So I was behind a bit on nail designs lately…what’s better to catch up than just using 5 different colours?
This design is so Nail Dummy proof, all you need is enough bold shades of polish and, if you’d follow exactly what I did, a couple of cute starry studs.
I chose mostly cheaper colours – all together this costs less than one bottle of fancy polish, which means you have no excuse for not buying them!
The blue is a favourite of mine, Sinful Colors’ Sinful Shine ‘Endless Blue’. Next up, the yellow by Essence, ‘Little Miss Sunshine’. My middle fingers are painted with Catrice ‘I’m not a greenager’. Followed by the cheapest but arguably the best colour red, Wet ‘n’ Wild ‘I red a good book’. Last but certainly not least, the orange. It’s by an awesome natural polish brand called Piggy Paint. Not only non-toxic and kid friendly, it’s also just great stuff to paint on! It’s targeted towards mothers to get for their young girls, which is great but I’m still 12 inside so I can use it as well 😉 The orange I used here’s called ‘Mac-n-cheese please’.
To finish it off, I stuck on the starry studs completely random while the polish was still wet, to make it ultra playful. Some top coat over it, and done are these happy hands! 🙂
Hello ladies and a couple of gents, I’m home at last for a full 8 weeks, so I’ll have more time to blog again! This week I was working in Madrid, Spain which inspired me to do something in their flag colours red and yellow, and being busy as I was that quickly turned into a leopard design.
I’ve done a couple of other leopard prints on this blog so it’s not very new and original, however it’s still very on trend and I love the design, regardless of the colour combo used.
For this particular design I took Barry M’m Gelish in red, did 2 coats of that and let dry. Next, I took a black nail art pen (mine’s from Claire’s) to draw the leopard ‘C’ shapes and occasional dot and stripe. Make sure you get a real nail pain and not just nail art polish with a long thin brush – I find it LOADS easier to really draw it on.
Once the stripes are dry, I coloured in the spots with Hello Kitty ‘Banana Cream’, quite spot on name for this creamy yellow. I admit to having bought this just because I thought the bottle was cute, but this colour actually is really nice.
As last step, but not least important considering I used a nail art pen for this design, I sealed it in with a generous coat of Seche Vite top coat (you can use any other fast drying top coat as well). I almost patted it on to avoid smudging.
Happy rest of your weekend!
I couldn’t bear the thought of having to leave the house showing my nail fail of last night, so I decided to change them just now. I’ve a party to attend tonight, so anything looking less than good is a complete no-no!
Luckily inspiration was found quickly. I finally bought a pair of Onitsuka Tiger sneakers in their classic yellow and black colours – this combination of theirs was initially made famous in the 1970’s by Bruce Lee, and made a major comeback in the 2000’s when Quentin Tarantino dressed Uma Thurman up as Bruce Lee for the Kill Bill series.
To my surprise, my husband of all people made a comment: ‘I think I like you more with bold nails’. If he says so, it must be true 😉 And yes, personally I agree! I LOVE a good pop colour any day over nudes, so time to throw in a little extra nail time. I decided to go full-on neon, no tricks included. I played with some stars but to be honest, this China Glaze ‘Yellow Polka Dot Bikini’s so neon, that (when using it as base colour) anything else would make it look over-the-top.