Saturday, April 30, 2016

Rainbow made with markers

Rainbow made with markers

I’ve seen some pretty manis made with Sharpie pens. I have been wanting to try the method for a while, but Sharpies are relatively expensive here, and I haven’t been in the mood to spend a lot of money on something I might only do once or twice.

I decided to try with some generic no name permanent markers I bought recently. There were only eight colours in the pack, but that’s plenty to make a rainbow!

Take a look at how it went:

Do you like it? I love it!

I’m wearing a white polish underneath: El Corazón m&s-172, and the glitter on top is Orly’s “Shine on Crazy Diamond”.

Here are the things I used:

It’s probably not the last mani I do with these. It was great fun, easy to do and it looks nice (and quite cheap compared to ‘paying only for the name’ Sharpies).

Have you tried this method yet?

Method I used:
-      Paint nails with two coats of white nail polish
-      Apply one layer of topcoat
-      Draw on a silicone mat, dip a brush in rubbing alcohol, swipe the wet brush over the area you drew on, and paint your nail
-      Seal up with (glitter) topcoat

Friday, April 29, 2016

Pahlish ~ Cinnamon Twist

Pahlish ~ Cinnamon Twist
Red metallic linear holo

Cinnamon Twist is from the Halloween 2015 Happy Holo-Ween II Collection.

The formula is good and very easy to work with. I got full opacity after two coats and the drying time is really good.

Here’s my final mani:

I made decals. The stamp is from stamping plate BP-61 and I filled the design out with Cinnamon Twist. The white underneath is El Corazón m&s-172; I also used that to make the white hearts on my pinkie and pointer. I must admit that it wasn’t easy. I think I need to add an extra layer of topcoat on the decals before I use them to make them less flimsy. I also accidentally put one of them on the wrong way, grrrrr!!!

This is the mani in low lights.

Cinnamon Twist is a keeper! It is also limited edition and no longer available.

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Metallic linear holo
Overall impression: Good quality, nice colour, pretty rainbows. I like.
Buy again: Yes

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Celestial ~ Electric Sphere (Peter)

Celestial ~ Electric Sphere (Peter)
Turquoise blue linear holo

Electric Sphere is half of Celestial Cosmetics & Emily de Molly Heroes Duo. I’ve already showed you Emily de Molly’s contribution Claire Bear, click here to see that again.

The formula of Electric Sphere is a bit thin, but I still only used two coats for my mani. The drying time is really good.

Take a look at two coats and no topcoat taken with flash:

This is what it looks like in low lights:

I made four dots by the side of each nail. I used Colors by Llarowe’s Teal it to your Mama for the purpose. A layer of topcoat completed the mani and here it is:

Low light picture.

I really like the simplicity of this and how the colours complement each other.
The Heroes duo is limited edition, and is no longer available.

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Linear holo
Overall impression: Great squishy look, cool rainbows
Buy again: Yes