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Sunday, 18 March 2012

Pastel Nails NOTD

Hi!! :) Today I’m looking at the S/S trend of PASTELS. I’m sure you’ve seen pastels all over the magazines and everywhere in the stores, and it’s actually a trend I really like. The ice cream shades are so pretty and girly! But if you’re not sure you’re ready to rock head to toe pastels, today I’m going to show you an alternative – some pastel NOTDs.

 I actually don’t have a whole lot of pastel nail polishes (I shall be investing soon!) so the following looks are all created with these shades:

L-R Avon Nailwear Pro in Luxe Lavender, Barry M Nail Paint in Peach Melba, Avon Nailwear Pro in Blue Shock, Nails Inc in Haymarket and Nails Inc in Elizabeth Street.

Look One
Candy coloured nails - lovely! I painted each nail a different pastel shade and finished with Seche Vite top coat for a nice gloss.

Look Two
Use a white nail art pen to add random polka dots for a cute look!

Look Three
On my other hand I used ELF Matte Finisher Topcoat to mattify the nails, I think this is a really nice look for pastel shades!


Look Four
Some matte white tips for a cute pastel take on a French manicure!

Look Five
Take it further by adding another stripe for a candycane look!

Look Six
Adding little dots or lines onto the white stripes give your nails a slightly Aztec feel, hitting another trend.

What do you think? Would you try any of these easy looks to add some pastel prettiness into your look? Which is your favourite?
Let me know!

~ Lauren ♥

22 comments:

  1. I am obsessed with the ELF Matte Finisher! It completely transforms the look and matte is such a good trend right now! :)
    Joelle
    xoxo

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    1. I know, I love it too! Totally freshens up old colours. :)

      ~ Lauren <3

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  2. I love the pastel colours - you could keep the design simple and do a design with little eyes like the Eek Nails Sophy Robson did for the Giles Decon show in 2010 - I love it for spring!

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    1. Oh, I'll need to check them out! Thanks for the head's up. :)

      ~ Lauren <3

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  3. I especially love the polka dots, but all are very pretty! :) xoxo

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    1. Thank you!I love polka dots on nails. :)

      ~ Lauren <3

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  4. These are gorgeous! Especially love the spotty ones! xx

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  5. Amazeballs nails xx thnks for sending me your link through bbloggers x I'm your newest follower x x

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    1. Aw thank you! So glad you checked out and like my blog. :)

      ~ Lauren <3

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  6. Look 1 and 3 are my favourite because I'm a simple girl - althought they all look great on you! xx

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    1. I love the matte nails, think pastel nails look great matte. :)

      ~ Lauren <3

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  7. WOW I love the matt nails! I definitely need to buy a Matte top coat polish. Would you recommend the ELF one? xo

    Seek My Scribbles

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    1. 100%! I got it for £1 but it's £1.50 just now (still a mega bargain). I recently gave it away in a giveaway cause I love it so much. I did a wee review here if you're interested! http://cosmeticskittensclassrooms.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/mattifying-nail-polish-review.html

      ~ Lauren <3

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  8. ooh the blue especially looks really nice with the matte top coat! I'm usually opposed to matte nails since I love my nails ultra glossy, but that blue may be swaying me! And for £1.50, why not?!
    Xx

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    1. I know, it's a bargain to just try the trend and see if you like it for sure! :)

      ~ Lauren <3

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  9. Oh I am loving peach melba x x x x


    www.misslv.com

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    1. Such a pretty shade right?? :)

      ~ Lauren <3

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  10. Am now following you sweets xx


    www.misslv.com

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  11. Love the matte nail polishes! I have a few nail art tutorials if you would like to check them out!

    http://fashernably-late.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! I shall check that out! :)

      ~ Lauren <3

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