Nailart for funn!

A blog about nailart, creativity and life in general! :)


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Nail Art For Funn’s Family Manicures!!

 

 

 

 

 

I thought I’d share some manicures I’ve done recently. Since I can’t wear polish to work it makes sense to do my mam’s nails and sometimes my aunt’s too!

I’ve actually been painting my mam’s nails since I came home in March. We started with simple colours, then I got her hooked on nail jewels and now stamping! Yay!! 🙂

I used OPI’s Barefoot in Barcelona, and red Konad stamping polish with Bundle Monster’s plate 306.

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This is a replica of a manicure I did last year. I showed mam the picture and she liked so I recreated it for her (with the nail jewels of course!)

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She’s even learning how to ‘pose’!

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This manicure was for my aunt. She wanted Autumn colours so we chose a silver Sephora polish by OPI, Social Climber  and OPI’s Tomorrow Never Dies. Love, love, love, this colour, and this combo!

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My Aunt was diggin’ her chevrons!

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Also, posing quite nicely!! 🙂

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Last week we adventured in lace. Mam chose the colours and loved the result! She thought they looked delicate and ladylike. We used Estee Lauder’s Dilettante and Lilac Leather.

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I’m thinking I’ll introduce her to textured polish next, and maybe stripes? What do you think? Let me know!!!

 

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Halloween Stylin’

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Here’s my Halloween style manicure. I used thin nail art tape and OPI’s Tomorrow Never Dies along with Barry M’s Black Nail Paint.

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I really like how these colours compliment each other. The Black Nail Paint was a dream to paint over the purple and tape. It’s nice and thick without being gooey. Maybe that’s because it’s a new bottle. I’ve had really goopy black nail polish before, it was Sally Hansen brand.

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Tomorrow Never Dies is becoming one of my favourite polishes. It’s a really pretty shade of purple. I think it’s nice for nights out, but it could also be a good day time polish for this time of year. It requires at least 2 coats, because there will be bald patches.

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To see my Halloween mani’s from last year check here and here.

 

Happy Halloween bloggers! xxx


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Lace Inspiration From One of my Favourite Bloggers

Hey fellow bloggers,

 

It’s been a while since I posted an actual nail art post, so here’s one for you! I used Casino Royale OPI, and Black Nail Paint by Barry M. 🙂

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I had searched the internet for inspiration for a Halloween type mani, but wasn’t very inspired. Then I browsed back through one of my favourite blogs which is Trine Marie’s blog and I found this post on lace nail art.

She used different colors, and in my opinion her manicure is much neater than mine, but it was fun trying this out!

I recommend her blog to everyone because she has great fashion ideas, nail art, and is in general, a really interesting person! 🙂

Part of blogging is meeting new people and since I’ve been blogging I have to say I have three favourite bloggers. Here are their blog’s that I recommend you check out.

Trine Marie

Cowboys and Crossbones

Short and Sweet in Texas 

Cowboys and Crossbones will have you loling around the floor at her antics and her sweet cat Ted is amazing.

Short and Sweet is amazing for finding cute nail polishes and showing them at their best.

All three of these bloggers are so enjoyable to read I really think they are amazing women. Too often I don’t have the time to blog but these ladies are religious about their posts. It’s fun to see what they are up to, and they often have great ideas that I like to try myself.

 

So, this post is a big thank you to them, for making my blogging experience so enjoyable and rewarding!

 

 


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It’s Time Nailartforfunn Went NEON!!

 

 

 

 

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I know neon nails has been done but not by me! I never really bothered with that look this summer. I think it’s because I was focused on the wedding and all things french manicure-y. Yes, I made up a word. I do that a lot.

Pic 1 topcoat is OPI’s The Living Daylights, Pic 2 OPI’s The Man With The Golden Gun, Pic 3 MODI.

Yesterday I went into Penney’s (Primark). For those of you who don’t know Penney’s it sells everything from clothes, to shoes, to accessories, and it’s REALLY cheap. I went in to buy furry cuddley socks. I came out with 20 euro worth of stuff! Including these nail polishes. There were actually 4 in the pack but the neon yellow one had turned into a putty, so I didn’t bother with that one.

