Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Let it Snow!

In the great words of Bing Crosby... Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...

If you don't know already, I live in Australia, Melbourne to more precise and this snow season has had a dismal start to be modest.  So here is a mani to lift up the snow Gods and hopefully they will snow down on us so that we can ski!!! It's been cold and wet enough!

I started off with a gradient using OPI My Boyfriend Scales Wales and OPI What's With The Cattitude?

Then I moved on to stamping with OPI Can't Find My Czechbook from the Euro Collection and Bundle Monster BM-H02 from the Holiday Collection.  I just got this, so was a little excited to use it :) 

What you think?  I really need to improve my camera.  At the moment I'm limited by my iPhone (ooohh I can hear the groans from here).  And as you may already know from your own experiences the iPhone just does no justice to the real thing, especially the subtle gradient.

I really liked this mani and was a liitle sad to take it off.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Lots of love, xx Karen

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Leopard Spots & Gradients

Hi Loverlies!!

I have a mani here today that was inspired by a fellow blogger and I would like to acknowledge them but I can't for the sake of me remember where :( I saw this so long ago, so if you know or recall a similar mani let me know!  However, from memory it didn't turn out as I had remembered, I still liked the finished look.

I used OPI Mimosas for Mr. & Mrs, the black was a standard black polish I bought from Sportsgirl.  I used Stamping Plate F2 which I got online.  There a number of leopard print stamping plates out there now and they kind of all very as to how close the spots are together.  This I found just worked.

Keeping it short and sweet, hoped you liked this mani, and thanks for popping in :)