Sunday, 25 June 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Going on holiday & NCC presents Neon


Hi all!

It's been two weeks since my last post, life has just been even busier than ever. Today I'm combining two prompts for two challenges. The prompts are "Going on holiday" and "Neon". Summer holiday and neons just go together perfectly. Not that I'm going on summer holiday, but still.


Polishes:
  • Catrice - 82 A Gallon of Melon
  • Catrice - 107 Robinson Coralsoe
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward


Base:  one coat of Melon, then I did a gradient with Melon at the cuticle and Coralsoe at the tips. I applied nail vinyls from Vinyl Quickies (out of business now I believe) and  then did a reverse gradient. After I removed the vinyls I top coated with Elemental Ward.



This mani did make me feel very summery, what do you think?

Love, Brethil

More Going on holiday nails down here!


More Neons here!

Friday, 9 June 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Water


Hi all!

Today's theme is Water. I went with a polish that has a water related name and a stamping image that reminds me of seaweed. I do tend to lean to easy nail art during weekdays when I've got little time, like stamping.


Polishes:
  • KIKO - Sugar Mat -  644 Sea Blue
  • Kaleidoscope - Stamping 06 Mint
  • Kaleidoscope - Stamping 17 Turquoise
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used a Born Pretty Store stamping plate, plate BPL-026.



Base: 2 coats of Sea Blue, this is a textured polish, I did add a layer of Elemental Ward before stamping though. I then double stamped with the Mint and Turquoise stamping polish and ended with more Elemental Ward to smooth it all out.



I love this colour combination! What do you think?

Love, Brethil

More water related nails down here!

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Neon - Lambada Lightning


Hi all!

As I mentioned in my previous NCC post, this month our theme is Neon. It's getting warmer here, so wearing neon colours is very appropriate. I love this green polish called Lambada, so I had to use it.


Polishes:
  • Foxy Paws - Lambada
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Dark Matter
  • Essence - 33 wild white ways
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used Hēhē plate 093.


Base: 2 coats of Lambada, a neon green holographic polish. I double stamped the tiny lightning bolts with white first and black second. Topped it all with Elemental Ward.


My double stamping skills are not the best, but I really don't mind with this, it just looks fun.


Are you getting into wearing neons these days as well? Let me know!

Love, Brethil

More Neon mani's down here!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Green - Stripes & Leaves


Hi all!

This post is going up a bit too late, as it actually belongs to May's Green theme. June's theme is Neon, so you've got that still to look forward to later this month!


Polishes:
  • Essence - 83 pretty cool life
  • Essence - 159 the green & the grunge
  • Essence - 139 walk on the wild side
  • Polish My Life - Le Top Coat


Base: 2 coats of pretty cool life. I added stripes on some nails and fern leaves on the rest. I just used a striping brush for both. Topped it with Le Top Coat.



I really enjoyed this green combo! Now to think of some fun neon stuff to do on my nails!

Love, Brethil

More green down here!

Sunday, 28 May 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Lilac, pink + gold


Hi all!

This week we're pairing lilac, pink and gold. I wasn't too thrilled about gold, because I dislike anything gold coloured really. It's just not for me, I prefer silver. But I managed to add it in such a way that it wasn't too obnoxious for me.


Polishes:
  •  Polish My Life - Muscat Martini
  • Barry M - Gelly - GNP20 Rose Hip
  • L.A. Girl - 3D Effects - Dazzling Pink
  • Kaleidoscope - Stamping 01 Black
  • Mundo de Unas - 17 Gold
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward


I used two stamping plates, Bundle Monster's BM-606 and MoYou London's Mother Nature 04.



Base: 2 coats of Muscat Martini. I stamped with the gold stamping polish and the tiny triangles from BM-606. I made stamping decals with the dainty looking flowers from the other stamping plate and both pink polishes. I stuck those on and topped it all with Elemental Ward.



I hope you like this mani, I'm still not sure about the gold, but it wasn't too obvious in this mani.

Love, Brethil

More lilac, pink & gold pairings down here!

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Green - Minty Leopard


Hi all!

My second green mani for this month is with a special one-of-a-kind polish, one of the orphan polishes I rescued from Lucky 13 Lacquer. Orphans are those polishes that are prototype "fails", yet lovely all the same.


Polishes:
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - A Little Encourage-Mint
  • Born Pretty - #18 Green
  • Kaleidoscope - stamping 06 Mint
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

Stamping plate I used is Hēhē 076.



Base: 2 coats of Encourage-Mint. I did some double stamping with both stamping polishes and ended with top coat.


Isn't this a lovely orphan?


I hope you liked this simple mani with a lovely polish!

Love, Brethil

More green down here!

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Green - Contour glitter map


Hi all!

This month is all about green. I was needing some glitter and this mani happened. Mint green is green after all.


Polishes:
  • NYC - 035 Cupcakes and Latte
  • Barry M - GTNP4 Catwalk Queen
  • Kaleidoscope - Stamping 06 Mint
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used Hēhē stamping plate 091.



Base: 1 coat of Cupcakes and Latte topped with 2 coats of Catwalk Queen. I topcoated and then stamped the contour map image with the mint stamping polish from Kaleidoscope. I added some more Catwalk Queen here and there to make it more interesting and then topcoated again.



Glittery nails do make me happy! What do you think?

Love, Brethil

More green down here!

Friday, 12 May 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Yellow and 1 bold colour


Hi all!

For some reason the amount of mani's I do exceeds what I manage to get online.... my vault is growing... ugh. Anyways, this week's prompt is about Yellow and 1 bold colour. I paired the palest of yellows with bold blue dots.


Polishes:
  • Polish My Life - Rays of Sun
  • Barry M - GNP5 - Blueberry
  • Barry M - GNP27 - Damson
  • Barry M - GNP17 - Blue Grape
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward


Base: 2 coats of Rays of Sun. With a dotting tool I added the blue dots. Sealed it all in with top coat.



This yellow is so lovely, it's the palest yellow I own and very opaque. Gotta love that Polish My Life creme formula.

Love, Brethil

More yellow combined with bold colours down here!

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: Spring - Opal Mermaid


Hi all!

This month I've even got a third Spring mani for you, more pastel goodness. Today a subtle mermaid look.


Polishes:
  • Femme Fatale - Opal Coast
  • Cirque - Book of Shadows
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward


Base: 2 coats of Opal Coast or 3 coats of Book of Shadows. I applied some Whats Up Nails mermaid scale nail vinyls and then sponged on the other polish. Top coated with Elemental Ward.



I really enjoyed this subtle mermaid look. What do you think?

Love, Brethil

More Spring nails down here!