#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 18 – Love

Hello! Sorry this post is a day late, I had quite a few problems with the design, I wanted to use a newspaper transfer nail technique and despite waiting for my polish to dry overnight, it still didn’t work… grrrr.

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Anyway, today I will be showing you my design for luurrvveee. Love. Ahh. When I saw this topic, I instantly though of hearts but I couldn’t think of a design which made me feel like I’d achieved something or created something particularly unique for the title. After a bit of day dreaming and staring at Parisian photographs, I realised that I had to turn my attention back to a place which has a little piece of my heart; Paris.

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If you know me or you’ve been reading my blog for a long time, I won’t even need to explain my obsession with Paris, France and the French language. I think that’s another reason why I love this challenge so much, the title is written in French (Oh Mon Dieu!) It can’t get much better than that.

For this design, I opted once again for a mix and match approach. Starting with my little finger, I managed to squeeze in the phrase ‘Je t’aime’ meaning ‘I love you’ using my black Barry M nail art pen. Next up, I used a red glitter polish by Essie which is absolutely gorgeous. I’m not sure of the name unfortunately because it was a mini given to me by my bestie, Zara. I used my Barry M white nail art pen to create the hearts as it decided to work today.

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On my middle finger, I used a black striper to create an Eiffel tower on a base colour of Lychee by Barry M from the Gelly collection (also used on the next nail and my little nail). I added a mini heart in the corner of this nail again with the red Essie polish.

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My next nail was an absolute disaster. I tried using a paper transfer my essence which I bought on my holiday in Tenerife last year. I absolutely love the designs and the idea of the kit but I cannot get the designs to transfer. I managed to do it once in my previous Parisian nail art and promised a step by step however, I think I need to follow some step by step advice first so I can get these pretty designs to work! Such a #nailfail. I decided to abandon the idea and reached for my bundle monster plates. I used a small heart design but there were some gaps after I printed it so I filled these in afterwards with a small nail art brush and decided to extend the lines coming out of the heart and I filled in the heart too. I think I was just having a bad nail day and no matter what, I knew I couldn’t quite get the nail right. Finally on my thumb I gave up in frustration of my nail failing and decided to play it safe with just a coat of the red glitter polish.

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So a hit and miss design but, I still love it because it has an Eiffel tower. Who can resist.

A mini adventure story to finish off,Back in March, I was lucky enough to fulfil my dream and visit the Eiffel tower and many other beautiful places in Paris, for the first time. I am so fortunate and thankful that my family were able to make this happen. So for now, I will leave you with this picture of the beauty, love and inspiration itself and I’m sure I will post my adventures in the wonderland in another mammoth post.

Thank you for reading!

Au revoir…

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