Posts tagged: Black nail polish

Stripey

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On my middle and ring nails, I started with a base of OPI This Gown Needs A Crown, and on my outer nails I used the textured OPI It’s Frosty Outside. Then, I taped off my nails and painted with Essie Licorice.

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Daisies

For these I started off with a base of MASH – Black, then I used acrylic paint for the white flowers and dots, and then I used Butter LONDON – Jasper for the yellow centres of the flowers, all topped off with a coat of Seche Vite. 

Groovy

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For the white and black polishes I used Cult Nails Tempest and Nevermore. You will definitely be seeing a lot of Tempest and Nevermore this week! I can’t help but use them over and over again because they are both so opaque and have great formulas.

This was my first time trying this interlocking pattern!! It’s easy in concept, but I must admit I struggled a little with placement – especially the really important first step where the lines cross. It looks really nice from far away (far away meaning arm’s length, i.e. the usual distance my hand is from my eyeballs), but I feel like there are so many glaring flaws in these up close and personal macro photos :-/ Oh well, another excuse for me to practice using dots, huzzah!

glam slam

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Girly Bits Gravedigger is a black jelly loaded with multi-sized hexes, dots, and squares in orange, fuchsia, purple, and green.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I love how nicely the glitters sparkle through the jelly!! Shown is three coats of Gravedigger.

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Grayscale Explosion

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I used Wet N Wild Wild Shine French White and Wet N Wild Wild Shine Black Creme for this manicure.  I started with a base of Black Creme and then mixed the black and white polishes to create three different shades of gray, creating “explosion bursts” with each one.  I finished off my concentric explosions with French White.  I sealed everything in with Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat.  I free handed this, but if you’re really ambitious and ultra-patient you could tape it.

Black and White

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This month’s theme is Black and White and was chosen by Missy.   Gggggrrrr black and white.  Where’s all the colour??  Initally I hated this theme, but actually, in the end, I like every mani I’ve done, partly because it’s put the focus on the art and the pattern, and not the colours.

Bang bang

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I started with a base of w7 Black, which is my favourite black creme, and added a glitter gradient to make it look like fireworks in the night sky. From thumb to pinkie the colours are Sparkler, Catherine Wheel, Rocket, Roman Candle and Banger

Dotty

Kusama nails for victoria miro mayfair

KUSAMA NAILS FOR VICTORIA MIRO MAYFAIR GALLERY OPENING

Far far away

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And here is Gina Girl, a black sheer jelly packed with lots of different size hex glitter. The main color of the glitter is purple. But I also spot gold, green and even pink. What a great combo! I layered one coat (slightly dabbed) of Gina Girl over a black base without additional top coat:

Black hearted

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I love this polish, it’s so pretty and holo’y.  The polish itself is a very sheer black jelly and looks fantastic over a black creme.

Cosmos

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Event Horizon – LOVE AND NEED. This one was a favorite of mine. For one, Event Horizon is one of my all-time favorite movies. And two, this is such a dense gorgeous jelly! Blackened teal with multi colored glitter and holo glitter galore. This is 2 coats! I honestly didn’t want to give this one back to Amanda. ;-P