Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Nails influenced by my garden

So for my first proper blog entry I thought I would show you a couple of nail pics.  I love nail varnish and have got quite a few bottles - but never enough!  A couple of different pink Konad stamping polishes came this week that I'm dying to try out, but I digress!

I personally feel that you're never too old to have fun with nail polish, and there's not such thing as an 'I wouldn't dare' colour.  If there's a colour you would never dare wear - just wear it!  Does anyone bat an eyelid?  No!  Same with nail art, if you like it, wear it.

So, as the suns been out this week it's made me want to spend a bit more time in our garden - which is tiny, the same as the house, but nonetheless its still lovely out there.  The bluebells are out at the moment, and it inspired my nail colour

The green is my one and only Dior colour, called 504 Waterlily, and the lilac is Max Factor Max Effect 08 Diva Violet.  The other hand had 3 green nails and 2 lilac ones, just to balance the look out.

The second flower inspired nails were inspired by the wallflowers at the bottom of our garden.  They're actually growing out of a wall!  They're so vibrant and they smell delicious, they cheer me up every time I walk past them, so I wanted to take that happy feeling around with me... I did that by painting my nails to match them!

The yellow is a color club polish that came in a set which I got from TK Maxx (TJ Maxx in the USA? They're brilliant for cut price brand name polish sets), the names were on the packaging which is long gone, so am sorry I can't tell you what it's called, and the orange tips were sponged on with a make up sponge and they are Rimmel Lasting Finish in 050 Tangerine Queen.  I actually took the polishes down the garden before I started to make sure I had a good match!

My last flower inspired nails were done in the spring, but they fit so well with this theme I had to include them. 

The green I used this time was Collection 2000 Hot Shots 38 Mint Mojo, the white was OPI Alpine Snow, and the yellow was Rimmel Lasting Finish 280 Sunshine.  The flowers were really easy to do, I just used a dotting tool which I got from Amazon, super cheaply, and dotted the polish onto my nail where I wanted it to go.  The good thing about this was that it looks much harder to do than it was, and I even got compliments from shop assistants when I was paying for my shopping.

All the above had a coat of Seche Vite top coat applied, which dries really fast but seems to stay dent-able for ages.

So thats it for my first proper blog entry, I've just noticed that next doors rhodedendrons are in flower, and they are bright fuchsia!  Ideas ideas.......

Feel free to comment, and I hope to see you again next week! x x x



  1. the yellow and orange mani is gorgeous! i would never have thought to do that at all but it looks soooo good! nice one wendy! xxx

    1. Thank you so much! I can't take all the credit though, it was Mother Natures idea really x x x


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