Posts Tagged ‘topshop’

Introducing my YouTube channel!

Posted on: May 8th, 2014 by shewhodoesnails  No Comments

If there wasn’t already enough excitement this week with the new blog design, I’ve launched my own shewhodoesnails YouTube channel!

You can find the link to in the bar at the top of this blog, or visit this link here!
Hit the subscribe button so you don’t miss any of my future videos!

And now onto my video….you might recognize this design from about a year ago, so I thought I would recreate it for #ThrowBackThursday!

I created a quick and easy little tutorial for Tiffany inspired nails that you can follow along with from home. If you like it, please share it with your friends and family on Facebook or Twitter so they can enjoy it too!

Polishes used...

Topshop - Easy Breezy
Barry M - Matt White

Dandelions in the wind

Posted on: October 24th, 2013 by shewhodoesnails  1 Comment

I must confess, this is a bit of a copy as I saw this style of manicure somewhere on twitter last week, but I can’t remember whose it was! So if you did a dandelion manicure recently, then thanks for the inspiration for today’s post!

I decided to go for quite a cartoony look today as dandelions are so detailed that I’m not sure my tiniest brush is small enough! I still quite like the effect though, but I think I could have done fewer pieces on my ring finger. But hey ho, never mind :)

Dandelion Nails

I started by painting my nails with two coats of Topshop’s Easy Breezy. I realise that I use this polish a LOT for nail art, but I shan’t apologise because I love it so much :P Next I used a small paintbrush with Essence Deep Sea Baby to paint the little stalks. After that had dried I used Barry M Matte White (my faaaaavourite white) to paint on the little fly away bits – whatever you call them.

It was so easy and simple to do that literally anyone could do it. I dare you to give it a go, and don’t forget to send me a pic so I can see what a great job you’ve done!

Fresh Floral Nails

Posted on: October 14th, 2013 by shewhodoesnails  4 Comments

My goodness.

How long has it been since I last shared my nails with you?! About four months I think! So much has happened since then. My new husband and I had the most wonderful wedding day, we moved into our new flat and went on our magic honeymoon! I’ll make sure I write a post about the day and our honeymoon soon, but for the time being I’ve been painting flowers on my nails!

This pattern I found HERE on Pinterest. I loved it so much I had to recreate it. The are so many good patterns on Pinterest, I’ve had to create a whole board to accommodate them! Use the button in the top right of my blog to follow my pins on Pinterest!

Fresh Floral Nails

I started by painting my nails with two coats of the good old Barry M Matt White polish. Next, I took a tiny paintbrush and painted tiny little flowers onto my nails using Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Brisk Blue, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Vigorous Violet, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Lickety Split Lime, No7 Grey Skies and Topshop Easy Breezy. After they had dried, I used a dotting tool with the same colours to create the centre of the flowers.

Jewellery Challenge: Tiffany nails!

Posted on: May 6th, 2013 by shewhodoesnails  3 Comments

The new nail art theme for the She Who Does Nail Art Challenges group this week is ‘Jewellery’, which I know a lot of us are excited about!

I was looking through my polish collection trying to decide what to paint around this theme and noticed one of my favourite polishes – Topshop Easy Breezy. This immediately made me think of the Tiffany boxes with the white bows on and knew that I had to choose that for nail art!

Tiffany's Nails

I started by painting my nails with two coats of Topshop Easy Breezy and once that had dried, I used the Barry M Nail Art Pen in White (review HERE) to draw on the bow and ribbon design. I used a toothpick and a bit of clear polish to stick on the gem before painting on a Seche Vite topcoat.

I’m so chuffed with how this looks. Subtle and classy but still fun and cool.

I’m thinking of doing a tutorial for this look, would anyone be interested?

It’s my birthday!

Posted on: April 10th, 2013 by shewhodoesnails  2 Comments

It’s my birthday today! Woop!

I hope you’re all having a lovely day today – I’m at work so it’s not too exciting, but Jack and I are going out for dinner tonight :)

Today I have for you bunting nails. These have been quite popula recently and I fancied giving them a go – they are so springy!

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Bunting nails
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I started by painting my nails with two coats of Barry M Matt White – I seem to be using this polish a lot at the moment! I then painted triangles onto my nails in alternating colours of Topshop Easy Breezy, Rimmel London Tangy Tangerine and Models Own Lilac Dream with a tiny weeny paintbrush. Finally, I used the same paintbrush to outline the triangles using L.A. Colors Black Striper polish.

I’m chuffed to bits with these and love how well they suit the fact that it is my birthday.

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Bunting nails
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  • OPI – Nail Envy
  • Barry M – Matt White
  • Models Own – Lilac Dream
  • Rimmel London – Tangy Tangerine
  • Topshop – Easy Breezy
  • L.A. Colors – Black Striper
  • Seche Vite – Quick Dry Topcoat

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Easter nails!

Posted on: March 31st, 2013 by shewhodoesnails  1 Comment

Happy Easter! I hope you’re all having a lovely Easter weekend :) Here in the UK we get a four day weekend over Easter so we’re having a great time!

Today I decided to do a fun take on Easter. I’ve seen quite a few manicures of bunnies, chicks and easter eggs over the last week, so I thought I would have a go at it too!

