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Fast Food Challenge: McDonalds Nails

I am so so pleased that last week was so successful as the first week of my new She Who Does Nail Art Challenges Group. Everyone was so creative and came up with so many great sweet themed manicures! You can see mine HERE, HERE and HERE. If you’re interested in joining the group, just request to join the group on Facebook and I’ll accept you :)

This week our theme is Fast Food – one of my favourite things in the world I am ashamed to admit! And one of my best grab on the go meals is a McDonalds. I know that their food isn’t the healthiest in the world, but it doesn’t hurt every now and then surely!

McDonalds Nails

This manicure was so much fun to do! I had it all in my head, but doubted my ability to do it completely!

I did enough finger one at a time unlike usual. I started by painting my ring finger with a base of Barry M Blood Orange and then used Barry M Yellow to paint on the famous golden arches. Then I tackled the cheeseburger. I painted the beef first using brown acrylic paint, and then did the cheese, relish and salad using yellow, red and green acrylic paints. Finally I used Barry M Lychee to paint the bun and used Barry M Matt White to dapple the seeds on top. Next I used acrylic paints to paint the fries onto my index finger and Barry M Blood Orange for the packet. Finally I used Barry M Matt White and Barry M Blood Orange to paint the cup onto my little finger. At the end, I used Seche Vite to give all my nails a lovely shine!

What’s your favourite fast food?



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Day 27 of the 30 Day Challenge: Inspired by artwork

I am so chuffed with this manicure. Sunflowers are my favourite flower EVER and when I thought of artwork, the first thing that came into my head was the series of sunflower painting by Van Gogh and I knew that was what I had to paint on my nails.

I started by painting a base of Barry M Mint Green and then used a sponge to create a mottled grass effect with Barry M Spring Green. Next I use a tiny paintbrush and mixed together red and yellow acrylic paint to create the centres of the sunflowers and then painted on the petals in yellow. Finally I used the previous orange concoction to draw some shading onto the petals. I love how they turned out.

For this manicure I used:
  • Revlon – Quick Dry Base Coat
  • Barry M – Mint Green
  • Barry M – Spring Gren
  • Acrylic paint
  • Revlon – Quick Dry Top Coat



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Day 23 of 30 Day Challenge: Inspired by a movie

I am so absolutely chuffed with this manicure. It’s my first proper freehand paint!

Choosing a film was pretty tough, but Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory has been on the TV several times recently (the new one and the old one) so I thought I would do a tribute to that film. Personally, I prefer the first one so I based my nails on that film instead of the new one.

I used Barry M Matt White, Blueberry Ice Cream, Foil Efects Gold and LA Colors Bronze Bombshell as a base for each of my nails and then used acrylic paint to freehand the design with the world’s tiniest paintbrush. I will definitely be trying freehanding again.

My little finger is the one I am leats happy with – it shows a golden ticket, my ring finger has a shiny chocolate base with the Wonka ‘W’ on it, my middle finger shows loads and loads of the famous ever-lasting gobstoppers, my index finger shows a little oompa loompa, and finally my thumb shows my take on the lickable wallpaper.

What do you think? I can’t wait to see everyone else’s take on movies!

For this manicure I used:
  • Revlon – Quick Dry Base Coat
  • Barry M – Matt White
  • Barry M – Blueberry Ice Cream
  • LA Colors – Bronze Bombshell
  • Barry M – Foil Effects Gold
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Revlon – Quick Dry Top Coat



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Day 16 of the 30 Day Challenge: Tribal nails

Woop! My first attempt at tribal nails. I’m not entirely pleased with how they came out, but it’s not bad for a first attempt.

I started by painting my nails with a base of Barry M Matt White and then used acrylic paint in green, red and blue to paint the patterns on. Finally I used a black acrylic paint to draw on the outlines.

I think it’s quite a cool effect, but maybe I would choose different colours next time. Reckon it would look quite cool in pastel shades!

For this manicure I used:
  • Revlon – Quick Dry Base Coat
  • Barry M – Matt White
  • Acrylic paint – red, blue, green and black
  • Revlon – Quick Dry Top Coat



Posted on by Laura Robson in Challenges, Nail Art 1 Comment