Thursday, 28 February 2013

{NOTD} Eat Your Heart Out

Hi Beauties,

I hope you've had a fantastic week?

The other day I saw this amazing tutorial from Polish and Pearls, if you haven't checked out her blog yet you're missing out on the most fabulous nail tutorials ever!  Visit her here PS ~ Mine didn't come out nearly as pretty as hers though ;)

 

Excuse my shoddy picture quality, I tried it in various locations around the house and these were the best two!  It was on a rainy and cloudy morning, I tried my best ;)
 
Nail polishes I used:
 
Nails Inc. London Caviar Basecoat*
Nails Inc. London Caviar Topcoat*
 
Little Finger:
 
Essence Nail Art Magnetics in 02 hex hex!
Essence Nail Art Twins Glitter Topper (2)in 02 Julia
 
Ring Finger:
 
Essie in French Affair
Hearts - Essence Nail Art Magnetics in 02 hex hex!
 
Middle Finger:
 
LA Girl Metal Metallic Nail Polish (No colour on the bottle)
Essence Nail Art Twins Glitter Topper (2)in 02 Julia
 
Index Finger:
 
Essie in French Affair
Hears - Essence Nail Art Magnetics in 02 hex hex!
 
Thumb:
 
Essence Nail Art Magnetics in 02 hex hex!
Heart - Essie in French Affair
 
This was my first try ever at making hearts, it didn't come out nearly as pretty as I wanted, I basically did it with a bobby pin, but I think I need to invest in a proper nail art tool or some stencils, it was quite hard drawing them by hand.  But nevertheless, I loved the idea and look of it.  I wanted to do it in black and pink, until I realised that my black nail polish and gone completely gunky, and no amount of acetone could make it the right consistency, so I settled for the Essence Magnetics polish, which was a bit thick as it's obviously meant for the magnetic art tool. 
 
I love discovering new nail blogs, and Polish and Pearls have definitely inspired me to be more creative, so I hope you look forward to not only seeing more nail art, but also me getting a bit better at them ;) hehe.
 
Have a fabulous Friday tomorrow lovelies!
 
Please Note:  I have marked this post as cruelty free, it's important to know that all the brands mentioned are cruelty free apart from Essie.


16 comments:

  1. This looks lovely but I don't think my hand is steady enough for that! x

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    1. Thank you so much, but trust me, if I could manage you surely would :-) I was shaky jones like you can't believe LoL ;) x

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  2. Ohh how pretty. I love love love them. My favourite colours too. Really great for a first attempt!
    Where did you get the Essence Nail Art Twins from?
    I have a slight addiction to nail polish and nail art myself. I can highly recommend the Essence Duo Stylist dotting tool. (I have a 'review' of it on my blog) and also the Essence Stampy Set (again, a 'review' will be up on friday).
    I love all your posts (especially the nail ones of course)

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    1. Thanks so much haha I tried ;) I got it from Dischem in Greenstone, they have a huge Essence stand. I'm going to see if I can find the dotting tool. aaww bless you babe, appreciate it :-) x

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  3. Aw this looks so cute! I'm definitely going to try it :)

    When I do/try to do nail designs i usually find a toothpick does the trick ;)

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    1. You have to, let me know if you do :-)

      Thanks so much for the great tip!

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  4. i adore those nails

    xx m

    thisishowwerule.blogspot.com

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  5. That looks really great! Well done!!

    Love, love, love the Polish and Pearls blog, thanks for the link, i'm totally addicted now!

    Have you ever been to a Planet Nails shop? Although it's aimed at nail and beauty industry, it is open to the public too. You'll find dotting tool and other gadgets there. (They have a whole lot of shops all over Gauteng, I go to the one near Centurion mall) I didn't know there were different size dotting tools, will definitely look next time.

    Great post!
    xx

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    1. Haha you're welcome Jess, she is totally amazing! No I've never been, where are they located? Thanks so much for letting me know, I need to go there asap. Appreciate it x x

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    2. Hey, sorry only saw your Q now!
      There are quite a few branches of Planet Nails, I go to the Centurion one, it's located next to Centurion Mall in the Southlake Shopping Centre. But there's really lots of shops, I forget where you live. There's one near Menlyn too. Squiz www.planetnails.co.za You'll love it!!
      xx

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    3. Aww thank you thank you!!! xoxo

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  6. So cute manicure... If you're interesting, come visit my blog and we can follow each other, if you want. Xoxo V.V.

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  7. love the nails :)

    www.yeyyyitscamille.blogspot.com

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