Showing posts with label Models Own. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Models Own. Show all posts

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Lazy 15 Day Eight: Dessert

Apologies, this is two days late =( I had the worst migraine of my life on Monday, and I couldn't bear looking at a computer until this morning. I hope you understand.
Luckily I did two days of the challenge over the weekend, so I should be able to post day nine today as well. Because I am now behind on schedule, I didn't take the time to crop the pictures or add a watermark. Also, I am already stressed about day Eleven now that I am no longer ahead of schedule =(

Day Eight of the Lazy 15 meant: Dessert. I expect to see lots of lush drippy cupcake mani's! Can't wait to check them all out =)
Myself? I went for a yummy Black Forest Gateau.

Yum. Black Forest Gateau. (pic: Weightwatchers)

My nails weren't really as yellow as they look here...

Black Forrest Gateau nails, yum!

I made this mani by following the steps below:
1. Get out your tools - tape, scissors, dotting tool, eye shadow applicators, tweezers and polishes.
2. Cut a piece of tape to make it look like a bite. Remember, this will be the 'eaten' part, so shape it like that. Cut other pieces of tape to form a triangle (aka piece of cake) on your nails.
3. Place the tape over your nails. Apply polish.
4. Using tweezers, quickly remove the tape before the polish has a chance to grow tacky!
5. Allow polish to dry. If necessary, add another coat.
6. Place a dollop of white polish on a smooth surface. I like to use tape for this.
Blend white and a drop of yellow polish an a smooth surface.
7. Sponge the mixture onto the edge of the nail to look like a dollop of whipped cream.
8. Dot a dark, rich red onto the whipped cream.
9. Inside that, add a smaller dot of a bright red.
10. Inside that, add a tiny dot of white. The effect should make it look 3D.
11. Add your favourite top coat!

I used: Essie Chocolate Cakes, Essie Blanc, Models Own Lemon Merengue, l'Oréal Color Riche 401 Rouge Pin Up, l'Oréal Color Riche 404 Scarlet Vamp.

Next up is Day Nine: Disney. Ooooh, I <3 Disney  =)
And don't forget to check out the other people doing the challenge after the *jump*:

Friday, 26 October 2012

Bring Back Summer

Okay, I suppose this doesn't really count as a mani. I didn't even finish it. The reason for this? I despise the yellow polish.

It is Models Own Lemon Meringue. It makes my toes curl just thinking of it (and not in the good way).
I bought it around Easter and I was so happy to have finally found this soft, pale yellow. I had not owned a Models Own polish before. I came home, tried it. And the smell... I have since learned it is not 3-free but, honestly, I can not imagine all other polishes I have ever tried in my life were. And this is seriously the vilest smelling polish I have ever, ever, smelled. And I like the smell of Edding pens, glue, hairdye etc. This? This is just too much. I want to throw it out, but at the same time I think someone might not mind so I might leave it on the train or something...

I believe the Models Own Pro series are 3-free so they might smell better, but I am steering clear of Models Own =(

Also, the below is three coats. Three. *sad face*

Models Own nail polish smell
Pukey smell but fun mani...

I do still like the idea of using a summery design (ice creams) in a non-summery colour (black).

I used: Models Own Lemon Meringue, Essence Stampy Polish Black

Thursday, 28 June 2012

A flowery dress

- Scheduled post due to absence -

My Geek and I had a wedding to attend. Being the girly-girl that I am, I had to go and buy a dress for this occassion. I was thinking of just leaving my nails a nude colour as I love Rimmels Bare Necessities (it's in my profile pic as well), but in the end I couldn't resist and let the inspiration from the dress just flow :-)


I adored this mani so much that I kept it for several days! Having a dishwasher rocks- my manis last so much longer these days!

I used: Rimmel Bare Necessities, Essence Stampy Polish, Rimmel Blue My Mind, Models Own Lemon Meringue

And in case anyone wondered... I bought the dress at Primark!