Friday, 29 April 2011

Rockabilly nails - better pictures

I promised you guys some better pictures and here they are! 

As you can see I was a little impatient with the top coat and smudged the black a little bit on Love and cherries but overall I am very happy with them. I included a couple of pictures of my left hand too as you rarely get to see it XD
For details on the polishes I used see the original post

Nail Blog Round Up

Stacie went Rockabilly over at Kawaii Nail Art
The Nail Addict created some beautiful butterfly nails which look like damask silk
Sharon mixed 2 blues to create a gorgeous effect
Emily decorated her nails perfectly for Easter
Grace showed her patriotic side with these cool Britannia nails

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Thursday, 28 April 2011

Rockabilly Nails

I saw Imelda May on Something for the Weekend on Sunday and she inspired me! She has a really cool way about her without being stuck up. She used to have a crow called Dave and she sings rockabilly.

I started out with a base coat of Nails Inc (Diet Coke Promo) Caramel with Models Own Becca Brown and black nail art pen for the leopard print on all the nails. I then drew on the designs using black and white nail art pens and No & quick Dry polish in Siren. I don't particularly like No 7 Polishes I might if the bottle was different and would never spend £7 on them but more often than not they give £5 off No 7 vouchers at boots so I have several in my collection.
Sorry the pics are a bit pants! I'm going to take some in the sunshine tomorrow :D
So what do you think? Let me know! If you feel inspired to do a rockabilly design let me know I would love to see it XD

Stacie xoxox

Edited to added: Better pictures are HERE

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Happy Easter!

Hi Everyone
I hope you had a lovely Easter Sunday and are looking forward to a good Easter Monday. Sorry I haven't been around that much... I have had to spend a lot of time polishing up my CV and looking for new jobs. I have 2 interviews lined up which is good, one with a recruitment consultant and one with an employer. I hope know the right opportunity is just round the corner. 
As minor compensation for lack of nail art I will distract you with pictures an adorable baby bunny

I am working on some nail art designs and will try to get them posted soon. Taking my Nieces to Woburn Safari park tomorrow which is going to be great fun XD
Hope everyone has a lovely day too
Stacie xoxox

Friday, 15 April 2011

Kate Middleton Engagement Ring inspired Manicure

There is so much rubbish in the shops to do with the Royal Wedding that it's inspired me to do a manicure. Weird really because the only thing that interests me about the wedding is the day off!
Anyway picture is on my new tumblr account
I used a blue that was in a hello kitty nail art set from Claires Accessories it's the blue and red french looking one and some massive rhinestones I had from my card making days. I've already taken it off but thought it was a good laugh for my tumblr XD
Stacie xoxox

Nail Blog Round Up

Grace is staying on trend rocking the colour block
TheNailAddict used China Glaze for this cute spring manicure
Here is LingLing's classy twist on an old favourite
Stacie went wild and got a tumblr account and posted a Kate Middleton Engagement Ring inspired manicure!
Jen played with her new bundle monster plates to make this Spring dream manicure

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Leopard Print and Roses

I'm sure by now you all know how much I love roses and leopard print. So I have put them both together.
Products used:
Models Own - White - under pink to stop leopard showing through
                       Sophies Pink - main colour of roses
                       Champagne - main nail colour
                       Purple ash - centre dots for leopard print
                       Pink fever - dark lines on roses
                       Nude Beige - Under the champagne to hide nail line
Collection 2000 dynasty as the highlights on the rose
Black nail art pen

I hope you like it. I really love it so I probably won't post for a while now. I'm going to be piling on the top coat to try and make it last the week XD
Thanks for stopping by and thank you to everyone who takes the time to read and comment I really love reading your feedback
Stacie xoxox

Friday, 8 April 2011

Blog round up

Grace made a great tutorial video on how to use a konad and have these fantastic nails  
Emily watched put a twist on the usual nautical manicure. Watch out for the sharks
Stacie went all a flutter
Sharon dragged her way to a perfect manicure  
Jen played with fimo this week and came up with this awesome design 
Nicole is pretty in pink with this Fauxnad design
Dawn kept the doctor away with this fantastic apple design  
Lovin Nails used China Glaze Four Leaf Clover for a gorgeous accent nail manicure  
Claire was rocking with this cool shellac tutorial  

And as a little bonus we love this tutorial by the lovely Leanne at do not refreeze
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Butterfly Manicure

Hi guys
I painted the base colour Models Own Utopia and then painted different butterflies using Models Own Mushroom for the body of the butterfly and then lots of different colours for the wings. On top of the colours I painted China Glaze White Cap to give it some shimmer.

I like the manicure but wonder if I should have used a more contrasting background. Always another day eh
Thanks for looking
Stacie xoxox

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

Sorry I haven't been posting too much recently. Nothing major has happened just haven't had as much time to do my nails. I actually wore plain polish for most of this week. I hope to rectify this today but it's midnight so things don't look too promising! Thank you to everyone for commenting on my blog I truly appreciate it.

The lovely BeautifulYou has given me this award. I was already given this award in January so will refer anyone who would like to see it to that post. A massive thank you to BeautifulYou I am very flattered to receive the award again XD

Stacie xoxox

Friday, 1 April 2011

Weekly Nail Blog Round Up

Emily let her chocoholic tendencies get the better for her with this Cadburys manicure

Julie was inspired by the spring and showed us this beautiful butterfly design

Jen showed us how to use our Konad plates in a more inventive way with this manicure

Stacie was in an angelic mood this week with her angel wing manicure

To celebrate her starting a blog Claire is having an OPI Giveaway

Shella was inspired by furry creatures and this lovely little bear manicure was the result

Linda had fluffy bunnies and baby chicks on her fingers this week

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