#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…


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.


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


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


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.


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



#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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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…