Friday, April 12, 2013

Light It Up Blue #BlueNailsForAutism P2


   It's been more than a week since I've posted and I apologize for such a long gap! The weather's quickly turning cold here in Australia (hello Autumn!) and I've been feeling rather sick lately, and so I've momentarily halted my #bluenailsforautism ): 

   I do however, have these 2 blue manis from last week that I pushed out before the sicky-bug found me (grabbed me, held me, and hasn't let go since).

   For this first design I used Australis Sky's The Limit, Ulta3 Blue Marlin, Ulta3 Soft Hydrangea, BC Co. Shade 12 and black acrylic paint for the geometric pattern on top.

   I was at a loss for inspiration so I painted the different blues in random shapes on my nail and topped it off with random black lines. Turned out pretty well in my opinion :P

   This second mani is simply Ulta3 Soft Hydrangea topped with Essence Prince Charming from the Snow White collection.

   It's simple but quite dazzling at the same time don't you think?

   I'm feeling a lot better today, I've had my fluids, my medicine and rested a lot (and switched from my thin summer blankets to my winter comforter much warmer in bed  now!) so nail art should be back on track!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Light It Up Blue #BlueNailsForAutism

   Hey y'all! Happy April! (I know it's technically not a celebration you're supposed to greet people with and celebrate, but hey, whatever, Happy April alright! :P) 

   So a bunch of ladies from a nail facebook group I'm a part of decided to "Paint it Blue" for April Autism Awareness Month. It now has it's own separate facebook group and Instagram hashtag (#BlueNailsForAutism) for everyone to share their blue manicures in support. 

   Some ladies have decided to do just April 2nd, whilst others have decided to make it a weekly blue mani sort of thing. I have chosen to do a blue mani everyday (or every time I change my polish) for the whole month of April *crosses fingers* here's to hoping I have enough blue polish, or enough creative juices to push out 30 different manis!

   I've decided to post these 3-5 manis at a time, to avoid posting 30 seperate posts. So first up was a blue gradient  (using Rubi Dirty Dianna, BC Co Shade 21 and Ulta3 Soft Hydrangea) topped with Different Dimension Light It Up Blue (For Autism).

Next was a blue striped gradient using Sinful Colors Black on Black, Rubi Dirty Dianna, BC Co Shade 21, Australis Sky's The Limit, Coral Colours Honeydew and Ulta3 Soft Hydrangea.

Third up was a blue glitter-chevron-french tip mani using Ulta3 Blue Marlin and Julep Claire as the base colours, topped with Different Dimension Boo, You Whore (don't you just love its name?!)

And for today's NOTD I give y'all a blue floral mani using Candice's (MrCandiipants) technique of using the brush from the bottle to paint the little flowers on :D I used Ulta3 Soft Hydrangea as my base, and for the flowers I used Essence Grumpy, Australis Sky's The Limit and BC Co Shade 21.

Hope y'all don't get sick of all the blue, and if interested, join in on the #BlueNailsForAutism (: