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Nail Art: Halloween Pumpkins


Happy Halloween everyone!  Halloween has always been one of my favourite days of the whole year, and every October 31st I love to dress up and cook up a big feast for my family and friends.  This year is my first Halloween as a beauty blogger, so I thought I would create some Halloween inspired nail art to share with you all.  So, here are my Halloween Pumpkins!

Aren’t they cute?  The whole design took less than half an hour to do and I’m so happy with how they turned out.  The colours I used to create this look are:

  • Models Own ‘Orange Sorbet’
  • NYC In A Minute ‘High Line Green’
  • Primark ‘Black’

I hope you’ve all had a spooktacular day :)

Naomi x

Monopoly Nail Art


Today I thought I would share my latest attempt at nail art with you all, which is themed around squares on a Monopoly board!  After doing my Pac-Man nail art last week, I wanted to try some more game themed designs.  Monopoly is one of my favourite board games and I happened to have MUA’s Shade 5 to hand, which is very much like the colour of a Monopoly board, so it seemed only fitting for this to be my next design.

What do you think?  I’m rather pleased with how they turned out, although it was VERY difficult drawing the ‘Free Parking’ car using my left hand!  I’m very happy with the ‘Go’ nail though, and I think the coloured cuticles look good.

The colours I used for this design were:  MUA Nail Varnish Shade 5, Avon Nailwear Pro ‘Real Red’, Avon Nailwear Pro ‘Coral Beat, Barry M Nail Paint ‘Yellow’, NYC Nail Polish ‘High Line Green’, Rimmel Pro Nail Polish ‘Fancy Fuchsia’, Primark Nail Polish ‘Black’, Primark Nail Polish ‘Blue’, Laval Nail Polish ‘White’, Technic Nail Art Pen ‘Black’ and Sally Hansen Base & Top Coat.

Naomi x

Pac-Man Nail Art


After looking at some amazing computer game make up designs yesterday, I wanted to try my own game-inspired look.  I didn’t want to do anything too complex (it was 9pm and I’d had a looong day), so I settled for nail art as I find it quite relaxing.  I decided to do a basic Pac-Man design as the simple shapes are very easy to draw using nail dotting tools, and it only took five colours – black, white, red, blue and yellow.  This was the finished result…

I painted Pac-Man on my index finger, Blinky the red ghost on my ring finger and the famous Pac-Man cherries on my thumb.  I really enjoyed painting the cherries for some reason!  I’m not completely happy with the overall look as, once again, my bed sheets left imprints on the design (someone please stop me painting my nails at night!), but I think they look cute enough.  People keep telling me how much they like them anyway so I must be doing something right.

What other games would you like to see turned into nail art?

Naomi x


Nail Art: Vintage Roses


After a week of wearing dark coloured nail varnish, I fancied something slightly more pastel today.  I’d been seeing a lot of vintage floral nail art doing the rounds lately, so I thought I’d have a go myself.  I used a lovely little flowery tea cup as inspiration, as you can see!

The colours I used for this are:

  • Avon Nailwear Pro in ‘Vintage Blue’ (Background)
  • Avon Nailwear Pro in ‘Viva Pink’ (Roses)
  • Avon Nailwear Pro in ‘Pastel Pink’ (Rose Swirls)
  • N.Y.C. Long-Wearing Nail Enamel in green (Leaves)
  • Avon Peeling and Brittleness Solver (Base and Top Coat)

What do you think?  I think it’s a great look for Spring :)

Naomi x

Nail Art: Monochrome Cats


Yesterday afternoon I had some well-earned time to myself for a few hours, so I took the opportunity to sit down with a cup of tea and try out some more nail art.  It meant I had to remove my Very Hungry Caterpillar design, which has been my favourite so far, but I quite like what I did this time.

So here are my Monochrome Cat Nails!  They’re not the neatest, but I think they’re quite cute :)

I didn’t use anything particularly fancy to create this  look… Just a simple black nail varnish from Primark, a white varnish I picked up from the local market and then my usual top coat.  The designs were drawn freehand with my set of dotting tools.

What do you think?

Naomi x

Nail Art: The Very Hungry Caterpillar


I recently bought a set of nail dotters on eBay, so yesterday I took a bit of time out from everything to practise using them!  The Very Hungry Caterpillar was one of my favourite books as a child, and I am still just a little bit obsessed with it.  I have a Caterpillar calendar, a Caterpillar mug, bowl, plate, Caterpillar toys, Caterpillar plasters, Caterpillar books, a Caterpillar bookmark… all sorts!  So it seemed only natural to attempt some Caterpillar themed nails, just for fun.  90 minutes and about 12 nail varnishes later, here is how they turned out…

I have to say, I am SO pleased with the result and I’m actually really proud of this attempt!  The design took about 90 minutes in total, including drying time, which I don’t think is that bad considering I did it all freehand.  The nails on my other hand all have polka dot tips like my thumb and pinky in this picture.  I found the dotting tools surprisingly easy to use so I didn’t have much trouble with the drawing… This is definitely a more adventurous design than my previous ones anyway!  The pale blue base is Avon’s Nailwear Pro in ‘Vintage Blue’, and the Caterpillar green is MUA’s ‘Shade 13′.

I have entered my design into Avon’s ‘Perfectly Polished’ competition and so far I only have 2 votes, so if you like my nails please vote for me here!  A massive thanks in advance to those that do :)

What do you think?

Naomi xx

Ladybird Nail Art


Last night I was feeling particularly adventurous in the nail department and I transformed all 10 of my fingernails into cute little ladybirds!

To create this look I used a basic red nail varnish that I was gifted recently, a Technic black nail art pen and a white nail art pen that was part of a manicure set.  I was amazed that I managed to keep my hands steady enough to add all the detail and I am so pleased with how they turned out!  My favourite nail art attempt so far, by far.

What do you think?

Naomi x

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