Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Whimsical Mist

Polishes used:
Aqua Mist With a Twist- Misa (Two coats)
Whimsical- Revlon (Two coats)

It was hard getting any colour out of these puppies, even after 2 coats of Aqua Mist and two coats of Whimsical. (But that's what you get when you do sheer polish over sheer polish I guess.) Anyhoo, I still really likes the final result, it was very pretty and dainty. :)

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Milani Hi-Res

Polishes used:
Hi-Res- Milani

Here are the other holographic polish pictures that I promised in yesterdays post. Look how cool it is!!!

With flash:

Friday, 25 May 2012

Dizzy stamped holo!

 Polishes used:
Cyberspace- Milani
Black Konad stamping polish

Bundle Monster plate # 221

Firstly, I'm really getting over my silly aversion to blue nail polish. I've got about 3 new blues that I am waiting to try on. Secondly after having tried Milani's purple holo Hi-Res, I fell in love and wanted more. (I used Hi-Res for a nail art mani but I'll post more pictures of it solo soon!) I tried to choose a stamp that would accentuate the dizzying effect of the polish and I am quite happy with the result!

Sort of reminds me of an optical illusion.....

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Dress matching manicure

Polishes used:
Mermaid's Tears- OPI
Black- Art Deco

Went to a wedding last weekend and naturally used it as an excuse to buy a new dress. (Then accidentally found a really nice pair of shoes to go with it...) Anyway I knew Mermaid's Tears would be the perfect match!

 Ze dress:
 (And my sweet hubby.)

Ze nails:

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Yellow and Purple Summer Mani

Polishes used:
Zealous- Revlon
Grape Juice- China Glaze
Purple glitter- Art Deco

A really bright summer manicure. The Revlon colour caught my attention and I had to take it home. It is pretty sheer though and took 3 coats to get a nice even look. I then tapped Grape Juice onto the corners and topped it with a purple glitter.

Ze close-up.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Crescent Moons

Polishes used:
You Don't Know Jacques- OPI
White Konad stamping polish

So I tried to create a crescent moons by dotting white and then the same base colour over top. It worked for the most part, came out a little lighter over the white polish though. Maybe two coats would have been more successful? 

Monday, 14 May 2012

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Fenced in Houston

Polishes used:
Houston We Have A Purple- OPI
White Konad polish

Nothing overly exciting here, just a quick stamp. The colour came out quite a bit lighter than what was in the bottle.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Monkey See Monkey Do: Tattoo Butterflies

The Purple Crumpet Fairy presents:

Polishes used:
Petal Pusher- Sally Hansen
Temporary tattoo 

My original inspiration came from More Nail Polish. She did a great how-to video as well. Here is her photo:

 And here is my copy!

Here are a bunch of other talented ladies participating:

Spring Giveaway Winner!

A very big congratulations to FIA! She is the winner of the spring giveaway.

Fia was randomly selected by Rafflecopter for helping spread the word about the giveaway on her Tumblr account: www.greenteaandbiscotti.tumblr.com

Thanks to everyone to entered, the next giveaway will be for 100 followers.

Congrats again Fia!

Friday, 4 May 2012


 Polishes used:
Glitz and Glam- Orly

This is the craziest thickest gold ever. I was in a rush doing this mani and the pictures you see are just ONE coat.

 Gettin' in close:

Pure magic.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

I Frankened!!

For those who don't know, Frankening a polish is the art of mixing polishes and adding things to polishes to create something new and unique. (Taken obviously from Frankenstein.)

From left to right I have lovingly dubbed my colours:

To be Frank

Here are the bottles I started with:

Then I added a micro-fine glitter and a second bigger octagonal glitter to the bottles. Here is the process: 


Shelley got the bright pink treatment. 

To Be Frank

To Be Frank was doused with silver glitter.


Funny things happened when I added gold glitter to the purple polish, it turned it brownish. I didn't like it at first but once I tried it on, I kind of fell for it.

In addition here is a mega Franken fail:
This was a clear top coat that I mixed a multi colour glitter into but the colours ran and turned the polish reddish-brown.

Have you ever Frankened? Do you like what I came up with? Leave me a comment below!