Friday, 20 May 2011

on the other side





shirt: primark | leggings: peacocks | necklace: topman

I looked out my old SNES this morning and have been lazing around playing old school Mario Bros and Street Fighter for most of the day so this outfit was just something comfortable and acceptable to wear to work later on tonight. I mainly wanted to post to show you a better photo of my nails!

I got a lot of people asking me how I created the 'drips'. They're fairly easy to do using a Models Own nail art pen - you just colour in the top of your nail as if doing a french tip and then squeeze out some big blobs and shape them into drips. Before I bought the nail art pens I used to do the same style using the standard nail polish brush and sometimes a fine paint brush to neaten things up. It just takes a bit more time and effort doing it that way!

Oh, and I'm wearing pink lipstick (Mac Snob) for a change. Usually I'm a big fan of red but I thought I'd try something different. I'm really not sure on it though, it feels strange and a bit too 'Barbie' to me! I'm much more comfortable in reds...
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30 comments

  1. i bought a ridiculously pink lippy the other week and have been too scared to blog it, i don't really do lipstick so it really is insane for me!

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  2. no ways i love snob on you!! i have it too but rarely wear it, it makes me look like a frigging tranny?! JEL of your nails! xxx

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  3. I think that necklace is the best necklace in the world, I absolutely love it. Love the shirt too, it's similar to one I got in Peacocks a while ago, so much cheaper than the Topshop alternatives but look just as good!

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  4. Very pretty! Those nails are amazing.

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  5. Gorgeous look, love the shirt...oh and your nails are simply adorable!

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  6. I have your shirt and i havn't worn it since because i have no idea how to wear it! It looks amazing on you so definatly can't wait to pull off the shirt! Also the lipstick looks LOVELY on you! xxx

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  7. snob is my favourite mac lipstick :) i'm the complete opposite, red is so out of my comfort zone!
    ALSO SO JEL AT THE FACT YOU STILL HAVE A SNES! I've debating for agesssss about whether to buy one on Ebay or not! Mario was the best on that!

    xo

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  8. I have this shirt, I just haven't worn it yet! The lipstick looks nice, don't sweat it! x

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  9. Love the shirt & your nails are amazing :) x

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  10. That shirt is such a great colour, suits you loads. Love the nails!

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  11. Gorgeous shirt - can't believe it's Primark, it looks more like Topshop!

    Sami xx
    highstreethub.blogspot.com

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  12. Think the lipstick looks great on you. I´ve always been afraid of pink lipsticks (as well as berry ones:)) but I guess if you find the right shade (and you did, I think:)), it can work out really well. I got a Rimmel one in Asia and it´s gorgeous. I actually got inspired and am going to do a post on it and other lippies I own.
    The shirt looks great as well. And I´m a big fan of the necklace:) x

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  13. adore your nails & lipstick and the colour of the shirt looks great on you! SNES is amazingg!! i spent most of last summer on my old N64 haha can't beat a bit of old school gaming x

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  14. Still totally in love with that key pendant!

    And those nails are fantastic! x

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  15. Love the pink lipstick, nice to have a change. I'm wearing an orange one today :) xx

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  16. jesus those nails! amazing! i need them!

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  17. really wish I could do my nails that well! I make a mess even just trying to paint them normally x

    http://half--theworldaway.blogspot.com/

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  18. SNES ftw! I miss the SNES we had at uni, I can just about cope with those sort of games :D

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  19. I love the shirt, orange is such a fab color on you and thats such a cute nail design, I've never thought of it :P

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  20. Love those nails. Definitely going to have to try that out.

    www.dressingmissdolly.co.uk

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  21. gorgeous blouse and i love that necklace! and i also have a snes! its the most amazing console ever. xx
    Ella @ Belle Vintage

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  22. Your nails look gorgeous! And your shirt is lovely :)
    The lipstick suits you! I think it you were to wear a pink top/dress/skirt with it, it'd look a bit Barbie-ish, but as it is, it suits you :) xx

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  23. loving that orange blouse, you look awesome

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  24. The blouse is such a nice colour on you! And I really like the lipstick :) x

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  26. I like your lipstick :) What shade is it?

    I also like how you've taken over Topman fashion and made it girly! :D

    Natalie x

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  27. The nails are AMAZING!!! So different to the usual leopard print. I really like it.

    Keep up the fab blog, can't wait to read more x

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  28. your nails are amazing! <3

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  29. Absolutley ADORE these nails!! Defo going to try them out next week!!!
    The technique you describe to do them sounds so easy, we shall see next week!!
    Also, you should totally work for WAH nails!!
    I literally just uploaded a post about nail art, including drip nails, if you want to take a look :)

    www.cfashionandbeauty.blogspot.com

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