Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Swatches Part Three

Since I went through and did swatches of all my stamping polishes and additives I thought I should update my Gel Polish swatches too :)

I have a mixture of Shellac, Gelish, Orly Gel FX and LeChat polishes. And I just ordered 8 more colors!!! Bad Kate :)

Swatches Part Two

I have been busy busy busy making up my wee reference swatches. I painted them all half black and half white then did the additives/stamping over that so I can see which ones are completely opaque and which arent. Should mean I dont get so many surprises when I'm doing my nails :)

All my stamping polishes.

These are a Gel Polish I bought on ebay. You paint the base color, then the top color and then use the gel they provide and dot it over the top. It then spreads out and give this snake skin like look. Pretty cool I reckon :)

This is all of the additives I have in my kit. CND are the proper additives but I also use some mineral eyeshadows I bought on Etsy. Spectrum and Smash being the two shops I bought from.

Pretty cool hey :)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Swatches Part One

These are the swatches I have done so I could see how the CND Additives and the eye shadows cover over white/black polish and the colors once cured. Some are seriously Opaque over even black and some are more of a shimmer to put over a flat polish base. I find that using the additives gives me the best gradient with a gel polish as the gel is self leveling and doesn't sponge well I use these instead. These swatches are just the beginning, I have around 20 more colors to swatch and will add them as I do them.

Challenge No 23 - Inspired by A MOVIE

Wow these challenges are getting really hard. I actually just did this mani because I liked the colors and patterns in my head and then  matched them to a movie. Technically cheating I know but DAMN!!! I used stamping plates BM-215 and BM 208 and stamped with Konad Black. The red base is Shellac Wildfire with Ruby Ritz on top. The foil is just a random shattered effect silver with Shellac Silver Chrome underneath.

This is one of my FAVOURITE manicures EVER! I am absolutely in love and cannot stop staring at my nails!!! Hope you like them too :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Challenge No 22 - Inspired by A SONG

And I decided to go with LMFAO Sexy and I know it :) Mainly because its Mellies favourite and she is my VALENTINE :) Luv ya honey ahahahah

I decided to do this as a kitchen sink mani, I have a tie dye nail with foils, a blue and yellow leopard print konad stamped nail, a green and pink polka dot (bikini girl) nail, an afro nail and a box head nail :) TOOK AGES and only one hand ended up being good and then my camera battery was flat so we have iphone photos. And then my watermarking app has updated and is shite! 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


The next challenge is Inspired by a Song.


Im either going to do LMFAO Sexy and I know it

Or Motley Crue Girls Girls Girls

Whats your favorite????

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Blue and Whites

I was asked by one of my very best friends to do her nails for her upcoming wedding!!! So I have done this nail wheel so she can see what she likes and doesn't like and choose what she wants for the big day! They arent the neatest nails I have done. Not sure why but I really struggle working on nail wheels. My Favorite is number 14 with a number 17 accent nail and maybe a number 8 on Toes :)