Thursday, 31 July 2014

(Scientifically Accurate) Mushroom Nail Art

A few days ago I posted some bee nails inspired partially by the fact my name means bumble bee in Greek. Today I have some more nail art inspired by my favourite things so without further ado I introduce my mushroom nail art!

Mushroom Nail Art

Monday, 28 July 2014

Bumble Bee Nail Art

If you know me at all, you would know I have a thing for bees. My name Melissa, in Greek, means honey bee and ever since I was little I've always enjoyed cute bee related items. Therefore when I had the opportunity to do some bee nails for an instagram competition, I jumped on it. 

Bumble Bee Nail Art

Friday, 25 July 2014

June What's In-die Box - Gradient Nail Art

The other day I showed some swatches of the polishes from the June What's In-die Box. Well I just had to do some nail art with the polishes and this is what I came up with. 

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

What's In-die Box - All Holo Edition - June 2014

My foray into instagram has definitely been bad for my wallet. It was through my instagram account that I discovered the joy of Australian Indie Polishes. Before jumping into buying a heap of indie polishes, I decided to purchase the June What's In-die Box to get a taste of some indie polishes.

For those who don't know, What's In-die Box is a box that contains 5 different, exclusive polishes,  created by different Australian indie makers, to a theme each month. 

June's theme was All Holo for What's In-die Box's first birthday and OH MY GOSH, I am an indie convert. Anyway, it's only taken me two months to swatch these but they are amazing and I have a full review of each polish below.

First up is... 

Pink Blitz by Peita's Polish

Pink Blitz is a gorgeous barbie pink scattered holo with flawless formulation.The pictures below show two coats without a top coat. In real life it is a bit brighter than in the pictures, however the sun did not want to cooperate so I only have pictures in artificial light and with flash. However WOW! this is one of my favourite polishes from the box but then I am just a sucker for pink polishes.

Pink Blitz Swatch
in artificial light (light box)
Pink Blitz Swatch
With flash
Pink Blitz Swatch

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Ducky Polish Glitter Gradient

Hello and welcome to my new blog, again. This is my third nail art blog I have started and I promise it will be the last one. Some of you may be wondering where the name Clavum es originates from. Well Clavum es is Latin for Nail Art. I wanted to name my blog something sort of scientific, due to the fact I am a scientist, so I decided to give nail art a scientific name. Most scientific names are in Latin, so I simply translated nail art and the name stuck.

Now straight into some nail art as after all, this is a nail art blog.