Nailart for funn!

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


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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!!! πŸ™‚


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Wedding Pictures!

Walking down the aisle July 30th 2013

Here are some pictures of my wedding day. There will be more in a few weeks when I get the whole album from my photographer. This is just a small selection. We got married on July 30th in Adare Co. Limerick. It’s a beautiful little village and it was the perfect place for us to tie the knot! The first picture is us walking down the aisle. I was so nervous throughout the ceremony, but in this pic I’m starting to relax and enjoy myself!

 

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The photographer took us to some train tracks to get some cool shots.

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My very talented friend made my bouquet out of brooches and buttons, she also made the buttonholes for the guys.

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We had an amazing sunny day for our wedding, that’s pretty lucky in Ireland where it always rains! πŸ™‚

This was our first dance, Snow Patrol’s Chasing Cars,

Wedding Dance July 30th 2013

 

I’m smiling just thinking about this day. I’ll post more pics when I get them, Hope you enjoy! xxx


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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.! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚ 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). πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚


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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 Β 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!