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Tutorial: Hand-painted Roses

I’m extremely happy with how these turned out! The nice thing about roses is that they don’t have to be absolutely perfect to look gorge! Here’s the final result:

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I got the inspiration from Katy Perry. I absolutely love her nails, she always has such crazy designs. See the rose mani below (top left)?

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If you are curious as to how to create this look yourself, check out my photo tutorial 🙂

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The polishes I used were:

  • Black: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear “Black Out”
  • White: Modi
  • Red: Tip Top 958 “Corel Candy”
  • Maroon: Modi 68 “Riding Hood”
  • Pink: Modi 4 “Nude Shine Orange” (it’s in Korean, but I think that’s what it says)
  • Green:Nail Cone It Girl’s 1762 “Mint Cone”
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French Floral Decals

Happy Tuesday everyone! Every day brings us closer to the Festive Season, the end of the year and yet another year to come. Can you believe it??

I’ve been very busy with work lately. I also can’t wear outrageous nails to work (I wish I could!). So I did a very simple French style mani, with a little floral decal or two (leftover from Korea) to spice it up!

I used a Modi white and a Face Shop glitter topcoat (all from my time in Korea).. I know what you are thinking, and yes, I do need to go shopping in South Africa and top up my polish collection 🙂
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Breast Cancer Awareness

Polish Alcoholic and Beauty Expression have an awesome giveaway running for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which was in October. I was very keen to participate, it’s such a good cause and I’ve been wanting to do a BCA mani this October. Slightly late.. but the Giveaway is still running until the 7th of November, so check out the links and get involved.

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Halloween Challenge: #5 Trick or Treat

Hello there lovely people!

I must be honest, this is not my favourite mani! But, for the sake of the Halloween Challenge, I’m going to post it. You can let me know what you think….

I tried to create a really subtle candy cane stripe effect. I also had a brilliant (or not so) to add that fluff as stripes. Naturally, it went everywhere! So now that I’ve managed your expectations, here it is:
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Boom!

I did this manicure a while ago while I was recovering from my appendix surgery. You would think that I would have done about 10 manicures in that week I was off work, but to be honest I was so high on pain meds that I don’t think they would have been very good. The time wasn’t completely wasted, I used it to catch up on my sleep and series (I started and finished Game of Thrones in that time).

I was going for a Pop Art theme.. I attempted to make a tutorial, but again, the pain meds!

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My next post will probably be for the Hallowe’en  Challenge. Anyone want to join in?


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Jazz Picnic nails

My aunt organised an awesome event. It was a picnic at a beautiful venue in Johannesburg South Africa (Shepstone Gardens). She’s started a Popup Food business which creates once-off events. So, naturally, I had to have my nails looking FAB!

I stuck with the tried and tested – leopard print. Still loving it, I don’t know if it’s “old news” or anything. I’m still rocking it 🙂

So here is what my mani looked like:

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The Picnic was a lot of fun! The gardens were absolutely magical. They were so spectacular that I have to share some pics  with you.

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100 follows!

THANK YOU! I have just reached 100 followers, and I am so happy! Thank you to everyone who follows me! I really appreciate all the kind words and support I’ve received since I started in November last year.

It’s been 7 days since I posted my interview nails, since then I’ve had 4 interviews. It’s been an extremely busy time. But, I’m happy to announce that I was offered a job, starting on Monday (tomorrow)! I’m extremely happy and excited. I’m also a tad bit nervous..

Needless to say, I haven’t had a lot of time to experiment with nail art. So I’m going to post one from the archives.

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This was supposed to be leopard print, but I used two colours in the dots, so I think it looks a bit like camouflage. Anyway, I still like it, I hope you do too 🙂