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Here you will see all of our nail art. They are all done by us and are free hand.
We hope you like them and try them all out yourself!

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Alice and Sophie

Sunday, 31 March 2013


Happy Easter!

It's officially Easter Sunday (after all that changing the clocks and losing an hour confusion!) so we can officially eat chocolate all day without it being frowned upon!

I'm away in Devon with the boyfriend, dog and my family and today we will be eating mostly, I imagine.
Later my sister and I will be hiding all the little eggs and furry chicks around the garden for the Easter Egg hunt for the kids...making sure the dog doesn't find them first! And we're having a big BBQ this afternoon.

Sophie's and my Easter nail designs sum up Easter and Spring for me. Baby chicks & bunnies, speckled eggs and pastel colours.
We've both used Barry M's great pastel shades, including their new textured effect nail polish. Sophie used their blue and pink textured effect. And used their green and yellow.
(I think the textured yellow on the chick and pink on the bunny work especially well, making them look all fuzzy and cute!)

What do you think of our Easter designs? Has anyone tried any Hot Cross Bun nail art? What sums up Easter for you?

Wednesday, 20 March 2013


We thought we'd treat you to another cheeky post today!

I mentioned in our last one (Red Nose Day nails) that Soph and I are quite busy with work and other bits & bobs at the moment. But we have agreed to squeeze in some nail art time whenever we can and keep writing blog posts as often as possible.
It's coming up to Cute.AS.Nails' 1 year anniversary in May and we are so grateful for all the wonderful feedback, compliments, followers and views that have gained in that time. That is why we hope you can bear with us for now but continue to look to our blog for inspiration and tips in everything nails!!

Now, these Paisley print inspired nails actually took me about an hour to do!! But I think they are totally worth it.
It mainly took that long because I decided to use Shellac colours instead of regular nail polish. With CND Shellac products (and like all other Gel products) you cure each layer under a UV lamp so a full Shellac manicure alone can take around 40 minutes.
I wanted to keep this design on for a while without any chips or scratches which is why I opted for the gel polishes instead. And the decision (and the time put in!) paid off because they are still looking shiny and chip free as I type!
(Products used are: Cnd Shellac Base Coat & Top Coat, Cnd Shellac in 'Fedora' and for detail Cnd Shellac 'Studio White' + nail art brush)

Below I've also added a photo of some of my Paisley print inspiration that I think are really beautiful and show that Paisley works in every colour and on any canvas! Whether its a gorgeous silk scarf, Henna on your skin or a repeat print on your nails :)

What do you think about Paisley? Have you tried similar designs on your nails? What colour combo's did you go for?

Wednesday, 13 March 2013


Red Nose Day 2013 is fast approaching so, of course, we have some themed nail art to celebrate the occasion.
This Friday 15th March is officially the day for doing 'something funny for money' so whether its pence or pounds, hair removal or a bake off - good for you!
Sophie and I wish we'd been a bit more organised and planned a nail art fund raiser. We've both been so busy over the last month with work so unfortunately we just haven't had time, hence the lack of blog posts too, so massive apologies for that also!
But I hope these Comic Relief nails can make up for it just a little!!

I've used nail art paints in black and white, with Barry M's bright red to create these. As you can see I've included the recognisable name of the day on the thumb nail, red nose spots and the 2013 face of one of the red noses that you can buy in the shops.