Friday, September 16, 2011

NOTD - Paperclip Petals

NOTD today is a quirky quick design that even the most inexperienced nail enthusiasts amongst us should do in a jiffy. 

Choice of colours is Starlight by TopShop, a stunning silver foil polish that I've been loving since the summer time. Catrice Purpalised is a deep purple with a subtle siver metallic sheen, it can change colours from different angles. A very wearable shade for pingys or piggies. 

Start with 2 coats of Catrice
Hooogely expensive nail art tools

Dip the tip of the paperclip
5 touches will give you petals, no precision needed!
Using the hair clip, one dot of Catrice (or your base colour of choice) serves as the centre 
And there we have it!

These flowers can be done using any colour combination, but also any amount of flowers. The reason my petals are so large is because of the plastic covered paperclip used. Your average steel clip will produce much finer petals. 

It's a quick way to jazz up a normally plain mani so what say you? Yeah? Hell Yeah?


Audrey- The Nail Affair said...

First off love these colours, have seen this Catrice colour and pondered, quite tempted to get it now:) Love the easy-ness of this, no expert nail art tools needed, very cool:)

Helen99 said...

Love the nails, I am loving that Catrice shade too.

cornflakegirl said...

Gorgeous colours and I love the little flower design.

I really enjoy seeing your nail art posts Sue, keep them coming.

Kristina said...

You make things look so effortless. I love this effect and the Catrice shade.

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Forever Miss Vanity said...

Those nails look beautiful :)