Sunday, 17 December 2017

Born Pretty Store review - tropical flamingo stickers

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Hi all!

This post has been about 3 months in the making... I just keep forgetting to post this. Born Pretty Store sent me some tropical decals to review, item 40606 here, pattern 247. I just had to use the flamingo stickers.


Polishes:
  • Polish My Life - Birthday Suit
  • Polish My Life - 1950's Mint Fridge
  • Catrice - 19 Johnny Deep
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward
 

Base: 2 coats of Birthday Suit. I tried to emulate the flamingo patterns here and here. But I did not really like my accent nails that much. The green is just off. The stickers are cute and easy to use, but do need 2 layers of top coat.


After a day I changed out my accent nails to just plain pink. The pink polish is essence 97 flamingo.


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

Friday, 15 December 2017

Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Winter/Christmas - Snowflakes


Hi all!

As usual I'm starting this month in the second half... I never mean to, usually my mani's are done in time, it's just the post writing part that I slack with. Winter means snowflakes to me, I just love the different snowflake patterns. We had snow last week over here, but it just causes troubles in traffic. Rain washed it all away already.


Polishes:
  • Boulevard - Denim Style - blue (unnamed)
  • Essence - Colour Boost - 11 instant match
  • Kaleidoscope - stamping 02 white
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I used two stamping plates: Born Pretty Store BPL-032 and MoYou London's Festive 02.




Base: 2 coats of the blue denim style polish. I stamped with instant match and BPL-032 first, and then with white and Festive 02 next. Top coated with Elemental Ward.


On my thumbnail one of my favourite snowflake images, it's just so delicate.


Would you wear snowflakes all winter long? I would!

Love, Brethil

More Winter/Christmas nails down here!

Monday, 11 December 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Insects and/or bugs


Hi all!

Posting too late, but here is my insect mani... dragonflies!


Polishes:
  • Polish My Life - Perfect Nightcap
  • Kaleidoscope - stamping 14 fuchsia
  • Kaleidoscope - stamping 88 vinuous
  • China Glaze - Fairy Dust
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

And I used Vivid Lacquer's VL014 stamping plate.



Base: 2 coats of Perfect Nightcap. I gradient stamped with the 2 stamping polishes. Added Elemental Ward, didn't like the result and added Fairy Dust to make it better. More Elemental Ward to seal it in.



Hope you liked the dragonflies even if it didn't turn out like I wanted to.

Love, Brethil

More insects or bugs down here!

Friday, 24 November 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Reciprocal gradient


Hi all!

Today's prompt is all about the reciprocal gradient. It's been ages since I did one, but I really like how it turned out.


Polishes:
  • Polish My Life - Saint
  • Polish My Life - Storm Clouds
  • Max - DNC 206
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward


Base: one coat of Saint. I sponged on a gradient with all the greys and added a layer of top coat. After the top coat dried I placed some Vinyl Quickies (out of business) Thin V vinyls on top and sponged the reverse gradient on my nails. Ended with more Elemental Ward top coat.



I loved wearing this, but then again, I love grey nail polish. Do you like grey?

Love, Brethil

More reciprocal gradients down here!

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Animal Pattern - Taupe Zebra


Hi all!

Second animal pattern is zebra stripes! I'm keeping this very neutral today though and my writing brief.


Polishes:
  • Catrice - 28 Taupe League
  • Catrice - 21 Want To Be My Brightsmaid?
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used Hēhē stamping plate 076.



Base: 3 coats of  Want To Be My Brightsmaid? (still did not cover my visible nail line). I sponged on Taupe League on my tips and then stamped the zebra stripes on top. Sealed it in with Elemental Ward.



Taupe Zebra was a real palate cleanser for me, what do you think?

Love, Brethil

More animal patterned nails down here!

Friday, 17 November 2017

Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Animal Pattern - Cow Splotches


Hi all!

This month is about animal patterns and I'm starting off with with something from my mani vault. Mani vault also means my previous nail shape: square. And it's all about the cow splotches!


Polishes:
  • SinfulColors - 101 Snow Me White
  • China Glaze - 1194 It's A Trap-eze!
  • Catrice - 42 Nickel Minaj
  • Essence - nail art stampy polish -  002 stamp me! black
  • Ünt - Ready for Takeoff
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used stamping plate BP-L009.



Base: 2 coats of It's a trap-eze. I first stamped with the silver and the 3rd image from the left middle row. This didn't really work, so I stamped the cow splotches in black. Top coated with Elemental Ward.



So, what do you think of this cow splotchy oddity of a mani?

Love, Brethil

More animal patterned nails down here!

Friday, 10 November 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Animal print in the wrong colors


Hi all!

Green leopard, not a normal combination, but it suits today's prompt.


Polishes:
  • Essence - magnetics - 12 majestic green
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward


Base: 2 coats of majestic green, while the second coat was still wet I used a magnet. Using the same polish (without using a magnet) I added tiny leopard spots on the sides. It's very subtle, perhaps a bit too subtle. Sealed it in with Elemental Ward.



Love, Brethil

More down here!

Friday, 27 October 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Halloween with negative space


Hi all!

Today's prompt is Halloween with negative space, a.k.a. showing some bare nail. Now normally I dislike seeing bare nail, but I did love these nails!


Polishes:
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Stone of Reality
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward


Base: base coat and one layer of Elemental Ward. I used Whats Up Nails dripping nail vinyls to cover the top part of my nails and then sponged on Stone of Reality. I added more Elemental Ward to smooth it all out.


Aren't bloody dripping nails much better when the blood is glitter?


As a fun fact, Stone of Reality is glow in the dark, so you can be spooky with these nails as well!

Love, Brethil

More down here!

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Autumn - Plaid


Hi all!

How is October already on it's last week? Time's been flying too fast, hence my forgetting to actually post Autumn mani's for NCC.


Polishes:
  • Polish My Life - Berry Flambé
  • Polish My Life - Fine As Wine
  • Polish My Life - Dusty Roses
  • Essence - 44 on air!
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward


Base: 2 coats of Berry Flambé. Using the other 3 polishes I added stripes to form an easy plaid pattern. Topped with Elemental Ward.


Berry Flambé is such a stunning polish, all those little flecks make it so lovely.


Do you wear plaid in autumn?

Love Brethil

More Autumny nails down here!