Thursday, 23 March 2017

Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Black & White - Leafy


Hi all!

Today I've got my second black & white mani for you. A bit simpler because I usually don't have that much time to do my nails.


Polishes:
  • Polish My Life - Stripped
  • Kaleidoscope - stamping 01 black
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used Born Pretty Store stamping plate BP-L047.



Base: 2 coats of Stripped. I stamped using the Kaleidoscope stamping polish and then topped it with Elemental Ward.



This is a pretty simple mani, but I enjoyed it. Okay, for a day and then I had to add colour by leadlighting the leaves.... *winks*

Love, Brethil

More black & white nails down here!

Sunday, 19 March 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Spring Animals


Hi all!

Spring is definitely here, flowers starting to bloom everywhere. I love this season. This week we're all about Spring Animals. My mani is inspired by this image. As usual, a few days late *winks*


 Polishes:
  • Catrice - LE Sand'Sation - C03 Sandhopper
  • Kaleidoscope - 02 White
  • Kaleidoscope - 06 Mint
  • Kaleidoscope - 79 Gray-Blue
  • Kaleidoscope - 81 Bisque
  • Kaleidoscope - 84 Manatee
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Dark Matter
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward


Base: 2 coats of Sandhopper, a textured polish.  Adding the rest was a bit tricky since I didn't topcoat it first. I used a dotting tool and nail art brush to add the bunny faces, flowers and leaves. I topcoated everything twice to smooth everything out.


I do love the sparkle the base polish brings.


I hope you like this cutesie mani!

Love, Brethil

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Black & White - Drip Marble


Hi all!

This month is all about black & white. I had to try a drip marble again in more regular marble colours.


Polishes:
  • Polish My Life - Stripped
  • I Love Nail Polish - A.C. Slater
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Stardust
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward


Marble nails: I created drip marble decals using the tutorial from My Simple Little Pleasures using Stripped, Stardust and A.C. Slater. Accent nails: base 2 coats of Stripped. I cut out pieces of marble decals and stuk them on, adding an outline with A.C. Slater. Everything was topped with Elemental Ward.


I really love the marble look and the randomness of it.



What do you think of this look?

Love, Brethil

More black & white nails down here!

Sunday, 5 March 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Mixed tape mani


Hi all!

A few days late, but here's my interpretation of Mixed tape mani. I used two types of striping tape.


Polishes:
  • I Love Nail Polish - MEGA
  • Essence - 22 i ♥ my blue jeans
  • Essence - 128 let's get lost
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward


Base: 2 coats of MEGA. I used both wide straight tape and waved tape to section off random areas. I filled two areas with the blue polishes, removed the tape and then sealed it all with Elemental Ward.



Bonus image with direct light to show off the holo in MEGA.


Hope you enjoyed this,

Love, Brethil


Sunday, 26 February 2017

Some random Lucky 13 Lacquer swatches

Hi all!

I was browsing through my vault and found a couple of swatch photos I haven't posted yet, these are all Lucky 13 Lacquers.


First off is Accio Lacquer. A polish created together with Accio Lacquer blogger Misha who is sadly not actively blogging anymore. She was one of my favourite bloggers though. Anyway, this is two coats and Elemental Ward top coat you see here.


Accio Lacquer is a lovely taupe with gold and red micro flakes.



Next is Pi-Curious, I can't remember if this was 2 or 3 coats though, I'm sorry. Also including Elemental Ward top coat.


Pi-Curious is a purple jelly with flakes and blue and magenta micro glitters.



The last swatch is for If Convenient, Come All the Same. This is two coats and Elemental Ward top coat.


If Convenient is a purple jelly with an assortment of glitters, including large circle glitters. I just love the depth.


I hope you like this odd collection of swatches!

Love, Brethil

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: A New Beginning - Radial gradient


Hi all!

Today I've got another new thing for you. New for me that is, because I've never done a radial gradient before. And I covered it with stamping using a new stamping plate as well *winks*.


Polishes:
  • Barry M - Gelly - GNP 6 Prickly Pear
  • Barry M - Gelly - GNP 5 Blueberry
  • Barry M - Gelly - GNP 12 Green Berry
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Dark Matter
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

The new stamping plate is BP-L052 from Born Pretty Store (item 36310). It has all these mandala type designs.



Base: Prickly Pear. I sponged on the radial gradient with a cosmetic sponge. These polishes were not the best pick for a gradient because they aren't true cremes and not as opaque. But I got there in the end. I stamped different mandala images on top with Dark Matter. Elemental Ward to seal it all in.



Even though my radial gradient is not that well centered, I did like this mani. Those mandala stamping images are great for making decals with as well.

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 mani's from the NCC ladies down here!

Friday, 17 February 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Blue Floral


Hi all!

For today's Blue Floral I actually checked my mani archives first and found this neglected one. I wore this mani way back in August 2015 and did not make it to the blog until today. I used one of my favourite L13L polishes: Softening the Bad Things. It's one of the few polishes with gold that I love. I'm just not into gold.


Polishes:
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Softening the Bad Things
  • Essence - 22 i ♥ my blue jeans
  • Essence - 157 my fortune cookie
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used Bundle Monster's BM-616 stamping plate.



Base: 2 coats of Softening the Bad Things. I stamped using i ♥ my blue jeans and then added the gold inside the stamping. Topped with Elemental Ward.



I actually enjoyed digging this mani from the vaults, do you?

Love, Brethil

More Blue Florals down here!