Friday, 27 February 2015

Stamped Daisies

If you want quick nail art in a fix, then stamping is the way to go. However stamping is not actually as easy as it looks, but for once, I kept it simple and came up with these stamped daisies! These were super simple and quick to do, it took me about 10 minutes per hand, so that's like a 4 minute mile for me :P

Thursday, 26 February 2015

My cat has been foiled - Nail Art

I'm getting busier in my everyday life which is cutting into my nail art time. I can't dare to bare my nails but I can't spend ages each week painting them just to have them chip off a day or two later. This is where gel nail polish come in. This awesome invention means I can wear a mani for a few weeks with no chips (if I apply it correctly). All I have to do is not get bored with a design :P

Monday, 23 February 2015

Purple Swirly Galaxy

Today I have some nails I did for an instagram competition to show you. The theme was purple and I created a swirl drag marble design, then decided it looked slightly like a galaxy, so added stars. I kind of wish I had left it swirly though because I think I liked it better then but whatever, they're still cool.

Galaxy Nails

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Textured Glitter Gradient

Ok, so I actually brought these nail polishes with the intention of doing this nail art (and also because they looked like the most perfect colours ever). I have to say, oh my gosh! I am totally in love with this gradient! Absolutely no polish buying regrets! (But then again I'm likely to never have issues with buying polish haha).

Gradient Nails

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Sunday Swatch Time - Picture Polish - Tiffany

It's swatch Sunday and finally we're ditching pink and red polishes for something different. On my nails today is Tiffany by Picture Polish, which is a pretty blue creme polish to match Tiffany and Co. packaging. I don't own anything Tiffany and Co. to compare, but I can guarantee this is the case.

Picture Polish - Tiffany

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Quatrefoil Nails

I was feeling the need for something girly today and wanted to do something for Valentine's day that didn't include hearts or love puns. After a few failed attempts, I finally managed a very delicate quatrefoil design that I was very happy with.


Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Knitted Inspiration Nail Art

Let's call this a collaboration between my Mum and I. My nail art here was inspired by some gloves my Mum knitted, using wool we dyed together. You can check out my Mum's knitting blog, Knitographical, because eventually she'll put up proper pictures of the gloves (and wool and everything). Until then, you can see sneak peaks of the gloves in my pictures and see how they inspired my nail art.

Knitted Inspiration nail art

Monday, 9 February 2015

Delicate French Tips

In continuation of my stamping practice, I decided to pull out my white Celestial Cosmetics stamping polish and create a delicate design for Valentines Day. To do this I used a lace stamping pattern, added some freehand french tips and finally the freehand hearts and dots. In my opinion these are a very non obtrusive form of nail art and would be perfect as simple bridal nails. 

French Tip Nail Art

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Mosaic Hearts

Ok, so it was my aim to keep up a theme of pink and red polishes until Feb 14th. Today's nail art fails that completely. However it does still keep in the theme of Valentine's Day with a funky heart, so I think it's forgivable. So introducing my Valentine's Day mosaic hearts.

Mosaic Heart Nail Art

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Sunday Swatch Time - Prettypots Polish - Snowstorm Paramour

It's Sunday and you know what that means? It's time for another swatch! Today's swatch is the pretty in pink, Snowstorm Paramour by Pretty Pots Polish.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Love Birds

I'm the kind of person who skips the basics and goes straight to the harder things, well at least when it comes to stamping. I really haven't had much practice when it comes to stamped nails, but I really wanted to use my chevron stamp pattern and do gradient stamping, so this is the result! Oh plus added love birds because of this months theme.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Sideways Armoured Ruffian

In keeping with the theme, today's nails had to be pink but I wanted to give them a little edge. I did that literally by way of a sideways ruffian and studs because who said pink can't be edgy.

Sideways Ruffian

Sunday, 1 February 2015