Sunday, 16 September 2012

Floral Fix from a Professional Nightmare

Okay so I have finally finished uploading my backlog of nail photos! So now a more recent post. Yesterday I went to get a professional manicure because I had a bad week and wanted some pampering! I haven't had a professional manicure since I was in Mexico ( see my last post!). Anyway, the result was incredibly disappointing. I asked for a simple french because the salon had a limited number of polishes. The end result was not pretty. It was a rushed job, white polish was caked under my nails and I felt really awful. I cut my losses and figured that all I could do is fix the job myself! Here's a before and after!

I feel so much better with this floral design gracing my nails! I used this tutorial:

My only regret is that I applied top coat a little too soon after finishing the design so it smeared a little but I'm still happy with the results!

China Glaze - Re-Fresh Mint
OPI - Mermaid Tears
OPI  - Steady As She Rose
Essie - Luxedo
Sally Hansen - White On

Professional Manicure

I travelled to Mexico earlier this year where I got my first real professional manicures. This was one I was particularly fond of! It's a glitter french with OPI - Crown Me Already as the tip polish. I regretfully cannot remember the name of the place where I got this done but it was a small salon in Colonia Condesa. The manicures were one of the best things about my trip overseas! Would you believe this manicure cost me only 90 pesos which is the equivalent to about 6.7 Australian dollars!

Blue Tips

Nails Inc - Fitzroy Square

Mardis Gras Nails

OPI - The One That Got Away
OPI - Rainbow Connection

Blue Sparkles

Nails Inc - Fitzroy Square
OPI - Catch Me In Your Net

Black with Glitter Accent

Ozotic 526
Deborah Lippmann - Today Was A Fairytale

Princess Nails

OPI - Mod About You
OPI - Crown Me Already

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Welcome Post!

Hi there!

My name is Kate and I have been messing around with nail polish and designs for awhile now, so I thought it was time I started my own nail blog!

I've got a backlog of nail pics that I will upload and then start blogging regularly with my new designs and polish hauls!

Thanks for reading,

xx K