Nail art - Sunset meadow, soft ombre and bow stamps


I’ve been doing so much nail art at the moment I thought I’d do another ‘what I’ve been up to on may nails’ post!

First up are my sunset meadow nails.

sunset nails


sunset nails

I used clear tape around my fingers for the first time with this design – it’s so much easier than wiping up excess polish after completing design.

To do this I used my new ‘Yellow Kitty’ from Sally Hansen (available at Amazon) – then I used a sponge on Orange Barry M, pink OPI and Red opi to finish for the ombre, sunset colours.

Finished with Moyou plate from the mother Nature collection 01 with black from ChinaGlaze.

Finish this with a top coat (I’d recommend Seche Vite (Amazon) and there you have a simple sunset landscape.

blue ombre nails

Next is ombre with Essie. This was using Bubble bath base colour from OPI and then sponged Essie on softly and then darker towards the bottom.

Really pleased with this colour for summer.

Finally we have bow prints from Konad.

konad print nails

The base is My vampire is buff from OPI and the purple prints and stamps were from Konad. I've diverted from Konad a bit recently as the plates are quite pricey at £4 each when you only have a small number of designs on them, versus Moyou plated for £5 each (inc free delivery) and they have a LOT more designs on each plate which you can mix and match and have some fun with. Also - I've found that polishes with strong enough pigments are suitable for stamping. I.e you don't need Konad or Moyou special nail polish for stamping, you can just use strong OPI colours, or China Glaze. Lighter colours like those from Essie you may struggle with, but when I'm buying a dark OPI anyway, I'd rather spend the money on a multi-use polish than stamping alone.

I then used a little drop of silver in the bows, just to add some detail. These were really easy and I think they look quite cute.

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Purple Konad stamps & OPI I love Applause


opi i love applause

opi i love applause

konad nail stamps

I'm just adoring everything to do with stamps at the moment.

These are Konad stamps. M98 with 3 layers of I love Applause by OPI. Yes - 3 layers. A slightly irritating amount needed as the pigment is not that strong, but it looks fantastic with Konad Purple.

If you've not done stamps yet - get on board they're amazing. I'll do some more soon.


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Soft Grey and polka dots


soft grey

soft grey

soft grey

soft grey

Top from Motel Rocks, Jeans from TK Maxx, Topaz, diamond & White gold ring.

Feel like I'm dressed like a rich older lady who is summering in the hamptons. Think it's the soft grey colour. Discovered these jeans in TK's in the discount bit for £15, bargain! I think my white top is also TK Maxx.


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OPI Manicure - Keeping Suzi at Bay


OPI Blue

OPI Keeping Suzy at Bay

OPI Blue manicure

Keeping suzy at Bay swatch

My Blue OPI manicure with gold-pointed french tips

My nails this week are done with OPI Keeping Suzy at Bay and gold tape. Covered in Sally Hensen Mega Shine.

A super easy manicure but it does require a second set of hands to help with the tape. I recommend cutting nail tape with cuticle trimmers and then using a manicure sticks for placing the tape.

Love this blue colour. Such a gorgeous, rich blue. This is 2 layers.

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OOTD: Bright Blue jumper American Vintage


american vintage jumper

american vintage jumper

american vintage jumper

american vintage jumper

american vintage jumper

Jumper American Vintage, pumps Mango, jeans GAP, necklace H&M

Even though I've visited Paris a number of times, my most recent visit was the first time I've been able to check out some of the Parisienne stores, that aren't L'Aduree and Galleries de La Fayette. Some brands I'm now obsessed with are Zadig & Voltaire, American Vintage and American Retro.

American Vintage is the cheaper of the 3 and I found this jumper from The Dressing Room. It's a great colour and snuggly - so, win!

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