Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Be my valentine

Quick post cheeky Valentines nails are currently on Boots Facebook page! They seem to have split the vote - some people loving them but others seem to think I have crusty hands, lol! Best get myself to Boots for some hand cream!
This is two coats of Models Own Pro in French White Tip. Followed by a free hand painted design using Models Own Nail Art Pen for the black and Bourjois 10 day anti-chip in shade 20 for the red.

Happy Valentines everyone! Right, best go and get scrubbing these crusty hands of mine! Feel free to comment and share the Boots FB post if you disagree

Happy painting... the nailist xxx

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Rum punch

Those of you who are my friends will know I've been lucky enough to have been away in the Caribbean for work on the island of St Vincent... mainly because I've been instragramming like crazy everyday...sorry! I couldn't help it...the island was so beautiful.

My friends will also know that I tan in like 5 minutes so have come back very brown - almost dirty looking! The bonus here is that bright nails look even brighter. So I took inspiration from the the most popular island drink...a rum punch...
...and created a very simple but 'punchy' look! (photo taken in situ for max effect!)
And for good measure I did my toes too!..
This is two coats of W7 in Fluorescent Pink followed by a diagonal covering of Max Factors Max Effect Mini Nail Polish in Red Carpet Glam. I flipped them round on the toes.

For base and top coat I used Rimmel 5 in 1 Nail Treat Base & Top Coat  Total Care Action. This was a packing space saver but i must say I wish I'd just taken my favourite separates as I ended up with chips on day 2 of the mani.

Can't wait for some UK sunshine to start working those fluoro shades!

Happy painting... the nailist xxx

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Polish days - Get back to nature

It's Polish day time again - the monthly blogger event set up but the lovely Polly Polish. I, unfortunately, missed last months' in the haze of post Christmas back to reality, so even though I'm currently overseas with work I made sure I did a design ready to post. The theme is 'back to nature' so pretty broad and I had a vision of a daisy chain but it didn't quite work out like that in the limited time I had before my trip, but it certainly still fits the brief...

So just a quick run down of the polishes used... the base blue is one coat of H&M Nail colour in Blue my Mind. Then using a striping brush I added the grass using Bad Apple in Green Apple. Then added the flower detail using Models Own nail art pens in white and yellow.

All finished off with a generous coat of Save the Nail 45 second top coat.

And as we're talking about nature I thought I'd share the beautiful sunset here in the Caribbean...

Happy painting... the nailist xxx