Wednesday, April 11, 2012

NOTD: Cute as a Button

All I've done so far in April are nail posts, so this will be the last one for a few days - I have lots of rambly rants coming up so stay tuned (or be warned, whichever). Today I have the glorious task of weeding the backyard, so before my nails are in bits, I want to show you this look. I was making a baby card the other day and came across these buttons - I think they came in a cross stitch kit a while back. I really wanted to use the buttons on my nails but I couldn't get them to stay on - so I painted them instead. Here are the buttons and polishes I used:

L-R - Essie Sexy Divide, Essence The One And Only, Catrice Enter The Undergrowth,
Essence White Hype, Barry M Blueberry Ice-Cream and Essence Sundancer.
Inspired recently by a lot of white-based manicures including Ciara's Emma Bridgewater look and Esther's Black & White challenge look, I decided to give the white base one more try. Mine usually bleeds like bejaysus, so this time I took my time between coats and sealed the whole lot with a topcoat before I added colour. It worked! Yay! Here's the finished mani:


I like it, it reminds me of either a multi-coloured dalmatian or a load of pastel pigs snouts. Either's good. Another look? Okay:


One of the eBay goodies I ordered back in 1946* FINALLY arrived from Hong Kong yesterday, and in one piece too! Isn't is cute? I got it here for less than one euro. I do love my cheap gaudy animal rings. 



So, that's the last NOTD for a little while, I've a haul post coming and I'm also working on a nail polish collection post - okay, in truth, I'm waiting until after Friday in case I buy more. Also lots of non-nail related things in the pipeline, stick with me, I'll get there eventually!

Hope you all had a lovely Easter, 

S xxx

* Slight exaggeration. But it felt that long.

11 comments:

  1. So cute!!!! The height of my manicure is to paint them one colour and stay within the edges haha x

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  2. They're so cute and even better, they're dots!!! That's all I can do with nail art myself ;P

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  3. That is utterly fabulous! Love the buttons and the colours are gorgeous. Also, your ring is FIERCE :) xo

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  4. Omg that is so fricking pretty!! jeez you are a little nail art dark horse aren't you :P I really want to try this now. It's perfect for spring.

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  5. Fabulous! Your circles are perfect - will have to give this one a shot :D

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  6. Dood! Those are soooooo bloody awesome! Nice one!

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  7. Awh thank you all! The big circles are cotton bud ones and the little dots are cocktail stick ones, that's about as technical as it gets :) In LOVE with the ring, himself despises it, as he does all my gaudy animal tackiness! Thanks a million for reading xxxx

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  8. Oh wow, these are even cuter than buttons! Amazing

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  9. This mani is amazing! Really is super cute! xx

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  10. omg, how talented are you shanna
    liloo /@tsunimee xx

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