Friday, 28 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 28 - Art Nouveau

Hi guys, and welcome to the final day of the NAGG challenge.  The prompt for today is Art Nouveau - something I know literally nothing about!  According to Wikipedia, it is "an international philosophy and style of art, architecture and applied art—especially the decorative arts—that was most popular during 1890–1910.  A reaction to academic art of the 19th century, it was inspired by natural forms and structures, not only in flowers and plants, but also in curved lines. Architects tried to harmonize with the natural environment."

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 27 - Pointillism (Dots)

Hi guys, and welcome to the penultimate day of the NAGG challenge.  Today's prompt is Pointillism, which is where you use little dots of colour to make up an image.  Unfortunately, I didn't know that at the time, so I interpreted it in it's most simple form, and did a polka dot mani.  Considering that I haven't studied Art since I was 13, I probably should have googled that, but I'm almost glad I didn't, as I really like today's mani.........

Indy's Indies - Tetris & Twister

 *Some products in this post were discounted in exchange for review.
Hi guys, today I have 2 more gorgeous Indy's Indies polishes to show you.  Both of these polishes are based on games that I remember from my childhood, and I think Danielle has done a fab job of turning them into polishes......

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 26 - Graffiti

Hi guys, and welcome to Day 26 of the NAGG.  Today's prompt is Graffiti, and it was a prompt I was very nervous about, but also really looking forward to.  I wasn't sure if I'd be able to come up with anything good for this prompt, but I couldn't wait to try anyway :)

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 25 - Watercolour (Glitter Watermarble)

 Hi guys, and welcome to Day 25 of the NAGG.  Today's prompt is watercolour, and I decided to have another go at a watermarble.  You can see my first and second attempt here and here.  Today's wasn't entirely successful either, but I am super pleased I found a way to do a glittery one........

Monday, 24 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 24 - Abstract

 Hi guys, and welcome to day 24 of the NAGG challenge.  The prompt for today is Abstract, which is actually a prompt I'm quite fond of.  The last mani I put together for an abstract prompt is still one of my most viewed posts today :)  Today I decided to go with a splatter mani, which was a lot of fun.  I tried this once before when I first got into nail art, but I think my polishes were too thick, as all I managed to do was make myself dizzy........

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 23 - Oils (Texture)

Hi guys, hope your weekend has been fab so far.  Today is Day 23 of the NAGG challenge, and the prompt is: Oils (Textures/Brushstrokes).  Since I had Zoya - Carter sitting in my untrieds, I had to pick texture :)

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 22 - Surrealism

Hi guys, sorry today's post is a bit late, time has just got away from me today :)  Anyway, we are entering the last week of the challenge, and this is the hardest week of prompts - art movements.  The prompt for today is Surrealism, and instead of trying to recreate some painting, or something else I would probably suck at, I decided to go in a totally different direction..............

Friday, 21 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 21 - Snow Day

Hi guys, today's post will have to be a quickie, as I'm a bit pushed for time, but this is my mani for Day 21 of the NAGG challenge.  The prompt for today is Snow Day, and I decided to do a mani representing how I would like to spend my snow day :)

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 20 - Pop Culture

Hi guys, and welcome to day 20 of the NAGG challenge.  That means there's only 8 days left after today :(  On the upside, today's prompt is one that makes me very happy - Pop Culture!  This is always a good prompt, as you can always pick something that you really like.....

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 19 - Game Night (San Diego Chargers)

Hi guys and girls!  I'm back again with Day 19 of the NAGG challenge, and the prompt for today is Game Night.  There are a few ways of interpreting this prompt, but to me, game night means American football!

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 18 - Sci-Fi

Hello again!  So, another day, another prompt - todays is one I was excited about straight away - Sci-Fi!  I knew that it would be a Doctor Who mani, but I didn't narrow it down any further until it came time to actually paint it.  In the end I decided to go with a galaxy mani, and dalek accent nail......

Monday, 17 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 17 - Animation

Hi guys, and welcome to Monday.  Hope you all had a great weekend!  Today is Day 17 of the NAGG, and the prompt for today is Animation.  This is a prompt I was really looking forward to, as I knew from the word go that I would be doing a Nightmare Before Christmas mani. :D

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 16 - Doodles

Hi guys, second post of the day from me - today is Day 16 of the NAGG challenge, and the prompt for today is Doodles.  Luckily, I had been waiting to use this adorable little doodles image from MoYou Princess 11 for a while now, so this was prompt was perfect.

Indy's Indies - Valentines Collection - Part 3

 *Products in this post were discounted in exchange for review.
Hi guys, I know this is a bit late, since Valentine's Day was yesterday, but I have 2 more polishes from Indy's Indies Valentine's Collection to share with you.  I had originally planned to only get 4 of this collection, but what can I say, I'm weak ;)

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 15 - Round & Square

 Hi guys and welcome to Day 15 of the NAGG challenge.  The prompt for today is Round & Square, which seemed like the perfect prompt to bust out the circle glitters.  Unfortunately, this seems to be one of those manis that looks better in real life than in a macro photo.....

