So having previously purchased a BornPrettyStore ‘lucky bag‘ before and was happy with the items, I decided to order some more. They’re so cheap ($0.99) that there’s not much to lose, I mean out of three items you’re bound to get something usable right? This is one of the two lucky bags I received and I really couldn’t believe my luck – a set of leopard head water decals, leopard print water decals and some cute bows. The bows aren’t very practical for me but the others are!
Seeing as the whole bag seemed to compliment each other so well I decided it would be fun to include all the items in one design. I’d like to do the same with my other lucky bag, but I don’t know if it’ll turn out quite so well…. Stay tuned.
So I recently took part in my first ever ‘nail art swap’ and it was great fun. A lovely Italian blogger named Beatrice from ‘Unghiesmaltate98’, dropped me an email suggesting we collaborate and I basically bit her hand off – it was such a great compliment that someone would want me to re-create their nail art and vice versa.
(P.S through-out our correspondence Beatrice was teaching me some words in Italian, I managed to kind of work out that ‘Unghie Smaltate’ sort of means ‘painted nails’, how cool is that!)
At first I was super nervous, I spent days looking through her blog searching for the right nail art to ‘copy’. (She was very patient as I also disappeared away on holiday for a week) After getting to know Beatrice and her nail art a little more, I realized that her signature style was definitely Leopard Print. When I saw the following post on her blog I knew this was the design I was going to paint. I thought the way she had reversed the colours of the base and spots just looked so cool. I also admire how delicate she can make her hand look when photographing it, I always think mines looks awkward.
Beatrice says she chose the bow design of mine as she liked the colours and the gold glitter, she also thought it was ‘tereni’ (meaning cute!). I think she did a wonderful job, I can’t believe how close in similarity they are! We are publishing our posts at the same time so I can’t link to her post yet, but bare with me!
So this design again isn’t related to Christmas other than the bows, but even then. I feel that a lot of the colours from the calender have been suited to spring/summer pallets than relating autumn/winter moods and I wonder if they’ve missed a trick.
Anyway the base is called ‘Pepperminty’, this did not apply well at all. It seemed to apply so thin and dry too quickly meaning you ended up dragging away what you’d already put down, but I persevered and three coats finally did it but even then it was still patchy. The glitter top coat is called ‘Party Shoes’ it’s an interesting combo of gold glitter and greeny, blue iridescent particles – very delicate, I’m wearing two coats. The bows are ‘Kiss Chase’, a pink shade which I actually really like and I think it goes together well with ‘Pepperminty’. Then I matted the whole lot because I thought it would look good!