquer Swatches: Moonlight, Teal Tango and Too Cool For School

So Rexall PharmaPlus has started a nail polish line that I've been curious about called Kit, and when I was in the store today I decided to pick some up and give them a try. Overall, I'm pleased!

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Weirwood Tree Inspired Game of Thrones Mani

So this week we're taking it away from sigil themed looks. I guess you could pretend there are tiny faces somewhere on these (there aren't) and make them heart trees, too. These were fun to do even if they didn't turn out as tidy as I imagined. Thoughts?

Friday, 15 February 2013

Nails for a Night Out with OPI's Polka.com and Rimmel Black Satin!

So I love love love all the colours from OPI's Euro Centrale collection but they all look so similar to other lovely colours I have... Not necessarily close enough to be exact dupes, but close enough that I don't know if I need them (though I want them!!). Polka.com? I own nothing like it, so felt no guilt in buying it! Tonight we're going out for a good friend's birthday, so I had to get my nails ready. Seemed like as good a time as any to give Polka.com a try! Verdict? LOVE it.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

OPI Valentine's Day Mani with Too Hot Pink To Hold 'Em!

It's Valentine's Day! Which is basically just a day where I wander around glaring at couples and playing video games, but what can you do. (Aside from... an awesome mani! HAH. Lame joke.)

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Previous Design: Dual Tone Dotting with OPI Steady As She Rose and SH Deep Purple

Here's another oldie that I keep meaning to re-create but haven't had the time to yet. I did this one in Sept 2012. I loved this design, and it was super easy to do. Potential tutorial in the future? Possibly. :)

OPI in Steady As She Rose 
Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in Deep Purple

Sunday, 10 February 2013

House Arryn Game of Thrones Inspired Mani

So if I wasn't trying to make these look pretty, this design would've had a lot more exposed boobs. That's all I'm saying.

Previous Design: OPI No Room for the Blues Zebra Stamp Mani

Time for another oldie! I changed the colour scheme of my blog the other day, and while going through some of my old pics I realized how well this mani matched the new design so I thought I would put it up!

This is a design from Sept 2012. I love the combination of colours here, and this was a mani I got a lot of compliments on!

Friday, 8 February 2013

2013 Nail Art Challenge: China Glaze Glitter All The Way and Bizarre Blurple Tape Mani

So today I started the designs for my 2013 Nail Art Challenge. First up: a polish you've never used. Or in this case, two polishes I've never used. And now? Two polishes I love! I'm really pleased with how this combo turned out. :)

More details behind the cut!

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

House Tully Game of Thrones Inspired Mani

 Exciting news! Since my last Game of Thrones mani went over so well I've decided expand it into a series of designs. Because my knowledge is based on the HBO show and spoilers, I've enlisted my friend Jill to help (since she's responsible for dragging me into Game of Thrones in the first place). My knowledge compared to her knowledge is a joke, so we'll be planning out the designs together and then I'll translate them to nail art. :)

My hope is to post a new Thrones design every week leading up to the premier on March 31, 2013. Hopefully this will be done every Sunday starting next week. Depending on inspiration, I may continue designs through the third season. We'll see.

I'll continue to post things not related to Thrones as well, so those of you not interested in the show/book don't have to worry about this becoming a fandom-specific nail art blog.

Anyway, now that that's covered you can check out my inspiration/colours/tools/pics below the cut!