Friday, November 30, 2012

Glittery Randomness

So.. November sure is a busy month. I'd been grinding away at my homework and grad school applications and whatnot and then suddenly a few weeks had just flown by. I've still been taking pictures of my nails though so never fear. I'm actually still pretty busy but I missed my blog so much that I'm taking some time away from the last mad dash to the end of term to post this.
I'm not sure what this is, but I do like it. It's a little reminiscent of seaweed or something, I'm not sure. But there are plenty of sparkles and I got to use OPI Don't Touch My Tutu outside of a jelly sandwich so I'm happy.
I also used Dollish Polish Spank You Very Much for the glitter gradient. I also used a touch of Claire's Ice Ice Baby for some bigger glitter pieces and my Kiss Soft Blue striper for the lines.
More pictures! And another compliment for Spank You Very Much, it goes on like a dream for such a glitter packed polish. Love it.

 I had fun with this and didn't go into it with a plan. It may be a little odd but I'm happy.
 What do you think of this design? Too weird? Let me know!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Fishtail Braid in Cool Colours

I hadn't tried a fishtail braid design before now, it's a lot of fun and really very pretty! I chose to use dark colours here so the difference is pretty subtle, I definitely want to try this out with some bright different colours as well for a different effect.
This was freehanded, I considered taping but decided against it, most of the time I managed to keep things pretty even in width. One problem with this type of design is the polish on the tips of your nails can get a little thick if you aren't careful.
I love a good top coat over dark colours, I'm using Seche Vite here. Haven't had a problem with shrinkage since the first time I used it when I put on far too much, maybe wrapping my tips is helping with that.
Thanks for looking!

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