Friday, 16 December 2011

Mini Christmas present nails :)

It's Christmass! 
It's been agess since I last posted anything so sorry about that, I've had loads of work. But Its only 9 days until Christmas now, so here are some Christmassy nails to celebrate!

I had a bit of a shopping spree when I was buying Christmas presents, and ended up buying loads of new stuff for myself! I bought this Models Own nail art pen which was £5.78 from Boots, and so far im impressed! Its a little bit fiddly at first, but once you get the hang of it it's very easy :)

Sorry about the poor quality photos, I can't find my camera so i've had to use my webcam to take the pictures.

I started by painting my entire nails in Models Own 'Gold Rush' (got this free in Boots the other day-yay!). I needed a few coats because it gives a very sheer coverage.

Next, using a Models Own nail art pen I painted a cross onto my nails.

Finally, using the nail art pen again, I painted bows onto my nails.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

I'm uploading Christmassy nails soon! I've been too busy to do them in the last week or so because I've had coursework but its nearly done woopwoop :)

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Fairy Cake/ Cup Cake nails!

Just had a play around with painting fairy cake nails :) They didnt take too long to do, probably about 20 minutes once it had all dried...I got a bit carried away though and painted them a bit too thick, so it shouldn't usually take that long.

Start off by painting your entire nail in one colour. I used Collection 2000 Hot Looks in 'Button Moon'.

Next paint the tips of your nails in a contrasting colour. Mine are in 17 Lasting Fix 'Fairy Cake'. It doesnt matter if these are messy:)

Now you need to paint on the lines to make the cake case. I used a very thin paint brush to paint them on.

Next paint on the icing with white nail polish. I used a dotting tool to do this- It takes a bit longer, but you don't need to have such a steady hand for it to look neat.

Nearly done! Finally paint a cherry on the top and spinkles using the end of a hair pin or a dotting tool :)