1.9.10

Swings and Roundabouts


So, I have contracted a cold. It's only a day old and chances are tomorrow will be twice as icky as today. Which sucks because I am working all day and have a night out planned. Anyway, I have already spent the day boring my colleagues with my whining about it so I'll try not to bore you lot too. Let me just say this: being ill SUCKS. I'm about to drown my sorrows in cheesecake and minstrels, so things are looking up slightly!



Another awesome thing that cheered me up were the two packages I received today. Even though I'm pretty skint I still have an emergency contingency budget (aka. student overdraft) for nail art. I received my Models Own package, after using the 50% discount code on Friday and a Konad kit from eBay. If you haven't heard about the wonders of Konad nail stamping, read Fritha Louise's post about it here!





I bought the infamous m57 nail plate separately, which has leopard and zebra print on it. I had a quick go at doing some leopard nails tonight and they do look kinda cool... I think I need some black Konad paint though (you can't use regular nail paint) because the blue and purple nails in Fritha's post look sick! I used Models Own Top Turquoise as a base, and I have to say it is one of the most beautiful shades I've seen in a long time. Gorgeous. More on that another day!



Do you know any other cool nail art techniques I could add to my to-do list? Or any good nail products?

Time for comfort food and BB!

♥ your pal, Germ Fatale x

35 comments:

  1. Water Marbling has been on my nail art to do list for a while but it looks pretty time consuming! :) these nails look great btw xx

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  2. everyone's getting ill lately,
    i'm staying indoors till the germs go away-get well soon love :)
    and-pretty nails!

    x

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  3. Coming down with a cold too I think. Maybe cos it's no longer a summer month? haha
    Love the nail polishes you chose, nude and the blue look awesome. I need to try leopard print nails.
    Oh and I've got the Ben & Jerrys out for BB haha :)

    sequinthis
    xo.

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  4. Oh wow, I NEED that konad kit!! I love nail art!
    Hope you feel better soon lovely. x

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  5. love that turquoise colour! my order still hasnt arrive3d and i ordered like thursday?! :( x

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  6. Mine are matte mint green at the moment, they have suffered too much to try anything more exciting! Love that shade of turquoise!

    tweet tweet tweet

    x

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  7. Water marbling is really cool.. And easy with the right polishes it was my sister that taught me it and she's only 12 and learnt from a youtube video :) ox

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  8. Water marbling is really cool.. And easy with the right polishes it was my sister that taught me it and she's only 12 and learnt from a youtube video :) ox

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  9. Oh you can totally use normal nail paint, just try out loads in your collection!
    Don't let Konad fool you.
    x

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  10. TBH I think the leopard nails technique you usually do looks better, but I love the colours you've selected from models own.

    I bought some of those fimo nail slices you featured, they are so fun! An absolute bugger to apply though, I ended up using nail glue in a fit of impatience!

    x

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  11. TBH I think the leopard nails technique you usually do looks better, but I love the colours you've selected from models own.

    I bought some of those fimo nail slices you featured, they are so fun! An absolute bugger to apply though, I ended up using nail glue in a fit of impatience!

    x

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  12. I'm really scared about going back to uni on monday because I'm really susceptible to colds! I always use Lemsip Max capsules to make me feel better when I'm poorly! Hope you feel better soon.
    RE: Nail art, I bought a load of crystals and stuff from ebay but I haven't got round to having a proper go with them yet, I want huge harajuku hello kitty glitter crystal nails haha!

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  13. I'll have to add Konad to my shopping list now. Tbh, until you posted this, I thought it was a kind of transfer. This only shows how ignorant I am of nail art...sigh.

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  14. Aw, feel better! And cool nails!


    Just came across your blog. It is lovely!

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  15. Awh, being ill when you have plans is awful - I hope you feel better real soon! But cheesecake and packages in the mail sounds like the perfect cheer up combination. Those nail polish colours are so sweet!

    X

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  16. I am VERY full of cold. Also, I wish I'd used the Models Own code but I have no money!

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  17. Wow they look great! I must admit that I copuldn't get my Konad to go right so I had a bit of a strop and put it away in the back of a drawer. When I've finally grown out my bitten-due-to-stress nails out again I'll give it another go. I love the blue/white combination you've done :)

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  18. Lov that turquoise shade - so pretty. x

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  19. yes i really want to try water marbling too! it looks so pretty although messy and i just haven't had enough time to try it out yet.hope you feel better soon!

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  20. They look great and your right the shade is lovely :) x
    http://gingerecstasy.blogspot.com/

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  21. Being ill - what a great excuse to stay in, eat cheese cake (thanks for the craving), watch awful telly and play around with your nails all day! That Models Own blue is EVERYWHERE and gorgeous. I have to have it x

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  22. I'll agree with the commenter who said regular polishes can work with Konad. Look for ones that have really good coverage in one coat. Generally, I find that creme polishes often work really well, and metallics do well too!

    Also, if you have any nail art stripers, they work pretty well too, a lot of the time. Just experiment, what have you got to lose? :D

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  23. Don't believe Konad, you CAN use your own nail polish! Just try out a few and see which ones work best. I find slightly thicker ones work well.

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  24. Got my modelsown shiz on Friday, flipping love snow white - wish I'd got that turquoise though.

    Hope you feel better soon.xxx

    p.s sure the cheesecake helped!

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  25. my nails are a kinda pearl colour at the moment but is always chipping and drives me nuts. Ur nails look so good.

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  26. Nail foils are really good once you get the hang of it - they're like minx but you don't need any heat.

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  27. Pretty nice place you've got here. Thank you for it. I like such topics and anything that is connected to them. I would like to read a bit more on that blog soon.

    Anete Simpson

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  28. Ohh, your nails are lovely! I got my models own box today. May have fallen in love with Disco Mix. :) x

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  29. wow this looks cool!!!

    Where did you get the plates from?

    http://aforteforfashion.blogspot.com

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  30. I hope you're feeling better soon, it's certainly the perfect excuse to getting cheesecake, my favourite! And receiving packages in the post will have you feeling better in no time! The nail polishes are gorgeous colours :)

    xxxx

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  31. seem to have developed a nail art obsession since reading your blog,love modelsown. hope you feel better soon :)

    http://mariannecostelloandthejukebox.tumblr.com/

    it's a bit musicy but with a it of fashion chucked in there too, check it out, feedback much appreciated

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  32. I need Konad!! Those nails are fab :)

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  33. I'm really ill too it sucks, a horrible cold and cough! and it is still supposed to be summer! Im going to a 'BBQ' tomorrow

    Adèle

    http://moltocuriosa.com

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