I’ve been drooling over and swatching my LynB Designs polishes that I ordered a while ago and I have to say that I’m in love. Can’t wait to make nailart with these. :3
But now to my current nails. Last night I was craving for those little sweets that a pastel colored and filled with chocolate (can’t seriously remember the name), so when they were out of my reach I ended up making a nail design that resembles them.
I did a water marble design, using Sorbet So Good from Rimmel and Can’t Find My Czechbook from O.P.I. First I did what I think is the most common pattern among water marble nails, but they didn’t quite please my eye. So I tried again using water marble stripes, after finding a nice tutorial on Youtube. (Quick tip! If you don’t have a stick to use to make the patterns to the water marble desing, check your kitchen for some spaghetti. Doesn’t cost much and fulfills its purpose. :D)
I really like how they turned out, and if I would do them again, the only correction would be that I wouldn’t use white base under the water marbles. The light pink Sorbet So Good would have been a better surface to bring out the light pink color more clearly. But overall, these are really sweet nails that make me want to eat them of my hands 😀 The polishes I used behaved nicely with water so there weren’t any major problems during the process. ^^
I have to confess that lately I’ve had a hard time to come up with any new nail designs. The reason is probably that my two previous designs were in my opinion a little bit more creative and well-done than my other nails here, so I just couldn’t post any “just ok” nails. But now I’m luckily over that. The cure may have been my recent purchases consisting of nail polish and stamping plates.
Here is the result of buying the Sugar Bubbles plate 014. I couldn’t hold myself back when I saw the Starfleet logo from Star Trek on the plate. A must have pattern for me, because I’m a huge fan of the Star Trek universe. Also the whole plate is almost like made for my taste, can’t wait to try the other patterns on it. ^^ I’m so glad I found it! So this is a appreciation design for all those amazing moments that I’ve spent with the fandom.
So first I chose 3 polishes to represent the shirts of the crew. The yellow and blue polishes were both Nails polishes from Seppälä and the red was Heart on Fire by Rimmel London. I painted the bottom of the nails with black, so they would look more like a shirt. Then I made stamper decals out of the Starfleet logo.
When I bought the blue and red polishes I also found a gorgeous glow in the dark nail polish with star and moon glitters from Seppälä. I thought it would fit perfectly in the space themed design. So, because it glowed in the dark, I got an idea to make also the logos a little bit more exiting – by applying glow in the dark top coat on them at the beginning of making the decals.
They turned out pretty well, the only downside being that the glow doesn’t look as good on the camera than it does IRL. I hope you like the design!
Live long and prosper
Spring time is here ! 🙂 The Lakkaushaaste group had a challenge this week to make nails that resemble spring somehow. So, when my new Sugar Bubbles plates arrived in the mail, the Japanese styled plate gave me an idea to paint cherry blossoms (=Sakura) on my nails.
These really turned out well, and are probably my favorites from the nails I’ve made so far 🙂 First, I used white Matte nail polish from Seppälä and then painted it over with China Glazes Dandy lyin’ around. The reason why I did that, is because the China is a bit too transparent to be used by itself, so with a good strong white under it, it only needed 1 layer to look good.
Then I started making the stamper decals from the Sugar Bubbles plate – I wanted to give the flowers a bit color so I decided that just stamping wasn’t enough. I bought a rose-colored polish from Rimmel just for the occasion, because I really don’t own any light pink colors. Maybe when the summer nears, I’ll by some :3 And also, that the nails wouldn’t be boring, I made a different kind of decal to my ring finger nail. It is a really pretty picture of a geisha sitting by a river and reading a scroll. To color it, I used the same rose polish that I used for the blossoms, Gray Day from Models Own and Can’t Find My Czechbook from O.P.I.
I hope you like these as much as I do! ^^
I had a bad feeling about this day.
Today, I had my Finnish matriculation examination (suom. YO-koe), and due to my laziness and the temptations like Doctor Who, SWTOR, and nailpolish, I hadn’t prepared very well. I thought it wouldn’t be necessary, because I planned to write an essay where the only guideline was the given headline or topic. So I didn’t practice my analyzing skills on different materials like poems and novels.. Well, when I got the exam paper in front of me I noticed that it was a mistake.. The topics were quite rubbish, and I didn’t have much to say about them. I ended up writing about “how our bodies have become our hobbies”. Well, I hope that I got even few pages of good stuff there 😀 But I’ll wait and see…
As sort of comfort I decided to paint some nails! ^^ Always makes me forget my worries (or creates new ones, if I got a bad polish or the stamping fails :D) I decided to use W7 Night Suede nailpolish. It’s a grayish polish with a suede effect, and IMO it feels so wonderfully soft when on the nail :3 Only negative thing I have to say about this polish that it gives me sometimes problems when applying it to the nail – if you don’t got enough polish on your brush (and you actually need it quite much) it will leave bumps and dents in it’s wake. So it requires a lot of polish every layer, but luckily I had to put it only two layers onto the nail.
To two of my nails I used Rimmel’s purple Space dust “Moon Walking”. I love it’s texture and it’s really easy to apply and remove.
I added little decorations using matte silver nail polish and Konad’s stamping plate m63. It’s one of my favorite pattern’s and I like it how you don’t have to even break a sweat, when trying to stamp it. There are so many patterns that won’t grip properly to my current stamper. Got to get a new one, fast!
I made the finishing touches to the gray nails with matte top coat, to keep the texture a little bit different than usual 🙂