Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Spring - Opal Mermaid

Hi all!

This month I've even got a third Spring mani for you, more pastel goodness. Today a subtle mermaid look.

  • Femme Fatale - Opal Coast
  • Cirque - Book of Shadows
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

Base: 2 coats of Opal Coast or 3 coats of Book of Shadows. I applied some Whats Up Nails mermaid scale nail vinyls and then sponged on the other polish. Top coated with Elemental Ward.

I really enjoyed this subtle mermaid look. What do you think?

Love, Brethil

More Spring nails down here!

Friday, 21 April 2017

Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Spring - Pastel plaid

Hi all!

Spring is here and so is a craving for pastel nails. I noticed an Essence limited edition in my local drugstore and got some items. To see the comparison of before and after the powder, check out this pic I posted on Instagram a while ago.

  • Barry M - Gelly - GNP28 Rose Hip
  • Boulevard - Denim Style - silver (not named)
  • Kaleidoscope - Stamping - 22 silver
  • Kaleidoscope - Stamping - 81 bisque
  • Essence - LE Blossom Dreams - rosy reflections
  • Essence - LE Blossom Dreams - mirror, mirror on my nails...
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

Stamping plate I used is Hēhē 074.

Base: either 2 coats of Rose Hip or 2 coats of the silver polish. When those were dry I added the powders, I used the iridescent powder on the pink nails, and the mirror powder on the silver nails. I did top coat them with Essence blossom dreams waterbased top coat, but I apparently didn't photograph it. I stamped a few nails and then used Elemental Ward.

The powders didn't wow me though, perhaps they'll do better on top of gel polish. I'll have to try that sometime. What do you think?

Love, Brethil

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Friday, 14 April 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Pastel to bold gradient with something on top

Hi all!

This week, besides being on time for a change, I've got a very bold and more summery mani for you. Our prompt is Pastel to bold gradient with something on top. And bold means neon today, neon is about as bold as you can get in colours.

  • Kaleidoscope - stamping 81 Bisque
  • Kaleidoscope - stamping 73 Coral
  • Kaleidoscope - stamping 01 Black
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer

I also used both Ikat images from the Hēhē stamping plate 077.

Base: 1 coat of Bisque. Next I sponged on a gradient with Bisque and Coral. I stamped on the ikat patterns with the Black stamping polish. I sealed it all in with Elemental Ward.

I really enjoyed wearing these bold nails, I wore them for 4 or 5 days.

Love, Brethil

More pastel to bold gradients with the other ladies!

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Spring - Green leaves

Hi all!

Don't you love spring? I really do, and I do love all the green everywhere. So today's mani is all green for spring.

  • Foxy Paws - Just Leave Everything To Me
  • Kaleidoscope - Stamping 06 Mint
  • Kaleidoscope - Aquarelle Tints - 02
  • Kaleidoscope - Aquarelle Tints - 03
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used Born Pretty Store's BP-L047 stamping plate.

Base: 2 coats of Just Leave Everything To Me, a soft green holographic polish. I stamped a leafy pattern (bottom row, 3rd image from the right) with Mint. Then using the aquarelle tints I lead lighted some of those leaves. Sealed everything in with Elemental Ward.

What do you think of this fresh green look?

Love, Brethil

Spring is here! Check out the others!

Sunday, 2 April 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Green freestyle

Hi all!

For Green freestyle I dug up this mani from the vaults. I wore this more than a year ago, but I still love it. Those green blue flakies are so gorgeous.

  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Dark Matter
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Unleash the Beast
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward
  • Barry M - Matte Top Coat

Base: 1 coat of Dark Matter. I topped this with 1 coat of Unleash the Beast. Then I added the chevrons with more Dark Matter. I'm not sure how I did the rest, but the area inside the chevron is glossy from Elemental Ward, the rest of the nail is matte from the Barry M.

Aren't those flakies amazing?

This mani makes me want to wear flakies again soon!

Love, Brethil

More green down here!