I discovered Minx about two years ago, when my sister first got them done and I could only look down at my own little stumps in dispair. So as soon as I'd grown my nails long enough, Minx were my addiction! I buy them off eBay and do them myself, and when I ran out of money to fuel this addiction I switched to generic types (3 packs of foils for fiver?!).
Real Minx (above), fake Minx (below).
Then, when my sister bought a Shellac kit and did this for me, I was also hooked! I liked my nails so much that I didn't wanna bite! Howeeever... even Shellac is starting to wear off on me now (or maybe I just need some new colours!). So I'm on to nail art.
I still have Shellac on my nails just now and since they're only two weeks in I wanna keep them on for a bit longer so I started practising my nail art on falsies! And since it's cold outside and I was sitting in front of the fire wearing cosy knits, naturally my first thought turned to Christmas:
So we have (L-R) a snow scene, a snowman, a present, a Christmas tree, and general Christmassy colours. I don't have any nail art tools eg a nail pen, so it wasn't the easiest of tasks but I think they turned out quite cute!
My next thought was that maybe I should concentrate on something a little closer, so here are my Hallowe'en nails! This time I blu-tacked them onto my nails to get a better effect.
scary pumpkin and a little ghosty! I stupidly didn't let them dry fully when I stuck them on my fingers, hence the smudges where I've pushed down on sticky polish.
Then, and by this point my family were starting to worry for my sanity, I decided to work on a season-free design. I settled on some cute cupcakes.
They look a bit odd with the blu-tak sticking them on cause they were glittery clear at the cuticles but have a blue-ish tinge because of how they've been stuck on.
So here's my finished hands!
What do you think?? Hopefully when I take off my Shellac sometime in the next week I can do some designs on my nails for real!
~ Lauren ♥