I LOVE Paperchase. For those of you who might not know, it's a shop which sells stationery mainly, but all kinds of other lovely things, like bags, umbrellas, hot water bottles etc. all with super cute and lovely designs. I bought a load of wrapping paper from them this year and they were so cute that I had to do nail designs based on them.
My Seche Vite has gone a bit gloopy so I bought China Glaze - Fast Forward top coat to try out and I have to say I'm not all that impressed with it. It smeared my designs really badly, smelled REALLY weird and wasn't as shiny as Seche. I really like Seche Vite but it goes so gloopy so quickly and I definitely have some shrinkage issues which can be really frustrating. Anyone have any top coat recommendations?
Onto the nails!
For these I used:
Beauty UK - Black
Nail Pop - Vintage (owl body)
Barry M - Peach Melba (owl face and the heart)
E.L.F - Gum Pink (for the owl wing)
Barry M - Matt White
Collection 2000 Hot Looks - Siren
Miss Sporty - Orange Crush
China Glaze - Fast Forward Top Coat
E.L.F - Matte Topcoat
The little heart is on my left thumb and I got a really bad case of the non-dominant hand shakes, so he's a bit wibbly. I think they're really cute though! I especially like the owl and the bear. I used tiny brushes and a dotting tool and then added a matte top coat at the end to make all the colours pop. I really like E.L.F matte top coat. At only £1.50 it's a bit of a bargain and works really well!
I am loving seeing loads of different blogger's Christmas nails. If you've done any Christmas nails, feel free to send me a link in the comments. I'd love to see them!
Thanks for reading.