Nailpolish Gallery

Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by Codeless, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. sicknastyspades

    sicknastyspades Most Rad.

    @Acey Ooh, so pretty! I want to try something like that now.
     
  2. Re Allyssa

    Re Allyssa Sylph of Heart

    I attempted pan pride colors.
    The red isn't quite right, but it's the only one I had, so xD
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  3. Imoyram

    Imoyram Well-Known Member

    I did some flux buddies inspired nails a while ago, (well, @Kaylotta did them)
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  4. Acey

    Acey hand extended, waiting for a shake

    Polish flaked off, so I redid 'em differently. :P

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  5. Loq

    Loq facedown in nanowrimo

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    Had a week off work, so new polish time!
    I actually didn't read the bottle very closely on this one, and was real surprised when it smelled like mint. Apparently adding perfume oils to nail polish is a thing? The scent held for about 3 days, not too strong but enough to keep "nailpolish smell" from bothering me the first night while it set. Didn't bother with a fancy topcoat this time, and the glitter was part of the polish-- Revlon Parfumerie #040, "Wintermint".
     
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  6. Ink

    Ink Well-Known Member

    @sicknastyspades
    How did you get such a clear line of demarcation on the gold-tipped ones?
     
  7. TwoBrokenMirrors

    TwoBrokenMirrors onion hydration

    I started painting my nails recently for. Some. reason. They're not very impressive and the lighting on webcams is abysmal by default but...
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    I bought this polish from Claire's, hah, cos they had a sale on and a bunch of polish for a pound... It actually had some sparkle polish (...Hello Kitty brand 'Glitterball'...) over the top but it doesn't show up.

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    These polishes came out of the staff box at the Oxfam shop I volunteer at, hah, which is where all the stuff they can't sell but isn't junk gets put to be taken for basically free. The basecoat looks sort of orange in this pic but was in fact a wonderfully offensive shade of pink. The stuff on the tips was sparkly silver/vaguely purple, and WOULD NOT DRY JESUS CHRIST it was still ever so slightly tacky when I gave up and put the topcoat on.

    That polish came off yesterday and I'm wondering what to replace it with. Probably one of the Hello Kitty brand pinks. They're water-based so they need like three coats and a topcoat or they don't show up and peel off if you look at them funny, but they're really cute colours nonetheless.
     
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  8. sicknastyspades

    sicknastyspades Most Rad.

    @Ink I used masking tape. Make sure the first layer of polish is completely dry, stick down the tape, paint the tips and then peel the tape away immediately.
    There are specific nail art tapes you can buy but I'm way too lazy to bother with anything that fancy.
     
  9. Imoyram

    Imoyram Well-Known Member

    Anybody got ideas for what I could do on my nails? I want to do them, but I not sure what... My hands are the purple and red painted ones, like 6 posts up.
     
  10. Nertbugs

    Nertbugs Information Leafblower

    Recently rediscovered my love for false nails. I will never be able to get mine this neat with regular polish.

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  11. Loq

    Loq facedown in nanowrimo

    So, this stuff has actually flaked off already because work is horrible for nailpolish, but...
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    I did these on... Friday or so? Because I had off and wanted to try out a new polish. (Hard Candy "Crush On Lava" if anyone's interested-- this photo actually does a reasonable job of showing off the iridescence without losing the proper colors, though the red tones do go darker than shown here.) I think if I didn't work with my hands all day every day, it might've lasted longer, but here I am, opening a million boxes...
    At least it looked cool while I had it.
     
  12. Starcrossedsky

    Starcrossedsky Burn and Refine

    First time in months that I have literally anything to post to this thread. Behold, my first attempt at the gradient sponge method (also, a glitter coat).

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  13. Imoyram

    Imoyram Well-Known Member

    Grey with green sparkly dots.
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    Close up of my favourite nail as well
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    And the polishes
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  14. Loq

    Loq facedown in nanowrimo

    No work 'til Tuesday, so new glitter!
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    The orange is actually a bit brighter than this picture shows, but this was the closest I got to true-color for the copper tips. OPI NLH68 "Is Mai Tai Crooked?", tipped with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear #485 "Golden-I". Why it's called golden when the actual paint is copper confuses me ._.
     
  15. Imoyram

    Imoyram Well-Known Member

    Light blue/periwinkle french tipped with dark sparkly blue.
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    WIP for fun
     
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  16. sicknastyspades

    sicknastyspades Most Rad.

    OKAY HERE WE GO

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    I do not like how these turned out at all. I think I should have done smaller flecks.

    The ones I wore last weekend:
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    Got some bubbles in the topcoat with this one. That doesn't usually happen :c
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    Stamping turns out to be easier than I'd feared but it will still take some time to get gud at it.

    And the ones I'm wearing currently, both stamped:
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    Man those're some wonky-as-shit lines. I think I need a stiffer stamper for those sorts of things, the one I've got now is super squishy so tiny details like that get distorted. Also my topcoat keeps smearing details, I need to look up how to fix that.
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    Turns out A England polishes are fucking amazing for stamping, now I want to buy like ten more.
     
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  17. hoarmurath

    hoarmurath Thor's Hammer

    Holy shit, how do you do that stamping thing?
     
  18. sicknastyspades

    sicknastyspades Most Rad.

    There's a tutorial here (there are others but that is the one I used because it was the one I found least intimidating to look at). I didn't bother with buying special stamping polishes though, I already own a lot of nail polish which is pigmented enough to work for it.
    If you're interested, the plates I have are this science-themed one and this one.
     
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  19. hoarmurath

    hoarmurath Thor's Hammer

    Ooh, cool! That sounds like such a cool way to get intricate nails without having to learn to draw well. :D

    I am in Europe however, so I'll likely have to look into shops that ship from there to avoid customs.

    Eeeeee how cool!
     
  20. blue

    blue hightown funk you up

    WOW I actually love the robin's egg ones! and the stamping is gorgeous :o

    what kind of brushes do you use for painting them? like, for the detail work, I mean.
     
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