Thursday, 11 December 2014

Christmas Calls For...

OTT nails, obviously. Just a quick nail post today to share my most recent venture into Christmassy glittery sequin nail goodness! After a few quick coats of Essie's Bordeaux I followed up with some tricky placements of these gorgeous holographic hearts - which I picked up in Urban Outfitters but can not find anywhere, sorry! A top coat follows and then I'm done.

It's a little out there but when Christmas rolls around I adore having something shiny on me at all times. I can see this mani coming back round for Christmas Day - I love it!

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Something New

I've documented a hair chop or two on this blog before, but this is probably the biggest change I've had in a long time! I got a basic trim, but then took the plunge and had a little dye job too.

I've never dyed my hair before, but have lusted after ombre hair for a long time now due to beauties such as Zoe Sugg and Kylie Jenner. After experiencing one of those "I NEED A CHANGE" moments, I went ahead and booked the appointment and I'm happy to say I followed through!

I've had this job for a few weeks now and I have to say, it's still a little odd having different coloured hair - I don't know how people can chop and change so often! I'd love to hear your opinions though, and any tips for keeping dyed hair looking great!

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Simple Seasonal Nail Art

As you all know, I'm not the biggest nail art person - I genuinely just prefer the look of plain nail colours. However, sometimes the mood strikes me and I want to add a little more. Recently I was playing about with some more seasonal colours and this happened!

Essie // Bordeaux, Topshop // Aurelian

To recreate the look, you paint your nails as normal - apply a base coat, two or three coats of colour, then leave them to dry. Once they are dry, take a small amount of tape, stick it repeatedly to your arm so it isn't tacky, and carefully apply it so there is a diagonal section of your nail covered. Paint over the exposed section, peel off the tape, and viola! Just finish with a top coat over all of your nails and you're done!

My nails came off a little Christmassy looking, but it is A/W after all! Of course it would work with any combination of colours you like, and you could always create the pattern on more than one nail. Let me know if you give it a shot!

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