Sonntag, 28. Oktober 2012

Sunday's Facebook Challenge #7

I hope you are enjoying your Sunday!

Today I have a new Challenge from our Facebook Page:
It's a bit personal cause the stampingplates should match your month of birth.

Well actually I found a plate that combines my day and month or birthday. It's the Konad m-59 and although, the theme is a bit early, I couldn't resist to do these beautiful snowflakes:

What I used:

As a base I used one coat NYC Pinstripe White, although it is a bit streaky I left with that, because you wouldn't see the white in total at the end:

Then I used NYC Madison Avenue and the Pinstripe White and did some sponging over the white:

Then for the stamping I used Essie Sole Mate and Konad's m59

Samstag, 27. Oktober 2012

Sat-ART-day - Hallowe'en

Hello there,

it's another Saturday, and that means it's another Sat-ART-day challenge on the Facebook Page.
The thema for today is, Halloween!

So I went to go with some neutral in black and silver, so this is what I came up with:

So I used NYC Bowery Black in two coats as a base:

Then I used Bundle Monster image plate BM 13 and Essence Silver Twister for the webs and Essie Penny Talk for the Spiders:


Halloween Challenge - Inspired by a Scary Movie

Hello Lovlies,

this is it, the Halloween Challenge 2012 is almost done, can't believe, how fast the time flew.

Well today's theme is inspired by a scary movie.

I want to tell you a little story, why I chose this movie. So I was about 9 or 10 years old, when I went to another girls birthday, we had fun and then she asked if we wanted to watch that movie. I have no idea which one of the series it was, but it just was with Freddy Krueger. The night, when I came home, I did not want to go to bed. I was afraid, that he would come into my dreams and would kill me, I did not realize, that this was just a movie.

So this is my Freddy Krueger inspired manicure:

Index and ringfinger are inspired by his jumper he is wearing, the other ones are inspired by his skin.

The red is NYC Madison Avenue the brown is Manhattan St. Honore - one coat each

Then I used NYC City Blackout and Cheeky's image plate CH 10 for the stripes and a foil and Manhattan Pumpkin Carrot Pie for the skin - image.

Freitag, 26. Oktober 2012

Technic 6 pieces nailpolish set - SWATCHES

Good evening,

how are you?

Hope you are fine, and you'll have a great weekend ahead!

So last week I went to Dunnes and got myself a little treat, a Technic Nail Polish Set with great 6 colours for 7€.

Unfortunatelly the shades don't have names, but there is a metallic purple, that is so beautiful in the bottle but not really nice on the nails (I'll save that for another post), then we have a gold, that is a one coater, I just used two for the swatches. A metallic blue, really nice and great to apply. Then we have the cremes: Mint - Taupe and kind of Peach/Coral.
(For these upcoming four colours I used two coats)

In direct sunlight:

Just a closeup of the gold shade. I love this beautiful multicolour shimmer, would be nicer without all these streaks.

That coral/peach colour was used for a whole mani, but unfortunatelly it did not dry, although I used Essie's Good to Go. The other problem was, that I already used three coats and I could use another one till full opacity:


Donnerstag, 25. Oktober 2012

Halloween Challenge - Blood/Gore/Splatter

Hello there,

today's Halloween Challenge Theme is Blood/Gore/Splatter. I did a mani like that a while ago and haven't posted it yet, so this is my interpretation of blood!

So as a base I used OPI's Alpine Snow, I know, I complained about the opactiy, but I love love love that crisp clean white.

Then I used China Glaze Phat Santa and a straw, my fingerprint and a dotting tool to do the Nailart:

Dienstag, 23. Oktober 2012

Halloween Challenge - Pumpkins

Hello Lovlies,

I can't believe it, next week, is Halloween, already, and after today's challenge theme, there will be just three more left.

So today's theme of the Halloween Challenge is PUMPKINS. (I followed the Challenge on this Facebook Page, if you are interested, come and join!)

So, if I had one pumpkin image plate, I would've used it, but instead, I did some weird nailart, I am not convinced that you could see, that these should be pumpkins or Jack-O-Lanterns, to be exactly. I was in a hurry, and all I can say is: I tried!

So, I started with two coats of Manhattan Pumpkin Carrot Pie, my only orange, that I have with me here in Ireland and finished with one coat of Essie Good to go.

Then I used NYC City Blackout and a dotting tool, to apply the eyes and the mouth, well kind of:


Sonntag, 21. Oktober 2012

Sunday's Facebook Challenge #6 - Spooky & Scary

Hey Lovlies!

I hope you have a nice and wonderful Sunday, I am sitting in the living room and the sun is shining through the windows, we had a great weekend with a lot of sunshine and nice temperature. It was great to have a walk outside in the beautiful autumnal countryside.

So well, let's get started with some stamping for Sunday's Challenge on this Facebook Page.

This weeks theme was "Spooky and Scary - It's Halloween soon, so let's get the scare factor on" Yes, indeed, it's about one and  a half week until Halloween so this is a great choice.
To be honest, things that scare me a lot, are spiders, so I went with a Halloween'ish spider manicure:

As a base, I used this beautiful orange from Essence - Miami Heat in two coats:

Then I used the Bundle Monster plate: BM 13 and P2 eternal to stamp the spider, the net and the french accent on the ring finger:


Donnerstag, 18. Oktober 2012

Halloween Challenge - Things that go BUMP in the dark

Hello there,

today's theme of the Halloween Challenge is "Things that go BUMP in the dark - Monsters etc."

So I thought of GHOSTS, so I did some stamping...

Actually, I think, ghost are scary, but these ghosts are really cute, I love them...

These are the polishes I used:

OPI Alpine Snow - Manhattan dark blue with shimmer - Essence Stamping Polish in white

Stamping Image: SdP-8 by Dashica
First, I applied two coats of the darkblue Manhattan polish and of OPI's Alpine Snow and finished with one coat of Essence BTGN Top Sealer
 Then I used Dashica's Image Plate SdP-8 and for the white ghosts and polka dots, Essence's stamping polish and for the blue one the Manhattan polish

Mittwoch, 17. Oktober 2012

It's October - it's PINK - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

So, since the last Monday, it's October, and that means its Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As some of my family members were affected with that subject, I am really into that and I love the fact, that October is going to be pink!

That is a reason to show you some pink nail art manis in the upcoming weeks.

Unfortunatelly I haven't brought any pink nail polishes with me to Ireland, so I had a great excuse to buy some new ones.

Today, I want to show you some nail art, I hope, you'll like it!

First I want to present NYC's Colour Bubblegum Pink - I think the name fits the shoe, I really like the colour, light and bright. The formula was a bit runny and I applied two coats, to be honest, on some nails I should've applied three, because you still could see my nails through it.

Then I applied the Nailart with NYC City Blackout and a dotting tool: