Sunday, 30 December 2012

Animal Paw Print Nail Art - Using OPI, Chanel & Illamasqua Lacquer

I had an hour free, so thought I'd play about with some nail lacquers.

For this manicure, I have used:
OPI Nail Envy
OPI - Moon Over Mumbai
OPI - I Juggle Men - to add a little bit of shimmer
Chanel - Black Satin
Illamasqua - Collide

I wanted something cute to match the black outfit I have for New Years!!  I hope you like them :)

If I don't get a chance to post before, I wish you all a happy and health 2013!!!


Sunday, 16 December 2012

Moon Manicure / Reverse French Manicure - OPI Axxium Soak Off Gel

With my Christmas Party this week, I wanted to do something sparkly but not too outrageous to wear and have for work!!

I thought I should try the trend of the almond shape nails, and the classic reverse french / moon stytle manicure!

To create these nails I used OPI Axxium Soak Off Gels, and as my nails are slightly longer, the Axxium Soak Off Overlay Gel.  The gold is Glitzerland & moons are Lady In Black.  I used the Gold Glitter gel to go over the whole nail and blend it in.

I found that these were so tricky to do on myself, so are not a perfect as I would have liked, but think the look effective!!

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Ruby Ritz Shellac

As it December, I am starting to feel festive.  I ordered the Shellac Christmas Duo 2012 when it was released back a few months ago, but have only now decided to try it out!

Ruby Ritz Shellac is part of the Shellac Christmas Duo for 2012.  It is a bright red with glitter, and a fantastic bright festive colour!  It is a fully opaque, and the glitter is small and shiny, with no obvious lumps or large pieces.  There is a slight gold hue to the glitter, but this is not overly noticeable at all, and I would call this a true red.  I cannot wait to try the gold version 'Tinsel Toast' that came with it - when I can reach my toes I will give that a try!!

I was thinking about adding some nail art, but the colour is bright and shiny, I don't think it needs anything added to it.

What colour are your festive nails?!

Have a good week!

Claire xxx