Nailart for funn!

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


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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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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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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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Speed Dial & Bling!

 

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For this look I used Ciate’s Speed Dial and some nail stickers I picked up before I left Korea.

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I like the look, but the stickers tend to peel off at the edges after a while. I would only use these for nights out anyway, they wouldn’t last a whole day.

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For the top coat I used my new (and first) bottle of Seche Vite. I love it so much, BEST TOP COAT EVER. I always wondered what people were raving about and now I know! I actually found it at Bed Bath and Beyond in DC. Score!

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