Hello there lovely readers!
This weekend saw myself & my lovely blogger pals Grace & Safira head off on a wee little road trip to Southampton to celebrate with Ayshe & some other fab ladies for her Hen Weekend! Yup, my buddy Ayshe is getting married & in a few weeks no less! Not only that but afterwards she will be relocating to Oman, exciting! I'm a mixture of sad that Ayshe will be so far but also so happy & excited for my friend & the new adventures that will come her way & I wish her the best of luck!
Speaking of blogger friends, you may recall from my previous post the package of treats that darling Chelle spoilt me with for Xmas. Included in the package was the divine Pastel Collection from Face of Australia that literally had me drooooooling! I couldn't wait to get those pretty pastels on my nails & picking one was just too darn hard so I used the bunch in this Candy Stripe mani...
I am so completely in love with everything about this design which incidentally I first saw on Chelle's blog! Not only is it so eye catching but quite possibly the easiest nail art ever! All you need is your base colour(s) & a white nail art pen, in this case I used Models Own which are my favourites! Now on to those pretty pastels....
On my thumb I used two coats of Castle On A Cloud, a dreamy pale lilac crème with a very subtle hint of shimmer giving it a certain specialness.
On the index finger I applied two coats of Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy...could this polish have a more fab name? And perfectly suited I'd say as it reminds me of yummy sherbet lemons with its vibrant yellow crème formula.
On the middle finger I used two coats of I'll Take You To The Candy Shop...yet another fabulous name ;) This is a scrumptious pale pink crème that brings strawberry milkshake & bonbons to mind! (I have a sweet tooth in case you didn't know) There is also a subtle shimmer in this one too.
For the ring finger I used two coats of Once In A Blue Moon, a lovely sky blue crème.
And finally on the little finger I applied two coats of Would You Like Some Orange Sherbet? Which is exactly what this polish is, a yummy sherbet orange crème!
Once dry I then went in with my Models Own Nail Art pen & simply drew on 3-4 horizontal lines on each nail from cuticle to tip. Finish with a coat of topcoat & you're done!
I think this is definitely up there with some my favourite mani's, I received lots of lovely compliments when wearing these, my aunt even requested I do this design on her which I was more than happy to as its so easy peasy!
Thanks as always for reading my lovelies! Have you tried striped nails?
Lotsa love to ya!