Black Cats and Witches Hats
I’ll be perfectly honest, I’m not actually a huge fan of Halloween but you’d never know that considering the amount of Halloween nail art I’ve fine this year. You can click here to see my Frankenstein nail art, here to see my Spiders and Webs nail art and here to see my Dracula nail art. This is the last Halloween nail art design I’ve done for this year and I’m calling it Black Cats and Witches Hats. Again it’s not the most original of designs, but I still wanted to share it.
Nail Varnish Collection
As Of Summer 2014
Next up in my Nail Varnish Collection series are my American Apparel nail varnishes. I don’t have very many of them, but I really love each and every one of them. They are probably some of my most used nail varnishes and I seem to use them a lot in nail art. American Apparel are one of the few brands of nail varnish I have that did not make my Unfeatured Nail Varnish List, because I do use them all so much. I would love some more nail varnishes from American Apparel. They’re not the easiest brand for me to get my hands on, but they’re not the most difficult either. And for some reason, I really like the bottle shape, it might not mean much to some people, but if I like the bottle shape then I’m much more likely to buy from the brand. If I want a colour I’ll buy it no matter what the bottle shape, but it does help. You can see all the previous posts in the series clicking here but now on to my American Apparel nail varnishes.
So, I always knew I wanted to do some more Star Wars nail art, but I hadn’t really envisioned it being Ewok nails. I had toyed with the idea of Ewok nails but it wasn’t my first choice. But I am quite happy with how these turned out.
I went to stay with one of my closest friends, Lesley and introduced her to my blog. (Hi Lesley – I know you’ll be reading this at some point!). She’s one of the few friends who knows I keep a blog and she insisted on showing her husband some of my nail art. Nothing we showed him could beat the R2-D2 nails we showed him first and he was the one who challenged me to do Ewok nails. He also said that if I did he would take Lesley back to the lovely coffee shop we went to in Bakewell and get her a piece of the chocolate cake we were eyeing. And as this is scheduled to go live the day after Lesley’s essay is due to be handed him, you need to tell Meo he has no excuse not to take you! And I’m very jealous that I won’t get to try a piece of that cake!
I’ve been wanting to do some more nail art for a while but didn’t have any solid idea of what I wanted to do and then inspiration struck. I’m a huge history fan, and today marks 102 years since the Titanic sank. The Titanic’s story has always fascinated me and when I’m in the mood I really enjoy the film. So I’ve come up with this nail art design, which I thought I’d share with you. I would class them as nails based on the film Titanic, but in terms of the appearance of the ship I’d say the film is almost completely accurate, it was something James Cameron was quite particular about.
So, my mum, my younger sister and I were pretty disappointed last winter when the TV series Merlin ended. I still can’t quite believe it was on for five series though – were did those five years go?! Anyway, this winter there was a new drama series on BBC. Atlantis. My younger sister had moved out by the time it aired but mum and I very quickly fell in love with show. I in particular adore mythology and ancient history and I get a lot of that from my mum so it was probably a given that we were going to enjoy the show. And may I just say one thing? Jack Donnelly!!!
I knew I wanted to do some nail art for the season finale, but with Christmas and family visits and work, I didn’t actually get to do it until the New Year. I did a quick google search but couldn’t find that anyone has done an Atlantis nail art, so maybe I’m the first. I stuck to a pretty simple design, which to be honest of anyone saw they wouldn’t know it was nail art based on the BBC programme Atlantis. Each of my four fingers represent one of the main characters and my thumb Atlantis itself.
So I’ve seen loads of pictures and videos featuring Reindeer nails for the Christmas season and I thought I’d share my take on them. These are really easy to create and I think they look really cute.
Top Five Nail Varnishes
As of Autumn 2013
So for the next edition in my Top Five Nail Varnishes series I decided to change things up a bit and go for a colour instead of a brand. And that colour is purple. If you want to see the previous posts in this series click here. Now, I have nothing against the colour purple, in fact I think it’s quite pretty, but it’s simply not a colour I reach for very often when I paint my nails. But in many ways that made it quite easy to pick my top five, when it comes to colours such as blue and green I’m probably going to have to split the colours into light and darks I have so many favourites! So onto my top five purple nail varnishes, in reverse order.
In fifth place is Butter London’s Pitter Patter. This varnish was released when the Duchess of Cambridge announced that she was pregnant with Prince George. It’s a lovely deep purple metallic colour which does just scream royalty to me. It ranks fifth because it is pretty new to my collection but it is already one if my favourites.
Nails of the Month
October was somewhat a strange month for me. I was nicely into all the autumnal shades and then I went on holiday with my mum and sister and felt the need to break out some brighter colours again!
The first colour I wore was A-England’s Lady of Shalott. This is one of the few A-England nail varnishes which disappoints me. It looks so much better in the bottle than it does on the nail, the blue shimmer doesn’t really translate all that well. But I only had around ten minutes to paint my nails, and I needed something which I knew I could get away with only doing one coat with, so this is what I grabbed.
So over the last month I’ve really started to embrace the autumn colours and I decided that I wanted to do some nail art. The result was these cute owl nails.
The Nail Wheel of Fortune
So for the month if July, in an effort to wear some of my less used nail varnishes, I resurrected my Nail Wheel if Fortune idea, where I have been randomly picking a nail varnish to wear, click here to see the inspiration behind the idea and here to see the first month. The exception to this rule is when I decided to do nail art, which happened on a couple of occasions this month. I also tried to change my nail varnish at least every other day.
The first colour I randomly picked was Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear’s Crushed, which is a lovely metallic orange colour.