I was really having a hard time coming up with an idea for the final day of The Digital Dozen does Paper when suddenly it occurred to me. There was one day in my life on which paper had an unusual significance. Don’t get me wrong, paper is important on many days – we use it to learn, to immerse ourselves in stories, to express ourselves. But on this one day, paper was a part of the celebration of my husband and I choosing a life together – my wedding day! I decided that rather than buying expensive flowers which would only wilt and die, I’d make my own flowers for my and my bridesmaid’s bouquets, as well as all of the table decor – from paper! In fact, I posted a little about the process of making the flowers. I absolutely loved them and today’s nail art is inspired by those paper flowers that I painstakingly folded.
Today I have a completely new-to-me product to share with you. You may have noticed that I have done a handful of reviews for Madam Glam over the past week and a bit. This is the final review I have to share with you of one of their products and I just had to try something unique – something I had never tried before. I decided to have my first experience with 3D gel. (more…)
Today’s theme in the 31 Day Challenge is halfmoons. This is a theme I’ve never liked all that much as I’m not a big fan of the traditional halfmoon look, but I really like what I’ve come up with for today.
It’s time for another quick 5 minute nail art look! If you aren’t familiar with this series, you can go check out my first #5minutenailart post for an explanation, but the basic idea is that I’ll start with a plain, single-colour manicure as a base, and then have just 5 minutes to turn it into nail art.
Today I am starting something new on my blog. There are a few reasons behind this – one is that I often don’t find much time to do my nails during the semester. I made time to do some more detailed nail art over the break which I’ll be sharing with you over the next few weeks, but now that I’m back in class, I might only have a few minutes here and there to spare. Another reason is that people will often see my nails and comment that they don’t have time to do something like that – now I know some might actually mean that they couldn’t be bothered to do nail art, but some really think that any nail art must take forever, just because they haven’t tried it before or aren’t sure how it’s done. So this is for those people who might really want to try some nail art but not spend hours on it! I’m here to prove that all it has to take is 5 minutes to have amazing nails.
The rules are as follows: start with a normal, single-colour manicure. Yes, it takes more than 5 minutes to do the colour PLUS nail art, but now if you have time to paint your nails – you have time for art. You could also do the colour one day and add the art the next day – I often do that when I’m pressed for time! Then, starting from that base colour, I have just 5 minutes to do some nail art. I put a timer on so I make sure it really is 5 minutes. 5 minutes isn’t long so to give myself a little leniency, I’ll count anything that is still UNDER 6 minutes as close enough – but this includes the final top coat and the nail art is good to go.
I’ve had these pictures in my ‘ready to post’ folder for a couple of weeks and it seems they got forgotten there amidst the December chaos, so you’ll just have to look at Christmas-coloured nails in January. Luckily, this look can be lovely with any colour combination, it just so happens that I went with red and gold.
I was taking a look through my polish collection the other day when my eyes fell on Essence Over the Rainbowand I realised it’d looked great combined with some silver! I decided to use one of my favourite stamping images which I’ve been meaning to use again for ages. (more…)