Thursday, 6 February 2014

maroon with vintage floral

I have to say, I am very in to this tapestry floral print that is going on at the moment! I have shoes in the print, trousers, even big hair grips! So I obviously needed to make my nails match all of this lovely print going on, obviously! 

I've also had yet to try out lots of new polishes and nail pens I'd picked up recently, so I was eager to try new and quirky things out, and if it matches my outfit then even better, eh?!

So these were the lovely polishes and pens I used to create the look. 
  • Matte Nail Paint in Crush 350 by Barry M
  • Peach Puff by Models Own
  • Slate Grey by Models Own
  • Accessorize Glitter Green Nail Art Pen
  • Barry M Nail Art Pen in Pink
Now I wear SO MUCH of the Matte Nail Paint by Barry M, I have a jumper, various shoes, shirts and t-shirts, so this was a godsend! I've also always loved matte finishes on nails, it looks classy and effective with minimal effort or skill.

Also I just have to say about the Accessorize Nail Pen, I bought it as part of a pack of four, I also got pink, blue and orange, I picked them up at Clarks Shopping Village (a massive discount village filled with various shops with all their stock at dirt cheap prices) and this pack was only £4, so a mere pound per nail pen, and being that cheap I obviously expected little from it, and didn't expect I'd want to use them for more than little accents on elaborate designs, but I've really changed my opinion to be quite honest, they are textured well, with a lovely, pigmented colour and the glitter really is a sweet effect on nails, so I do recommend them if they are still in stock anywhere. I obviously only used a small amount for this design in particular, but for the future, they will come in very handy for making bigger and better designs (yay!)

This was how I started, the matte paint on all nails bar the ring finger, and then the slate grey on that remaining ring finger, as that was where I wanted the design to be. Whilst I definitely love the matte finish on this polish, I didn't feel it would quite go with the designed nail, so (as I'll show in the next step) I applied a top coat so it would match with the accented nail, as I wanted that to have a glossy finish to compliment the design. 

So the design on the accented nail was fairly simple, to my surprise indeed, I started with a large blob of the pink nail pen colour and added a smaller blob of the Peach Puff colour before the previous pen colour had dried, and then gently swirled them together slightly with the end of a cotton bud, to mix the colours to provide the effect of the flower.

And after a small leaf accents with the Accessorize nail art pen and a lick of top coat on all nails, this is the finished result, I have to say I do love it. I've been organising my wardrobe to make sure the deep red is always present! I've been getting a lot of colours and asked for tips on how I do it, so I'm quite proud of my work here haha! 

Hope you enjoy! If you give it a try or anything, send me the picture I'd love to have a look!


  1. They look very pretty :)

  2. love the shade of the matte barrym polish, so suitable for valentines day!

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