Up up and away!

I have two weeks left until my work placement starts, so doing my nails is definitely the perfect way to spend my days!!

UP by Kelly

I love the film UP so it felt necessary to add a bit of Disney to my nails.

The main colours used for this one are Topshop celestial, bee’s knees, Barry M bright pink, mint green, gelly papaya, lilac and nail art pens in black and white.

This really easy to do as it is generally lots of dots for the balloons and block colour for the house.


Sparkle and Shine

I’m so bored of the sun not wanting to shine so I felt like brightening up my days with a bit of glitter on my nails. Fingers crossed this will make summer hurry up!

Sparkle and Shine by Kelly

The main polishes used for this are Barry M red wine, red glitter, Topshop hidden treasure and a black nail art pen.

This is a nice and simple design and very easy to achieve. I always do a base colour for glitter polishes to enhance the bold colour.

A flash of Neon

Yet again my obsession with nail art has become far more appealing than revising for my exam. But, the good news is that after tomorrow my second year of uni will be over! Crazy how quickly time flies.

Anyway, I found this amazing nail art kit in H&M. I’ve tried a few of their nail polishes but didn’t realise they were starting to get fancy with their nail products!

H&M Nail Art

H&M Nail art kit

H&M stickers

H&M Nail art stickers

Flash of Neon by Kelly

I had a go at using the stickers but I think I was a bit impatient and stuck the sticker on a nail that was still wet (so it went a little bit wrong). So instead I used the stickers for inspiration and came up with this stripey neon design.

The colours used are Barry M Black and the three colours that you can see in the H&M set. They are really nice to use as they have a very thin brush which makes it easy to create lines.


Rock Hard Textured Red

It’s unusual for me to break away from Barry M nail polishes, but this one by Seventeen in Boots caught my eye so I thought I would give it a try.

Textured Red by Kelly

This was only £3.99 and works really well. Apply two layers to get the best possible result. The polish also lasts really well and I love the matte finish it leaves.

As I love my nail art pens, I thought I would add a little heart detail to accentuate one of my nails.

I would definitely recommend this one! Plus, Boots have a special 3 for 2 offer on some of the Seventeen products so I’m sure I’ll be heading down there again soon!

Textured by Kelly

Seventeen Rock Hard Nail Effects

Half and Half

Exam stress is in full swing and procrastination has certainly taken over. It would appear that doing my nails is way more productive than refreshing my memory on all things to do with the political economy (yawn).

Half and Half by Kelly

The main colours used for this dotty design (I think I do this a lot) are Barry M bright purple and a white nail art pen.

It’s a simple design but I think it adds a little bit of flare to your nails, rather than just having a plain colour.

I’m sure you will see a lot more posts in the next week as my exam draws closer!

Peachy Flowers

The sun has finally made an appearance (Yippeeeee!) so it felt necessary to add a bit of summery shine to my nails.

Peachy Flowers by Kelly

The main colours used for this design are Barry M Gelly Hi Shine in Papaya, Topshop Bee’s Knees (pastel yellow), a basic white nail paint and a nail art pen in White.

Normally I would have used nail art pens to create the flowers as it can be tricky to use a normal nail paint brush as you could create a big blob instead of a little one. However, somehow using the brush worked for me this time! Just make sure your brush isn’t loaded up too much.

Iron Man

Iron Man 3 hits cinemas at the end of this month so it felt appropriate to celebrate the occasion through a bit of nail art!

Iron Man by Kelly

I was inspired by an image on Pinterest for this design.

The colours used are Barry M Red Wine and Black, Topshop Hidden Treasure, a shimmery pale blue from Claire’s and nail art pens in black and white.

I used a cocktail stick to add the blue detail onto each nail as the brush was too thick and added a big blob of polish onto the small area.

I really love this design! It looks a lot harder than it is too! Just make sure you have a steady hand as there is a fair amount of line detail to contend with.

Spots and Stripes

So, as you will have seen in my previous post, I have been sucked in by the 2 for £8 offer on Topshop nail polishes. Today I have decided to get adventurous with the ‘Hidden Treasure’ colour that is a metallic colour which has gold and blue tones.

Metallic by Kelly

Hidden Treasure

Hidden Treasure – Topshop nail polish

I think the black pattern that I’ve added with a nail art pen adds a bit more excitement to this nail polish. I’ve got a few interviews coming up this week so fingers crossed my nails will leave a lasting impression!


I am very very obsessed with the film ‘Despicable Me’ so it was only a matter of time before minions appeared on my nails.

Minions by Kelly

The main colours used for this are Topshop yellow and pastel blue, nail art pens in white and black and Barry M denim blue (that gives a great affect when it is dry).

I found an image on Pinterest to use as inspiration for this one. It’s quite easy to do too. All you need to remember is not to layer up the white for the eye too much, as the more nail varnish that is on your nail the easier it is to smudge it. Definitely avoid doing anything with your nails for a while to let them dry completely, as no one wants imprints of minions dotted around the house.

P.S. Topshop have a fantastic deal on at the moment, where you can get 2 nail polishes for £8! It’s safe to say that I have been sucked in by this bargain.

Topshop nail polish

Easter Nail Designs

Hi everyone! Apologies for the long wait for a post. Uni has been very time consuming and I’ve had lots of birthday celebrations which have kept me busy.

However, now it’s the Easter holidays I am back on blogging form.

Here are two Easter designs that I have recently done for my family.

Bunny Nails by Kelly

Bunny Nails by Kelly

The colours used for this one are Barry M pink and white and hot pink nail art pens.

This design was inspired by one I found on Pinterest, however I added an extra bunny on the thumb and a cute little pink nose.

Easter Egg Nails by Kelly

Easter Egg Nails by Kelly

The colours used are Topshop pastel blue, Barry M mint green and pink, George (ASDA) yellow, and nail art pens in black white, purple and hot pink.

This is an easy Easter design. Just make sure that each layer is dry before adding on more detail, as the more colours used the more likely it is to smudge.

Happy Easter weekend everyone!!

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