Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Nail of the Day: Bright (vaguely) 80's Fun :)






It has been an absurdly long time since I attempted anything more than plain colour on my nails (and I've only done that a handful of times in the past year) but I was at a hen party this weekend which included a lovely mid-afternoon pamper session (complete with tea in real cups and saucers) Not only did I discover a love for honey masks (more on that in another post I'm sure, I loved it and I'll be trying another one very soon!) but we all also tried out some nail art- and I forgot how much I really do love it.


Because of the 80's theme I wanted something bright and fun, and without any real direction I chose a base colour of BarryM Shocking Pink, and picked out No7 Poolside Blue and BarryM Amethyst Glitter to go with it.


I decided that the best way forward was to test out some different techniques (I'm out of practise at them all now so...) and went for a different pattern on each nail.







I used a large dotting tool for the thumb and little finger, a couple of coats of Amethyst Glitter on the ring finger, the regular nail polish brush (*carefully* swiped across the nail - my middle finger on my right hand is quite different...Matching angles have never been a forte of mine!) and a small nail art brush for the stripes on my index finger.


I know they're not the neatest nails (especially the stripes on my index finger) but I am thrilled to re-introduce myself to the wonderful world of nail art. Hopefully with my housemate moving out and boyfriend moving in I should have a lot more space (and more time at home where my nail polish is) to paint my nails and get experimenting.

The downside is that Dale doesn't even understand why I'd want to paint just my ring finger a different colour, or add glitter only on that nail. *sigh* He has so much to learn...


Are there any new nail art trends or techniques that I've missed?


xGretalRabbitx

4 comments:

  1. I need Barry M Amethyst Glitter in my life! It looks so pretty against Shocking Pink. Raspberrykiss xo

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    1. You definitely do! I love the combination of blue/pink/red/silver glitters in it :)

      xGretalRabbitx

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  2. He isn't a lost cause, I am sure you can train him ;)

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    1. Hehe yeah there's hope for him yet! (I think it might take a lot of work though)

      xGretalRabbitx

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