Thursday, 25 November 2010
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
The fabulous people at Models Own have kindly sent me some goodies to try out so I’m going to do a review on each of these products (and the new nails pens that I bought last week) within the next week or two! I asked for some more autumn/wintery shades as all of my nail varnishes seem to be bright or glittery and so they sent me these beauties:
I’ve done some swatches of each of the colours (from left to right-Nude Beige, Vintage Pink, Pray, Purple Grey, Prussian Blue and Grace Green).
I have been struggling to decide on my favourite for over a day now and I still can’t decide so maybe I’ll know after a few nail designs using these colours. I think the Purple Grey and the Grace Green are going to look fab together so I think I’ll do a design using those too first! The surprise out of these 6 was defiantly the Prussian Blue. This was the 1 colour out of these that I must admit I didn’t have on my Christmas list but I really love it! The best way I could describe it is as a midnight blue, which is more matte than the rest of shades, but it really compliments the colour and I think it could be the new black. From what I’ve seen online Grace Green and Nude Beige seem to be the most popular shades but I think Vintage pink should be up there too. My Models Own collection is growing much more quickly than I thought it would and I've put a couple of things to one side for a giveaway in the future so watch this space!
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Monday, 22 November 2010
I really love the way the designs on the top stand out from the matte base coats but I don’t think these will last very long because there isn’t a topcoat to seal all of the nails but time will tell I guess. The photos don’t do these nails justice as my camera has broke so I’ve had to use my old one!
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Sunday, 14 November 2010
'Pow' is my favourite WAH Nails design so I thought id give it a go and as you can see I made a bit of a mess of it but I’m determined to practice until I get them right. I used some of my new Models Own polishes for this design (jade stone, Lilac Dream, Lemon Meringue, Pastel Pink and Feeling Blue).
2. Using a white nail pen paint the speech bubbles on
3. Paint the white dots on
4. Paint around the speech marks with a black nail pen
5. Write the words in the speech marks
6. Finish with a topcoat
As you can see two of nails lost quite a lot of the varnish but the rest lasted really well! I’ve noticed the Seche vite topcoat its very good for drying all layers of your nail varnish quickly but after a few days the nails varnish can peel off in big pieces which is annoying. I think if another topcoat was put on every 2-3 days there’s no reason why your nail designs can’t last for well over a week!
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Here’s my Models Own collection now:
Monday, 8 November 2010
Models Own have also just released some Christmas Nail Polish box sets. They are sets of 6 for £20, which gives a saving of £10 and they make a great Christmas gift. To get updates from Models Own direct to your email address sign up for their newsletter on their website!
Firstly I did a coat of Models Own 25 Carat Gold. After a few minutes I used a brown nail pen to make 5 or 6 large dots on each nail and then I used the black pen to draw the black leopard spots on. I used the Seche Vite topcoat again for this to see how good it is and so far I’m impressed! I’m writing this on Monday, a whole 4 days after painting them and so far I can only find a few small bits missing off the tips:
I put a topcoat on the night I did them, and 1 on the Friday night but I’m going to leave these until this Thursday night to see the results after a week!
This is the first nail design that I copied from WAH Nails. I’m not too sure why I picked this as my first one, I think it was a combination of the fact that it was the last time in the year that I could get away with having summery nails and I didn’t think it would be too difficult for a first attempt!
Saturday, 6 November 2010
I discovered Wah Nails while looking on the web for some inspiration and absolutely fell in love with it! It has really given me the confidence to do more daring things with my nails than just coloured tips. I love soo many of the designs and I have a folder on my desktop with over 250 images from this site for inspiration. Here are some of my favorites:
My plan is to start off by using inspiration from the professionals (Wah Nails) to practice and then start designing some of my very own nail designs.
I’ve already got a few photos of some of my nails from the last few weeks so I will put them on at some point this weekend to get me going and then I will blog whenever I have any new designs, ideas or anything else I think is interesting!
Wish me luck :)