Gorse Bush…

So from the desk that I paint my nails at, I can see over in to the woods and it really is great to see the plants starting to come to life again. I was getting tired of looking out on to it’s hollowness and being able to see naked trees and grey trunks far in to the distance. It’s refreshing to see the buds popping out, the leaves starting to unfurl and the whole body of the forest start to flesh out again. (Sure, I’ve had daffodils bobbing their heads at me for literally weeks but I’ll be glad to see them go as I don’t particularly like daffodils….) My inspiration is drawn directly from a gorse bush. It is a prominent feature to my window view, and it has really exploded with colour in the last day or so, I think the warmer spell helped. I personally know this gorse bush rather well, as every now and then I relive it of some of it’s branches and place them around my garden – particularly on the parts where the soil is bare. Why? Because the gorse bush has some massive thorns which are surprisingly sharp, and this helps keep away unwanted feline visitors who like to take regular nighttime ‘dig and dumps’. Top gardening tip for you there!

Gorse Bushes

Jam Jar…

So it’s my birthday on Sunday, hip hip hooray. As I’m going out for a ‘few drinks’ with friends on the Saturday night, my dad figured it would be safer to take me out for my birthday lunch today so I’d actually be able to enjoy the food without a hangover.

He took me to a restaurant that we’ve both been to before and enjoyed; it serves good food and has such a cozy atmosphere thanks for it’s wood burning stove and rustic decor, which is perfect for this time of year.  It’s called the ‘Jam Jar‘ and is located in Bridge of Allan. Now it totally makes sense as to why I have a jar of jam on my nails right!

jam-jar-nail-art

Something simple…

So this post is a bit of a cheat, as the design was actually a base for some vegetable nail art but if I hadn’t said anything would anyone have pulled me up?…

I’ve been super busy still, so apologies, but I am still trying to stick to my ‘posting schedule’ even if it’s cheat/fail posts!

Somethingsimple

TTNC – ‘Eyeball Plankton’…

So I’m starting to feel a bit weird about this challenge, it’s maybe from looking at these colours so much but I feel as if I’m not nail arting as well as I could. Booo… Here’s what was said about this one;

“It’s like plankton”. To which I said something along the lines of ‘Oh, I seem to have a water theme going on…’, the reply I received was “Well it’s better than floating eyeballs ,but that doesn’t sound as good”.

So then when asked what he wished to name it, ‘Eyeball Plankton’. Thanks Steven!

Eyeball Plankton

OMD2 – Day 18 Dotticure…

So I wanted to do dots, and I wanted to do lots of dots. I chose the colours almost randomly, like without thinking about it too much – I chose my base then looked back into my case and picked out another for the large circle, painted them, then another for the surrounding circles, painted them, and then lastly picked one for the middles. They kinda works together! It looked a bit retro or something so I matte coated it too. I also couldn’t tell if this was out of focus or not because my eyes weirded out whilst looking at the dots!

OMD2 Dotticure