#OMD3nails! Day 30 – #mynailsandmybag

Hello! I’ve had a little break from painting my nails for a few days since I was taking up a lot of my free time blogging and nail painting. Even though I loved every minute, I figured I should probably escape the nail polish fumes for a couple of days!

I’m back though with little time to spare before the OMD3 challenge is over 😦 I have loved this challenge once again and it’s really been a brilliant opportunity to connect with so many talented bloggers from across the globe and I’ve tried to push my creativity.

Today I will be showing you my nails for the theme ‘#mynailsandmybag’ which I’ve been looking forward to. Ah, shoes and handbags. This challenge has been so brilliant. I decided to create the print on this pretty bag which I got a few years ago as a gift which I believe was part of a Boots perfume deal. I really like the floraly print and the bold red background. Pretty 🙄 I’ll add an image of the print below…

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I started by applying a red base coat by Rimmel London in the shade Double Decker Red and used my trusty Barry M nail art pen in white, to create random shapes like the ones on the bag.

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Not my favourite design ever but it’ll be interesting to see what they look like in different colours perhaps!

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Apologies for my thumb nail. The nail art pen decided to blob all of a sudden 😦 sad times.

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As always, I finished off the design with a lovely coat of Seche Vite to add a nice shine although looking back, maybe these nails would rock a matte topcoat! I may just try that.

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Thanks for reading! Be sure to check out the other nails in the linkup below and stay tuned for new nails soon!

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#OMD3nails! Day 24 – Flames

Hello! Today I will be showing you my post for day 24 – flames. Now this ideas is very different and slightly out of my comfort zone but I like pushing boundaries with this challenge.

I created a dramatic accent nail for this design using a false nail which is very impractical and I took it off after photographing the design because I couldn’t even type with it on and almost poked my eye out 😀

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I painted all of my nails black using Orly’s Liquid Vinyl polish and added a goal stud to the bottom of each nail. Basic, but I didn’t want to detract attention from the ‘wild nail’. I was slightly inspired by the Hunger Games series, in particularly Catching fire, for this design and wanted to stick with that colour scheme.

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To create the accent nail, I cut a white false nail into a flame shape at an angle. I filed the edges to make it a bit less sharp but it was still lethal! I applied the false nail onto my nail using sticker tabs which I much prefer to glue because they don’t destroy your nails but still provide a strong base. You may notice that I’ve used my right hand for photographs this time – this is because I accidentally snapped the nail which I’m using as the accent 😦 It was a sad moment… but at least I used it to my advantage and it saved me from filing down another nail.

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To create the flame effect, I used a neon yellow, orange and red polish to create a no-water marble nail. I added all of the polish onto the nail and used a toothpick to swirl the colour around and make it look fiery!

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I topped everything with a coat of Seche Vite for an extra shine and chip protection although I pulled that pointy nail off straight away to avoid injury!

Let me know what you think of this design. It’s a bit different and no good for everyday wear although it would be cool for a party and I think it would match a Hunger Games theme. Katniss Everdeen or Effie Trinket would rock this design. I’m getting carried away. But you get my idea.

Thank you for reading! New post really soon!

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