Friday, 18 August 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - The End of Summer

Hi all!

Time flies! Can't believe the summer is nearly over... I haven't had much time off yet though. I've been working during the summer months, I'll have to wait till the second half of September before I've got some time off. Today is also the first time I'm showing you a special purple polish by Lak door Tijn. For the non-dutchies, this is a polish created by a sweet boy called Tijn who got our country polishing their nails for charity. Tijn had brainstem cancer and wanted to collect 1 million euro to fund a robot that can help children with this type of cancer in their treatment. Normal chemotherapy does not work for this type of cancer, and there wasn't a robot in the country for convection enhanced delivery of chemotherapy. He was the face of a crowd funding campaign that sold 4 different polishes. I bought the purple one. Tijn died the day after his crowd funding campaign reached the 1 million mark on July 7th. He was only 6 years old.

  • Polish My Life - Pumpkin Mashup
  • Polish My Life - Deep, Dark & Couture
  • Lak door Tijn - purple
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used stamping plate BPL-026 from Born Pretty Store.

Base: 1 coat of Pumpkin Mashup. I sponged on a gradient with Pumpkin Mashup, the purple Lak door Tijn and Deep, Dark & Couture. I stamped with that last polish as well. Top coated with Elemental Ward.

I really loved this gradient with vampy tips, what do you think?

Love, Brethil

More End of Summer nails down here!

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Flowers - Dwarf Roses

Hi all!

For my second flowers mani this month, I dug around into my vault again. This is a mani I did over a year ago when my nail shape was still square. It's simple, but lovely.

  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Nobody Tosses A Dwarf!
  • W7 - 54 Roast Chestnut
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

Base: 2 coats of Nobody Tosses A Dwarf!. I painted on the roses with a nail art brush and Roast Chestnut. Topped it all with Elemental Ward.

Do you like this simple rose mani? Let me know!

Love, Brethil

More flowery nails down here!

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Flowers - Red & Coral Flowers

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Hi all!

The month of August is all about Flowers! Considering I have a lot of mani's in my vault with flowers, this shouldn't be too hard for me. Today's mani was actually on my nails back in January... I showed a sneak preview of the work in progress on Instagram, but never got around to posting the mani... so here it is!

  • Polish My Life - Birthday Suit
  • Polish My Life - Ruby Red Shoes
  • Essence - 35 engaged
  • Essence - 48 my love diary
  • Essence - 159 the green & the grunge
  • Essence - 150 upper green side

  • Catrice - LE Eve In Bloom - C05 Blossom you, blossom me
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Stone of Time
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Pretty Like Poison
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - I Live, I Die, I Live Again
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used Born Pretty Store stamping plate BP-119 (#37518) which was given to me to review.

Base: Birthday Suit, can't remember if I did 1 or 2 coats. You hardly see it anyway. I had made stamping decals beforehand using all the different polishes listed above. I applied them to my nails a few days after I made the decals and sealed it all in with Elemental Ward.

Look at that sparkle in I Live, I Die, I Live Again, isn't it lovely?

I remember I loved wearing this, and I should make some nice decals again soon, you can store them in a plastic bag for a couple of days in advance.

Born Pretty Store kindly gave me a discount code to share with you all! If you use code BBL91 you get 10% off your purchase! You can find their nail art products here! And they offer worldwide free shipping!

Love, Brethil

More flowery nails down here!

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Beach/Ocean - Underwater Fish

Hi all!

And apparently a month has passed since I last posted... even if this mani has been sitting in my draft folder for weeks. I still do at least 2 mani's a week, it's just the editing photos and writing blogposts that gets shoved aside for other stuff. Anyway, this month is all about the ocean or beach... So I have so fish for you!

  • Essence - 11 instant match
  • Essence - 101 crashed the party?!
  • Kaleidoscope - stamping 02 white
  • Kaleidoscope - Aquarelle tints - 10
  • Kaleidoscope - Aquarelle tints - 11
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used stamping plate VL012 by Vivid Lacquer.

Base: 1 coat of Instant match, 1 coat of Crashed the party. I stamped in white and then used the aquarelle tints to colour it in. Topped with Elemental Ward.

I love the blue base, it is a one coater... just amazing.

Love, Brethil

More beachy/ocean nails down here!

Sunday, 25 June 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Going on holiday & NCC presents Neon

Hi all!

It's been two weeks since my last post, life has just been even busier than ever. Today I'm combining two prompts for two challenges. The prompts are "Going on holiday" and "Neon". Summer holiday and neons just go together perfectly. Not that I'm going on summer holiday, but still.

  • Catrice - 82 A Gallon of Melon
  • Catrice - 107 Robinson Coralsoe
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

Base:  one coat of Melon, then I did a gradient with Melon at the cuticle and Coralsoe at the tips. I applied nail vinyls from Vinyl Quickies (out of business now I believe) and  then did a reverse gradient. After I removed the vinyls I top coated with Elemental Ward.

This mani did make me feel very summery, what do you think?

Love, Brethil

More Going on holiday nails down here!

More Neons here!

Friday, 9 June 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Water

Hi all!

Today's theme is Water. I went with a polish that has a water related name and a stamping image that reminds me of seaweed. I do tend to lean to easy nail art during weekdays when I've got little time, like stamping.

  • KIKO - Sugar Mat -  644 Sea Blue
  • Kaleidoscope - Stamping 06 Mint
  • Kaleidoscope - Stamping 17 Turquoise
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used a Born Pretty Store stamping plate, plate BPL-026.

Base: 2 coats of Sea Blue, this is a textured polish, I did add a layer of Elemental Ward before stamping though. I then double stamped with the Mint and Turquoise stamping polish and ended with more Elemental Ward to smooth it all out.

I love this colour combination! What do you think?

Love, Brethil

More water related nails down here!

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Neon - Lambada Lightning

Hi all!

As I mentioned in my previous NCC post, this month our theme is Neon. It's getting warmer here, so wearing neon colours is very appropriate. I love this green polish called Lambada, so I had to use it.

  • Foxy Paws - Lambada
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Dark Matter
  • Essence - 33 wild white ways
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used Hēhē plate 093.

Base: 2 coats of Lambada, a neon green holographic polish. I double stamped the tiny lightning bolts with white first and black second. Topped it all with Elemental Ward.

My double stamping skills are not the best, but I really don't mind with this, it just looks fun.

Are you getting into wearing neons these days as well? Let me know!

Love, Brethil

More Neon mani's down here!