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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Animal Print Hearts

 I fancied doing some kind of nail art which I actually liked. I've been doing some lately but not even photographing them because they look so horrible.

Today's nail art isn't amazing, but it's an improvement from my recent attempts at creativity.

I took inspiration from a top I have which has nice little hearts of animal print. I thought I would mix it with purple, because I love it so! The purple used is Essence '05 Maybe I'm Amazed' which I really don't know if it's available in the UK because I got it on holiday elsewhere in Europe. I haven't seen it here though.
For the hearts, I used one out of twelve water nail decals (the set comes in 12 so I cut one out as I didn't want to waste an entire set just on hearts). I managed to cut it into 10 little hearts, and honestly, I think this took me longer than anything else.

I then painted (badly) Barry M Gold Foil around the edged of the hearts because they didn't stand out much from the background (they look darker in real life and there wasn't much contrast).

Overall, I'm relatively happy with it, probably more because I opened another bottle of Seche Vite for this because my other one is thick and I don't know if I can be bothered to buy Restore. I'll see!

Friday, 25 January 2013

Och aye!

 So today was Robert Burns Day in Scotland, a celebration of one of the country's most famous poets. Most people have a Burns' supper consisting of haggis, neeps (turnips) and tatties (potatoes).

I really don't like haggis... nor turnips, therefore my dinner was roast potatoes and lasagne. I really fit the stereotypical Scottish mould, don't I?

I was invited to a ceilidh tonight but I really didn't feel like it, in fact I was off today with yet another migraine. On the upside, it actually snowed enough to cover my garden today!

My nails are appropriately a lovely tartan design, and if it wasn't obvious, these are water decals (no way could I do that kind of elaborate nail work on my own!) and apologies that I took the photos a few days after I did them, so the edges are a bit worn.

Hope you had/are having a wonderful Friday wherever you are! I thought it would be appropriate to finish with a poem from Robert Burns. This is one of his most well known poems. :)

A Red, Red Rose

O my Luve's like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June;
O my Luve's like the melodie
That's sweetly play'd in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I:
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry:

Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun:
I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run.

And fare thee well, my only Luve
And fare thee well, a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho' it were ten thousand mile.

Robert Burns