Tag Archive | red

IBD – Just Gel Polish – Scarlett Obsession

today I have swatches of IBD Just Gel Polish Scarlett Obsession to show you.

IBD Scarlett Obsession

Scarlett Obsession is a really stunning dark red with red shimmer.

IBD Just Gel Polish Scarlett Obsession

In the sunlight it looks brighter and more vibrant. I guess it’s because of this gorgeous shimmer.

IBD Red Nails

The formula and application of Scarlet Obsession was good. The polish didn’t pool around the cuticles and I didn’t notice shrink back. It is opaque with two to three coats without streaks.

Red Gel Polish

Overall, Scarlett Obsession is a beautiful, elegant deep red perfect for Valentine’s Day manicure.

Thank you for coming!

Valentines day nails with bullion beads

Today I want to show you my new Valentines Day Nail Design.
Recently I saw a lot of Caviar Nails so I bought some bullion beads for nail art.

bullion beads for nail art

Some of them are opaque other are transparent. I was really happy with them until I noticed that some colours of the beads are bleeding out after contact with my top coat. It happened when I was adding them onto the nails I made last time. I wanted to upgrade my old design and then the disaster came…

Bleeding out bullion beads

I put purple bullion beads straight onto the wet top coat. When I started to shape the heart in the middle I noticed that purple bullion beads are bleeding out. I was so unhappy because there was no good way to fix this.

Well, the ruined nails are of course not the end of the world. It is a good reason to make new ones ๐Ÿ™‚ So I made this

Valentines day nails with bullion beads

For the base and the hearts I used acrylic paint. These paint has some tiny lumps in it so the nail surface is a bit uneven. I actually like it because it gives the rustic finish (it reminds me ofย oil paintings on canvas). Than I painted the nails with top coat and put bullion beads (not bleeding ones) on the edges of the hearts.

Nail caviar

To keep bullion beads in place I dropped small amount of polish inside the heart area. This sealed the edges of the bullion beads heart. I was very careful not to pour the polish outside the hearts or over the bullion beads and also to secure every little bead. Then the drying time was sooo long, so I was happy that I made this design on glue on nails not on my natural ๐Ÿ™‚

Nail art with bullion beads

The one more thing which I don’t like about the bullion beads I bought is that the beads are not equal size. I guess if you are making caviar nails fully covered with bullion beads the difference in beads size is not so important (maybe it is?), but if I make lines with beads I want them equal othervise lines look wavy and not so nice. You can see it on the heart made on index finger nail.

Do you use bullion beads for the nail art? I know that it takes forever to work with them, but I think that the end effect is so lovely!

Thank you for coming!

Christmas nails

It is already this time of the year when all the nail blogers are posting their christmas nail designs. Everybody come up with their ideas, so do I. Here is my christmas nail design for this season – simple nail art with Holly.

As a base coat I used one of my favourite reds – H&M RED NAIL. Hollies are painted with acrylic paint with a green glitter sprinkled on them. After application of a top coat I added red rhinestones imitating red berries of the Holly shrub.

The leafs don’t need to be symetrical which makes this design fast and easy to make.
I took the pictures in different light to try to show the green glitter, but unfortunately it is not so easy to see it. I must work more on my taking the photos skills. Maybe it is a good New Year’s resolution? ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you for coming ๐Ÿ™‚

Hibiscus nails

Today I am posting my Hibiscus Nails. Do you like these flowers? I think they are adorable. I think that hibiscus nail art is quite popular right now. I saw stamps, nail stickers and fimo with hibiscus pattern.
These ones are free hand painted.

The flowers are made with acrylic paint, the background is made with a regular nail polish. When the paint was dry I added two coats of top coat.

Painting hibiscus flowers was great fun for me so I guess I will make some more nails with this pattern.

Thank you for coming ๐Ÿ™‚