Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Spotty nails...

So, as you may or may not know, at uni I tend to use glue a lot. Glue melts nail varnish. I haven't been able to have pretty nails for nearly 3 years! Since I finished a couple of weeks ago I've been painting them a different colour/style every other day. So I figured, why not do a blog post?

Today, I have spotty nails.

I thought it'd be difficult, considering I haven't got any professional tools or anything like that. But it was simple once I realised I could make my own dotting tool out of things I already had.

I've seen dotting tools on ebay for about £5 a set. But I just used a pin and a spare rubber. Everyone has a spare rubber. I've also seen this done with the end of a pencil - it works the same, you just stick the pin in the rubber at the end of the pencil. I've also heard that the lead-end of a mechanical pencil is good for super small dots, I am yet to try this though.

Anyway, the process is fairly simple. Start with a couple of coats of a nail varnish that you like.

(I did one more coat after this picture was taken.)

Then pour a little bit of a complimentary (or contrasting, whichever you prefer) nail varnish onto a bit of paper. I just leave the brush out of the pot, and take the paint from that. But that's because I do it fairly quickly and the paint doesn't dry up. For your first try I would pour it out. ONLY POUR A LITTLE BIT! You can always pour more, but you can't get it back in once you've poured it!

Dot away! I prefer close dots, I have also done spaced dots, one dot etc etc. You can google 'nail designs' and hundreds and hundreds of pictures will inspire you!

One more time, as it is so pretty :)

Charity shop finds...

I know I know...I've been lazy with the blog again. *slap on the wrists for me*

BUT...I have been very busy.

I got married :) 

So far it has been the best 5 months of my life. I love being married. In all honesty, not much changes, but in another way, everything changes. In a good way :)

I've also now finished my degree in Architecture!! So I've been busy for good reasons.

Anyway, no crafty bits to show you...YET! So here are some charity shop finds.

Black and white floral skirt. £1.
I don't tend to wear skirts at all, but I am always drawn to them. This one is a light cotton fabric, and I quite like the length - it falls just below my knees. I'm also tempted to make this into one of those high-low, dipped hem-type skirts that are popular now. I'm a fan of anything that makes sure it covers my bottom!

A nautical looking jacket. £1.
Yes this jacket is a few sizes too big. But I love it anyway. It is a light jersey fabric - perfect for summer. I like these sorts of jackets because they look posh, but they are cool and comfy to wear even as it gets hot.

Look at that pinstripe sleeve turn-up!

I also love the pinstripe bias-binding on the inside of the jacket. 
No one will see it but me, but it's so cute!

That's all for now guys. Now that I have some free time, I do plan on blogging more, I may just have to save up all of my interesting posts and then blog them all at once. I don't know. we shall see :)