I’ve been recently spending my time in the lovely spring of the southern Finland (Helsinki & Porvoo). I had amazing time there, but with only 1 minus – I’ve haven’t been able to do my nails in over a week. The cracking polish and ugly nails almost drove me crazy. But now I’m home and I’ve spoiled my nails with lots of care and brand new nail art. ❤
Naturally, I did a little bit shopping while visiting our dear capital. I visited Cesarsshops little store and few polishes wanted to accompany me to my home. :3 Lately, I’ve been drooling over Color Clubs holographic polishes, because summer is coming and holos just look so great in sunlight. So, here’s something that I came up with my new Color Clubs: Beyond & Harp On It
I really had no idea what should I do when I started to paint the base with Beoynd. Then, I decided to go with the first stamping plate that my hand would reach from my drawer. And I definitely had luck with me, because the moment I saw the diamond pattern on Bundlemonsters plate 422, I knew that it would fit the design perfectly. What do diamonds and holographic polishes have in common? Maybe not the price, but definitely the shine and sparkle. Harp On It was a perfect polish to do the pattern with.
The diamond design with my favorite pendant ❤
And to add even more sparkle, I used Northern Lights from Inm as the top coat. ❤
I’ve been planning these nails for a while now and finally managed to decide which polishes to use. I got the inspiration from Bundlemonsters plate 414 where there’s a image of a skyscraper silhouette. It got me thinking of a sun rising and setting behind it. All the polishes were from Wet n Wild;
Morning sun: Orange
The day: Blue Wants to Be a Millionaire
Setting sun: Hannah Pinktana
The nightfall: Teal of Fortune
I was not sure what to do with the thumb nails; paint it black as the darkest night, or something else. Then I got the idea to make a ombre with all the colors for the other nails and stamp the building there also 🙂 So, you can see the outcome in the pictures! Hope you like it 🙂
At Monday, I noticed that it is dangerous for me to go anywhere near places that sell polishes. Or at least for my wallet. I visited Oulu and traveled back home with a bag full of shiny goods that I found. I almost jumped and cried with joy when I saw the wonderful Nails polishes were on sale at Seppälä. Only 2 euros per bottle! ❤ I also got a nail decoration kit with some holographic glitter polish, skittlettes and nail glitter. And because it’s Spring and the sun has started to brighten up the days, I had to by a spring polish; Peach Nectar from Isadora. It’s so cute and I love liquid sand polishes.
But to my newest nails. I decided to do something very colorful with my new red Nails polish and my old orange one. So ombre time!
I really like how they turned out, the pattern from Bundlemonsters plate number 403 matching quite nicely the ombre base. The strong black created a good contrast with the fiery colors beneath it.
I still have a little bit too many problems with waiting patiently for my polish to dry… As you maybe can see in the pictures, it isn’t the cleanest result. Also, it was very difficult to place the patterns in the right place by stamping, so after couple of failed attempts, I decided to make stamper decals out of the pattern so I would have more time and possibilities to be careful.
Also, got great news today; the stamping plates that I ordered while ago had arrived to Finland. :3 They are in Oulu now so maybe I’ll pick up them at Friday or so.. Can’t wait to get my hands on them !
So, it’s finally time to introduce nail art made with one of my longtime favorite polishes. It’s name is Dragon and it’s from A-Englands collection The Legend. I’ve spent countless of hours viewing pictures of it and dreaming of the day I would have it on my nails. And after my visit to Cesarsshop, it was finally here ❤ Almost straight away I started to look for a stamping plate pattern that resembles dragon scales, and found it from Bundlemonsters plate number 410.
I can say that my expectations were not too high! I just can’t get my eyes of these nails. This polish is the prettiest thing I’ve seen in a while. (at least until I’ll try Saint George). It was also top quality, required only two layers to reach its smooth and beautiful gorgeousness. This was love at the first sight.
I’m spent my weekend at a Lan-party named Stage 142 in Jyväskylä with a couple of my friends. For those who don’t know what does one do at a lan-party, they’re purpose is to gather people who share similar interests to play, compete and spend a great time together. I myself played mainly Starcraft 2 and Dota 2.
So, now to my nails. This time the challenge from Lakkaushaaste was to make nails that feature the color silver. So that and the theme of the weekend in mind, I took out my silver matte polish and Bundlemonsters plate number 415.
I had so little time to put to these nails, so the stamping isn’t as perfect as it should be. But because I had to wake up at 5 am. next morning and the clock was already around 12 pm., I had to rush these a bit. I didn’t even use a topcoat (which was not a smart decision because the pattern has already vanished from my nails by now). But maybe I’ll try to do these again someday with a little bit more carefully. 🙂
Now, I shall go to sleep. (Haven’t had almost any in the whole weekend :D)
So, I was trying to come up with an idea for this weeks challenge from Lakkaushaaste, but my mind was totally blank. The guideline was to use silver in your nail design. But after a ton of failed attempts, I decided to do something else. I’ve been aching to paint nails that show the natural color at the bottom, but the tips are colored with something. I my mind, Gina Tricots Alexis made an awesome combo with black tips and some simple silver-colored pattern. And they did that on my nails too. :3
I’m not sure why I’m so overly the top fond of these nails. They somehow just look so beautiful in the light and fit my style perfectly ^_^ The pattern was a success and it looks like a silvery snow flakes or drops of rain on the surface. It’s sad that they don’t look as good as goon in the pictures as they do in the nature. The camera makes the surface to look somewhat bumpy and messy, but IRL it is really smooth.
The red Alexis – polish is one of my favorites ATM. The color combination with light red and a little spray of gold among it is something that caught my eye the second I saw it.
And of course, the pattern is from Bundlemonster plate 404 ❤ It didn’t look so captivating on the plate but when you put it in the right design, it totally lights up. ^_^
Sorry for the crappy pictures this time, these nails didn’t handle the light so well.. I’m dreaming of buying a good lamp, so I could make justice to the colors the polishes have.. ATM many of them lose their something when being photographed in the light of my current lamp
I couldn’t stop myself when I was watching pictures of nails that had been done by using stamper decals. I fell in love in instantly ! The process is simple and much easier than I had expected. The results looked too good to be that easy 😀 Even I succeeded at the first time I tried it.
Here is an excellent guide how to use the technique: http://www.messymansion.com.au/advanced-technique-stamper-decals/
It helped me a lot, so go and check it out if you haven’t tried this before ! 🙂
I started by selecting the plate, and I ended up with the triangle pattern from Bundlemonsters 414. It seemed a good option to try this technique because of all the “empty parts” it has. I filled the parts with green and gold polishes, Wet n wilds Sage in the City & Gold Album (from the Fergie collection) and Ho-ho-holly from Color Club. First, I painted my nails black to get a good surface for the decal. Then it was the moment of truth – trying to place it without ruining it. It went quite well, the hardest part was to try to clean my cuticles without damaging the pattern. This will definitely be a technique for more frequent use for me ! :3
To my other nails I used Nfu.Oh 39. I bought it from my sister a while ago, but have been drooling over it for ages. Flakies are definitely my weak spot :3