Saturday, 12 May 2012

NOTD: Pink Ombre Zig-Zig



I haven't done a post to do with nails for a long time now, which is strange because nails are what I mainly used to blog about. But, I'm not back on the nail bandwagon. Now I've quit my job, I can paint my nails whenever I want to, so naturally I've been trying out some different nail designs. This is one of my favourites.

I've seen the zig-zag nail around before, but I felt like putting a twist on it and trying out ombre zig-zag. If I'd tried to do this, this time last year, it would have been a disaster. But, overtime i'm slowly adopting a steadier hand. I used Models Own nail polish, (surprise surprise) in the shades Pastel Pink, Pink Blush, and Raspberry Crush. To create this design, I started by painting my nails with a base-coat, then with two coats of Pastel Pink. I then used the side of Pink Blush' nail brush, to paint a straight line 3/4 down the nail, and painted diagonally upwards from each side to the edge of the nail. I then did the same over the top with Raspberry Crush.

My exams start next Tuesday, which is my excuse as to why I haven't been blogging much recently. I can't wait until the summer, so I can get my blog back on. Like always, I've left my revision very last minute, so instead of enjoying the rare appearance of English sun, I'll be stuck inside with my head in a textbook. Good luck to any of you who are also doing exams, I feel your pain! But just stay focused and we can all do it!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend,

50 comments:

  1. These look absolutely amazing, i wish i was better at nail art! Good luck with the exams xx

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    1. Aw thank you. Practice makes almost perfect haha :) Thanks!! I'm going to need it. x

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  2. They're so good! Good luck with the exams, I have quite a few to revise for too, starting with an RE one on tuesday, which I have to start revising for now aha:L xx

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    1. Thank you! You too, I have Media and History AS Level on Tuesday :( Absolute hell! xx

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  3. Love those nails - fantastic. Good luck with all your exams!

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  4. Ahh this is really lovely, the colour combination is great too x

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    1. Thanks :D Yeah i'm always drawn to pink nail polishes. x

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  5. this looks really cute, i love the colours you used. good luck with your exams! xx

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    1. Thanks! I'm going to need that good luck haha. x

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  6. Lovely. This is one of my favourite summery manicures - I did a sort of scalloped version a wee while ago with the same colours, they go so well together!

    Good luck in your exams x

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    1. Awesome! I just checked it out on your blog, love that design, and loads of your other designs too! Especially the blue and white striped floral one, so gorgeous. I need to give a floral design a go.

      Thank you! x

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  7. Amazing. I'd love to try this but I don't think I have a steady enough hand. Looks great on you. Good luck with your exams xx

    http://talesfromthedressingupbox.blogspot.com

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    1. Have a go at it! It's meant to look a bit all over the place haha ;) Thank you! x

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  8. Wow, love this!! You're really talented.. I still somehow get polish all over my hands every time I paint my nails!

    xx
    theskinnyblondegirl.com

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    1. Aw thank you, I think talented might be going a bit far haha! xx

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  9. These nails are so summery and cute! I love Model's Own polishes such good quality!

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    1. I know, they're my favourite, which is quite evident as they're all I ever seem to blog about haha! x

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  10. Wow these look amazing :)

    Laura xoxo

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  11. omg this is gorgeous! good luck on your exams!

    http://sarassweetstyle.blogspot.com/

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  12. These look amazing, I love the effect and the colours you've chosen :) good luck for your exams lovely xo

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  13. Ooh I love pink so much so those nails are fab, I'll have to try them out! Pop over and check my blog out if you like :) great blog girl!

    http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! Me too, just such a girly and lovely colour :) x

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  14. the colours go together really nice!
    might have to try them out myself, please have a look at my blog
    www.happyrebekah.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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    1. Mhmm, a lovely ombre effect I think! x

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  15. This is such a good idea although mine would never be as neat as yours! (: Glad you used model own polishes as I'm currently deciding whether to buy some or not, especially the pinks (coincidence!?!) and I love the look of Pink Blush so definitely may invest sometime soon! (: x

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    1. You should DEFINITELY buy some Models Own. They're amazing, and the colour's are just gorgeous. x

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  16. This looks really nice, I love Models Own nail polishes. x

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  17. oh wow this looks amazing! I'm defo going to try this, so happy I found your blog :) xxx

    www.megsbudgetboutique.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you lovely :) I just checked out yours, it's great! x

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  18. Great design, you are very talented, I don't think my hand is steady enough for anything like this :D


    OutsideBeautyInsideHealth

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    1. Thank you very much, you're too kind! x

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  19. I LOVE this! might try it myself, although I've just been doing block colours recently. I love raspberry crush, I certainly don't need more pinks but i may have to 'invest' in this!
    check out my blog?
    love xx
    xhannahsaidso.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Yeah it's a gorgeous colour, I buy too many pinks! x

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  20. love these nails! the colours are lovely!!!

    Check out my Mac lippy and eye shadow give away

    http://lolainthelounge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/mac-lipstick-eyeshadow-give-away.html

    x

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  21. Love these! Painting my nails tonight - thanks for the inspiration :)

    Rosie x

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  22. Oh these are amazing! the colours are perfect. god I wish I had enough patience to actually DO nail art haha I'm crap!
    x

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    1. Thank you Rose! Practice makes almost perfect ;) x

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