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Summery Silhouettes!

The other day I was feeling super summery, and longing for some sunshine! I decided to break out some of my brightest nail varnishes, and this is what I came up with:-

It reminds me of an exotic sunset! Really makes me wanna go on holiday. Here’s how I did it: I started with a BRIGHT orange base, Models Own, Hed Kandi. Even with the flash off, it’s still so vibrant!

Then I sponged on some hot pink, which doesn’t have a name on the bottle but is a Kelly Brook polish that came with some nail caviar beads of the same colour.

It can be quite messy! But you can easily clean the edges up by dipping a cotton bud in some nail varnish remover. Or I strongly recommend getting your hands on some Leighton Denny, nail corrector fluid. Best Christmas present ever! It seems to just dissolve nail varnish on contact! Amazing. Then I added a black palm tree using my nail varnish pen and a couple of silhouettes of birds, and bam! Bright, summery, holiday nails!
H xXx

Gorgeous Green Gradient!

So, today I’m gonna show you a mani that genuinely surprised me.
I’m not the biggest fan of the colour green. I mean, it’s alright and everything, but I’m not that bowled over by green. But I wanted to do something different, so I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried to come up with something green that I wouldn’t hate. Sometimes I like to challenge myself. And I came up with this, and I actually absolutely love it!!

I started with a neon green base coat, and hated it. So I thought I’d cover it up with some ombré fading to black.

Hmmm, it’s alright, but so very green! I wanted to cover it with some sort of stamp. And I’m actually thrilled with the results! The more I look at it, the more I love it!

I feel all inspired!! So I want to inspire all of you, too! Step out of your comfort zones, readers! You might find something you quite like!
(and on that motivational note, I shall bid you adieu, and go stare at my nails some more)

H xXx

The 5 minute mani

Hey guys!
This is just a quick post to show you a Mani that I wore for literally 5 minutes yesterday.
I’m not sure exactly what I was trying to achieve, I was just playing around with stuff. It took me about half an hour to make, but literally as it was still drying I received a new nail varnish in the post and immediately had to try it!! So I swiftly took this one off and put my new surprise nail varnish on. Ever more proof that I have more free time than sense.

Ta daa! I started with a pale lilac base coat, sponged on some darker lilac ombré around the tips, followed by a pearly shimmer, then to top it off I freehanded some squiggles on with a deep purple using a thin nail art brush. Here’s the colours I used…

For the brief few moments that I wore it, someone suggested it looked kind of like an underwater scene. So maybe I’ll try it again some time with blues and greens instead.
Even though it didn’t last long, it’s all practice!
Ciao for nao!
H xXx

Ombré Safari!

Hey guys! So, lastnight I spent like over an hour doing this mani. I was bored and wanted something to do, so kept doing more and more to my nails! Building up the layers and layers of crazy.
How much is too much to have going on at once? I don’t know, but I think I came pretty close! Let me show you what I’m talking about…

I used a zillion different nail varnishes for this one, so rather than list them all I’m gonna be lazy and just post a photo of all the ones I used.

I used 3 shades for each nail, light-medium-dark. Then I used my black Konad stamping polish on top.
So first I painted the lightest colours on my nails as a base…

Then I sponged-on the medium shade for each colour, starting about a third of the way down my nail from the cuticle. Then finally sponged-on the darkest shade on the tips! This is what it looked like before stamping…

It doesn’t blend quite as well as I’d hoped, especially on my thumb, so I thought covering it up with stamps might add some extra detail and make it less noticeable!

And this is my finished product! I think it’s pretty funky :p what do you think?
H xXx