Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Hearts and stripey nails


I've been meaning to try hearts for a while so gave it a go last weekend (it seemed quite fitting as I've been going out with Craig for FIVE YEARS & our anniversary was on Friday! Congratulations to us!).

They were SO hard to do with a kirby (not recommended!), so I tried to neaten them up with my nail art pen (which is now ruined), which helped a bit. In the end I gave up adding hearts to every nail and painted stripes on the rest. If anyone has tips on how to do neater hearts, please let me know.

I can't decide if I like it or not... I think it looks quite messy and mismatched, but hey, it's fun. Plus it has also motivated me to buy an actual nail brush set (which was only 99p from ebay)!

p.s. the Edinburgh Fringe officially starts on Friday... press launches and parties kick off today. We've been working on festival things since about March this year, so it has been a long time coming, but I'm so excited! Bring it on!

3 comments:

  1. I just did a heart on my nails for the first time last night, and it turned out quite great! Even though this post is over a year old, and chances are that you've figured out how to do it better, here's how I did it...

    (Using a very fine brush...)Put 3 dots in the shape of a triangle; round off the top two to create the top of the heart, and bring down to make the middle "crevice." Connect the bottom dot up to the rounded tops, and fill in the rest of the heart! I had to kind of blot it in there, rather than actual strokes. (Hope that made at least a little bit of sense...)

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