Saturday, 19 May 2012

Pick 'n' Mix

I love beauty products in general but judging by my collection...nail varnish is my true beauty passion! I think something as simple as having neat nails makes a big difference to someones overall appearance because it shows attention to detail, don't know if that sounds silly or not! By adding colour and design to nails it can spice up an outfit or tie in accessories to an outfit. I NEVER have bare nails unless I'm swapping nail varnish, which must be really bad for nails but I just feel naked. I always make sure I use a base coat to try and protect my nails as much as possible. My post on my choice of base coat/top coat is here: http://bellabellebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/first-base.html

I've been looking for different ways to do my nails as having them all one colour all the time can get a bit boring for me, specially when you do them as often as me! I've started having my ring finger nail a different colour, patterns, multi-coloured or 'ombre' nails. 

I bought some nail guide stickers on eBay and once you've got the hang of using them its so easy. I usually paint my nails first, and wait at least a few hours or a day before sticking the sticker on otherwise when you take it off it takes some of the nail varnish with it. Basically you stick the sticker on paint the base/tip of your nail with a different colour and then peel the sticker off! Easy Peasy! I have put some photos of what I did with mine and some photos of the other styles I'm loving at the moment below. 


OPI Designer...De Better with Revlon's Plum Attraction which is one of favourite nail varnishes ever! 

OPI for Sephora: Casting Call with OPI Designer De...Better tips.
Revlon Passion Fruit (I think!) with OPI Designer...De Better.

Ombre light pink to dark purple: 17 Sweet Kisses, Rimmel Strawberry Fizz, Barry M 110, Revlon Passion Fruit and Revlon Plum attraction.

Accent glitter ring finger nails: No7's Cheeky Chops with Models Own Pink Fizz.
Multi-coloured: L-R. No7 Cheeky Chops, Barry M 110, Rimmel Peppermint,  Rimmer Strawberry Fizz.
Multi-coloured nails on a night out. I love Vodka Revolution...
I want to experiment with my nail art brushes and dotting tools soon so keep an eye out for new nail posts. Love experimenting with different designs.
                                                               

17 comments:

  1. I love your multi-coloured nails! FAB! Going to have to check out Cheeky Chops and Peppermint gorgeous colours!!
    Great blog ! :)
    http://misstiffanydarling.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxxxxx

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    1. Thank you! I loveee Cheeky Chops, one of my favourites at the moment, loving coral! I've followed your blog :) x

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  2. Such beautiful nail colours, you seem very creative. I'm useless at doing my nails, it seems to be the only beauty treatment that I haven't quite got the hang of.

    Lovely blog, it's so classy!

    xxx

    www.forevermissvanity.com

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    1. Thank you so much, reaally appreciate it! I actually genuinely love sitting down and taking loads of time doing my nails, find it quite therapeutic weirdly! Practice makes perfect. Thank you, thats lovely :) x

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  3. Gorgeous nails! You are sooo talented, wish my nails looked like this :D

    OutsideBeautyInsideHealth

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    1. Aw Thank you so much!!! Keeping cuticles tidy is a massive thing for me and once you find a shape that suits you its easy, a good tip is to roughly mirror the shape of your cuticle! x

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  4. Absolutely love the multi coloured nails they look fab.

    I love your blog it makes me smile, you seem to be into everything that I am so I for sure will be hitting that follow button

    Jade
    x
    www.frolickingfashionista.com

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    1. Aww thank you, thats such a lovely thing to say!!! I'll check yours out now :) x

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  5. Oooh I love all of this nail art and colours :)
    Glitter rocks and so does pastel shades. I also have a passion for nail polish...love it.

    Great blog..now following

    Laura x
    www.sidestreetstyle.com

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    1. I have too many nail varnishes it's getting ridiculous! But of course I'll carry on buying! Thank you so much, checked yours out too and have followed :) x

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    1. Thank you so much! I realllly appreciate it!!! x

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  7. Your blog is beautiful, and I've now got a heck of a lot of nail varnish on my wishlist! I will be bookmarking this page so I can come back and copy! x

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    1. Thank you so much! That's so lovely! I'll be doing lots more nail posts, they seem to go down really well! X

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  8. I totally copied them this eve, I'm going to tweet you a pic! Thanks hun xx

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    1. I'm so glad this inspired you! I love them! X

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Would love to know what you lovely ladies think. I love comments and I'm friendly I promise!