Today is Remembrance Day, when on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour we spend some time in silence as a nation to remember those who fought for us in the wars. It’s a day where everyone wears poppies as a mark of respect, so I thought I would paint my nails with poppies in tribute this year.
I started by painting my nails with two coats of Barry M Matt White. I then used Barry M Blood Orange with a tiny paintbrush to paint the petals of the poppies. Next, I used a dotting tool with Nails Inc Black Taxi to create the dots in the centre of the poppies. Finally, I used Sinful Colors Exotic Green to paint the little leaves.
I hope you like them!
This polish is one I have had for absolutely ages and bought during a Westfields polish shopping trip. Have you ever been there? It’s a HAVEN for nail polish.
Sinful Colors Cinderella is a lovely baby blue polish with a subtle pink shimmer to it. It’s so easy to see in these photos, but in the sunlight it really pops!
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This week in the She Who Does Nail Art Challenges group on Facebook (come join us!), the theme is Birds.
While trying to decide what to decorate my nails with for this theme, I scoured my stamping plates and thought about hand painting like birds in a cage, but when I started thinking about the more obscure birds and finally it was down to either flamingos or penguins!
Flamingos it was!
I’ve seen these style of flamingo nails on a few blogs before, but I just couldn’t help recreating them myself!
I started by painting my nails with three coats of Sinful Colors Cinderella (a review to follow later in the week) which is a gorgeous pale blue with a pink shimmer to it. I then used a small paintbrush to paint on the head, neck and body of the flamingos using Barry M Bright Pink. Next I used the same small paintbrush and Angelica Marshmallow to paint the wing of the flamingos. I used a tiny paintbrush and Barry M Matt White to paint the white bit of the beak and then the same white polish with a medium sized dotting tool to create the whites of the eyes. Finally I used Nails Inc Black Taxi with a small dotting tool to finish the eyes, and the same black polish with a tiny paintbrush to paint the beak.
What do you think? I love these guys!
I can’t wait to see what everyone else comes up with for birds this week!
After a really really REALLY long break from the She Who Does Nail Art Challenges facebook group, I have finally restarted the challenges, and this week’s theme is fruit!
I’ve done a few fruit themed manicures before – Cherries and Strawberries – so I had to think a bit harder this time to come up with another fruity idea.
So what do you think of my watermelons?!
I started by painting two coats of No7 Cheeky Chops which is a wonderful bright coraly-pink. Just what I needed to cure the misery of this horrid weather in England right now! I then used Invogue Matte Suede Emerald Dust to paint the tips of my nails a shimmery green colour. After that had dried, I used Sinful Colors Exotic Green to create the stripes over the Invogue polish. Finally I used Nails Inc Black Taxi and a tiny paintbrush to paint on the tiny seeds.
We ate so much watermelon on our honeymoon last month, and it’s so nice to have a little reminder of that on my nails today!