So I went with some stamped nail art today as I didn’t have much time for anything else. (I was spending most of my time today printing my new bag design which I’ll reveal next week!) The tartan/plaid image is from a BornPrettyStore stamping plate, unfortunately they no longer seem to sell it, and I paired it with a Models Own polish named ‘Teal’.
So I actually took two days to do this nail art. I painted the mushroom silhouettes yesterday but they just didn’t look complete, something was missing as there was just too much empty space – less was not more in their case. Today I settled on painting some dots in hope that they looked like a swarm of fireflies but I suppose they could also be taken as fungus spores!
So even though it’s not technically Autumn (the equinox isn’t until later this month) I’m already in an Autumnal mood. My house decor has already been switched over, I purchased a jumper at the weekend and I’m so over blended ice drinks – roll on Chai lattes and hot chocolates!
If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that I’ve been crafting myself a new phone case. It includes acorns (as well as a hedgehog and mushrooms) so I just sort of felt in the mood to wear some acorns on my nails too!
So this is my first design for Autumn! I spent today changing my house decor; in to the cupboard went the cactus ornaments, bright flowers and flower press frames and out came the pumpkin garland, auburn leaves and wooden candle holders.
I’ve never done a needle drag before and it was made a lot easier by my silicone nail art mat as I was able to make some decals. Two thick coats of base colour, splodge on some dots in another colour and whilst it’s all still wet gently drag a needle through it in whatever fashion you wish. Ta-da!
So here it is after three years of painting, I present to you all 151 pokemon nails as a collection ta-da!
Okay so it could have taken a lot less time, like easily achievable within a year but I spent a lot of time procrastinating over pokemon I didn’t want to paint. But it’s done, and I’m proud of it. It’s enjoyable to look at as a whole and see all the different styles I painted in.
The important question, who’s your favourite? I have a hard time picking one so I’ll go with a top 3; koffing/weezing set, magikarp/gyarados set, caterpie set.
So this is the first time I’ve used this owl image, and I’m not sure why because it’s pretty darn cute! Don’t you agree? It’s a hehe plate and it includes the ‘hoo hoo’ and a few more owls in different styles. I chose to use a matte top coat as I felt it matched the feel of the design better.
So I was having a rummage through my nail art supplies and came across some lemon water decals that I’ve not used since last year. I decided to pair them with some simple gingham-esk lines to create this super cheery look, great for brightening up the week!