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Turquoise Comic Style Nails | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

For the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group this time, it’s cartoons and comics. I have some turquoise comic style nails. They are sort of inspired by comics.

The base is Barry M Turquoise, which is one of my most favourite polishes of all time. I love blue, and I love turquoise even more.

On top of that, I did some stamping. The dotted nails represent the dots you sometimes see in the background of a comic strip. I’m sure the style probably has a name, but I didn’t have enough time to research it. They’re stamped with Konad White and ÜberChic Beauty 3-03. They came out so well. Far better than I could have dotted by hand.

Turquoise comic style nails
Turquoise comic style nails

The two middle nails are stamped with an image from Bundle Monster BM-602, some little “pow” symbols.

Turquoise comic style nails
Turquoise comic style nails

After I photographed these, I added another image from the same Bundle Monster plate, a larger flash or burst image. I added it in navy, coming from a bottom corner of each of the two outer nails. I didn’t like it as much so didn’t use it, but it did make it even more comic style.

I am still having quite a lot of trouble with some of these theme prompts. I much prefer the colour and pattern ones.

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Barry M Turquoise
  • Stamping polish: Konad White
  • Stamping plate: Bundle Monster BM-602 and ÜberChic Beauty 3-03
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.

 

 

 

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Cucumber Nails | Twinsie Tuesday

The Twinsie Tuesday prompt today is inspired by your favourite food. And with that, I have some cucumber nails! Yes, I know it’s strange, but I shall explain.

I had wanted to do some chillies on my nails to represent the spicy food like Thai curry that I love. But the chilli on my stamping plate looked too large.

So then I was going to stamp some sweets (candies to those of you in the US). However, as I was going through my stamping plates looking for suitable images, I was very taken by an image on Bundle Monster BM-505. I wasn’t sure what it was supposed to be, but it looked like cucumber to me. This plate is from the Sun Kissed collection, which has beach and sea-themed images. So it’s patently *not* an image of cucumbers. But it looks like it. I don’t particularly love cucumber, but I suddenly really wanted to put cucumbers on my nails!

Cucumber nails on yellow
Cucumber nails on yellow

The base is Revlon Buttercup, which is a lovely pale yellow.

I stamped the image using Mundo de Uñas High Green (37) and then filled it in while it was still on the stamper. I used the palest green I could find, SpaRitual Delight. It’s not quite right for the centre part of a cucumber. But hey ho … artistic license and all that!

My husband says they don’t look like cucumbers. But my son – who happens to eat cucumber practically every single day – declared straight away that they were indeed cucumber nails! (Gotta love your only son for nail praise like that!)

Cucumber nails on yellow
Cucumber nails on yellow

It was then that I had a complete catastrophe. I had slaved over these nails for ages last night, but I needed to take them off as I had a meeting to go to today. So I whipped out the acetone and was half way through removing them when I suddenly realised that I hadn’t photographed them. It was late and I needed to paint something plain for today, and anyway I had already removed half of the manicure, so I had no choice but to completely remove them.

It was a huge facepalm moment. I was gutted, but I repainted them this evening when I got home from my meeting.

[EDIT – I had a bit of a Google and it appears this image is of sand dollars – never heard of them, but they are apparently flat sea urchins. Who knew?]

 

 

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

 

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: three coats of Revlon Buttercup
  • Stamping polish: Mundo de Uñas High Green (37)
  • Stamping plate: Bundle Monster BM-505
  • Additional colour: SpaRitual Delight
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
SpaRitual Delight was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

 

Matte Red Nails | Nella Milano Matt Top Coat

I have a review of Nella Milano Matt Top Coat, shown with some matte red nails.

I don’t know who Matt is, nor why he has a top coat. The usual spelling of the word is with an “e” … matte!

The top coat is nice and smooth and glides on well. It takes just a short time to superficially dry and show the matte effect, although it takes a bit longer to completely dry. There’s no claim that it’s a quick dry top coat though, so it is to be expected.

Nella Milano Matt Top Coat with Scarlet Heat
Nella Milano Matt Top Coat with Nella Milano Scarlet Heat

To show it off, I have used it with Nella Milano Scarlet Heat. I don’t often mattify my nails. I love the shine of nail polish and rarely consider how my nails might look with a matte top coat. However, I must make an effort to do it more often. There’s some added chic to matte nails, don’t you think?

Nella Milano Matt Top Coat with Scarlet Heat
Nella Milano Matt Top Coat with Nella Milano Scarlet Heat

On the Nella Milano website,  you can get 20% off all their polishes with the code Kerrspecial. All the polishes (except Chantilly Cream for some reason) seem to now be reduced to £6.99 as well, so you can get them for £5.59 each with the code.

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Nella Milano Scarlet Heat
  • Top coat: Nella Milano Matt Top Coat


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Nella Milano Scarlet Heat and Nella Milano Matt Top Coat were sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

 

 

Grey and Blue Dotted Half Moons | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

My own personal theme for the to 40 Great Nail Art Ideas “grey plus a colour” prompt is dotting tools. So I have some grey and blue dotted half moons.

I’ve recently done a very similar manicure, using peach, navy and cream, but haven’t got around to posting it yet. I wanted to see how it would work with just a single colour of dotting for the half moons.

Grey and blue dotted half moons
Grey and blue dotted half moons

The grey base is Nella Milano Grey Goose, and the dotting is done with Barry M Cyan Blue.

Grey and blue dotted half moons
Grey and blue dotted half moons

I’m not completely sold on the colour combination. I think this would have looked better with a darker blue, perhaps even as deep as a navy. Or with a mauve.

 

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: three coats of Nella Milano Grey Goose
  • Dotting: Barry M Cyan Blue
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Nella Milano Grey Goose was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

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Autumn to Winter Gradient | Twinsie Tuesday

The Twinsie Tuesday prompt this week is all about the transition from fall (autumn) to winter. I kept it simple and represented the transition with an autumn to winter gradient.

I was already wearing OPI Muir Muir On The Wall, which is a lovely autumnal colour. I decided to gradient to a white colour, to represent snow.

I have a lovely, shimmery white, called Sno Baby, by Rococo that I thought would do the trick. I expected it to show whiter on the nails though, but maybe it didn’t show up so brightly because it was sponged over the top of such a dark colour. It seems a bit more silvery than white.

Autumn to winter gradient, using OPI Muir Muir On The Wall and Rococo Sno Baby
Autumn to winter gradient, using OPI Muir Muir On The Wall and Rococo Sno Baby

It does sparkle nicely in the light though, just like snow does.

Autumn to winter gradient, using OPI Muir Muir On The Wall and Rococo Sno Baby
Autumn to winter gradient, using OPI Muir Muir On The Wall and Rococo Sno Baby

 

 

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Please take a look at all the other autumn to winter transitional manicures from the Twinsies this week:

 

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Gradient: OPI Muir Muir On The Wall and Rococo Sno Baby
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
OPI Muir Muir On The Wall, as used for this post, was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.