I always paint my nails, I cannot bear to see them naked! So I thought I would dedicate a page to all the creations I copy from things I’ve seen elsewhere on blogs, magazines and people.
Just thought I’d show you what my nails are like without any polish. I normally wear them super short as I have quite a long nail bed so they seem long, but I recently tried Herome nail hardener and am growing them to coincide with the long talon like trend that seems to be appearing everywhere at the moment and this is with 4 weeks growth.
Newspaper nails, spotted on Topshop’s Inside Out blog and other blogs.
Half moon nails in Barry M Electric Blue. (Inspired by Jezebel.com)
A little bit messy but stripy nails with a matte finish.
Another half moon manicure this time with a glitter base coat and Barry M’s Blood Red polish
Half and half nails inspired by my shoes!
Matte top coat on Barry M’s Coral, with a normal top coat tip. Saw something similar in black on the Nailporn site.
I like to call these nails sherbet ice cream, had plenty of compliments on them this week a popular one!
Drip drip… a manicure I found on the internet
Pink background with black drips on newly short nails.
I first saw this kind of design on Kelly Rowland on X Factor, the ring finger as a different design is a great way to add something to plain nails. I stole this particular design from a friend, and added a bit of glitter! (Barry M and Rimmel)
This was me trying to copy a design I saw but with different colours, it’s not very neat but supposed to be a black matte moon with mushroom background and reverse drips with a glitter background. A lot going on!
A certain person ordered me to put this on my blog, a very neat grey slashed with red. I tried something like this but ended up with the wrong colours!
A little mix of a few designs I’ve seen and done myself
A mixture of nail designs that I’ve seen, to see which look the best
My version of galaxy nails, need a different type of glitter here I think
Lightening Bolt nails, really like this design inspired by Nailside’s version. I added the matte coat after I did the glitter to see what it was like, looks good!
Lightning bolt nails in black and pastel, this design has sooo much potential!
Leopard print on purple and pink ombre, my first sponge manicure!
A manicure I did for over Christmas, snowflakes and snow on a blue ombre sponged background.
Heart shaped tips with a bit of glitter.
I call this read ’90’s Supermodel’ I adore it, it’s by Barry M of course. The studs are from my local haberdashery, they cost something like £1.50, absolute steal and it really adds a glamourous look to an outfit. The studs had a sticky back to them and did fall off a bit.
Love these nails they make me giggle everytime I look at them. They were inspired by Sophy Robson’s designs for Giles. So simple to do and you can experiment with different colour ways, the mini googly eyes are just from my local haberdashery and cost 99p. Bargain!
A pretty simple design, made easier using a nail pen.
Just found this on my phone, had to share it. Upon going to see the midnight viewing of Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1 I thought it would be a nice touch to do my nails in honour…
This is a blue black blend, with a bit of blue glitter on top.
I reeeaaaallly like this design, I love red nails and sometimes it’s nice to add a different touch to them and they look a bit 40’s retro.
These are so cutesy, I saw this design on a nail blog and thought I’d have a go. The light blue and baby pink colours along with the dots make it slightly Cath Kitson-ish and the teacup and teapot were hard to keep neat!
My attempt at caviar nails did not work, still, looks nice!
Love this design it’s super easy and looks cute!
Took a couple of hours to do this considering all the colours and drying time but love the finished look!
Dots on my right…
Stripes on my left…
A little bit fiddly, but like the mint with white.
Clouds and ice cream!
Ombre manicure, done again with sponges but a slightly different technique.
Select the colours you want, get your sponge and paint the colours in lines directly onto the sponge and then dab the sponge onto your nail, then blend the colours using the spong on your nail, there’s loads of room for error as the more mess you make the better it looks in the end! I did two coats of this to make it thicker and then applied a top coat. To remove the nail varnish that gets on your fingers use a cotton wool bud but the best way is to scrape it off in the shower.
Another ombre manicure, this was for my holiday. I used Herome Nail Hardener as my top coat and it lasted a full six days going in water, using sun cream and going on the beach. Very happy with that!
Purple ombre with black leopard print
Grey and raspberry red with gold bullion studs, very fiddly!
Pink and yellow ombre fade nails
Glitter fade nails with a POW accent
Negative space manicure
Festival Nails (right)
Festival nails (left)
My favourite galaxy nails
My own version of WAH nails leopard multi colour
Tropical nails in front of the fire
Accent nail with hearts
Green Christmas nails with snowflake accent
Bronze base coat and black top coat using selotape to get the cross effect
WAH Nail wraps in Leopard print
Daisies with a happy nail accent
Black to red fade
Multicoloured leopard print edge
Barry M Textured nail polish and Gelly Hi-Shine
Navy and gold negative space
Palm tree prints on a textured background
Beyonce inspired nails for her Mrs Carter World Tour
The easiest way to update your nails, especially when you have five shades of blue!
Rainbow tips! One of my favourites, and so simple to do!
Basket case, pretty hard when you don’t do the lines straight enough!
Daisy chains with a forefinger accent
Pastel nails with a little mixed nail art
Rainbow and clouds!
All white everything. This one was popular, and all achieved with some sellotape!
Updated leopard print, there’s so many different ways to do this look.
Mix and match monochrome
Blue and yellow tartan
Black and white tartan
Tribal nail art
Split mani with pink fades