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
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
I quite fancy some more neon colours for neon day. But I’m trying not to buy anymore at the moment!
Hi lovelies, I have some Avon Nail Wraps to show you today.
As an Avon rep I get to try some of the items in a demo/selling capacity, so I got to try out the nail wraps a little early! I am certain I used the same type of thing from the Avon years ago and found them quite good then.
These are the Bows for You wraps. I found some nails wraps easier to apply than others; some seemed very fiddly to place on my nail, while others were perfect to place. The first one I did was my thumb and there are lots of creases at the tip due to my rubbish first attempt! My middle finger is a little off centre too!
I found the filing tricky at first because I filed the edge of my nail directly and found that I was filing the nail wrap away and you could see my nail tip! So I found I needed to file beneath the nail tip to just file the wrap away.
I love the fact that you put them on, and can get on with anything because there is no drying time. I also love that you can have instant nail art with no fiddly tools and no clean up. I wonder how long they will last….
Hi you lovely lot, it is my birthday on Sunday and I am 25! I am looking for inspiration for a birthday mani, and who better to ask than all my fellow nailoholics! I don’t have a specific theme in mind but the dress I plan to wear is either ivory or beige coloured.
Lame attempt at a tribal! But I was rubbish at everything else I tried, so this is my go at tribal. I painted my nails red and used a nail art brush to paint the designs on each nail. They look okay…ish! Nothing spectacular though.
I had to work really hard on this! It took lots of concentration to think which ones to overlap and which ones to put underneath-even now I think I’ve done some wrong! I quite like the effect of the design, but if I did I again I would make sure I had thicker more opaque polishes, for example I used pink, blue and silver and the silver is slightly too sheer. I wanted to use red, blue and silver for Union Jack colours, but my red went all gloopy :(
I think I need to practise more with this design, but it wasn’t all bad for a first attempt.
Here is a nail design from my niece. She is currently an extra pair of hands when I am trying out new nail designs, but she has tried something new on her nails today! I couldn’t decide if it was a border mani, a ruffian mani or a French with a twist… So I think it’s a mixture of all 3!
What do you think? I think she’s following in my footsteps ;)