Saturday, October 29, 2011

butter LONDON Holiday 2011 Collection

butter LONDON has an amazing LIMITED EDITION holiday collection coming out. The trio is amazing and I can't wait to see if they translate onto the nail the way they look in the bottle. Onto what these beauties look like...

"Our newest collection was created to charm and delight! This holiday season Founding Creative Director Nonie Creme wanted to revisit the feeling of excitement and awe we felt as children at this time of year. Even the most hardened shoppers will delight in our limited edition holiday nail lacquers. The bespoke colours of our Holiday 2011 Collection include The Black Night, Tart With A Heart and Fairy Lights. These three shades offer sophisticated sparkle and shine to take any outfit into party mode."

Fairy Lights - Be a beacon to bad boys and the life of the party in dazzling “liquid metal” rose pink. *Limited Edition* (Not available UK)
Tart With A Heart - Who says pink glitter can't be girly AND sexy?! This pale pink parade of glitter carries a dash of grey to tone down the sugar and ramp up the spice. *Limited Edition* (Not available UK)

The Black Knight - A dark dazzler from butter LONDON, this glitter fusion contains black, pink, blue, and silver suspended in a black base. *Limited Edition* (Not available UK)

Are you as excited as I am about this collection? I honestly didn't think butter LONDON when I first came across this, I thought maybe I mis-read lol but these look absolutely AMAZE! I can't wait to get this to see if they look just as yummy on the nails as they do in the bottles!

Guest Post: Nails in Nippon

 This is my first guest post and I'm excited! Marketta was kind enough to ask me to do a post for her and I couldn't pass up the chance! I thought a lot about what design I wanted to show and thought this one was perfect. I did this same design last year for Halloween and got so many compliments on it even though it is one of the easiest designs I have done. I was inspired by a picture I found online more than a year ago but I can't find it now, if you know the one I talking about let me know so I can credit it. Anyways, if you would like to see my simple tutorial on black cats keep reading.

First I started with Osaka To Me Orange for my background, you can pick any color you like but just remember the cats will be dark so black or near black polishes will not make the cats visible. I used only orange polish, black and white acrylic paint and glitter polish for this design.

Since this has other designs and I will only be showing a tutorial on the cats I will briefly explain the other nails. For the pumpkin on the thumb start in the center of the nail and make a small triangle pointing down to make the nose. On each side of the nose make a long triangle pointing towards the nose to make eyes. To finish the face make a thin curve line for the mouth and widen it with a few squares to make the teeth. Once you have all of that, take a thin striper brush and makes lines down the pumpkin. My index finger is just a few lines extending out from one point then curved lines going across connecting them together to make a web. I put a bit of glitter on two lines to make it look shiny. The middle and pinkie finger and a couple quick lines with dots and glitter, no real reason to where. Now we come to the cat. He is super easy, trust me. Start by making a good size black circle at the tip of your nail.

Then, above that circle to one side make a slightly smaller circle. At this point you should have something that looks like a lopsided snowman. 

I didn't get a picture of this step before I top coated but from here connect the two circles by making a curved line on each side between the circles, for ears make two triangles on each side of the top of the small circle and an s-curved line connecting to the bottom of the large circle to make a tail. Top coat and you are done!

You can do all of your nails with just the cats but I love it with the lines, webs and pumpkins all together. Thanks to Marketta for posting my tutorial on her blog, it was a blast! I hope you enjoyed them and try them out!

Thanks Tera for the lovely tutorial! Tera's blog is Nails in Nippon and she has lovely tutorials and great swatches, make sure you check her out, I love her blog!


OPI Zom-Body To Love

Good Morning Babes and Happy Saturday! Today I have a quick post to show you Zom-Body To Love from OPI's Spookettes Collection of minis. ZBTL is a medium green glow in the dark that's sheer but buildable. In the swatches below I used 3 thin coats, but if I were going to wear it on Halloween I would go for 4 or 5. It dries a little gritty so make sure you use a light top coat if you want a smooth finish.

What do you think about ZBTL? I think its the most wearable glow in the dark, because you can actually wear it on it own if you want and it looks ok. Thanks for stopping by :)