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Advent Tutorial: Shepherds

Only six days to go until Christmas day now…are you excited? I can’t wait myself as it my husband’s and my first Christmas as a married couple, so it’s going to be really special!

Today’s tutorial is of another set of characters surrounding the Christmas story… shepherds!

Advent Tutorial: Shepherds Nail Art

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Advent Tutorial: Candles

It’s a late one today folks! Sorry it’s taken me so long to get this posted today, but it’s been a busy day at church, visiting friends and putting up Christmas decorations! I promised it’ll be back to normal tomorrow.

Behind door number eight today is…..a candle!

Advent Tutorial: Candle Nail Art

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Advent Tutorial: Snowman

It’s the weekend! Hooray!

It’s day number seven of my Christmas Advent Calendar of Nail Art and I cant wait to show you what’s behind door number seven…..it’s jolly snowman!

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Tutorial: How to Paint Penguin Nails

I am so glad that so many of you enjoyed my penguin nails yesterday, so I thought I would give you all an early Christmas present and share a tutorial for it!

How To Paint Penguin Nail Art

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Penguins

Penguins!!

How cute are these little guys?! It’s getting quite a bit colder now in the UK so I started thinking about colder things and voila!
When my mum saw these she said that they reminded her of the group of penguins in the film Madagascar and I might have to agree :)

Penguin Nail Art

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Mr Tickle

Don’t even ask me where this idea came from. I literally have no clue, other that my weird mind managed to conjure it up whilst at work the other afternoon.

But wouldn’t you agree, this might be the best manicure I have ever done! I am so unbelievably proud of it!

If you don’t know who Mr Tickle is, he is a character from a series of children’s books called Mr Men and Little Miss :)

Mr Tickle Mr Men Nail Art

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Monarch Butterfly

So I actually did this manicure months ago! I finally got around to editing the pictures this week, and still like it enough to share it with you :)

This is supposed to be a monarch butterfly style manicure! Isn’t it pretty?

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Review: Pocket Money Polishes – I Put A Spell On You

You might remember the review I did the other day about Pocket Money Polishes‘ Starry, Starry Night by Charlie. She’s just started producing her own nail polishes collections, the first one being called Glitter Babies and is out right now.

Today I have for you another bottle from the collection called I Put A Spell On You. All of Charlie’s polishes are named after songs which is such a novel idea!

I Put A Spell On You is described as ‘Green stars, purple hearts with orange matte squares and a shifting rainbow’, and it looks like the coolest, most haunting polish ever! it has Halloween written all over it.

Pocket Money Polishes - I Put A Spell On You

The application was very even for the orange glitter bits and the holo flecks, but again the stars required a bit of  fishing which I actually quite like as you get to put them exactly where you want them!

This is definitely my favourite polish in the collection as I have never seen anything like it! It looks so cool. In the photos I have layered it over LA Colors Fun In The Sun which is an amazing shade of purple in itself, and it compliments the colours of the glitter so so well.

You can buy I Put A Spell On You from Charlie’s online shop HERE for only £4 for a 5ml bottle. But if you put the code ‘Laura10′ in the comment box on your order, you can receive an extra 10% off your order! They’re limited edition, so grab one while they’re still available!

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Jewellery Challenge: Friendship Bracelets

SO PRETTY. Look how vibrant and spotty they are!!

As you know, the theme for this week in the She Who Does Nail Art Challenges group is Jewellery. I loved the more elegant Tiffany Box design I did a few days ago, but I thought I would go to the other end of the spectrum and nailify some cheaper jewellery!

When I was in my early teen years I became a little obsessed with making those thread friendship bracelets. I used countless patterns and colours to make different bracelets for all my friends and family. In tribute, I tried to replicate a few different patterns on my nails!

Jewellery Challenge: Friendship Bracelets

This manicure was so simple to do. All you need is a couple of different coloured nail polishes and a dotting tool!

I started with two coats of Barry M Matt White to get a new even base for my bright patterns to go over. I then alternated using Barry M Spring Green, Barry M Block Orange and LA Colors Fun In The Sun with a dotting tool to create the different patterns on my nails. I finished with a Seche Vite topcoat to smooth it all out.

Give it a go! It’s so easy :) I think this is one of my favourite manicures I have done in a long time!

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Holiday Challenge: Beach nails

I’m back again, starting a new challenge theme with the She Who Does Nail Art Challenges group! This week the theme is Holidays!

My first thought was to paint a gorgeous sandy beach shore, complete with starfish and crab! I am so chuffed with how this came out!!

Holiday Challenge: Beach nails

I started by painting my nails with a base of Models Own Bora Bora (didn’t I say that it looked like sand in my review!), and then painted on the waves area with LA Colors Sea Siren. I then gradually mixed Sea Siren with Barry M Matt White to make the edge of the sea lighter. Next I used Angelica Iced Sorbet and Barry M Block Orange to paint on the little starfish. Finally I used No7 Pillar Box to paint the crab, and Barry M Matt White and Nails Inc Black Taxi for the eyes.

I am completely in love with this nail art design. The sand is so sparkly and I just love how the sea edge turned out!

I can’t wait to see what everyone else comes up with this week!

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