Today, I just have a few pictures to show you of my nails today - As always, I'm behind the times, so they're essentially a Valentines' design, inspired by the brilliant CherrySue's post on Beaut.ie. I'm sure you've all seen her amazing tutorial on how to achieve this look, but if not, you can check it out here.
Since I'm so unoriginal, I basically copied her nails, but I switched the colours (Mostly due to my laziness - The thought of peeling silver glitter off my nails for a few hours did not appeal.)
So, I used Rimmel London's Lycra Pro nail polish in 325, Hot Gossip. It's a nice red that isn't too in-yo'-face, but one major complaint is that it takes FOREVER to dry. I had applied OPI's Spark de Triomphe, a silver glitter with a hint of gold, on my ring fingers three times by the time the Rimmel had dried. Maybe I just applied it too thickly, but if I hadn't had four hours with nothing to do, I would have ended up pretty impatient. For the cute little silver hearts, I made use of a Kiss Nail Art pen. I bought this is a pack of three (white, black & silver) but I'm not sure if it has a name. It can be found in Dunnes & Sam McCauley's as far as I know. It isn't exactly a pen, just a very thin brush, but it worked for me. If you don't have a nail art pen, CherrySue's paperclip method is really handy, and you can use a lot of stuff in place of a paper clip - I used a cable tie for the read hearts. (I'm not sure why I had one of these lying around, but I did.)
Rimmel 325 Hot Gossip OPI Spark de Triomphe
Kiss Silver Nail Art Pen
The original tutorial contains much more comprehensive instructions & tips than I could give you, so look to that for advice. All that's left is pictures. Sorry for the quality - A camera mishap last Thursday night leaves me with just a Blackberry for the moment. Boo.
My 'pictures', clearly I meant picture.
This one which looks like jam dripping
off a glitter explosion is the best one I took.
Which says a lot.
Did you guys have a good Valentine's? I spent the day in college, met a friend for crepes at Lemon (so, so good), then did the Soup Run around the city centre for SVP. Believe me, getting up at 7AM was a killer this morning!