Saturday, August 31, 2013

NOTD: Inspired By....A Sock? Plus, #SBBC!

Hi!

Nail art inspiration is everywhere. Sometimes I see a pattern or design on an everyday object and I think - I need that on my nails, NOW.

This happened recently when I bought these awesome cartoon-print socks in Penneys:


I knew I wanted to do a version of this as a nail design. I dug the following polishes out:


I gave all my nails a couple of coats of Zoya Carey, and did this:




It's not 100% neat & crisp, but it looked fine in reality and it cheered my nails up no end! Have you ever been inspired by anything as ridiculous as a sock?

Now - I want to talk about the #SBBC - or September Beauty Blog Challenge. It's a fab idea created by the lovely Girl Friday, and you can read her post about it here. There are a list of 30 beauty prompts and 30 lifestyle prompts, and the idea is to pick one or the other (or both, or neither) to blog about every day for the duration of September. You can then share your post on twitter using the #SBBC tag and read what all the other participants have come up with. It starts tomorrow, everyone is welcome, and I can't wait to see all the posts.

I also have a giveaway running at the minute - due to postal restrictions & costs it's only open to residents in ROI, but have a look if you fancy winning a generous supply of the brand new Water Wipes Sensitive Facial Wipes.




11 comments:

  1. Hi I love this you are so talented. I dont have very good nails my self and I am reading your blog to make me start taking care of them. My daughter has lovely nails and she is having pictures of those little Minions from the film Despicable Me painted on them . Have a great Saturday x

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    1. Thank you so much for such a lovely comment, it means a lot to me! I hope your daughter is really happy with her minions, she has great taste :)x

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    2. Thank you so much for such a lovely comment, it means a lot to me! I hope your daughter is really happy with her minions, she has great taste :)x

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  2. Oh wow your nails looks amazing :D I wish I was better at nail art like this - I'm just not patient enough xx

    Gem │ ♥ │ Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Thank you Gemma xx It didn't take too long at all, I bet you could do a great job x

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  3. I love these! Big into the cartoon prints & these are very cool. I'm doing SBBC as well, looking forward to reading your posts! x

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    1. Thank you Chloe! Looking forward to reading yours too x

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  4. Cute socks! That happens to me too, like when I see some stranger's top, sometimes I think, "That would look pretty cool on nails." Haha! Great job on the manicure, love it!

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    1. The inspiration is everywhere isn't it!! Thanks for reading, Jasmine :)x

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  5. I love it !!! Would never be able to do that !!!lol

    Come and see me too on:

    www.olivains.com

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