Now I've always been really really rubbish at doing my nails. I'm the girl that does the left hand perfectly, but when it comes to the right hand the varnish ends up everywhere! I also have the lowest attention span and patience ever, so waiting for my nails to dry without picking up anything potentially nail damaging is a task in itself! I'll admit there have been many times where I've walked around with just one hands nails painted for two or three days. Cringe.
Well a month or so ago I ordered some goodies from Models Own having heard (and seen) really good things about them! So when it came to payday I thought I'd treat my nails to some gorgeous colourful polish (two of which I featured in my Motel Festival Task post) and see if I could train myself to paint my nails properly, and to paint them all! ;)
I had already seen on their Facebook page the new Hedkandi Ibiza Mix polish which is glittermania in a bottle and looked absolutely fabulous, so that was a must for me. I'm also totally into pastel shades at the moment, so when I saw the Ice Cream Sundae nail polishes I had to give them a go! Plus they do all 6 in a box set for £20 which saves you £10 if you were to buy them individually.
Then I got a little bit ahead of myself and had a look at some of the Nail Art Pens too. Like I said, just painting my nails nicely is a struggle, so it was a lot ambitious for me to buy art pens (which I did, of course) to draw on funky designs. I've seen so many posts where girls have done the most fabulous designs on their nails; from leopard and aztec prints to floral designs.
Needless to say I'm not about to upload any of the 'designs' I attempted with the Nail Art Pens (far too hideous), but here's a really simple one I started off with using the 'Beth's Blue Ice Cream Sundae' polish.
I also added some nail art stickers to each hand as well. They've always been my saviour as they're far more simple to apply than drawing on your own yet give a really nice detail and finish.
My favourite way to do my nails since buying all these goodies is apply a pastel colour as a base coat and the Ibiza Mix on top. It just gives a really professional, effortless look. Besides, you can't go wrong with a bit of glitter!
Just make sure you get a strong and fast nail varnish remover as the glitter is hard to get off!
I'll definitely be attempting some more challenging looks in the future but for now I'm sticking with my simple designs and practicing them. :)
I've also just bought lots more goodies from Models Own, this time lots of make up as my collection was in dire need of updating! I'll share them all soon!
Happy nail painting!
Lots of love