Monday, 3 February 2014

Studded Flower and Dots :)

Hi Everyone,

I hope your well.
You may have noticed that I haven't posted in over two weeks (oh no!!). I apologise sincerely for that, there are many reasons-
1. Started reading A Song of Ice and Fire (and finished all the completed books so far!)
2. Went back to university for the year
3. My hands are a mess!! My chefs knife was carelessly put in the washing up basin by someone (whom I'm sure thought they were being very helpful) where it got multiple chips in the blade! I had to spend an hour working on it with my whetstone to get them out (to my immense satisfaction). Being a novice I also managed to file the sides of my thumbs in the process and didn't notice until they were bleeding and so they have been looking pretty manky! In addition to my un-photogenic thumbs I also managed to slice my pointer finger as the blade is now so sharp!  . Oh and I made a curry with tumeric which apparently stains everything including your skin and nails bright yellow!

I have tried to spare you the worst of my yucky hands, but they are still not 100% so I apologise for that too!

Anyway, onto the nail art. I'm very happy with this simple design I came up with using small circular studs. Originally I was going to cover the whole ring finger nail in studs, using the dotted stamp as a  template but I ended up just doing a flower which I like much more than the original plan!  The gold studs were just purchased from ebay for about 1-2$.



 The stunning orange polish I used is OPI 'Hot and Spicy. I can't decide if it is orange or peach, bright or almost even pastel! I love it!
The gold polish used to stamp the dot design from MoYou London pro plate 01 is Essie Good as gold. 


What do you think of these? I definitely want to revisit the studded designs over dots look. Maybe as stripes or random studs next time.

13 comments:

  1. Glad to have you back! I certainly missed your posts :)

    Wow, you went through all the game of thrones books in two weeks, congrats! I can't wait to read the next one.

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    1. Haha yes.....but how long will we have to wait? I'm now stuck waiting with everyone else lol

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  2. Hi. I am following you on IG and I decided to look up for your blog for a more detaliate description of your beautiful manis, so here I am from now on :)

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  3. Awesome! I love the how you placed the studs over some of the dots. :)

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  4. Simply amazing! Love the design!

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  5. This design is so cute! I love the colour combination! It sounds like your nails and hands have had a rough couple of weeks! I know what you mean about tumeric, we have curry's almost everyday and whenever there's tumeric in the curry my hands are always stained too! I think the best way to avoid/reduce the colouring is to paint your nails before (so your nails don't get stained and you can't see it if they do) or to just wash them like crazy with soap! :)

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    1. Oh great! Thanks for the tips =D I'll have to wear dark polish or scrub like crazy! It tends to turn light polishes yellow too hehe.

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  6. Wow, that's Essie's Good as Gold?!? I had no idea the coverage was so great, I might have to pick this up!

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  7. I love these, the colors look perfect together and I love the idea of studs over dots! Good as Gold is gorgeous, I've been needing a good gold for stamping!

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  8. Simple but really smart and cute idea! :-)

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  9. I love the hot orange, And the combnation with gold is brilliant. I love the stud added in flower shape Unique cool design :D

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