Monday, 28 January 2013

Painted Flowers Nail Art

Hello all,

It's been pretty wintery and cold recently and I thought to cheer myself up that I would take some of my new colours that I got for Christmas for a spin and create a design inspired by spring.

I couldn't decide which of my pastel shades I wanted to try first, so in the end I used all three!  I painted three nails on each hand in Jade Stone and two in Fuzzy Peach.  The centres of my daisy like flowers are done using Lemon Meringue.  These three are all Models Own colours.  For the white of my flowers I used Sally Hansen White Out.
These are very simple flowers, more simple than they look.  After applying two coats of my base colours, which are gorgeous candy-like pastel shades, I used a small brush dipped in the white polish and just pushed the bristles away from the nail edge towards the centre of my nail.  I did this a few times to create my basic flower shape.  I didn't want a full flower of each nail as I think this could be too much.  I placed my flower a different points on each nail to mix up the design.  When my petals were dry I added a large yellow dot in the centre using a dotting tool.
I really like the outcome of this design and I hope you do too. Let me know if you have a go at a bright and colourful nail design to brighten your winter days.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Pink, Purple and Blue Ombré Nail Art with Tutorial

Hello all,

With the weather becoming colder over the last few days and with snow hitting the UK today, my nails for the week have been inspired by the winter.  One of the things that I look forward to watching on the television in the winter is 'Dancing on Ice' and the colours that I chose for my design are based on the logo for the show.

I have included a step-by-step for the design, in case you'd like to have a go yourself - enjoy!


This is what I have used for my design, but you can create the look with any complimentary colours that you'd like. I use Models Own polishes for my design.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Rimmel: Precious Stones - Ruby Crush

Hello all,

I decided to treat myself to a bottle of Rimmel Precious Stones in Ruby Crush.  It caught my eye sparkling away so I couldn't resist.  You can see it in the cover photograph at the top of my blog.


As you can see it is a gorgeous rich red sparkle polish with larger round particles of silver glitter.  The first coat was a little patchy in places and the polish is quite thick to apply, but after two coats it sparkles away beautifully.  It reminds me of Dorothy's shoes in The Wizard of Oz.  The polish dries very quickly which is a bonus, however it dries with a very grainy finish.  I finished my nails off with two coats of top coat and there is still a grainy feel to my nails and I am worried that this might mean it will chip quite easily.
I think this might be better for an occasion rather than an everyday colour, but fingers crossed it proves me wrong and lasts well.  I have nothing bad to say about the colour as it looks as good on my nails as it does in the bottle.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Happy New Year

Hello all,

I hope eveyone had a brilliant Christmas and new year.  I was very lucky and got some lovely new nail polishes, gems and nail tapes for Christmas.

Look at all those goodies!! I hope to be able to do lots of new nail art designs with it all and look forward to sharing them with you.

I have a few ideas in mind already! Like my Facebook page and comment with design requests.
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