Friday, 18 August 2017

Waterfall

Hey guys!

Today I have some glitter waterfall nail art that I would like to share with you!

For the manicure I started off with a black base of Essie Licorice on all my nails. Afterwards I used a small nail art brush and the beautiful F.U.N Lacquer Diamond Flake to make random lines in different lengths down the nails to make it resemble a waterfall.


Close up!


I love this simple and elegant manicure!
What do you guys think about this glitter waterfall? Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Skittlette

Hey guys!

Today I have a skittlette featuring some saran wrap nail art to share with you!

For the manicure I started off with a neon red base of Cirque Colors Game Over on my pointer and thumb, a coral base of Essence Indian Summer on my middle and ring finger, and a gold shimmer base of Essie Getting Groovy on my pinky. On my middle and ring finger I used the three aforementioned polishes and some saran wrap to create the saran wrap design.


My camera can't even handle the neon! Here's a closer look!


It has been way too long since I last did a skittlette!
What do you guys think about this manicure? Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Negative Space

Hey guys!

Today I made yet another negative space manicure!

For the manicure I started off with a green base of the stunning Deborah Lippmann She Drives Me Crazy on all my nails. On my ring finger and pinky I only painted part of the nail and cleaned up the edges of the negative space nail art with a clean-up brush dipped in acetone.


Close up!


I love this negative space design - so simple, yet so chic!
What do you guys think about this nail art? Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Stamping Gradient

Hey guys!

Today I tried a new nail art technique - a stamped gradient!

For the manicure I started off with a blue base of Essence Itsy Bitsy Blue Bikini on all my nails. Afterwards I created the stamped gradient with the MoYou London Fashionista 05 stamping plate by filling half the stamping design with Essence Itsy Bitsy Blue Bikini and the other half with the cobalt blue shade Essie Butler Please. When scraping the polishes off the stamping plate they blend together and create the gradient design.


Close up!


This nail art technique is awesome - I am definitely trying it again!
What do you guys think about this stamped gradient? Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Essence Pure Beauty

Hey guys!

Today I have a swatch and review of the stunning Essence Pure Beauty to share with you!
Pure Beauty is a nude creme polish with a muted pink undertone.

The formula on this polish is a little on the thick side, which makes it a bit difficult to apply to the nails. It does not run anywhere though, which is nice. The opacity is great and it is opaque in two coats.


Close up!


I think this color is both pretty and chic!
What do you guys think about this shade? Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Then and Now

Hey guys!

Today I have some Then and Now manicures to share with you!
I recreated this polka dot manicure from 2014.

For the manicure I started off with a red base of Essie Lollipop on all my nails. Afterwards I used a dotting tool and some watered-down white acrylic paint to create the polka dots.


Close up!


And here is a comparison of Then and Now.


I am actually more proud of my improvement in photo-editing and hand-posing than my improvement in nail art skills!
What do you guys think about this nail art? Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Turtle Leaves

Hey guys!

Today I have some freehanded turtle leaf nail art to share with you!

For the manicure I started off with a white base of Essence Wild White Ways on all my nails. Afterwards I freehanded the turtle leaves with a small nail art brush and the green polish Essie Going Incognito.


Close up!


This is definitely not my last freehanded floral manicure this summer!
What do you guys think about this nail art? Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise