hi guys i’ve set up a nail art tumblr and i would reeeally appreciate if you could follow and like/reblog the posts if you think they’re any good!
it’s a hobby that i really love and would love to share ideas with others and also learn from them!
the blog is chloeannelillianails
thankyou my lovely friends :)
So this was something I did out of boredom because I couldn’t sleep!
I started off by applying a layer of Collection 2in1 Strengthener & Hardener as a base coat, and then applied 2-3 layers of Papaya from the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine range. I find that these varnishes have a really solid finish, and tend to dry pretty quickly too. One coat will not be enough however as it looks a little patchy, but 3 thin coats or one thin coat then another thicker one does the job just fine.
I waited for these to dry and then on my ring finger for the accent nail I applied one layer of Invogue’s Parakeet from the Feather Effects range. Another really similar polish is Doll’s House from Barry M’s Confetti range, although I have not tried those ones yet so cannot advise on how well they apply to and how they look on the nail!
The Invogue polish is really great though and again, dries very quickly. One layer of this is sufficient and packs loads of the confetti onto the nail without looking patchy or spaced apart at all! And the clear laquer is super smooth too! Not gloopy and gluey like I find some of them can be.
On my thumb nail I then started drawing little paisley and polka dot patterns with the Barry M Nail Art Pen in White. I really like these nail art pens as they are really easy to control, as it doesn’t use a line brush or dotting nib but is more like an actual pen (think like those old shake and squeeze tippex pens you can buy). If you struggle with concentrated details and get shaky hands like me then it makes the whole process of creating nail art much less of a hassle! It also dries instantly and doesn’t smudge at all, and blends in with the base polish rather than looking like it’s been layered on top.
Finally, I waited until I was sure they were dry and used the Collection 2in1 Top Coat polish to give the nails that extra shine and staying power. Again this is a great top coat as it gives the nails a gorgeous glossy look, and the formula is nice and thin so doesn’t drag across the nail and ruin the manicure.
I really love the paisley pattern, and before I attempted it I thought it was going to be really hard to do but I promise it wasn’t! Honestly, I am terrible at drawing on confined canvases, especially with my left hand, but even that was fine!
Polish prices as follows:
- Collection 2in1 Strengthener & Hardener: £2.99 from Boots
- Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine in Papaya: £3.99 from Boots
- Invogue Feather Effects in Parakeet: £3.49 from Superdrug
- Barry M Nail Art Pen in White: £4.99 from Boots
- Collection 2in1 Top Coat: £2.99 from Boots
This is what happens for real when I can’t find the right words.
Horse Tornado is the only phrase I will use from now on
my brother forgot the word so he said “leg elbow” one time
Same goes for DESPERATION = A ROPE ENDS IT,
THE EYES = THEY SEE,
THE MORSE CODE = HERE COME DOTS,
DORMITORY = DIRTY ROOM,
SLOT MACHINES = CASH LOST IN ME,
ELECTION RESULTS = LIES - LET’S RECOUNT,
SNOOZE ALARMS = ALAS! NO MORE Z’S
THE EARTHQUAKES = THAT QUEER SHAKE,
ELEVEN PLUS TWO = TWELVE PLUS ONE
MOTHER-IN-LAW = WOMAN HITLER.
WAIT BUT THIS IS MY FAVORITE ONE:
HOLMES AND WATSON = WOMANLESS AND HOT
today in science class we were talking about thunderstorms and we looked out the window and there was a storm in the distance so i quietly whispered “the oncoming storm” and the kid behind me banged his knee on the desk and choked i think i have found my soulmate
this wasn’t supposed to get any notes omg
i ship it
We are dating
A 19th century painting of the Ballroom in the Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia. Tsar Alexander II can be seen sitting in the background.
Judging you if you don’t reblog this
JESUS TAKE THE PRNDL
Tree struck by lightning caused the bark to explode, effectively stripping the tree
nothing gets me hotter than a good old strip treese
r u kidding me
when you’re walking towards the air conditioner to turn it off and you just
Festival of Fantasy parade debuts at Walt Disney World
i remember song lyrics from my favorite songs 5 years ago but i don’t remember what i learned in school yesterday