.Nightmare Nails.

.Nightmare Nails. Covering up my really very terrible nails with hopefully pretty nail polish...

Gradient: IsaDora Scuba Blue, OPI Life Gave Me Lemons and OPI You Are So Outta Lime

Stamping colours: Depend black stamping polish, Ulta3 Gold Rush Fever

Stamping plate: MoYou London Mother Nature 09

Gradient: OPI Do You Lilac It? and Models Prefer Peachy Keen

Stamp colour: Depend stamping silver and stamping black

Stamping plate: MoYou London Mother Nature 09

Base colour: Dance Legend Galaxy Collection №845 Big Bang

Stamp colour: Ulta3 Gold Rush Fever

Stamp: MoYou London Sailor plate 5

Base colour: OPI Happy Anniversary
Stamp colour: Ulta3 Pinot
Stamp: MoYou London Tourist 13

Base colour: OPI Happy Anniversary

Stamp colour: Ulta3 Pinot

Stamp: MoYou London Tourist 13

Different lighting (lamp, flash), pink cross-hatch nails.

Base: OPI Alpine Snow (Matte) followed by OPI Be Magentale with Me

Stamp: MoYou London Fairytale 02 and OPI DS Extravagance

Stuffed up the little finger because of extreme nail curvature and a bit of hand wobble, but otherwise reasonably happy. Pink is so not me, though.

Base colour: Scuba Blue from IsaDora

Background stamping: Depend silver stamping polish, MoYou London Sailor plate 05

Foreground stamping: OPI Black Onyx, hippo from MoYou London Princess plate 04

Base colour: OPI Down To The Core-al, which really does not photograph very colour-accurately. It’s less orange than most of the photos and there’s a bit of a subtle pink shimmer through it.

Stamps: MoYou London Mother Nature 08

Stamp polishes: OPI Black Onyx, Depend white stamping polish

More playing around with OPI sheer tints. This time with layering, which I think is what they were really designed for.

White base is Etos Marry Me, the stamps are with OPI Black Onyx and are a variety of MoYou London plates (basically a different one for each finger).

The butterflies came in a pack from a pound store when I was in the UK. (I honestly don’t remember if it was Pound World or Pound Land and I’ve thrown out the packaging.) Pretty good deal for one of those round containers full of different butterflies.

I got a second OPI mini set, this time the sheer tints collection.
What I’ve done here is painted my nails white (Etos Marry Me), stamped over them with black (OPI Black Onyx, MoYou London Fairytale 13), then coloured in different bits of the pattern with the sheer tints. Just the straight colours here, I wasn’t going for anything adventurous for this first attempt at the lead-lighting technique. 
The sheer tints are (all of them):
I’m Never Amberrassed
Be Magentale with Me
Don’t Violet Me Down
I Can Teal You Like Me

I got a second OPI mini set, this time the sheer tints collection.

What I’ve done here is painted my nails white (Etos Marry Me), stamped over them with black (OPI Black Onyx, MoYou London Fairytale 13), then coloured in different bits of the pattern with the sheer tints. Just the straight colours here, I wasn’t going for anything adventurous for this first attempt at the lead-lighting technique. 

The sheer tints are (all of them):

  • I’m Never Amberrassed
  • Be Magentale with Me
  • Don’t Violet Me Down
  • I Can Teal You Like Me

These colours are from the OPI Little Bits of Neon mini boxed set. It came with six colours but obviously I only have five nails. The ones I used were:

  • Push & Pur-pull
  • Hotter Than You Pink
  • Juice Bar Hopping
  • Life Gave Me Lemons
  • You Are So Outta Lime

Stamps are from the MoYou London Back to the 80s Time Traveller plate. Stamping polishes: OPI Black Onyx and Depend white stamping polish.

The fact that they match my post-it notes was entirely coincidental. The post-its live at work, so I couldn’t even look at them while doing my nails.