Wednesday, 24 July 2019

NOTD: Pink & Grey Geo Nails

So it all started with a photo which hilariously I saw on Facebook marketplace advertising the duvet cover for sale.  I loved the combination of colours, textures and print and although I didn’t want exactly that, just something along those lines. 

This was the photo I was talking about FYI!  Pink and grey are such a gorgeous combination.

So let’s run down what’s on each nail:

Thumb: Brighter pink cured. Grey over the top, cured.   Black lines, cured.  I made a glitter paste with the white AB glitter and top coat and added over the pink, cured and top coat the rest.  

Index finger: Light pink with white AB glitter over.

Middle finger: Grey.

Ring finger: Brighter pink with black freehand, cured.  Glitter paste with white AB and silver pigment to fill in some triangles.  Finished with a top coat.

Little finger: Steel shade with silver pigment over. 

You know what?  These are probably one of my favourite combinations I’ve worn myself.  I love them!

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

NOTD: Juicy Watermelon Nails

Don’t ask me why but I have been utterly obsessed with watermelon.  I’m going to put it down to the change of weather and just the fact it’s so refreshing.  Literally I’ve had watermelon lemonade, watermelon ice lollies so needless to say when it came to my nails it was a bit of a no-brainer that I had to do watermelons on those as well!

I’m going to do a quick step-by-step of how I did them.  

  1. I applied the red to all nails apart from the ring finger and finished with a matte top coat.
  2. Then I used a sheer shade on my ring finger and cured.
  3. I then took a bottle green shade, and painted a curve across my nail - do not cure.
  4. I took a lighter green and painted another curve close to it - do not cure.
  5. With the red from the other nails, I filled in the remaining blank space taking the colour as close to the lighter green as I could without touching it - do not cure.
  6. Using a small nail art brush I made tiny strokes going from the lighter green to bottle green to slightly drag and blend the two - do not cure.
  7. Wipe the brush and do the same from lighter green into the red slightly, when you’re happy with it, cure.
  8. Repeat this applying the two green curves, filling in the red, with a freshly wiped brush merge the colours and cure.
  9. A fine nail art brush was used for the black pips.  After I cured it I then added the white for definition and cured.
  10. Apple a matte top coat and cure.
  11. I then used a dotting tool and the regular top coat to apply small dots onto my watermelon to make it juicy, cure and remove sticky layer from all nails.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

NOTD: Cute Lil Hearts

I say this time and time again but when I choose my nails they are totally based on my current mood.  I took off my “almost bare” style nails and I was up for a little bit of something cute so after a lot of deliberation I decided on hearts, then it was time for colour choices!

I wanted a completely cream finish so that narrowed it down and it was time to sit and paint!

I debated arms for my little love hearts but I decided against it, little legs and feet were cute enough!  

Saturday, 18 May 2019

NOTD: Almost Bare Nails

Having had my blue nails on for around a fortnight and the whole fiasco with suffering from serious princess problems and not enjoying the first design, it was time for a change.  

I think having such a bold colour on for so long when I actually looked at my nails with nothing on them I really fancied going for something really sheer.  

I love a bit of a science experiment so I chose six different glitters as I wanted green but with all the hints of shades like golds and silvers.

Finally I added random polka dots to jazz up my bare look and you know what?  I’m enjoying these for now!

Thursday, 9 May 2019

NOTD: The Recycled Nails

I know that you all laughed at the meme that I put up the other day on Facebook about not liking the nails you’ve done for yourself.  There is nothing more frustrating is there?  Chances are if you’re a nail tech yourself it’s probably taken every ounce of strength to be bothered to do your own after doing hundreds of sets for other people. 

Normally if I do my nails and I don’t like them I will just put up with them but probably take them off a little sooner than usual.   There wasn’t anything actually wrong with the nails that I did a few days ago but I just wasn’t feeling them, you know?  Sometimes it’s the colour, sometimes it’s the design or the combination of both but they were going to drive me crazy if I kept them on. 

This time I decided I wasn’t going to do that and instead I would do a little “recycling.”  I wanted to see how I could change them into something that would hit the spot rather than completely re-doing everything.  

