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And Make It Evergreen

Hey!

Tonight, I have a new manicure inspired by Christmas wreaths :) Every year, my Mum and I go to our local wreath-making workshop and make a new wreath for the front door. I always enjoy seeing everyone's interpretation and different use of the same materials!

So, I decided to use this for my nail art by painting different variations of wreaths on each nail;


I started the manicure with Barry M 'Almond' on my non-accent nails and Essie 'Sable Collar' on my accent nails. I love these two colours together!


I marked out where I wanted each wreath with my smallest detail brush and Barry M 'Cappuccino'. Then, using the same brush, I added in the evergreen foliage on my 'Almond' nails with Barry M 'Watermelon'.


I added foliage detail (over the evergreen) with Rimmel 'Camouflage' (metallic green) and Sinful Colors 'Call You Later' (green glitter). I did the same on my accent nails using Nubar 'Reclaim'(holo green), Zoya &#…

Crush On Plaid

Evening People!!

Firstly, sorry about the week long gap; time just got away from me. I always give myself so much to do at this time of year!

Anyway, today I've got a Christmas plaid manicure with a touch of glitter;


On my accent nails, I used two coats of Rimmel 'Ruby Crush'for some Christmas sparkle. On my thumb and ring nails, I used Essie 'Style Hunter' and China Glaze 'Exotic Encounters'on my middle nail.


To begin my plaid pattern, I used the nail polish brush itself to paint on the first thicker stripes. For this, I used the following nail polishes; thumb:- China Glaze 'Watermelon Rind' (shimmery dark green), middle:- Barry M 'Spring Green'(grass green) and on the ring nail:- Zoya 'Blaze' (shimmery cranberry).


Next, I used my thinnest striping brush to paint on the thinner stripes. I first painted on the ones that sit in the centre of the thicker ones using the following nail polishes; thumb:- Barry M 'Spring Green', mi…

Christmas Inspiration: Cosy And Traditional

Hello Hello!

Well, I think it is safe to say that Winter has arrived; it's absolutely freezing!! But it also means that the Christmas themed nail art can finally commence, hooray!! I like to have a theme to my decorations (this year it's gold/bronze, lime green and red!) so I've gone a bit theme crazy for my manicures!! Woops!

First up today's inspiration is centered around the classic Christmas colours; red and green with touches of brown wood, silver and gold accents. I'm thinking of a cosy log cabin in a fragrant evergreen wood, enjoying spiced hot chocolate with family and friends by a roaring fire....















Aw, these images are making me feel so excited for Christmas!! I've thrown myself full tilt into all things Christmassy including a wreath making workshop and a Victorian Christmas Fair! So fun :)

Thanks for reading!!

Kayleigh :)