Glitter tip nail art tutorial…

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Since the wedding, I haven’t kept up with my acrylic nail appointments. There are various reasons including time, and it being an unnecessary expense. As much as I love having them on, it has made much more sense recently for me not too. I will be having them back on before the end of the year, my auntie gets married in October so if not before I will definitely be having them done for the hen night! But until then, I want to make them pretty. And I have to be honest, one thing I have missed with my nails on is trying out various different nail designs myself. And changing it when I feel like it!

I love grey nails. I’ve had them similar to this professionally, although she used a different technique. But I do find sometimes just plain colour is a little boring. I don’t have the skills to do some of these amazing nail art designs out there so I wanted something simple but pretty. I personally think this ticks all the boxes!

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So today, I am using:-

•Barry M nail paint in grey 293.
•Jess nail polish in celebration.
•Nail varnish remover, cotton wool pad and a cotton bud.
•Avon nail experts liquid freeze quick dry nail spray.
•topcoat/base coat.

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First, I made sure my nails were clean and nail-polish free with a quick swipe all over with the remover before applying a base coat. I don’t know what brand it is, because I’ve had it for so long the label had come off.. Just use your favourite one! Then I used 2 coats of the Barry M nail paint. I use this colour on my nails a lot. I originally brought it because I think it’s a really great neutral colour but because it isn’t as harsh as black it is more wearable. At this point you can use a quick spray of the freeze spray, or wait for it to become touch-dry.

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At this point, I used my Jess nail varnish. This is actually from poundland. Personally, I think it takes a long time to dry but I really love the colours in the glitter. I actually brought it for Lillee, as she loves to have her nails painted but she is worse than I am for chipping it, so I only buy her cheap ones for now.

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I carefully, put a thin-ish line across the tip of my nail in the glitter. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but I try to get as many glitter particles as I can closest to the tip of my nail so it creates a little gradient meaning the line doesn’t have to be straight. If you struggle with keeping it relatively even, you could use a French manicure template to get a more crisp edge.

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I finished with a topcoat, a spritz of freeze dry spray, and cleaned up my edges with a cotton bud soaked in a little nail varnish remover. And there you have it!

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I hope you like it!

Emma-Jayne xx

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Wedding Planning…

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So, Tonight I have a night of wedding planning all ready for me to do! I’ve got a selection of magazines, a glue stick and some scissors and I’m all ready to get stuck into making some mood boards in my wedding notebook…

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Emma-Jayne xx

Owls in the Kitchen…

A few months ago I was reading a magazine and saw something on wall decals. Looking more closely, I thought I could do that and it’d be perfect for my kitchen with some hooks in for my tea towels and oven gloves! So I grabbed a pencil and some acrylic paint and got to work…

It was really easy, just a little time consuming to put together. First, I sketched out the design onto the wall in pencil. I pretty much just copied the one in the magazine but you can do whatever you want! Then I filled in the design with different colours of acrylic paint. You could use leftover emulsion for the walls but I didn’t have any so I just used what was in the house. Then when it was all coloured and completly dry, I went around the edges with a black permenant marker although you could use paint. Finally we drilled holes into the wall, added wall plugs and screwed in the hooks. And its done!

I love how it brightens up my kitchen!

Emma-Jayne xx

Button Heart…

Tomorrow, me and Dan have been engaged for three years!! Soo I made him this card as part of our celebrations.

To make it…
•assorted buttons
•card blank
•glue
•pencil

First, I drew a rough heart shape on the card. Then I filled it in with various buttons making sure I covered the pencil marks. I placed the buttons first then glued them down and that’s it!

Hope you like it…

Emma-Jayne xx