Sunday, 6 September 2009

Storage, Sinful Color's Secret Admirer and Some Nail Art.

Hi!

This is another post that's going to be picture heavy but this time it's all about polish!

I was looking on youtube earlier and saw this tutorial by Nihrida. Seeing as I already had a dark polish on I thought I'd give it a go! Nihrida's blog is one of my favourites to read and great for inspiration!

Here are the results -


I used Sinful Color's Secret Admirer for the base (see below for more about that), Sinful Color's Queen of Beauty as the glitter and BarryM's Silver at the nail bed.


I'm quite pleased with this. As you can see I messed up in a few places but overall I'm happy with the result so thank you
Nihrida! I should try things out more often :)

As I said earlier I used Sinful Color's Secret Admirer as the base so here are some pictures of just that before I glittered it!


Isn't it gorgeous! It is another of the polishes that was in the birthday parcel from
Niki and it may be one of my favourites... 

It only needed 1 coat (1 COAT!!) and dried really fast compared to other Sinful Color's I've tried. 

Lastly, I went to Ikea on Friday and bought some new storage for my nail polish and accessories. I was thinking about getting a Helmer like I've seen other people using but in the end I went with the Andy because it's more my style and my collection doesn't really justify a helmer at the moment!


I absolutely love it and I can just pull it round to wherever I'm doing my nails that day. Maybe one day I'll have enough polish to need another one.... ;)

Finally, I just cant resist adding a non polish related picture so here's a picture of the dress Maz bought me yesterday as an early birthday present. It's from Jane Norman and was love at first sight for me! I loved it so much that Maz had to get it for me :)


That's it for now. Hope you've all had a good weekend!

18 comments:

Mama Jen said...

love your nails...and that sinful color is to die for...i am gonna have to run to walgreens to see if they have this color...

I will have to give this technique a try..looks really fun to do

beautyjudy said...

Your nails are gorgeous and you really did replicate what N. posted on her blog, I can't wait to try that out too! Also- that's a gorgeous dress! Blue is my favorite color. I have one question - what is a helmer?!

Glittermillie's Nails and Sparkle said...

Mama Jen - Thanks! I hope walgreens has it and you like it as much as I do :) It really is a gorgeous colour!

Judy - Thank you! Blue and purple are my fave colours so the dress is perfect! A helmer is a filing cabinet from ikea that a few np bloggers use to store their bottles! Here's a link - http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/00107874
My collection isn't big enough to need them yet though ;)

Skye said...

gorjuzzz nail art u really pulled the look off it looks fab on u and i love your blue dress,im such a blue fan..

beautyjudy said...

Thanks for the link. That looks awesome! Right now I'm using plastic shoe boxes for mine, and I have them labeled by color (reds and glitters, pinks, orange and yellows, etc) but as my collex keeps growing...hmm!!!

nihrida said...

WOW, you did a great job! :) And that Sinful reminds me of LA Girl in Heavy Metal.

gildedangel said...

I love that combo on the nails! I really like your new storage for your polishes; its so cute and functional!

Nicole said...

Oooh, it's awesome! Love the black and the silver together, I think you did a great job. Still LOVE that dress!

Lucy said...

I just got that polish last week. I love the manicure you did. Your nails looks amazing and gorgeous! Nhrida does some amazing things with nail polish. I love how the glitter is at the base of the nail.
That's such a pretty dress. I hope you'll post a picture with you in it! Love the print. I like the Ikea storage. Pretty good. Is it sturdy?

tuli said...

That's a beautiful mani, you did such a good job and this idea is great ! I have to give it a shot one day.

I also have a similar storage, and I found the idea of storage on wheels very convenient.

Steelnpurple said...

Ah I can't stop looking at the nails.. black and silver = bliss. <3

contests and such said...

I really like the way your mani came out like Nihrida's. It looks awesome! I am going to try it soon. I am looking for a great storage idea. I really like yours but I have gift cards for amazon. So I gotta try to find something on there.

NaiL~O~HoLic said...

i've never tried using sinful color, but that color is to die for. thanks for sharing!!

Mama Jen said...

after 4 Walgreens i FINALLY found this polish yesterday and i did a NOTD with it but i added Sinful Colors glitter polish in UFO on top of it

http://beautyandthehousewife.blogspot.com/2009/09/notd-sinful-colors.html

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