Tuesday, 28 February 2017





These were all pictures from the Black Milk Clothing 'pic a day May' challenge which I take part in on Instagram every year.
The first one is a British flag to show where I'm from. The second is a red galaxy nail to match my red galaxy leggings (and cheeky red velvet cupcake). The third are Disney Alice in Wonderland nails to match my skirt.
I always have great fun with this challenge and look forward to taking part again this year.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Star Nails: The Art Awakens


Took me long enough to do these but I decided to wait until the DVD and Blu Ray release to unleash my full set of Star Wars Episode 7 nails.
On my left hand I have the title, Rey, BB-8, R2-D2 and C3-P0.
On my right hand I have Poe, Finn, Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma, and the light and dark lightsabers.
The nail I'm most proud of in this set is Kylo Ren because I painted a tiny bit of metallic red on his mask to look like the reflection of his lightsaber and it really works!
Can't wait for the next episode!

Make-up guru


In April last year I started a new job in a makeup shop. To celebrate my first day I painted these!
On my left hand I have lip pencils, makeup brushes, lipstick, lips, and mascara.
On my right hand I have pink lipgloss, eyelashes, nail varnish, hair brushes, and a mirror.
Unfortunately it wasn't meant to last but I enjoyed my time there while it did.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

His Master's Voice



April last year I left a store which had been a big part of my life for 6 years and moved on to new adventures.
These are just a few things that immediately make me think of working life at HMV.
On my left hand I have the hmv logo, a security tag, 2 for £10 dvd's, 5 for £30 blu rays, and a 'hear my voice' card. On my right hand I have the loyalty card logo (being a top performer on this I had to give it a whole hand), and the Nipper logo.
I have since returned to hmv and am fortunate enough to still love my job there.

Prehistoric Easter



Easter nails, featuring Model's Own speckled egg and chrome polishes.
Wanted to paint some eggs using my new colours of speckled egg so I decided to go prehistoric with my designs and create some real and some chocolate dinosaur eggs.
All polishes featured here are Model's Own.

Game of St. Patrick's Day



Last year Game of Thrones Season 5 was released on DVD in the same week as St. Patrick's Day so I painted a hand for each.
On my left hand I have Tyrion and the dragon, the 'Shame' bell, a Sons of the Harpy mask, the door to the house of black and white, and a blood puddle.
On my right hand I have the Ireland flag, a buckle, a four leaf clover, a horse shoe, and a pot of gold.
St. Patrick's Day is once again round the corner, however we still have a long wait ahead for the new season of Game of Thrones...

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Meowther's Day!



I go to Professional Beauty Con in London every year to network with fellow nail artists and find some good offers on the latest polish. Last year I picked up some of the OPI Hello Kitty range so I used it to paint my nails afterwards. It was also Mother's Day coming up so I kept them pink and girly for my Mum.
I think my favourite is probably the Hello Kitty face in the cupcake. 😸

My stash from the day:
Love me some OPI and Morgan Taylor!

88th Academy Awards


It's almost that time of year again and I can't wait! I look forward to the Academy Awards every year as they are the most prestigous in the industry. One day I will live my dream and walk that red carpet (and probably trip on it 😂).
Here I've painted the 88th Oscars, a clapper board, an Oscar statue, a film reel, and a tuxedo.
Last year it was finally Leo's year! Looking forward to seeing the best of the best this year...

Credit: Chris (Simpson's Artist) 

Fishy and Fierce


These were for RuPaul's Drag Race stars Trixie Mattel and Katya. Saw them in an awesome drag show so I painted some quick ones before I went.
The first ones are for Trixie with the pink and sparkles. The others are for Katya, which include her Hello Kitty Drag Race challenge and a Russian flag.
Look forward to seeing these fierce queens again one day!

Lord of the Nails


I went to see Lord of the Rings (Extended editions) at Prince Charles cinema so I painted a quick set of nails to match.
Here I've painted the title, a leaf of Lothlorien, the white tree of Gondor, Gandalf's staff and the Evenstar.
It was so epic seeing it all on the big screen and I only fell asleep for about 15 minutes in total. Can't wait to do it again!

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Star Wars: Christmas Awakens

 16th - Chewbacca with Xmas lights

17th - Death Star bauble

18th - X-Wing in the snow

19th - Festive lightsabers 

20th - BB-8 in a stocking

21st - Elf C3-P0

As it was the release of Star Wars: Force Awakens I decided to do Star Wars themed advent calendar nails for Christmas 2015.
Unfortunately I never managed to finish them due to a very busy work schedule.
Loved the film and actually saw it 3 times at the cinema! Can't wait for the next episode later this year!

October Instagram challenge



Autumn leaves



All of these were my creations for the @clairestelle8challenge on Instagram for October 2015. They all had the different Halloween themes titled above.
I do enjoy a good nail art challenge and there are a few more which I took part in last year.