Sunday, 29 November 2015

40 great nail art ideas- cartoons and comics

Oh dear, I'm very late this week! It's all been a bit busy. Ho hum.

So I'm not a massive comic reader. Or a comic reader full stop actually (and i totally blanked the cartoons part of the prompt and forgot it existed, oops lol). So i think the last time i read a comic was when i was very small and we used to go to the local newsagents and buy sweeties (sherbet pips please!) And I'd get Twinkle and baby brother would get the Beano.

Knowing myself as a kid i expect i probably enjoyed Jonny's Beano as much as i enjoyed Twinkle. But i do still remember it, and Nurse Nancy and the teddy bear hospital. I dressed up as her once on a holiday to Pontins :p.

So polishes. *think* lol. The base is Barry m coconut. The blue is model's own feeling blue, two barry m browns are cocoa and cappuccino, yellow is nails Inc Carnaby street, red is nails Inc st James, face is model's own naked glow and nails Inc Brompton place and black and white are acrylics. Phew. I don't think i missed any.

Oh well I've enjoyed my trip down memory lane, even if the resultant mani is a little scruffy haha. x

Saturday, 21 November 2015

40 great nail art ideas- grey + colour

So we're back to colour prompts. I knew straight away that i wanted to use a neon for the colour aspect, it's wildly unseasonal but i just love the contrast of neons with grey. My prompt of circles on the other hand i didn't have a clue about. Literally even as i started painting the circles i had no clue where i was going with it haha.

I kind of quite like the pattern on the thumb and ring but i was getting on for midnight by that point and i was lazy haha. So i went for really simple in the others.

The grey is Barry m pit stop and im not that keen on it tbh. It looked pale grey in the bottle but it's come up taupe-y looking on my nails/in photos. Maybe it's the light. Actually even though i love barry m I'm not a massive fan of this fast drying collection all round. The neon though is beach bag from one of my favourite collections by model's own :).

Eh. I don't hate this mani but it doesn't excite me particularly either. Nvm.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

40 great nail art ideas- your job

Ah i struggled so much to come up with anything for this! I work as a career, looking after elderly folk in the community. I kind of really love my job, and feel passionate about many things concerning it (dementia awareness, the crappy state of the social care system etc)...but the practicalities of it don't lend themselves well to nail art, nobody wants a commode painted in their fingertips haha. I considered several of the practical things i *could* pick out and paint but the whole idea didn't grab me. Those things aren't the reason i love what i do, you know?

So in the end i came up with this:

Basically just a selection of words that sum up what i *do* think it's important about my job. Respect and dignity and all those things that life seems to try to rob folk of.

And the hands. Man i struggled with those hands! They're meant to be holding hands. I think you can sort of tell that?

Actually, even though the hands are pretty crooked and the writing deteriorated as i went along (actually that's rather apt considering that's exactly what my handwriting does as i write notes throughout the day lol (except my handwriting is even scruffier (probably smaller too lol))), im pretty happy with this. Unlike that sentence which is a disaster lol. It turned out better then i expected anyway.

Polishes are nails Inc regent's place and barry m black grape. Very restrained haha. And it's definitely bed time now! Lol.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

40 great nail art ideas- black and white

Phew. So I'm away on a ringing holiday atm. Which basically equals nothing but ringing for four days (liberally interspersed with tea and cake lol). So I'm late again. And my hands and cuticles are awful cos no amount of hand cream and cuticle oil can combat hours of grotty bell ropes haha.

Anyway my pattern prompt this week was 'chevrons'.

They're rather scruffier than I'd like cos holiday Inn doesn't deem it necessary to provide a chair and desk/table anywhere near each other lol. And this top coat is yuck cos it's about two hundred years old,i couldn't find my regular one wheni was packing lol.

Well that and i didn't really bring appropriate brushes and resorted to one i bought and never got round to removing from my handbag (i intended to tape and then cba to wait for them to dry dry enough lol). I do enjoy black white and hot pink together though :).

Right. Ding dong lol. x