Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Bits and Bobs

Sorry for not many updates recently, been a bit bogged down with uni deadlines and general life decisions... Been pondering if I actually enjoy being at uni and only decided to go back because I felt I had to and not because I wanted to...meh.

Anyhoos, this is a bit of a spammy post, just some photos of some designs that I did offhand, testing out some methods/new polishes that I felt didn't warrant a whole post on their own...

China Glaze: Electric Pineapple, Papaya Punch
Mattified with GOSH matt effect.

Swirly accent nail

China Glaze: First Mate
Barry M: Gold Foil
On another note, I've (semi) decided to start selling false nail sets with premade designs to raise a bit of cash and to sort of have a job :p It's gonna take a while because I need the time and money to start it up, but going to start with just 20 at first in case it doesn't kick off as well as I'm hoping :p It's a bit scary venturing off on my own business venture, like, in case I get in trouble with the law or something hehe. But hopefully things go okay and I dont get put in jail or something XD

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Domo Kun!

Okay, I got bored of all the lovey dovey Valentines Day nails, so I thought I'd get round to the design that made me want to do nail art in the first place...Domo Kun! 

Domo is a little...monster?...type thing famous through advertising a Japanese TV channel, and hence famous in Asia and to any Otaku's out there hehe.

This design is relatively simple to do and didn't take me long to do at all :)

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Negative Spacing

Another Valentines themed post today, got bored of doing uni work so I started procrastinating hehe. Anyhoos, I've seen a few posts about negative spacing (when part of the nail is left bare) so thought I'd give it a shot with my somewhat unprofessional hand :p

For my colour scheme I somewhat reluctantly decided to open my OPI minis box of The Muppet Collection. It was my first ever minis collection from OPI and I've been perving on the collection since it came out, wishing I had the money to get all of them D:

Anyhoos, the minis set comes with Wocka Wocka!, Excuse Moi!, Designer...De Better! and Warm & Fozzie. So I decided to use Wocka Wocka! and Excuse Moi! as theyre the more typical Valentines Day colours. 

First off I thought I'd do an XOXO type pattern (hugs and kisses) but thought it'd look like I was playing naughts and crosses on my nails, so thought Id turn the O's into hearts. For my accent nail, I thought I'd put a negative spaced heart in the middle of Excuse Moi!

White: Ultra Pro
Glitter: OPI, Excuse Moi!
Red: OPI, Wocka Wocka

After I finished this design, I thought it looked a tad too busy, and Wocka Wocka! had smeared so it was bugging me, but I really liked the accent nail, and wasn't wanting to waste a single drop of Excuse Moi! So I just changed the other nails to simple negative stripes through some Wocka Wocka!

Glitter: OPI, Excuse Moi!
Red: OPI, Wocka Wocka!
Even though I'm not usually a fan of reds, I quite like this design, as it's more simple and subtle. Although I'm  not looking forward to taking off Wocka Wocka! as I've got a feeling it's gonna stain like a biatch as cleaning up around my cuticles was hard enough :(

I have a few other valentines designs in mind, so I may get round to doing them if I have time :)

Friday, 3 February 2012

Owly Love

I have to admit that even though I'm in a long term relationship, I'm not the hugest fan of Valentines Day. Well, the cliched side of it, y'know, teddy bears, balloons and other various public declarations of love. Although I've never received flowers before, so that'd be nice I suppose :p Actually, I dont even like hearts either, think this may be the first time I've used my heart gems that I got last summer...

Anyways, I'm trying to avoid doing typical Valentines nails as I also dont like reds or pinks too much so thought I'd try something original (I hope..) and do some owl nails :)

Anyways, sorry for the blur and the messiness of the nail, I done these at midnight and I couldn't find my proper nail art brushes T_T

I can't really remember what polishes I used either (rushed straight to bed), but I'll try and edit this and put the names in somepoint after uni :)