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Saturday, 14 September 2013

NOTD: Black & White

I've been trying to get back into a little bit of Nail Art lately, including a Rose Nail Art tutorial (broken link removed) over on Cas's blog Serenity of Beauty, as well as a Rainbow Polka Dots Nail Art tutorial (broken link removed) for Marijke at Viva Coco. Please do have a peek and leave a comment if you like what you see - and do check out Cas and Marijke's blogs, they're two very lovely ladies! By the way, I seem to get a lot of questions about my nails (ie, are they real?), so much so that I have a post over on PVBDaily about how I look after my nails (broken link removed); please do have a read if you'd like to know more!
Today I've got some Black & White themed nail art to share. I started with OPI Nail Envy as a base coat, followed by 2-3 coats of Models Own 'Snow White' on all nails - I really don't like this polish, it's so streaky and dries unevenly, but it's the only white polish I have and I'm trying to use it up! I then applied two coats of Barry M's Confetti Effects polish in 'Liquorice' to one nail, and two coats of L'Oreal Confetti Topcoat to another. On the remaining three nails, I used my Barry M Nail Art Pen in Black to do pinstriped, polka dot and a tribal design. I finished with a coat of Seche Vite to seal everything in nicely, smooth over the glitter, and give a glossy shine to my nails. I'm really happy with how these turned out and think they look quite unusual. My pinstripes are a little bit wonky but other than that I don't think I did a bad job ;D
NOTD Nail Art Black & White
NOTD Black & White Nail Art

What do you think? Do you like nail art, or do you prefer a plain and simple nail colour?

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  1. Oooh! They are gorgeous! I've an overwhelming urge to do nail art now lol x

  2. Oooh!!! These are absolutely gorgeous...I love plain nails but also love the statement nail art too...it's all about having fun! :)

    I'll be checking out how you look after your nails...I'm interested as they get to a certain length and start chipping so I get annoyed and file them down!

    Absolutely LOVE this look though...it's so cute and i loved your rose design too...you make it seem so easy haha!

    Layla xx


    1. Aw thanks Layla! I totally agree, it's definitely all about having fun :) Hope my tips help you grow your nails a little! xo

  3. They look awesome. I havent had the patience to do nail art in over a year, you have definitely inspired me:)
    Sara xx

  4. I love this black and white design you have going on :) I'm definitely into nail art, then just having one colored nails.

  5. Oh wow I love this :) Bravo chick they look abs fab!

    Kerys | Little Bo Blab

  6. I love the confetti on the fourth finger. These designs look great altogether x

  7. I really like these, do more and more :)
    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

  8. Love these nails, really creative :) I need to get a nail art pen!

    Ria x


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