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Autumn Jumper Knitted Nails | Inspired By The Weather | Twinsie Tuesday

These knitted nails are for this week’s Twinsie Tuesday prompt, inspired by the weather. I’m a day late with this, but better late than never!

The weather here in south London is currently just grey and a bit cold. So I didn’t feel that gave me much literal inspiration. Instead, I thought around that a little and realised that this time of the year is when we start to turn on the heating while we’re indoors, and add another layer while we’re out.

Autumn jumper knitted nails
Autumn jumper knitted nails

That extra layer for many is a cosy jumper, so I painted some knitted nails. The base is Barry M Almond, a soft taupe colour. Barry M launched it in 2014 as part of their summer collection, but it’s not really a traditionally summery colour. It’s far more appropriate for autumn.

I stamped over that using another Barry M shade, from the same Summer 2014 collection: Coconut. This is a creamy, just off-white shade. It stamps quite well if you want a thinner look to your stamping. And that is what I was going for with this.

Autumn jumper knitted nails
Autumn jumper knitted nails

The stamping plate is hēhē Plus Fairy Tale 005. It has lots of lace and a couple of knitted patterns on it. You can buy it from the hēhē website.

As lovely as they are, the nails aren’t going to keep me warm though. So I’ve turned up the heating!

 

 

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

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Barry M Almond
  • Stamping polish: Barry M Coconut
  • Stamping plate: hēhē Plus Fairy Tale 005
  • Top coat: Moyra Stamping Polish Top Coat


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
hēhē Plus Fairy Tale 005 was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

Burgundy With Cream Roses | Theatre Inspired | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

I wore this burgundy with cream roses manicure a few weeks ago. I posted it to my Instagram account, but didn’t get around to putting it on the blog.

The theme for this week’s 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group is “inspiration”. These nails were inspired by a trip I took to the Rose Playhouse to see a production of Othello. The Rose was built in 1587 and was the first purpose-built theatre to put on one of Shakespeare’s plays. The modern-day theatre is situated in the same place and the stage overlooks the excavated remains of the original theatre.

Burgundy with cream roses
Burgundy with cream roses

I’m a real fan of the place, not least because I’m a bit of a Shakespeare nut, but also because it’s such a weird but truly wonderful setting. The stage and auditorium is tiny – about the size of the average through-lounge in a 1930s semi. It probably seats about 60 at a push. What’s so engaging about the place though is that the stage overlooks the archaeological site, the rear of which is frequently used by production companies as an extension to the tiny stage.

Burgundy with cream roses
Burgundy with cream roses

The stamped roses are inspired by the Rose’s logo, which is a Tudor rose in a deep red and white. I used Ciaté Dangerous affair for the burgundy colour. It’s a lovely colour, but was a bit patchy after two coats, so I added a third. I stamped with Barry M Coconut, an off-white, slightly cream-coloured polish.

The stamping plate is Born Pretty Store BP-65. The roses are remarkably close in design to the Rose’s logo.

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: three coats of Ciaté Dangerous Affair
  • Stamping polish: Barry M Coconut
  • Stamping plate: Born Pretty Store BP-65
  • Top coat: Moyra Stamping Polish Top Coat


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.

 

 

 

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OPI She’s A Bad Muffuletta with Spring Flowers | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

I have some spring flowers for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group today.

I used some polishes from the OPI New Orleans Spring 2016 collection. The base is OPI She’s A Bad Muffuletta. I don’t understand the pun behind this polish name at all. I looked up muffuletta, because I had no idea what that was, and it seems it’s a sandwich of some sort. Now I just need to understand why it goes with “she’s a bad …”. It makes zero sense to me. Can an American please explain?

Spring flowers on a base of OPI She's A Bad Muffuletta
Spring flowers on a base of OPI She’s A Bad Muffuletta

The colour is lovely. It’s one of those “nearly red” pinks. It’s bright and it freaks out my camera a little, and while I have adjusted the image a little, it still isn’t quite colour-accurate. So if you’re looking to buy this polish, please don’t rely on my photos.

Spring flowers on a base of OPI She's A Bad Muffuletta
Spring flowers on a base of OPI She’s A Bad Muffuletta

I added in some some flowers and dots using OPI Crawfishin’ For A Compliment, which is a pale peach colour. The centre of the flowers is SpaRitual Gentle, which I reviewed yesterday. I wanted a nice cream for the centre of the flowers, and this was still on my desk, so it was perfect all round.

