11th September, 2011
One of my favourite nail artists is Nagi/Disco Nail, a Tokyo based artist. I found out about her work through tumblr, I unfortunately know very little about her since her blog is in Japanese. All I know is that she is a true visionary with intriguing and most of all truly original nail art. Definitely take a look at her work, it’s very inspirational!
This is my recreation of some of her work, a tribute as it were!
What I used: Catrice Snow Motion, Barry M Turquoise, New Look Black, China Glaze Hey Sailor, Models Own Peach Puff, Essence Studio Nails Top Sealer and Born Pretty Store Half Pearls.
It’s honestly one of my most favourite manicures I have ever worn! I loved it so much, I kept staring at the eye – which kept staring back at me! I did feel a bit strange wearing a religious cross on my nails since I’m not religious myself but it does look really amazing.
Owl ring from Primark
22nd July, 2011
Just a quick nail art manicure today! These are Aztec nails and I believe they were made big by nail salon WAH Nails. They’ve done them so many times in all the possible colour combinations you can imagine. Apologies for the somewhat awkward hand position, my non-dominant right hand came out better but photographing it was less than ideal!
For my Aztec nails I used:
- Barry M Mint Green
- Barry M Berry Ice Cream
- New Look Bambi
- H&M Being On The A-List
- Black nail polish and a thin nail art brush
I cut my nails short recently since they took such a beating from all the 3D acrylic. I was looking around for ideas and stumbled across these. For some reason Aztec nails never really stood out to me but lately I’ve been really in love with them. They are also perfect for short nails! I wore these to a dinner party and since my outfit was very sober I decided these would be perfect for a pop of colour.
6th February, 2011
For those of you who don’t like mint green, look away now! For those of you who adore mint green just like I do, stay with me and drool all over these images!
Here’s my humble collection of mint greens, I only have about 7 (or 5 if you only count the true mint greens) but I’m not going to stop buying them any time soon. They are simply amazing and I’ll never get bored of them! Mint green always does it for me, every single time.
- Catrice – I Sea You!
- MUA – shade 5
- New Look – Urban
- American Apparel – Office
- Catrice – Sold Out For Ever
- Barry M – Mint Green
- American Apparel – Malibu Green
Swatches in the same order as above.
My favourite is definitely Office by American Apparel, it has the colour of chocolate chip mint ice cream (which tastes disgusting but looks great). The two on the outside, I Sea You! and Malibu Green are more teal rather than actual mint green but still deserved a place in this line-up I think.
Still on my mint green wishlist are; China Glaze Re-Freshmint, Essie Mint Candy Apple, Models Own Jade Rock, Illamasqua Milf, Mac Peppermint Patti, Revlon Minted.… Yeah… Keep dreaming Emily!
16th December, 2010
When I went to New Look a few days ago I came across these two gift boxes! They have a ton of gift boxes right now with nail polish, make-up, lip-gloss, eyelashes and others. I bought these as a present for myself (something you need to do once in a while!) but I thought I’d share them with you as gift ideas.
Set #1: Colour Box. This box contains six polishes, mostly pinks and reds but it also contains one really pretty greige. None of the colours are named. The bottles are 10ml. Formula of these is quite good, didn’t expect them to be worth much but they’re not too bad. Scroll down to see a few swatches. This was €6,99.
Set #2: For The Girls, Nail Bar. This awesome box has 10 polishes, they’re minis and hold 7ml which isn’t too bad for minis. Each bottle is printed with its name. The formula of these is also really good, better than the first set, the only thing that’s wrong with these is the brush. They all have the most awful brush ever which makes it quite hard to paint your nails unfortunately! To me it’s not that much of a downside, I can work my way around a bad brush but it’s still worth mentioning. I definitely recommend this set over the first as the colours are really gorgeous whereas the ones in the first set are less interesting. It cost €9,99.
All six bottles lined up.
This red is really gorgeous and vibrant. A classic.
A really fun peachy pink, perfect for summer.
Like I mentioned above, besides (boring) reds and pinks this set contains a greige.
All ten colours. F.L.T.R: Vamp, Vixen, Urban, Buff, Princess, Poppy, Reef, Bambi, Pirate, Blossom.
Buff. This set also contains a greige, they’re very similar but not an exact match. I think it’s probably made in the same factory but this is from a different batch so colours can differ slightly.
Urban. Hooray, it’s a mint green! You all know how I love mint green, this one is definitely one of the prettier ones! I’d recommend this set for this colour alone!
Vamp. I know you won’t believe me but it’s not a lie, this is ONE coat. Yes, you heard me, one! I have never come across such an opaque black, it’s a dream! I don’t wear black often but I know I’m going to put this to much use for nail art.
Bambi. This is such a cute colour, a cotton candy pink is what I would call it. This is 4 coats so not that opaque but it’s definitly not a sheer French manicure pink either.
Reef. This is a really pretty coral orange, it’s in the name, coral reef! I think this is two or three coats.