Sunday, 30 September 2012

29- Inspired by the supernatural. [30 day challenge/ untrieds]

Hello.. It's nearly over :(
The [30 day challenge/ untrieds]; the posting every day without fail; the trying to capture the sun to take photos outside..

My mani today used the following:
Base polish: essence- ultimate pink
Stamping polish: ulta3- gold rush fever, konad- pastel blue, konad- purple pearl
Image plate: BM311 (love words), CH3 (heart), BM13 (cross), CH31 (music notes)

My supernatural mani is based on the love that God provides for us all. Something that is greater than we could ever imagine in size, and depth.
I believe it fits into the category for supernatural because His love is out of this world.

I included the music notes stamping because I could not imagine a life without music/ songs in it.

Also, I put a layer of essie- matte about you over the mani. I'll update with an extra pic tomorrow for you :)

[Update: here's the pic, with the matte topcoat]

Aaaaaaaand- only a few days left of the magnificent manis from the group linking up in the untrieds/ 30 day challenge.
How many untried polishes do you still have?
How many did you get through this past month?
Or how many polish bottles have you "rescued" from the shops this month?

Saturday, 29 September 2012

SSSP: French tips

Hello.. Welcome to another Sunday Stamping Sneak Peek (SSSP)..
The theme for this week from AIS is using a french tips design stamp.

I bought essence- french tip stickers during the week, so I could line up the stamp, but I forgot to use them before I stamped.. always next time.

The stamping didn't make it at the tips of my nails, but I like the way they are in the middle- like a bow on a present.

Started with a skittles of base colours- all newly acquired polish.

Stamping polish: Konad- white, Ulta3- gold rush fever
Image plate: CH24 (bow), CH54 (shopping text)
Black nail bits- for centre of bow.

Friday, 28 September 2012

28- Inspired by a flag. [30 day challenge/ untrieds]

Hello. I was going to do the easiest flag, or my homegrown Australian flag. But today I have tried to do something I wouldn't normally consider for the [30 day challenge/ untrieds].

So I went to the bookcase, found the atlas and pointed with my eyes closed on the world page to...
the top bit of Vietnam, but my chunky finger also was near Hainan, China.

I've chosen to do the Vietnam flag design- red (Butter London- pillar box red) and yellow (models own- lemon meringue).
Stamped the star image using BM05 and konad- white.

I found a lamp that is fairly bright, and can use it instead of waiting for the sun to pop up.

See you again tomorrow. Wow, nearly complete for the 30 day challenge.

Are you going to be doing the "This Is Halloween" Challenge? During October..

Don't forget to check out the others participating in the 30 day/ untrieds :)

Thursday, 27 September 2012

26- Inspired by a pattern. [30 day challenge/ untrieds]

Hello.. This post has been done at the last minute for day 26 of the [30 day challenge/ untrieds].

As it's inspired by a pattern day- I had this fabric chosen to recreate on my nails, but wasn't in the mood to do detailed bits..

So I was going to forfeit this day, until I saw the amazing manis from others also doing the challenge.

My Inspiration: is the stamping plate design I have used the most often, before when I only had 1 set, and seeing the sun shine today..

Base polish: Models own- fuzzy peach
Stamping polish: b collection by bloom- Osaka
Image plate: BM12

27- Inspired by artwork. [30 day challenge/ untrieds]

Hello.. I'm super happy I get to share with you my favourite artwork for today, as part of the [30 day challenge/ untrieds].
Inspiration: Escher print.

Base polish: essence- got a secret
Stamping polish:b colection by bloom- London 
Image plate: CH13
 Rimmel- Matte topcoat was applied through the middle of the design on each nail..

Haha, it dosn't look anything like the artwork.. But I would never have used this image plate unless the Escher print had given me inspiration..

See you tomorrow for inspired by a flag day :)

Hope everyone is checking out the amazing nails of others doing the challenge too.. click their links..

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

25- Inspired by fashion. [30 day challenge/ untrieds]

Hello.. I'm glad you can't see what I'm wearing while I type this.. it's nothing bad, just washing day limits the choices.
Onto today's mani for day 25- wow, nearly the end of the [30 day challenge/ untrieds].

My inspiration comes from the design in my favourite party dress. See pic below :)

Base polish: franken of Bourjois base smoother
Stamping polish: ulta3- orchid
Models own- sterling silver
Black nail flowers
Image plate: BM306

Take a look at others who have found fashion inspiration..

Monday, 24 September 2012

24- Inspired by a book. [30 day challenge/ untrieds]

Inspiration: for Today's book in the [30 day challenge/ untrieds] is...

Sunday, 23 September 2012

23- Inspired by a movie. [30 day challenge/ untrieds]

Hello.. Today is post number 50 for me :)

My movie inspiration for the [30 day challenge/ untrieds] is... 10 Things I Hate About You.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

SSSP: Someone else must choose

Hello.. Welcome to another Sunday Stamping Sneak Peek (SSSP)..
The theme for this week from AIS is "get another person to choose the image plate"..

I simply asked my nephew to choose a number between 1 and 50, he choose 40. I'll be using my new cheeky plates.

Base polish: essence- better late than never
Accent: essence- time for romance
Stamping polish: ulta3- gold rush fever, konad- white pearl (thumb)
Image plate: CH50 (thanks for choosing little man.)

