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Multicoloured Zigzags Inspired by Fabric | Twinsie Tuesday

I’m late …. again! I really must try to ignore the real world demands and stay on top of the blogging! This Twinsie Tuesday manicure of multicoloured zigzags is inspired by fabric.

I saw a pin on Pinterest (see below) with these colours on a pocket. I don’t know what the rest of the garment is like as the image doesn’t show that, but I have had this pinned for a while thinking it would be great for some nail art.

Multicoloured zigzags
Multicoloured zigzags

I tried to match the colours as closely as possible. I picked out Barry M Block Orange, Essie Navigate Her (green) and Barry M Guava (turquoise). I didn’t have enough space on my nails to fit in the pink and the purple.

Multicoloured zigzags
Multicoloured zigzags

This is the pin that provided the inspiration:

 

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Please take a look at all the other manicures from the Twinsies this week:

 

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • White: two coats of Barry M Cotton
  • Turquoise: two coats of barry M Guava
  • Zigzags: Barry M Block Orange, Essie Navigate Her, Barry M Guava,
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


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Neon Green & Blue Mermaid Nails | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

I’m nearly a week late with posting these green and blue mermaid nails for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group.

Last Friday’s theme was neon, and my own personal prompt was mermaid or scales.

I traditionally think of neon colours as being the highlighter pen orange, pink and yellow. They’re bright and in your face and great for summer. You don’t see typical “mermaid” colours in neon.

Green and blue mermaid scales
Green and blue mermaid scales

But I do have the Essie 2015 neons, and two of them are mermaid kind of colours. They are a mid green/teal called Melody Maker and a bright blue called make Some Noise. They are called neons, but as they don’t glow under UV light, I don’t think of them as neon. But for the purposes of this challenge, well of course they are!

Onto a base of one coat Barry M Coconut, I used the “smoosh it using your stamper” technique to add on Melody Maker and Make Some Noise.

On top of that, I stamped a mermaid scales pattern with Moyra SP05 Blue and an image from Bundle Monster plate BM-502.

Green and blue mermaid scales
Green and blue mermaid scales

I was surprised to find that I don’t have many mermaid stamping patterns. In my collection of more than 400 plates, I had just three. One was too short for my nails, one was more waves than mermaid scales and this one.

The middle finger nail is a bit messed up. I managed to misplace the stamp on it, leaving a small bare patch and then for some reason my top coat really bubbled on that nail too.

 

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base: one coat of Barry M Coconut
  • Colours: Essie Melody Maker and Essie Make Some Noise
  • Stamping polish: Moyra SP05 Blue
  • Stamping plate: Bundle Monster BM-502
  • Top coat: Moyra Stamping Polish top coat


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Silver and Blue Diagonal Stripes | Twinsie Tuesday

I have these silver and blue diagonal stripes for the Tuesday prompt of “inspired by your childhood” this week.

If my nails look quite obscure and not particularly reminiscent of anything to do with childhood, it’s because they are inspired by my old school tie.

My senior school was built in 1977, which was the same year as the Queen’s silver jubilee. Although the school logo at the time was royal blue, navy and white, the silver was apparently added to the tie to honour the Queen in her jubilee year.

Silver and blue diagonal stripes
Silver and blue diagonal stripes

And the tie was alternate silver and royal blue diagonal stripes. I don’t think I have the blue colour quite right. It was more than thirty years ago now, but I think the jumper was more this sort of blue, but the blue on the tie was a bit darker.

Silver and blue diagonal stripes
Silver and blue diagonal stripes

I used Barry M Foil Effects Silver for the base. It only needed one coat and was perfect. Barry M discontinued the Foil Effects polishes a few months ago. At the time I wondered (and hoped) if it was because they were going to launch a whole range of metallic polishes to replace them. Well, they have sort of done that with the recently launched Molten Metals. But they don’t stamp anywhere near as well as the foils did. So I’m still disappointed – as are hundreds of like-minded nails bloggers – that you can no longer get hold of the Foil Effects polishes.

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colours: Barry M Foil Effects Silver and Nella Milano True Blue
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


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Nalla Milano True Blue was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

Pink Floral using Essie Coacha’Bella | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

These pink floral nails are a simple entry for this week’s floral prompt for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group.

I am suffering with the postdrome of a migraine today and don’t have the brain power or focus to do anything special, so these nails from a few days ago will have to do. They at least match the theme, which was fortuitous.

Pink floral using Essie Coacha'Bella and CICI&SISI 31
Pink floral using Essie Coacha’Bella and CICI&SISI 31

The base is two coats of Essie Coacha’Bella, a lovely vibrant pink. I bought it (and three others from the same collection) because I read somewhere that they stamp well. I haven’t got around to that yet though, so I’m still not sure if they stamp or not.

Pink floral using Essie Coacha'Bella and CICI&SISI 31
Pink floral using Essie Coacha’Bella and CICI&SISI 31

I used Essence Stamp Me! White for the stamping and an outline floral image from CICI&SISI 31 (Delicate Motif plate).

It’s a simple manicure, but it’s pretty. This image would be great for some reverse stamping though. I can imagine those flowers in all sorts of colour schemes.

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Essie Coacha’Bella
  • Stamping polish: Essence Stamp Me! White
  • Stamping plate: CICI&SISI 31 (Delicate Motif)
  • Top coat: Moyra Stamping Polish Top Coat


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Orange and Red Gradient Leopard Nails | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

Last Friday’s 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group theme was three shades of red/orange. My own personal prompt was leopard. The two worked OK together, so I was pleased, and the result is these orange and red gradient leopard nails.

The gradient is made from a pale orange (Revlon Sorbet), a mid orange (Barry M Block Orange) and a red (Barry M Blood Orange). The three colours combine for a really striking gradient. They’d be great as the base of a tropical silhouette manicure … you know, palm trees at sunset sort of thing.

Orange and red gradient leopard nails
Orange and red gradient leopard nails

To create the leopard spots, I used the end of the brush to roughly add some red over the light orange and vice versa. Then I used a dotting tool to add the black outlines.

I didn’t like it shiny, so added a matte top coat, which I much preferred.

Orange and red gradient leopard nails
Orange and red gradient leopard nails

This is the latest I’ve been with my 40 Great Nail Art Ideas manicure. I had a really busy Bank Holiday weekend watching my son play cricket each day. He played for his school, then for his club and then for Surrey District, completing wiping out all my weekend free time!

 

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Gradient: Revlon Sorbet, Barry M Block Orange and Barry M Blood Orange
  • Leopard spots: Revlon Sorbet, Barry M Blood Orange and W7 Black
  • Top coat: Barry M Matte Top Coat


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