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Valentine’s Day Nails

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valentine's day nail art

Here are my Valentine’s day nails! I have to admit that I’m really lacking in any inspiration for Valentines nail art this year, so this is a rather obvious choice of pink and hearts! 馃榾

valentine's day nail art

The polishes I used for the gradient are A England Camelot, Color Club Foil Me Once and another Color Club polish called Hot Like Lava. The little hearts are Camelot as the base and Foil Me Once over the top.

Because the hearts where quite pronounced I ended up adding two coats of Seche Vite to flatten it out.

valentine's day nail art

one thing creating this mani has made me realise is, I own way more pink nail polish than I thought… And I should probably use them more often!


Dark Stripes

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Dark Striped Nail Art

Here are my dark and stripy nails! This has been adorning my finger nails all weekend 馃檪

Dark Striped Nail Art

I created the gradient with two polishes from Morgan Taylor. Rebel With A Cause and New Year New Blue.

Then I added the striping tape and it took ages! And I failed miserably at getting the tape even remotely spaced correctly on my dominant hand so I gave up after one nail and have been pottering about all weekend feeling very uneven lol!

The black I used is A England Camelot. then finished it off with a layer of Seche Vite!

Dark Striped Nail Art

here is a (bonus lol) photo with the flash to show the colours a little more 馃檪


Dotty Watermarble Nail Art

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Dotty Watermarble Nail Art

My nails today where a bit of an experiment, I needed to something to take my mind off something rather upsetting that happened yesterday.

But nails first! I’ll say a little about what happened at the end of this post.

Dotty Watermarble Nail Art

I started off with a simple black and white french tip, I used A England Camelot and SinfulColors Snow Me White. Then using a large dotting tool I added the first layer of dots along the line of the french tip, then using a medium sized dotting tool I added the next lot of dots. After they had dried I applied a thick layer of Seche Vite.

For the watermarble I used OPI Color Paints. Magenta Muse, Purple Perspective and Turquoise Aesthetic. Then I finished it off with a coat of Illamasqua Matte Topcoat.

This mani ended up being way better than I was expecting! But you could get the same effect by stamping over a watermarble lol.

Dotty Watermarble Nail Art

My unhappy news (I’m not going to be offended if you want to stop reading now).

I had to have one of my Ratties euthanized yesterday 馃槮 Wednesday night he lost the ability to stand and started having seizures.

It my vet said that it looked likely that he had a very aggressive brain tumor, and that his symptoms would only get worse.

I know having him pts was the kindest thing to do, but I’m still shocked at how quickly it happened. Up until Wednesday he was one of the biggest, strongest, healthiest, bouncy ratties that lived here with me.

It’s very sad but I know he’s not in pain, and that he’s had the best life that I could provide.

Sleep well Mr. Seth. I’m going to miss you little buddy.


J贸lak枚tturinn – Nails Inspired by the Christmas Cat of Iceland

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J贸lak枚tturinn the christmas cat Nail Art

Today my nails are inspired by some Yule/Christmas folklore. This time the story originates from Iceland.聽 The story of J贸lak枚tturinn or the Yule Cat is basically that he will come and eat you if you haven’t received any new clothes before Christmas eve!

A variation to the story is J贸lak枚tturinn eats the food of those who do not work hard.聽 The new clothes rule still applies as it is how he differentiates whose food he devours.

J贸lak枚tturinn the christmas cat

Here is a translation of a poem about J贸lak枚tturinn聽 by Johannes Ur Kotlum.

You all know the Yule Cat
And that Cat was huge indeed.
People didn鈥檛 know where he came from
Or where he went.

He opened his glaring eyes wide,
The two of them glowing bright.
It took a really brave man
To look straight into them.

His whiskers, sharp as bristles,
His back arched up high.
And the claws of his hairy paws
Were a terrible sight.

He gave a wave of his strong tail,
He jumped and he clawed and he hissed.
Sometimes up in the valley,
Sometimes down by the shore.

He roamed at large, hungry and evil
In the freezing Yule snow.
In every home
People shuddered at his name.

If one heard a pitiful 鈥渕eow鈥
Something evil would happen soon.
Everybody knew he hunted men
But didn鈥檛 care for mice.

He picked on the very poor
That no new garments got
For Yule 鈥 who toiled
And lived in dire need.

From them he took in one fell swoop
Their whole Yule dinner
Always eating it himself
If he possibly could.

Hence it was that the women
At their spinning wheels sat
Spinning a colorful thread
For a frock or a little sock.

Because you mustn鈥檛 let the Cat
Get hold of the little children.
They had to get something new to wear
From the grownups each year.

And when the lights came on, on Yule Eve
And the Cat peered in,
The little children stood rosy and proud
All dressed up in their new clothes.

Some had gotten an apron
And some had gotten shoes
Or something that was needed
鈥 That was all it took.

For all who got something new to wear
Stayed out of that pussy-cat鈥檚 grasp
He then gave an awful hiss
But went on his way.

Whether he still exists I do not know.
But his visit would be in vain
If next time everybody
Got something new to wear.

Now you might be thinking of helping
Where help is needed most.
Perhaps you鈥檒l find some children
That have nothing at all.

Perhaps searching for those
That live in a lightless world
Will give you a happy day
And a Merry, Merry Yule.

So if you need a reason to get some new clothes this makes a great excuse 馃榾

J贸lak枚tturinn the christmas cat

For my nails I used Poppy from Barry M for the background colour then A England Camelot to paint on the images. I used Moyou white stamping polish and my smallest dotting tool for the cat’s eye.

It took me ages to get the Yule cat looking just right, unfortunately I couldn’t fit him onto one nail!

Being eaten by an apex predator… Just what you need for Christmas oO

J贸lak枚tturinn the christmas cat

If you would like to find out a bit more about J贸lak枚tturinn here are a few links 馃檪

Yule Cat Wikipedia
Christmas Cat Of Iceland
Malicious Myths


Frosty Forest Nail Art!

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Frosty Forest Nail Art

when I created my misty graveyard nails last Halloween I thought at the time that using the same polish to make this frosty forest mani!

Frosty Forest Nail Art

For my franken jelly polish I simply mixed raindrops from Illamasqua mixed with clear polish, I think the mixture was around one part raindrops to six parts clear.

Frosty Forest Nail Art

The trees took ages! I used Camelot from A England and a tiny brush. I don’t think I should have worried so much about the detail on the first couple of trees on each nail as most of it was obscured by later layers of polish.

Frosty Forest Nail Art

Even though I don’t really do that much freehand nail art, I really enjoyed painting these 馃檪


Black And White Candy Cane Nails

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Black and White Candy Cane Nail Art

I have to admit that I’m feeling so incredibly un-festive, I have been trying to create christmasy nails but it’s just not working…

I think I’m going to stick with winter nails for now 馃檪

Black and White Candy Cane Nail Art

This is a base of Snow Me White from Sinful Colors, with a coat of China Glaze Make A Spectacle.

The tape decided that it didn’t want to play nice, it kept curling up at the edges, and generally not sticking to the polish, in hindsight I should have added a layer of topcoat over the glitter… :/

Then I added a coat of Camelot from A England and removed the tape, then added my topcoat to smooth it all.

Black and White Candy Cane Nail Art

Yay for non christmasy candy cane! 馃榾

 


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