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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Foil Stripes…

So I maybe did this one the wrong way round. I painted a black base, taped off areas and then applied foil glue in between. I added my foils (I decided on just blue, green and silver) and then peeled off the tape. Afterwards I noticed the foils had missing patches, etc etc and I was like ‘Heeey, wait a minute’… I think if I had a foil base and then painted on top, it would have resulted in cleaner lines and maybe better looking foiling! I’m so backwards sometimes… duuurrr. Also my top coat seemed to pick up shiny bits from the foils and dragged them everywhere, meaning in reality it looks like a shimmer black! It looks kinda cool so I’m not too peeved.

Foil Striped Nail Art

Striping tape teal…

Another teal design to again match my hair, this time using striping tape. I still haven’t perfected my technique which means only more practice! I still haven’t got a new camera, so my phone makes the purple on top of the teal look dark blue, and the purple base look lighter. Blergh.

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Striping Tape Teal