.Nightmare Nails.

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

Sewing themed nails!

Base colour: OPI Do You Lilac It?

Stamps: OPI Russian Navy and MoYou London Fairytale plate 13

Glitter: Polish Alcoholic Sparkling Dishwater (just on my middle finger)

Top coats: HK Girl Glisten & Glow, followed by piCture pOlish G’Day Matte.

This manicure was going so well… But the orange/peach backing bled into the white stamps when I put the top coat on :-( It looked much nicer before. Next time I’ll have to insulate this orange from the stamps.
Base colour: Models Prefer Peachy Keen
Stamped with: Depend white stamping polish and MoYou London Sailor collection plate 05
Top coats: HK Girl Glisten & Glow, followed by piCture pOlish G’Day Matte.

This manicure was going so well… But the orange/peach backing bled into the white stamps when I put the top coat on :-( It looked much nicer before. Next time I’ll have to insulate this orange from the stamps.

Base colour: Models Prefer Peachy Keen

Stamped with: Depend white stamping polish and MoYou London Sailor collection plate 05

Top coats: HK Girl Glisten & Glow, followed by piCture pOlish G’Day Matte.

OPI Purple With a Purpose, stamped with OPI Black Onyx and Bundle Monster plates.

This was my first time attempting to stamp a French mani and I think it turned out OK. You can pretty much tell which side I started on, though, by the improvement in straightness and thickness.

I added a haunted house on my index finger because I’d made the French tip too small. Totally works with the theme.

I’ve had issues with Bundle Monster plates not being etched deeply enough and coming out shit, but these two patterns worked fine. (They still could be deeper—I’ve been spoilt with MoYou London plates—but they were adequate.)

Crappy manicure. The base colour never works out well and the stamping  would probably have been better if I used white.

Base: Love Thy Polish Marine Dream (over Kicks White Orchid). This randomly shrank a lot when I put the topcoat on. I also stamped before it was apparently completely dry (seemed dry though) so that probably didn’t help.

Stamping: Depend pink stamping polish and MoYou London Mother Nature 06 plate.

I think I’m going to take this one off early and replace it with something that looks nicer.

Flakies over dark are far superior. Colour changes from green to dark blue (almost purple, but that angle is super hard to photograph).
Base colour: OPI Russian Navy
Flakies: Dance Legend Lumos: Avada Kedavara

Flakies over dark are far superior. Colour changes from green to dark blue (almost purple, but that angle is super hard to photograph).

Base colour: OPI Russian Navy

Flakies: Dance Legend Lumos: Avada Kedavara

Kinda got distracted from posting nail art. Here are the ones I missed. All the stamps are from MoYou London plates.

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Plain nails and our new carnivorous plant. It keeps the fruit fly population down. (Needs a lot of water though.)

The nail polish is IsaDora Polar Nights, which I found in a bargain bin because lid was slightly defective (but still worked). Crappy photo, I know, but meh. There’s no actual art on ‘em.

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Plain nails and our new carnivorous plant. It keeps the fruit fly population down. (Needs a lot of water though.)

The nail polish is IsaDora Polar Nights, which I found in a bargain bin because lid was slightly defective (but still worked). Crappy photo, I know, but meh. There’s no actual art on ‘em.

This mani didn’t come out quite as I’d hoped.
I picked up the base colour, IsaDora Oasis, when I was randomly rifling through my polish draw and it struck me that it might look brocade-y when paired with my new MoYou London plate Fairytale 13, which is somewhat sewing themed.
Unfortunately, the red (Ulta3 Pinot) did not stamp over it as well as I’d hoped and the green (IsaDora Opposites Attract) looked better before I magnetised it — that’s why there are light and dark bands through it. It was the lighter colour pre-magnet, but putting the pattern in seemed like a good idea at the time. Oh well.
To make the red look less boring I stamped over it with Depend silver stamping polish and safety pins.
Fortunately, the thumb with the gold (Ulta3 Gold Rush Fever) zip looks good.
I finished it all off with a matte top coat: piCture pOlish G’Day Matte (great name) over my default top coat (HK Girl Glisten and Glow) to seal the stamps.
It’s not the worst nail art I’ve ever done, but if I could be bothered starting again, I’d definitely rethink my polish choices. (I still think Oasis makes a good fabricy backing colour though.)

This mani didn’t come out quite as I’d hoped.

I picked up the base colour, IsaDora Oasis, when I was randomly rifling through my polish draw and it struck me that it might look brocade-y when paired with my new MoYou London plate Fairytale 13, which is somewhat sewing themed.

Unfortunately, the red (Ulta3 Pinot) did not stamp over it as well as I’d hoped and the green (IsaDora Opposites Attract) looked better before I magnetised it — that’s why there are light and dark bands through it. It was the lighter colour pre-magnet, but putting the pattern in seemed like a good idea at the time. Oh well.

To make the red look less boring I stamped over it with Depend silver stamping polish and safety pins.

Fortunately, the thumb with the gold (Ulta3 Gold Rush Fever) zip looks good.

I finished it all off with a matte top coat: piCture pOlish G’Day Matte (great name) over my default top coat (HK Girl Glisten and Glow) to seal the stamps.

It’s not the worst nail art I’ve ever done, but if I could be bothered starting again, I’d definitely rethink my polish choices. (I still think Oasis makes a good fabricy backing colour though.)

This was a pretty straight forward manicure. My goal, really, was to test out my a new plate: Fairytale 05 from MoYou London.

The base colour is piCture pOlish Cosmos (love the depth) and the stampy colour is silver stamping polish from Depend.

I like how the patterns are sparse enough for the depth of Cosmos to still show through (in real life, if not the photos).

Gold nautical stamps on colour-changing polish. My fingers have been through the wars a little and I had a hissy fit the other day and cut all my nails off as low as I could… But I’m happy with this.

The thermal polish is Dance Legend TermoTRIO №01, which goes from pale blue when warm, to magenta/pink, to dark purple (which you can see on the tips of the middle photos — it’s warmish at the moment, hard to get my fingers to stay too cold for long, even with my poor circulation).

Stamps are Ulta3 Gold Rush Fever and MoYou London Sailor plate 05. Not sure gold is the best colour to use over this polish but it’s not terrible. It’s sort of nice and subtle on the blue version, a bit meh on pink and pretty good on the purple. I think the fish on my index finger would be particularly good in gold on another base colour. Same with the fan pattern on my middle finger. Very happy with the purchase of this plate.