It’s Bournemouth Marathon Time!

So Sunday 6th October is nearly upon us and my incredible Dad is going to be running the Bournemouth Marathon!

To show my support for him and Myeloma UK, the charity he is raising money for, I thought I would dedicate my nails and this post to them this week.

Myeloma UK by Kelly

Marathon by Kelly

The colours I have used for this one are Barry M bright orange and nail art pens in black and white.

The charity Myeloma UK is something that is very close to mine and my family’s hearts.

Six years ago my very lovely auntie, Deborah Clayton, passed away from Myeloma, also known as multiple myeloma, which is a type of cancer that arises from plasma cells which are found in the bone marrow. My dad has been wanting to run a marathon for quite some time and, when we found out that there was going to be one in Bournemouth, he just had to sign up. He chose Myeloma UK as the charity to run for as a way of helping us remember Deb and to show support for a charity that helps support families and patients that are affected by this type of cancer.

So far, he has raised just under £500, which I think is an incredible achievement!

I think tomorrow is going to be a very emotional one. I am so ridiculously proud of my Dad and I am so impressed by his dedication to training for the marathon, especially with a few set backs along the way.

Good luck Andy Phelps!

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If you would like to show your support please visit my Dad’s just giving page at http://www.justgiving.com/Andy-Phelps1.

Also, if you would like to find out more about Myeloma UK please visit http://www.myeloma.org.uk

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Blurred Lines

So this week I thought I would go for something a little bit different.

As I am sure you are starting to see, I really do love my nail art pens. However, I could definitely do with building on this collection!

Blurred Lines by Kelly

The base colour I used for this one is the pink from a manicure set. It’s worth doing two coats to create a bold shade of pastel pink.

I have also used black and white nail art pens. The pattern is fairly random but quite easy to do. You just need to have a steady hand!

Zoo inspired Giraffe

Last week I took a trip to London Zoo for Zoo Lates and it was amazing!

So, I felt it was necessary to jazz up my nails with an animal inspired design.

Giraffe by Kelly

Giraffe by Kelly

The main colours I used for this one are Topshop celestial blue for the base, Bee’s Knees yellow for the head and neck, Barry M mushroom brown for the spots, pastel pink textured nail polish for the nose and nail art pens in black and white for additional detail.

This is nice and easy to do as the main detail comes in when you do the head on the thumb nail.

It’s good to double check that you have done the head the right way round so that it lines up with the neck. I got this wrong on my other hand…not the best when you have to start over the most detailed part! But, that’s trial and error I guess.