Nails Of The Day: It’s very Barbie-ish?

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I showed these nails to my friends and the title is what they said to me so I decided it was the name for my post 😀

its very Barbie-ish nails 

I used Barry Ms Lolly Gloss Orange Fizz

https://theheartofnails.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/barry-m-lolly-gloss-nail-polish-review-orange-fizz-and-cherry-drop

and Ruby Wings Cupcakes and Champagne Doux on top

https://theheartofnails.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/cupcakes-and-champagne-ruby-wing-colour-changing-nail-polish-doux-scented

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Nails of the Day!: Clown-y Colours

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I randomly done this little messy completely at random manicure. I did not think about anything I just picked a colour from my box and picked a dotting tool or brush and just went with it. It may not be neat or particularly pretty but I actually like it.

clown-y colours nails

I used 5 different nail polish colours.

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Nails of the Day! :Birthday Nails

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My Special Someone’s Birthday has just gone by and I have done a manicure for the day which I will share with you 😀 

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I used Hello Kittys OPI My Pal Joey (plese click link to see review: https://theheartofnails.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/opi-hello-kitty-review-my-pal-joey-and-charmmy-and-sugar)

and Selena Gomez’s Nicole by OPI Inner Sparkle (please click link to see review: https://theheartofnails.wordpress.com/2016/02/16/nicole-by-opi-selena-gomez-nail-polish-inner-sparkle-review)

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Nails of the Day!- Pink Glitter Nails

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I decided to go with some pink! :0)

pink glitter nails

I used OPI Strawberry Margherita

(Please click link for review- https://theheartofnails.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/opi-nail-polish-strawberry-margarita-review)

and Selena Gomez’s Nicole by OPI Inner Sparkle

(Please click link for review-https://theheartofnails.wordpress.com/2016/02/16/nicole-by-opi-selena-gomez-nail-polish-inner-sparkle-review)

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Nails of the Day: Inspired by Stay Glamrs- Split Swirl

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I remember someone leaving me a comment about their nail art and I said I would give it a go. I was inspired by Asmi whose blog is Stay Glamrs.

Please click the link to get to her page and be inspired by the same nail art or read any of her other posts she has up, you won’t regret it 😀 https://stayglamrs.wordpress.com/2016/04/23/water-marble-nail-art-without-water/

Split Swirl

I thought I would give it my own name -Split Swirl 😛

I decided on an orange and black colour combination. I used Rita Ora’s Rimmel Tangerine Tent Please click link for review :https://theheartofnails.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/rimmel-60-seconds-super-shine-by-rita-ora-nail-polish-tangerine-tent-review

and Rimmel 60secs Black Out. I then applied a glitter polish Selena Gomez’s Nicole by Opi Inner Sparkle. Please click link for review:https://theheartofnails.wordpress.com/2016/02/16/nicole-by-opi-selena-gomez-nail-polish-inner-sparkle-review

I had to be careful with lighting as the glitter was showing up  so it’s a bit dark :0( 

I like the way it turned out its almost like a Halloween night out type of look 😀

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Nails of the day: My First French Manicure

Hi Hi! 😀First french manicure

I helped out again at the nail course by sitting in as a girl’s client for her assessment on a French manicure.

The girl started off setting up her station placing many bottles and nail polishes and tissues on the table. She began by spraying my hands and hers to protect both our hands. She got me to sock my hands in warm water Next she started filing what littles nails I had and then applied cuticle remover and removed my cuticles. My nails were then buffed and she get out some lotion on a brush and painted both sides of my hands to my wrists. An electric pair of mitts were then brought out and covering my hands in bags placed my hands inside the mitts for up to 5mins. When the time was up  the bags and mitts were removed and she massaged the rest of the lotion into my hands and up my arms until my elbows.

The next bit was the French bit. She had a basecoat, two pinks and a white. There was an OPI pink and white and the basecoat and other pink I hadn’t heard of. She applied the basecoat, waited a bit and tried one of the pinks. The nail polish was too thin so she used two coats of the OPI pink. When the nail polish was dry she  started making a line on the tips of my nails with the white nail polish. My nails are very short and considering they were she done quite well. She tried to clean up as she went along and then applied the top coat.

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Nails of the day: My First Nail Tips

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I was helping out in a Nail Tech. course and sat down to have someone practice nail tips on me. I have never had a manicure before so the whole thing was a new experience. The girl told me short nails are needed for nail tips and as you know my nails are shorter then short ;0)

The girl then started off spraying my hands and hers saying that it is just to keep hands clean and protected and said I should rub it all over my hands. She started removing my cuticles first by using this cream and scraper looking tool. Then using one of her many nail buffers she proceeded to remove the shine off my nails and explained that it is needed to be done so she can stick the nail tip on. After removing my natural shine :0( she started looking for a nail tip that would fit my nail and dug in her “box of many nails”, started trying different ones on me. When the one she felt fit was found, she got out a nail polish which actually was the glue and painted it on my nail. The nail was placed less then half way on the tip of my nail and pressed firmly. She asked me what shape I wanted and what size nail as they are quite long and need to be cut down. She got out this fancy nail cutter and cut my nails a little longer then I would have liked (ALOT more then I would have liked) and said that was the size most people have them.  Getting out a nail file she made “my” nails a round shape (I asked for round)and then tried to blend the nail tip with my nail. The girl explained a machine is normally used to do this as it takes longer doing by hand but on that day a machine was not available. The first nail did not do that well and cracked and she explained that they had only just started doing nail tips a week ago. She started on my next finger and repeated the process and it seemed to fit perfectly but there was not enough to start blending the nail tip with my nail. Before I left the class I was told the removal process which was to soak in acetone/nail polish remover and use a buffer.  

First nail tips

 

As you can see in the photo the first nail (the pointer finger) is the blended one and the middle finger as the one that there wasn’t enough time to finish. As you can also see the pointer finger which originally cracked ,broke when I went to get my keys out of my bag when I got home and the middle finger is still intact. The girl did explain that these sort of nails are for the day and don’t last long. If a more permanent extension is wanted they would use acrylic nails. 

Even though I only had the two nails done I did find them really awkward in doing my coat up and getting changed, I almost poked the pets in the eye too :0(

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