Friday, 28 October 2016

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Halloween in the wrong colours

Hi all!

I bring you a Halloween mani. I don't celebrate Halloween, because it's not a real thing over here at all. But it was fun for a bit to think about wrong colours for Halloween. I didn't want to go the pastel route, so I went neon.

  • Wycon - Sugar Effect - No 835 Giallo Fluo
  • Wycon - no 277 Grigio Pietra
  • El Corazón - Matte Effect - 144 Neon
  • El Corazón - Matte Effect - 145 Neon

Base: 2 coats of Giallo Fluo, a neon yellow textured polish. I added ghosts with neon pink and bats with neon green. I had to outline the bats with Grigio Pietra to get a bit more contrast. No topcoat this time.

Doesn't this ghost look surprised? Must be the odd colours...

It was fun wearing neons in October, would you?

Love, Brethil

Check the other manis for more odd coloured Halloween ideas!

Saturday, 22 October 2016

The Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Pink Autumn - Leaves

Hi all!

For this month's NCC Pink Autumn theme I've got something I wore earlier this week. I really liked it, even if it was pink *winks*.

  • Barry M - Gelly - GNP20 Rose Hip
  • NYC - Foil Explosion - 011 Power of Elements
  • Mundo de Unas - 18 Silver
  • China Glaze - 551 Fairy Dust
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

And I also used Hēhē stamping plate 052.

Base: 2 coats of Rose Hip. Then I stamped with Power of Elements first, and later with the silver stamping polish. A coat of Elemental Ward first to prevent smearing, then Fairy Dust and then more Elemental Ward.

Leaves always make me smile, and this stamping plate is just so lovely. Just look at that fern leaf...

I'm thinking I have to do this mani in green sometime too, perhaps in spring...

Love, Brethil

More pink or autumnal mani's in the Inlinkz!

Friday, 14 October 2016

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Blue and silver

Hi all!

Today is the first day of our new nail art challenge: 26 Great Nail Art Ideas. We will post once every fortnight and we're starting off with the prompt Blue and Silver. Seeing as I just bought a icy blue magnetic polish during my stay in Rome, I had to use that one. Icy blue made me think of mountains and that's how this mani was born.

  • Wycon - Magnetic - #507
  • Mundo de Unas - 18 Silver
  • Essence - LE Superheroes - 04 Super, Man!
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used Hēhē stamping plate 091 from The Science Collection.

Base: 2 coats of the blue metallic polish. After applying the second coat I held one of the magnets I have (an Essence one with a chevron pattern) close to my nail. Then I repeated it with the other nails. I stamped the mountain image using the silver stamping polish and then filled out some areas with the silver glitter. Ended with top coat, Elemental Ward, of course.

The Wycon magnet I bought was rather rubbish (it wasn't that expensive though), but the Essence ones I've got are decent enough.

It's been ages (years really) since I've used a magnetic polish. Do you like the effect?

Love, Brethil

More blue and silver down here!

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

The Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Pink Autumn - Plaid

Hi all!

October's theme is Pink Autumn which is a combination of pink ribbon and autumn. We're free to create autumnal mani's or pink ribbon themed ones. I was perusing my vault for something that could fit either theme and found these. Plaids scream autumn to me and it does have some pink as well...

  • Mollon Pro - 25 Powder Pink
  • Mollon Pro - 26 Bright Pink
  • Mollon Pro - 28 So In Lilac
  • Mollon Pro - 30 Aubergine
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

Base: 2 coats of Powder Pink. With a striping brush I added swipes of the other colours to create a messy plaid design. Sealed it all in with Elemental Ward.

That Powder Pink is such a nice nude colour on me.

I need to wear purple soon....

Love, Brethil

More autumn pink inspired nails down here!

Sunday, 2 October 2016

The Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Harvest Time - Wheat

Hi all!

September flew by so quickly! I didn't manage to post this one on time unfortunately... Today's wheat nails are inspired by this image. It's not a complete copy, just something similar.

  • Essence - 33 wild white ways
  • Polish My Life - The Alps
  • Catrice - LE Matchpoint - C01 Team Lucky Mustards
  • Polish Alcoholic - Padmé
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

Base: 2 coats of Wild white ways (new favourite white since SinfulColors disappeared from Kruidvat, a local drugstore chain). Using The Alps and a nail art brush I added the flowers that remind me of dahlia's. With the same nail art brush and Team Lucky Mustards I added the wheat. Then some dots of Padmé to fill in the empty spots and Elemental Ward to seal it all in.

I should try to do more pattern inspired nails, because I always like them. What do you think of these nails?

More Harvest inspired mani's down here!