Friday, 30 November 2012
So these are the start of our Christmas nails. A bit of an assortment here with some snow flakes and fairisle and, of course, some glitter! For these I used Barry M Retro Red which I got free from Boots when I bought two other polishes - a good excuse to buy more nail polish! I have also used their Gelly Nail Paint in Watermelon - we tested these out previously which you can see here. Finally for the glitter I used one of their new Christmas paints which are from Superdrug and Boots. For the detailing I used my Models Own White nail art pen.
I hope you're all starting your Christmas shopping and have put some lovely glittery nail paints on your Christmas list!!
Have a great week!!
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Today's nails are done using Barry M's Grey and a Rio nail art pen in this lime neon green. I don't usually chose either of these colours first out of my nail polish collection but I fancied something different today and I love the two colours together because they are so random!! And to continue the random colour combo I chose to do different designs on each nail using dots and lines - easy to do with a thin nail art pen/brush. Rio nail art pens are the ones I always tend to go for and they cost £4.95 each or you can get sets of 8 different colours for £24.99 from their website.
I used a good clear Models Own top coat to finish them off nicely.
Send us your random designs and colour combinations - we'd love to see them.
Happy Tuesday x
Saturday, 24 November 2012
To celebrate our birthdays I have done some cute balloon nails. I didn't want to do a bunch of balloons so I just did one balloon gradually floating away. For the base colour I used one of my favourite Barry M blues - Blue Moon. I did 2 coats as it is quite an opaque colour. For the balloon I used my pink nail art pen from Tantrum and the black and while detail I used Models Own.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend and if it's your birthday too then HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
This week starts and ends with mine and Sophie's birthdays - Yey!! Happy Birthday for yesterday Soph :)
And I am off to Paris for mine this weekend which is why I couldn't resist trying some France inspired nail art today.
The red is Rimmel Lycra Pro Nail Polish. It's such a gorgeous colour, plus it has a thicker and flatter 'Maxi Brush' which makes application quick and easy. I used two coats of this with a clear top coat using Barry M's clear base/top coat.
The base of my ring finger is Essie - white and I used some red, white, blue and black nail art pens to draw the Eiffel Tower, little heart, and French flag colour stripes on my the thumb nail.
These have definitely got me very excited about going! I hope you like them.
Have a lovely day everyone!
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Helloooooooo readers!! I hope you all had a nice weekend...some of you may have started your Christmas shopping which is always exciting whereas, i'm useless and haven't come close to starting!
Today I have some wintery nails for you as it's starting to get rather chilly. For these I used Models Own Pinky Grey which you can get from here and also their nail art pens which I used to create the snowflake. For the glitter I just sprinkled it on quite thickly at the bottom of my nail and lighter on the way up, tapping off the excess after. The gold lines are with Barry M gold effects which you can get from here. These are easy, wintery and great for catching peoples eye!
I hope you like them and give them a go!
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
We hope everybody enjoyed ooo-ing and aaah-ing at Guy Fawks night yesterday/over the weekend!! I love a big bonfire, watching some amazing fireworks, sparklers and all the food that goes with bonfire night.
So today, although a day late, these are my firework nails. The base is Barry M Black Glitter. I love it because it has a sparkle in with the glossy black colour so for this theme it acts as the starry sky. I used Kiss nail art pen in a silver sparkle for the main lines in the fireworks on my ring and thumb nail. Over the top of this I used Barry M Aqua Glitter and Copper to add some extra colour to it.
Have a lovely day everyone!! Wrap up warm and get those finger-less mittens out to show off your nail art!
Friday, 2 November 2012
Happy happy Friday!!!! Yay!!
Today is the final Halloween nails day and to end it I have some blood splatter nails! For these I used Barry M Nude for the base and Tantrum nail art pen for the splatter. To do these i used the straw blowing method... Although I didn't have a straw so I improvised and used a pen without the ink and ends. So all you do is dip one end in the red polish and then blow through the pen/straw. I found the best splatter happened when you blow with force (there's no easy way to word that without sounding slightly rude)!
Anyway... Have a lovely weekend! Enjoy any Halloween parties you may be going to!
Thursday, 1 November 2012
But I thought of a way to get the girls involved too. Movember nail art!!
So today I've chosen to draw 4 different 'Mo's' on my nails because, let's face it every man can style theirs in a different way! I've used Barry M-Nude again for the base and a black & red nail art pen for the rest. I <3 movember!!
So we are looking forward to seeing your mo themed nail art to show your support to all those guys out there that have ditched the razor - & not forgetting the poor girls who will be putting up with them :) but it's all for an excellent cause!!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone x