Tuesday, 12 June 2012

NOTD: Pastel Daisys and Flower Foils (and also a massive thank you!)

First of all, I would like to begin this post with a *massive* thank you to every one who reads this blog, follows it and comments on these posts. I was contacted by HelloCotton yesterday telling me that I was the featured beauty blogger on their website's homepage (and I was!) for my Topshop VS Chanel lipstick post on the 11th June 2012 (oh what a glorious day!), which would definitely not have been possible without all of you! You lot made this happen so I really do thank you so much! I've also been tagged in a Liebster award - explained here, so expect a Q and A's blog soon (if you're interested that is!?). 

And now the now onto the nail art! I've recently finished my summer exams for my university course and so have been left with a *lot* of time on my hands now I'm not cramming my brain full of revision. In the spirit of this, I decided to spend a good 3 hours or so painting mine and my housemate's nails (like the true girl I am)! 

This picture shows how I painted my nails. I'd also picked up the free Ciate (how do you pronounce this?!) paint pot in 'Purple Sherbet' from Marie Claire so wanted to try that out. 

★ Base colour: Ciate Paint Pot (shade Purple Sherbet) ★ Petals: Barry M Nail Paint (shade 66: Matt White) ★ Yellow centre: Miss Sporty Quick Dry Clubbing Colour (shade 35 ★ Leaves: ELF Paint Polish (shade Mint Cream) ★ Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat (one shade) 

I found the Ciate polish to be actually very good. It did take 3 coats for it to become completely opaque (others may be happy with just the 2 coats) but the drying time was exceptional! I am such a novice when it comes to letting my nails dry and I *always* end up with at least one finger smudged from where I'm so impatient, but I have no smudges any where with this polish!

This picture is of my friend's nails after I'd performed a foil wrap on them. I used my Rio Professional Nail Foils Kit for this, which you can see in more detail here.

★ Base: ELF Nail Polish (shade Nude) ★ Flower pattern: from flower foil wrap in the Rio Professional Foils Kit ★  

So what's everyone's opinion - painted flowers or the foil flowers? I don't think my friend has quite come around to the whole concept of foils, but I think they look great! Also make sure to tell me if you'd be interested in reading a Liebster Award tag post .


  1. Congratulations on being featured, that's great! :) I love both of the NOTD, though you must have a really steady hand because the painted flowers are so neat! Gorgeous!



    1. Thank you! I think it really does just come with practice :)

  2. Congratulations on being featured at Hellocotton!!
    Loving your NOTD!!!



  3. Congratulations on this accomplishment! I just read that post, and I must say, you definitely deserve it! Both of those NOTDs are gorgeous! You have a lovely blog,
    xx, Kels


  4. love the lilac nail polish with the floral design! so pretty :) x

  5. Beautiful nail designs :)

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  6. Cute! Love it.


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  7. Gorgeous nails!

    Cute blog :)