Thursday, 19 April 2018

Multicoloured French

Hey everyone! Sorry for the recent radio silence, I’ve had A LOT going on, I don’t want to tell you anything just yet because I don’t want to jinx it (it’s not blogging related so I’m not doing the whole “oh I can’t tell you yet because it’s a secret” thing don’t worry!) but once it’s finalised I will probably not shut up about it. So enjoy the silence while it lasts! 

Today’s nails were inspired by someone I think... which is probably the vaguest thing I’ve ever said on here but I won’t lie - I painted these almost a year ago and I have no recollection of what made me do them! This blogpost is full of vague and unhelpful statements I’m sorry! 

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Negative Space Floral Studs

Do you ever just see a design on Instagram/Pinterest (or wherever) and instantly know that you have to recreate it? Because that's what happened to me with these nails. I saw these nails by Mikutsutaya and instantly fell in love. Mine are nowhere near as elegant as hers, but I still love how they turned out.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Gelish Royal Temptations - Review and Swatches

Hey everyone! Hope you enjoyed the super long Easter Weekend, I certainly made the most of it with a spring clean but also a few days of chilling out. I feel much more refreshed! 

Today I've got the gorgeous Gelish - Royal Temptations Collection* to show you. I've made no secrets of my love of Gelish, and this collection is no different. I really feel that the formula of the new bottles is so much better than the old, so much so that I've pretty much stopped using all my old bottles! Read on for my thoughts on the collection. 

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Hedgehogs In Love

Hey everyone! Are you as excited for the bank holiday weekend as I am? 4 days off! I can’t wait. I was planning on doing nothing but my diary is already starting to fill up with mundane tasks, hopefully I can find plenty of time for nails! 

This design was meant to be for Valentine's Day but I completely forgot to post them until it was too late, so instead I decided to do the complete opposite and instead wait long enough that they wouldn’t be associated with Valentine’s... and here we are! 

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Heard It On The Grapevine

Hey everyone! Can you believe it's almost the end of the month? March has gone so quickly, and I can't wait to have a long weekend for Easter! To celebrate what should be the start of spring (why is it still so damn cold?) I wanted to do some light and spring like nails. I wasn't really sure where I was going with these (which is often a theme with my designs if you hadn't noticed!) I just knew I wanted to do some grape nails, but they looked a bit plain with just grapes so I ended up adding some vines and it definitely made the design work 100% better. 

Fun fact: did you know grapes are a berry? And if you did know that... don't tell me and make me feel like an idiot for having to google it! 

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Mice and Cheese

Happy Tuesday everyone! I've got something slightly different from the usual florals and patterns today with this mice and cheese design. I saw a few similar ideas floating around on Pinterest, and I stumbled across this design, and I loved the idea so much that I had to recreate it. I tried these first on false nails to see how they looked, and I must admit my first attempt was slightly better than these, but I hope you still like them! 

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Detailed Pink Florals

When I posted my Gold Lilac Rose nails the other week, I said that I wanted to recreate them in pink, and I couldn't resist doing that straight away. I decided to play around with them a bit more and this time I did the roses using acrylic paints, as I never really use acrylic paints anymore and I thought I'd see how they looked. They were super easy to work with, but I think I got a bit carried away with the roses and I don't quite like them as much as the last ones - practice makes perfect I guess! I also added polka dots and hearts rather than gold foil this time, and I like how it brings these a fresh look... although I do miss the gold foil a bit I must admit!