28 November 2014

Whats new at Resinail

Today I've got some new polishes from Resinail to show you. Michelle very kindly sent me 3 colours to try but a gorgeous pale pink decided to explode in transit. Luckily there was lots to like with the 2 polishes that made it. 

This is Resinail - Grape Shimmer. A glittery mulberry/grape and gold polish that's seductive and chic. It was really hard to capture its beauty as its colour shifts into some beautiful combos of purple, pink, red and gold. 

I got so many compliments on this colour. For this design I used Resinail Grape Shimmer as the base, Mundo de Unas stamping polish (gold) and the new Pueen 24B-L Buffet Leisure stamping plates (plate 77) which are available here. Gold flakes are Zoya - Gilty and Gold Satin is OPI - Love.Angel.Music.Baby. 

This is Resinail Xmas 2014 LE - Holo bar glitter, green jelly polish. The base is a sheer tinted green. This pic is Xmas layered over OPI - Jade is the new black. I would definitely recommend undies for this one. The polish is packed with bar glitter, only a very thin coat is needed. 

Xmas was just begging for some Christmas art so I made some decals using the Bundle Monster - Holiday collection which is available here. I really loved how these turned out, Im feeling really good about making decals these days.

Michelle has released lots of other gorgeous sparkly Resinail polishes which you can check out at her store HERE.  

Foil Effect - Fun Lacquer..

After a few years of polish collecting I have gotten to a point where it takes a lot to impress me enough to need to purchase something. OPI collections have left me underwhelmed this year, and its getting very hard to distinguish yourself as an indie polish maker unless you have something really unique and different from what's out there.  But then something really special comes along that changes everything.....foil effect polish.

Fun Lacquer - Queen - Foil Effect - Holo glitter polish

I cannot rave about this linear holo polish enough. 2 coats to full opacity, once it dried it really did have the plastic sheen of foil. My nails looked like they had nail wrap stickers on because the polish is perfectly thick and so dense with glitter, yet it dried as flat and smooth as a pancake. This polish is a true triumph! It was pretty much impossible for me to photograph accurately due to the excessive bling levels. In the bottle its a dark silver rainbow fun-house. 

Using traditional foil is not easy. Its really difficult to do full nail coverage with nice, clean edges. There are always little gaps and tiny bald spots at the cuticle line and sometimes you get crinkles. Well for those of us foiled by foil...see what I did there.....this is the polish for you. Get the look of of foil in a flash with Fun Lacquer.

21 November 2014

Love Lime Crime - Love Vegan Beauty

If you have been following our DQN blog for a while you will know how much we love our Lime Crime nail polishes. So much so that they have featured in many designs over the past 2 years. They are the most fab polishes for nail art as they are really opaque and easy to work with. Even better they are 3 free, cruelty free, vegan, and they have UNICORNS ON THE BOTTLES! 

DQN is super happy to be working together with Vegan Beauty, another sparkly Aussie business that stocks amazing Vegan beauty products. Forget googling individual brands to choose cruelty free options, all the beautiful things you need are all in the one place. I mean come on now, there are holographic unicorns on the lipsticks...sparkle sparkle! 

Vegan Beauty stocks a huge range of Lime Crime products including lipsticks, eye shadows and the newly formulated Lime Crime neon pastel nail polishes.
Vegan Beauty has a great offer for DQN shoppers. 
10% discount store wide (excl. delivery) valid for 2 weeks 21/11 - 5/12 Code: dqn

You can find Vegan Beauty here:
Shop - Facebook - Blog 
Lets take a look down memory lane at some of the manis I have done using my Lime Crime polishes.

I think I seriously need to invest in some backups, after all they have reformulated so technically, its really like a whole new collection!

Thanks so much Vegan Beuaty for offering us Aussies a conscientious range of beauty products that not only make us look pretty but help us look after the animals xx

12 November 2014

Rainbow Sparkle Nails with Fun Lacquer

A unicorn came and sprinkled magical rainbows of glitter on my nails. 

The good news is, even if you don't have a unicorn yet you can still have ALL THE SPARKLES!!! This technique is super easy. You need 3 key items: 

  1. A beyond amazing silver chunky scattered holo polish. I used Fun - Lacquer - Queen (Foil Effect Holo).  I experimented with plain silver glitter polishes but the chunky silver holo definitely boosted the rainbow effect.
  2. Some tinted nail polish colours.
  3. A plastic sandwich bag. 

Dribble mix tinted polishes into little swirly blobs of colour on the sandwich bag. Leave them to dry for between 30min-1 hr. 

I did get little bubbles in my decals when they were dry but when you stick them on they are not noticeable at all, the sparkle hides the little imperfections. Pull them off a still tacky, don't let them dry out too much. 

Cut up the decals as closely to size as possible before applying to nail. If they are just tacky enough they will stick themselves but its good to run a swish of base coat over your holo around the edges of your entire nail to create a 'glue' outline to help stick down the edges of the decal. Photo below is before the decal is cut to size. 

Tinted Polish are speciality polishes but easy to find or make. They are see through polishes that kind of look like cellophane paper. I used all 4 polishes from the OPI - Tint Collection. If you want to see some other amazing nails using this technique go check out @ermahgerdperlish. Her's are stunning, STUNNING!! 

 You can make tinted polish by adding drops of opaque colours to clear polish but its kinda messy so just go buy some OK. They are great for those super chic see through lace designs that are popping up at the moment and for nail art in general. You can use them for reverse stamping and stamping decals too. 

Hope you guys like these nails as much as I do and try it out for yourself. I promise that you WILL walk into something because you cant walk in the sun without staring like a maniac at your own nails xx 


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