12.21.2014

Xmas NOTD - Peek-a-Boo Polar Bears!


Hello there lovely readers & a happy Sunday to you. Hope you're all having a fab weekend, the last weekend till Xmas no less! Boy did that come around quickly eh? Still can't quite believe 2015 is just around the corner.

So seeing as we still have us a few days till the big Crimbo lets roll out another festive mani shall we? Today I have some cute Peek-a-boo Polar bears to share with you :)


Hehe something a bit different eh? I wanted to go for something with a sort of frosty vibe & what better than some cute polar bears!


To start off I applied two coats of an old favourite, Models Own Bloo Bloo, a lovely baby blue crème, so much love for this pretty pastel shade!


To create my cheeky polar bears I grabbed my nail art brush and some white polish to freehand the heads onto the tips of my nails, by basically drawing a rough circular shape, before using a dotting tool to add on the ears.


Then using a black nail art pen I added on a wee button nose & two eyes. You know me & my need/love for sparkle so for this mani I couldn't resist sprinkling on some pretty blue holographic hexagonal glitters before sealing with topcoat to finish! Though I do suggest waiting a few minutes unlike impatient moi who went straight in & resulted in dragging the black polish... :-/


Thanks as always for reading dolls! Keep sparkling!

Lotsa love to ya!


12.17.2014

Xmas NOTD - Christmas Trees!

Ello ello loves and happy hump day! Things always seem a wee bit better once you've passed the midweek mark non? Work has been manic of late so very much looking forward to a weekend of festive fun with a visit to a Xmas market & catching up with friends before the holiday.

Today’s festive mani comes in the form of some Christmas Trees :) I did a Christmas tree manicure last year as well, using the cello tape technique to create the design however this time I decided to just freehand them :)


For my base I applied a neutral background with one coat of Barry M Vanilla from the matte collection. Then to create my trees I grabbed a fine nail art brush & a variety of different green polishes from my ever growing collection to get started on my trees ;)


The first green is this yummy green crème Wild Cactus from Color Club. Starting from the top of the nail I just drew an upside down V shape before creating strokes outwards for the pine branches down to the tips of the nail.


Next I used another lovely green from Color Club, sadly my bottle is nameless! *sad face* This one has a pretty glass fleck like finish & added a nice bit of definition to my trees.


Finally I felt another green was required so I used Ego Green by Fashionista which is actually a magnetic polish but I loved the shade so much & twas the perfect green to add a last bit of detail.


Every Christmas tree needs its decorations so I decided to go all out with the round rhinestones, not forgetting a wee star on the top to finish! Seal it all with a coat or two of topcoat & done!


Hope you liked! Thanks as always for reading lovelies!

Lotsa love to ya!


12.13.2014

Xmas NOTD - Santa Claus!

Hello there lovely readers!

I hope you're all having a great Saturday. With Xmas literally just around the corner now I want to try & squeeze out as many festive manis as possible so here we go me dears, Xmas nails number three are dedicated to the dude himself...the big red...Mr St Nick Santa Claus :)




What do you think? I was out in Westfields yesterday & it seemed to go down quite well with a few shop assistants which was lovely! I did a similar manicure last year with just the jackets but I wanted to do it a wee bit differently this year so decided to plonk on his bushy bearded face & a bobbly hat too!


A beautiful & vibrant red was clearly needed for this mani & this time I opted for Risky Red by 17 which was just the right shade. I applied two coats to my thumb, pointer & ring fingers, then used some nail art pens in white, black & gold to create the jacket & buckle details.


For my Father Christmas face I applied some Risky Red just to the top half of the nail, then went in with some white polish & a dotting tool to create the hat bobbles & beard, before finishing off with two little black dots for eyes & a bright pink dot for his wee nose.


The Santas hat on the little finger couldn't be simpler, just draw on a triangle shape using a fine nail art brush & red polish, I went over the red with some pretty red glitter for a touch of sparkle. Then I just dotted on the hats bobbles using a small dotting tool & white polish.


Finish it all with one or two coats of glossy topcoat & that's it! Thanks as always for reading lovelies! Have a fab weekend & catch up soon! 

Lotsa love to ya!

12.09.2014

Xmas NOTD - Christmas Wreaths


Ello ello lovelies!

Coming at you with another festive mani today in the form of some Christmas Wreaths :) Incorporating all the reds, greens & golds definitely got me in the festive mood with these nails & I loved wearing them! This design was inspired by the fab Chalkboard Nails.


For my base I used what is probably one of my favourite Essie polishes, Beyond Cozy. A simply stunning pale gold shimmering opaque glitter with an almost textured like finish it really is a BEAUT. This was two coats applied.


To create my wreaths I first used Models Own Green Tea & a dotting tool to draw on the curved C shape.


To add more definition I couldn't resist dabbing on some Zoya Rina. This lovely shade is jam packed full of fine green bar glitters, great for giving a slight leafy texture look to my wreaths.


Then for the red bows I used a fine nail art brush & Rimmel's Double Decker Red to freehand the little bows just beneath the wreaths.


To make the bows really stand out I went over them with a bit Color Club Red Glitter using the same nail art brush.


And well because its Xmas I lastly added a few gold hexagonal glitters over my wreaths for a bit of added sparkle before sealing it all with a couple of coats of topcoat.


Hope you liked the festive mani dolls! Thanks as always for reading!

Lotsa love to ya!