Hello! I’m back on track in the #OMD3 challenge! Today is day 17 and the theme is shoes. Oh shoes. A girl’s dream topic.
I wasn’t too sure how to create actual shoes on my nails so I decided to take a bit of inspiration from some cute flat shoes from Dorothy Perkins (you can view them here. They’re currently in the sale!). I really love the pastel blue colour and they look really nice with three quarter jeans while the British weather can’t make up it’s mind. They have a bow at the front with a little charm attached.
I thought that these would be great to recreate and I really enjoyed creating this design. I opted for a mix and match look and created two nails with a bow, a nail with my version of the charm and two nails featuring a kind of half moon look.
I used Duck Egg Blue by No7 from Boots as my basecoat. I’m not sure if this available any longer since I got this polish in a free No7 promotional gift last year. I know there are similar colours out there though.
To create the charm inspired nail, I started in the centre of the nail with a small circle but I didn’t fill it in. I added rough semi-circle shapes around this circle and repeated the process until I filled the whole nail. I love this design because it looks complicated but it really isn’t! I used a white striping tool to do this.
Next up, the bow. I used my Barry M nail art pen at first to draw on the shape but I think it’s reaching the end of it’s life 😦 So I went over the top of the design with my white striper to make the design a little more visible. I used a small nail art brush to add a tiny hint of OPI’s Birthday Babe silver polish to the end of the bow.
I created the half-moon type nail by starting with the base colour and some Alpine Snow polish by OPI. I was going to use a French manicure guide but the polish hadn’t quite dried enough to resist a sticker. Instead of being patient, I used a white striper to section off my nail and created a curved line. I then filled the top of the nail in with the OPI polish. After this dried, I once again used Birthday Babe by OPI and added a stroke of polish where the lines meet.
On my thumb nail, I repeated the bow design and added a little diamanté in the centre of the bow.
As always, you can take a look at the other designs in the challenge by clicking on the in link gallery below.
That’s all for today’s post! Thank you for reading! 🙂
Hello! In my last post, I said that I wasn’t going to post anymore OMD2 challenges…well SURPRISE! Here’s another one!
I’ve actually been away on holiday for the past two weeks 😀 which is why my posts may contain mini mistakes and a lack of detail! I really don’t get along with the mobile/tablet version of WordPress and it obviously doesn’t like me 😦 It would take almost half an hour just to attempt to press the ‘publish’ button without it crashing… taking over the hotel wifi to make OMD2 posts was probably also to blame… The dedication was there! At least I still managed to post though 🙂 Happy days!
Anyway, today I will be showing you some nails for the Bridal theme! My model, once again, is my fab friend Kesia! Thank you!
I started by using a nail file to make to nails shorter as these are actually plain, false nails available from all good beauty stores. I applied a coat of Models Own HyperGel in the shade White light, (Did I mention that I’ve bought a new Alpine Snow by OPI?!?! 😀 woop woop!) and allowed this to dry. I then added a coat of my Avon Opal top coat which is so pretty! It’s an iridescent polish which looks different depending on the base colour so the combinations are endless!
As an accent nail, I used some pearly white caviar nail beads which you can purchase from ebay or Born Pretty (you can get 10% off Born Pretty with the discount code LMX31) I really like caviar beads but I don’t really wear them that often because I have a bad habit of picking them off of my nails or just losing them due to poor topcoats! I applied quite a thick layer of polish, poured the beads on top, pressed them into the nail and applied a top coat. The top coat did actually make them look a little like polystyrene because it bonded the beads together but at least they lasted a lot longer!!
As always I added my Seche Vite top coat to all of the nails to add extra shine!
As mentioned earlier, I’ve been away for almost two weeks (in the sunny land of Tenerife! ⭐ ) so I have so many new purchases to show! I went to Tenerife with 2 polishes and returned with 12 polishes so, I’ll let you do the calculations! Yes, I went a little mad but I couldn’t just leave those 10 amazing colours there! New post very soon to show what I bought!
Thanks for reading! As I said, new post soon! I’ve loved this nail challenge so much! I may just try and do one more challenge before the deadline!