Monday, April 28, 2014

... AN Monday - Subtle/Neutral ...

Hurrah! It's AN Monday!! Todays theme is "Subtle/Neutral" so I've chosen to go with a Shellac colour with stamping and gemstones.  Now I haven't had a gel colour appear on the blog before so feel loved that you are witnessing this moment!!

Originally I was going to just go for a simple French mani but I saw this design on a stamping plate and thought it would work well.


So this is 2 coats of Shellac "Beau" with stamping on top using Konad White. I was really impressed with Shellac Beau to be honest. Even though it's on the sheer side, it still managed to cover up things like stains that I had on my nails previously that I'm trying to grow out. The stamping is from a plate I brought from Cheeky that seems to be the L plate. I've just rotated the image so that it runs along the nail.


I added the gemstones as a last minute thing as I felt it needed something else. I really like the combo but I can see I need to do a lot more practice with placing the gemstones down where I want them to go!

Even though this mani has some major visible nail line going on, I really like it. It's simple yet effective. I really think I'll be revisiting this in the future if I have an event where I need my nails to sport something subtle.


Now I wanted to point this out incase you haven't had a bottle of Shellac before in your little hands. The packaging shows how sheer it is! I love that and it's so simple!! How I wish general nail polish came with a similar system!! I would have saved a lot of money on things that I thought were something they weren't.


Wanna see more Aussie Nails? Check out these links or check out #anmonday on Instagram!

Lily Jinks - @lilyandjinks
Ann - Nailovelogy
Tracy - @oliviajade19
Holly - @nails_by_holly
Naomi - @nadeekay and Nananaisnails
Erin Wu -  @erinzi and Erin Zi’s Nails
Astrid - @lovessweetas
Sarah Claire - @shattermeclaire or Shatter me Claire
Sylvie - @smudgedpolish
Tammy - @ohmygoshpolish
Christinemay - @xtinemayyy or Nails at 2am
Tash Birch - @tashisdead
Briana -

Monday, April 7, 2014

... AN Monday - Animal Print ...

YAY! AN Monday is back and I've combined it with the "Paint it Blue" theme for Autism Awareness. ASD is a big part of my daily life but I'll get onto that another day soon. Todays theme is Animal Print and I had a really hard time narrowing down my choices for this! Recently I had a bit of a complaint about striping tape hating me and someone kindly sent me some nail vinyls which appear to be all the rage lately!


I've chosen to use the stunning Pretty Serious Crystal Lake as the base with an unamed black on top covered with a matte top coat and I've used the zebra print nail vinyls. I think the blue and black works really well.


For a newbie I'm quite pleased with how these Zebra stripes turned out! They need work but compared to how much rage striping tape produces, I can see we will be friends.



And because I've had this in my head for the whole time I was doing this mani ... Sit back, relax and enjoy! Zebra Zebra Zebra!!!

Wanna see more Aussie Nails? Check out these links or check out #anmonday on Instagram!

Lily Jinks - @lilyandjinks
Ann - Nailovelogy
Tracy - @oliviajade19
Holly - @nails_by_holly
Naomi - @nadeekay and Nananaisnails
Erin Wu -  @erinzi and Erin Zi’s Nails
Astrid - @lovessweetas
Sarah Claire - @shattermeclaire or Shatter me Claire
Sylvie - @smudgedpolish
Tammy - @ohmygoshpolish
Christinemay - @xtinemayyy or Nails at 2am
Tash Birch - @tashisdead
Briana -

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