Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Paperchase Nails!

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.



  1. These are really adorable! That little owl is just too cute for words! And... I didn't know ELF had a matte top coat, hmm.... May have to go put in an order asap!

  2. Thankyou! The E.L.F matte top coat is really really good! It's not streaky at all, and I find if you've used polish for nail art and it's a bit patchy it evens it out really nicely. Merry Christmas!!! x


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