Friday, October 17, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Floral Week: Gift Wrap Flowers


Final day of Floral Week and I bring you yet another mani based on a print I found on Print & Pattern (seriously need to check out this site!). This is based on a gift bag found at Marks & Spencer.

I think I could have made my flowers a bit more flower shaped but I still like how it turned out and love the colors together!


I used China Glaze Pelican Gray as my base. The flowers are: China Glaze Def Defying, OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, BarryM Plum, and BarryM Pomegranate. I used NYC Top Coat, as is smeared the flowers a bit. Sad day!

I hope you have enjoyed floral week!

Don't forget to check out the other ladies and their final floral manis!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Floral Week: Wallpaper Flowers


Day four of Floral Week and we have some pointillism/abstract flowers based on a wallpaper design by Jane Bridges found here. I was drawn to the colors and the flow of this pattern.

I used Barielle My City Apartment as my base and acrylic paints for the flowers. Above is before I added a matte top coat. I had a lot of fun with these dots! I think this is the most dots I've ever done in a mani! You really need to check out the original print, it's gorgeous!


This is with Essie Matte About You, look how it made the grey dots turn a khaki color. I like the matte of it but not the color change. Oh well! :)

Don't forget to check out the other floral manis today!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Floral Week: Stationary Flowers


Day three of Floral Week and I bring you another floral pattern I found on Print & Pattern. This is based on some stationary found in a British Department store called John Lewis.

This is my attempt of creating more detail in my nail art. I had a lot of fun creating this mani even though it's not perfect. :)


I used Wet n Wild Black Creme as my base. For the flowers I used: Barielle My City Apartment, OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, China Glaze Def Defying, BarryM Grapefruit, BarryM Pomegranate, and OPI Mermaid's Tears. I used Essie Matte About You to finish off the look.

Don't forget to check out the other floral manis the ladies created!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Floral Week: Fabric Flowers


Day two of Floral Week and I bring you some flowers based on fabric by MissPrint which I found on Print & Pattern (love this site for inspiration!).

Is it a perfect recreation? Nah, I think I need yet a smaller brush and bigger nail beds! But I still find this pattern interesting, even though my index finger looks a little anatomical. >_<


I used China Glaze Def Defying as my base with OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and Nail Art Black. I used Essie Matte About You to make it have a more fabric feel.

Don't forget to check out what floral manis the other ladies created!

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Floral Week: Polka Dot, Polka Dot, Polka Dot Flowers!

 

Another month = another Digit-al Dozen week! This week's theme is floral! A lot of us were talking about really pushing ourselves to not do just the normal standard floral manis. And I can tell you that I was so tempted to stamp this week, but I resisted! All my manis this week are freehand! (maybe not perfect, but I'm happy!)

Today I have some drag marble flowers! I used So Nailicious' Rainbow Drops Drag Marble Nail Art Tutorial to create my flowers. I haven't done that much drag marbling/needle marbling, but I had a lot of fun and love how they turned out! So happy and cheery!


I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls as my base. The other colors I used: China Glaze Def Defying, BarryM Plum, BarryM Grapefruit, BarryM Guava, Sinful Colors Pragmatic, and Sally Hansen Man-go Team. Sealed with HK Girl Top Coat this mani lasted a whole week on my nails!

I was going to leave them all with just the flowers but thought they needed something else so polka dot polka dot polka dot flowers was born!



Muwahahahahaha! It's all in your heads now! You're welcome! :)

Don't forget to check out the other ladies and their florals!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Barielle Me Couture Dotticure!


I created a dotticure using five of the polishes from the new fall collection of Barielle that I reviewed yesterday. I really loved how it turned out! I used Taupe Notch as my base with (starting at my cuticle) Moda Bleu, Boho Chic, Soho at Night, and Berry Posh.
 

I added the Barielle Top Coat and the camera decided to hate it. It was really pretty in person but there is so much light glare because of the super shiny top coat that you can of lose the effect of the dotticure. Should have tried it matte. But it was still gorgeous in person!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Barielle Fall 2014: Me Couture Review

 

 Barielle's Me Couture Collection for Fall 2014 embraces the high fashion colors for this rich season of the year. A sophisticated palette combination of retro and intense shades totally compliments current styles and trends" (Barielle Press Release).


This is Taupe Notch, "a creamy, dark taupe".  Yes! That's all I can say. This is a gorgeous beautiful polish with a fabulous formula! This is two coats without a top coat. I could have gotten away with just one coat. 


See! Just look at this color! Stunning! I love it!


This is Berry Posh, "a creamy, deep fuchsia". Barielle and their pinks are always gorgeous! This is two coats no top coat. The first coat was a bit sheer, so a second coat is needed.


I had no issues with the formula on this one. Just beautiful!


This is Moda Bleu, "a creamy, dark navy/blue". This is a really deep blue an almost blurple color. Look at the shine on this one too! This is two coats and no top coat! 


I did have some slight issues with the formula on this one. Moda Bleu seems to be a bit thicker than the others and had a lot of drag marks with my first coat. But the second coat evens it all out.


This is Soho at Night, "a creamy, grape purple". I almost put this as a dusty grape purple. Beautiful, two coats and no top coat.


This one acted a little like Moda Blue in that the formula of Soho at Night is a bit thicker and definetely needs two coats to even out.


Here we have Boho Chic, "a creamy, deep sea green". I love this color. Almost has a hint of teal to it, gorgeous! Two coats and no top coat and super shiny!


No issues with this formula, gorgeous and fabulous!


This is Vintage Gown, "a creamy, rust with a hint of pink". This is a really pretty color, two coats and no top coat.


This photo shows the more true color. There is shimmer in the bottle but it didn't really show up on my nails. But the formula was still fabulous!

All of Barielle polishes contain no formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl-phthalate, camphor, or formaldehyde-resin. They are 0.45 fl oz (13.3ml) and are suggested retail at $8.00. You can find them at Barielle.com

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