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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.

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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…

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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

GLITT-ARRGH!

TODAY’S POST WILL BE IN SHOUTY CAPS-LOCK! BECAUSE I AM ANNOYED! EXPECT LOTS OF EXCLAMATION MARKS TOO!!!

I AM POSTING TO SHARE WITH ALL OF YOU THE FRUSTRATION I HAVE WITH MY ONGOING LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH GLITTER NAIL VARNISH! LOVE HOW IT LOOKS, HATE TAKING IT OFF!!

HERE IS WHAT MY NAILS LOOKED LIKE, PRETTY NICE I THOUGHT! I LIKE PURPLE!

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I SAW ON A NAIL BLOG ONCE, A SUPER EFFECTIVE WAY TO REMOVE NAIL VARNISH! TEAR UP COTTON WOOL BALLS, SOAK IN NAIL VARNISH REMOVER, AND LEAVE ON YOUR NAILS FOR A FEW MINUTES! THEN REMOVE WITH ONE SWIFT MOVEMENT, PINCHING DOWNWARDS ON THE NAIL FROM CUTICLE TO TIP! MAKE SURE THE WOOL IS REALLY SOAKED IN REMOVER!

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HOWEVER, WHEN I CAME TO REMOVE IT ABOUT 3 MINUTES LATER I WAS LEFT WITH THIS!!

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WORKED ON SOME NAILS, BUT NOT ALL!! ARRRGGHH! SKIP FORWARD ABOUT 10 MINUTES OF FURIOUS SCRUBBING WITH A STANDARD COTTON WOOL PAD SOAKED IN REMOVER, AND EVENTUALLY IT ALL CAME OFF! BUT IT’S JUST SO STUBBORN!!

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AND THEN EVEN ONCE ALL THE GLITTER HAD COME OFF MY NAILS, THERE WAS LOADS ALL OVER MY FINGERS AND HANDS!! GAH! RANT RANT RANT! I CAN NEVER RESIST A PRETTY GLITTER THOUGH, SO I WILL INEVITABLY FIND MYSELF IN THIS STRUGGLE AGAIN SOON!
IF ANYONE CAN OFFER ANY OTHER TIPS OR ADVICE ON HOW TO BETTER REMOVE GLITTER, PLEASE DO LET ME KNOW!
Thankyou! <3
H xXx

Cutest Cupcakes EVER!

Hey guys!
Today’s post is for my Little Sister, Jessica! When she’s not too busy being the most awesome little sis in the world, she has been known to bake a few delicious cupcakes here and there.
So I thought I’d do an adorable cupcake manicure in her honour! For Jessie!

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How did I create this sickly-sweet, totally cute work of art, you ask? I’ll show you!
Step 1:- First, apply a thin base coat. Then, using a strip of Sellotape, section off the end of your nails leaving a little more room than if you were doing French Tips.

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Step 2:- Using Barry M – Bright Pink and Models Own – Lilac Dream, use a nail art brush to paint thin vertical stripes down the ends your nails.

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You should be left with something like this…

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Step 3:- Using my White nail art pen, I added some icing to the cupcakes.

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Step 4:- I decided they still weren’t quite cute enough, so added some cartoon faces with my black nail art pen, and rosey pink cheeks as sprinkles! Topped off with a sprinkle on the top!

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Finally, seal using a clear top coat to prolong the life of your manicure and VOILA! The world’s cutest cupcake nails (if I do say so myself) for the world’s best sister!
H xXx

Disappointing start

Well, this is unfortunate! I come to write my first proper blog entry, and I break a nail.
I know what you’re thinking, “ermahgerd, I broke a nerrrl”, but srsly, SO annoying. And I’d just got them all the same length as well! Fartybums. It’s always the ring-finger nail that breaks! Stupid stumpy nail :(

Anyways, ignoring that little set back (nobody likes you, stupid stumpy nail!), look at the pretty theme I went with today!

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Purple Hologram Zebra!

For the base I used “BarryM – Bright Purple“. LOVE this colour! This is just one coat.

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Then on top I did a zebra stripe stamp using “Glitter Gal – Black 3D/Holo“.

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I adore this holographic polish! Wish I had more of them, but I had to order it from Australia and the combined price with P&P cost more than I’m willing to admit for a single polish! Definitely the most expensive one I own (and one of the prettiest!)

So I guess that’s it for the first post! Tell me what you think!

H xXx