Monthly Archives: November 2013

I have been Nominated!

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I’m so excited to have been nominated for the Sunshine Award by the beautiful Ginger from Ginger Loves Makeup, a huge thanks to her! The Sunshine Award is awarded to people “who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”. How bubbly making!!

In order to participate you must:

1. Display the Award on your blog.
2. Announce your win with a post and thank the blogger who awarded you.
3. Present 10 deserving bloggers with the Award.
4. Link your awardees in the post and let them know of their being awarded with a comment.
5. Write 10 interesting things about you.

Ten bloggers I would like to nominate for this award in no particular order, who have been great inspirations for me are:

1. Ruth from The Adorned Claw

2. Even Lemmings Paint their Nails

3. Charlie and Georgie from Pocket Money Polishes

4. Amanda from Mae’s Beauty

5. Nailmattic

6. Our Painted World

7. Amie from Am1e’s Nail Diary

8. Jordie from Finger Tip Fancy

9. Megan from Blondes Love Cupcakes

10. Eeeek! Nail Polish!

Ten interesting things about me are:

1. I read a lot of books. A lot! I mean like I binge read and in a week i could read 5 or 6 books.

2. I love to dance! Everywhere, at uni, in the supermarket, on the street… everywhere!

3. I have terrible eye sight, I can’t see anything at all without my glasses or contacts.

4. I am really short. I would be very surprised if you were shorter than me!

5. My favourite colour is Blue and I own more pink things than I would like to admit.

6. I love to do lino cuts and printing! It’s my favourite form of art.

7. I’m really excited about going on exchange to UCA in London!! I can’t wait for January!

8. I feel naked if I don’t have polish on my nails, and I always feel the need to make my nails arty in some way because I think that one colour is boring, you need at least 2 -3 colours, the more the better.

9. Everyone keeps telling me I’m an adult now, but I still feel like a child and I behave accordingly 😛

10. I have a little sister who I’m really close to and love to annoy her! She still won’t let me paint her nails!

So that’s all done, I hope you all will spread this happy feeling of being nominated for this award! It’s truly made my day! Go on and spread the love! xx

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Dotted Circles

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This week I did some dotted circles on my nails. I used seven polishes for this (four colours, black, white, clear top coat), a dotting tool (mine is home made: a pin stuck into the eraser of a pencil), a spare brush and a sheet of plastic (you can use a paper plate or whatever you like).  

The first thing I did was mix up some polishes to make a new colour. I’ve started doing this more lately because I’m finding that I don’t have colours that I want and I’m too poor to buy new polishes at the moment. So I mix new colours out of what I’ve already got. 😀 For this I mixed black and a metallic silver with tiny glitters in it, to get a smokey, shimmery grey colour which I love. I just mixed the two colours on my plastic with a spare polish brush from an old polish bottle and used that brush to paint all of my nails in this colour. You may need to mix more as you go, but I find that it’s better to have to mix more than to have heaps of left overs that will just be wasted.

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Next I chose my three colours for my dotted circles. I used an orange, green and purple. When I put the orange on it didn’t show against the darker polish so I used white in place of the orange and the when it was dry I did the orange over the top so it could be seen. I placed my circles randomly on each nail and started with a centre point for each one. Then I went around the starting dot until I made a circle. I continued this with the two other colours for the next two circles. Last of all I applied a shiny clear top coat to finish!

Silver and White Dotted French Tips

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I wanted some simple french tips this week and I wanted them to be quick and easy without the hassle of using stickers or tape to get them perfect. So I came up with these cute dotted french tips. To do them you will need, white and solver nail polishes as well as a clear top coat and a dotting tool. As you probably already know the dotting tool I use is home made by sticking a sewing pin with a small head into the eraser of a pencil. It works just as well.

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To begin clean your nails properly because you will be able to see your nails through the clear polish. Once your nails are clean, paint a single coat of clear polish on each nail. Let them dry. Next take a sheet of plastic, like an ice cream lid  or a paper plate and dab a drop of silver polish and a dab of white polish onto it. This will be used for the tips. Use the dotting tool place dots along the tip of your nail. I did mine two dots wide and about five dots in length. The dots are completely random, there was no pattern with the colours either. Once you’ve done all of you nails and the dots are all dry you can finish them off with a shiny clear top coat. Enjoy these easy French tips.

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Dotted Diagonal French Tips

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I bought Revlon Whimsical (430) polish a while back and still haven’t had the chance to use it so for this weeks nails Whimsical inspired the whole design. If you want to try this one you will need: Whimsical by Revlon (or another colour if you want), white nail polish (mine is just the cheap BYS one), a dotting tool (again mine is homemade- a little sewing pin stuck into the rubber of a pencil) and a top coat.

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First paint your all of your nails with Whimsical. Depending on the intensity of the colour you want you can do however many coats you want. To get mine this colour I applied three coats of the Whimsical polish to make the colour less opaque. With only one coat the colour looked more pearly white rather than the light grey blue colour I got with three.

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Next take your dotting tool and dip it into your white polish. I find it helpful to put a dab of the polish onto a piece of plastic or paper to easily dip the dotting tool into. Though the polish can dry out before your done so you may have to put more on. Make a diagonal line on your nail starting at one corner and ending in about the centre of your nail on the opposite side. Note: This picture is of the first one I did and the dots were too big and didn’t look good, so I changed the size of the pin on my homemade dotting tool to make smaller dots. Once you have you diagonal dotted line as a guide you can fill in the section at the top of the nail with dots. You could do it randomly if you want but in my opinion it’s better to do more diagonal dotted lines working your way up until you fill up the whole section.

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And finally of course finish them off with a clear shiny top coat. These nails are super cute and really easy to do. I hope you love them as much as I do! 😀