The last nail art that I blogged about on munch and makeup was the strawberry and watermelon nail art. I wanted to try painting pandas on my nails (who doesn’t like pandas?!) and especially bought some white nail polish to do so.
The nail polishes that I used were No.7 stay perfect clear base/finishing polish, Missguided misbehave pink, Sinful confession white and Models own nail art pen.
Unfortunately the nib of my Models own nail art pen decided to stop working after the first panda that I did on my thumb, so I had to use the brush instead – hence the pandas look a bit furry!
I started off by painting their white faces, once dried; I then painted their black ears, black eyes and noses. Once they dried I put tiny white dots on their eyes to make their eyeballs, finishing off with a layer of clear nail polish.
I also used a light pink colour as the background, which I avoided at the beginning as I thought I might need to do a lot of correcting, but the pandas were actually quite easy to do!
Using a few of my nail polishes which included, Collection 2000’s ‘hot looks’ in ninja 36, Bourjois’ ‘so laque ultra shine‘ in rouge casino 25 and jaune trendy 39 and my Models Own nail art pen, I attempted to turn my nails into strawberries and watermelons!
Despite what other people have said about the Bourjois so laque nail polish brushes being awkward, I really like them. I found the application easy and only needed one coat of the polish on my nails to get a bold red colour. Unfortunately, Collection 2000’s hot looks nail polish wasn’t as good; it was really thick and came out gloopy on my nails. I was once again happy with my Models Own pen, which I’ve used and mentioned in one of my previous posts on Munch and Makeup!
Here’s how the strawberries and melons turned out –
Have you got fruity with your nail polishes before….?
Last week I tried out my Models Own nail art pen. I decided to have a go at leopard nails as it seemed the most obvious (and easiest) design to try out first.
Here’s how they turned out –
For the background of the leopard spots I used jade green, then for the actual spots I used bubblegum pink. Once dried, I used the nail art pen to make random lines around the spots and also in the gaps.
The nail art pen has a pen nib for precise designs and is easy to use. On the other end is the long brush which I haven’t used yet – it looks like there are a few stray hairs sticking out so I might give it a trim before I let out my creative side!
I’m trying to think of food based designs I can do on my nails! If you have any ideas please let me know, I’ll try and attempt them and show you how they turn out on munch and makeup!
Today I’m wearing purple passion on my nails. As mentioned in one of my previous posts on munch and makeup, this is actually the second time I’ve purchased this nail polish from Models Own.
The colour is nice and a bit unusual – in the daytime the polish looks slightly pink but in the evening the purple looks quite deep and dark.
I really like this nail polish as it has a smooth texture which makes it easy to paint my nails and it dries quickly too. I used two coats of purple passion which gave my nails matte look but I used a protective layer on top to get a glossy finish.
Have you got a passion for purple?
Without wanting to sound like I’m under the age of 10, I have to admit, I do like glitter. However, the glitter for my eyes and nails only come out at around Christmas, as it’s probably the only excusable time to wear it!
In one of my previous posts on munch and makeup, I blogged about my Models Own order. One nail polish that I bought was their metallic coloured nail polish ‘Champagne’.
I used 3 layers, but I could have happily worn 2 layers of the polish. It’s surprisingly more sparkly than I thought the colour was going to be.
The nail polish hasn’t chipped at all. The only downside is that the shininess keeps distracting me when I’m typing!
What do you think about sparkles and glitter?
Those of you who have read my other nail polish blog post on munch and makeup know that I’m a fan of Models Own. The shade ‘Jade Green’ was one of the three nail polish colours in my previous order which I’ve been wearing for a few days now and love it.
I was a little disappointed at first, as after applying two coats of Jade Green my nails still looked transparent – I needed to apply three coats of polish to get its full burst of colour. On a plus point the polish dried quickly so it wasn’t too much of a bother!
Another good thing was that I didn’t coat a protective layer of polish on my nails and not only does Jade Green have a glossy and smooth finish, there are still no chips after a few days of wearing it!
What’s your favourite nail polish colour?
To celebrate reaching 50,000 likes on Facebook, Models Own gave fans 50% off their online orders, so as a huge fan I decided it would be rude not to make a purchase.
Since my first ever order with Models Own at the beginning of 2010, their parcels have been perfectly packaged and make me feel special every time!
This time round I went for their jade stone, champagne, purple passion (which I’ve had and used up before) and bubble gum nail polish.
I chose to wear the bubblegum nail polish first, as the strikingly bright colour jumped out at me! It’s so neon pink I couldn’t capture it properly in any of my photos. The texture is quite matte, which I like, but I’m thinking of putting a glossy top coat over it.
I’m looking forward to trying out the other colours soon!
Are you brave enough to wear neon nails?