Saturday, 27 August 2011

Topshop Dalmatian Jumper Inspired nail art

Hi Guys
Thank you for the lovely comments on my last post. I'm still not feeling brilliant but I am chosing to ignore it over the bank holiday weekend. I'll probably spend Monday asleep all day because of that but never mind! 
I'm off for a day out to London tomorrow. We're starting at the Tate and seeing where the day takes us. It will probably take me to a Primarni and a sleek selling Superdrug. And Sallys. And Topshop. I wanted to do some funky nails and when I saw the press releases for Topshop A/W 11 I died when I saw the Dalmatian jumper and HAD to do some nails. if you haven't seen it the Topshop lookbook is here and it's in the new mod section.

I used Color Club in French tip for all the white, Pupa 704 for the black nails and a claires black nail art pen. The red line on the french tip nails is Boots 17 Knockout Red and the bow is hexagon sequiny bits then I drew round them with the nail art pen. to tidy up the bow shape. Not totally neat nails but I think they are funky XD. This was a really easy manicure. I'll break it into steps for you prep nails as you normally would using your favourite basecoats
1. Paint thumb and ring finger white
2. Paint index, middle and little fingers black
3. Paint white tips on black fingers (I used a fine brush)
4. Paint black blotches on the white polished nails and the tips. I found it best to use a nail art pen and jiggle it a bit so the edges are not to smooth and try to be random. 
5. Paint a fine red line where the white tips meet the black nail polish
6. place sequins in a bow shape on both white nails. 
7. Use the nail art pen to outline the sequins and define the bow shape. I also put a few little creases in the bow. 
8. Paint all nails with topcoat. I used Sally's Express Gelous and when that had dried a little a coat of Seche vite.
If you decide to recreate this look please share your links I'd love to see it.
Have fun 
Stacie xoxox

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Minx inspired nails

Sorry I haven't been around much I've been feeling under the weather I just thought I would do a quick post of these nails. I saw some new designs from Minx and loved this design Roses 2
I didn't copy it exactly but have been inspired by it. I only did this design on my thumbs too as I'm into every nail being different but matching at the moment. I think these look like a lovely patchwork quilt

Polishes used are mainly Barry M ice cream colours
Thanks for all the lovely comments on the bunny nails I'm glad you liked them
Stacie xoxox

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Nail Blog Round Up

Sarah stamped a pretty red and white design with her Fauxnad plates and using Beauty UK coral for the base
Stacie was inspired by a Tatty Devine bunny brooch
Claire created a paint splatter manicure with her Konad plates using OPI red as the base
Theresa dipped her clients toes in crystals with this extravagant pedicure
Trisha showed us what she got when she broke her 3 month no buy
Emily brought back the 80s with her pacman manicure
Lena showed her Nails Inc polish free with 2 dove deodorants
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Thursday, 4 August 2011

Bunny nails

I was looking around on line when I found this bunny brooch on the Tatty Devine website. How cute is that! I didn't want it on all my nails so this is what I came up with

 The thumb and middle finger was base colour of Missguided in Misstique with ColorClub in french tip and barry M berry Icecream for the bow tie. I used spangles from ebay for the tail.
The index finger was Color Club french tip and Nicole by OPI in Make U Smile (justin beiber collection which I found in Claires Accessories! I also got step to the beat of my <3)
Ring finger is GOSH holographic with 3 black rhinestones from ebay
Little finger is Missguided Misstique with Essence Nail Art Twins in Julia.
Sorry I haven't posted in a while I've been busy with work and stuff. I hope you like the nails

I also want to say a big thank you to: Amanda at Ha!Bisky, Gretal Rabbit, Christine at Opinionated Little Finger, Mandy at Mandys Secrets, Lady Luck, Sarah Louise, Marshee, Nail Art Addicted, Forever '92, Aimees Nails, Minnie, and Ling Ling for the awards! I am very flattered and grateful for them all.

Thanks so much for the lovely comments on the Cupcake Nails I really appreciate them.

Finally! If you would like to be involved in future blog round up posts email me my details are on the side bar.

Love Stacie xoxox