The Varnishing Point

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I was looking for a good orchid design to try out as I’m doing a certain film themed set of nails and one nail needs to be an orchid. This is perfect, thanks!

likebloodoniron <3

notyouraveragenails:

Nail Art Tutorial: Radiant Orchid

So that everyone can have some little orchids on their nails!
The second picture is just in case you can’t quite see the detail in the pictorial ~

For the orchid you should have three different shades of purple: use the lightest for the base, the medium for shading and the darkest for the lip.

(I just did a two-colour ombré for the base, but since I didn’t go through the process here’s a great ombré tutorial if you need it ~)

Enjoy!

notyouraveragenails said: Hello! I'm happy to let you know you've been selected as the winner of N.Y.A.N.'s Summer 2k14 Giveaway! Please reply within 48 hours to claim your prize. Congratulations! xo, Becca.

Hey Ive not been able to log into my account until tonight! Am I still eligible to win? I only ask as I couldn’t see the date you sent the message!

A better resolution photo of my Monster Munch nails.

A better resolution photo of my Monster Munch nails.

I painted all the monsters from Monster Munch packets. In detail. On the shortest nails I could possibly have. Because a friend suggested it&#8230;And because I could.

I painted all the monsters from Monster Munch packets. In detail. On the shortest nails I could possibly have. Because a friend suggested it…And because I could.

My Moby Dick themed nails as in was going to see Leviathan at Hackney Downs Studios.

I quite liked my rough gradient, though the chips are not intentional!

My Moby Dick themed nails as in was going to see Leviathan at Hackney Downs Studios.

I quite liked my rough gradient, though the chips are not intentional!

It may not be the best ice-cream weather here in Lancashire but July is apparently &#8220;ice cream month&#8221; so I thought I&#8217;d create some childhood (OK, not just childhood) favourites on my nails.

*Mint Feast
*Twister
*Cornetto
*Fab

I cheated on my little finger, it&#8217;s just vanilla ice cream with sprinkles. Glittery sprinkles, obviously!

It may not be the best ice-cream weather here in Lancashire but July is apparently “ice cream month” so I thought I’d create some childhood (OK, not just childhood) favourites on my nails.

*Mint Feast
*Twister
*Cornetto
*Fab

I cheated on my little finger, it’s just vanilla ice cream with sprinkles. Glittery sprinkles, obviously!

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kobitosnails:

notyouraveragenails:

Summer 2k14 Giveaway
It’s giveaway time again! Yay! Honestly, this was supposed to be held like a month ago as a thank you for reaching 5k followers, but I’ve been lazy busy so it got pushed back a bit. 

To Enter: 1 Like + 1 Reblog for a total of 2 possible entries (no giveaway blogs, please).
Following: Not necessary, but always appreciated!
Shipping: International.
Ends: July 28th, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST.
The Prize Pack Includes:(1) OPI Coca-Cola 10 Pack of Style Mini Set(2) OPI Little Bits of Neon (6 Piece Mini Set)(3) Sally Hansen I ♥ Nail Art Studs Kit(4) A custom nail set*
* The nail spine will be hand painted with the design of your choosing. It can be a recreation of a design I’ve done previously (for example my Octopus or Overdose nails) or you can request a custom design! Pretty much anything goes, but I reserve the right to decline a request if I don’t have the materials or abilities to produce it.

Rules/Disclaimers: Following is not required.  /  No Giveaway blogs.  /  One Like and One Reblog count for a total of Two entries, additional reblogs will not count.  /  One winner will be selected using a random number generator.  /  Please have your askbox open so that I can contact you if you win. / If the winning party does not reply within 48 hours they will forfeit their prize and another winner will be chosen in the same manner.  /  The winning party must agree to allow me to announce their URL to show that this is a legitimate giveaway with a winner.  /  If you win, please be prepared to provide a shipping address.  /  Shipping is international.  /  Please check and be aware of your county’s protocols on the importation of cosmetics before accepting the prize as some countries do not allow it.  /  If shipped internationally, the package will be sent as a gift; if any duties or taxes are charged in relation to the package they are the responsibility of the winner.  /  While I hope everything goes smoothly, any damage to the prizes that occurs during the shipping process is not the responsibility of the blog.
Good Luck!

Been a while since I last entered a giveaway. Good luck everyone!

:-)

kobitosnails:

notyouraveragenails:

Summer 2k14 Giveaway

It’s giveaway time again! Yay! Honestly, this was supposed to be held like a month ago as a thank you for reaching 5k followers, but I’ve been lazy busy so it got pushed back a bit. 

To Enter: 1 Like + 1 Reblog for a total of 2 possible entries (no giveaway blogs, please).

Following: Not necessary, but always appreciated!

Shipping: International.

Ends: July 28th, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST.

The Prize Pack Includes:
(1) OPI Coca-Cola 10 Pack of Style Mini Set
(2) OPI Little Bits of Neon (6 Piece Mini Set)
(3) Sally Hansen I ♥ Nail Art Studs Kit
(4) A custom nail set*

* The nail spine will be hand painted with the design of your choosing. It can be a recreation of a design I’ve done previously (for example my Octopus or Overdose nails) or you can request a custom design! Pretty much anything goes, but I reserve the right to decline a request if I don’t have the materials or abilities to produce it.

Rules/Disclaimers: Following is not required.  /  No Giveaway blogs.  /  One Like and One Reblog count for a total of Two entries, additional reblogs will not count.  /  One winner will be selected using a random number generator.  /  Please have your askbox open so that I can contact you if you win. / If the winning party does not reply within 48 hours they will forfeit their prize and another winner will be chosen in the same manner.  /  The winning party must agree to allow me to announce their URL to show that this is a legitimate giveaway with a winner.  /  If you win, please be prepared to provide a shipping address.  /  Shipping is international.  /  Please check and be aware of your county’s protocols on the importation of cosmetics before accepting the prize as some countries do not allow it.  /  If shipped internationally, the package will be sent as a gift; if any duties or taxes are charged in relation to the package they are the responsibility of the winner.  /  While I hope everything goes smoothly, any damage to the prizes that occurs during the shipping process is not the responsibility of the blog.

Good Luck!

Been a while since I last entered a giveaway. Good luck everyone!

:-)

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Just a quickie: black cats and paw prints over funky French tips.

I&#8217;m not really keen on blank nails on a manicure which is why I use a gold/pearl shimmer for the background for this French tipped style.

Just a quickie: black cats and paw prints over funky French tips.

I’m not really keen on blank nails on a manicure which is why I use a gold/pearl shimmer for the background for this French tipped style.

My final nail art in honor of The Drowned Man. Red roses of course.

My final nail art in honor of The Drowned Man. Red roses of course.

Simple, stylish, leopard print.

Simple, stylish, leopard print.