Hello my lovelies and welcome to September. Wow where has the time gone.
Continuing my series here is another mani swap I did on instagram with the amazingly talented Tracie aka ig @mentalmoma or also know as my Nail Sis
Tracie chose to do my sunset/sunrise vines/flower nails.
Here is my original
And here is Tracies recreation
How amazing is that….she has recreated it perfectly with the colours and detail.
Below is Tracies original design inspired by a dress.
And below is my recreation.
Not completely happy with it but enjoyed myself creating this and I am deffinately will try this design again.
Below are all 4 designs together, originals on the left and recreations on the right.
The lovely @amcpolish on instagram decided to do a collaboration called #roarforautismawareness where those who decided to contribute did a blue mani with animal print. Such an amazing idea to raise awareness for this very much misunderstood disorder. Of course I had to contribute a design. We are not to post our contribution design until after the collaboration picture has been posted so I created my design and emailed it off.
Then excitedly waited to see the completed collaboration.
This was my design done on my cinderella (dominant) hand.
Kept it simple with a vertical gradient of 2 no name blues topped with CG Fairy Dust and blue acrylic for the leopard print.
And here is the completed collaboration picture.
A little while ago one of our UK’s longest running Indie lines http://www.thetaraemporium.co.uk asked her followers to contribute ideas for her Fan Collection…..
The idea being that followers, customers and fans of Taras polish line would email their idea of a polish to her and she would pick some to be released in collections ….Therefore hence the name The Fan Collection….
So I eagerly sent my email with my idea for a polish and waited expectantly…..imagine my surprise when I received an email back saying that my polish idea had be chosen to be included in this collection ….
Tara released her first Fan Collection earlier this month and the second is being released on Monday 17th March 2014 and it is this collection that includes my polish idea……as a thank you to her fans whose polishes are included Tara sends out a polish free of charge of the creation she had made with your idea and mine arrived today….
And here it is …..Crimson Tide…..
I could not believe how exact Tara had got this to the idea and picture I had in my head of this polish ……It is exactly how I pictured it….
So as you can guess it went straight on my nails…..First coat is deceptive as it looks quite sheer and a pinky red but the idea behind this polish was for it to be a squishy jelly with red glitter, hex and holo circles that built up over three coats to give a sense of three dimensional depth and colour ….and oh my oh my…. by the third coat it had deffinately done that ….The depth and sparkle was absolutely perfect as was the colour…..application was amazing with the brush and polish and drying time was fabulous ….
a small amount of placement required with the large holo circles but that is always expected…
The above picture was taken outside…
This one above was taken in a light box…
And below are a selection of closer picture so you can see the three dimensional depth this polish gives…
Now there is abit of a story behind my idea for this polish so don’t go away and continue reading please….
About 5 months ago I was looking into starting my own indie line…looking at supplies, writing idea down for what polishes I would like to create and researching the regulations ect……
Unfortunately my dream wasn’t ment to become reality. …but if it had, one of the polishes I would have made for my first release would have been Crimson Tide…
So to see it made so so perfectly from my idea was an amazing feeling as a apart of my dream has come true. ..and yes there were a few tears as I got all emotional.
I cannot thank Tara and her amazing skill enough for doing this…as a part of my dream came true today ….bless you hunny xxxxxxx
I am abit early posting this but have some other manis I want to do and my base colours and gradient fitted in well with this challenge of “doodles”
So below is a reminder of my base colours I used….pinky is Sinful Colours 24/7 and index is China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy….on my thumb, middle and ring fingers I have done a vertical gradient using the same 2 colours and all topped with China Glaze Fairy Dust and a top coat..
Next I got ready my brush for the doodles and my acrylic paint in black and white with some water to thin the acrylic slightly….
I then got on with my doodles…..I decided to go with some random shape triangles in black and white and chose 2 types of design adding a top coat once I had finished …..and here is what I ended up with …