Friday, 14 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 14 - Sweets

 Hi guys, and welcome to Day 14 of the NAGG.  I can't believe we're at the halfway point already!  Today's prompt is sweets, and I decided to attempt a mani based on Blueberry Sour Candy Belts.  It;s not exactly perfect, but I think it came out OK.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 13 - Hearts

 Hi guys, and welcome to day 13 of the NAGG challenge.  The prompt for today is hearts - very fitting since it's Valentine's Day tomorrow.  Luckily, for those of you who aren't too keen on the holiday, I won't be posting any other Valentine's mani's after today, although I do have 2 more polishes from Indy's Indies Valentine's collections to show you tomorrow.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 12 - Camouflage

Hi guys, and welcome to Day 12 of the NAGG challenge!  I can't believe we're nearly half way through already :)  Today's prompt is camouflage, and this is a style of nail art I hadn't gotten around to trying before this mani.  I kept meaning to, but there's always so many other things I want to try, and I never seem to keep track of them all.  Anybody else get like that?

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go Day 11 - Wallpaper

 Hi guys, and welcome to Day 11 of the NAGG challenge.  Today's prompt is Wallpaper, and I was expecting not to like this one much, but I ended up really loving this mani.  There were a few different reasons for this, but the first one is the base colour........

Monday, 10 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 10 - Night Sky

Hi guys, and welcome to Day 10 of the NAGG challenge.  The prompt for today is Night Sky, and this is one I have been looking forward to for ages.  I knew straight away that I was going to use the fairy/moon images from MoYou Fairytale 01.  

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 9 - Inner Geek

 Hi guys, I'm back today with Day 9 of the NAGG challenge, and the prompt for today is Inner Geek.  There are so many things I could have done for this prompt, mostly involving Sci-Fi, but since there's already a Sci-Fi prompt later in the month, I decided to take it in a different direction.

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 8 - Still Life

Hi guys, welcome to the weekend, and Day 8 of the NAGG challenge.  Today's prompt is Still Life, and you may be able to tell already that I couldn't really think of anything that actually was Still Life that I wanted to do.  So, since I didn't want to sit this out completely, I decided to really stretch the prompt, and go for something that is quite commonplace in real life, although they're not exactly what you would think of as Still Life - Tattoos!  What can I say, I'm a rebel :p

100 Followers Giveaway Winners!
Hi guys, my giveaway finished in the wee hours of this morning, so it's time to announce the winners!  Hooray!

Thanks to everyone who entered, and all you lovely readers that got me to 100 in the first place.  Although, the biggest thanks has to go to Kelly, Danielle and Tara for providing such lovely prizes, and just being generally awesome ladies!  I love you all :D

And the winners are:

£15 Boots Voucher - Jayne Fotheringham

4 Tara's Talons polishes - Harriet Daisy Black

2 Indy's Indies polishes - Melissa Wearne

1 Iconic Effect polish - Sarah Clarke

Congratulations ladies!  Jayne, Harriet and Melissa, I have e-mailed you at the addresses provided on the rafflecopter widget, and Sarah, Kelly will be e-mailing you directly so you can choose your polish.   Please respond to your e-mails within 48hrs of receipt, or a new winner will be drawn.  If you need to contact me for any reason, you can find my e-mail on the About Me page :)

I hope you all love your prizes, and thank you again to everyone for entering!


Friday, 7 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 7 - Primary

Hi guys, and welcome to Day 7 of the NAGG challenge.  This is the last prompt in the colour theory week of the challenge; Primary.  I struggled with this prompt at first, I had no clue what to do with red, blue and yellow, so I decided to keep it simple, and just use the blue and red.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 6 - Neon

 Hi guys, and welcome to Day 6 of the NAGG challenge.  The prompt for today is neon, which gave me a chance to do an idea I've had in my head for a while now - a tape mani starring Indy's Indies - Rocket :D

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 5 - Contrast

 Hi guys, welcome to Day 5 of the NAGG challenge.  Today's prompt is Contrast, and I decided on some bold black stamping over a neon pink base.  The base is Raspberry Rush by Color Club, over a white base to help the neon really pop, and the stamping is Konad Black and the evil tree branches from MoYou London Fairytale 01.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 4 - Monochrome

 Hi guys, and welcome to Day 4 of the NAGG challenge.  The prompt for today is Monochrome.  I chose to go with shades of blue and some funky 80's stamping.  You'll probably find that a lot of my challenge mani's include stamping, but I have made an effort to chuck in some freehand stuff too for all the non-stampers out there.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 3 - Warm vs. Cool

Hi guys, and welcome to Day 3 of the NAGG challenge.  The prompt for today is Warm vs Cool.  This prompt can be interpreted many ways, as any colour can be warm or cool, but I decided to keep things really simple with a cool blue and a warmer pink.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 2 - Jewel Tones

Hi guys, welcome to Day 2 of the NAGG challenge!  The prompt for today is one I was looking forward to right away - Jewel Tones.  I love a good Jewel Tone, and already had this mani planned out before I joined the challenge.  After all, what's better than an A-England?  That's right - 2 A-Englands!

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 1 - Achromatic

Well hello there gorgeous readers!  Today is a special day, as it is the first day of the Nail-Art-A-Go-Go challenge (referred to as NAGG from now on), hosted by the fabulous Missy from Gnarly Gnails. I mentioned in my Bucket List at the start of the year, that I wanted to take part in at least a few of these prompts, and I will be.  In fact, I'm doing the whole challenge, so without further ado, lets get into Day 1.