Sunday, 23 September 2012

British weather...

I'm so sorry guys! There's no post today purely because I can't get any good pictures. The lighting is disgustingly bad, it's like the sun has completely disappeared. I think as the days get shorter and darker I'll have to get a light box and some lamps or something. Then I'll be able to get consistent lighting in pictures, hopefully! I'll post as soon as I can. :)

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Doctor Who nails!

Sorry that there wasn't a new post last week, I had the last bits of summer work that needed to be done and it took up my whole weekend. I barely had time to paint my nails, never mind blog about them! Oh well, I'm back now and hopefully will be posting every week again.

Doctor Who is a TV show that I have been watching for AGES now, yet I've never done nail art about it. Honestly, I have no idea how it's taken me so long to get around to doing these nails.

If you aren't familiar with the show, these nails are based on the outfit which the main character (The Doctor) wears. From index to ring finger I have done a fez, a sonic screwdriver and his bow tie/suit. I'm REALLY happy with how these came out. It could have been one of those designs which looks perfect in your head but you can't get right on your nails, but thankfully it wasn't!
To start, I did a base of a dark brown by Miss Sporty (no name, but there is a number 31 on the bottom of the bottle), then I used a striping brush to do pinstripes with Barry M's "Mushroom". Then, I added details with Barry M's "Bright Red", "White", "Black", "Gold Foil" and "Silver Foil". I also used China Glaze's "I'm with the Lifeguard" and Maybelline New York's "Cloudy Grey" (mixed with white to make the buttons on the shirt).

What do you think? Do any of you watch Doctor Who? :)

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Red and Black flower stamping

I bought the 2012 Bundle Monster stamping plates when they first came out a few months ago, but I haven't used them very much so far. This is a pretty flower design, which I think is a tulip, from plate BM-306.

I started with 2 coats of W7's "Black" for all of the nails except the ring finger, then 2 coats of A-England's "Perceval" for the ring finger. Then, I stamped all of the black nails with Perceval and the red nail with the black. I like how this turned out, it kind of reminds me of Alice in Wonderland but I'm not sure why... I don't even like Alice in Wonderland. Sorry for the short post today, I still have lots of coursework to be doing. It'll all be done soon, hopefully!