Saturday, 30 November 2013

Christmas Sweater Nails

Hey guys,

Okay.. it may not even be quite December yet, but when I saw this design I couldn't resist trying to recreate it for myself. Incase you hadn't realised from the photo, the design is actually a stamp, a stamp which I don't have. So, the difficult bit was trying to work out how to draw this with a cocktail stick. However, despite having to redo my first nail - it went really well!

Okay.. these photos I didn't clean round my nails very well, but there's a reason I haven't posted nails since I have. I originally put gold with the red glitter, however I didn't really like the colour combination and so decided to change it. However, the only silver I have is really really old, its actually taken out of my mums stash and is so old its even made in the UK! It was a bit seperated but once I shook it around it looked fine, it also applied fine.. the polish just would not dry though! In the end I had to go to bed with still slightly not so dry nails, and when I woke up they had smudged a little bit and just looked really really messy. 
This is what it looked like with the gold. It looks alright here but in real life, the gold just looked odd.

I'm not sure why on my right hand the silver looks really gold, i'm guessing my camera flash just caught it in an odd way.
But anyway, i'm so happy with how these turned out! Considering the original I based the design on was a stamp, I think I managed to replicate it pretty well! Even if I did have to miss out the zig-zag line on my right hand due to the flower being bigger and less neat.

Do you think its too early for christmas nails or are you just too in love with this design (like me) to care?
Let me know what you think and see you next week! :)

Friday, 22 November 2013

Cath Kidston Floral Nails

Hey guys,

Something a lot more girly this week! I was going to add dots to totally follow this tutorial but sadly I ran out of time. However i'm still really proud of my little flowers and many of my friends recognized it as Cath Kidston without being prompted so as far as i'm concerned - aim achieved!
A quick summary against the bottle. Look how cute they are! I'm not sure if they would have looked too crowded with the dots anyway. 

Let me know what you think! Would it have looked better with the dots or does it look fine as it is?

Monday, 18 November 2013

Plaid Nails

Hey guys,

I tried to use my nail art brushes this week but sadly it did not go to plan at all and instead I gave up and ended up going back to cocktail sticks.

I tried to follow this tutorial and ended up with a much simpler version of it. However I think it turned out okay and you can actually tell its plaid so I achieved my aim!

Something more floral planned for next week - see you soon!

Monday, 11 November 2013

Bonfire Night Nails

Hey Guys,

So I know this post is quite late, but I did these in time for Bonfire Night celebrations. I loved all the fireworks and I thought fire would be perfect.

Sorry for such a bad photo, admittedly these could have been neater but I was actually quite happy with these. 

Friday, 1 November 2013


Hey guys,

Sorry i've been missing for what seems like ages! I've had far too much on, so i'm really sorry, but i'm back now and will try to keep to my usual schedule now.

But anyway, onto this weeks manicure, which had to of course be halloween themed! This is based on a design I found on YouTube which you can find here
Here it is! Rather annoyingly as you can see I managed to smudge the thumb. So annoying. However, I suppose seeing as it does have a Halloween theme i'm allowed to make it a little messy for once.

Here is both my hands, this time my left hand before I smudged it, but also before I cleaned up after myself as you can see. But I just wanted to show you that at one point it was neat.

Let me know what you think and once again sorry for being absent so long!