Posts Tagged ‘silver’

Mouse Trap!

Posted on: May 21st, 2014 by shewhodoesnails  4 Comments

I am so excited to show you this manicure… I painted this a few nights ago and love how cute and random it is!

It’s also a little ironic, as I really really hate cheese. I do, however, love mice and rats, as I had nine pet rats a few years back!

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Polishes used...

M&Buffalo - 16
Sally Hansen - Man-Go Team!
Essie - Very Structured
NYC - Pinstripe White
No7 - Grey Skies
Barry M - Foil Effects Silver

Shattered Like Glass

Posted on: May 7th, 2014 by shewhodoesnails  2 Comments

Hi all!

Today is a very exciting day for me, as I have finally finished my blog redesign and uploaded it!
I still have some extra snazzy things I want to add, but I simply couldn’t wait to show you what my new blog looks like!

So with the new blog design, a new manicure!

You Shattered Me

Polishes used...

Nails Inc - Baker Street
Barry M - Foil Effects Silver

Advent Tutorial: Christmas Nativity

Posted on: December 25th, 2013 by shewhodoesnails  1 Comment

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you’re having a great day, celebrating with family, eating too much and opening presents!

For my final tutorial of my nail art advent calendar, I wanted to celebrate with the most important present the world has ever received! So I give you, my Christmas Nativity manicure

Advent Tutorial: Nativity Nail Art

Polishes used...

Barry M - Blueberry Ice Cream
Nails Inc - Unnamed
Barry M - Matt White
Nails Inc - Black Taxi
Golden Lady - Chocolate
Angelica - Au Naturel
Sally Hansen - Insta-Dri Presto Pewter
Barry M - Foil Effects Silver

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Posted on: December 24th, 2013 by shewhodoesnails  1 Comment

So I did promise you one more bonus Christmas manicure and here it is – Santa Claus is coming to town!

Santa Claus is coming to town nail art

Polishes used...

Barry M - Blueberry Ice Cream
LA Colors - Wired
LA Colors - Blue Lagoon
Barry M - Foil Effects Silver
Nails Inc - Black Taxi

Advent Tutorial: Wise Men

Posted on: December 21st, 2013 by shewhodoesnails  1 Comment

It’s Saturday and I’ve finished work for Christmas!! Woooooo! 11 whole days off and I’m so excited about it. Can’t wait to start brainstorming some ideas for nail art for the new year. Did you manage to get time off work over Christmas?

Today’s tutorial is another part of the true Christmas story….the wise men!

Advent Tutorial: Wise Men Nail Art

Polishes used...

Barry M - Blueberry Ice Cream
Barry M - Foil Effects Gold
Barry M - Racing Green
LA Colors - Blue Lagoon
Barry M - Foil Effects Silver
Nails Inc - Unnamed
Nails Inc - Black Taxi
Essie - Very Structured
Barry M - Gold Glitter
Barry M - Vivid Purple

Advent Tutorial: Presents

Posted on: December 14th, 2013 by shewhodoesnails  No Comments

It’s the weekend, hooray! What are all you lovely people up to today then? Painting your nails I hope!

So onto the Christmas Nail Art Advent Calendar…what do you think is behind the door today? It’s a wrapped up Christmas present!

Advent Tutorial: Christmas Present Nail Art

Polishes used...

Barry M - Gelly Blackberry
Models Own - Sterling Silver
Models Own - Gold Rush
Models Own - Green Flash
Models Own - Mystic Mauve
Barry M - Spring Green
Barry M - Pomegranate
Barry M - Blood Orange

Fireworks

Posted on: November 5th, 2013 by shewhodoesnails  13 Comments

It’s Guy Fawkes Night! At least, it will be tonight… For those of you around the world that have no idea what I’m talking about, once a year on 5th November the UK remembers an event in history where a man called Guy Fawkes tried to commit treason and blow up the houses of parliament! Nowadays, we celebrate with fireworks and usually light a bonfire with a man on top, supposedly him!

We have a little rhyme we always say too….

