Saturday 13 April 2013

Then and Now: Week 16

Hey everyone! Recently there's been a new 'tag' on instagram called 'themanithatstarteditall' and I was 'tagged' to do it. So I decided to incorporate it into this week's Then and Now post. So today's design were the first nails I ever took a picture of, and I remember that I was super proud of them. I have created a tutorial for this design so please let me know if you want to see it! As always, the 'Then' post will be after the jump! 

As usual, there's a significant jump in quality. And also my ability to use top coat, but aside from that I think the original design wasn't too bad.

Another reason I chose to do these nails this week was because of the reemergence of nail art pens back into my life. This design was originally done with nail art pens, and I was apprehensive to recreate it with a brush, as I'm still not very confident with brushes. So the new Barry M nail art pens were the perfect opportunity for me to recreate these. 

For this design I used the same base colour as with the original design; Rimmel - Perfect Plum. I used the pink and white Barry M nail art pens for the flowers and filled in the blue with Essence - that's what I mint (can you tell I'm obsessed with this colour?) 

For the first time in a very long time I also decided to brave it and do my right hand, I normally just have a solid colour on there, and I was so pleased with how it came out that I decided to show you a picture. I've never shown you my right hand before, ever, so enjoy!

Let me know what you think in the comments! Alice


  1. I can't believe you don't normal put art on your right hand, I'm actually a little bit sad!! You are amazing at nail art and should do both. This design looks good on both, I often find my wrong hand looks better as I concentrate more. You should try it more :) x

  2. I think they both look really good! I prefer the darker blue from the original mani though, I think, but I love the updated look too.
    I NEED to get my hands on those nail art pens!

  3. so pretty! i love those designs! :) fantastic job!

  4. I love this design, so simple yet so fun! Makes me want to get some nail art pens myself and start going crazy with some designs on my own nails lol. Great manicure.

  5. I'm shocked you never do nail art on your right hand! Well, that makes me feel a little better not gonna lie! Here I was struggling to do my right hand and thinking everyone else is just amazing, but it's kinda reassuring to learn you struggle with it too. I love the design by the way. It's perfect for spring!

  6. Phew!

    I always wondered about some of the more intricate designs on nail blogs: "WOW for the dominant hand, how do they do the non-dominant one - I'm shaky with just the solid paint!"

    Good to know I'm not alone :) .

    1. And the design is really lovely ^_^ .

  7. Gorgeous design!
    And I can't believe how your dominant hand looks, it looks just as good as your non-dominant!

  8. Such a cute mani, looks great! I love this then and now posts!

  9. i love these nails, looks great

  10. Wow you have improved so much. I love this mani it is so cute!

  11. Very cool theme...then and it! I love this mani too. Both your then and your now versions look great.

    I use my right/dominate/non-picture hand as my practice runs, so I know how to proceed with my left/non-dominate/picture hand.

  12. LOL. Slight difference! Love this design!

  13. Would definitely love to see the tutorial...beautiful nail art!


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