mandag den 27. oktober 2014

Fancy Friday #76: Tutorial (video or pictures)

Ha, this was awesome. Had oodles of fun doing this video tutorial.

Here is the final design:

And here is the video:


Så er det Tutorial tid her på bloggen. Jeg har lavet en videotutorial og det er første gang - og jeg havde det super sjovt med at lave den.

Husk lige at kigge ind hos de andre piger og check deres seje tutorials!!!

søndag den 26. oktober 2014

52 Week Pick 'n' Mix Challenge, week 4: Gray+Colour

The two prompts for Pick 'n' Mix this week are 70's and Gray+Colour - and today I'm doing the colour prompt.

I love gray nail polish and have quite a few of them but obviously I'm not using them enough. Enter my Nail Tart Challenge and I am finally wearing gray again ;).

Rescue Beauty Lounge Stormy is a golden oldie and I wanted to give it a touch of Halloween, so I searched through other golden oldies in my stash that would fit the bill and came up with: Illamasqua Gamma - an almost neon orange, Lime from Dior for the green dots and finally Electric Violet from Dior for the purple dots.

If you spot some wobblyness in the dots it is because I used my non-dominant hand. I still struggle with my dotting tools even though I practise frequently.

In the pictures on my phone the purple dots were colour correct but on my computer screen they look a bit more blue. How do you see them?

Make sure to check out the other Nail Tarts Pick 'n' Mix mani's - there are some awesome combinations going on!!

søndag den 12. oktober 2014

52 Week Pick 'n' Mix week 2: Pink

Second week in 52WPNMC I chose to only do the colour prompt - time has not been on my side, and I decided to get out an oldie for this.

Dior 565 Garnet/Grenade is a gorgeous pink shimmer polish that has a slightly blue shift in certain angles.

I used Moyou London Pro Plate 04 for the rose stamps and used my Essence black stamping polish.

As you know I'm not much of a pink lover but these challenges continues to make me choose them - and I find I get more attracted to them :D

Take a look at all the other pink post, 3 colour gradients and 3 colour pink gradients:

søndag den 5. oktober 2014

52 Week Pick 'n' Mix: Two Colour Teal Gradient.

Welcome all to the new Nail Art Challenge here on the blog. As a member of Crumpet's Nail Tarts on Facebook I've signed up for this awesome new challenge that will replace Golden Oldie Thursday. It incorporates both of the previous challenges the Nail Tarts have done: TriPolish Tuesday and Golden Oldie Thursday.

There will be two prompts each week which you can choose to combine in one post or you can do both in two separate posts - or just choose one. There will always be a colour prompt, which you can choose if you want to use a golden oldie polish. Furthermore we will be able to post any day in the week that suits us.

This week the two prompts are:
  • Two Colour Gradient
  • Teal

I have chosen to combine the two and make a two colour teal gradient using Cult Nails polishes - both of which have been in my collection for a considerable amount of time.

The baby blue shimmer polish is Manipulative:

And the teal glass fleck polish is Let Me Fly:

I decided to try a new-to-me type of gradient which is called scaled gradient. Since my nail beds are small it was really difficult for me to get a proper scaling going but somehow it is actually visible on most nails.

I've run out of NailVinyls so I had to use tape and hot damn I'd forgotten how much a biotch it can be to center the bloody pieces!!! Oh btw Glisten and Glow top coat shrinks Cult Nails polishes.

And I couldn't leave it well enough alone :D - I had to stamp it as well. I used Kiko Mirror Metallics 625 Grass Green, though funnily enough it leans blue here - go figure...

I used Messy Mansion plate MM44 which is the most gorgeous lace plate!

I really look forward to sharing my manis with you guys - and remember to take a look at this wonderful assortment of teal manis and gradients.

Today I'm guestblogging... a Danish nail blog called Negle Nymfer. Sussi and Maja are the driving forces behind the Danish nail art challenge Fancy Friday that I am part of. And they invited us all to guest blog in October, and I am the first with today's post.

It is inspired by Sheila at Pointless Café and Sveta Sanders from Lakoman - so head over to Negle Nymfer to read more and see the pics - even though if you don't understand Danish you can still enjoy the pictures ;).

Fancy Friday #72: Reverse Stamping

Oooooohh I'm excited about this challenge. Up until now I've actually done this without realising I did reverse stamping, since I have made quite a lot of stamping decals.

This time around I wanted to try the technique where you do the colouring on the stamper and then do a direct transfer to the nail.

I did not succeed in any way :D. I didn't have time to do it all over again so what you get is my work-in-progress.

I actually started with my middle finger...and progressed to the ring finger. Certainly not an improvement!! I think I was too impatient, the polish seemed too wet which can explain the squashed pattern.

And the image turned out to be too small for my thumb :(

So when all else fails? FAIRY DUST ALL THE THINGS!!!

Det der reverse stamping? Det er jeg ikke så god til...endnu! Jeg har besluttet mig for at det skal prøves af igen, for det var rigtig sjovt at lave.