I’m back, tentatively dipping my toe back into blogging. I’ve had a rough time over the last 18 months, so even doing my nails has been a struggle. There is a new Cirque Colors group on Facebook, where last week an inspiration photo of turquoise waves crashing on a pink beach was posted, so I gave it a go.
Welcome to the last of my three swatches from the Spring 2018 Neapolis collection. From Chanel Nuvola Rosa is a soft pink, and it definitely reminds me of strawberry gelato from Italy!
Although there is a fourth shade in this collection, it’s an orange leaning red which I couldn’t bring myself to buy. I have plenty of Chanel reds already! Check out Chanel Gitane – it’s not quite as orange-toned as Arancio Vibrante but it’s a good substitute.
I’m not normally into pink. It’s not a go-to nail shade for me, and I actively avoid buying pink things! But I like to buck the trend once in a while, like with this Pink Galaxy nail art design. I was inspired by Anikibee’s design on Instagram for this one.
Long time no see! Many apologies for my absence, but life and a car accident got in the way of blogging for a while. I’m still loving playing with my Sinful Colors Transforming Top Coats to create Stamper Fluid Nail Art, so here’s my latest design…
Last weekend I went to London for two of the three days of Stylist Live. Unintentionally, I matched my nails to the show design at Olympia, with these Chevron Nails. I’ll share some images from the show, along with my nail art, so keep on reading and scrolling!
When you are short on time but still want to look polished, grab one bottle of gorgeous polish and get painting! I didn’t need to add any embellishments or nail art, so have a look at my AEngland Captive Goddess swatch – with some beautiful macro photos as well.
Fluid nail art is the latest trend to be adopted by nail artists. It’s inspired by fluid art, where acrylic paint is mixed with a little silicon, before dripping or pouring it over a canvas. The silicon helps to stop the paint from mixing, so you get little ‘cells’ of different colours appearing, and an organic forms and lines of colour from the movement of the paint.
There are a number of different techniques, using both normal polishes and some special ones. In this case, I used the Sinful Colors transforming topcoats with regular polishes, which are designed to separate and create the cells I mentioned. It’s definitely a more advanced nail art technique, but I found this way much less messy and less wasteful of polishes than others I’ve seen for creating fluid art. You could always limit it to one or two feature nails to make it more manageable.
I’m still catching up on sleep after a busy few weeks, and whenever I’m short on time I turn to stamping to create detailed nail art designs quickly. For this Graffiti Hearts stamping nail art I was inspired by Miss Sock who did something similar over a watermarble base.