Mish-Mash Nail Art

Hi again!

Today I’ve got a bit of an eclectic manicure to show you. It definitely grew on me after I finished it, but I’m still not 100% sure on it. My partner picked out three colours for me to put together while he was at work, so I raked through my box of nail varnish and found these beauties:

Mint – New Look polish I believe?, Avon – Navy and a nameless, brandless orange pastel. And here is the look I made from the three of them!

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I am so happy with the way the leopard print turned out! Really like it being only on half my nails too, it doesn’t look too cluttered on the nail then.  Sometimes with leopard print (it’s a go-to design of mine) I feel that it can look too messy when there’s too much of it on the one nail. But only having it on half of a nail makes it look very sophisticated.

I don’t like the way the polka dots turned out, in my head it was much nicer. But we all make mistakes and learn from them right??

Have you ever made a mistake that you left on your nails? Let me know in the comments 🙂

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Owl Nail Art

Today’s post is going to be showing you all one of my favourite designs to do on nails – OWLS! I know there seems to be a trend of owls just now (at least in the UK there is) and one of my friends is obsessed to the point of everything she gets now has to be owls or owl related. Yeah they’re cute, but I don’t think I’d like everything covered in owls… Saying that, we just bought – well the boyfriend convinced me to really – a gorgeous pink owl door stop last week. But that’s not to say I’m going to go all owl-crazy! It did inspire me to go back to this design though, since I’ve not done it in possibly over a year. I love the look of them on nails, especially when you can see natural nail on the top ❤ Beautiful!

Ok, ramble over, onto the picture!

 

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I used all Barry M nail polishes for this manicure (listed in the same order they’re in the picture) – Teal, Cosmic Glow (from their magnetic collection), Papaya (Gelly), a limited edition wax finish pink and Plum (Gelly) were the colours I used for the owls. I then added in the ears and stomachs with Gold and Silver nail foils, the beaks were Block Orange, and then the eyes were done with the Nail Art Pens in black and white. It was so much fun to use all one brand for such a colourful manicure!

 

I originally saw a manicure similar to this when I was browsing the internet back before I started documenting my manicures, which inspired me to recreate it. The post I found it on was this one here by Let Them Have Polish (Cristina is ammmmmaaaazing, go visit her site!) way back in 2011 :O

Can’t believe it’s been over 2 years since I’ve been painting nails… I feel I have really come on a lot since then, but definitely can improve much more. I aim to get my photography skills up a bit too, because the quality of the photo can make all the difference.

 

Do you have a favourite manicure that you always fall back on when you’re stuck? Or love owls?! Let me know in the comments 🙂 

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Matte Glitter Mani

Hey guys! Today’s manicure was a mixture of most of my favourites: pastel colours, matte and glitter!

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The yellow I used was by Barry M, as was the glitter top coat. I sped up the drying process (glitters can sometimes take forever and a day to dry) with Sally Hansen Fast Dry Topcoat, then topped it all off with Rimmel’s Matte Topcoat.

Words cannot describe how much I love this matte top coat, it’s so smooth to touch, and I love the way it makes everything very matte. Sometimes matte topcoats can just dry chalky, but I feel that this one is a nice finish.

Bit of back story: my boyfriend picked this glitter out one day for me – Barry M’s confetti collection, the blue and yellow one – I looooove it! He always picks me the nicest colours ^_^

Barry M is definitely my favourite brand (so far) of nail varnish that is readily available in the UK. Rimmel’s Pro collection is new to me, but I am certainly beginning to fall head over heels with it. So poor Barry better watch out or it’ll be getting kicked off the top spot! 😉 

 

What’s your favourite brand of nail varnish where you live?