Saturday, 3 December 2016

Pinces de Crabe

Hi all!

Today I've got another one of Very Emily's collaboration polishes with Femme Fatale to show you: Pinces de Crabe. The name meaning crab claws you know I had to add some crab claw nail art! I used this image here for inspiration.


Polishes:
  • Femme Fatale - Nord-Pas-de-Calais Trio - Pinces de Crabe
  • Cirque - Cypress
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Dark Matter
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward


Base: 2 coats of Pinces de Crabe. I absolutely adore this polish, it's got those mini flakes I love and these colours are just so autumnal and lovely. I used a thin nail art brush to add the outline of the claws with Dark Matter, filled them in with Cypress and redid the black lines and shading. Finished with Elemental Ward of course.


Of course the claw on my thumb didn't work out as well as the one on my ring finger...


What do you think of this polish?

Love, Brethil

Friday, 25 November 2016

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Winter Warmth


Hi all!

Today's theme is "winter warmth". When I think of winter warmth I see warm fuzzy sweaters. I haven't done sweater nails before, so perhaps it was finally time.


Polishes:
  • Aliquid Lacquer - Gargoyle
  • Mundo de Uñas - 33 Light Grey
  • Mundo de Uñas - 34 Dark Grey
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used stamping plate BPL-032 from Born Pretty Store (which is on sale right now).



Base: 2 coats of Gargoyle. I added both grey stamping polishes onto my stamping plate and scraped until they blended into a gradient. Stamped it onto my nails and sealed it in with Elemental Ward.



I've been enjoying this mani for just over 5 days now, which shows you I really like it. What do you think?

Love, Brethil

More winter warmth down here!


Friday, 18 November 2016

The Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Dots - Dotty triangle


Hi all!

It's nearly been another week already. Nailwise, not much has happened, I'm even wearing a single polish and no nail art right now. All my energy is gone with this awful cold I caught. Lucky for you I wore the mani I'm showing you today a week ago! It features one of Very Emily's collaboration polishes with Femme Fatale (which I was lucky enough to win!).


Polishes:
  • Femme Fatale - Nord-Pas-de-Calais Trio - La Sirène
  • Cirque - Cypress
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward


Base: Either 3 coats of Cypress or 2 coats of La Sirène. I added tiny dots with a dotting tool in a triangle shape on each nail with the other polish. I chose this combination because I feel like the shimmer in La Sirène appears coppery in certain angles. I ended with Elemental Ward.



I think Emily did a great job with this collaboration, it's a gorgeous polish (the other 2 are as well).

Love, Brethil

More dots down here!

Saturday, 12 November 2016

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Black base


Hi all!

Today I've got a vampy look for you, one day late obviously... oops. In my defense, I left my home just before 7 am in the morning and didn't get home until after midnight. I had a fun work outing (escape room and dinner). But you came here for the nails, so let's get to it then, shall we?


Polishes:
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Dark Matter
  • Cirque - Queen Majesty
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward


Base: 1 coat of Dark Matter. I added a layer of top coat and let it dry. Then I added some Whats Up Nails nail vinyls (Moroccan Stencils). I sponged on Queen Majesty next, removed the vinyl and sealed it in with two coats of Elemental Ward.


Look at that sparkle and shine!


Would you wear dark and vampy nail art like this? Let me know!

Love, Brethil

More black based nail art down here!

Monday, 7 November 2016

The Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Dots - Minty gradient dots


Hi all!

This month's theme is Dots! My first mani for this month is actually something I wore nearly two months ago. Hence the shorter nails *winks*.


Polishes:
  • Foxy Paws - Just Leave Everything To Me
  • Sinful Colors - 101 Snow Me White
  • Mundo de Unas - 24 aqua
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward


Base: 2 coats of Just Leave Everything to Me. On my accent nails I used Stick It! nail vinyls (pattern Bubble Stencils) and sponged a gradient on top with Snow Me White and Aqua. After removing the nail vinyl I added everything with my favourite top coat Elemental Ward.


Of course I didn't pay attention when placing the vinyls, that's why the big dots are on the tips versus near my cuticle. Which side do you prefer?



Ahhh, just look at that holo! Seriously loving this soft mint holo from Foxy Paws. You can still get it here before it's gone!

Love, Brethil

More dotty manicures down here!

Friday, 28 October 2016

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Halloween in the wrong colours


Hi all!

I bring you a Halloween mani. I don't celebrate Halloween, because it's not a real thing over here at all. But it was fun for a bit to think about wrong colours for Halloween. I didn't want to go the pastel route, so I went neon.


Polishes:
  • Wycon - Sugar Effect - No 835 Giallo Fluo
  • Wycon - no 277 Grigio Pietra
  • El Corazón - Matte Effect - 144 Neon
  • El Corazón - Matte Effect - 145 Neon


Base: 2 coats of Giallo Fluo, a neon yellow textured polish. I added ghosts with neon pink and bats with neon green. I had to outline the bats with Grigio Pietra to get a bit more contrast. No topcoat this time.


Doesn't this ghost look surprised? Must be the odd colours...


It was fun wearing neons in October, would you?

Love, Brethil

Check the other manis for more odd coloured Halloween ideas!

Saturday, 22 October 2016

The Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Pink Autumn - Leaves


Hi all!

For this month's NCC Pink Autumn theme I've got something I wore earlier this week. I really liked it, even if it was pink *winks*.


Polishes:
  • Barry M - Gelly - GNP20 Rose Hip
  • NYC - Foil Explosion - 011 Power of Elements
  • Mundo de Unas - 18 Silver
  • China Glaze - 551 Fairy Dust
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

And I also used Hēhē stamping plate 052.


Base: 2 coats of Rose Hip. Then I stamped with Power of Elements first, and later with the silver stamping polish. A coat of Elemental Ward first to prevent smearing, then Fairy Dust and then more Elemental Ward.


Leaves always make me smile, and this stamping plate is just so lovely. Just look at that fern leaf...


I'm thinking I have to do this mani in green sometime too, perhaps in spring...

Love, Brethil

More pink or autumnal mani's in the Inlinkz!