Spring Leopard Print Nail Art
I am really excited about spring so wanted to do something cute and pretty on my nails. I love leopard print anyway but like the idea of making it more girly and eye-catching so decided to do multi-pastel leopard print! What do you think?
I used various 17 and Barry M pastels, I can give you the colours if you’re interested, just let me know in the comments. You can buy Seventeen polishes HERE and Barry M polishes HERE.
Leopard print nail art is such a quick and easy mani that I always wonder why I don’t do it more often. Even my boss at work was impressed and he doesn’t usually even notice my crazy nails!
Model’s Own ‘Beetlejuice Purple Blue’
I finally have internet again and have a lot to catch up with. The first in a big batch is Model’s Own ‘Beetlejuice Purple Blue’. I waited for ages for the Beetlejuice collection to come out and was so excited to see them…and was then really underwhelmed. I was expecting really pretty duochrome polishes and they didn’t quite live up to my expectations. Don’t get me wrong, they are pretty but…I wasn’t thrilled with them.
This one is a purple blue (ummm, obviously Lex) and as you can see from the last picture, in artificial light it is quite dark navy and a bit blah. The purple and neon blue tones come through better in natural light and do make it quite an interesting polish. The finish does look quite gritty in these pictures and that does come across in person as well, which I hate.
However, I’ve been mainly using it for adding depth to galaxy nails (which it’s perfect for!), rather than as a stand alone colour for a full mani.
If you’re a bigger fan than me, you can buy it HERE.
How did you feel about this collection? I was pretty gutted that I didn’t love it as much as I wanted to. Too bad, too sad!
Yes, hard to believe but I’ve been doing this for 2 months! When you’re being bombarded by my Twitter posts about nails and manicures it probably feels like a lot longer but sadly not!
I always enjoyed painting my nails but only started taking it ‘seriously’ and trying out nail art about 3 months ago. A few people on Twitter (including my ridiculously supportive and understanding mani-widow boyfriend) suggested that I start a blog with my nail art and here we are!
Thank you for reading, commenting and inspiring me. I really appreciate it. I will be scheduling a few more posts this weekend as a bit of a celebratory nail extravaganza so please keep popping in to see what’s new.
Thank you again,
This was another of the polishes bought for me by my lovely friend Gemma for doing her manicure.
It is a gorgeous jade green and applies beautifully. I only have one other polish by LA Colours which is the black I use all the time. They are pretty cheap polishes but go on so well, dry fast and are pretty opaque. This mani only needed two coats which is better than I expected for the price. The only negative point is that it doesn’t last too well: chips and lifting after 24 hours, even with top coat.
The above picture shows the true colour better than the first one. It’s a lovely blue-green jade, rather than the rich green it appears as under artificial light (as in the first picture).
Love this colour so much, pretty enough to keep me interested whilst still being a fairly ‘conservative’ manicure!
Not so happy with the fact my thumb looks like a massive sausage there! I look like I’ve had some kind of hideous allergic reaction to something and I’m swelling! Never a good look… Note to self: your thumbs apparently have good and bad angles.
At the weekend I went to visit my boyfriend in Hereford. He stupidly let me go into Boots alone and I came out with 7 new nail varnishes! Oops.
17 polish was on 3 for 2 so I went a bit bananas. I found 2 more magnetic polishes (separate post tomorrow for those bad boys!), which made a lovely change from hunting for them in London only to find that every available bottle has been sold!
The above polishes are so pretty and very spring-themed. I couldn’t resist. Also, I got to the counter and ‘Bolt From The Blue’ was in the clearance box for £1 as it’s being discontinued…it would’ve been rude to leave it there!
I love how all of these look on. ‘Chaperone’ looks paler in the bottle which annoyed me at first, until I realised that it’s a cheaper version of Models Own ‘Grey Day’ which is a firm favourite. Always nice to find a cheap dupe!
All the polishes go on really well and dry really quickly. However, like with many pastel colours, they are quite thin and the above picture was after 3 coats.
I decided to do a mani in ‘Chaperone’ with an accent nail in ‘Woo Me’. And I love it! I kept staring at it. My boyfriend found it hilarious!
I will do swatches on the Magnetized polishes as I now own green, grey and lilac! Whoop!