Festive Nails – Statement Nails

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Hey guys,
I thought I’d do another nail post! I know these aren’t particularly festive colours but its such a versatile design and glitter is always festive!
I chose to do a pretty pink with a glittery ring finger which I expect you’ll have seen all over the Internet! Pinterest is full of great nail designs and I always feel inspired!
For this one I used a pretty pink from toma! Not sure what its called but any colour will work with glitter!
The glitter is I’m Not Lion from China Glaze and its a really nice subtle gold micro glitter.
For this look (and every look really) try to use a base coat as glitter can be really tricky to get off!
So what are you guys looking forward to most about Christmas? I’d love to hear!
J x

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Festive Nails – Frostbitten

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Hi all,
I’ve got a little nail art/ festive nail tutorial for you here as I haven’t done one for a while!
I always enjoy painting my nails and even though I’m no professional it’s fun and its easy!
This one is Christmassy inspired and I was kinda thinking of icicles and frost when I did this one! Plus I’m seriously loving the glitter at the moment so that had to be in there!

So here goes:
I always do a base coat to protect my nails, especially when I do glitter as its notoriously difficult to get off! The one I used here was Sally Hansen Insta-grip, which is pretty good an I got it reduced!

The base colour is used was OPI Time-less is more, which I’ve had for a while! I had to do three coats as this is quite a sheer colour!

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To add a subtle hint of glitter I used jackpot which was just from George’s own make up range at Asda all over the nail.

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Then to add the frosty glitter I used Snowflake from Models Own which is quite a nice chunky glitter in white iridescent tones! I used this from the middle to the end of my nails before finishing with a top coat!

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And there you have it! If you try this nail look I’d love to see a picture and if you have any other nail looks you’ve tried I’d love to see them!
❀ xx

Marina and the Diamonds- Homewrecker nails

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I am a big fan of Marina and the Diamonds and with her album release around the corner she has been releasing some beautiful acoustic versions of a few of the tracks!
In the acoustic version of “Homewrecker” Marina is sporting a rather fetching set of sunflower nails on a mint base (which I am loving atm!). So I though I would do a quick tutorial on my version of the design.

First start off with a base coat to prepare the nails.

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Then add the base colour, I’m using Barry M in Mint Green. I did two coats to get a nice opaque colour!

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Next I used Barry M in mushroom for the centres of my flowers. Just a dot will do the trick.

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Now for the petals you will either want to use an old orange stick or a cocktail stick, depending how big you want them to be/ how big your nails are. You’ll want to take your time with this (which I didn’t) and do it on a nice flat surface (which I didn’t) so that yours look neater than mine haha! The colour I used is The Wonder Yellows by craze.

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Then just finish with a topcoat once it’s all dry and love life! If you haven’t heard of Marina and the Diamonds before I urge you to go and check out her music! She’s very talented… Marina and the Diamonds

J x

Glitter tips

Christmas party season is rolling around again and your nails are just as much a part of your outfit as any accessory.

Here’s a simple tip for adding a bit of sparkle which can be used with any base coat colour…Glittery tips πŸ™‚

You will need:

  • Base coat
  • Nail varnish- whatever colour you like, any should work
  • Glitter polish- for the sparkly tips πŸ™‚
  • Top Coat
Nail varnish for glitter tips

First you can apply your normal base coat, the one I use is a 3 in 1 hardener, base and topcoat from salon system at sally’s. Once that had dried, I added my coloured coat, a nice nude from H&M called Taupe. I love this one, it was only about Β£1 because it’s only a 7ml bottle, but it seems to be lasting alright. After your first coat has dried, add another to make sure your colour is nice and opaque.

Adding the glitter polish

Next you need to use the glittery polish on the tips, do this by working slowly and smoothly on the very tips of your nails. if you don’t have a very steady hand then you can use nail stencils that will guide you, but make sure your nails are totally dry before sticking them down. The glittery polish I’m using is L.A. Colors color craze in Sassy Sparkle. Personally, I like to go for a neutral colour because then it’s easier to match it to any base coat, so mine is mainly white based.

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Now all you have to do to finish that off is to apply a top coat (this is where I used my 3 in 1 again), wait for that to dry and then you’re ready to party! woop woop πŸ™‚

Let me know whether this was of any use to anyone at all in the comments or send me a pic of your nails πŸ™‚Β Sorry the pics aren’t very good, my light was bad…

Have a great weekend, J x