Do you ever get so taken by a manicure that you have to try it straight away? That is exactly what happened to me today when I saw Anna’s nails earlier today. They are a replica of Evanora’s nails from the new Oz The Great and Powerful movie.
For this manicure I don’t think it really matters what polish I used. I used a black, a gold nail art pen and a feint glitter as my base. You could probably use anything. My manicure also isn’t exactly precise but I look the creepiness of my nails. I was the wicked witch of the west in my primary school production of The Wizard of Oz so feel like I have tapped into my inner witch today.
I haven’t even seen the film yet would you believe but hope to in the next couple of days. What do you think of my Evanora inspired nails?
A really quick manicure today. I painted my nails last night and I used Barry M Magnetic Blue. But instead of using the magnet I left my nails to dry with the normal blue colour.
Today because my nails are completely dry I have used bits of tape to make the shapes shown and one thin coat of gold foil has worked wonders at making my nails look a bit more interesting. Hopefully a good way to make your nails look more exciting.
I fancied doing something different to my nails. I wanted a dark manicure so I picked Watermelon. I painted my nails with three coats. I waited about a minute between coats and then used gold foil, studs, striping tape and gold glitter to make the nail art.
It is surprising how quick this was. The main tip I suggest is though if you want to do a tape manicure, like I have with the triangle gold shape on my index finger, leave your polish to dry for an hour at least and go back and do that nail. I always find otherwise I end up with smudges in the polishes when I remove the tape.
A couple of days ago I tried out my new neon polishes and I thought I would try one of the polishes with some nail art. I picked bubblegum. I love pink polishes. Although it is not completely matte, I love the feel of my nails with this polish.
I used three coats of bubblegum and I waited a few minutes for them to dry. I then used my stamping plate BM 322 which has a houndstooth print on to stamp a design on my ring finger.
I haven’t used a top coat but I could either use a gloss or matte one to give a different effect. I love these nails and I will be sad when I have to remove this design but I have lots more nail art I want to do with the other neon colours.
Last weekend I headed down to London very excited because Models Own were launching Neon polishes. Polishes you can keep in the fridge to make the neon more bright and vibrant than standard neon polishes. Excitedly I arrived at the bottle shop in Westfield London and actually ended up buying the Pastel Perfumed collection too which I have already tried out last week when I did my vintage nails post.
I painted each nail and waited anxiously. The boxset says these are matt polishes. To be honest the first coat dried very matt but as I added two more coats they are not as matt as I thought [if you imagine some of the Hed Kandi Boxset - it is not quite like that]. I used three coats in total and love the effect!
Neons are one of those things that some people might think yuck but I honestly think wow and I can’t wait for summer to wear these colours every day!
The colours are Bubblegum (pink). Luis Lemon (yellow), Pukka Purple (purple), Toxic Apple (green) and Pink Punch (coral). I bought the whole boxset and the girls on the store were nice enough to swap the clear base coat for a different colour as I have three clear base coats – a brilliant service from the bottle shop and I cannot wait to go back for the next big release!
What do you think of these neon polishes? Will you be trying them out?
For today’s Vintage Themed Polish Days I decided to use some brand new polishes which I bought on Saturday from Westfield London. These are Models Own’s Fruit Pastel perfumed polishes!
I painted each nail with three coats and used a Cath Kidston style pattern to give the vintage effect. The polishes are called Strawberry Tart, Apple Pie, Banana Split, Blueberry Muffin and Grape Juice. The smell is very strong on each nail and it will be interesting to see how long the perfume smell lasts.
This weekend I was in York and I painted my nails a bright fresh spring colour. I love Barry M’s new gelly polish and I also love their new textured polish. I decided to mix the two together and I love the result. Ultra ultra shiny and rough and textured.
What has everyone else been doing with the Barry M Gelly or Textured polishes?