Monday, June 20, 2011

Monday's Manicure

Currently listening to: Jackie by Scott Walker

Good morning girls! Did you have a good weekend? I had to spend a lot of time studying but I also managed a trip to the cinema to see Bad Teacher. What a mistake that was; it's definitely one of the worst films I've seen in recent years.

I had to study because I'm in college this week and I have a mock exam this afternoon (which I think is very unfair considering the last classes we had were in December!) but...being at college means I don't have to worry about my manicures being suitable for the office plus I'm on holiday next week so expect lots of bright and colourful manicures in the next couple of weeks :-)

Let's start as we mean to go on then:

This wasn't exactly a fail but there are mistakes galore. However, I quite like it :-)

I used Eyeko Lilac Polish as my base and stamped using a white Boots polish and Mash m60 to create vertical and horizontal lines as a background. Stamping was not easy as the image was a lot shorter than my nails so I had to attempt some double stamping.

I didn't really mind about the initial stamping mistakes as I had planned to layer my stamping anyway.

The second layer of stamping was done using a floral image from Bundle Monster plate BM 224 and a dark Miss Sporty purple.

The purple is a lot more blue-toned than I expected so in reality it looks like I drew the flowers with a blue Biro pen. The smudging adds to that impression.

This is probably one of the better nails ;-)

What do you think of this manicure girls? And what do you have planned for the week?

Bye for now,


  1. what a combination ! I love the blue and the purple! and the subtle white stamping is great... I love it :D

  2. I like the double stamping on this :-) I can never get away with double stamping. I always manage to mess it up!

  3. Wow! Those are really cute!!! I'm not really familiar with the whole stamping thing, but seeing how your nails are SO cute, I think I might want to invest in one! What name/site can I go to get one of those!! XD

  4. So Bad Teacher's not very good? Ah, my friend is dragging me to see it on Wednesday.

    You did an amazing job on the double stamping, I wouldn't even know if you didn't mention it! Looks amazing!

  5. I really like it! I love the layering you did on it!

  6. I'm going to be honest.. I don't think this is a fail AT ALL! I saw this as a mini image on my blogroll and WOW I was amazed at how pretty it was... I clicked right away so I could see it full sized. Laura, this is beautiful!

  7. wow!this stamp is not a fail!! it is very detailed and cute!

  8. You girls always manage to overwhelm me with your positive feedback! Thanks for your comments :-)

    @Lady Pink, thanks :-)

    @Nail Stories, oh when images are too small for my nails I hate double stamping with a passion but layering is fun :-) Just need to be patient when applying the top coat so I don't smudge the images!

    @Rilakumaki, aw :-) Stamps are a great investment! Mine are mostly from or under the Bundle Monster brand :-)

    @Lydia, thanks! Maybe you'll enjoy Bad Teacher but I just hated it. I suppose it depends on your sense of humour. Justin let me down :-(

    @Thenailaholic, thank you :-)

    @Pixie Polish, wow, that's an enthusiastic reaction! Thanks :-)

    @Alice, thanks! I definitely think this floral image iso ne of my favourites :-)

  9. That manicure came out gorgeous!!! Also, just wanted to let you know I tagged you for the Top 10 Award! See it here:

  10. I love these they are adorable! The flowers are so cute! great job!!

  11. Love the flowers over the plaid!! Seen it a few times and especially after seeing yours, I'm definitely going to have to give it a go. Great job and beautiful color choice!

  12. @Wing, thanks :-) But what's happened to your blog?

    @Tara, thanks! And thanks for the awar :-)

    @Paint that nail, aw, thanks a lot :-)

    @heartNAT, I'm glad you like it and are going to try it too :-) Looking forward to seeing photos in the future!

  13. OMG Omg omg!!!! That has got to be my FAVE mani you'v done so far! Love everything about it... the colours.. the patterns... just wow! =]
    And I hope your exam went good =]

  14. woot woot! that is so cute!!! i am just waiting for my stamping polishes. im gonna give that a go!!


  15. Cant wait to see your next pictures.

  16. GORGEOUS! I love it<3.
    I did a manicure using the same pattern for the base ( the white plaid), but I haven't published it jet =).
    Good luck with your exams =)

  17. that is so cool! i think it came out really well! :D

    <3, Mimi

  18. @Sara, thanks! Wow, I knew I liked it but I had no idea it would be so popular with the blogging community lol.
    The exam was a total fail but a good learning experience so...

    @Kate, thanks :-) I look forward to seeing your results!

    @Anon, thanks!

    @Anon, hope my next pictures don't disappoint you ;-)

    @colorfulbottle, thanks! Did you have any problems stamping the plaid? I'm excited to see your pics :-)

    @Mimi, thanks! It's one of my new favourites :-)

  19. Out of all the BM stamps on the new plates, this is by far my favourite. I keep wanting to use it, then persuade myself that there are plenty of other images that I haven't used and it's not fair on them. :P
    Was Bad Teacher really that bad?


  20. @NailsandNonsense, I know what you mean but I don't mind a bit of favouritism every now and then lol.
    Bad Teacher really isn't in line with my sense of humour so for me, it was an awful film. I've read some reviews where the critics liked it though.

  21. You've been having really cute nail designs recently!:D

    ***** Marie *****

  22. I'm sorry it took me soo long to get back to you=). I've been really busy lately. The answer is YES, this plaids are never straight no meter how I try =). Yours look much better =).
    Sadly I still haven't published mine, but I'm working on it =)

  23. @Marie, thanks :-) I'm expanding my repertoire lol

    @Colorfulbottle, no problem! Good to know I'm not the only one having problems lol.


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