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All four only cost 2.50! Couldn’t pass that up! The bottles are only 6ml and they smell strong when applied. Each polish needed just 2 coats, except the green which needed 3 to cover bald spots.

 

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I’ll be keeping my eyes open for more bargain polishes from now on!

 

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Which one is your favourite? I think mine is the first one. That orange-y tang is quite cheerful!

 

 

 


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Vampy Nails

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Here’s a real simple look I did the other evening. I used OPI’s Color So Hot It Berns and a black nail art jewel. I have so many cute little accessories that I need to start using! 🙂 The jewel gives the manicure a little more edge I think. It’s also super quick and easy to do.

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Between the French Maid looking nails, and these, I feel I’m veering towards Halloween! The stores here are already selling Christmas candy, but no Halloween stuff yet. Which is sad, because Halloween came from Ireland. True story! It came from pagans.

 

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What do you think? You like? Got any other color combo suggestions? 🙂

 

 

 


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Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls

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Here’s another waterfall manicure that I did a few weeks ago. I chose these colours to match a new dress.

I used;

Modi hardener, OPI’s Fly, Essie’s First Timer, Coverl Girl’s, Glosstinis (yellow), Sephora’s Social Climber, Sinful Colours’ Dream On, and Seche Vite topcoat.

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I love the dress  because the skirt is really light and flows. The top is comfortable and dressy enough for evening wear. I got it in a store here called Pamela Scott’s.

Here’s a close up of the skirt.

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French Maid Style

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If my blog was a pet it would be starved for attention! Posting regularly is something I really need to work on. It doesn’t help that I’m not allowed to wear nail polish at work!

 

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This black polish is Barry M. I picked it up while on honeymoon in London. Like all Barry M polishes it glides on smoothly and only needs two coats. I decided it was too plain by itself though and pulled out my bundle monster stamps. I used BM 316 to create the lacy effect.

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If I was to dress up as a French maid for Halloween I would rock these nails with the outfit!

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This was one of the last nice days we’ve had here. Right now it’s blustery and a little cold out! Boo!

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Purple Waterfall Nails

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For my wedding day I had a french manicure. I went to the spa and had Shellac nails done in the nail salon for the first time. They lasted really well, more than two weeks. The salon charges 10euro to remove the polish. While I was in there excitedly chattering about my wedding, the nail technician and I started to talk about nail art. I eventually told her about my blog, and she even asked me to write down the name so she could check it out! Such a compliment! She also told me if I bought a bottle of acetone I could take off the Shellac myself. I’ve never used acetone before. I’ve always just used nail polish remover. I found a bottle for 2.99 and took off the Shellac yesterday! It was a great tip, because then I used it to clean all my brushes, and tidy up the lines around the cuticle for this manicure! It also saved me money and an unnecessary trip to the nail salon. To remove the Shellac I just soaked small pieces of make up remover pads in the acetone, put it over the Shellac, and covered it in tinfoil. I left it on for less than ten mins and then it just literally fell off my nails.

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Once my nails were Shellac free I wasn’t sure what to do with them. It’s been a while since I dabbled in nail art. So, I went back to the start. The place where I first fell in love with easy nail art. Nailasaurus of course! I browsed around a little bit and fell in love with Sammy’s waterfall nails! She’s done them in a selection of colours and helpfully, she made a tutorial which makes it super easy to do. I sat down, feeling inspired and excited about painting my nails. It took one or two false starts, sometimes the bristles on my brushes would go wild. I found a little lip balm kept them together as I worked.

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For this look I used MODI nail hardener, Estee Lauder Lilac Leather, OPI Casino Royale, Sephora Dream On, Sephora Dark Purple, Sephora Social Climber and Seche Vite top coat. Hope you like these and try them out for yourselves! xxxx PS. It feels great to be painting my nails again!!! 🙂


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I’m getting MARRIED tomorrow! :)

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Aaaaand that explains my absence these past few weeks!

So, tomorrow I will be a Mrs. not a Ms.! 🙂

Greg arrived here a week ago and we’ve had a lot of fun catching up and meeting friends here in Limerick. In the past couple of days his family has arrived and most of our friends have flown in too. It’s amazing to see the people we knew in Korea, here in Ireland. It’s a wedding, but it’s also a reunion, and a celebration!

