Sunday, 28 July 2013

Neon Nailart

Hi there lads and ladies!

I hope you're having a great weekend?  Mines gone really well, only a teeny tiny bit of shopping, despite it being payday, so I'm back on track with my low-buy.  Which is a good thing.

Todays nailart idea came a little bit out of the blue.  I was just sitting here wondering what to put on my nails (as you do), and I decided I was in a neon mood today.  You'd think that I would have thought this while the suns shining, but oh no, not me, I had the idea in a torrential storm.

So anyway, I do have a few neons, but they're all sheer and need undies, which gets on my nerves.  I only have a couple which can hold their own.  This is one of them, Pixi No.14. 
In real life this is so much brighter.  Almost hurt to look at it, bright.  This is only one coat, which is why there is VNL, but in 2 it's opaque.  However I knew I'd be going over it anyway so didn't bother.

I took a make up sponge and dabbed a gradient with OPI Alpine Snow on the tips of my nails.  I despise sponging as it's so messy, but I couldn't get around it with this idea I had:
And then, the tip of my nail wasn't coming out white enough, so I went over it again just using Alpine Snow with the brush from the bottle to get it properly white.  This shows the most on my little finger.

So, once I was satisfied I stamped over the white, using the same Pixi polish, with Gals stamping plate GA14.  How weird that they're both number 14?  I never realised until now, it must have been meant to be.

So after a coat of Seche, and some clean up, this is how they turned out:
They actually came out nicer than I thought they would.  I thought they were going to look really messy, but they don't look too bad.

But then, I still wasn't satisfied!  I've rekindled my love for matte top coats at the moment (expect to see more soon) and so I decided to give this one the un-shining treatment.  Here's how it looks:
Yep, that's better!  And because the only camera in the world that seems to be able to pick up colours properly is my rubbish resolution phone camera, here's what it sees:
Bright eh?

So, I'm liking this alot, just what I was in the mood for.  I love it when that happens.

What's on your nails today?  Do you know of any opaque neons I need?

Until next time...

MASPOOASE x x x
~Wendy~

14 comments:

  1. This is really gorgeous Wendy! Love this design!

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    1. Thank you so much! It was sooo bright x x x

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  2. WOWZERS that is bright...me likey!

    If you can get them where you are, the China Glaze 2012 summer neons are worth hunting down. Most of them are fully opaque in 2 coats sans undies.

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    1. Oooh! Thanks Inky, yes I think we can get CG's on Amazon, will have to do some swatch stalking! x x x

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  3. I LOVE this! potential aeroplane nails for my hols these! (i like to dress the part in the airport... once i'm abroad i lose all self respect and throw on whatever but for the airport... i dress up!) xxx

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    1. Haha! Love it! Jet set Cat! Can't wait to see what you come up with, whether inspired by these or not! x x x

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  4. I LOVE neon nails. I got a top coat a while back, but I haven't really used it because I'm not sure what I would like it on. Your mani makes me want to try a matte neon mani :)

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    1. Go for it! Am loving the mattes at the moment x x x

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  5. I fluffing love them, but you already know this lol

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  6. Ahh this is so pretty! I really want to get back into stamping, it's so time consuming though and I feel like it's not worth it cos it only lasts about 2 days on my nails :( xx

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    1. Thankyou! and booo for short lived manis! It might be worth trying an extra layer of top coat? I don't bother cleaning my plate off every time, that saves some time too :-)

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