Saturday 5 October 2013

My Blog Awards Nails!

Finally, here is a more detailed look at the nails I did for the Cosmo Blog Awards!

I knew I wanted to keep it quite simple, because I was going to have to get it perfect on my right hand as well as my left! I'm not overly confident in my freehand skills with my left hand, so I decided to mix up a gradient with some striping tape. I also wanted the colours to match my dress - 

So, this is what I came up with! My index, ring and little fingers have a base of piCture pOlish O'Hara. I added some striping tape in a diagonal direction, and sponged on a gradient using w7 Black. On my little finger I used the tape to make a triangle and filled it in with w7 Black. My middle finger and thumb have a base of Barry M Blood Orange, along with 2 coats of Illamasqua Untold to give it that sparkling ruby look! The gold heart stud on my middle finger is from Born Pretty Store. Everything was sealed with a couple of coats of No7 Stay Perfect top coat.

Untold is a really gorgeous glitter that goes so perfectly with Blood Orange! I was also quite impressed with how well I did my right hand, though unfortunately I forgot to get a picture of it...I assure you it does exist! These got quite a few compliments on the night so I was pretty happy with them. 


  1. Thats really pretty! And i LOVE your outfit too.

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  2. So cute <3 And i'm totally envious of your perfect nail beds :)

  3. So pretty, love the gradient stripes, the heart stud and the sparkly red polishes!! :)

  4. That looks really great!! Nice work :D x

  5. These look lovely! And I really like your dress, too :)
    Love the little heart stud, so cute :)

    Jess xo

  6. Your nails look awesome. I love the design of gradient stripes. The little heart stud makes it girly. Cute as can be.

  7. really pretty, and i love your dress!

  8. Wow... what a polish... Love the fading too.


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