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! 

Thursday 1 March 2018

Do It With Feeling

I've recently been watching The Bold Type on Amazon Prime**, and so when the opportunity arose to work with Amazon for an Instagram post on these nails, I couldn't resist doing one of my favourite quotes from the show. 'If you can't do it with feeling, don't'. Obviously the full quote didn't fit but I love the phrase 'do it with feeling' on it's own too. 

If you've been following me for a while (and by a while I mean... more than 5 years) you might remember that I used to do some of my designs with ink pens rather than brushes or tools. Well today I'm bringing back the old school, because the quote is written with my favourite Muji pens, just like in the old days. I haven't used anything except a Muji pen to write with since I was about 14, so it makes sense that I'd use them for my nails too!