Stripes and Spookies…

So this is a little more cutsie and fun than my previous Halloween design. The little spookies are nail stickers that I bought a few years ago from a shop called ‘Wilkos’. They turned a bit wrinkly in the middle once top coated, but at least their edges didn’t curl or stick up.

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Buds and Blue…

So this design was directly inspired by a design from Neiru, but I changed it up a little by adding some accent studs and also a large bud. I think it’s a really sweet and delicate design – something a little more feminine compared to my past few designs, and I really enjoyed wearing it too.

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Too pink?…

So pink is certainly not my default colour. Weirdly enough though, I actually own more nail polish in pink shades than any other. Anyway, with Valentines fast approaching (even though I am actually in a relationship, we don’t technically ‘celebrate’ it) it’s time for another themed design. I love the look of striping tape layered close together, I’ve done it once before in blue tones, and I had plenty of tape in pink to create the same effect. Ta da!

Unfortunately this is a little too pink for me, blergh…

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Striping Tape Squares…

So I decided to use some of the polishes from the Models Own ‘Twilight’ Collection again. It’s quiet an inspirational collection as all the colours compliment each other really well. This time I went for a striping tape design as I’ve not used it for ages and I find it rather therapeutic; even though the damn designs do take ages there’s something relaxing about it. I used ‘Marsala’, ‘Hot chocolate’ and ‘Sweet Sherry’.

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I’ve really fallen in love with their hyper-gels. The brush is  a wide brush making application easy, and the formula is really glossy and thick but not overly so.

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Striping Tape Sea…

So I’ve never seen striping tape applied the way Cubbiful has on her Instagram – I immediately thought ‘I want to try that!’ and therefore did. I chose to change the colour pallet to hopefully look like less of a copy cat… Even though they were beautiful as they were, I added some pearls and Sea-Creature Water Decals* from BornPrettyStore anyway. I think it turned out really cute! Next time I do something like that with striping tape, I’m going to go for an ombre I reckon!

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P.S what a difference the application of cuticle cream makes huh! I’ve never had a sort of ‘before and after’ photo to compare but wow.

ModelsOwn: Second try…

So this is my second entry for the ModelsOwn competition. This time I was inspired by the cable-tie looking spikes poking out of the sash. Maybe a little bit safe and boring considering how exciting the photo is but…

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MiniManiMonth Members Only…

So you know one of those designs that your brain just seems to automatically do when you’re not thinking about it. Well this is one of those designs. When I was done sticking the tape down, and took a look at my fingers I was like ‘Oh no, not this again’. Honestly it’s almost exactly the same as this design from last year. Shockingly uninspired.

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MiniManiMonth Chinchilla with Twinkle Toes…

So ‘Chinchilla’ is a really nice grey, blue. However, I can’t tell if it makes my hands look older. (If a polish can do such a thing, I have been a little lax on my moisturizing lately so it could be that too…) ‘Twinkle Toes’ is a loose silver glitter, which of course created a terrible mess, and didn’t photograph well. That’s not to say it’s disappointing, as it’s lovely and sparkly in reality just too messy for regular wearing. My striping tape has also arrived so expect plenty more straight line designs!

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TTNC – ‘Water Reeds’…

So this is another design just using three polishes chosen by my boyfriend. He didn’t think much about this one

“They look like reeds.”

And that was it, a man of few words today! But to be fair, I saw like an underwater kelp garden or something so we were pretty close.

Water Reeds