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Magenta Waves | Twinsie Tuesday

This week for Twinsie Tuesday we’re doing monochrome. I’ve done a monochrome prompt before, and went with a black and white theme, even though – strictly speaking – monochrome in general just means using one colour, and shades of it. I’ve gone with that meaning this time and have created some tone on tone magenta waves.

The base is OPI Spare Me A French Quarter? A neighbour of mine has a car this exact colour. Frequently when I pass it I declare that I would love a nail polish in that colour. (In fairness, I expect I already have a dupe of this colour somewhere amongst my nearly 1,000 polishes anyway, but haven’t checked to be sure). It was nice to see the car and my nails today and properly realise that my wish has come true.

Magenta waves
Magenta waves

It’s a gorgeous magenta colour, which went on beautifully smoothly.

I stamped over it using Mundo de Uñas Fuchsia (Fiusha 20), which is very slightly lighter in colour. I used an image from hēhē plate Super Hero 011. hēhē makes two sizes of plate: the classic round ones, and this type – hēhē plus –  which are the larger, rectangular plates. I’m really not sure which super hero this plate refers to – does anyone know?

Magenta waves
Magenta waves

I didn’t mean to stamp the image the other way around on the ring finger. It was a complete accident. But it makes for a nice accent nail, eh?!

 

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

 

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of OPI Spare Me A French Quarter
  • Stamping polish: Mundo de Uñas Fuchsia (Fiusha 20)
  • Stamping plate: hēhē Super Hero 011
  • Top coat: Moyra Stamping Polish Top Coat


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hēhē Super Hero 011 stamping palte used for this post was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

Ladybird Nails | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

Today I have some ladybird nails for the animals theme of the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group.

Now, we have insects coming up in July as a prompt, so perhaps I should have saved these for that. But, I’ve left it to the last minute as ever – well, over the last minute; these are several days late now – and so I scanned through my stamping plates to find some animals. I voiced the opinion that I wasn’t sure that insects *are* animals, but my clever clogs son piped up, “Of course they are, Mummy. They come under the Animalia kingdom.” (Guess who’s just done classification of species at school?!)

Ladybird nails
Ladybird nails

That was all I needed and I quickly set about creating my ladybirds (ladybugs for the North Americans amongst you).

I have to confess that I heartily despise these pretty-looking insects. They like to bite me, you see. Never anyone else, and I don’t know that they’re even known for biting, but they bite me!

Ladybird nails
Ladybird nails

But, they do look nice and cute, so they’re an easy choice of something to put on your nails.

The base colours are both Nella Milano nail polishes: The Rubinator (red) and Chantilly Cream (white). I stamped using ÜberChic Beauty 3-03 and Mundo de Uñas Red (9). As I stamped over a white base, I dotted in the black ladybird spots afterwards.

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Plain red nails: two coats of Nella Milano The Rubinator
  • White: two coats of Nella Milano Chantilly Cream
  • Stamping polish: Mundo de Uñas Red (9)
  • Stamping plate: ÜberChic Beauty 3-03
  • Black dots: Nella Milano Raven Wing
  • Top coat: Moyra Stamping Polish Top Coat


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

 

 

 

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Stamped Tulips | Twinsie Tuesday

For the tulips prompt for Twinsie Tuesday this week, I have some stamped tulips.

The base is three coats of SpaRitual Gentle, which is a lovely soft creamy colour and a great base colour for nail art.

I stamped on top of that with MoYou London Pro XL 14. I’ve used this image before, but not on all of my nails. The stamping polish is MoYou London Classic Lipstick. It’s a very apt name for this colour, as it’s a reddish-pink colour – absolutely a classic lipstick colour.

Stamped tulips
Stamped tulips

I tried about five different stampers before I found one that worked. I’m not sure what was causing the problem, but I just couldn’t get a good image. Luckily I have about 16 different types of stamper, so I had plenty to choose from. Ultimately, I used my Fab Ur Nails clear/white one. (I’m not sure how to describe it best – it’s not an opaque white; it’s kind of translucent).

