Monday, 20 April 2015

'Dry Brush' Nail Art

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a lovely weekend, I spent mine editing and relaxing. I've got quite a lot of posts for you this week, I just hope I can find the time to write them as I have a lot planned. I wish I was the type of person to be able to write multiple blog posts in one go but I just can't bring myself to do it, I prefer to write them on the day so that they're relevant, even if I dont say much. I think I'm going to write a couple today though, just in case!

Today's design is the first time I have tried the 'dry brush' technique which I've seen a number of bloggers create. I also saw a tutorial on Chalkboard Nails, although she calls it 'distressed' nail art. You can see the tutorial here. I wasn't really sure where I was going with the colour scheme, I wanted to use some of the OPI - Hawaii collection*, and I chose a few others that I had in front of me and it ended up being quite hippy-ish. These have grown on me more since I did them, I was debating whether to add yellow to them as well but I'm glad that I didn't now.


Thursday, 16 April 2015

Grey Hearts

Hey everyone! This is my second attempt at writing and posting this. Yesterday I wrote it all out and then my internet went down for 45 minutes and I was too tired and angry to rewrite it once it came back on. Hopefully this time will be a bit better! I'll be sad to leave my uni flat because of my friends but I definitely will not miss the terrible wifi, it drives me mad. Today's nails are some nails I created a really long time ago, over 6 months ago in fact. I'd completely forgotten I did them and when browsing my nail art folder on my laptop I came across the photos and decided it was finally time for them to see the light of day (or night, as it's currently 1am). I've spent today doing lots of nail art and reviews so I have a lot more to show you soon than I have been doing recently.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Tutorial: Butterflies For Divine Caroline

Hey everyone! Can you believe I've never done butterfly nails? (Unless I'm going crazy haha - correct me if I'm wrong). They're such a typical "girly" design that they aren't really my usual thing, I'm not a big pink fan and I definitely don't own anything with butterflies on. But I do think they look good on nail art, and I decided it was about time that I created some. I also did a tutorial for these nails which you can see here at Divine Caroline. I wore these for quite a few days and I couldn't stop staring at them, I think I'll be trying them again with different colours.


What do you think? Let me know in the comments!
Alice

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Summer Blues

Hey everyone! The weather here has FINALLY been sunny and it's been so nice to be able to go out and do stuff over the past few days and not be drenched/windswept when I get back in. I've been having a few days relaxing to celebrate finishing my dissertation and it's been so nice to just not have to worry about it for the first time in months. Today's nails are some summer flower gradients I created for Divine Caroline, I also have a tutorial on their website for you to use if you want to create these yourself.


What do you think? Let me know in the comments!
Alice

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Happy Easter!

Hey everyone! I hope you've all had a lovely easter weekend, I still had to work Saturday but I got Sunday off so it's fine. I've had a really relaxing day, especially now I've finally finished my dissertation! I feel so relieved. Today's nails are some quick easter nails I created for Avon. I was going to do all the nails patterned but I ended up liking it on alternate nails, so I left them like that. I think skittle nails always work well for Easter as well, especially in pastel.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

March Monthly Favourites

Hey everyone! It's been a while since I last did a monthly favourites post. In fact, the last one was all the way back in October! But I decided that it was time to bring it back, especially as I'm home from university for Easter and it's a lot easier to take the photos at home! (AKA my dad takes the photos for me haha). My March favourites feature quite a few nail polishes, including the Speedy Quick Dry Collection* from Barry M, and I'll Make It Fit* from the Gelish Cinderella Trends collection. I've also got Easy Nails Fast and Fruity Nail Polish Remover, and Barry M's Orion Gelly Hi Shine Lipgloss.* Last but not least I have this gorgeous Classic Sheffield Lady* watch from Daniel Wellington, which is my new favourite accessory. Click below to find out why these were my favourites this month.


Friday, 27 March 2015

Avon Mineral Crush Gradient

Hey everyone! Sorry for the radio silence this week, I've been hard at work actually writing my dissertation. Yes, actual words. I've spent so long researching that it's actually kind of relieving to be writing it now, and I've already written 6000 words, which is more than half way there. I'm on track to be finished a week early, where I can hopefully finally catch up with all my blogging-related things! I'm so excited to finally be done.  Anyway, today's nails are done using the new Mineral Crush* collection from Avon, I was really impressed with these actually and the gradient was so easy to create with them. They are textured, which I'm not a huge fan of, but I just added topcoat and I think they look great now. I always love textured polishes that just look awesome with topcoat.