Friday, 13 January 2017

The Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Winter - Silver Snowflakes


Hi all!

More snowflakes for this month! And seeing we actually had snowflakes falling down today (even if they've already melted away), it's quite appropriate too!


Polishes:
  • Essence - 33 wild white ways
  • Mundo de Unas - 18 Silver
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Stardust
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used MoYou London's stamping plate 02 from the Festive Collection.



Base: one coat of wild white ways and one coat of Stardust. Then I stamped on snowflakes with wild white ways first and then with the silver stamping polish on top of that. Sealed it all in with Elemental Ward.


The white snowflakes are very subtle, but I do like having them there peeking through.


Are you fed up with snowflakes yet? I'm not, so you're warned *winks*

Love, Brethil

More winter mani's down here!

Sunday, 8 January 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - New Year New You


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Hi all!

I'm a tad late with this post (2 days...), but I had no idea what to post for this prompt. I'm not a person to reinvent myself each year, I'm not into New Year resolutions and all that. So I decided to give you a mani of something I love. Something green, something leafy.


Polishes:
  • Polish My Life - Birthday Suit
  • Polish My Life - 1950's Mint Fridge
  • Born Pretty Store - 18
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

And I also used stamping plate BP-L047 (item 36305) that Born Pretty Store sent me for review.



Base: either 2 coats of Birthday Suit or 2 coats of Mint Fridge. On my Birthday Suit bases I stamped with Mint Fridge and vice versa using the 3rd from left image on the bottom row. Then I stamped over that with the green stamping polish and  the 3rd from right image on the top row. Sealed it all in with Elemental Ward.


For some reason I forgot to take pictures of my usual second hand pose, so these two are all you get. I absolutely adored this mani, what do you think?

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 New Year New You mani's down here!

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Born Pretty Store review - Harunouta L020 - Paisley

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Hi all!

A while ago I got a few stamping plates from Born Pretty Store to review for you. Today I've got a plate from the Harunouta brand for you. It's all paisley and I went for a simple mani, one I can manage on my short evenings when I don't have that much time to do my nails.


Polishes:
  • Polish My Life - Little Red Dress
  • Polish My Life - Birthday Suit
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used stamping plate Harunouta L020 from Born Pretty Store (item #37413).



Base: 2 coats of Little Red Dress (although if you don't have ridges on your nails you can get away with one coat). I used Birthday Suit to stamp with, Birthday Suit is a very opaque off-white. Sealed everything in with Elemental Ward.


Of course I still can't stamp straight (and I haven't found a clear stamper that works for me yet)...


Isn't that paisley plate adorable?

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

Monday, 2 January 2017

The Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Winter - Flakies and Flakes


Hi all!

This mani is inspired by a winter mani Yagala did a while ago using iridescent foil and gel polish. I used a flakie topper instead because using pieces of foil didn't really work for me with regular polish, it went all bumpy. But this is a great alternative for those of us who just use ordinary polish.


Polishes:
  • Barry M - Gelly - GNP5 Blueberry
  • Essence - 33 wild white ways
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Neutron Star
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Stardust
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward


Base: 2 coats of Blueberry and one coat of Neutron Star, the flakie topper. I mixed some wild white ways and Stardust and dabbed it along the edges (although you can barely see it). With a nail art brush and wild white ways I added the snowflakes. Topped everything with Elemental Ward.


Aren't those flakies delicious?



I can wear snowflakes all winter long... I just love them a lot.

Love, Brethil

More Winter nails down here!

Monday, 26 December 2016

The Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Holiday Season - Christmas Greetings


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Hi all!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas if you celebrate it. This mani is what's on my nails at the moment.


Polishes:
  • L.A. Girl - 3D Effects - GNL303 Teal Dimension
  • SinfulColors - 101 Snow Me White
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer -  I Live, I Die, I Live Again
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Pretty Like Poison
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Stone of Space
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Stardust
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used stamping plate BP-L056 (item 37097) from Born Pretty Store. It's a real Christmas themed plate, although some images can be used during winter or at other times as well.



Base: 2 coats of Teal Dimension. I stamped with Snow Me White and I used two different images from the BP-L056 plate. Then I used the other polishes to add some colour and I sealed everything in with Elemental Ward.




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 Holiday Season themed nails down here!

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!