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Saturday, 9 March 2013

Nails - Metallic Roses

I haven't done much nail art recently, mainly due to the fact my nails have been in a pretty awful state - chipped, cracked and split - so I've had to keep cutting them down. I bought a bottle of Sally Hansen advanced hard as nails today so I'm going to apply that throughout the week and hope for the best!

I had yesterday afternoon off and really wanted to use some of the time to pretty-fy my nails. My nails are still really short, so I decided to paint just one rose on each nail using some metallic colours.

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I started with my favourite as a base - Models Own Utopia. The flowers were painted using barry m Lilac foil and a random teal green my Auntie gave me for Christmas [no brand name on bottle!] and I used Models Own Grace Green for the leaves. I outlined the roses using my Models Own nail art pen. I then used a dotting tool to make dots using opposing colours on each nail. And of course a slick of top coat to seal.

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I hope everyone is having a good weekend. I haven't done much of interest today. Popped into town to get a few things, including some Topshop Joni jeans. It's rare I find jeans that I actually like/suit my shape, but the Joni jeans are perfect. Ben treated me to lunch at Pizza Express too, mmmm. We're off to see Oz: The Great and Powerful tonight, which I'm pretty excited about. And tomorrow, my brother and sister-in-law have invited us over then out for a Mother's Day Carvery lunch. Looking forward to seeing them, and the bump! Have you got anything lovely planned?


  1. I love them. I'm jealous about the joni jeans, i want a pair but they don't have them in my local Topshop :( x

  2. It looks really pretty! I'm so rubbish at nail art. Glad you like the Joni jeans too! :D xx

  3. The nails look brilliant.

    Sounds like you have been having a fab weekend!

  4. So pretty :)