Valentine’s Color Changing Nails ft. Swatches of Ruby Wing Sweet Rose & Pretty Serious Forbidden Fruit

12 Feb

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Valentine’s Day is on Thursday and I wanted a really sweet look, so I decided to go ahead with some pink nails this week.

In this look I used Ruby Wing’s Color Changing polish in Sweet Rose, which changes color in the sun due to its solar active ingredients. This one turns from light pink to hot pink, which is really cute! Something I noticed about this polish is that you have to apply your top coat evenly, because in the sun it will show if it is uneven due to the different rates of color changing effect. 

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So this shows a comparison between how it looks indoors and outdoors. On my thumb and ring finger I used 2 thin coats of Ruby Wing Sweet Rose as a base, and 1 coat of Revlon’s Sparkling for the glitter. Index finger features a swatch of 2 coats of Pretty Serious Forbidden Fruit. Middle finger is a gradient of Pretty Serious Forbidden Fruit and Claris, and  pinky finger with 2 coats of Ruby Wing Sweet Rose. All are finished off with 1 coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat.

I found that Pretty Serious Forbidden Fruit is a really opaque polish and it is pretty thick, but I do find it easy to apply evenly. It is a grey with some shimmers in it and it does look pretty gorgeous.

This manicure was pretty quick and simple, but looks classy enough. Loving how it changes color in the sun, but I really got to be careful about the evenness of my top coat on these Ruby Wing polishes.

Polishes in the making:

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Revlon Quick Dry Base Coat
Ruby Wing Sweet Rose
Pretty Serious Forbidden Fruit
Pretty Serious Claris
Revlon Sparkling
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat

Thanks for reading!🙂

xx
Jasmine

 

 

Nails of Clouds, Butterflies and Swirls.

30 Jan

 

My favourite manicure so far! Did these yesterday and I’m extremely proud of my nails now, I do hope you guys like them too!

Have been inspired to do cloud nail art since a while ago, but I never got round to doing them until this time, when I just received a package of new Pretty Serious polishes that I ordered a few days ago, but I’ll get to that in another post.

So I decided to do asymmetrical nails as well because I figured it may be a lil too cloudy if I did them on all my nails, and I haven’t used my Konads in a while.. This is what I came up with:

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Right Hand:Image

Most of my friends really liked the swirls I did with the Konads. They were a bit harder to stamp on mainly because I couldn’t seem to aim at the right spot properly due to lack of practice, but I eventually got the hang of it. I loved doing the clouds simply because they were so easy to paint on, and turned out pretty decent I reckon! 

These were the polishes that were used in the making of this look:

 

ImageRevlon Quick Dry Base Coat
Savvy (Azure Martini) – 2 coats on each Cloud nail
Pretty Serious (Forbidden Fruit) – Clouds
Ruby Wing (Gypsy) – 2 coats on each of the other nails
Ruby Wing (Eclipse) – Used for stamping the swirls on
Rimmel (Green With Envy) – Used for stamping butterflies
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat

Hope you like these nails as much as I do! Also, please feel free to leave me a comment🙂

Till next time xxx

Jasmine

 

Ruby Wing Color Changing Polishes

27 Jan

A bunch of my sweetest friends decided to get me some of these babies for my birthday after I casually told one of them about these cool nail polishes that I was thinking of trying out. Apparently these polishes change color depending on whether you’re indoors/outdoors because they’re solar active! How cool is that!!

ImageFirst Row: Sweet Rose, Cypress, Zen Garden, Eclipse
Second Row: Birdie, Gypsy, Fate, Meadow

So excited with these polishes! I will definitely be using these polishes in my next manicure heehee!

If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.

These are the swatches I found online of all the 18 shades available of the Ruby Wing Color Changing polishes, which compares both colors of the polishes when they change in the sun.

ImageI’ll be posting up photos of swatches when I get round to painting my nails again later this coming week!

Anyone else tempted to get any of these shades?

xx

Jasmine

Striped Up Purple

24 Jan

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As mentioned in my previous post, I decided to do my nails again today! This took a lot longer than expected because I kept knocking my nails into things and smudging them, especially the ones on the thumbs! Suchhhh a major klutz today. Anyway, for the thumbs I used Rimmel London 610 Pompous, which is a glittery dark purple polish, waited for it to dry, then put striping tape and painted over it with Rimmel London 620 How Do You Liliac It, and while the polish is still wet carefully removed the striping tape.

The ring finger nails were done simply by using 2 coats of Pompous, then pasted pink striping tape over it and did a top coat to seal them off.

For the other nails, I decided to go with a gradient of light pink (Sportgirl Blossom), to lilac (HDYLI), to dark purple (Pompous), which went pretty well. I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri as a topcoat.

Till next time xx
Jasmine

Nail Marbling (First Attempt)

24 Jan

ImageMy first attempt at nail marbling using a cling wrap, but it didn’t go as well as I hoped. It is actually a lot harder to achieve a pretty marbled look than it seems, because somehow it ended up looking very patchy and messy when I did it.

Then again I’ve seen lots of pictures of good marbled effects using this technique, maybe I just need a ton more practice!

I did these yesterday, but I ended up taking them off today because I was so dissatisfied with it.😦 One thing I did love about this set was the colours though – they’re so girly and pretty!

Marbling: 
Rimmel London 415 Instyle Coral
Rimmel London 620 How Do You Lilac It?
Rimmel London 270 Shocker

Rest of the nails:
Christian Dior 252 Sesame Dore (Golden Sesame)

Top Coat:
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri 

xx

Jasmine

Beginning of a Journey

23 Jan

Hello there!

I’ve been wanting to get back into blogging, so I just thought I’d start by posting some pictures of my nails that I’ve had in the past 6 weeks or so. They’re not exactly the best around especially when it comes to nail art, but I’m still learning along the way!

ImageImageFirst attempt at gradient nails.

ImageSecond attempt at gradient nails. This time it turned out a lot better when I used a different technique in sponging on the colours. First set of nails I was actually pleased with since I’ve started painting my nails again!

ImageAn attempt at Galaxy Nails but my white polish wasn’t thick enough to go on properly.😦

I did kind of like these Galaxy Nails though, but I decided I wouldn’t wear them out and took them off, and came up with this instead:

ImageFirst time trying out these nail striping tape that I got from eBay for less than AUD$4, which came in a whole packet of 30+ different colours. Pretty pleased with how it turned out, though the ends of the tape tend to lift up from the nail. I need to find a better way to make sure it sticks!

I must say though, amidst bumming around during my Summer holidays, I have finallyyyy found my long lost passion in doing my nails. It’s probably been about 2 years since I last bothered to do my nails, I almost forgot how this is so addictive!

Till next time xx
Jasmine