Sunday, January 11, 2015

Colourful Geometric Nail Art

Hi everyone! It's been a week since I last blogged but I've still been posting on instagram. I'm considering taking a break from writing blog posts and focusing on my instagram instead. I just don't think enough people are reading it and to me it seems a bit wasteful to spend my time and energy writing up posts. I'm also not happy with the appearance of my blog so maybe if I spend some time revamping and refreshing it I'll be fully into blogging again. But for now, I think I might just write the occasional post on new nail art designs I do (like this one) and still continue my bellabox reviews (maybe, I'm still unsure about those posts). Let me know what you think and what you'd like to see!

Onto the post today, for this one I used all Ulta3 nail polishes: Lily White, Black Satin, Strawberry Sundae, Block It Out, Palette Play, and Frog Prince.

I am beyond happy with how these turned out! I looove them. They took quite a while to fill in the spaces and do two coats of them and then clean up the white areas and neaten up the black stripes etc etc. But it was definitely worth it because I love them.

Thanks for reading! And hopefully I'll be posting soon, but make sure to follow my instagram for extra nail art that I won't be blogging about!

- Melissa.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Australis Milky Way / Colourful Stripes

Today I have my first nail art of 2015. It's been extremely hot in Melbourne these past two days so yesterday after work I quickly smashed out this mani before my room became too hot to work in as I wanted to get a new post up this weekend.

It's a very simple mani using an Australis polish called Milky Way as inspiration for the stripes. I've wanted to use this glitter for a while now but every time I tried to I just couldn't think of a design that would go with it; I also had a bit of trouble applying it perfectly but this time round I started with a white base, applied one thick-ish coat of the glitter and then once dry, dabbed some polish onto a piece of paper and picked up and placed single bits of the glitter onto my nails to make it look packed on. I love how it turned out, it's such a nice glitter polish with the white base colour and a lot of colourful and different sized glitters.

I matched the stripes to four of the colours in the glitter using the following polishes:
Frog Prince - Ulta3
Manic Panic - Australis
Lacy Daisy - Ulta3
Block It Out - Ulta3

As you can see I applied a matte top coat which makes me love this mani even more! The matte glitter actually reminds me of jawbreakers when I think about it; that chalky sort of effect.

Thanks for reading!

- Melissa.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Favourite Nail Art of 2014

Hello lovelies, and Happy New Year! For my first post of 2015 I'm going to share my favourite nail art of 2014 with you all. I was going to do a big favourites post on everything, but just never got around to writing it all out properly so instead I'm just going to share ten or so of my favourite manis.

So there are my favourite designs of 2014. I really branched out of my comfort zone with nail art this past year and I'm so happy with all I've learnt and discovered and conquered and produced for this blog. Here's to another year full of nail art!

Thank you for reading my blog!

- Melissa.

p.s I'll link these photos to their original posts very shortly.