Monday, 23 June 2014

I can water marble!

Hello everyone!

Today I wanted to show you my water marbled nails! Water marbling is one of those techniques that seems to frustrate so many people a) because it takes so long to do and b) because you never know if it's turned out OK until after you've spent half an hour taping up your  fingers and dropping polish in a cup.

I've tried water marbling twice before and both times it was very hit and miss. I might get 1 nail that looked OK but the rest were varying degrees of fail! Also I struggled so much with finding suitable polishes that would spread in the water and polishes that wouldn't dry quickly on the water surface. All in all it was a very annoying, long process. I haven't tried water marbling in about a year and a half and have no idea why I was suddenly inspired to give it another go.

In all my previous attempts I used a small teacup and filled it with room temperature tap water as I'd read that cold water made the polish dry faster. However, I still found the polish didn't spread very far so this time I used an eggcup and room temperature tap water. Then I used NEW nail polish - the Nails Inc Picnic Perfect Collection (swatches here and here) in Ebury Square Gardens and Leonard Street for the water marbling Also these polishes had thin formulas so I thought they might be good for water marbling as gloopy polishes don't spread well. I used the polishes in my dupes post as bases except on my thumb where I used Barry M White.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream and Nails Inc Ebury Square Gardens comparison

Hello everyone!

Today I wanted to compare Nails Inc Ebury Square Gardens, which I got as part of the Picnic Perfect Collection (swatches here) and Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Father's Day Nails!

Hello everyone!

Today is Father's Day so I've done some nail art for the occasion :) I kept it simple but I'm really happy with how they turned out!

Monday, 9 June 2014

Tropical Nails!

Hello everyone!

I decided to try out the stamping decal/sticker technique as I've seen people able to create really amazing stamping designs! I used this tutorial by Lucy's Stash. I decided to just do an accent nail using this method and I think it turned out really well! The colour combination reminds me of a tropical milkshake!

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Swatches: Nails Inc Picnic Perfect Collection Part 2

Hello everyone!

I've finally finished my exams! And my final year at University! I was planning on posting these swatches last Friday but exams tired me out! I'm back now though and have loads of posts lined up!

So today I have swatches for the second half of the Nails Inc Picnic Perfect Collection.You can see part 1 here.