Category Archives: Pedicure

Stripey Pedi plus Help!

Hey lovelies how are you all? I’ve got two stripey pedis to show you today. I currently have a thing for stripes!

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I love how you can make it different with just a few colour changes!

Now I have a question for you ladies! I need your help with some nail art! I have a new dress and it’s a bit of a big deal because it’s an actual nursing dress (which are so hard to come by and pricey here!) This is the pattern:

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Hope to hear from you all soon! Xo

Feeling Festive!

Hello you lovely bunch! I haven’t blogged in forever! But I have been watching you all! I have been very inspired by all the Christmas nail art that I have seen, so painted a little mix and match festive nail art today. And guess what?! It didn’t make me feel sick yippee! Hopeful that I can paint my nails a little more from now on!

Anyway, here is my first festive nail design.
Candy Cane Toes

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I love my little candy cane toes! I used Barry M white for the base and Barry M red glitter for the stripes. I used some washi tape for my big stripes and stripping tape for my smaller ones.

My second festive nail design is
Mix & Match Festive Fingers!

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I couldn’t choose 1 design, so I chose 5! I have a Santa thumb, Christmas tree finger, reindeer finger, snowman finger and a pudding pinky! I free handed all the designs here.

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What do you all think?
Xox

Cling Film Pedi

I stumbled across a new blog today and was immediately inspired to try out a new nail technique. Kelly, over at Getting Girly with Konad, did a white and pink “Saran Wrap” mani. Now after a little research I found that “Saran Wrap” is cling film here in the UK! I was in love with the white/pink colour combo so decided to stick with that for this pedi. So I painted my base, two coats of Barry M white and Seche. Then I waited a good 20 minutes for it all to dry. Then I painted Opi Pink Flamenco and quickly used my cling film to dab off the polish. Then I painted a light glitter topper and Seche to complete my pedi.

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I love how simple this is and how it looks different on every nail depending on how hard/how many times you press the cling film down. It would be easy to make an old mani look new again by using this technique over dry polish. It looks sort of like I could graffiti on my nails now, such a super easy nail art technique. What do you think?

Oh mon dieu its the rather awesome 31 day challenge -Day 25 Inspired by a Movie

Hi girlies and welcome to my final day 25 entry for the Oh mon dieu its the rather awesome 31 day challenge! I decided to only do a few of these challenge days because I am so busy at the moment, I am currently on holiday and will be until the 23rd August so I am sorry that I’m not posting much!

I decided to try out watermelon nails for this day and was inspired by the

“I carried a watermelon!” line from Dirty Dancing.

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I used an Avon polish called Watermelon and my lime Barry M polish. Then I used my darker Barry M green and my Barry M pens for the details. What do you think?
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Oh mon dieu its the rather awesome 31 day challenge -Day 1 Pink

Hi girlies welcome to my day 1 entry for the Oh mon dieu its the rather awesome 31 day challenge! I went with my neon Models Own Artstix pink for this pedi because I am loving bright neon colours at the moment! To mix it up I went with a dotty tip (you know I’m dot mad recently!) in various shades; lychee, pink, black and white.

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I quite fancy some more neon colours for neon day. But I’m trying not to buy anymore at the moment!

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Multi Nails Inc. Watercolour/Animal Print

Hi all, boy have I impressed myself with this nail design!

I saw Jacqui’s Watercolour Nail Art Tutorial over on her blog Crafty Nail and decided to give it a go.

I followed Jacqui’s tutorial and chose 6 Nails Inc. colours for my watercolours.

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As Jacqui says, this method is easy peasy lemon squeezy! You literally paint a white base coat, wait for it to dry, then put your coloured blobs on your nail in any position. The next step is to lay your plastic bag over your nail and press lightly to spread the colours out.
This was a few of my plastic bags after I had laid them on top of my polish blobs.

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When you remove the bag, the effect reminds me of water marbling but it is a quicker and easier method!

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Once I had my watercolour toes, I wanted to add a little something and it had pained me to remove my animal print pedi, so I decided to do a similar design as last time but over the top of my multi watercolour nails. So I did a mixture of leopard and tiger stripes over the top. This is how they turned out:

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I am so impressed with the overall result! I absolutely love this design! It’s so bright, summery and unique; every nail is different. This is a new favourite technique of mine – thanks Jacqui!

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Multi Leopard Print

Hi all, here is a leopard pedi for you.

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I used Sally Hansen Complete Manicure in purple pulse for my base colour. I then put some random coloured splotches in the corner of my nail with silver, pink and white. Then I used the black to outline each colour.

I think a lighter base would have been better, the leopard print would have shown up better, but I love this!