29 Oct 2014
Back in July I did a monthly favourites post (here) starring some of my favourite nail artists I had found that month. I thought it'd be fun to do one of those again since I have found so much inspiring nail art on Instagram lately!
Instagram really is my favourite for discovering new brands and finding amazing bloggers/nail artists.
l-r @cottonconey / @novelnailsdesigns / @jauntyjuli
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28 Oct 2014
I was digging through my box of nail art supplies a while ago when I found my multicoloured rose water decals. I had kind of forgot how easy and fun they are to use, so I chose a few colours of roses, pearls and leaves (man, are those fidgety!) and paired them with one of my favourite dark polishes, Date in the Moonlight by Essence.
I used: Essence - Date in the Moonlight / Rose decals (I got mine from Ebay but I know Born Pretty Store has them too)
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26 Oct 2014
It's time for some more Halloween(-ish) themed nail art! When I won the $20 store credit for Born Pretty Store a while ago I picked up some skinny nail art brushes too and freehand spiderwebs seemed like a perfect project to try them out for the first time. These are the brushes I chose and while I like them a lot, I think I'll trim them down a bit to help create even thinner lines. I also wanted to share the glory that is Doctor Lacquer's The Dance of the Spirits one more time!
I used: Doctor Lacquer - Dance of the Spirits* / Essence - Stamp Me! in silver / Born Pretty Store nail art brush
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25 Oct 2014
Swatches - Doctor Lacquer: The Bosom of the Sea, The Trail of Time, The Head of the Sky & The Volcano on a Cornfield (ChromoZones)
Okay, I think this might actually be the longest post title ever! Today I've got the remaining four ChromoZones from Doctor Lacquer to show you. This is a seven-piece collection of multichromes, inspired by the Natural Wonders. You can find my swatches and review on the other three shades (The Smoke that Thunders, The Dance of the Spirits and The World of the Coral Sea) from this collection here.
This is going to be photo heavy!
From left to right: The Bosom of the Sea / The Trail of Time / The Head of the Sky / The Volcano on a Cornfield
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24 Oct 2014
22 Oct 2014
Swatches - Doctor Lacquer: The Smoke that Thunders, The Dance of the Spirits & The World of the Coral Sea (ChromoZones)
Longest post title ever? Haha. Doctor Lacquer recently sent me their new ChromoZones collection - seven metallic multichromes named after the Natural Wonders. These multichromes shift between at least three different colours and while I have managed to capture some of their magic, I can assure you they are even more magical in person! I've already shown two of them (here and here) but today I will be sharing proper swatches and my thoughts on three of these multichrome wonders.
From left to right: The Smoke that Thunders / The Dance of the Spirits / The World of the Coral Sea (part of the ChromoZones collection)
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19 Oct 2014
I've got something super sparkly to share today; Jump Up Jump Up and Get Down from Spell Polish's semi-new DJ! Just Dance collection. This is a five-piece glitterbomb collection, and when I say glitterbomb, I mean it. You might recognize this one as the accent glitter I paired with my quatrefoil nails (find that post here) but I used a lighter touch/coat there and a completely different base colour. I figured it deserved its own post, so here we go!
I used: Spell Polish - Jump Up Jump Up and Get Down* / Doctor Lacquer - The Smoke that Thunders* / Essence - Quick Dry Top Coat / Hema - Top Coat Matt
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17 Oct 2014
A while ago I won a giveaway on Magnifique Nails' blog - thank you Ana! - where one of the prizes was a $20 Born Pretty Store credit, so I picked up a few things I had been eyeing for a while. I chose two types of stampers, one being the large rectangular stamper that is quite popular. The stamper I use now (actually the only one I have ever used) is the firm round stamper from Essence, the Konad dupe, that comes in their little stamping kits. I thought it'd be fun to do a stamper battle of sorts but I'll show you my first experience with the rectangular stamper first. The rectangular one is definitely squishier than the one I use now so that will take some getting used to.
I used: Aly's Dream Polish - Garnet Dreams* / Essence - Stamp Me! polish in silver / Bundle Monster BM-H07 stamping plate* / Essence - Quick Dry Top Coat / Hema - Top Coat Matt
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