Thursday, September 26, 2013

NOTD - Cath Kidston Roses & Polkadots ♥

Inspired by one of my fellow Irish bloggers Blondes Love Cupcakes I decided to try out her Cath Kidston nail tutorial but add a few changes to make the look my own. I decided to do the design on three nails on each hand, leaving the other two the gorgeous, shimmery lilac colour of Revlon's Frenchmix Nail Art polish in 'Moonstruck'. I first painted my nails with two coats of 'Moonstruck'. When this was completely dry I added three dots on each nail of Wet n Wild's 'Candy-Licious' nail polish, then added half circles of NYC's 'Madison Avenue' nail polish to create a rose type shape. I then used NYC's Foil Explosion nail polish in 'Magic Earth' to add a petal to the roses. Then to create a few white dots I used Fashion Make Up's Lacquer in No. 5.I originally used Essence's XL Shine Gel Look top coat to finish the nails but this was a big mistake. Never use this top coat, it is useless and destroys the nail polish, it just smudges and wipes off as the gel never dries. This is a product which is going swiftly in the bin unless someone wants it! I think with my shaky hands and lack of nail art pens, I used the original brushes on all these polishes to create this look that I did okay. I love the look but it is quite time consuming, I do think though that the finished look is worth it! I love the colour combination and it's such a pretty design.
Stay pretty people!



  1. Gorgeous look, your nail art is beautiful x

  2. That looks really cute!!! I could possibly attempt to do my left hand but I can barely paint my nails of my left hand without splattering polish all over my fingers ;) I might give it a go though one day ;)

  3. Love it! I think you did fantastic with no nail art pens x

  4. Loved the combination with the colours *-*


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