Monday, 24 June 2013

Character vs Beauty

Went to IMATS (International Make-up Artist Trade Show) this weekend. Learned so much from all the panel talks and stands, more so that the previous years I have been. On the first day I still had my leftover Download nails which were chipping and looking nasty, however they still got attention so I decided I had to paint some for the trade show by the time I went back on Sunday.
The convention is a mixture of beauty and character make-up stalls and artists so I decided to mix the two on my nails. On my left hand I have the logo of the show, a bullet wound, stitched wounds, scratch wounds and dripping blood. On my right hand I have pink and red marbling, a butterfly wing, pink, blue and yellow leopard print, red, blue and yellow pop art and floral pattern.
Learned a lot about social networking this time therefore I have decided to create a new, more professional looking blog using WordPress. Will add a link once it's ready. Watch this space...

Wednesday, 19 June 2013


Went to Download festival last weekend so of course I had to paint my nails for the occasion.
Decided to paint the band names or logos of the bands we were planning on seeing.
On my left hand I have the festival logo, Down, Iron Maiden, Korn and Slipknot. On my right hand are Queens of the Stone Age, Lit, Alice in Chains, Rammstein and the dog logo of the festival.
Had an awesome time, even though we didn't get to see everyone we wanted to.
Rammstein were my highlight as they were pretty much the reason I went in the first place:

The Rains of Castamere

Created these on the week of the 'Red Wedding' episode of Game of Thrones. As traumatic as it was I decided I wanted to commemorate it on my nails using the sigils of the houses involved on my left hand. Then on the other hand I decided to add the houses which have played prominent parts in the latest series that I haven't painted yet.
So from left to right I have the direwolf of House Stark, the flayed man of House Bolton, the silver fish of house Tully, the twin towers of House Frey, the Lannister lion, the lighting and stars of House Dondarrion, the lizard-lion of House Reed, the flaming heart and stag of Stannis Baratheon, the golden rose of House Tyrell and the moons and suns of House Tarth.
Only another year to wait for the next series...

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

We're all mad here...

These nails were actually painted about a month ago, however due to an extremely busy uni schedule this is my first opportunity to upload them.
As you may be able to tell, the theme is Alice in Wonderland costumes. On my left hand I have the Cheshire Cat holding his ears with his tail, the caterpillar's belly, the Mad Hatter's hat, the White Rabbit's costume during the croquet match and Tweedle Dee. On my right I have Tweedle Dum, the back of Alice's dress, the March Hare's ears, the King's costume, moustache and wand and the Queen's dress.
These were the last nails I painted before getting caught up in all my final term uni work. Now I'm finished with uni - forever!!! - I'm working on my next nail art theme.
After this week's epic and much talked about episode of Game of Thrones I may possibly use this as a theme. Will just have to wait and see...