It’s been ages since I’ve written a nail post! I have my work Christmas Party this week so I like to do a bit of festive nail art. I used lots of tape and glitter polishes from The New Black and OPI to get the look below. I also used star nail charms that I got in Penneys. Loving the Penneys nail range at the moment. This took me about an hour to do so it does take a bit of patience! What do you think? Do you have the patience for nail art?
Some of my nail polish collection!
I’m sort of combining the two September Beauty Blog Challenge topics today! The beauty option is how you add colour to your look and the lifestyle option is things you collect. I’m adding them together as the main way I add color to a look is through my nails and I also collect nail polish!
This weeks nail of the week was a complete impulse purchase on a budget splurge in Superdrug. I’m starting to get into nail art but will be the first to admit it’s not my strong point. It usually involves glitter all over the apartment and smudgy lines galore.
This polish appealed to me as it gives a nail art effect without the hard work! Below is the Maybelline Color Show Polka Dot polish in Rain Forest Canopy. It takes about 3 coats to get this finish. This only cost €4 which is really good value for the end result.
Click here for my Pinterest Pinboard of inspirations in this colour palette!
Maybelline Rain Forest Canopy
I was recently wandering aimlessly through Penny’s, as you do, and of course had to stop at the makeup counters on my way. I was browsing the Catrice counter and out of the corner of my eye I spotted some cool looking nail varnish on a shelf near by. It was a plain silver varnish and what I though was a glitter varnish but realised was a jar of little beads. It immediately reminded me of the Ciaté Caviar manicure sets.I love a bit of nail art so I thought to myself for €3.50, I’m having that!
Well for the sake of a few euros I had great fun with this I have to say! Basically you paint your nail with the silver varnish and while it is still wet you pour the beads over the varnish and they stick to it, you can press them a little to help them stick a bit better. You’re supposed to leave the beads for about 10 minutes for them to fix fully.