Friday, 16 November 2018

The Digital Dozen does Look Up - Loki


Hi all!

This last mani of the Look Up week is inspired by a poster hanging above one of my computer screens. I've got Loki looking down at me, great view to have each day. All the geometric patterns combined with Loki's colours ended up with this mani today.


Polishes:
  • Essence - 161 ciao oliviero
  • Essence - 139 walk on the wild side
  • Essence - 160 deep sea, baby
  • Catrice - LE Matchpoint - C01 Team Lucky Mustards
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used stamping plate ND104.



Base: 1 coat of ciao oliviero. I dabbed some of the polishes onto a stamper and smooshed it on top of my nails. I stamped using deep sea, baby and topped it with Elemental Ward.



I do love the combination of these colours and stamping marbles are easy and fun as well. I also owe you how my desk area and everything that dangles above looks like, so here you go:



Can you spot all my inspiration items?

Love, Brethil

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Thursday, 15 November 2018

The Digital Dozen does Look Up - Hops


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Hi all!

One of the things I had to show you, is our hops. During Summer when I open my kitchen door to the garden and look up, are our hops. It is also the main reason why I had to own the stamping plate I used today.


Polishes:
  • Born Pretty - Sweet Bubble Series - BP-SB10 Thousands Of Love (#44296-10)
  • Born Pretty - Earth Tone Series - BP-ET06 Twilight (#42855-06)
  • Catrice - 680 Khaki Perry
  • Kaleidoscope - Stamping 85 Brown
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used stamping plate Creative Shop 22.



Base: 2 coats of Thousands of Love. I used Twilight and Khaki Perry to brush on stripes with the Mohra Ombre Brush. I stamped the hops using Brown. Sealed with Elemental Ward.



The Born Pretty polishes were sent for review.

Born Pretty Store kindly gave me a discount code to share with you all! If you use code BBL91 you get 10% off your purchase! You can find their nail art products here! And they offer worldwide free shipping!



Love, Brethil

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

The Digital Dozen does Look Up - Leopard


Hi all!

One other critter lurking just above one of my computer screens is a leopard. This guy here to be exact, Universe version. Hence the leopard spots for today.


Polishes:
  • Polish My Life - Little Red Dress
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Stone of the Soul
  • Kaleidoscope - Stamping 01 Black
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used stamping plate Infinity Nails 60.



Base: 1 coat of Little Red Dress, 2 coats of Stone of the Soul. I stamped the leopard spots using black and topped it with Elemental Ward.



Bonus info, Stone of the Soul glows in the dark.

Love, Brethil

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

The Digital Dozen does Look Up - Roses


Hi all!

One other thing hanging above my desk is some fake roses. I kept today's look simple as well.


Polishes:
  • Catrice - 28 Taupe League
  • Cirque - Book of Shadows
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used stamping plate Creative Shop 139.



Base: 2 coats of Taupe League. On my accent nails I added Book of Shadows. I stamped the rose image (3rd from left, top row) with both polishes. Top coated with Elemental Ward.



Book of Shadows is one of my faves, I just love this colour, plus it pairs so well with Taupe League as well.

Love, Brethil

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Monday, 12 November 2018

The Digital Dozen does Look Up - Dragonfly


Hi all!

This month's theme is Look Up. A lot of what you'll see this week is inspired by what I see when I look up from my spot at my desk where I'm sitting right now. I won't show you how that looks like until Friday though *winks*. One of the things I see when I look up is a dragonfly.


Polishes:
  • Polish My Life - Grey Slay
  • Born Pretty Store - 379
  • Essence - 11 instant match
  • Kaleidoscope - stamping 01 Black
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used stamping plates Hēhē 074 and Maniology's BM-S323.





Base: 2 coats of Grey Slay. I used the green polish to stamp the plaid pattern on first. I added distressed stripes in blue with a nearly dry nail polish brush. Finally I stamped the dragonflies on top and then finished with Elemental Ward.



Curious what else I have dangling above my desk? Return tomorrow!

Love, Brethil

More Look Up Day 1 mani's down here!

Monday, 29 October 2018

Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Halloween - Bats


Hi all!

My second Halloween mani features bats!  I actually really like bats, plus they remind me of Batman. Enough said.


Polishes:
  • Polish My Life - Peaceful Serene
  • Mollon Pro - 28 So In Lilac
  • Mollon Pro - 29 Aronia
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Dark Matter
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used bat nail vinyls from What's Up Nails.


Base: 1 coat of Peaceful Serene. I sponged the purple gradient with all 3 polishes on top of the base. I added one coat of Elemental Ward and let it dry. I added the bat nail vinyls next and filled them in with Dark Matter. After removing the vinyls I added more top coat.



Are you feeling batty yet?

Love, Brethil

More Halloweenish nails down here!

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Born Pretty Store review - Spring Garden L001 plate & Aloof polish

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Hi all,

Even though it's autumn, I have a more spring mani for you, reviewing a stamping plate called Spring Garden. It's filled with floral & leafy patterns and they are slightly larger than you are used to. Each images measures 23 mm x 23 mm.


Polishes:

I also used the Born Pretty stamping plate Spring Garden L001 (item 42516).



Base: 2 coats of  A Fresh Evergreen. I did some triple layered stamping using the other green polishes. The image picked up just fine, like I'm used to with BPS stamping plates. Finished with Elemental Ward.



In direct light you can see some holo peeping through and also the darkest stamped leaves are visible now.


I really enjoy a monochromatic look, do you?

Born Pretty Store kindly gave me a discount code to share with you all! If you use code BBL91 you get 10% off your purchase! You can find their nail art products here! And they offer worldwide free shipping!


Love, Brethil