I’m not sure that the base is very spring-like. I think I perhaps should have done it with the light colour as the base and the darker one for the flowers. This is probably more summers flowers than spring flowers!

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of OPI She’s A Bad Muffuletta
  • Flowers: OPI Crawfishin’ For A Compliment and SpaRitual Gentle
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


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

 

 

 

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SpaRitual Gentle

I recently reviewed a mint green from SpaRitual, called Caring. This is another polish from the same Nurture collection – this is SpaRitual Gentle.

This beautiful soft cream colour has the merest hint of a touch of a whiff of a trace of pink to it.

It’s absolutely delightful and I love it.

It took three coats to be opaque, which I often find with SpaRitual polishes, but they always dry nice and quickly, so painting three coats is no problem at all.

SpaRitual Gentle
SpaRitual Gentle

It’s name is so apt. It really is such a gentle colour. I can imagine this as a wedding colour, or used somehow in a wedding manicure. But I also think it looks great on its own.

SpaRitual Gentle
SpaRitual Gentle

 

There are six colours in the  spring 2016 Nurture collection:

  • Loving – a light pink creme
  • Affection – a shimmery blue with glitters
  • Supportive – a purple shimmer
  • Gentle – a cream creme
  • Tender – a turquoise creme
  • Delight – a mint creme

In the UK, you can buy the Nurture collection from the SpaRitual UK website or from Nail Polish Direct.

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: three coats of SpaRitual Gentle
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri


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

 

 

 

Pink and Cream Roses | Reverse Stamping | Moyra Florality 1 Plate

I did some reverse stamping using a new stamping plate from Moyra, and created these pink and cream roses.

Moyra is a relatively unknown brand in the UK at the moment. Their polishes were being sold in the UK via someone on a Facebook group about a year or more ago, but I don’t think it lasted very long and I hadn’t seen any talk about Moyra for ages, until fairly recently.

That was when I saw a review of Moyra stamping plates by an Italian blogger I follow. I was really interested in getting hold of the plates, but no-one here sold them. After asking Moyra’s head office in Hungary where I could buy some, they very generously sent me some items.

Pink and cream roses. Stamping decals made with Moyra Florality 1 (plate 6).
Pink and cream roses. Stamping decals made with Moyra Florality 1 (plate 6).

I am absolutely in love with the plates and now want all of them! I understand that two places in the UK will be stocking them soon: Nail Artisan and Rainbow Connection. (If you’re in Ireland, there is already a Moyra stockist).

There are 16 stamping plates, all of which are the same size as the ÜberChic Beauty plates. Those of you with long nails will love these plates as the images are longer and wider than Bundle Monster XL, MoYou XL and Born Pretty BPL plate images. The images on the Florality 1 plate measure 2.0 cm wide by 2.5 cm tall. They also come in a coloured cardboard cover, with a different design for each plate, making them nice and easy to find in your stash of plates!

Moyra also produces stamping polish. I haven’t tried it with this manicure, but will try it out and review it soon.

Pink and cream roses. Stamping decals made with Moyra Florality 1 (plate 6).
Pink and cream roses. Stamping decals made with Moyra Florality 1 (plate 6).

For this manicure, I painted a base of Revlon Vintage Rose and then used Konad Black to stamp a roses image from Moyra Florality 1 (Moyra Plate 6). I used the reverse stamping technique and filled the image in with OPI My Vampire Is Buff. I left the filled-in image on the stamper to dry, then I added top coat onto my nail and left it to dry until it was just slightly tacky. Then I stamped straight onto the nail. This method gives me the most success. If I stamp, fill in, top coat and then remove from the stamper when dry, when I transfer the image to my nail, I get bubbling and smearing problems. This way gives the best results by far.

I did manage to lose the bottom corner of the image for my middle finger though, so I just painted a little more cream polish over that to disguise my mess up!

 

 

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: two coats of Revlon Vintage Rose
  • Roses colour: OPI My Vampire Is Buff
  • Stamping polish: Konad Black
  • Stamping plate: Moyra Florality 1 (Moyra Plate 06)
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Moyra Florality 1 stamping plate was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.