22- Inspired by song. [30 day challenge/ untrieds]

Hello.. Today my inspiration for the nail art [30 day challenge/ untrieds] is the Lisa Mitchell song.

Friday, 21 September 2012

21- Inspired by colour. [30 day challenge/ untrieds]

Hello.. Today's polish for the [30 day challenge/ untrieds] is inspired by the name of a polish colour.
My pick is from b collection by bloom- Edinburgh.

Exactly 12 months ago, I was in the UK on a Topdeck trip, and we stayed a few days in Edinburgh, Scotland.. My favourite attraction in the city was the Camera Obscura. It's right near the Edinburgh Castle :) Travel pics to follow :)

From my heart

Hello.. Disclaimer: this post hasn't got beauty or nail stuff in it...

But here's a pic of my awesome shoes I'm wearing every time the sun decides to peek out, since I purchased them last week..

I want to share 2 songs that have recently been on the popular radio station, and I believe have changed me..

Thursday, 20 September 2012

20- water marbled. [30 day challenge/ untrieds]

Hello..Guess how many untried polishes I've gotten through during days 11- 20 for the [30 day challenge/ untrieds]?? More than 10, more than 20, no way- only 19 !

Oh yeah- it's also watermarble day today too :)

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

19- galaxies. [30 day challenge/ untrieds]

Hello..This is my inspiration in creating a mani that looks like a galaxy for the [30 day challenge/ untrieds].

I started with my base colour: b by bloom collection- London (a black polish, with silver holo glitter sparkles).
Then I was stuck how I should create the next layer, so left it for a bit.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

18- half moons. [30 day challenge/ untrieds]

Hello.. Today the theme is half moon nails for the [30 day challenge/ untrieds]. I have not done this type of mani before, but have had fun thinking up ideas for it.

The polish base is more purple-y and not as blue-y as it is in the photos.

Base polish: essence- passion for fashion
Stamping polish: ulta3- gold rush fever
Image plate: BM 310

Monday, 17 September 2012

17- glitter. [30 day challenge/ untrieds]

Hello..I'm going to be quick today and leave you with the pics and polish details for day 17 of the [30 day challenge/ untrieds].

Base polish: BC Co.- shade16 (light green) + BC Co.- shade 4 (purple glitter)
Dots: b by bloom collection- Dubai
Top coat: chi chi- paparazzi princess

And last pic today I hope makes you laugh (and not shudder in disgust), with my very awkward bottle pose.. I'm still such a newbie at this, and haven't found a comfy pose that I can do quickly..

See you tomorrow :)

Sunday, 16 September 2012

16- tribal print. [30 day challenge/ untrieds]

Hello everyone.. guess what? 
We are half way through the month, and half way through the challenge. Today for the [30 day challenge/ untrieds] is tribal print.

Left hand.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

SSSP: Leafies... and new pretties :)

Hello.. Welcome to another Sunday Stamping Sneak Peek (SSSP)..
The theme for this week from AIS is Leafies.. I'm pretty certain that means leaf/ leaves/ the bits on a tree that are not flowers??

Well.. awesome haulage for me this week, nail mail (card left on Monday for me to pick up, but only did it on Friday).

My Cheeky plates had arrived :)
I ordered the new set that everyone's raving about- on the pre-order. And while I was ordering..  the set of plates numbered CH 1-29, also jumped into my basket !!

Also this week on Monday I made a detour and picked up Instyle magazine on the way home. Butter London- pink ribbon is mine.
And I went to pre-purchase tickets for a charity screening on Sunday of Hotel Transylvania at our local shopping centre, raced into Safeway and now have 2 Instyle magazines, and Butter London- pillar box red for the bargain price of $8.95

Ok, onto the mani for AIS..

Right hand- stamped with essence- lime up

Right thumb- stamped with konad- white.

Left hand- stamped with insta dry- jumpin jade.

Thumb- stamped with konad- white.
Sorry I couldn't show you the stamping in green on the other nails, it disappeared, but was the same design as on the thumb..

Base polish: essence- vampire's love- gold old buffy
Stamping polish: sally hansen insta dry- jumpin' jade & konad- white & essence- lime up
Image plate: BM11

15- delicate print. [30 day challenge/ untrieds]

Hello.. Today the theme for the [30 day challenge/ untrieds] is delicate, the most obvious thing is lace.
Well that's what I tried to portray !!
Have a look for yourself and let me know..

Base polish: chi chi- booty-licious
Stamping polish: konad- pastel pink
Image plate: BM323 (Lace)

I had trouble stamping diagonally on my left hand, so you get to see righty mani pics today :)

This is a lovely colour base, used 3-4 coats and in the sun you can still see that I have VNL, but the shimmer in the polish is beautiful..
Tribal tomorrow, something else I have not done, yet... Have you done tribal or delicate nails, what did they look like??

Friday, 14 September 2012

14- flowers. [30 day challenge/ untrieds]

Hello.. I've got a late mani for you today, busy week :)
Great ideas that everyone has had for the same topic each day on the [30 day challenge/ untrieds].

Base polish: essence- movie star + savvy- purple viking
Stamping polish:  essence- passion for fashion + TBN- pewter
holo flat nail jewels
Image plate: BM320 (Giant flower)

I had sooo much trouble getting good pics to put put up, it loooked all shiny and colourful in person, but the camera wouldn't capture it for me :)

Super blurry pic, but I can clearly see the flower on the side of my pinky.

Last pic, shows the nice flower on my pointer.