Sunday, 28 April 2013

Laid-Back 31DC Day 25, inspired by my childhood

I must have spent hour after hour playing with lego when I was younger. I didn't have any 'sets' just one huge lego brick collection made from odds and sods, left over parts from my older brothers lego sets. This Lego was kept in the large wooded toy chest and trust me hours/days of fun can be had!!

I've used 3 GCool (stamping polish) Blue 12, Green 6 and White 41. Rimmel Sunshine 280. Models Own Red Alert NP019. Models Own Snow White NP042 and No7 Grey Skies 10 (for the shadows on the lego bricks)


Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Laid-Back 31DC Day 24, Inspired by a game

Another short post and it's a day late, bad Linzi.

Today's (yesterdays) challenge is inspired by a game. This is THE ultimate game, the king of all games and the one of the most addictive games ever!



Sunday, 21 April 2013

Laid-Back 31DC Day 23, inspired by Nature.

Today has been full of sunshine which means the doors and windows have been open, the birds have been twittering and everyone in a great mood.

My mani was inspired by all the cherry blossom tress that are out in bloom right now. I love the sight of blossom on tree so much more than spring flowers.

I've used La Femme Beauty Ultra Blue which just screams blue cloudless skies. I wanted the blue to be thin and light-weight and I'm a tad annoyed that you can still see the whites of nails so I can't have it all.

I used a brown shaprie pen to draw the tree branches but in the photo it's come out slightly purple which is strange. Then once fully dry I used a dotting tool to create the outer petals in Models Own Pastel pink NP033 and Models Own Lili's pink NP082 for the middle petals. I then layered it with a coat of OMG London fairy dust to add a touch of shimmer.


Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Laid-Back 31DC Day 22, Inspired by fabric

This is the cushion I use to rest my tray on when I use my laptop or do my nails, sadly I don't have a nail desk but one day I might.

These nails were fun  to do but fiddly. I started with a base of No7 Stay Perfect, Snowflake 140 and then stuck down lots of tape in rows. I Careful dabbed on each colour in turn and then swiftly pulled of the tape. my pinkie finger came of worse as I hadn't let the white base dry fully so it's pulled some of the white of making it look messy.

I've used MissGuided, Orange. Models Own, Green Flash NP079. La Femme Beauty, Claret. Rimmel 60 seconds, Purple Reign 605 and Models Own, Mushroom NP096.


Laid-Back 31DC Day 21, Merge or Melt

I've not been at home for the last few days, we had a little house drama involving a faulty shower. Thankfully it's all sorted now and we have a new shower and running water again!

So this post is a quick one.I was aiming for sunset/lava effect.

I've used Models Own, Sun Kissed NP122. Models Own, Zest A Peal NP125 and Models Own, Blooming Pink NP123.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Laid-Back 31DC Day 20, Texture

I don't own any texture polishes, I haven't really made my mind up if I like them or not. I do like the liquid sand effect and the leather look but how are they when it comes to taking them off, hard work or easy?

So today's nails are my take on texture without texture.

I've used La Femme Beauty, Claret which is a stunning shade of red. I'm really getting back into red polish just recently. Then I've carefully placed stripping tape over the red and then applied a matte top coat to create the effect of texture.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Laid-Back 31DC Day 19, Favourite polish

This was an easy one, with clear winner in my eyes. I'm a big (huge) fan of Models own and my collection of polish is dominated by this brand. My favourite polish by far is from the Hed Kandi Collection, Ibiza mix HK04. It's jam packed with multi coloured glitter in different sizes in a super glossy clear polish. Ibiza mix is great in just one coat over nude nails or over a coloured base.

For this challenge I've also used some other favourites: Snow White NP042, Jade Stone NP083, Beths Blue NP063, Pastel Pink NP033 and Lemon Meringue NP030 and created a pastel ombre topped of with Ibiza mix.

I'd love to hear what you think, please don't be shy :)


Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Laid-Back 31DC Day 18, Oldest untried

After a bit of a search I stumbled upon this little beauty from Ruby and Millie. This polish came from a gift set a few years ago and I've just held onto it. I love red nail polishes but don't tend to wear them very often which is why this little gem has waited about 3 years to be used!

It goes on well, a little thin so I needed to use three coats to get an even finish. It's super glossy and bold. I'm so glad I've rediscovered this polish I think I've got a new favourite red :)