Monday, 9 May 2011


Sorry for the rubbish photo, right after i took this i banged my hand against a wall and smudged them. Graceful i know. One of my many charms. 

I love this design. I think the blue and purple against the white really go well for the spring, you could try darker shades for winter and maybe even go yellowish for summer, or is that too daring? I'm thinking yellow and orange but i think they might look a bit too much like an abstract chicken for comfort. Maybe even try tiger print. Who knows. Trial and error.You can do the strips anyway you like, the leopard print in any direction and it still works. 

Hope you are enjoying the weather as much as i am. Although I've been wearing shorts and summer dresses everyday for about 3 weeks, refusing to accept it wasn't as sunny as i wished it was. oh, not shorts and summer dresses together, on separate occasions. 


Friday, 6 May 2011

What are friends for?

I would like to point out that the flash on my camera has ruined all these photos. I am not an idiot. If I missed big chunks of colour out of one of the sections, I would fill it in. If you look at the top picture, you can see that the squares are fully intact. Now if we are all happy with that, lets move on.

This is something that Wah does, I am obsessed with them, and my friend asked me to try. im not going to lie, as I was doing it, it looked awful. that was until I put the black lines on when it started to look lovely. Well, she thought so anyway.

This is probably the most technically difficult thing I've tried, but also the most impressive. I'm a bit annoyed it doesn't look that good in the photos, in real life it looked a lot better. I haven't really got my head round taking photos of other peoples hands. Its a bit creepy asking to begin with. when I take them of my own, I just take about a hundred and chose the best. I don't think my friends would really be up for an hour photo-shoot of their hands. 


Monday, 2 May 2011

leopards in a strawberry field... apparently.

These are some nails I did on my friend Laura today. they are a mix of leopard print and strawberry print. I deeply considered doing the leopard print in green and pink to stay with theme, but decided I would stick to the plain pink. Standard. 

She loves them, or at least she claimed to love them, for all I know she is at home scrubbing with the nail varnish remover as we speak. 

I have realised the doubled ended sword doing other peoples nails. on the plus side - you don't have to change hands so in general both hands look better - on the down side - if they look shit, you cant take it off and pretend it never happened. both you and that person are aware of the hideous nails you created from that point on. 


Saturday, 30 April 2011

Vroom Vroom Beep Beep.

This may well be my favourite colour polish ever. Its Barry M "berry i/c" I think, I can't really make out the label. I just think its the most lovely colour. Its very similar to Essie's "nice is nice" that i wanted to buy but couldn't find any where. 

I hate that its so hard to find Essie in London, if any one knows where to buy it let me know. I get them from ebay. 

So this is basicly something very subtle and understated but I think it looks nice. I like to think of it as a different take on a French manicure. It looks better in other colours, this is a bit boring. My favourite is turquoise and white. I only really did the dots today because I wanted to play. I will hopefully post something a bit more interesting in the next couple of days. 

On another note, I passed my driving test so I am very very pleased. I am possibles going do something car themed next.


Monday, 25 April 2011

Come on England

So, I am very excited about the royal wedding coming up. I like to think of my self as a very proud British person. More drinking-mugs-of-tea-in-a-cafe-while-talking-about-the-weather British than worshipping-the-royal-family British, but what ever.

I am a bit early in the celebrations, but I wanted to practice before the big event. I wish I had taken a picture when I first painted them as they are all smudged and messy now. I considered re-doing them, but they took about an hour to do and contrary to my family's beliefs I don't have that much free time. 

I keep seeing people talking pictures of their nails while holding something. I though this was to get your fingers into a position so you can see all the nails so I thought I'd try it. It looks stupid. It was also uncomfortable. I can only assume people do it to show they can both take a picture and hold something at the same time. Like well trained monkeys. 

Oh, on my left hand my second finger is the other type of English flag (ST George's flag?) because I'm oh-so-quirky like that (I smudged it to badly to walk around like that and didn't have time to redo it). 

Happy Easter! (I wanted to say "Happy Easter Chicks!" then realised that would be very lame. so I didn't.)


Saturday, 23 April 2011

Muddy Duckling

OK, so I bought this nail varnish at boots today. Its "Dusky Mauve" by Barry M. Hum, well, I suppose I like it. It had a weird purplely tint in the bottle that I thought was brilliant. It isn't. It just looks like mud. Sorry Barry M, I'm normally a very big fan of your - but alas not this time. Unless your going for brown nails, I'd give this a miss. 

Now, I know all my other posts (all two of them) have been nail art but I'm a massive fan of plain nails. I am fully aware you can't rock up to a job interview with pandas on your nails and obviously you don't always have time to play and experiment (unless you have no life like me). So expect some nail varnish evaluations to pop up now and again(i say that like anyone actually cares about my opinion). 

It just started to rain as I was writing this. I find that deeply distressing as I'm wearing a summer dress and was planing on leaving my house. I may re evaluate that idea. Also, I was going to sign off with "have fun in the sun" but now that's both cheesy and irrelevance. so...

Have fun in the transparent liquid falling from the sky. 


Rawr, I'm a... Leopard?

I may be wrong, I am about many things, but I don't think there is anyway to take an attractive photograph of all of your nails at once. You have to curl your hands into a weird shape that makes you look like the evil person in a film, grasping for the sky in anger. I managed to take one where I looked vaguely human, but it was tough. 

 This is my go to nail design when I don't know what to do to them. pink leopard print. if you look closely, my finger next to my little finger (does it have a specific name?) is a lighter shade of pink. This did not work how I wanted it to. After a second coat the contrast was rubbish and if you weren't looking for it I doubt you would notice the difference. Live and learn. 

I might do a blog about how to do leopard print, as its so simples (yes, simples) but yet impressive. Only a photo step by step though, filming tutorials is way beyond my capability at this point in my life, lets not get carried away. Woah.