Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Nubar: Arencia

This is 'Arencia' by Nubar. It is from the 'Venetian Glass' collection. I love the colour; it is a really rich orangey-bronze with shimmer. It gave great coverage; I only used two coats instead of my usual three.

Sorry for the photos, I struggled to get decent ones. It has been dark and rainy all day so I had to take them from inside and I haven't mastered flash photography yet. :(

I decided to try stamping again, this time using a Bundle Monster plate (BM13). I only did my ring finger nails as I thought it would be a bit much on all nails. I used the spider web with black special Konad polish. Then I added one clear gem. I am really happy the way this turned out. As usual it does look better in real life.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Nubar: Hot Orange and Noir Water Marble

I had a bad nail day yesterday. I had just removed my polish and was about to do a patch on a split. Then I moved something and it caught my nail and ripped it off shorter than a nail should be. OUCH! I ended up taking all my nails down so they are all short now (not as short as the naughty one :) ) It has been awhile since my nails have been this short and it does feel strange, especially when I am typing. It doesn't help that my finger is still sore.

I still decided to have a go at my first water marbling.

I painted my nails with 'Hot Orange' from the Nubar 'Get Hot' collection and then used that and 'Noir' from Nubar's 'Black Tie Affair' collection for the water marbling. I had trouble getting the polishes to behave when I was dragging them with an orange stick to make the pattern. I definitely need practice. Overall I am happy with my first attempt.

Guest Nails: Creative: Moonlight and Roses and Barry M: Instant Nail Effects

My mother decided to jazz up her usual choice of pastel polish with Barry M Instant Nail Effects. The base colour is Moonlight and Roses from Creative. Doesn't it look good?

Friday, 15 October 2010

CND - Colour: Copper Chrome - Effect: Jade Sparkle and Amethyst Sparkle

This is CND Copper Chrome with one coat each of Jade Sparkle and Amethyst Sparkle. I have to say I am disappointed with this one as the effects are so subtle they don't show. The Copper Chrome was also very thick and not easy to paint with. It did give good coverage in one coat but I would have preferred it to be thinner and have done more coats.

It has been a longer break than normal before posts as I have been poorly and haven't felt up to painting my nails.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Nubar: Cupcake Magenta

This is three coats of Cupcake Magenta by Nubar. Another Nubar that was great to use. It is a very bright pink.

Being artistically challenged I haven't attempted much nail art but they say practice makes perfect so I decided to start having a go more often. This is my first attempt with a dotting tool. Okay, I got a bit carried away but I was having fun. :) I only did my ring fingers on both hands as I decided I was dotty enough. :)

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Nubar: Emerald

October is Depression Awareness month and their colour is green so I chose to wear Emerald from Nubar's Royal Gems collection to show my support for the cause. This is a deep green with shimmer.

It covered well in two coats although I used three thin coats as is my preference.

Note to self: when painting my nails don't listen to a funny book as I will end up painting my fingers when I start laughing! Yes, I cleaned up before taking the above photo. :)