Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Remembrance Day

Today is Remembrance Day, so I've done a themed manicure using poppy water decals from Born Pretty Store. 

Lest We Forget.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Spring nails

Springtime! I was out in the garden planting tomatos today, now that all risk of frost has passed and I've finally got my act together. Very satisfying.

I've got a seasonal mani to match - literally, because it's themed around Spring. I got a plate from Bundle Monster with "spring" written on it, and I couldn't resist! Still, since it is already November, I knew I had to get my skates on.

I painted my nails white with Face of Australia's Miss Congeniality, then stamping using some Mu do de Unas stamping polishes. I used Bundle Monster BM-710 for the Spring logo, and Born Pretty plates BPL-024 and BP-L001 for the flowers and leaves.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Melbourne Cup nails

Today was the Melbourne Cup, Australia's biggest horse race. I did some nail art to celebrate!

A while back, I ordered some horse themed nail decals from Born Pretty Store, which inexplicably also feature a bunch of Eiffel Tower images. ??? It was so long ago, in fact, that they have now sold out.

I painted my nails white (Face of Australia's Miss Congeniality) and applied the decals to my middle and ring fingers. I was tossing up some ideas for my index and little fingers, and then my Mum suggested doing some yellow roses, since yellow roses are the flower of the Melbourne Cup. I used Born Pretty Store's plate BP25 and stamped two roses using Mundo de Unas's yellow. Finally on my thumb nails I stamped some horses with their riders using Cheeky plate CH34.

The horseshoe is a chocolate my Mum sent me. How lucky am I? :) I also want to show off my great clutch bag which I accessorised with! So cute!

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Halloween - Trick or Treat!

it's Halloween - time to go Trick or Treating!

I painted my nails with Ulta3's Sour Grape, then stamped on the skeleton (Winstonia 116) and the Trick or Treat text (Moyou Festive 16). I had made some stamping decals for the candy corn (UberChic Beauty Halloween), using Mundo de Unas orange for the stamping, Face of Australia Miss Congeniality for the white, and OPI I Just Can't Cope-acabana for the yellow. I used the same yellow to light up the haunted house (Bundle a Monster 315).

I used two new sticky stamping heads which I got from UberChic Beauty to make the candy corn decals and I was quite impressed by them! They're a bit flatter than my other stamping heads, and their softness made the decals easy to remove. I also made a decal using their stamping mat, which didn't go as well - I couldn't stamp directly onto the mat very easily, although it's possible it just needs a proper wash first.

I posed with a little plastic jack-o-lantern filled with Halloween treats for trick or treaters - so cute!