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Nail Challenge Day 21: Floral

Hi all, today is day 21 in Short & Sweet’s 30 day nail challenge can you believe that we are at day 21 already?! Today the theme is floral-my favourite!



This was very very heavily copied inspired by Megan over at Blondes Love Cupcakes – I saw Megan’s floral design and absolutely fell in love! As you may know if you read my babbling, I love Cath Kidston and anything floral and girly and this was so Cath Kidston I nearly died and went to heaven (sad aren’t I?!!)

Because I cheat and do a few mani’s in one go, I have had this design on since Thursday and only have some partial tip wear. It is going to break my heart to remove it! I was paying for an item in a shop yesterday when the sales girl said:

Sales Girl: “Wow I love your nails, where did you get them done?”
Me: “I did them myself.”
Sales Girl: (look of utter shock) “Oh my god they are amazing! I cannot believe you did those at home! Wow! Can I look again? Wow!”

So as you can imagine, I was walking around with a considerably larger head yesterday!

Thanks Megan ❣

Cath Kidston Inspired Mani

Inspired by my many floral Cath Kidston and Victoria & Albert items, I wanted to create a floral mani. I searched YouTube for different ways of creating the flowery look and came to the conclusion that I wanted it to be simple to create as some of them were quite intricate! I used peeling and brittleness and gel strength base coats because due to a bad bio gel removal a while ago, my nails appear to be flaking :( I chose pink as a base colour and used a darker pink, red and green for the flowers. Here are all the polishes I used:


First I used the pale primark pink as a background and painted 3 coats. I used Barry M’s Pink Flamingo to then put two large dots on each of my fingers. Then when that was dry, I used my Avon dotting tool to create ( ) bracket like shapes around the dots. When that was dry I used a skinny brush to draw leaf like shapes in green at the bottom of each flower.


I kept my marble nail from my last mani because I love it! I know it doesn’t fully match this floral theme, but I think it looks quirky! That is partially the reason that I chose all pinks and reds.


I really love it, it is so cute and if it wasn’t snowing here in the UK, I would say it was a perfect spring mani. It is brightening my snowy day! I would have liked to do a pale mint background too… Maybe next time!