Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Nails : Crazy Leopard Print

OPI Hopelessly in Love

OPI Barefoot in Barcelona

Black Striper

This is such an amazing manicure to wear! Really quite simple, but so effective! I had people asking me all day if I was wearing foils, and I must admit I was very proud every time I told them no and that I did them myself :). Try them out, spend that extra time on the manicure and feel amazing about your nails! xx

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Modern French : Grey Contrast

Barry M - Grey

Rimmel Pro - Matte Finish topcoat

OPI mini polish - Unknown

A modern twist on a classic manicure. For this look paint your paints until they are opaque, brush a matte topcoat over them and finish off with a couple of swipes of a contrasting colour, a glitter polish or even the same colour for a monochrome effect! Right, off to finish my essay now, have a lovely day everyone x

Saturday, 26 November 2011

How to : Newspaper Nails

Models Own : Nude Beige

Over the past couple of days I've been wearing this amazing manicure, newspaper nails! In case you haven't heard of it, it's basically polish with newspaper print transfered onto it. I got loads of questions off of my friends asking me how to do them, so I decided to do a step by step for you using my dear friend Lexi (who was more than up for a fab manicure!)

So, you'll need a nail polish (or several) or your choice. Lighter colours obviously work better because you can actually see the ink! You'll also need some vodka (or 70% rubbing alcohol) and 10 newspaper squares, slightly bigger than your nail. The words on the paper don't matter as they will be backwards anyway! Finally you'll need a little pot or lid that you can dunk your finger into!

So pretty standard, paint your nails your chosen colour(s) so they are opaque (2 or 3 coats) and wait until they are dry to the touch!

Then pour a little vodka or rubbing alcohol into the pot and dip the painted nail in for about 20/30 seconds.

Then quickly take the soaked nail out, put in on a flat surface and press a newspaper square onto it (the print facing down). Use your finger in a rolling motion to ensure all the nail has ink on it! Do this for about 10 seconds!

Gently peel the newspaper off, and voilĂ ! A lovely newspapered nail! From here it's pretty simple, just repeat the process 9 more times!

When you're done just take a cotton bud soaked in nail polish remover and clean up any messes, either nail polish or extra ink that has stained your skin, it'll come right off!

Now just let the ink dry for about 10 minutes, and finish off with a top coat to add shine and to lock that ink in!

TADAAAA! You're done! Your nails will have everyone talking!

Hope you enjoyed this DIY, there will be more to come! xxx

Friday, 25 November 2011

A manicure and an introduction

Models own - Champagne
Barry M - Red Glitter

I've always found introducing yourself fairly hard. How can you sum up your whole personality in a couple of minutes? Well, I personally don't think you can, so consider this post a snippet of information. Hopefully if you decide to follow my little blog you'll get to know me as I post more and more!

My name's Becky, and as you can probably tell from the title of this blog I love anything fashion. I also adore nail polish and nail art, beauty and skincare, ohhhh how I love skincare! I wanted to start a blog to meet like minded people, because as much as I love my mates they don't quite understand how I can get quite so excited about a new nail polish, a gorgeous top from a charity shop that was an absolute steal or even how I can go into Boots or Superdrug and spend my weekly allowance in under 10 minutes. I'm sure most of you reading this can relate!

I'm a first year student at Lancaster University, studying Marketing and Design. I would love to work in fashion one day, either designing, selling, buying or promoting. Basically, as long as I'm surrounded by clothes, shoes and accessories I'll be happy!

That's about all that comes to mind at the moment, please don't hesite to follow or comment, I'd really appreciate it! I have many more manicures to show you, as well as some hauls, some OOTDs, some reviews..... . I hope this will be the beginning of a great adventure x