Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Day 15, Inspired by another blogger

Day 15 in the Lazy 15 nail art challenge = Inspired by another blogger.

I've made it to the end of my very first nail challenge!!! I now have super huge respect to all the bloggers who do 30 day challenges and never miss a day - that's true dedication. I've enjoyed doing all 15, some more than others but defiantly pleased I deiced to join the fun. I've been late with a few posts but hopeful you guys don't think bad of me. I need to be a) more organised and b) work out how to schedule a post so when I know I've got a busy day I can still get a post out on time.
My mani is inspired by Lucy's Stash fishtail braid. click here to view her amazing work and easy to follow tutorial. I found Lucy's blog when I first got into nails at the start of this year. I was searching for inspiration and her blog was featured in the search results and that was it, I was hooked.
 I decided to do the fishtail braid design on all my nails and finish it off with a matte top coat. I've used Models Own Beth's Blue NP064, Models Own Pastel Pink NP033 and Models Own Jade Stone NP083. all from the Ice Cream Sundae Box Set. The colour combination didn't work as well as I had hoped but overall I'm still pleased with them.


Day 14, Where I'm from

Day 14 in the Lazy 15 nail challenge = Where I'm from.
This is a late post, it should have been done and ready for Monday 3rd but it's been my sister Ellie's birthday and well honestly this challenge went to the back of mind. So better late than nether.
 I knew what I wanted to do as soon as I looked at the challenge list. For my base I've used my favourite nude, Models Own Utopia NP064. It's perfect for adding a touch of colour without actually adding colour. Office and interview suitable and great to use as a base if adding gems, glequins, and all the rest. Please forgive thumb nail, it had a nasty break and really hurt when it ripped off, plus my pinkie nail looks like something has a taken a bite from it.
I used my faithful black nail art pen to write a very famous and well known quote from Hamlet written by William Shakespeare  "To be or not to be"  He was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. He was born and strongly connected to my home time.
A direct quote from Wikipedia 'The town is a popular tourist destination owing to its status as birthplace of the playwright and poet William Shakespeare, receiving about three million visitors a year from all over the world."
Any guesses?!