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! ^^
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 !
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