Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Sexy melons.

...because I don't normally get my five a day!

...and also because I wanted to do some quick keep nail art.

Cheeky student price nail art.

Start yourself off with some base coat, that dark pink will stain your nails like a bitch, I use the Barry M base coat, nail hardener and top coat. It's the only one I've ever used to be honest, and it's always done a good job, so I've never thought to use anything else.

When that dries, apply a nice dark pink colour, I used beauty uk - glam nails "Mauve flash - no.34", never really used beauty uk until this year, there was a sale on in Superdrug so I went a little mental about six shades of their polish, and was quite pleasantly surprised. The light green theirs it's the "Soft Green - no.46" shade. Pop that all over the tip on your nail leave it to dry and then apply a stripe of darker green to the very tip of your nail. Mine is from one of those job-lot eBay nail-art brands, I bought something like 24 pens for £8.99 if I remember rightly, the brand on the packaging is something like Nail Star. Add a white stripe beneath the light green, add to the cartoony look. I use a Barry M White, I find that it covers up darker colours better than some of the slightly lower price options, not to say that it's expensive though, because it's still a pretty cheap brand. Then draw on the melon pips in black, you can use nail art pens if you have them, but you don't have to, just use an orange stick and some black polish, you can even use the end of a bobby-pin if you want to, it's all good, again for this I used a Nail Star pen, no real reason why though, it was just the closest thing to hand. Hope you like them.

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