Showing posts with label Claires. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Claires. Show all posts

Friday, 15 March 2013

Summer Fruits

Pretties!

I don't know about you, but I am loving the fact that the sun is up by the time my alarm goes off, and sometimes is still up when I get home. Not seeing any daylight except through the office windows is so depressing!

So to celebrate the days getting longer, here's a summery, fruity mani.

Claires nail art fruit fimo
Fruity nail art
I threw out Essie Blanc as no amount of polish thinner was rescueing it. This is my first mani with a Hema white polish.
The fruit is from a Claires set. They come in a wheel. Honestly, Claires has so much nail stuff these days! 

Claires.com

Claires.com
I used nail glue to attach the fruit to my nails. It worked like a charm. However, the apple snapped in half after about two hours =(

All in all, it was a bright mani that cheerep me up every time I looked at it. So I will most certainly be using these fruit slices again.


I used: Hema white, Claire's fimo fruit, Essence nail glue

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Neon... Skittle... Cracked!


Let me just give you a minute to gaze at this mani.




Isn't the coolest? I couldn't wait to try out my neons (as I mentioned in my previous post about the poor Copper Latte) and decided to go for a skittle*.

Strictly speaking the white is not a neon, it is a basecoat included in the Outrageous Neons set to make the colours *pop* even more. But since I have five fingers and four colours for each hand... It's not too far of a stretch, I'd say.

When I finished my Skittle, I was slightly overwhelmed and worried what my boss would say... Here's why:
 
Neon Skittle with flash

And I know you're thinking 'what were you expecting? You bought NEON colours!' but after looking for them for so long and now seeing them in the bottles, I wasn't expecting the result to be this.... Neon.

Neon colours are always a challenge for cameras and computer screens. So I decided to take one more picture, twilight, no flash to show just how popping these colours are!

Yikes!
As you can see, I had already decided to do the cracking when I thought of taking the picture. I was slightly worried that the neon would be lost after adding the cracking top coat, but luckily it is still there <3.

If you want to try this mani, I would recommend that you use the O.P.I topcoat before adding the cracking top coat, as it improves the results. For reference= pinky was without topcoat, other fingers with.


I used: OPI Outrageous Neons, Claires Crackle topcoat, OPI topcoat (included in neon set)

*Skittle= The classic Skittle Manicure is made of at least two nail polishes which are also applied on the full nail. The colors don’t have to be in the same color family. Basically like the candy Skittles which this nail look is named after. - The-Swatchaholic.com