Friday, 28 January 2011

Nails!


So tonight after reading Alix's Nail Tutorial I had to give it a go myself. I went straight to WHSmiths and bought some Hole Reinforcers. Seriously thats what they are called, I had to ask the assistant to help me find them and I described them as "those things that you put on paper in your ring binder to make the holes stronger." Now I know the technical name for them, and so do you haha.



So in a nutshell you paint your nails with the base colour you want your half moons to be, then apply the hole reinforcers (cut into halves) then paint your top colour over. Thats it. I love it. I also did it in a gold and green like Alix's original tutorial but I think my gold just wasn't the right shade. I really want a nice true gold polish so if you have any idea's please let me know.


In the end I went with clear and red. I absolutely love it. I think I'm going to wear my nails like this for a month. At least. Give it a go, its super easy and I really love the effect it gives. What do you think?

21 comments:

  1. Ohh I like :)

    Defiantly going to try this :)

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  2. Great idea... it's fiddly unless you have a very steady hand! :) x

    Catherine x

    www.beautyblogbycat.blogspot.com

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  3. omg i love it! looks amazing. have you tried models own gold? it's beautiful! xo

    wakeupbuttercup.blogspot.com

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  4. I love it! Never thought to do my nails like this but I love it! I'll definitely try it out sometime :)

    www.daintymakeup.blogspot.com
    x

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  5. They loom great. Have you tried models own gold rush? xx

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  6. This will make half moons sooo much easier! You did a really good job with them and the red looks very sophisticated! Models Own Gold Rush or Gold Digger are pretty gold, I think x

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  7. i LOVE this! deffo trying it soon!

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  8. haha this is such a good idea, I should think outside the box as an art student! Wow! xo

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  9. Oo, very nice. I'm going to try this out with MAC Soiree & Barielle Blossom!

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  10. Ahh I LOVE this, am defo giving this a go asap!!!
    This'll be fab in summer! :D
    Rebecca
    http://itsrebeccauk.blogspot.com/

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  11. ooh great post! I'm going to try this today! :)

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  12. oo I love these, I freestyled mine in after getting the Dita book for xmas..am in love with the vintage mani :)

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  13. i once did this but with straight lines and masking tape :-) works well too. yours look lovely! x

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  14. wow this is such a neat idea. glad i found your blog xx

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  15. Looks good. I did this to my nails a few months ago with the same sticker binder protectors.

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  16. I saw this too and thought it looked a nice and cheap way to get high quality looking nails. Seeing how well yours have turned out I'm off to get me some hole reinforcers! I really like the glossy red in this style :-)

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  17. That's so clever!! Love it. Off to smiths I go...xxxx

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  18. I love your blog and am a regular reader)

    Maybe you also check for updates of my blog and comment? :)

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  19. this is soooo cute, deffinatly giving it a go! x

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