Panda Nail Art

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.

Nail polishes

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.

Panda nail art

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!

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OPI The Muppets Mini Nail Lacquers – Wocka Wocka! and Excuse Moi!

Today I’m wearing Wocka Wocka! and Excuse Moi! Which are part of the mini Muppets nail collection, which I’ve blogged about in one of my posts on Munch and Makeup.

OPI The Muppets Mini Nail Lacquers

The Wocka Wocka! is a stunning shimmery red colour, which applies on easily and dries relatively quickly. In the photo I’ve used 3 coats of polish, but you only need 2 coats to get the deep colour. However, after wearing 2 coats for one day, I somehow managed to chip it and it looked quite worn on the tip of my fingernails. Think that I need to start wearing a top/finishing coat!

On my thumb I tested out Excuse Moi! which is a lovely shimmer with a light pink base and lots sparkles, including green, pink, red, yellow, blue, silver and orange. I’ll definitely be wearing this over one of my pink shades of nail polishes!

OPI The Muppets Mini Nail Lacquers

OPI The Muppets Mini Nail Lacquers – Warm & Fozzie

The muppets mini nail lacquers are one of the purchases I got from the wholesalers, which I mentioned that I went to in one of my previous posts on munch and makeup. The packaging made buying this collection irresistible! Who else could resist festive, sparkly nail polishes based around the muppets?!

The collection is made up of 3 shimmers and 1 glitter including, Wocka Wocka!, Excuse Moi!, Designer… de Better! and Warm & Fozzie.

OPI Muppets Collection

I’ve also got the OPI Rainbow Connection which is part of the muppets collection, which I’ve only just managed to scrape off my nails… so am avoiding glitter at the moment but won’t say no to a bit of shimmer.

The first and only nail polish from the mini muppets collection that I’ve tried so far is Warm & Fozzie, which is a metallic copper and shimmers bronze. However, depending on the lighting, there are also hints of pink and green!

I used 3 coats of the polish to get a dense colour –

Warm & Fozzie

I don’t think I’ve actually worn a brown coloured nail polish before Warm & Fozzie, but it’s surprisingly nice and reminds me of autumn as well.

The best thing about this nail polish is the unique colour, the con would be having to use 3 coats of it to get its full colour.

Have you braved brown on your nails?

Attempting Flowery Nail Art

After attempting Strawberry and Watermelon Nails, I thought I would try something flowery.

However, it didn’t really work! Here are the nail polishes I used –

And here’s how my attempt of flowery nails turned out –

I used a pale colour as a base, then dotted a dark pink colour randomly on my nails as the flower, used the red to try and make petals and dashed the green nail polish on each side of my ‘flowers’ to make the leaves.

I would definitely try this again, but use a darker green to make the leaves look more like leaves!

Strawberry and Watermelon Nails

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….?

Leopard Nail Art with the Models Own Nail Art Pen

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!

Storing my nail polishes and other bits and bobs

My nail polishes used to live in my draw to be forgotten about forever, but I started keeping them out so I could pick and choose which colour I wanted to wear. They looked quite messy just being out, so I looked into different storage ideas and my favourite one was using a cake stand!

I chose a red polka dot cake stand
which has 2 tiers and gives me some extra shelf space.

Next is to sort out my jewellery, my necklaces and bracelets are currently being hung up using a trouser hanger which isn’t very pretty…

Ideas anyone?