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Friday, 7 February 2014

OPI Push and Shove Swatch

This pretty OPI polish has been getting a lot of attention since its release. Part of the Gwen Stefani collection this silver chrome is a very welcomed addition to my collection. Wilst it may not have a perfect mirror finish say like a Minx mani it's damn good enough and probably best we are going to get in polish form. It is a polish that has to be appreciated in person as the effect is lost in photos but I have tried my best to capture it for you guys.

Remember those early holos by China Glaze or the original GOSH holo that dragged like a b*tched when applied? Well this polish caused the same nightmares when applied even over the base that comes with it. I had a mini panic about it but then pulled out my trusty aqua base I use with pain in the butt holos and voila it applied like a dream. This polish will show up any ridges or imperfections on your nails but I don't think that will detract too much from the chrome like finish. My nails are quite ridgy and they look ok right?! Anyway who's got this polish? What do you think of it?
Ciao for now. A x

Californails Feb Nail Art Challenge - 07 XOXO

Hope you like them. XOXO

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Californails Feb Nail Art Challenge - 04 Polka Dots

Hey hope you're all having a wonderful week so far. Work has been incredibly busy and I've been doing a lot of hours, however, I've still been finding time to do my nails for you guys :)

Today I have the second design I did for the Californails Feb Art Challenge, Polka Dots. Those of you who follow me on Instagram will have seen this already.

I had this design all figured out in my head but it took two attempts to get it to a point where I liked them. The first time round I wasn't happy with the placement of the dots as they didn't look natural. I over thought the whole process. The second time I just dotted without too much thought and it came out well. They're growing on me a lot and I'd love to try other colour combinations at some point.

For this manicure I used a black base and dotted using Models Own Pastel Artstix. I didn't dot directly with the pens I used a dotting tools of various sizes. 

Have you guys taken up this challenge, if so let me know in the comments xx

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Californails Feb Nail Art Challege - 01 Glitter

So ladies I'm taking up the Californails February Nail Art Challenge after deciding I needed a long overdue kick up the ass to get me back into doing my nails and blogging.
I chose this challenge which runs on Instagram because you don't have to do your nails every day. It's all about small steps! 
The first challenge was glitter and here is my offering. 

For my base I used Color Club East Austin, stamped from Back to The 80s plate 03 by MoYou London using CC Silver Lake, top my middle finger with Maybelline White Splatter and little finger Maybelline Alley Attitude. 

What do you guys think?

If you want to see my future creations check out my Instagram page pretty_digits. 

Take care
A x