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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Your Majesty

As all us Brits know, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee will be taking place in a matter of days. We have all been bomb-barded with our British Union Jack flag from the traditional bunting and table settings to the re-rendition of the iconic Geri Halliwell dress. Although leading up to this one time  party, event, were the Queen grants our street parties acceptable - she's a wild one, it is a little too early to be parading around like a chewed up patriot. But here is a little way to express our love for the Queen, her country and this traditional British summer weather we are all basking (BBQ'ing) in.

Barry M Bright Red 262 , £2.99, Miss Sporty in a royal blue £1.99, Models Own Indian Ocean £5.00

I used the red Barry M as a foundation and went over it with the Miss Sporty blue. On the accent finger I chose to do a quarter of the Union Jack, as my nails are small and it was extremely fiddly to complete the full flag on the nail , let alone to do a set of 10. I went over the accent finger in Indian Ocean by Models Own to give it a glossy shimmer. I'm not going to lie, but as soon as this chips - I will NOT be re-doing it. I jumped in Queen's head first. This was one of my most difficult nail designs - I am not a nail technician so forgive them for not being perfect. I'd definitely suggest using nail wraps instead for the Jubilee.

Has anybody else done anything patriotic for the Jubilee?

D x

Sunday, 20 May 2012

I Heart Simplicity

Thank you for all the lovely comments and for taking the time to read my posts !

Excuse my awful nails, they have taken the brut of exam stress the last couple of weeks. This is just a simple chic nail design I've done on my nails whilst they are on the re-growth from the perils of stress.

So easy to do, I just used two coats of a nude and then used a corally red to paint the heart. N.B make sure you wipe all the varnish off the brush - so there is practically next to nothing on it ! Especially the stem, as you don't want a rush of varnish to ruin your design.

L-R Barry M Peach Melba 318 & Coral 296 - Both around £2.99

A really pretty and summery love design, especially great if you're not a fan of wild designs. What do you think?

D x