Monday, 14 January 2013

Blue and Purple Eggs

I was about to chop my nails so I thought I would try a different shape, I am not quite sure what you would call this shape, they aren't quite oval and the final look reminded me of eggs?!! Dinosaur eggs to be particular, this is the description I give to a lot of nails when they don't look quite right to me, especially when I have used the crackle polishes. Not a big fan of crackle polishes, I think I only own the one bottle and that is only because it came free as part of a Barry M deal. Also you get to see my left hand for a change, the shape of the nails on my right were, well worse!

Anyway onto the nails, I had a glitter from Claire's Accessories that I hadn't used yet, it is light purple hexagon glitter with blue micro glitter. Not knowing what base colour to use I opted for a gradient of the two colours. You can't really see the blue micro glitter in these pictures, as I said in my previous post I need a better camera so I can take better pictures of the nails up close.

Not a big fan of the final look of these nails, but I thought I would share for some feedback :)

Elegant Silver and White

I really liked the final look of these nails, I think they look rather elegant but they kind of make me think wedding nails, what do you think? I used a base colour of white then went over the white with a sheer pearly  white colour from Kiko, then finally stamped with silver using BM-314. It is one of my favourite images from that collection and can see myself using it again (perhaps gold and black, one of my fav combos).

I don't know what happened to clean up on the thumb, I need to go for an eye test, I probably need new glasses. Also I am convinced now that I need a better camera (hint hint to my sister, next time I see you your camera may go missing :) ) 

Still here!

Please excuse my lack of posting recently, I got busy over the Christmas period then started a new job in the new year, before I knew it I was out of the habit of regularly updating. Hopefully I'll get back into the swing of things again. I've had a few photos stored in the bank so should keep me going as soon as my nails regrow again.

Onto the nails! I did these a few months ago but think it only right to post them now, as the snow started falling here in the U.K yesterday. They are a aqua green and white gradient with silver snowflakes stamped on top.  I recently got gifted the new(ish)/latest bundle monster plates along with some dotting tools and glass files :)

I like the wintry feel to these nails but not actually enjoying the cold weather :( 
My nails are quite short here, I have recently been having a problem with breaking nails, anyone have any good tips or product recommendations? 

Friday, 30 November 2012

Laser Mani

I am not very good at using striping tape, I somehow can't manage to get it to stick properly and sometimes peel it too early and smudge the top polish. I was determined to keep at it though and having bought the new Barry M amethyst glitter decided to do a laser mani. I find this polish too bold to wear everyday so the black on top really helped tone it down. 

I really liked the final look of this mani and will keep at it with the striping tape. How do you guys use your striping tape?

Green, Pink and Gold Hexagonal Glitter

I was walking past Claire's last week and noticed a 3 for 2 offer across their nail products, so I picked up a few bottles. I found this pretty glitter with light pink, green and gold hexagonal glitters and bits of small silver glitter. I decided to play around with placing the glitter rather than just brush it on. The glitter was a bit small and the patterns would have probably looked better with some of the 'glequins' from the born pretty store, will be adding that to my wish list.

Indoor light:

And here is the polish

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Barry M Ruby Glitter

I wasn't supposed to by any polishes this month (strict orders from my sister, although she did buy me some caviar type polish n beads recently). I couldn't help myself though when I went into Boots and they were doing buy one get one half price across all the make up. I picked up Barry M Ruby glitter and Amethyst glitter. I layered it over white first and was told it looked like a doughnut with icing and sprinkles, mmmm doughnuts! I then used it in a jelly sandwich, the black glitter showed up really well, the red not so much unless under bright lights to pick up some reflection. 

I currently take my photos using my iPhone just because it is so easy to sync everything up between devices, it's not so good however to get close up shots so I am beginning to contemplate whether I should use a 'proper' camera. What do you guys think? 

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Call of Duty Black Ops 2

As you may have gathered I am a gamer girl and you can usually find me playing one of the call of duty games, which also obviously inspired my blog name. With the release of the new black ops yesterday, I thought it only right to do a mani to mark the occasion. I painted it all free hand, and I have just realised how difficult painting a circle is! 

Again apologies for the short post and lack of posts recently, once I get all the gaming out of my system I will be back with regular updates again  :)