Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Pink gradient/ombre nails

I know it has been forever since I last posted but like most other people, I have been busy with uni work. Plus my nails have been breaking and are now tiny which means I have been slightly embarrassed to post photos of them looking this short. Anyway, I've seen this gradient/ombre nail loads over the past few months and seen as the weather has been so lovely I thought I'd do bright pink ones :) They are so simple to do and I love the finished result, they would look great in all colours too.

I only used two colours for this one, but to create a more gradient look, you can use around 3-4 colours. I painted two coats of O.P.I's Pink Friday by Nicki Minaj, then used a cotton bud to create the gradient effect. Just put the darker colour at the base of the nail, covering about a third of the nail, then use a clean cotton bud to drag the colour up the nail, creating the gradient effect. Apply the top coat before it has completely dried, this blends the colours together giving it a smoother look.

Hope you've all had a good few weeks xxx

Friday, 16 March 2012

Horizontal Stripe and Love Heart Nail

It didn't take me long to get bored of my Wrestlemania nails and I am back with another girly design! I had to do something extra girly to make up for the last design, so bright pink and love hearts was the idea. I'm so used to doing vertical stripes and really wanted to try horizontal after seeing other people do them. 

Hope you like :) xxx

P.S.  I have only now realised how incredibly short my little finger is in comparison to my other fingers. I am constantly trying to fit him onto my photos. haha! Is it just me? I think he's just shy. 

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Wrestlemania 2012 Nails

Tonights nail design may look a little out of place as it is not like any other designs I have previously done. After painting my nails with flowers and pretty patterns over the past few weeks I wanted to try something different. Asking my boyfriend for some ideas, I came up with this Wrestlemania 2012 design. It took forever to try to get the side profiles actually look like the people they are supposed to be. This is the closest resemblance I could manage. I am sorry if I have offended any wrestling fans with my horrible attempt to recreate some of WWE's wrestlers.

Here are my nails and the inspiration for each image. Thanks for looking, let me know what you think and have a nice evening. xxx

The Undertaker

John Cena and the Rock

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Pretty in Pastels

Pastel shades seem to be everywhere at the moment and I am definitely a fan! I love the feminine pinks and minty blues and greens that work so well together. I purchased my first O.P.I nail polish in Nicki Minaj's 'Pink Friday' and fell in love with the bubblegum pink colour. My newest nail design is inspired by this colour and the feminine and girly prints that are currently in magazines and shops.

Hope you all like, and let me know what you think, I love reading all of your lovely comments. xxx

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Past Designs and New York Photos

As I've been in  New York the past week, I've not had any time to do any nail designs to post about. So I thought I could show you all a few nail designs I had completed before I started my blog, and I will also throw in a few photos I took in New York. Sorry about the rubbish quality of the photos, most were taken on my very old Blackberry! I hope you like this post and I will create some new nail designs very soon :) hope you've all had an awesome week and thank you for your lovely comments, it really does mean a lot. xx

J├Ągermeister Logo

American Flag - Ignore the chipped nail!

Halloween Nails

Black and Pink Floral

Black and Pink Floral

My happy face in NY

I heart NY

Central Park

Crazy Shopping Face

Times Square
Roosevelt Hotel