Archive | May 2013

May Nail Art Challenge-Day 27- Spring Bank Holiday


These nails took me forever to do! I wanted to make sure they were really good as I intended to wear them for a few days (of course that didn’t happen as I had a client and got polish remover on them).

I used OPI’s Skull and Crossbones as a base polish, then added squares of Mermaids Tears and Plank A Lot to each nail. Then using Sparrow Me The Drama, If You Moust You Moust and Green-wich to create the flowers. Finally using I Saw..U Saw.We Saw.Warsaw I added dots all around the squares, then using the correct colour for the square placed a smaller dot on top.

I finished them with Seche Vite.


Studio Ghibli Nails


These nails have been a long time coming because I love Studio Ghibli! I love all the films especially Ponyo and Spirited Away! So I decided to do each nail from a different movie!

From my pinkie to thumb we have Laputa, castle in the sky, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo, Spirited Away and finally My Neighbour Totoro.

Strawberry Nails


This is a manicure that I’ve been asked to do for some time and I finally decided I wanted to do it over the long weekend.

So firstly I painted the top half of my nails with Opi ‘Green-wich’ and then added ‘Big Apple Red’ to the bottom half. Then with my small paintbrush I painted the zig zags in the middle. I then used Barry M’s ‘Yellow’ for the seeds using the paint brush.

May Nail Art Challenge-Day 26- Blue


For this days challenge I decided to try a new method of gradient nails to see if I could be more successful with my nails.

Firstly I painted all my nails with Barry M’s ‘Blue Moon’ the lightest blue I have, then once that was dry I dropped the same colour, Barry M’s ‘Blueberry Ice’ and another Barry M blue polish which has no name, onto some paper, and mixed the colours together with a cuticle stick and pressed my makeup sponge into the paint and pressed it onto my nails several times.

Once I was satisfied with the colour I then clean up my cuticles with a cotton bud and some nail polish remover and topped them with seche vite.

Using the pale blue polish first as a base worked a lot better than if I had done a base in white because when it came to clean up it didn’t matter if I took some of the gradient polish off accidentally because underneath was the same colour.

I then also added OPI’s ‘Simmer and Shimmer’ to my ring finger in a few coats for some sparkle.


Glitter Leopard Print and Turquoise nails


These nails were done to match my outfit on Saturday night which had many different colours but I chose to use OPI’s ‘Cant Find My Czech book’ ‘Lady In Black’ and from the Designer Series ‘Classic’.

To learn how to do leopard print nails check out some of my previous posts for instructions.

The Avengers Assemble Nails


I have been wanting to do this manicure for ages and finally attempted to do some Avenger nails.

From pinkie to thumb we have Thor, The Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man and the avengers symbol.

All of these were done free hand using a small paint brush and nail polish.

May Nail Art Challenge-Day 25- favourite era


These nails were inspired by the Great Gatsby film featuring Leo Dicaprio in. Some of the actresses in the film were wearing nail polish with clear tips and clear half moons so I decided to recreate this look as even though the film is set in the 1920s and my favourite era is 1940s they also used to rock this look in the 40s.

I used OPI’s ‘Don’t Burst My Bubble’ as a base colour then I freehanded the half moon and tips with ‘Big Apple Red’ using a small paint brush.