Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Harry's Wondrous World

Went to the Harry Potter Studio Tour for the second time in January this year. Had to go again to see all the festive decorations and everything covered in snow.
Naturally I painted some nails for the occasion, this time theming each nail with one of the films. On my right hand I have the Philospher's Stone, the snake fang and diary from Chamber of Secrets, the time turner from Prisoner of Azkahban, the Triwizard cup from Goblet of Fire and a dark mark.
On my left hand I have Umbridge's quill from Order of the Phoenix, liquid luck from Half Blood Prince, Xenophilius's Deathly Hallows necklace, the elder wand and 'Harry Potter' in gold.
It's not so visible in these pics but I also added some white glitter to the Harry Potter nail to make it look like snow.
Had such a magical time at the studios! Have even visited once more since then and can't wait to go again!

Thursday, 8 October 2015

There and Back Again

Finally read The Hobbit for the first time earlier this year! The book was given to me for Christmas so I decided to paint my nails to match.
On my left hand I painted the illustrations from the front cover of the book. On my right hand I have selected parts of Thror's map.
Handy tip: don't paint too many thick layers when applying the top coat as it can make the varnish lift from the nail and peel off. I learned this the hard way with the compass nail on my right hand.
Thoroughly enjoyed reading the book, obviously much better than the films. Although I am looking forward to the release of the extended edition of Battle of Five Armies coming soon...

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Sparkly new year!

Happy new year 2015! Might be nearly the end of it by now but here's my New Year's Eve nails I painted last year.
I used a mixture of Barry M's gold and silver glitters with a coat of their diamond glitter gold and silver varnishes on top for extra large sparkles.
Didn't complete my left hand but managed to get Big Ben and fireworks on there.
Not long now until the next new year celebrations!