Tuesday, 26 February 2013

NOTD Going Dotty?

Hello blog beauties! 

I dabbled in a little bit of nail art today and was very pleasantly surprised with how it turned out. This is a rather rare occasion for me because I'm so plain when it comes to nails and most of all, impatient. So the blogger in me got the camera out to capture this mani miracle! 

I normaly spend very little time on my nails, sitting still for ten minutes for the whole thing to dry is impossible for me. By the time I've finished trying to put on my jacket, scratch that itch on my nose, trying to open something with the most awkward of packaging, my nails are completely smudged and ruined. Then comes out my bottle of Bourjois 1 Second nail varnish remover (the one you just dip in your finger and it comes off, love this stuff!) and in my annoyance I take the whole thing back off and make my way out the door in a big huff. Although, if you ask me to sit down and paint your nails to make them all pretty I would be happy to do so! It's just with my own it all goes wrong.

So I had some time to spend on my nails today, and to relax myself into it I put a few drops of lavender oil onto my wrists to make the whole experience a little more therapeutic than usual. And the lavender oil must have worked because for once I sat there and waited!

I used three of my Mavala nail varnishes for this nail look today. South Beach Pink, Violet Diamond and the Strong, Flexible top coat. I went about my usual routine, two coats of pink and then a quick coat of the mavala top coat and that would be me done. But not today! I seen this look on Vivianna Does Makeup blog where she done it in very beautiful nude colour and gold glitter, if memory serves me well! And I loved how pretty it looked on her nails. I don't wear glitter nail varnish that often because it's such a pain to remove but this is such a nice way to use it!

To do the dots I used the threading end of a sewing needle, dipped it into my glitter polish and dotted it carefully onto each nail. You can obviously do this with a dotting tool which would be less risky than poking a needle onto your nail! Or even a cocktail stick or hair pin would be good for this too. After it had dried I then applied the top coat and it was finished! Super easy and a bit more interesting than just plain nails. If you try to recreate this look please leave a link so I can see your lovely nails.

What nail art have you tried lately? Do you enjoy doing your nails or prefer someone else to do them? What colour are you wearing today? I'd love to hear from you as always! 

See you soon!


  1. As some one who is also impatient with nails I gotta say this is awesome! And I love the idea of using the end of a sewing needle!


  2. Thanks for following my blog, yours is lovely :)

    Your nails look so pretty like this love it!!



  3. WOW I love your nail, i'm so jealous!! Lexii


  4. Bang on trend here Katie! They look beautiful, I might try it :) xx

  5. This is so pretty and wearable! I'm with you, I sometimes ignore my nails because I feel I can put the 10 minutes into doing something else, but I've been trying to polish them again (after going all winter polish free!) and I will give this nail art a try!
    Selene @ restorationbeauty.com

  6. That is a gorgeous shade of pink. I prefer doing my nails just to challenge myself. I'm bad at waiting for them to dry as well but I've recently found a nail dryer on eBay - not branded, but I got it for 80p. So waiting for it to get here and we'll see if it works.

  7. I katie! Thanks to follow my blog! I'm follow your back... ;) Lovely manicure... I think that mavala is one of the best brand of nail laquer!
    Kiss, Erica

  8. Gorgeous nail art! x


  9. it look beautiful !!
    maybe you would like to follow each other?


  10. oo gorgeous shade!
    Looks lovely <3

    I'm wearing black (love black nails!)

    UK High Street Fashion & Style

  11. That colour is so pretty <3 x


  12. pretty and so simple to do....

    btw even i do some nail art if you are interested to see....and they are heck easy to do....