Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Polish Party May: Splatter

Hi everyone.

Today's post is this moths polish party, the theme we decided on this moth was splatter. 

I have never tried this technique before so I was pretty excited to get started. First thing was to decide on colours. As I am still loving models own polish for tans collection I decided these nails had to incorporate at least some of this collection, I figured they would show up best against a white base. So here is what I came up with.

Apologies for my messy clean up! But this is such a messy technique although lots of fun to do. If I were to do this kind of mani again I would definatley use tape to make clean up much easier. To get this look just paint your nails in a solid colour then using a straw paint the bottom of it and blow towards your nail. Make sure to use lots of newspaper as I said this is very messy!! 

I am not sure how I feel about this design as I like things to be uniform and these are far from! 

I used models own Snow White and two of the polish for tans, sun hat and flip flop.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Thanks for reading.

Sarah x

Monday, 5 May 2014

Polish Party April: Inspired by another PP member.

Hi everyone.

Let me start by saying I was really upset to not be able to find the time to do last months Polish Party, don't you just hate it when life gets in the way of doing your nails?

Anyway enough waffling onto this months challenge. I am really excited about this one as there are so many talented ladies that take part in this challenge so lots of designs to choose from. 
The first two designs I chose were done by other people before I did mine. So I went back to look at everyone's designs again. I instantly loved the design I have chosen and I also have just bought the models own polish for tans collection so knew I wanted to use a few colours. 

I choose a design by the lovely Aimee from PinkGlowPrettyPolish I'm not sure if she actually blogged this design (I couldn't find it on her blog) but Aimee's blog is amazing! Go check it out. I found this picture on Aimee's Instagram @pinkglowspolish.

Ok so this is the design I was inspired by:

I really liked this and how the colours all compliment each other.

Ok so onto my design I didn't want to "copy" Aimee's design exactly as the theme is inspired by. So I decided to use 3 colours from the polish from tans collection by models own. I used sun hat, beach bag and bikini. Instead of the vertical lines I decided to do zigzags as I am no good at free handed

Here it is: 

I really like how this turned out and really love the polish for tans. I really hope I have done justice to Aimee's original design. 

 Another picture of my mani:

Thanks again to Aimee  for the inspiration. Everyone go check her out. 

Thanks for looking.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Check out all the other participants below

Sarah x