Monday, 1 September 2014

Polish Party: Glitter or Gems

So I've been rather quiet on the blog front in the last few months, as some of you know- I lost my mojo. Hopefully this is the start of getting back into it, but for the foreseeable future, I will only be posting Polish Party nails on my blog, and any other designs I will do, will be posted to my Twitter: @Smugginsx 

I couldn't decide between two designs I did for this months gems or glitter theme, so I'll just cheat and post both!

Firstly, I created the pink nails- using Barry M Pink Flamingo. I started off with a whole mix-match of nails and then decided to calm it down a bit as it looked a bit OTT.


After staring at my pink nails, and wondering why I ALWAYS opt for pink nails, I wanted to redo my whole idea for the Polish Party theme. So I got too it, and opted for Barry M's Matte selection, in Mocha- the use of Mocha and gold compliment each other so well, it's one of my preferred colour combinations!

Hopefully I will get involved each month from now on, but since I have just landed a new job (Yey!) where I'm not allowed to wear nail polish (Booooo!) I will have to see if I have the time!


Sunday, 20 April 2014

Wedding Ready

So I knew my cousins wedding was coming up this year when I made my sister a load of nails back at Christmas time. So I thought I would make her a set of wedding ready nails which she wore 2 weeks ago for the wedding.
All done using Barry M: Peach Melba and a gold glitter. The gold glitter polish ended up having about 5 coats so it was super sparkly! 
I picked up the decals on Ebay cheap, around £2 for a set of around 100 stickers. They worked perfectly and were thin enough to not cause raised edges which is brilliant! The stickers made these nails easy peasy to do! 

Monday, 31 March 2014

Polish Party: Spring Theme

So I had to miss last months theme as I was bogged down with Uni work, but I managed to fit it in this month! My lovely friend and I had a pamper night, and she let me use her nails as hers are A LOT longer than mine, as you can see. My nails are in pretty bad condition atm as I have no time to look after them with so much work to do, final year of uni means dissertation time! Eeeek.
I used a variety of Barry M's pastles, with one Gelly, but silly me didn't take a note of what colours they were, and the majority of them are down at my uni flat and it's spring break so I wont see them for a while. SOB. All I know is that the pink on the thumb nail is Peach melba and the pink on the pinky nail is Models Own Strawberry Tart. 
I thought simple nails would be best, they may not be fully spring, but pastel colours are very spring. 
At first I didn't plan on using striping tape, but once I had done the lines, I realised how messy they looked, so striping tape was essential on tidying up the nails!

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Polish Party: January Blues


I missed last months theme due to a million and 1 things to do for uni and at home, so I haven't really had time for my blog, or my nails. My nails have been pushed to being last on my list of things to do, so my designs arent the best lately as they tend to be rushed.
This months theme is January Blues, and by looking at the other girls nails, this has been interpreted in various ways. So here are mine, I hope you guys like them. They're slightly messy but I didn't have time to redo them.