Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Chameleon gradient nailart| superchic lacquer G-Force Burnish basecoat review!

Hey lovelies. Welcome back to my blog. So it was recently my birthday and I got some new goodies from Rainbow connection uk if your interested in what I picked up I have a full haul up on my YouTube channel now. One of the things on my list was the superchic lacquer G-Force Burnish basecoat. Now I've had my eye on this for a while and it was patiently waiting in my basket. This basecoat is a burnish and bond basecoat with a gummy formula. As it dries it becomes tacky and it's this tacky layer that's perfect for all the pretty chrome, mirror, holo and chameleon powders the nail world is going crazy for. Best part? No gel polish is required. Which means the possibilities are endless and every polish in your collection can be utilised. So now let's see how this baby performs.

For this look I used 3 of the metal manix chameleon powders from Indigo nails in alien, butterfly and blue devil. As with all methods of powder I used an eyeshadow applicator to rub it into the nail. I started with a coat of unt peel off basecoat then applied 2 coats of picture polish black. Once that was completely dry I added a layer of the superchic lacquer basecoat. I found a smooth application of this basecoat was needed too thick or too thin leaves a bumpy texture on the nail and this causes the powder to appear bumpy also. The key is to let the basecoat dry for around 1 minute. You don't want it to be wet or dry because then it won't burnish the powder correctly.  I applied the 3 powders in various areas of the nail making every finger different.
Then to complete the look I added another coat of unt peel off basecoat over the powders. This acts as a barrier between the chameleons and the topcoat as normal topcoat will full the multichrome effect. Once that dried i them added a layer of seche vive for a gel like finish.

While I found if you let the basecoat dry too long it doesn't give an opaque finish. It's finding the balance between wet, just right and too dry. I wholeheartedly think this product is amazing. It does require some practice but the results speak for themselves. It does work. I love that I don't have to fuss with gels on a day when I just want a quick mani. I'd rate this product an easy 8-10. One I'd highly recommend.

So that's all for this post. I really hope you enjoyed. Thanks so much for stopping by.
See you next time.

Love khylie xx

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Diy dragon scale nails | no gel needed

Hey lovelies, welcome back to my blog. I first would like to start by saying I'm sorry I've been a bit Mia. We recently had to put down our beloved Pomeranian neeko. It's only been a week so things are really sad around here. He was such a beautiful little guy and he'll be missed. When I started blogging I wanted to keep it all about nails but life can sometimes get complicated. Now I'm trying to get back to it but it's been a long time. So let's get onto a happier note.

For this super fun design, I started with a black base of cuccio 2am in Hollywood. Once that dried i mixed up a glitter mix of black, gold and teal. The polishes I used to get the base I wanted were glam polish zoom, amethyst dusk, colors by llarowe Jackie and finally graceful polish rainbow explosions. Using a sponge I mixed the glitter and the polish onto the nail in a dabbing motion. Then I added topcoat to all nails. To complete the base i used a piece of nail art net from nail artisan and picture polish pharaoh again dabbing the polish onto the net with a sponge. Then for the scales I stamped using black and white stamping polish, my clear cut stamper also from nail artisan, the image is from uberchic beauty mermaid life plate.

To complete the look I added another coat of topcoat to seal in the design. I was so pleased with the results of this mani. It was one of those that wasn't meant to be a favourite but became one instantly.
That's it for today. Thank you very much for stopping by. I truly hope you enjoyed today's post. See you next time. X

Love khylie xx

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Itsy nails London gel effect | swatches and review.

Hi lovelies, welcome back to my blog. Today I have swatches of some itsy nails London gel effect polishes. I was so lucky to grab mines while the 75% sale was on. I picked up 7 for £1.49 each.

I started every swatch with a coat of unt peel off basecoat and when mentioned the topcoat I used was seche vite. I'll start with the lightest to darkest and show with and without topcoat.

Bohemian gypsy-

First up is bohemian gypsy, a gorgeous pale coral creme. Such a perfect spring shade. Swatch is 2 coats and I got perfect coverage.

Drop red gorgeous-

Next is the very beautiful drop red gorgeous. It's a really bright red. It's also perfectly opaque in 2 thin coats.

