Nails of the Month – June 2013

Nails of the Month

June 2013

The first nail varnish I wore this month was OPI’s OPI… Eurso Euro and over the top of that I put OPI’s Man With The Golden Gun. I wore this to a wedding reception and I really enjoyed the sparkle.

OPI... Eurso Euro with The Man With The Golden Gun

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Nail Art – Wimbledon 2013

Nail Art

Wimbledon 2013

So it’s that time of year again when my family settles in to watch Wimbledon for two weeks. And once again I was wearing a Wimbledon inspired manicure ready for the first match. This year I expanded on the design I wore last year, although I did copy some elements of it. To see that design, click here.

On my thumb I created a strawberry, on my index finger a tennis net, on my middle finger the Wimbledon sign, on my ring finger an Union Jack and on my little finger a tennis ball.

Wimbledon 2013 Nail Art (2)

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Nail Art – Sailing Boat

Nail Art

Sailing Boat

If anyone read my May Nails of the Month post, then you know I’ve got a real thing for blue nail varnish at the moment. And I wanted to create a design on my nails which incorporated some of my favourite blue nail varnishes and was nice and summery. The result was this Sailing Boat nail art.

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Nails of the Month – May 2013

Nails of the Month

May 2013

How is May over already? We’ll be halfway through the year before we know it and that is super scary!

The first design I wore this month was the only real nail art I done and that was Fruit Nails. The base colour I used was George’s Cloudless Sky. On my thumb I created grapes and the purple I used was Barry M’s Indigo. On my index finger I created lemons and the yellow I used was New York Color In A Minute’s Lexington Yellow. On my middle finger I created oranges and the orange I used was Zoya’s Arizona. On my ring finger I created lines and the green I used was Jessica’s Lime Cooler and on my little finger I created apples and the red I used was Orly’s Poison Apple. On all nails the brown I used to create the stalks was E.l.f’s Smoky Brown and the green I used for the leaves was Collection 2000 Hot Looks’ Ninja.

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Nails of the Month – March 2013

Nails of the Month

March 2013

I kind of gave up on randomly picking nail varnishes from my swatches towards the beginning of the month, but I have been making a point of trying to use some of my lesser used nail varnishes. I also did quite a lot of nail art this month. And I have started to make the transition towards more spring type nail varnish, I didn’t wear many dark colours this month.

The first nail varnish I wore this month was a random pick and that was Wet n Wild Megalast’s 2% Milk. I loved this nail varnish, which I didn’t expect to. However it is quite sheer and you could see some staining on my nails through it from a blue colour I wore the other week, so I added a coat of Zoya’s Chloe to try and cover it. The photo is just of 2% Milk, without Chloe over it.

2% Milk

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Nails of the Month – January 2013

Nails of the Month

January 2013

For the first look I wore this month I layered OPI’s Goldeneye over Barry M’s 247 Superdrug Limited Edition. This was a lovely sparkly design for my first one of the year and I really liked it. I remembered Goldeneye as being very opaque from when I last wore it so I wiped most of the varnish off the brush before I layered it over the Barry M varnish. In hindsight I could probably have done with leaving a bit more on the brush but it still looked super pretty. The only downside to this manicure was that the Barry M nail varnish stained my nails pretty badly. I had anticipated some staining so I applied two layers of basecoat but that didn’t seem to help much. When I wear this colour again I may use a thin coat of white nail varnish first and see if that helps with the staining.

Superdrug Limited Edition with Goldeneye

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Nail Art – Snowy Winter Town

Nail Art

Snowy Winter Town

I wore this design at the beginning of December. It seemed like ages since I had done any nail art and Christmas should have provided plenty of opportunities to rectify that fact. However, it is now January, and I’m only just getting around to posting this. Family drama and being ill meant that I didn’t get to do any other nail art last month. Even when I wore this design I didn’t feel very Christmassy, and although this is inspired by the wintery town scenes you get on Christmas cards I’m tending to think of this as more winter nail art rather than Christmas nail art.

Snowy Winter Town Nails

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Nail Art – Chelsea Flower Show

Nail Art

The Chelsea Flower Show

So, for my birthday yesterday, my sister bought me a load of nail varnish and my first ever dotting tools for nail art, which I have been waiting impatiently to get my hands on. So I wanted to play with some of my new stuff last night, and since the Chelsea Flower Show started yesterday, I decided to create flowery nail art in honour of it.

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