Friday, 26 July 2013

Nail Art For The Lazy

As I mentioned in my little haul post here, I decided I needed some R&R last weekend. One thing I always like to do when I’m at home relaxing is spend some time on my nails. I love nail art, but never seem to have time to do it – I’m always so busy rushing from one place to the next that I barely get the time even to paint my nails!

I decided to see if there were any designs that I could do quickly which would still look cute. The first one I tried was a simple polka dot nail. I painted my nails pale yellow using Models Own Lemon Meringue. Then, instead of wasting time using a dotting tool, I used the Models Own white nail pen to add little white polka dots. Obviously, they’re not as neat as a dotting tool, but I think this still gave a pretty neat effect, and it took about 10 minutes!



You still have to wait for the nails to dry, however, and again this is a luxury I cannot always afford. I decided to try out some nail wraps, and picked out a couple from Boots in different designs. The ones I’m wearing here are the Elegant Touch Envy Wraps in Patterned Colour Wash. These are designed to last up to 10 days – great for people who never get time to do their nails – and allow you to essentially ‘stick on’ your nail art! I thought they’d be fussy and difficult to work with, but they’re actually really easy. I stuck them on in front of the TV, and here they are! They're a bit raggedy here because I hadn't finished filing them, but they soon smoothed over.




I'm really impressed as they're still on now! I’ll definitely be picking up some more nail wraps in different designs. There’s hope for this nail art lover yet! What are some of your tips for speedy nails? 
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  1. LOVE that nail art! I have nail polish in my blog sale if you're interested?

    UK beauty blog sale including nars, MAC, armani, clinique and more. http://talisatalksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/massive-blog-sale-products-from-nars.html

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    1. I'll check it out! Got to try and stop buying it really, haha! xxx

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  2. Love the Elegant Touch Envy Wraps, how long did them last on your nails? x

    www.AvneeshnKaren.blogspot.com/

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    1. They're still on now, so they've made it a good 5 days and still going strong! xx

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  3. You did a great job my favorite its the second.
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  4. do you know the song... it was an itsy bitsy teeny weenie yellow polka dot bikini that she wore for the first time today... ^^ song played in my head when i saw you first nail art :D

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  6. those nail wraps look so cool! love them :)

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    xxx

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  7. The polka dots look so adorable! I have the Barry M Pen, it took a bit of getting used to!

    Stevie | Stevie Hearts Makeup
    xxx

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  8. I love both of those designs! I use black nail stickers if I'm in a rush or nail stamps if I have a bit longer.
    Btw, I love your ring! I have one really similar but with an opal as the stone.

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    Bree :)

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  9. Cute! I like the yellow polka dot one the best :)

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  10. Wow those look so great! Love the polka dots. I'll have to check out these nail wraps :)

    xo, Valerie
    Lily on Fillmore

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  11. I absolutely love the yellow polka dot ones! I'll have to give that a try on a day I have time to let them dry haha :) Awesome post!!

    xo
    basicallymysoul.blogspot.com

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  12. The nail wraps look amazing! Lemon meringue is like my favourite shade of summer as well :) x

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  13. Very cute! The nail wraps are definitely handy for those time poor moments!

    xx


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  14. I don't have much skill with nail art. I can do a few basic things. But I tend to just stick to the "bling" finger look. It's easy and can be cute!

    Carol | Bitten Glam

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  15. I love the nail art! It looks amazing :)

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  16. I love the idea of the nail wraps, so easy! I nominated you for the Liebster award x

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  17. Nail wraps are so easy and convenient. And they last a long too. Perfect fix for a lazy girl like me.

    Zoe
    The Caribbean Flower

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  18. Your blog is awesome so I nominated you for the Liebster Award! You can check out the rules and questions here:

    http://prettypeopleproblemsbyem.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-liebster-award.html

    xx

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  19. it's like this blog post was made just for me! I have no patience (or talent) for painting my own nails. Thanks for the tips!

    The Style Scribe

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  20. Ooh I love the polka dots so much! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  21. This is the easiest design i have ever seen in my life....

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