Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Nail Art Special: It's My Birthday!

I am 17 again today, but unlike the film, I am not going back in time to get the life I've always wanted... I decided to show you some nail art instead!

A friend of mine was hosting a Jubilee party and mentioned she couldn't get any Union Jack nail wraps, so I offered to do her mani. I used Cult Nails Time Traveler as a base colour and then drew stripes in OPI Alpine Snow and Bullish on OPI. See the results below:

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My daughter has chickenpox, so we've spent the long weekend at home. I fancied doing something different and came up with a mosaic pattern using a few different sized dotting tools. Unfortunately, my choice of colours (OPI Alpine Snow as a base, OPI Black Onyx, Nicole by OPI I'm a Belieber, a-england Guinevere and Elaine) was so similar that the pattern is lost and it just looks like a bunch of spots, much like my little girl's back:

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Since my little angel is bored of being stuck in the house, she asked me to do her nails. I used a dotting tool to draw flowers using OPI Flit A Bit and Ciaté Jelly Bean.

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And finally, one of my friends suggested this morning that I should do some birthday-themed nail art for the occasion, so I decided to focus on the things that make birthdays special:

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  • Cake on my thumb
  • Party hats on my index finger, although these are not compulsory
  • Presents on my middle finger
  • Love and laughter (or smiles) on my ring finger
  • Balloons on my pinkie, another item which can be omitted when you reach my age
I used: Nubar Classic Camel, Nicole by OPI I'm a Belieber, China Glaze For Audrey, Kiko 279 and 316, MakeMyDay Inés, a-england Guinevere and Galahad, Opi Did It On'Em, Flit A Bit, Suzi Says Da, Manicurist of Seville, Black Onyx, Dim Sum Plum, Your Royal Shine-Ness, Alpine Snow and Bullish on OPI.

As with most themed nail art, this is probably not the most tasteful of designs but it delivers the message. Happy Birthday to me!


  1. Yeaaah! Happy Birthday to you!!!!

  2. Muy hermosas! Te felicito. Muy feliz Cumple! Que termines genial el dia. Te amo siempre.

  3. Teheeee!! cuanta unia! muy buena las manos cumpleanieras!!

  4. Que los cumplas feliz, que los cumplas feliz! Que alegría ver un post nuevo y encima poder disfrutar las manitos de la princesa.
    Que buenas tus uñas cumpleañeras, ya sabés que los nail art un poco bizarritos para fechas especiales me fascinan.

  5. Antes que nada... Feliz cumple!!!
    Estan divinisimas todas las manis!!!

  6. Cómo me gustan tus nail art!!!!
    me encantó, especialmente la de puntitos.
    espero q hayas pasado tu cumple lo mejor de lo mejor!!

  7. Lindisimas todas. Feliz cumple!!!!