I know I’m a week late with this, but never mind, better late than never!
I got these cute water decals from Born Pretty, and decided to save them for my main Christmas nails.
I started with a snowy looking base, using Nails Inc Royal Botanical Gardens and Models Own White Light HyperGel.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas!
I have had an absolute disaster with my nails this month, I managed to break 3 at once shutting my car boot at the start of the month! They’d just got back to an acceptable length for some Christmas nail art over the last week or so, and then I broke another yesterday, on my car boot again!
I’ve also been so busy trying to get everything sorted for Christmas of course!
Last week I had Elf nails, my inspiration was a Pinterest pin, by Adelis Lebron. I kept the design pretty much the same, but decided to do a glitter placement tree, with a star stud.
I used Models Own White Light HyperGel and Nails Inc Notting Hill Carnival and Seven Dials.
A couple of weeks ago, Jessica from Quiz Clothing contacted me about a nail art competition they were running, which involved designing some nail art based on one of their dresses.
I originally chose the Navy Sequin Zig Zag Split Maxi Dress, which I think is gorgeous, but my first attempt, the glitter was too dark and didn’t stand out against the base, and my second attempt the striping tape was against me, so I scrapped that one, and started again!
I decided on the Pink and Blue Flower Print Crepe Midi Dress, and used Nails Inc Sugarloaf Sunset, Kensington Park Road, and Models Own In The Navy.
Make sure you check out Quiz Clothing if you’d like to enter, the competition closes November 30.
Today is of course Remembrance Day, and this year marks the Centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, so as well as wearing my poppy, I also decided to do some simple poppy nail art.
I used OPI You’re So Vain-illa, Models Own Red Lustre, and Nails Inc New York Noir.
This week, my MacBook decided to break AGAIN. It did exactly the same as it did a few weeks ago, so I was pretty sure it was the hard drive this time. I even took pictures of this weeks nails on my iPhone so I could still get my post done (then replace the pictures when my MacBook was fixed!) So I had a trip to the Apple Store at the Metro Centre, anyone from the same area who has been to the Metro Centre lately will know the current roadworks on the A1 are a nightmare (and are there until 2016!) which meant even though I’d set off earlier than usual, I was still 10 minutes late for my genius appointment. Thankfully they were able to fit me in, a lot of people have been having the same problem with the traffic, where the guy restored and reinstalled everything, and didn’t find anything wrong with my hard drive. I now have a current Time Machine back up, and all those 85,000 folders still to hunt through, so if my HD does end up going, everything is now safe. Make sure you back up guys! Don’t be like me!
Anyway! As I said it my last post, I was struggling with the black and white theme, being a Sunderland supporter, black and white is pretty much forbidden together! I did some searching on Pinterest, and found this great constellation mani by Manicurity. As soon as I saw it, I knew that’s what I wanted to do, and I love the way it turned out.
I used Nails Inc New York Noir, the white Barry M Nail Art Pen, and Sweet Color #124 from Born Pretty.
Last week I somehow managed to mess up my whole MacBook, which led to the guy at PC World having to recover all of my data, and pretty much restore the whole thing! I was in Edinburgh for the weekend, so he was able to sort it while I was gone (my MacBook is like my baby, it’s never far from me!) Thankfully he was able to recover a lot of stuff, but I now 85,655 folders (yes, 85 THOUSAND!) to go through to re-organise everything!
Luckily, I was able to search for my photos for the pink week, so I didn’t have to search through everything!
For the pink week, I decided to get my loose craft glitter out again. I used Nails Inc Elizabeth Street, and the bubblegum glitter.
I’ve really been looking forward to the blue prompt for this challenge! If you’ve followed my blog for a while you’ll probably know I love blue polish.
I went for a look I found on Pinterest, the credit on the photo was @naildecor, but I can’t find a blog or anything to link to!
I used Nails Inc Baker Street for the blue, which is still one of, if not my favourite polishes. Rather than having a white base I decided to use Nails Inc Sao Paolo Streets, which was part of the Brazil inspired trio that were from June’s InStyle magazine, and I used Butter London Fairy Cake for some sparkly holo-y goodness, all topped off with a coat of HK Girl.
Sorry for the picture spam, but I was sat outside in the sun and ended up snapping about 40 pictures on my iPhone, it was just so sparkly!
Make sure you check out the other British Nail Bloggers’ blue nails!
Second prompt of the British Nail Bloggers Colour Me Crazy nail art challenge – orange.
I haven’t gone for anything particularly exciting, sticking with plain orange creme – Models Own Fuzzy Peach, with a leopard print accent nail. For the accent nail I used Barry M Nude, Models Own Fuzzy Peach, the black Models Own nail art pen, and topped it off with Nails Inc Electric Lane holo top coat to add some sparkle!
I’m sure the other BNB’s will have come up with something a lot more exciting than me, so make sure you check theirs out!
Last month I bought myself the WAH Nails book of nail art, and spent a few days trying out most of the looks from the book on nail wheels. I loved most of them, especially the ‘fash life,’ but there was no chance I would be able to do that on myself on my left hand, so I chose something a bit simpler!
I used Nails Inc Notting Hill Carnival for the base, and the pink and blue Models Own nail art pens.
What’s your view on the camo look?
MoYou Nails kindly sent me two of their stamping plates, a stamping polish, scraper and stamper (along with their summer catalogue) for me to try out and review.
I do already own various stamping plates, but I’ve always got frustrated with them, because I don’t generally have the patience when things don’t work first time!
When MoYou nails contacted me, I chose Image plate 101, and 107, along with the black special polish.
I tried out plate 107 first, over Barry M Promenade.
I found this one so easy to use, so much so that I was able to do most of the images first time. The stamping polish dried really quickly too, so I was able to put top coat on straight away with no smudging, which is always a bonus!
I used plate 101 over Nails Inc Sao Paulo Streets.
I found this plate a lot harder to use, I got so frustrated with some of them (which is why a couple are wonky, I didn’t want to waste the good image!) As I’m a stamping novice, I’m not totally sure where I was going wrong, whether I was scraping too hard, or pressing the stamper too hard to pick up the image. Whatever it was, I’m sure practice makes perfect, but I’m pretty happy with my attempt.
Trying out these has definitely made me want to practice stamping more, I’ll definitely have to dig out my other plates!
Do you like stamping? Let me know if you have any tips!