So, this evening I’m feeling a little bit of everything, mostly excited, a little nervous, easily stressed lol!

After the wedding I’ll post more pics of the day and the honeymoon!

 

Wish me luck blogger buddies! 🙂 xxx


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Momicure! Because sharing is caring! :)

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When someone cooks, cleans, and does laundry for you it’s only fair to pay them back with a manicure every once in a while. Mom’s fav is a french manicure. For this look I used OPI Base Coat, Essie’s Sugar Daddy, Essie’s Blanc and Seche Vite top coat. I was quite happy with how it turned out (mom was too). 🙂

It’s weird painting someone else’s nails! It took me a while to get confident at it. It’s definitely not the same as doing your own. It’s good practice though! 🙂


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Spoiled – I Gotta Confection To Make

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This is one of the polishes Greg sent me in a care package recently. It’s made by Wet n Wild.

Here’s the collection.

And if you don’t feel like clicking on a link here’s a pic! I like Uh, As If!

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The polish is loaded with very fine  glitter and has hints of green, blue, and gold. It dries super fast. I’m always curious when I get these types of polishes. I want to know how many coats it takes to make it opaque. That first picture is one coat.

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This is two coats. (above and below)

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You can still clearly see my nail under two coats. Ok, here’s 3!

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I stopped after three coats! Really, the extra coats didn’t make much of a diff to the depth of color. But it did nicely build up the glitter!

Now I’m wishing I had put on Modi Peel Off Base Coat under it!


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ORLY I LOVE NAILS

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I love ORLY!! These are my first ORLY polishes. I won them in a nail art competition that happened back in March. I came second with my cherry blossom manicure. The competition was hosted by Mommy Loves Nail Polish so thank you so much Louise for sending me this terrific little set of polishes.

So cute!

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Here are pics of each them in front of the clothes I think they would look good with. I like to match polishes to outfits!

I think this natural colour looks great with this teal sweater.

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This is a loose poncho type top that I love to wear. I think the red polish compliments it well.

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Hot pink and sailor style top!

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Dark purple sweater and this shimmery nude colour just work well together I think.

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All the polishes apply really easily. They are not too sticky or streaky. I used three coats for each polish. I think I like the more natural shades than the bright ones. My tastes in nail polish colours are definitely changing!


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Cover Girl Outlast Stay Brilliant Glosstinis

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Today I got a care package from Greg! It was so great, it made my day. 🙂

One of the things in the package was this nail polish.

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I had to try this polish on right away! I used three coats to get rid of bald patches. I love it, it’s so cute! I wore a teal green sweater today and my nails went really well with it.

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This is the range of Cover Girl Glosstinis.

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Yay for great partners!!!


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Blue Gradient

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Here’s another gradient look. It’s supposed to be ‘beachy’. I’m not sure if that came across or not. Today has been stressful and kind of shit, so this post will be short.

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I used Essie’s Blanc, Esclipse nail polish no name, and Sephora by OPI  Opening Night.

These last two pictures were taken outside. I wanted to see if the light would be better.

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Hope you like the gradients, if you have  any suggestions on how to improve them, or cool color combos plz let me know!

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Essie and Estee – Summer Gradient, Matt style

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The weather in Ireland is usually really mild and it rains a lot. We don’t get scorching hot summers, and our winters aren’t ridiculously cold either. But for the past week the sun has been splitting the rocks here!! (26 degrees Celsius one day!!) Everyone I know went to the beach and had lots of fun. I had to work, but that’s ok. I get burned too easily anyway and don’t want tan lines on my wedding day!

All this hot weather made me crave ice-pops from my childhood. Do you know Tangle Twisters, Brunch, Feasts, Loop the Loops? Well, I’ve had all of them in the past week, (as my trainer would say, ‘disaster’). And their bright colors made me want to paint my nails.

I chose gradient because it’s still a challenge for me. So, I’m trying to perfect it. Expect more!

I used Essie, Blanc and Estee Lauder, Lilac Leather. I also used Modi’s Matt topcoat to give it that frozen look.

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I love my Toms! Greg bought them for me last year when he went home to the states. So comfy and cute!

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