Monday, 23 July 2012

I suppose you'd call these... Filigree?

I'm not REALLY sure what these would be called but Filigree is probably the closest thing.

Here are 2 (badly lit) end shots:

In artificial light at night

Artificial light
 This is one I have wanted to do as a full mani for ages. I normally just doodle on one or two nails and end up taking it off. I basically just painted a few swirls on with my nail art pen, Pink Tease in Black and added a few dots to add extra coverage. In this shot, I painted one of my nails with a matt topcoat. I think it still looks good matt.

Close up with flash, matt coat.

This is it finished with a glossy topcoat. This is what I wore for a few days. I got good wear out of it and the only reason it came off was because I got bored with it! I painted one finger with a matt coat to show what it looks like and get a shot for the blog (above) so you can get a good idea of how it looked after 3 days wear and that was doing regular mummy stuff like washing, cooking and cleaning WITHOUT gloves!!

Close up with flash, gloss coat.

This was the base coat I chose to wear, Wet n Wild Xplode colour E74409. I love the goldy-green sheen you can see on this. This was seen in real life too.

Base coat of Wet n Wild X-plode
I hope you enjoyed reading.

Pixie~nails x


  1. looks awesome! :D I suck at coming up with freehand designs....

    1. Thanks :) Feel free to copy these/do an interpretation. Sometimes I just doodle on pages to get designs and sometimes I see patterns on things and copy those.

  2. So nice! I can't even do a perfect swirl. hehe. :)

    By the way I have a blog award for you!

    1. Thank you :) its easier than it looks to do. And thanks I read your blog, now just to find 15 new bloggers to nominate :)

  3. This looks amazing. Really good work!

  4. These are so cool! They look amazing from a distance as well as close up. What nail pen did you use for the black?

    1. Ah! I knew I forgot something! Whoops! I use a brand called Pink Tease. There is a link to a post in my labels in which I use it. I got it in my local B&M store for £1. Not bad, does the job, I think anyways. :) Oh, and thanks :D


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