Last weeks manicure : OPI Blue and 18kt Gold

I applied 2 coasts of both OPI Suzi Says Feng Shui and OPI The Man With The Golden Gun with no base coat. This manicure oddly lasted me a little over a week, I guess its because for once in my life my nails have been growing rather strong I don’t expect that to last forever though as its really just a pregnancy side effect. Oh by the way I’m 23 weeks pregnant and that’s one of the reasons why I haven’t been around much. But I’m (hopefully) back on track now and you should be seeing me post much more often.

Enough of that and onto the nails darlings, (more…)

Dots and Stripes- Easy Nail Art Tutorial

Nail art can sometimes be a bit too tricky at home for me but with the help of some cheap striping tape and dotting tools (I bought both from eBay for under $5!) this is a really easy nail art tutorial.

The colour combinations for this is endless but I am really loving the two lighter grey/ lavenders (they are almost opaque after 1 coat, 2 is perfect!) from the Essie winter collection I got sent a while and decided to pair them with a white.

For a white cheap polish this one actually performs a lot better than I was expecting. It retails around the $3-4 mark and isn’t as thick as some other cheap whites I’ve tried.

I finished off with the Australis top coat which I am loving over every single polish I’ve tried it with, I wish I could capture the gorgeous flakies but my photography skills really aren’t that great to begin with. I promise I am really trying to take better shots but some days I just really suck!

 

Dots and Stripes easy nail tutorial

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Madame B Fatale

xoxo

 

*The two Essie polishes were sent for post/review consideration and are from the Essie Winter Collection

Triangle Nail Art a Tutorial

Below is an easy way I use to get sharp lines and shapes on my manicure without the use of striping tape.

I think the picture tutorial below is fairly self explanatory but there are a few steps I’d like to elaborate (below the pic)

I started by painting my nails Tahiti by ulta3 and let them dry completely.

triangle nail art tutorial

Step 1: This is what I used- clear polish (to ‘glue’ the triangles), tape (that I painted in an assortment of colours they are all unnamed BYS except for the silver which is a Nicole by OPI polish), scissors (smaller ones would have been a lot easier!) and tweezers (used to place triangles).

Step 2: Ok I wasn’t expecting this but the polish actually came off the sticky tape in one piece. I was originally going to just ‘stick’ the cut outs onto my nails but instead had to end up using the clear coat as a glue of sorts. I also cut out many many different triangles from the colours.

Step 3 & 4: I coated my nails in the clear polish and placed the triangle on in random spots, then finished off with a clear coat.

and finished, this was a bit fiddly but really easy. The only thing I have to really point out is make sure the polish ‘strips’ and your nails are dry.

 

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Madame B Fatale

xoxo

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NOTD – Mac Imperial Splendour

Just a quick NOTD, Mac’s Imperial Splendour from the Spring Forecast collection. Loving this colour, the flash is making it lighter than what it really is.

mac imperial splendor

I’ve noticed a massive improvement in the MAC Nail Varnish application and consistency lately,  is that just me?

Madame B

xoxo

 

Oh, I’ll be gone for a few days, so if I don’t reply straight away that’s why!

NOTD – Sparkly Red

red glitter NOTD

This is OPI’s Red My Fortune Cookie with Ulta3 Red Glitter over the top. Sorry the camera washes out the glitter 🙁

Madame B

xoxo

NOTD – Orly Sterling Silver Rose

orly sterling rose pink

I wore this colour all last week and forgot to take a picture! So luckily (or not so lucky) my sister decided she would steal it so I got a photo of her wearing it.

I love this colour. Why I love it, well I seem to have a habit of only using obnoxious colours (in your face green…..) this is a really nice girly pink without being ‘too girly’ and will be more appropriate for what some might say ‘regular wear’.

My sister decided after stealing this and loving the formula drying quickly , (which I have to agree I didn’t bump my nails!!)  that it  was the best nail polish ever and no doubt has inspired her to ‘borrow’ more of my stuff.

Note: this is with no topcoat and have been worn a couple of days before I saw her to take the photo.

When I wore it I used the Orly Glosser topcoat, and I loved it. I have been wearing it over the OPI Jade is the new black this week too!

Madame B

xoxo

NOTD – OPI / Jade is the New Black !!

I recently won the Hong Kong Collection and I’m going to do a post on each of the colours. Problem is I love this one so much I don’t want to take it off!!!

opi jitnb 

But seriously this collection has an awesome selection of colours!

Sorry that I totally fail at NOTD picture taking!!!jitnb

Madame B

xoxo

NOTD – Marbling

This was my first go at Marbling my nails and i love it!!!

(Sorry this was pre cleaning around the edges properly!)

Ok so my ‘base’ colour was Mac Peppermint Patty

Then the colours i swirled were

Mac – On the Prowl

Chi Chi – Husband Shopping

Ch Chi – Mermaid

Manicare – French White

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Madame B

xoxo

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