[quote]Remember remember the 5th of November,
gun powder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
should ever be forgot![/quote]

So today I have a fireworks manicure for you to celebrate this fun and freezing night of the year!

Fireworks Nail Art

Jewels in the Sea

Posted on: October 26th, 2013 by shewhodoesnails  No Comments

Something a little more abstract from me today! I realised that I haven’t done any stamping for ages  and couldn’t resist pulling the glitter out too, so here is something a little less inspired and a little more puzzle-like. I actually had quite a lot of fun doing this one!

Jewels in the sea nails

I started by painting my nails with two coats of Sally Hansen’s Lustre Shine in Azure, and after that had completely dried, I used a Cheeky stamping plate with Barry M Foil Effects Silver to stamp on the wavey pattern. I then used a toothpick dipped in clear nail polish to place on the little bits of silver glitter to give it that last touch of glam!

I love how this mix of colours works so well. The Sally Hansen Azure changes from blue to purple as you move your hand, which compliments the twinkle of the glitter and the silver wave!

Review: Golden Rose Holiday 55

Posted on: October 25th, 2013 by shewhodoesnails  No Comments

Today I have another treat for you from sunny sunny Turkey!

This horrid weather in the UK is making me daydream of the warm skies and blue seas of our honeymoon, so what better way to reminisce than with a polish I bought when I was out there!
This wonderful sparkly glitter bomb is Golden Rose Holiday 55. It really is quite magnificent,  a cool water blue fine glittery/grainy polish with hints of silver glitter mixed within.

Golden Rose Holiday 55 Nail Polish

This baby is opaque like this in just two coats, which is extraordinary for a glitter polish. The bottle is so jam packed with glittery bits though, that it fills the nail quickly and evenly.
It isn’t a smooth finish which I quite like and leaves you with almost a sandy feel – the perfect colour and texture to make you think of a holiday.
Golden Rose Holiday 55 is one of their Holiday collection which is a wonderful set of shimmery polishes – it was so hard to choose! I did buy two more though – a pinky purple and an orangey red – so keep an eye out for those posts to appear here soon!
I bought Golden Rose Holiday 55 for 7 Turkish Lira, which is just over £2, a complete bargain as far as I’m concerned! It’s a little bit more tricky to get hold of in the UK, but if you must have it you can find it HERE on Amazon for £7.40.

Review: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Quick Jeanius

Posted on: October 14th, 2013 by shewhodoesnails  2 Comments

At the beginning of September, I was lucky enough to be sent to Salt Lake City in the USA for work. While out there, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to buy some polishes that it’s hard to get hold of in the UK. Typically of me, 1 or 2 was never going to be enough and I ended up coming home with 28 new nail polishes. They are just so cheap in America that it’s hard to resist!

Today I have one of my favourite polishes to review for you – Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri Quick Jeanius.
Firstly, I am loving the name. Quick Jeanius is perfect for a fast drying denim-coloured polish! Quick Jeanius is a dark, midnight blue metallic polish with little silver flecks in it. A really beautiful polish to add to my collection as winter is on the way.

The shimmer is subtle enough to wear during a casual day, but in the evening it really catches the light and would be wonderful for a glitzy evening out.

As always with the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes, the brush is lovely and wide with a rounded end, so you really get good coverage on the nail with only a few brush strokes. I painted two coats for the pictures shown here, but really would have only needed one I think as it is such an opaque polish.

Review: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Quick Jeanius

As you can see it is a really beautiful coloured polish, and not one that I think you in every single brand. It’s not naturally a super shiny polish, so I did have to add a topcoat, but that’s all part of my normal nail care routine anyway!

I also tried adding a matte topcoat over this polish and found that is really made the silver flecks pop! It even made the polish look that like bit more denim-like, so I think this would definitely be a pairing I would make again.

Review: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Quick Jeanius

I bought Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Quick Jeanius from Target for only about $3.49 which is approximately £2.18 which is much cheaper than can get Insta-Dri polishes in the UK!

Do you have any Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes?