Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Summer Stripes Nail Art

Yesterday I shared with you a swatch of Nude by Picture Polish mentioning it was the base of some nail art. Well ta da! Here are my striped nails fit for summer!

Striped Nail Art

Monday, 29 December 2014

Picture Polish - Nude - Swatch

Swatches are not really my forte but I stopped and took a quick couple of pictures of Nude by Picture Polish before I did some nail art on top. Anyways might as well share the pictures, so here they are.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Mini Present Nail Art

If you're ever feeling sad, just remember the little things in life < That right there is pretty much my new life motto. However by little things I mean itty baby things, like baby giraffes and kitties and puppies and teeny tiny nail polish bottles. I have recently obtained some baby nail polishes from my Ulta3 Advent calender. In tribute to the adorableness of these bottles, I decided to do some tiny Christmas nail art in way of tiny presents.

Friday, 19 December 2014

OPI Classy Glitter Gradient

Ah! I think I've found the most perfect glitter topper ever in OPI's Gaining Mole-mentum. It's got such a pretty combination of rose gold, gold and silver shard glitters that makes it classy and yet totally edgy. I decided to do a gradient of Gaining Mole-mentum over Did you 'ear about Van Gogh, for a work appropriate glitter gradient that is also subtly festive for the current Christmas season.

Christmas Sweater Nail Art

I want an ugly Christmas jumper especially after seeing a lot of cool Christmas sweater nail art on instagram! Unfortunately Christmas in Australia is a tad too hot to be wearing jumpers so I won't have a chance to wear one this year. Anyway, here is my version of Christmas sweater nail art.

Christmas Sweater

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Picture Polish Shades of Pink - Stamped Nails

At heart I love all things girly although I'm not necessarily a girly girl. So I am therefore in love with this pink gradient with stamped detail.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Christmas Stamped Nails

So I managed to find a Christmas related stamping image in my collection of stamping plates. It just also happens that I had some Celestial Cosmetic stamping polishes to test. Thus today's nail art!

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Bliss Kiss Nail Oil - Let's Get Naked Challenge

Recently I was lucky enough to win a prize in Simple Nail Art Tips 100k Facebook Giveaway. The prize was a starter kit of their raved about (at least by a lot of girls on instagram) Pure Nail Oil in the scent Summer. I've been wanting to try this nail oil for ages but was uncertain of whether it would work for me and therefore was reluctant to ship it in all the way from America just for it not to work. So thankfully I got this opportunity to try before I buy (and I definitely will be buying more). 

When I got the Bliss Kiss Pure Nail Oil in the mail, it suggested you start using the oil by doing an intense, three day hydration challenge, also know as the Let's Get Naked Challenge. This involves removing all nail polish and then applying small amounts of nail oil on your nails and cuticles, reapplying whenever you feel the oil has been absorbed. Well that's my description anyway, the full details are found here.

So without further ado, here are my nails (on my left hand anyway) before I started the hydration challenge.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Christmas Gradient

Nothing screams christmas like red, green and glitter. Or so I thought until asked if these were meant to be strawberries. Whatever, strawberries are cool, not Christmas cool but close enough. So say hello to my CHRISTMAS GRADIENT, potentially masquerading as casual strawberries, nails.

Christmas Gradient

Sunday, 7 December 2014

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas Nail Art

This time last year I was on an amazing adventure exploring the wonders of Europe (check out my friends blog for awesome pictures). I was lucky enough to spend Christmas with some of my awesome friends in Italy as part of this trip. However, unfortunately for me, fortunate for those people who don't like snow, my Christmas failed to be white. In fact the weather was surprisingly mild, barely raining for the entire time we were overseas. I mean, it was nothing compared to an Aussie sizzler Christmas, but it wasn't the quintessential  European white Christmas I was expecting. In dedication to one day hopefully getting snow on Christmas, here is my I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas nail art.

Snow Nail art

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Freckles Nail Art

Not really sure what to call this nail art. It kind of reminds me of donuts but that wasn't intentional. I did these with no plan and they kind of came out pretty cool.