8.19.2019

NOTD - Lemony Nails

Hi there lovely readers,

I've been obsessed with lemon prints of late, on fabric, on crockery, on print...you name it, I see it, I NEED it. Naturally it was only a matter of time before this obsession transitioned on to my nails :)

I saw a pretty lemon look by one of my favourite nail artists on instagram @nailstorming. Not only does she have the loveliest designs but she also shares fab tutorials to help you recreate them! Her lemon nails were inspired by the awesome @thehangedit...another one of my favs! Any way I basically wanted to be part of this lemony gang ASAP so got to getting me some lemon nails too & not only were these were SO easy to do but I think they may be one of my fav looks this year!

I totes forgot to capture the polish bottles this time round, so apologies for that. Blogger FAIL. But as long as you have the 4 or so main or similar shades then you're good :) 

You can totally do this look on a naked nail for a bit of a negative space vibe but I prefer to have a canvas, so for this I opted for a pale milky pink of which I applied 2 coats. This was a Nails Inc one.

Grabbing my fine nail art brush & a brown polish, I started my lemon design by drawing on some fine branches to each nail.

Then using the same brush I next grabbed a bright yellow & added 2-3 oval type shapes to each nail for my lemons!

Next I picked up some green polish & added a few leaves, then used a darker green shade to add some finer lines for definition.

And finally to make my yellow splodges look like actual lemons, I added a few tiny white dots for the rind/skin before coating it all in some glossy topcoat!

Hope you love these as much as I do! This is also such a fun way of wearing yellow without being too intense! Thanks as always for reading, until next time!

Lotsa love to ya!



6.28.2019

NOTD - Something Blue Vintage Florals

Hey there lovely readers!

I think if Princess Arora would rock a manicure then this is what she'd adorn her nails with...some traditional rose florals with a touch of blue to appease that argumentative Merryweather ;) 


6.17.2019

NOTD - Floral Portraits

Hey there lovely readers!

I have been going a tad floral CRAZY of late...no surprise really considering the time of year but florals really are my true love when it comes to nail art. I think it stems from my dad who used to paint floral portraits many moons ago, I made this wonderful discovery during a house move as you do! :)



5.31.2019

NOTD - Voodoo Child

Hey there lovely readers!

Jumping from the sweet Spring vibes of the previous post right into some gothic goodness...that's how I roll ;) 

Its true that as much as I love my dark side muchly, the inner Disney pastel princess still manages to seep through often & I love both worlds ;) My last nail art look was suitably sweet so today we have some dark Voodoo action...

My inner witch is content :) I've wanted to do a fun witchy Voodoo symbol style nail art look for some time & I'm chuffed with how these came out!

This look was the perfect opportunity to use one of the Primark Limited Edition Dusk collection polishes I picked up a while back. Did I buy these purely for the badass (& obviously Louboutin inspired) bottle? Maybe. But they also happened to be gorgeously gothic duochromes so WIN WIN in my book. 

I applied two coats of the Primark shade Cosmic, a beautiful dark purple flakie duochrome to my pointer, ring & pinkie fingers. Wanting a bit of contrast to the design I decided to paint the remaining nails in A England A Midsummer Nights Dream, a truly beautiful pale pink lavender holo, a bit of light to the darkness as its all about balance right?

I then googled some Voodoo symbols that I could attempt to freehand & picking a few different ones I used a fine nail art brush & some silver polish for the dark nails & black polish for the light nails.

For that extra touch of magic I added a pretty rhinestone to the middle finger before finishing with topcoat. Nails ready to cast some spells! Thanks as always for reading lovelies! Till next time!

Lotsa love to ya!