OMD – Inspired by Fashion

My inspired by fashion manicure for the OMD challenge was inspired by the Creatures of the Wind manicures from New York Fashion Week. If you haven’t seen the original here, its white based nails with coloured squiggly lines down one side. I decided to do a more neutral one with a black base/white accent nail and 3 colours of gold squiggles using my Illamasqua precision inks in Wisdom (antique gold), Alchemy (bright gold) and Glister (Pearlescent nude).


I think the Wisdom was a touch dark for the white, and Glister barely showed up against the black but it was a fun night time mani I ended up wearing for 3 days! The black used was Illamasqua Boosh, and the white was Illamasqua Scorch.


Wolverine Inspired Manicure with Adamantium Claws


This was inspired by the latest Wolverine pic. I freaking love Hugh Jackman. Such an awesome example of Aussie masculinity I think.

I have used a base of OPI My Private Jet. It took me a while of experimenting to get claws I liked, foil finish polishes are so finicky to get looking good. I was cursing my lack of foil nail decals to shred, but then I realised that the inside of the foil pack my coffee bags come in could easily be cut and glued on. I like the way it turned out too!


The holo is subtle but comes out in the light and the claws are sharp and bright! just like they should.

OMD – Flowers

I did some poppies for my floral edition of the Oh Mon Dieu! It’s Rather Awesome Challenge. The base is Revlon Pure Cashmere with Essence Fately Red and Revlon lunar for accents. I spent too long hmmm and hawing on whether the stems should go up or down I left them off.


Poppies are such a sweet and sad flower. They are used for remembrance and I chose them as this is the anniversary of a family members passing.

OMD – Metallic Greys on a Black Background

This is a base of Revlon Black Lunar with Orly Seagurl and Essence Icy Princess Dots. I think it’s quite nice when the colour complement but don’t quite match in a dotticure and I love a random gradient type effect.

black and grey dots

I seem to have a lot of metallic greys but I do wear them a lot. Maybe I don’t need any more though!

OMD – Holo

This is a seriously holo glitter topper I have from BYS (a local cheapie brand) called Glam Glitter. All of the other colours seems to have serious colour bleeds on the shelf so I choose the silver. It has really chunky glitters, some in a meduim hex. It’s holo even in low light but WOAH sparkly in the sunlight.


I’ve layered it over midnight blue with is a super densely pigmented polish by Ulta 3 (another local cheapie brand). The downside for both polishes is similar; not 3-free, slow to dry (and easy to smear as a result), annoying formula. But the end result is a very pretty effect, sort of a glittery night sky.


OMD challenge – Black and White

Oh, I love monochrome. Love wearing black and white outfits, I always feel so chic. I’m slightly worried that I may get mistaken for a penguin one of these days though.


This is OPI my boyfriend scales walls with a stripe of revlon lunar down the middle. My hint here is be patiently or you lose the impact with grey smears. So I’ve heard. Not that you can see on my little finger. No no no no no no.


As I’m trying to catch up on the challenge, so there may be some multiple post days.