Wednesday, 26 March 2014
My nails today were inspired by WAH nails, who have a salon in Oxford street Topshop and create some really funky, on-trend nails with a really unique look. They often feature bold, fun designs and I've seen this cute little flamingo feature in several manicures they've posted on social media. I've wanted to give this particular design a go for ages, and have finally got round to it. I reckon I've put it off so long because I knew it would take ages, and it kind of did but I'm so pleased with the end result!
Here's the link to WAH's Instagram - definitely follow them for lots of Nail Inspo, and to see the flamingos I modeled my nails on.
For this, I used Huckleberry and Rose Hip, two of my new favourite polishes from the Barry M new spring gelly collection. I also used all three Barry M nail art pens (my saviours! <3 ) for the details, and finished off with my usual topcoat; Sally Hansen Insta-Dri.
I started off with a plain blue nail, and then freehanded a pink semi-circle at the tip of each nail using the pale pink polish, and just using the brush from the bottle as it didn't have to be neat. Once dry, I outlined the pink semi-circle with the brighter pink nail-art pen, and drew on the shape of the neck using one of WAH's fab pics as a guide. I went over this twice as the pink pen is a bit see through! I added the eyes and beak with the black and white pens, then topcoated to seal in (as if you don't, the pens come off in water!).
The flash on the first few of these photos has made the pink a bit patchy, it doesn't look that noticeable in real life thankfully!
And a last pic with both my hands to show I did do both - doing my left hand (I'm left handed!) was very difficult!!