It was my birthday about a week ago now I think and I spent forever trying to think up some nail art to do for it! You have no idea how hard it was. I didn't want the really obvious birthday cake and candles etc.. because It's not really a big day for me. I think only three of my friends remembered so that was really disheartening. Oh well! I'm just annoyed I put so much effort into their birthdays..
This is how it started off..
I went for a Harry Potter theme after I haunted Kaki from Glitter Obsession with Snape Gifs on twitter :P I was inspired by the house crests. I planned on doing the actual crest itself with the writing but I only finished these at 3 in the morning so I didn't have time. I'll do them one day though because they look so fricking amazing!
From left to right: Hufflepuff, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Gryffindor.
Hufflepuff: Catrice birdy reloaded (Yellow) Kiss black nail art brush (black)
Slytherin: Barry M Teal (greenish) Kiss White nail art brush (white)
Ravenclaw: Essence Grumpy (Royal blue) Barry M Blueberry ice cream (sky blue)
Gryffindor: Barry M Raspberry (redish) Catrice Birdy reloaded (yellow)
I just combined the basecolours of all four houses on my thumb
Top left: Barry M Raspberry
Top Right: Essence Grumpy
Bottom Left: Barry M Teal
Bottom Right: Catrice Birdy Reloaded
I used my gold striping tape to hide the lines and to make it look neater :)
My favourite colour combination is Essence Grumpy with Barry m Blueberry ice cream. I love the colours and the design itself. Definitely one to repeat again on it's own. Gryffindor was the hardest nail by far! It drove me demented. I actually had to redo it after a really stupid mistake which you can see below:
I got some nice compliments on this manicure too which was really nice!
That's pretty much it :)