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Easter nails!
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I started by painting my nails with Models Own Lilac Dream, Barry M Lemon Ice Cream, Topshop Easy Breezy and Barry M Bright Pink. I waited until it was dry and then used a tiny paintbrush, a dotting tool and a selection of nail polishes (listed below) to paint on the Easter egg patterns. I especially love my index finger!

For the bunny, I used a tiny paintbrush and Barry M Matt White to paint the shape of the bunny and once that had dried I used Barry M Bright Pink to paint in the ears and nose. Finally I used a dotting tool and Nails Inc Black Taxi to dot on the eyes!

Have you had a go at an Easter manicure?

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  • OPI – Nail Envy
  • Barry M – Blueberry Ice Cream
  • Barry M – Bright Pink
  • Barry M – Matt White
  • Barry M – Lemon Ice Cream
  • Topshop – Easy Breezy
  • Rimmel London – Tangy Tangerine
  • Models Own – Lilac Dream
  • Nails Inc – Black Taxi
  • Seche Vite – Quick Dry Topcoat

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Day 11 of the 30 Day Challenge: Polka dot nails

Posted on: September 11th, 2012 by shewhodoesnails  1 Comment

Firstly, let me apologise to anyone who tried to access the blog last night. This blog is hosted with GoDaddy and they were having some issues with a couple of hackers last night so I know it was down for at least six hours (I got bored and went to bed). But the good news is that everything seems to be fine and all back up and running this morning.

Now, onto today’s nails. Today’s theme is ‘polka dot nails’ and which is TOTALLY AWESOME. I really love polka dots. I’m not even sure I can count how many dresses I have that are covered in polka dots (the other are covered in floral print – I am a pattern FREAK).

I immediately knew that I wanted to do something plain and simple but still quite bright and shocking so I decided on a normal polka dot pattern with some snazzy colours.

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Polka dot nails – in the shade with flash

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I started by painting my nails with Topshop’s Easy Breezy which is one of my favourite polishes at the moment and I’m quite sad that we’re not in summer anymore as it is such a summery colour :(

I then used a large-ish dotting tool with Barry M Bright Pink to create the polka dot effect. Awesomeness or what?! I am really really looking forward to seeing everyone else’s polka dot manicures today :)

Don forget to enter the GIVEAWAY I have running at the moment to win a bottle of Barry M Foil Effects Silver!

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  • Sally Hansen – Maximum Growth
  • Topshop – Easy Breezy
  • Barry M – Bright Pink
  • Sally Hansen – Insta-Dri

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It’s a bit Tiffany-esque

Posted on: August 30th, 2012 by shewhodoesnails  4 Comments

So after wearing Topshop’s Easy Breezy for a day and a half, I still colour not bring myself to remove it. I really do love this colour! So for this manicure, I decided to recycle yesterday’s.

Yesterday I received some new stamping plates in the post along with some gems! How exciting! I’ve never used gems before and I’ve seen plenty of blog posts and video tutorials about them. On one of the jumbo Cheeky plates I got was a really cute set of three flowers in different sizes , so I decided to stamp those onto my nails.

My first attempt was made with the wrong stamping colour entirely. Lesson learned – Barry M Bright Pink does not stamp well AT ALL over this colour. Instead I chose to use Barry M Foil Effects Silver and stamp one or two flowers onto each nail.

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Tiffany-esque – indoor with flash

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It’s safe to say that I did a better job on my left hand than my right hand, but you’ll only see the left one anyway!

After I had stamped the flowers, I poured out some little clear gems onto my tray and gradually placed them at the centre of each flower with a bit of clear nail polish, finishing with a topcoat over all my nails.

As soon as I had finished and looked at them under a bright light, the colour immediately reminded me of those of the Tiffany jewellery brand. How cute!

What surprised me the most was the durability of these little gems – or the strength of my topcoat! They’ve survived the shower, several hand scrubs, a night in bed and many a handbag rifle. Really good news for someone like me!

Have you ever used gems before?

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  • Sally Hansen – Maximum Growth
  • Topshop Easy Breezy
  • Barry M Foil Effects Silver
  • Clear rhinestones
  • Cheeky jumbo stamping plate F
  • Dotting tool
  • Sally Hansen – Insta-Dri

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Review: Topshop Easy Breezy

Posted on: August 30th, 2012 by shewhodoesnails  1 Comment

It was payday on Tuesday. This usually means good things for the polish collection and bad things for the purse, but actually I did behave myself this time. Sort of.

I told myself I was only allowed to buy one polish in the shops that I went in to, and ended up coming home with only five polishes when it really could have been about fifty. If I had the money, I think I would have brought home the whole of Superdrug.

When I got home there was absolutely no question as to which I was going to try first.

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Topshop Easy Breezy – in the shade with flash

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Topshop’s Easy Breezy is a cool mint green, almost verging on a bit of a really pale aqua. It’s a lovely creme shade with a wonderful consistency and was opaque with only one coat! I even got a compliment from a man stood behind me in a queue yesterday who said that it was a lovely colour that suited me!

This is my first Topshop polish and I must say, I am very impressed. The bottle is really cute and the brush wider than your average brush which is great for covering your nail quickly and easily. I think Topshop polishes could start becoming one of my favorite polish brands you know…

You can buy Easy Breezy at Topshop for only £5. Bargain!

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  • Sally Hansen – Maximum Growth
  • Topshop Easy Breezy
  • Sally Hansen – Insta-Dri

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