Sunday, 18 March 2012

Nail art.

Ok, I apologies for all the nail posts at the moment guys but I have had a bit of spare time recently between deadlines and to save me from boredom I have been painting my nails a lot! So today I woke up and thought I would create a little nail art of my own.


So this is the final result nothing astonishing just a half and half deign black, silver and matte. I'm incredibly impatient and I wanted a straight line between the two colours and tape is too sticky to put on a damp layer of polish so I had to find another option! It turns out the answer had been staring me in the face for weeks! Post-it notes, the adhesive part of them is soft enough not to ruin the base colour and sticky enough that it sticks to the nail. So it's a win win for me and worked brilliantly.

I used 4 polishes to complete this ...

The first was the Avon nutri-boost which is my go too base coat, its fast drying and is meant to be good for your nails so makes the perfect smooth base coat.

The next was the base colour, BarryM nail effect in silver which I love so much. I have the gold as well and just cant wait to wear it in summer. (£3.99 Boots)

Then I used a basic black from miss sporty cheap and cheerful at £1.99, and I really have never seen the point in an expensive black so this is perfect. It's actually surprisingly good varnish for the price!

And finally I used rimmel matte topcoat which I have been putting over everything recently. It makes every nail colour totally different and has stopped my buying a load of matte polishes! (£4.99 Boots)

I'm really happy with the final outcome and now I have found out how useful post-its are ill be doing some more nail art designs in the future.

15 comments:

  1. Lovely effect. I'm mad for matte top coat at the moment, so much easier than buying lots of matte colours and I love how fast it dries. xx

    http://annieshomemadeheaven.blogspot.com

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    1. I can't get enough either and its saving me sooo much money! x

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  2. love it! i have the matte top coat and i really can't stop using it, its amazing!

    check out my blog?:)
    http://monster-diaries.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. everyone sees to be mad for it atm. I'll pop over to your blog now :)

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  3. Very cute nails. My nails are in need of a new polish asap, and I think I might try this out. Cute blog.

    Little Lady Little City

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    1. definitely give it a go :) and thanks! x

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  4. I really need to get myself some matte polish! Great nails and post:)

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    1. I've been recommending it to everyone!

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  5. I love this on you! I need to try the post-it idea!

    simplyyoursamb.blogspot.com

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  6. Such a cute look - I'd never have thought to use post it notes! I know what you mean about cheap black polish - I have a MUA which was £1 and its surprisingly good! x

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  7. Your nails look amazing!! xx

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  8. So awesome! I wish I had a steady hand. x hivenn

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  9. These colours work sooo well together :) great idea for design too :) I hope you will follow my blog :)

    leopardinleather.blogspot.com

    x

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  10. I really like this! ahh niceee nails :) xx

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