I removed the middle and ring finger and re-applied a silver glitter and painted almost a bubble effect on them in black.  Voila!

Monday, 29 April 2019

Solid Cologne UK - For The Gentlemen

If there’s one thing that you should know about me it is that I am absolutely fragrance obsessed!  Ever since I was a toddler I would literally sit and sniff empty perfume bottles that my Nanna would save for me so when Marc from Solid Cologne got in touch offering for me to try one, I jumped at the chance!

Made with natural wax and skin friendly cologne which is applied directly on to the skin.  Solid Cologne UK was created for those who travel, as it’s made from wax it doesn’t need to be put into a clear bag whilst going through airport security. This also means it’s impossible to spill and you won’t use as much as only a little wax will help you smell great all day. The cologne comes in a small tin, which fits perfectly inside a pocket or bag. All the colognes have the highest quality of natural ingredients including Beeswax, Shea butter & Jojoba oil. which all support and protect the skin.

The concentrated wax fragrances are portable, natural and moisturizing. It’s so easy to apply, handy and compact too.

With an option of four scents (more are available on their website) I chose Alexander as the description sounded divine!

A sweet, rich and sophisticated scent. The cologne begins with fresh grapefruit, leading to the heart of aromatic bay leaf and jasmine. The woody base includes patchouli, oak moss and ambergris. A truly unforgettable Cologne.

I was really surprised to find that it doesn’t leave a waxy later on my skin at all like I expected.  The moment it’s applied it’s invisible which is great.  The fragrance really packs a punch in the best way possible, when I wear fragrance I want to apply something that actually does smell to others as well.  For a small tin I can imagine that I would get as many uses out of it as a standard smaller sized cologne bottle making it a fraction of the cost of and a lot more travel friendly.  Longevity is actually pretty fantastic and I could still smell it hours after initial application.  

Overall I couldn’t fault this product at all, the fragrance quality was spot on, the application was seriously impression absorbing instantly and I now think I’m converted to Solid Cologne! 

Saturday, 20 April 2019

NOTD: Super Girly Nails

Ooooo get me blogging twice in one month!  I’m on a roll!  

It was time to switch up my Unintentional Nemo Nails since they’ve grown out to the point where as I was starting to feel a little scruffy.  I have pretty high standards with my nails, I never go bare and if they start to get beyond around a fortnight’s growth I have to redo them ASAP.

I always ask myself if I’m feeling neutral, bright or dark and then i’ll brainstorm from there.  As I had just had bright I surprised myself by wanting it again but I wanted to go super girly and a little romantic.  

liverpoollashes Liverpool lashes pink shellac nails super girly NOTD

Everything’s pretty self explanatory but the heart, little gemstones on the lines and the thumbs were created by mixing three different pink / lavender glitters with top coat to create a glitter paste.  

I’m fairly pleased with how they turned out.  If I did them again I probably would have painted the heart in black and then added the glitter paste on top to give an even more beautiful sparkle but I’m happy how they are now too.

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Sunday, 7 April 2019

NOTD: Unintentional Finding Nemo Nails

Woooohooooo I’m back on my blog where I belong!  After a 16 months away from it it feels sooooo good to be back here.  You should notice I’m going to jazz this place up and make it look a little more snazzy for 2019 but the main thing is, I’m here!

Let’s be real, these nails were not what I intended.  If you follow my Snapchat (@liverpoollashes) you’ll know what I was actually aiming for as I showed my distasterous results and the products just didn’t work together.  In a little bit of a huff after the second attempt, I abandoned ship and did these instead.

I’ll quickly run through what I did:
  • Tropix Base.
  • Black Pool and a fine striping brush.
  • I mixed a glitter paste (top coat, silver holographic and silver fine powder) together and applied with my striping brush.
  • Top coat.

Taaaa daaaa!  Here’s the result. Grrrrr I’m not enjoying that Tropix doesn’t really look like this in real life but never mind.  I’m pretty pleased with it, albeit it wasn’t what I was originally going for at all.  I then show a man, typical, most men think completely different to us don’t they?  “They look like Finding Nemo nails?” Now all I can see is glittery clown fish.  

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