Thursday, 31 October 2013

Polish Party October: Halloween

Hi all,

So its the end of the month again which means its time for a Polish Party mani. This month we went with the obvious choice of Halloween.
I have been so busy latley leving hardly any time for my nails which makes me very sad :-(

Anyway onto my mani, its not very original however i do really like how it turned out. The insperation is Jack from nightmare before Christmas. So here it is:

To create this mani i painted all my nails black, then on all but my ring finger and thumb I put striping tape on and painted the nails white. For my thumb i used scotch tape then painted the middle white, using a dotting tool for the buttons and nail art pen for the bow tie. For my ring finger (Jack) i freehanded a skull shape in white then used a nail art pen for the details.

I love pumpkins so had to get one in here somehow:

A better picture of jack and his suit.I find it hard to hold my hand in this postion so please excuse the pic:

Here is what i used for this mani:

Be sure to check out all the other Polish Party mani's links below.

Thanks for looking! I hope you enjoy them as much as i enjoyed creating them.

Sarah x

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Hi everyone,

October is breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is something that is very close to my heart as both my Grandmothers have suffered with this dredfull illness. Cancer has also affected other members of my family and friends in other forms. I myself have had cancerous cells removed. anyway onto what i am doing to show my suport.

Over on twitter a few of us are doing pink nail designs posting and retweeting each others. This was all organised by the lovely Josephine Jakobs. there have been a lot of gorgeous designs flying about. check them out using the hashtag BCAM.

First thing i did was get all my pinks out. I discovered i had quite a few pinks. Over 50 as it turned out (yes they are all different ha ha)

The first design I did I called putting the pieces back together after breast cancer. I painted all my nails white then used two square pieces of sotch tape to cover the white and painted my nail pink. For my accent nail I painted it white then used a dotting tool to create the breast Cancer ribbon.
 Here it is:

For this i used: Models Own Snow White
                       OPI Kiss me on my tulips
                        Nails Inc base and Top coat

I am really pleased with how this turned out.

The next mani i have done represents hope and new beginings. Here is what i did: I painted all my nails in pink then using a nail art pen drew on the outline of the butterfly wings and filled in the tip of my finger. I then used a lighter pink to put small random shapes inside the black outline and dots on the tips. For my accent finger i stuck pink gems (although they look clear in the pics) in the shape of the Breast Cancer ribbon.
Here it is:

For this I used: Models Own Bubblegum
                       Models Own Strawberry Tart
                       Models Own nail art pen (black)
                       Nails Inc base and Top coat.

I am very pleased with this design.

I plan on doing more BCAM nail art through out October keep your eye on my twitter for future designs. I couldnt wait any longer to share this with you.
Maybe you would like to join in this great awareness project just use the hashtag BCAM on twitter and @josephineJakobs, she is planning to do somthing with all the designs.

I am really enjoying creating these designs and seeing everyone elses.

Thanks for looking I hope you enjoy this as much as i enjoyed creating it.

Sarah x