Purple Centaurea…

So I attended Gardening Scotland with my mum today, and it was wonderful! The weather was fantastic (I’m sunburned even though I had lotion on), the food was good (especially the fresh oysters) and there was a great selection of exhibitors (I came back with loads of stuff).

One of the plants my mum was trying to hunt down was ‘Centaurea’, it’s like a thistle but with no jaggy bits, and a little bit more ornamental. So the flower that I painted on my nails, is a Centaurea!…
But now it’s confession time, I tried to paint a thistle as it’s part of the Gardening Scotland logo however it just didn’t turn out as I’ve got the proportions all wrong. Top tip – always use a picture for source material. Weird how they kind of look so similar though right? Am I pulling it off?…

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Ridiculously, my mum only bought 2 Centaurea plants after wanting them so much. Fortunately they’re self-spreaders if they’re allowed to seed. The only plants I came back with were a mini-orchid, 3 bunny tail grasses and 3 ladybird poppy plants, the rest was all food stuffs or garden ornaments!

Tartan Toes…

So here are my toes (Yeah I have ‘Morton’s Toe’!)  for the #prettypediprojectuk that’s running over on Instagram. Of course, because I’m of the hosts this is an ‘example post’ – I won’t be entered to win or anything but I thought it would be good to get the ball rolling. And also to show people toes aren’t anything to be scared of! I don’t get why people find them so ‘gross’. Will you be joining in?

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OMD2 – Day 29 National Pride…

So for some Scottish people what I’ve painted on this nail wheel might be totally cringey, but for myself – I love that kind of stuff. I went for Scotland instead of ‘Great Britain’ as I feel I can’t ever think of anything actually ‘British’. Red Buses, Black Cabs, Tea, Big Ben, etc etc – they’re all London themed really! I’ve always been curious as to how other people define ‘Britain’ through food/landmarks/etc? Or even Scotland for that matter!
Also, I realised Irn Bru, Haggis and a Midge might be totally unknown – so if anyone’s got any questions ask away!

National Pride