Thursday, 17 February 2011

the bears are coming



BASECOAT: models own 'slate green' | DETAILS: models own black & white nail art pens

I saw a similar nail art design on Tumblr ages ago and have always wanted to try re-create it. So when my Models own order got delivered and I put on the gorgeous 'Slate Green' colour I knew immediately what to do with it! Their eyes make me laugh so much though, because it's so hard to do tiny details with the pens I think they look kind of spaced out, like they're being hypnotised or something. I don't know about you but it gave me a laugh anyway!

I've had a pretty good week so far (minus the horrible stomach cramps I've been getting) and went on an adventure to an abandoned theme park with a friend on Tuesday. The park has been closed since September and we thought it would be a good place to explore and take photos of. I've always been interested in urban exploration and this was our first experience of it. It was quite creepy being the only ones in the park and seeing the rollercoasters and rides rusting away and hearing them creak with the wind. I realise this is totally not what you'd expect to read on a fashion blog though so I'll stop typing here and come back and show you my photos once they've been developed. ;)

Gem from Fat Frocks has come up with a great idea of starting a pen pal exchange for bloggers. I'm a huge fan of receiving things through the post and since a lot of us bloggers are creative I think we could come up with some really personal and touching letters to send to each other. It would also be a great way to find out more about each other, and to make some new friends. If you're interested in signing up then all you need to do is comment on this post before the 28th of February and Gem will pair you up with another blogger.

PS - Those who are wondering where the strange title has come from should listen to this song. Such strange sound, but so good!

36 comments:

  1. lol cute! their little expressions are hilarious, love it :D

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  2. everytime you post nail pics it makes me think i NEEED some nail art pens, even more! i love the bears!!:)

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  3. This is so awesome! The pandas are cute :) Just started following you

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  4. This is amazing! so impressive, the wee bears are so cute. wish had a steady enough hand to do this!
    x

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  5. Cute, cute, cute! I've got a right headache from all the models own fumes I've inhaled today! I really want to see the photos, sounds like a great little adventure xx

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  6. Claire - Thanks! I was ready to scrap it all and do something different because they weren't looking very panda-like but I'm smiling every time I look at them now! x

    Char - You really should get some! They're £6 each and mines have lasted ages so far so it's a good investment :) x

    Youngonesgroan - Thanks for following :) x

    Cherry - Thanks! x

    Sarah - I got a headache at work last night when I was painting my nails green. Everyone around me was looking pretty annoyed too! ;) x

    Katie - Thank you :) x

    Sophie - Thanks lovely x

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  7. Love the nails!! :) I might give it a go!

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  8. Ooh I'm wearing Slate Green today too! Minus the adorable pandas though, so jealous of yo' skillz Charlene! xxx

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  9. Ahaha, I love this! Like you said, they look kinda spaced out - so cuteeeee :)
    And very nicely done! I don't think my head is steady enough to pull this off.
    xxx

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  10. Aww haha, those are so cute! x.

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  11. I love them! you have my hooked now and I won't stop until I have amazing hello kitty nails.
    Can't wait to see the photos from the theme park, did you use your diana mini?
    We have about 30 people taking part in the pen pal exchange now :)
    xx

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  12. Oh my gosh, they are absolutely amazing!
    The abandoned theme park sounds a-mazing - am even more excited to see your photos now, I love urban exploration :)
    Oh and I joined Gem's pen pal thing too!
    xxx

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  13. These are awesome!! i never have the patience to do my nails, they usually just get a slap of colour. But u have definitely inspired me to attempt something more intricate :) x

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  14. Your nails are so cute and clever! I would be such a mess at trying to do designs on mine.

    Great post! Hope the cramps ease up, it's better than the alternative (being preggo) :)

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  15. omg these are so cute! I love them so much, totally gonna try these if I ever find the patience! x

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  16. This is unbelievably cute!! Love it.

    http://fridayisforever.blogspot.com/

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  17. Love your nails, they're so cute. I also love the idea of blogger pen pals!! I'd def be up for that. Such a fun idea xx

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  18. Just absolutly incredible! I wish I could do nail art like that...

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  19. Aww, this is really cute. I love pandas :)

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  20. lovely post & I kinda love your nails :) xx

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  21. those nails are so cute! And i love LOTP! As soon as i saw the title i had the song in my head :)
    the Pen Pal idea sounds like it could be alot of fun, i'm in :)
    xo

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  22. this is great! i wish i weren talented enough to do something like this to myself

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  23. I HAVE to try this! Panda obsessed
    chaz x

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  24. I've been looking at getting the Models Own pens, I bought some from Accessorise and they were just awful :/, either that or I just don't have the knack for nail art (I hope not!)

    x

    http://shmelen.blogspot.com

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  25. those are the most beautiful nails ever O-O love!!! xox

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  26. Ah! These are amazing! Steady hand!

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  27. Following. :)

    These are gorgeous. I love how carefully you've managed to do them. They put mine to shame!

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  28. Haha this is a fab idea... my nails aren't quite long enough to try out these fun things yet but I sure love looking at other peoples!

    So cute!

    Dayner @ Mozzypop x

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  29. Love your nails! Brilliant blog! X

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