22 Apr 2014

Earth Day Inspired Nail Art

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Happy Earth Day!

I have gone with a very simple nail art today. As you can see I am back to nubbins :( 
I had a really bad break on my index finger about a week ago and I managed to patch it but it finally gave way. I think I am going to stay with shorter square nails. 
What do you think? Do you prefer my old long and rounded or short and square?

Anyway getting back to the nail art! 

I used Zoya Robyn (a personal fave of mine) KBShimmer Laugh Myself Lily (Harlow haul post) OPI Alpine Snow and acrylic paints. 

I used my new Nail Art Pen from Sam Biddle. I will be doing a more in depth post about this very soon. 

I love painting these little clouds. It about as artistic as I can manage! I messed up the actual Earth and its not geographically correct :P 

I hope you have enjoyed my Earth themed nails! 

20 Apr 2014

Easter Inspired Nail Art

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Today I have actually managed to get a post done on time! 

This mani is inspired by Easter. I have a draw full of bits and bobs and today I chose to use the gold leaf. I highly doubt this is real gold leaf seeing as I payed about a quid for it but it looks good! 

The gold reminds me of Easter egg wrapping! I didn't want to go for the whole bunny and chick thing as that tends to be what the majority of other people are doing. 

I wanted to use a pastel shade as it really reminds me of spring. BUT I just couldn't find one that I felt went with the gold. 
I dislike gold.

I used Barry M Gelly in Huckleberry and the Gold Foil Effect. I HATE the newer gellys. They are so thin! I like the thicker consistency of the others I have. They used to be great for stamping and art but that's not the case now. What happened +Barry M ?

The "gold" leaf was quite hard to get neat. I don't think its possible to get the application perfect. Its thin and a pain in the butt to use but it gives this mani an Easter twist.

What do you think? Have you ever used gold leaf?

And if you are celebrating Easter then have a great day, if not have a great day anyway!

19 Apr 2014

Mehndi Summer Doodles with Marcus

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Today we have a collab between me and my father in law Marcus.

We were running late with our usual biweekly takeaway and we couldn't decide what to do. The idea is great but we could do with messing around with it abit to fine tune this.

I did the base and Marcus did the doodling. I love Mehndi designs and when I told Marcus this he was keen to give it a go!

I chose to do the base bright and funky as I havent really seen this type of design done before.
I painted my nails white and then used a sponge to add the colour. I used Vant To Bite My Neck by OPI, Chick Me Out by KBShimmer and Robyn by Zoya. I layered these and then sponged on some subtle glitter.

When this was all dry Marcus used the White Nails Supreme pen to create the design. He took to these pens like a duck to water. I was a bit jealous lol! 

Like i said we didn't have as much time as we usually do so we are going to come back to this theme at a later date. I am still very very happy with it!

I also love that this is a collab! I liked actually being part of the design,

What do you think of our creation? Do you like it when Marcus features on the blog?