Hope ye are all keeping well. Today I have for you something that is really special to me but you have all probably seen before : P But i'll show ye it anyway! This is the first piece of nail art that I ever did!EVER! this was done way back in November 2011. I had zero nail art supplies to do this! Nothing!
I got followed the tutorial from kayla shevonne's blog using the colours that I had readily available.
Now remember this was my first ever attempt at nail art! I know it's fairly shoddy looking but I gave it a go and I am quiet proud of it now! I spent hours at this trying to perfect some of the lines. I only had a lip gloss brush that you get in those make-up palettes so the lines are quiet wavy : P I followed the same colour scheme as Kayla mainly because they were the only colours I had and they went well together. I actually had to buy a yellow nail polish to complete this which shows you how lacking my nail varnish collection was at this stage!
All of these polishes were perfect to apply with the exception of Lemon fizz. This polish is part of a "rapid dry" collection and they really mean rapid! The polishes was practically dry before I even had time to spread it out making it go on unevenly. It also had this weird stringy texture. Everytime I lift the brush off of the nail a string of polish, like thread, would some with it and go on the nail. It really bugged me and I had to repaint several areas to cover it. Other than that the whole thing cane together quiet nicely! I received soooo many compliments on this design which was actually a first for me so I was delighted : )
The one thing that I regret doing was putting on topcoat so soon after painting my nails. At the time I didn't know that it would drag the polish, especially the black, and make it go all streaky. At least I learnt a lesson from it all right? Nope! I did it again on another manicure and I was baffled! I had to google it and see what the problem was.
The thumb was my favourite! It was also the starting point of this manicure so it came out pretty good. Another newbie mistake I made was, after doing the outline on all of the nails, I painted one nail at a time instead of doing say the blue on all of the nails and then moving on to the next colour. This is how excited I was!! I speant hours on it and I though I was on the ball haha thank god for bloggers. Their knowledge saved me so much time and money : P
I think overall it came together fairly well. I love the colours in it and the pattern itself is so easy to recreate! Now for a fun fact:this was not the first nail art manicure I actually wanted to try! For the Special occasion I had actually picked out the Rainbow dotted manicure design that you see in my blog profile image. I had ordered the dotting tools around 2 weeks beforehand to give myself time to practice. The night rolled around and the dotting tools still hadn't arrived so I had to go and look for another special design! I would have been so disappointed if I had just gone with plain nails. I was really looking forward to doing something special with my nail varnishes
This is my right hand.....look at how shockingly pudgy the lines are! I had to share this with ye! I still laugh when I see it. I have no idea how I managed to mess it up so much : P There was 2 coats of each colour and come touch up of the weird looking parts.
That's all for today! I hope ye liked this post. I was actually inspired to post it by another blogger, the lovely Painting Rainbows. If ye haven't seen her blog seriously check it out here!! For one of her giveaways she asked What your best nail polish memory was and this was mine!
Have any of ye re-created this manicure? Would ye like to try it now? Any questions or maybe requests to do nail art (I know this is unlikely but I like to give ye options haha) than please leave them in the comments below or email/tweet me. If you click on the suggestions page up above there is a little form there that you can fill out if you don't want to email me directly. Would ye like to see more nail art on my blog? Let me know!