Mellow yellow -

Probably my favourite of the bunch, is mellow yellow. It's a pale yellow creme. I was surprised how easy this was to apply. Again only 2 coats for full opacity.

In deep-

In deep is a gorgeous bright sky blue. It's such a fun blue shade which again is going to be perfect for spring/summer. 2 coats for full opacity.

Cosi Ti Amo-

Another beautiful shade, this is cosi ti Amo. It's darker than the last but still a bright colour. This one could possibly be a one coater depending on your application. Swatch is 2 coats.

City girl-

City girl is a light grey with a slight lavender hue. This shade is probably the only shade I think would suit all year long. I loved this one, application is perfect and 2 coats for full opacity.

Cosmic dust-

Last but not least is cosmic dust. It's a navy blue polish but it has a definite grey tint to it. Out of them all this was most streaky but once I added the second coat it covered perfectly. 2 coats for full opacity.

I'm so surprised with these polishes. Application was flawless. They also dried fast and to a smooth finish. Delivery was easy and no hassle. Honestly if I could have added more I would have. Such bright and beautiful polishes. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to you.
For anyone interested in seeing how easy they apply, here's some live swatches.

I really hope you enjoyed today's post. Thank you very much for stopping by. See you next time.

Love khylie xx 

Monday, 6 March 2017

Realistic beige marble | gel and rose gold chrome.

Hi guys, welcome back. Today I have another gel design for you. I'm really getting into gel polish and nailart just now. It's such fun. I love all the different types of art that can be accomplished. For today's look I tried marble nails.

The theme of the #clairestelle8march challenge on Instagram was beige. So I went for a cream gel polish as my base I cured each coat for 30 seconds then applied topcoat. While the topcoat was wet I added thin lines of various gel polish in the colours dark grey and beige. Using high quality isopropyl alcohol and a square brush I blurred the lines to get the marble effect.

For the middle and pointer fingers I applied a hot pink gel polish and cured it for 30 seconds. I then added a layer of topcoat and cured that also. Then I applied the metal manix effect onto the inhibition layer and rubbed it with the applicator to bring out the effect.

I finished with a layer of hybrid gel topcoat. I was so pleased with the results. I'm actually really surprised how easy it was once I had the right products. I truly believe practice makes perfect and while I'm not feeling 100% I'm having lots of fun with the trials ;)

That's it for today. I really hope you enjoyed today's post. Thank you very much for stopping by. See you next time.

Love khylie xx

Products used --

Off white (cream base)
No wipe topcoat. 

Xlac soft nude.

Diabolos gel polish (grey)
Metal manix pink gold

Bluesky DC110 (hot pink)
Detail brush from nail artisan
Striping brush from winstonia store

Friday, 3 March 2017

#26GNAI | mixed tape nails

Hi lovelies, welcome back. Sorry I've been a bit Mia, I've been battling with a sore neck and head. I really didn't want to miss any more days so I'm slowly catching up on everything. Today I have another crumpets nail tarts challenge for you. As you know it's a challenge run by some awesome ladies on Facebook.

Today's theme is mixed tape nails. Let me be honest and say I freaking hate striping tape ;) but I gave it a shot and really love the end result. I started with a beige base of opi be there in a prosecco. Using a black holo stamping polish I stamped a floral design and sealed in with a topcoat.

Once dry I sectioned off varies parts of the nail with thick and thin striping tape. I made sure every finger was different.

Then I sponged on 3 pretty serious polishes for a gradient. While everything was wet I removed the liquid latex and tape. Once I cleaned up, I added silver glitter tape to various parts of the nail for added dimension. I sealed it in with fast dry topcoat then added matte topcoat to finish.

For the stamping I used the Lucy's stash collab plate with bundle monster. My nail artisan clear cut stamper and hit the bottle stamping polish.

Products used -
Pretty serious.
Bunny foo foo (mint)
Cutie patootie (purple)
Doodle bug (blue)
Makeup sponge.
Hit the bottle
Shadows of darkness.
Nail artisan clear cut stamper.
Simply peel.
Liquid latex.
Bundle monster
Lucy's stash BM-XL209

I really hope you enjoyed today's post. Thanks for stopping by. See you next time.

Love khylie xx

Be sure to check out the crumpets nail tarts Facebook page if your interested in joining. Also don't forget to check out the other lovely ladies participating below.