Posts Tagged ‘essie’

Mouse Trap!

Posted on: May 21st, 2014 by shewhodoesnails  4 Comments

I am so excited to show you this manicure… I painted this a few nights ago and love how cute and random it is!

It’s also a little ironic, as I really really hate cheese. I do, however, love mice and rats, as I had nine pet rats a few years back!


Polishes used...

M&Buffalo - 16
Sally Hansen - Man-Go Team!
Essie - Very Structured
NYC - Pinstripe White
No7 - Grey Skies
Barry M - Foil Effects Silver

Advent Tutorial: Gingerbread Man

Posted on: December 17th, 2013 by shewhodoesnails  No Comments

It’s day number seventeen of our advent calendar, and after the slightly complicated angel nail art design yesterday, I have a nice and easy gingerbread nail art design for you today!

Advent Tutorial: Gingerbread Man Nail Art

Polishes used...

Essie - Very Structured
Barry M - Matt White
Nails Inc - Black Taxi
Barry M - Blueberry Ice Cream
Barry M - Lemon Ice Cream

Advent Tutorial: Mistletoe

Posted on: December 10th, 2013 by shewhodoesnails  No Comments

It’s Tuesday and I have another nail art tutorial for you! Honestly, this advent calendar is going to leave a big hole in my life when it’s gone.

Today’s tutorial is of a lovely piece of mistletoe strung up on a bow!

Advent Tutorial: Mistletoe Nail Art

Advent Tutorial: Reindeer

Posted on: December 9th, 2013 by shewhodoesnails  2 Comments

Morning all! I hope you’re not feeling too bad this morning about having to go to work or school, but have no fear I am here with another nail art tutorial to cheer you up!

Behind door number nine today is….a reindeer!

Advent Tutorial: Reindeer Nail Art


Posted on: November 1st, 2012 by shewhodoesnails  1 Comment

These Strawberries were a request from one of the men at work. Honestly, it’s scary how much interest they have in them.

I’ve seen quite a few posts around of strawberries and agreed that it would be cool to try it for myself. It took a lot of patience, but it really paid off in the end.

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I started by painting my nails with one coat of Barry M Blood Orange for the red strawberry colour. I then used Models Own Scarlet Sparkle for one coat to make the strawberries more glitzy (I think I’d probably pay more for glitzy strawberries in supermarkets). Next I used a teeny tiny paintbrush and Essie’s Navigate Her (what is that name all about?) to paint the background of the leaves. Barry M Spring Green was used next to fill in the leaves, and finally I used Barry M Foil Effects Gold to paint on the little seeds.

I actually kept this design on for four days which has got to be nearing a record for me, but they were so cute I couldn’t bring myself to take them off!

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  • OPI – Nail Envy
  • Barry M – Blood Orange
  • Models Own – Scarlet Sparkle
  • Essie – Navigate Her
  • Barry M – Spring Green
  • Barry M – Foil Effects Gold
  • Seche Vite – Quick Dry Topcoat