This is a design I did a few weeks ago. I used Models Own Blush Pink topped with Indian Ocean for a bit of shine, and then stamped my pattern on top. It was nice and quick to do and I loved the result!
I love using flocking powder to give my nails an unusual effect. It also makes it quite a lot quicker to do my nails as I don’t have to wait for nail polish to fully dry. However, I have been finding that the lighter colour powders look a lot messier around the edges of my nails than the darker ones. I love the colour on my nails this week but wish they were a bit tidier!
This was my first time using nail wraps. I love the jeweled design of these wraps from Kiss but I really struggled to use them! I must have really small nails as it took me ages to cut the strips to the right width and then trim them to the right length. They looked a bit of a mess up close – I found it impossible to cut them into the shape I wanted! It must have taken me an hour to do but the packet says “On in minutes”. The packet also said that they should last up to 10 days but unfortunately mine lasted less than a day. That was probably due to how badly I applied them though, so I am going to have another go with the second design in the packet soon! If you want to try these nail wraps you can get them from Asda for £5.98.
I wanted to try a more summery theme this week so went with a yellow/orange gradient. After trying gradients a few times, I’ve realised that I’m not very good at them, so I used my Nubar Polka Dot to draw attention away from how rubbish the actual gradient was! The colours I used were Mellow Yellow from 17 as the base, Showgirl by Ciaté for the middle bit and then Models Own Fluro Orange (which I picked up recently from Littlewoods) on the tips.
Pink nail polish doesn’t usually suit my skin tone but I actually really like Models Own Pink Blush. I think it’s because it’s not a red toned as other pink polishes. I topped Pink Blush with Models Own Juicy Jules which is similar to the Nubar Hologram Glitter I have but the glitter particles are more obvious which I really like. I wasn’t sure about the combination at first – it looked a bit too girly with all the pink and the glitter but it ended up really growing on me I didn’t want to take it off! I got these polishes from the Models Own range at Littlewoods – they seem to have stopped selling the exact shades but they still have other pretty colours. There are actually lots of great nail products on Littlewoods.com, I am really tempted by these nail art pens!
I was looking for a bright green nail polish in Superdrug the other day but all I could find was Barry M Spring Green which wasn’t quite as bright as I was hoping for. I bought it anyway even though I knew it wasn’t quite the right colour and although I like the cute flowers I stamped on, I wasn’t a massive fan of the colour. What do you think?
A few months ago I wore the Nail Inc Nail Jewellery over Ciaté Sand Dune to a friend’s wedding. I really liked the combination but decided to try something a little different this time so layered the Nail Jewellery over Ciaté Oil Slick. Usually the Oil Slick changes from green to gold depending on the light so I thought it would work really well with the Nail Jewellery. Unfortunately, when I layered the two polishes the Oil Slick just turned into a flat gold colour. I was a little disappointed but still think the Nail Jewellery looks really good over gold so I wasn’t too upset with how these turned out!
This was my first try at a cling film manicure. I used the tutorial by Leanne at Do Not Refreeze which was really easy to follow and it was so quick to do. I like the effect but think next time I will use more contrasting colours to make the marbling look more obvious.