Monday, 4 March 2013

Patchwork nails

I saw some patchwork nails on Instagram (I'm a little obsessed with IG at the moment lol!!) by @shunzaza and thought I'd try it myself! I did a totally different design with a blue colour theme :)

I used Barry M denim, China Glaze splish splash and Rimmel metal rush in royal blue for the base, I used a striping brush to apply it in random places on each nail :) then I added details usin NYC water street blue, nails inc all saints road and Barry M blueberry I've cream :) then I added the stitching using Barry M black and a striping brush :) then I matted it!! Of course lol! Can I just mention now how much I am in love with Barry M denim mattified!! It's gorgeous!!!

I only managed to get one half decent picture of this mani lol, here it is!

Thanks for reading!

C x

Slipknot nails!!!

I've had the idea to do a mani based on one of my favourite bands for ages! So I finally did it!!
I started out wanting to do the slipknot 'S' on my middle nail but it totally failed!!! So I decided to do all four nails based on their masks, and a pentagram on my thumb :D

Index finger - Joey Jordison (best drummer in the entire world)
Middle finger - Craig Jones (sampler)
Ring finger - Mick Thompson (guitarist)
Little finger - Shawn Crahan (percussion, backing vocals)

What do you think?

C x

Paint drip nails

Hey! Sorry I haven't blogged in a while, university is crazy at the moment!!
I did these nails a while ago so I thought I'd share :)
I used quite a few colours for this, so if you'd like to know any specific name/brand please comment and ill do my best to remember :)
I started of painting my nails 5 different dark colours, then when that had dried I chose the same colours in a lighter shade and used a dotting tool and small brush to paint on the drips. When that had dried I outlined the drips and painted on details in black :)
then I played around with the finish.

I firstly had a shiny finish,

then made only the drips matte,

then matted the whole thing!

I prefer the fully matted one personally, how about you?

Thanks for reading :)
C x

Friday, 22 February 2013

Winnie the Pooh nails!!

I'm so proud of these nails!! Usually I change my polish quite often but these have been on since Tuesday night!!
I saw some Winnie the Pooh nails on Instagram by @naniekie and knew I had to try them as I LOVE Winnie the Pooh! My whole family is literally obsessed!! We even have our own characters! I'm eeyore lol! :D
Anyways, on to the nails!!!

(P.s this is the first time blogging from my phone so sorry if it doesn't come out quite right!!)

(This is the only one i have that shows my thumb! sorry its blurry lol!)

What do you think?


C x

First leopard print nails


Today is all about Leopard print!! This is the first leopard print mani i have tried and i'm pretty pleased with how they came out :D

I used a dotting tool and various polishes for this mani, the pink and purple were part of a set I picked up in Primark! The base is Barry M matt white (to make the pink pop!) and the black is Barry M black. 

Not too shabby if I do say so myself :D 

What do you think?

Thanks :D
C x

water marble fail = win


Sorry I haven't blogged in a while, uni is a bit crazy at the moment! I update my instagram much more frequently so why not follow me on there? username @trashedandlacquered :D

Anywhoo, these nails started off as a water marble but that totally failed! Seems to be a theme on this blog lol!! I'm sooo jealous of anyone who can water marble!!
So I decided that I would play around with the polish in the water, as mine wasn't spreading as it should, and I came up with this pretty cool design :)

I actually think my right hand turned out better than my left!

(btw my camera's playing up a bit and i couldn't get a great picture on my phone :( sorry!)

I've also done a sort of tutorial in case you wanted to have a go :)

1- Paint your nails a base colour. I used a make-up sponge to create a 4 square gradient. (the blue and purple kinda blended too much lol) tape around your nails to reduce the amount of cleanup at the end
2- Drop some polish into a cup of water
3- I used slightly colder water so the polish wouldn't spread like it does for normal water marbling.
4- Start in the middle of the polish, using a toothpick swirl the polish around 
5 & 6- Keep swirling until you are happy with the design

7- Dip your finger into the part of the design you like the best
8- Remove the excess polish from the water using a toothpick
9- Using a cotton bud and a brush, clean the excess polish from your around your nail
10- Add a topcoat and you're done :D

If you have any questions about this please feel free to ask :D

C x

Friday, 15 February 2013

Skittles gradient dotticure

Hey :D

So I've seen loads of nails based around valentines day, and as I fail at hearts and roses, I decided to do a gradient dotticure. I saw a picture of this design ages ago but cant for the life of me remember where I found it! If you know please let me know! 
The dots aren't placed as neatly as I'd have liked as I had a major case of the shakes (due to my medication, not anything dodgy lol)

Here they are anyway :)

I used a base of Barry M matt white, and looads of different colours for the dots (if you want to know the name of any of the colours then let me know and ill do my best to remember lol)

What do you think of these nails?


C x