Stamped tulips
Stamped tulips

I didn’t think too much out of the box on this theme, did I?! But in fairness, I’m pretty rubbish at freehand, so stamping was the way to go, and I like this image. I think it would look great stamped in green, with the tulips all coloured in different colours.

 

 

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

 

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: three coats of SpaRitual Gentle
  • Stamping polish: MoYou London Classic Lipstick
  • Stamping plate: MoYou London Pro XL 14
  • Top coat: Moyra Stamping Polish Top Coat


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Pink and Lilac Ikat | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

These pink and lilac Ikat design nails are for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group. I’m very late in posting these. Firstly, I put off painting them as I had never done an Ikat print before; and secondly, my son has been pretty ill most of the weekend, meaning my nurse-maiding duties had to come before painting my nails.

I’ve never liked Ikat enough to recreate it just because I wanted to. But I really rather like these, so may well do some again. On nails, I’ve only ever seen this sort of design, often with some black outlining and more black in the centres of the Ikat bits. But, having extensively Googled, it appears that there is much more to Ikat than just these offset, jaggedy triangle shapes. My favourite look is a ragged zigzag.

Pink and lilac Ikat nails using Barry M polishes
Pink and lilac Ikat nails using Barry M polishes

The base for these is Barry M Pink Lemonade. It’s a classy, muted pink that looks almost mannequin-like on my hands. It’s the kind of neutral-coloured polish that you could wear if you didn’t want to draw attention to your nails, but still wanted to wear polish.

Then I added the base of the Ikat shape using a Barry M Nail Art Pen in White. Finally, I added the lilac using a striping brush, using another Barry M polish: Fondant, a pinkish lilac.

Pink and lilac Ikat nails using Barry M polishes
Pink and lilac Ikat nails using Barry M polishes

Having got to this stage, I was pleased with the look and decided not to add the black that I had originally planned. I thought it would take away some of the delicacy of the colour scheme.

It was all very simple to do and I was very pleasantly surprised with the outcome.

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Barry M Pink Lemonade
  • Ikat design: Barry M Nail Art Pen White and Barry M Fondant
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


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Tribal Gradient Stamping with CICI&SISI Ethnic Elements | Twinsie Tuesday

The Twinsie Tuesday prompt this week is gradient stamping, so I have tribal gradient stamping manicure. It’s a summery, festival kind of look with a hot gradient, stamped with an image from CICI&SISI Ethnic Elements (plate 33).

My gradient is inspired by the colours in the Sky logo. I keep seeing it on TV and have long thought it would make a great gradient for nails.

Tribal gradient stamping using CICI&SISI Ethnic Elements
Tribal gradient stamping using CICI&SISI Ethnic Elements

I used Nella Milano Peach Schnapps as the base for the gradient. I used to paint a white base, but always ended up with undies peeking out after I had cleaned up. I can’t recall where I read it, but someone else wrote that they used a nude base for gradients, and I’ve done it the past few times and been very impressed.

Tribal gradient stamping using CICI&SISI Ethnic Elements
Tribal gradient stamping using CICI&SISI Ethnic Elements

For the gradient itself, I used four colours: Beauty UK Bon Bon (yellow), Barry M Block Orange, Barry M Pomegranate (pink) and Barry M Blue Grape.

It’s stamped with Essence Stamp Me! Black and an image from CICI&SISI Ethnic Elements (plate 33), from the Jumbo 6 set.

 

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

 

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Gradient base: one coat of Nella Milano Peach Schnapps
  • Gradient: Beauty UK Bon Bon, Barry M Block Orange, Barry M Pomegranate and Barry M Blue Grape
  • Stamping polish: Essence Stamp Me! Black
  • Stamping plate: CICI&SISI Ethnic Elements (33)
  • Top coat: Moyra Stamping Polish Top Coat


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