Pages

01 March 2012

Tutorial: Pretty fancy manicure

Fancy Nails

I have had a few requests for a this tutorial, it is almost exactly the same as my previous manicure tutorial but I wasn't about to turn down the opportunity to fancy up my nails and take pretty pictures. All you need a two contrasting colours of nail varnish, fancy little nail strips (I found these on ebay for a couple of pounds) and a shiny topcoat.


Fancy Nails Fancy Nails

Paint on the first coat - I used a Basil Street from Nails Inc, this is the one that will be visible as the fancy half moon. They have to be completely dry or the polish will peel. Patients is a virtue, darlings! Once it is dry, carefully place on the stickers, just to meet the line of your cuticle.

Paint on your top coat, I used Blair from the Nails Inc Gossip Girl collection. It is a lovely... luxurious, even shade of deep green. Perfectly befitting of Miss Waldorf, herself. Wait and wait for the polish to dry, I took this opportunity to listen to a Fran--- Hardy record which came in handy for modelling the finished article.

When everything is dry, paint on a clear topcoat to cover the little ridge between the tow layers of polish and you will have yourself a Pretty Fancy Manicure.


Fancy Nails
Fancy Nails

On a completely unrelated note, I thought I should explain why my poor blog has been so neglected of late. If you follow me on twitter you will probably know that Adam and I have bought a sad old flat and for the past few months we have planning to turn it into our dream home. At the beginning of January we finally picked up the keys and since then our lives have not been our own. I'll save all the details of another day but the reason why things have gone quiet around here, once we have moved in and things are back to normal I'll be posting regularly.

Fancy Nails



36 comments:

  1. This is so cute! Also, congratulations on your new flat Cait! x

    http://shelovesmixtapes.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. Also, would it be OK if I added you to my blogroll? Your blog is exquisite, really!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Good to have you back! just to let you know, your are on my blogroll!, lovely nails and that old record with Francoise is great. Good luck with your dream home, xx

    ReplyDelete
  4. those nails look so gorgeous!

    And good luck with the flat!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Those nails look awesome! I love it! <3

    ReplyDelete
  6. i'm sure you will your new flat into your dream home :) and i love your nails like that i'm going to give it a try...but where can you get stickers like that?
    xoxo Stephi

    ReplyDelete
  7. LOVE this!
    Could you tell me which ebay store it was because I can't find it...
    Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Gasp! Trying this this weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  9. First off congrats on the place! That must be exciting. I cant wait to try this out. I am gonna have to hunt down this strips you used.

    Stop by & enter my Vedette giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh I'm so thrilled to see this Cait, I had no idea that such pretty nail stickers actually existed :) Last time I tried I attached two regular round stickers on top of each other, but obviously the result was not as clean as on your beautiful nails ;)
    I've been missing your posts but I know what a renovation means, soooo much work! Keep it up, and suddenly you'll just find yourself in the house of your dreams ;)
    A big hug,
    Ale
    x

    ReplyDelete
  11. You could show how the decoration of your flat is progressing! (I wish I could do up my rented flat, buying seems to far off!)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Too long without posts! Nah, I completely understand, but what about a stylish renovating outfit post?!?

    ReplyDelete
  13. aw wow good luck with the flat! would love to see some pictures of the progress :) x

    ReplyDelete
  14. The nails look lovely, I had no idea you could buy those little strips, I thought you had to have this look done in a salon. I'll definitely be investing in some!
    Hope the renovating is going well, some before/after photos would be good!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh, have fun decorating, can't wait to have a place of my own ^^
    X

    ReplyDelete
  16. Yes! Yes! Yes!
    Definitely the cutest nail DIY I've seen lately :) thanks for the inspiration!!

    xx

    ReplyDelete
  17. those stickers are a great idea! your nails look so cute.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Lovely!! Very sophisticated, I really should start having more sophisticated nails, I'm currently rocking far too much glitter!
    Good luck with the house :)

    Http://www.nailsnailed.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  19. Lovely manicure, and I love the Blair nail polish, is so elegant! I think I'll hunt down some of these strips.

    Girls that glitter love the dark
    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  20. WOW! That is such a good way to get awesome retro nails....:)
    www.talking-wardrobe.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. gorgeous nails - I've just purchased some nail tips, can't wait until they arrive and I can give this a go!

    http://blogoftheprettythings.blogspot.com/

    xxx

    ReplyDelete
  22. This is such a clever idea, your nails look so lovely!
    Good luck with your flat, hope it's going well!
    Love Charlestown xo.

    ReplyDelete
  23. love your nails. :) i love your blog too.
    Interesting blog, I really enjoyed browsing it :)

    XX JUNO ♥
    Visit Ohit'sJuno▲
    THANK YOU :))

    ReplyDelete
  24. Thanks for such a fantastic little tutorial! I've ordered two sheets of nail stickers from eBay and now cannot wait to get crafty with my nails!

    By the way, comgratulations on your feature in Company magazine! I was flicking through it on Morrisons today and saw you in there, so I bought it :)

    Keep up the inspirational work!

    Nesha, The Flower Child blog

    ReplyDelete
  25. This so unusuaul in a reall pretty way! Love the turorial :)
    http://theredoneblog.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  26. good job:)

    http://meant-2-happen.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  27. I've never seen these nail strips before but they make your nails look amazing! I'll have to have a look on ebay. By the way I read your feature in the Spectrum magazine (I'm also an Edinburgh blogger) and I'm now following your lovely blog. Good luck with the rest of your flat renovating. I'm sure it'll look beautiful in the end. xx

    www.lovefromloulou.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. Total genius! I love this! Now on a nail blog binge haha

    - Lela
    (I'd love it if you took a look at my fashion blog!)

    ReplyDelete
  29. How did I only just discover your blog?! Consider me a new fan!

    xx

    http://www.carlyandhe.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  30. I really really love this nail DIY. I'm usually not a fan, but this I can get behind. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  31. I love them!!

    http://www.afrenchinlosangeles.com/

    ReplyDelete
  32. astonishing beautifully manicure! I just droppe by you cute blögon after in desperation googeling creative fashion in Edinburgh tips and after hours of different search tags I found this blog! I wonder if you could be keen on helping this lost 20year old art & philosopherstudent from Sweden to find her way in Edinburgh this week while I'm over celebrating easter with my relatives . It would be lovely to meet intresting people, hang out ön the popular pubs & clubs and just get to know Edinburgh for the first time without my family since last time I visited I was quite Young and not at all independent.

    sincereley thankfull for any advice

    Rebecka xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Rebecka, just send me an email (info@waywarddaughter.com) and I'll tell you all the secrets.

      Cait x

      Delete
  33. beautiful nails! I like your blog so you have a new follower hihi :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. How do you get the forefront focus so clear yet the background so fuzzy. I love but can't create :(

    www.toadsandtiaras.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete