Friday, 23 September 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Autumn

Hi all!

This week's prompt is Autumn, which is fitting. Although I must say the weather has been more like summer for the past weeks and today was another lovely sunny day. But some trees are already shedding their leaves, so I thought autumn leaves was fitting for today's mani. Glitter leaves because they sparkle.

  • W7 - 54 Roast Chestnut
  • Catrice - 06 Bronze Upon A Time
  • Glitter Lambs - Pumpkin Spice
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

Base: 2 coats of Roast Chestnut, one of my favourite browns. Then 1 coat of Elemental Ward and some drying time before I added Whats Up Nails nail vinyls. I then sponged on a glitter gradient with the bronze and orange glitter toppers. Sealed it in with 2 more coats of Elemental Ward to get it smooth.

Sparkling leaves make me smile.

Those nail vinyls are lovely, these glitter leaves don't do them justice really. But I do like the effect of the glitter.

Love, Brethil

More autumn inspired nails down here!

Sunday, 18 September 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Red, Yellow & Green

Hi all!

Double prompt week! The colours everyone has to use are red, yellow and green. My personal pattern prompt is water marbling or spotting. Not techniques that I'm good at really. But I managed...

  • Essence - 33 wild white ways
  • Kaleidoscope - Aquarelle Tints - 03
  • Kaleidoscope - Aquarelle Tints - 04
  • Kaleidoscope - Aquarelle Tints - 08
  • China Glaze - 551 Fairy Dust
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

Base: 2 coats of Wild white ways. I then attempted a watermarble. Luckily enough these polishes do spread nicely and a bulls eye was formed. Making patterns is a whole other matter. I also bumped two nails, so I had to do some correcting. To hide some of those flaws I added Fairy Dust and ended with Elemental Ward as my top coat.

Thumb nail is just... ugh. Managed to get two huge bubbles....

Anyways, I tried, it doesn't look as bad as previous attempts.

Love, Brethil

More red, yellow and green nails down here!

Friday, 9 September 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Books & NCC presents: Harvest

Hi all!

Today I'm combining two challenges. 40GNAI is about books this week and with the NCC ladies we'll be doing Harvest inspired mani's during September. So when you combine this you get a book with Harvest in the title... to be precise this book. That cover just needed to be turned into a mani.

  • Polish My Life - Tahoe
  • Barry M - Gelly - GNP28 Coconut
  • Catrice - 48 Emerald Bay
  • Essence - 166 mister rusty
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

Base: 2 coats of Tahoe. With a nail art brush I first added the tree branches and then the leaves. I added the fruit with a dotting tool. Top coat to seal it all in.

Mister rusty is such a gorgeous polish...

I'm actually wearing this mani for the 4th day today, it's holding up great.

Love, Brethil

So this week 2 galleries of mani's below! First up 40GNAI - Books.

Friday, 2 September 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Peach or Lemon

Hi all!

Another double prompt week. Colourwise we are going with Lemon or Peach, which I had to combine with Tribal. I have just the perfect stamping plate for this, so stamping it is this week.

  • Polish My Life - Stripped
  • Kaleidoscope - Aquarelle tints - 04
  • Kaleidoscope - Aquarelle tints - 05
  • Essence - Nail art stampy polish - black
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used Hēhē stamping plate 083.

Base: 2 coats of Stripped. I added messy stripes with the aquarelle tints to represent lemon and peach. Then I stamped on top of this with the black stamping polish. Obviously not that straight *winks*. Sealed it all in with Elemental Ward.

To me it's still summer, the weather has been lovely this week. Also, what do you think of my new nailshape? I had some corners break off, so I turned them into a version of coffin/ballerina nails.

Crave more fruit? Check out the other mani's!

Friday, 26 August 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Inspiration

Hi all!

Today's theme is "Inspiration". A while ago I wore these stripey nails, and that made me want to wear stripes again. So I was inspired by the simple stripe.

  • Barry M - Gelly - GNP5 Blueberry
  • Barry M - Gelly - GNP27 Damson
  • Barry M - Gelly - GNP17 Blue Grape
  • Polish My Life - Minted Diamonds
  • Polish My Life - Stripped
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

Base: 2 coats of Damson. Using my striping brushes I added stripes with the other blue polishes and the white. Ended with Elemental Ward.

Best thing is, stripes are easy once you get the hang of using a striping brush. Do you enjoy stripes on your nails?

Love, Brethil

More inspiration down here!

Monday, 22 August 2016

The Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Neon - Geometric

Hi all!

My second neon mani for this month's theme! I decided to get those Maybelline bleached neons from my Helmer that were so wanted two years ago already.

  • Polish My Life - Stripped
  • Maybelline - Bleached Neons LE - 241 Sun Flare
  • Maybelline - Bleached Neons LE - 242 Coral Heat
  • Maybelline - Bleached Neons LE - 243 Tropink
  • Essence - Nail Art Stampy Polish - Black
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used Hēhē stamping plate 082.

Base: 2 coats of Stripped. I made stamping decals using the Hēhē plate and the other polishes, which I cut up before placing them on my nail. I sealed them in with Elemental Ward.

I'm still enjoying this mani, what do you think?

Love, Brethil

More neons down here!

Friday, 19 August 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Orange tie dye

Hi all!

A double prompt this week, everyone uses the same colour: orange, but different patterns. My pattern to use is Tie Dye. It's pretty self explanatory.

  • SinfulColors - 101 Snow Me White
  • Catrice - 865 Yellow Sub-Mandarin
  • Barry M - Gelly - GNP18 Mango
  • NYC - 221 Spring Street
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

Base: 1 coat of Snow Me White as undies. Then using a nail art brush I started adding a spiral with Yellow Sub-Mandarin and then added the other oranges until my nails were covered. This does take a while. Ended with Elemental Ward.

These colours remind me of fire...

I think this looks very cheery and summery. Do you like tie dye on your nails?

Love, Brethil

More orange down here!