28 Jul 2014

OMD Challenge Day 28 - Bridal


Hi,

Today's OMD theme is bridal. Bridal? Oh man. This was one of the few themes I really was not looking forward to. I did a quick Google search and discovered bridal nail art often involves light, nude colours, subtle glitter and maybe a few rhinestones or pearls. So, naturally, I did the exact opposite and chose dark colours, loud glitter and even louder charms from The Sparkly Shop. Let's just say I was going for a sophisticated drive through Vegas wedding vibe here.  

I used: Spell Polish - Phenomenal Woman* / Barry M - Ruby Glitter / Essence - Quick Dry Top Coat / The Sparkly Shop flamingo and beer bottle charm 



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27 Jul 2014

OMD Challenge Day 27 - Nautical


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Oh, I'm super excited about today's OMD challenge theme! Whenever I do a nail art challenge I try and finish a couple of designs on one day so I have a few days worth of posts and I can let my nails "rest" for a bit during the week. So I have been waiting to publish these photos for a few days and that's really hard if you like how they turned out. Today's theme is nautical and instead of going the cliché default nautical nail art route of doing stripes, an anchor and studs, I did some nautical themed oldschool tattoo flash nails. Aw yeah! 

I used: Catrice - Discreet (from the Thrilling me Softly collection) / Essence - Inkheart (from the Love Letters collection) / Bundle Monster BM-414 and BM-425 stamping plates / Cheeky GA2, GA12 and GA14 stamping plates



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26 Jul 2014

OMD Challenge Day 26 - Outdoors


Hi,

Today's OMD theme is outdoors. I remember a similar theme in last year's OMD challenge and I remember doing Hunger Games nails then, haha. This time I chose to use one of my Moyou stamping plates with some outdoors-y images. I also could not resist doing a watercolour style base.

I used: Etos - 122 / Models Own - Lime Green / Lavish Polish - Envious* / Northern Star - Sparkling Seaweed* / Essence - Stamp Me! polish in black / Essence - Quick Dry Top Coat / Moyou Suki 01 stamping plate



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25 Jul 2014

OMD Challenge Day 25 - Roses


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Today's OMD theme is roses. Seeing how I have done roses only two weeks ago (link), I kind of struggled to do something very different for today. I used a slightly different colour palette and made the roses a bit smaller. I have to say I like the outcome and how dreamy this looks! 

I used: Bys - Black Satin / Essence - Wanna Be Your Sunshine / Essence - Off To Miami! / WIC by Herome - Kyoto* / Liquid Sky Lacquer - Candlelight Dinner* / Renaissance Cosmetics - Rosie-osie / Renaissance Cosmetics - Emerald Envy* / Essence - Gel Look top coat / Hema - Top Coat Matt / Nail art detailing brushes 



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24 Jul 2014

OMD Challenge Day 24 - Fruit


Hi,

Today's OMD theme is fruit! Fruit nail art can be so cute, why isn't every day fruit-themed? Come to think of it, I might do a small fruit nail art challenge in the future. Anyone want to join? Haha. 
I just so happened to find a perfect base colour for these strawberries, Northern Star's Burning Embers - it even has a sprinkling of black flakie glitter. So good.

I used: Northern Star - Burning Embers* / Essence - Wanna Be Your Sunshine / Catrice - Planet Tokyo (from the Neo Geisha collection) / Catrice - I'm Not A Greenager / Essence - Gel Look top coat (still hate the top coat) / Hema - Top Coat Matt / nail art brush



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23 Jul 2014

OMD Challenge Day 23 - Negative Space


Hi,

Today's OMD challenge theme is negative space. I've never done anything like this, with the exception of the occasional nude half moon manicure. I used my single chevron nail vinyls from Vinylboutique to mark off the little triangle near my cuticles. They're really good actually, the vinyl is a lot thicker and stickier than usual (striping) tape! To add some interest (and secretly, to disguise how horribly my top coat had bubbled.. seriously, this gel look top coat? don't bother) I added a layer of Polish Alcoholic's stunning silver leaf top coat!

I used: Bys - Black Satin / Polish Alcoholic - Silverware* / Vinylboutique single chevron nail vinyls* / Essence - Gel Look top coat






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22 Jul 2014

OMD Challenge Day 22 - Feathers


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Today's Oh Mon Dieu Part Deux nail art challenge theme is feathers. The only thing I knew about this theme is how I wanted to use the feather water decals I got off Ebay ages ago. I finally decided on a dreamy watercolour background and, oh man, I love how these came out! This watercolour technique, where you dab blobs of polish (I am such a professional) on your base colour and dilute the blobs with a thin nail art brush drenched in polish remover, is super easy (and super cute, let's be real) and I just know I'll be doing this a lot from now on.

I used: Etos - 122 / Essence - Wanna Be Your Sunshine! / Essence - Free Hugs / Essence - Oh My Glitter! / Essence - My Treasure Island (from the Ticket To Paradise collection) / Feather Water Decals / Nail art brush / Nail polish remover / Essence - Gel Look top coat



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21 Jul 2014

OMD Challenge Day 21 - Animal Print


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Today's Oh Mon Dieu challenge theme is animal print! Unlike yesterday's chevron print, animal prints are something I can still very much appreciate. I thought about doing a couple different things for today but then I remembered my Sparkly Shop charms! What better to use for an animal print theme than an actual little 3D critter? Man, these charms are so fun to use. Don't forget, if you want to place an order over at The Sparkly Shop, use my discount code "Squeaky15" for 15% off your order :D 

I used: Catrice - ASHley / Essence - Gold Digger (from the Metal Glam collection) / Cheeky Viva Mexico stamping plate / Nayll - Smooth it Out Glitter TopCoat* / The Sparkly Shop Lizard Charm*



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20 Jul 2014

OMD Challenge Day 20 - Chevron


Hi,

The theme for day 20 of the Oh Mon Dieu nail art challenge is chevron. I quite like the chevron print but feel like I've seen it incorporated in nail art a few too many times. It's been really popular on Tumblr and Instagram for ages and I think I just got tired of seeing it. I was really glad to find a chevron image on one of my stamping plates (even though it was on a Bundle Monster plate, those are always a bit too small for my nails, hence the crooked pattern), I'm guessing this would not have turned out very well if I would have had to freehand these stripes.

I used: Aly's Dream Polish - Ocean* / Essence - Stamp Me! polish in black / Bundle Monster BM-423 stamping plate / Nayll - Smooth it Out Glitter TopCoat



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19 Jul 2014

OMD Challenge Day 19 - Ombre


Hi,

Ombres, gradients... If you do a google image search for either of those nail art techniques you'll find the same photos, pretty much. According to The Swatchaholic an ombre is where you paint your nails in different shades of the same colour, so that's what I went with here. 
The darkest colour I used here really is darker than the one on my ring finger by the way, my camera just decided to focus on the shimmer - making it appear a lot lighter in photos! 

I used: Essence - Hello Marshmallow! / Gosh - Wild Lilac / Essence - Romeo / Catrice - Dance In Gion (from the Neo Geisha collection) / Renaissance Cosmetics - Curio/Curiosity* / Hema - Top Coat Matt 




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