Friday, 24 June 2016

ABC Challenge 'H': Hibiscus nail art

It's ABC Challenge day again! Last week for the letter 'G' I did a geometric design, and at the end of that post I mentioned that I hoped to do some reverse stamping this week. I have indeed managed to do so, and here are my Hibiscus nails for the letter 'H'.

Hibiscus nail art using reverse stamping, by polilish

Do check out the full post for more details, photos, and the video tutorial!

Friday, 17 June 2016

ABC Challenge 'G': Gold geometric nails

For this week's ABC Challenge (we're now at the letter G!) I've done a simple geometric design using gold foil and a magnetic polish.

Geometric gold foil nails using temporary tattoos, by polilish

It has been a busy week for me again, so I changed my mind about doing a glitter placement, and instead went for this really quick and easy look using temporary tattoos. It's even easier than using water decals! Check out the full post for the video tutorial and more photos.

Friday, 10 June 2016

ABC Challenge 'F': French tips

It's Friday - time for the next instalment of the ABC challenge! I wanted to do something simple this week - no stamping, gradients, decals or anything that has a good chance of failing. (Didn't want to end up with an F for Fail!) Initially I thought of doing some floral French tips, but I settled with a colourful, glittery variant of the classic French manicure.

Easy French tip nails with Cadillacquer 'Apricity' and 'Valhalla', by polilish

Read on for more photos and the video tutorial!

Monday, 6 June 2016

Review: Water decals/stickers by Nicole Diary

Recently I had the chance to review five sets of water decals by Nicole Diary. Nicole Diary is a new brand - at the moment you can find them on Amazon and Aliexpress, and follow them on Instagram.

Press sample [?]: These water decals were sent to me by Nicole Diary for my honest review.
There is a long post ahead! I did five different nail designs to feature each set that I received, and there is also a video tutorial showing how to use them. Read on to see all this, and to find out what I thought of these decals. At the end you'll also find a code for a free gift with your purchase from Nicole Diary!

Friday, 3 June 2016

ABC Challenge 'E': Emerald nails

At the end of last week's post (D for dry marble) I mentioned that I had a plan for my 'E' nails which I hoped would work. It did! Here are my emerald nails for the letter E, for week 5 of Nail Polish Society's ABC Challenge (follow the link to find out more about it).

Emerald nail art with magnetic polish and reverse stamping, by polilish
Bottle: Masura 'Cat's Eye' magnetic polish
This involved two things that I hadn't tried before - magnetic nail polish, and negative space reverse stamping. Read on to find out more, and to watch the full video tutorial.