2012-05-31

Quick and classy with black and white


Here's something quick with white tips I found from our other camera today. I didn't remember taking these pics but glad I did.

I wanted to do french tips with black and white to match my black and white outfit. I actually wanted to try tape manicure but once again got frustrated with the thick lines and after failing the thumb twice decided to do it freehanded. It would be neater with tape but for me it´s too much hassle. Same as with stamping nail art: I admire others great talent and as simple as it seems I just can't get it straight and to stay put. So I'll stick to simplicity :)


I'm wearing regular black (Nero by GOSH I think?) with regular white (Miss Me perhaps...). Here my nails are a bit shorter than usual but I like the optical illusion that gives them extra length.

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2012-05-03

Sweet May


It's been a while... Thanks for everyone still with me here + welcome new friends! There hasn't been much time for the coats of paint to dry the past few weeks (for only good reasons) so I've been wearing mostly one-toned nails. I set myself a goal to pop a post when I have some sort of nail art on again so here it is. Simplicity but still something more than one color.


I wanted a plain, lifeless dark base with bright baby pink pattern. I opted to dot 5 big dots on each nail, then add small dots between them. I planned to put a pink nail art sticker on the side of each nail but then thought it would make the look too busy - for work anyway. I only put the sticker on one accent nail then. The color was a perfect match.

The base is Golden Rose Matte #11. When I bought it I thought it would be grey but it leans a bit to plum. It looks quite uneven in these photos but is in reality neat and opaque with 2 coats. It does seem to require a ridgefiller of a sort for the base to look perfect.

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