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Lounging in Leopard Print

Hi guys! I was feeling a little stuck for inspiration as to what to do with my nails today. So I decided to try out the ol’ faithful leopard print, but with a new twist!

I decided to try and replicate the pattern on my cardigan, sort of a grey and white patchy background with the black print on top. So I thought I’d give the tissue-blotting method a try! I started by painting a base coat of grey, a George nail varnish in colour 64, Witchcraft.

Once it was completely dry, I painted each nail one by one in white, immediately blotting most of it off with a scrunched up price of tissue paper before the white could dry. This alone left a pretty cool effect! Take a look!

Then, once this layer was dry, I stamped on my fave leopard print, using the Konad classics, image plate m57 and black special stamping polish.

Seal with a top coat of Seche Vite, (the single best top coat in the world), and voila! Printy Perfection!

What d’you think?
H xXx

Barbie Pink and Swirly Stars!

Hey guys!
I need to get better at this blogging business! I’ve done my nails a bunch of times since my last post, but didn’t think any of them were blog-worthy. So for now I thought I’d just put up a photo or two of what today’s nails look like :)

Pink! So very pink! This is one from a multipack I got for Christmas, from the 17 collection at Boots stores. I’ve posted about another from this collection before, and mentioned I was annoyed that the polishes have no individual name labels on the bottles. Booo! Poor form. Anyways, I didn’t realise quite how pink it actually was, as the colour looks different in the bottle to how it wears. But I’ve decided I love how it looks on the nail! It is very shockingly-pink, and pretty enough to be worn on its own! But you know me, I can’t resist a cheeky little stamp!

And with the flash on it looks EVEN BRIGHTER!!

Pink pink pink! I feel especially girly today. I’m gonna have to wear this colour again, it’s making me all cheerful and smiley! :)
H xXx

Valentine’s nail (he)art!

Happy Valentine’s Day, everybody!
Today I’ve got just a little post to show you my super cute V-day nails!

Nothing too fancy! Just a simple off-white base coat using Sally Hansen, 410 Lavender Cloud, then layering a bunch of stamps (taken from various Bundle Monster plates) using Barry M, 279 Bright Pink and a red nail varnish from Boots’s 17 collection, which annoyingly has no name label on it!

I love clashing pinks and reds on Valentine’s day! And even though I smudged it a bit when putting on a top coat, I still think it looks totes adorable!

Have a nice day, lovebugs!
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