Thursday, 7 April 2011

tuxedo





basecoat: barry m | nail art pens: black/white, models own | random cheap white nail polish

I had planned to make this a tutorial as it's been a while since I posted my first tutorial but after taking pictures of the process I noticed how easy it was and that it didn't really have many steps to follow. It really is as simple as paint a white base coat, use the black pen to create the tux shape and then carefully draw on the buttons and bow tie.

I'd still love to post some tutorials for nail art though, so if there's anything you'd like me to try then please leave a comment and let me know! I'm up for painting anything except leopard print as there are so many tutorials out there for it already.

I used about a gallon of nail polish remover to remove the black from around my nails (black is seriously the messiest colour ever!) and as you can see my skin is all dry now so I'm going to spend this afternoon soaking it with Lemony Flutter. I've noticed a huge difference in the quality of my nails these past few weeks after starting to take a Vegan Multivitamin. I had originally wanted to buy Skin, Hair and Nails but it has gelatine in it so isn't vegetarian but the lady in Holland & Barrat said the multivitamin should do the same thing - and it does! I'd really recommend it if, like me, you have really weak nails.
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38 comments

  1. I will totally need to look for that multivitamin! My nails have been a mess for ages. I don't eat any calcium really so there is no wonder.
    I love these nails, the nail art pens are on my wishlist !! :)

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  2. omgggg i'm in love. THEY ARE SO BLOODY CUTE. please do tutorials on everything you do i am stupid and can't figure out simple things thanks byeeeee xx

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  3. These are really cute! :D I have been taking the Skin Hair & Nails it is quite good so I'm glad the multivitamin is working for you!

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  4. Char - They always have it on offer so it works out really cheap. My nails have always been really weak and prone to splitting even if I do eat lots of calcium! The nail pens are worth every penny! :) x

    Raffles Bizarre - Thanks :) I can't take credit as I seen someone else do a similar one on Tumblr but I thought it was pretty cool x

    Klee - I love your comments haha :) I'll trade you some nail art skills for a day with louie ;) x

    January - Thank you! :) x

    Kate - Hehe thanks x

    Lauren - Apparently the multivitamin has mostly the same ingredients which is great! I haven't noticed a difference to my skin and hair though, have you? x

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  5. Hair, skin and nails really helped me, I have about 4 bottles half empty, I just forget to finish, I hate how big they are :( I should re-start xxx

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  6. I hate tsking tablets! multi vitamins always smell horrible too :( maybe I can get kids chewy ones haha.
    The nails look fab, not seen ones like that before!
    I've got an odd minty green on at the moment from Topshop x

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  7. I take vitamins every day and my nails are still SO weak. They break really easily, which is such a shame! I heard soaking them in lemon juice once a night for a couple of weeks makes them much stronger, so I might try that.

    These tuxedos are so cute! :)
    xxx

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  8. Wow they look amazing!
    Sophie
    x

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  9. Ha, love it! These look amazing :)

    Rosie x

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  10. Hey x just come across your blog and I love it, definitely following. Your nail art is amazing :D
    Much Love
    Roisin Elizabeth
    xoxox

    lostmyheartinwonderland.blogspot.com

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  11. aww i love these. they are so creative :3

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  12. Ah they look amazing!
    Sami xx
    highstreethub.blogspot.com

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  13. Im new to your blog! And damn can you do nails

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  14. SERIOUSLY. how do you do this!
    I can't even paint my nails- one solid color.

    You've got talented!
    x
    kisses,
    amy !
    www.amyflyingakite.com

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  15. Your nails are amazing! Wish I could be that precise and patient!
    Ellie xxxx

    check out ma blog? I'm new :) www.ohmyellie.blogspot.com

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  16. ahahahha your nails look soo cool here !!!
    Loving them, did a good job - so creative x

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  17. This is SO quirky- we love!!!

    We're now following you, please follow us back! :)

    T & J

    www.thestylerawr.com

    XoX

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  18. These are awesome! You have such good ideas for your nail designs! I might have to check out those vitamins you got - I'm not a vegetarian but I very rarely eat meat so I think I miss out on some vitamins and nutrients, and more importantly I would like healthier nails and hair!
    xxx

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  19. A tutorial on anything would be great, all your nail designs are so cute! xxx

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  20. This is too Awesome for words! x

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  21. Oh my gosh, I love these :)
    amazing xxx

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  22. Oh wow I just fell in love!!
    What a cute idea :)

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  23. Beautiful nail art and even more beautiful blog! You're so stylish and inspiring :)

    Hugs from your fan in Paris xx

    Camille @ Paris in Pink

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  24. You much have one steady hand. These nails are deadly x

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  25. Love, love, love those nails! Cute idea!

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  26. Great Article it its really informative and innovative keep us posted with new updates. its was really valuable. thanks a lot. 

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