Monday, 3 October 2011

Polished Pandas


I think I'm becoming a little bit obsessed with nail art. Every day I'm on the look-out for new designs, and I'm no longer content with plain old coloured nails. Ever since I posted about my floral nails a while back I've gone a little nail art crazy, searching tumblr and weheartit for 'nail inspiration'. This is my latest creation; panda nails! I'd stumbled across a few designs on tumblr and thought it looked pretty easy to do, so earlier on today I gave it a whirl and here's how it turned out! I started by painting my nails with Models Own Peach Sherbet (one of my all-time favourite polishes), waited for it to dry and then applied a sort of circle shape over the ends of my nails. Once again, I waited for this to dry and then used my trusty WAH nail art pen to add the facial features. They've recently changed the nail art pens but I didn't really notice too much of a difference, apart from I couldn't get the lid off the nib side, so gave up and used the brush! 

It was really easy to do, and I know it's by no means perfect, but I'm definitely happy with it for a first attempt (my cuticles are shocking, I know!) I also think it'd look really cute with a different colour for each nail, which I might try at some point! I really don't think nail art is hard to do, if you've got enough patience to do it then you're half way there! I'm usually absolutely rubbish at anything remotely creative, but I know by choosing really easy designs to recreate, 99% of the time I'll be happy with what I've done. Some people are ridiculously good at it, but you don't need to be an expert to have fun and experiment with different designs. I've recently been rocking cupcake nails, leopard and dalmatian, and there are so many tutorials out there you've no excuse not to get creative. 

Do you like getting creative when it comes to your nails? What do you think to my panda nail art?
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43 comments

  1. So cute!

    http://fortheloveofallthingsgirly.blogspot.com/
    xoxo

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  2. awww they are adorable :) I have that models own nail art pen too, its great xxx
    http://mymagnifiquemode.blogspot.com/

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  3. I think these are adorable! Still have tried panda or cupcake nail art though :(

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  4. omg these are so cute!!!!!!!!!! ^_^

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  5. So cute! A great first attempt! :) xxx

    http://fbegumstar.blogspot.com

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  6. Beautiful nails!

    Emma x
    http://beautyandrags.blogspot.com/

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  7. You done really well for a first attempt there really cute xx

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  8. Hannah, these nails are amazing! If I had half decent one's i'd definitely try this! xx

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  9. These are the cutest nails ever! I'd love to be able to do nail art but I just can't be bothered to spend money on things like special nail art pens and nail polishes etc, if you understand? But maybe these adorable nails can sway me ;)

    Lucy xxx

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  10. Possibly the cutest nail art I've seen! I'm a big panda fan- definitely going to have to give it a go x

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  11. Love!
    xx
    http://homemadefashionista.blogspot.com/

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  12. Oh my goodness! I am dying of cuteness right now- so jealous! :)

    --Amanda
    http://anthropomorphity.blogspot.com

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  13. aww these are so cute!!http://daniellebaskerville.blogspot.com/

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  14. These are so cute! My little sis did some panda nails for me during the summer, I did take a pic of it but no idea where my memory card is! :( Love pandas! So cute! x

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  15. These are just too cute! :')

    Isabela
    http://fusels.com

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  16. This brought a smile to my face. Too cute!
    xx
    Alicia

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  17. I love this! What a great idea! xx

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  19. sooo cute!!! your blog it's definitely romantic ;)

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  20. what a cute design!
    I might have to try it when I do my nails!

    Jackie
    http://fashionxxfairytale.blogspot.com/

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  21. OMG it is beyond cute and I am shamelessly saying I'm going to 100% steal it!!! :) X

    www.mademoiselle-lala.com

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  22. Aw these are so cute, I love them. I wish I was patient enough to do fancy nail art! Love the peachy colour.

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  23. So, SO adorable! You are so clever, I love it so much.

    xoxo

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  24. So so cute!! I love them! :)

    P.s. U are welcome to visit my fashion blog anytime! thecabinetoffashion.blogspot.com

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  25. So cute I love the orange nail varnish colour Xx
    XxDollyBlossom.blogspot.com

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  26. These look so gorgeous! I am defo going to try them! Lovely blog :)

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  27. If your really into nails check out Sophy Robson, she's a serious nail G. her tumblr is amazing.


    Bluebox89

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  28. How adorable, I love panda's xx

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  29. They look SO cuddly and adorable !!!! x


    http://starrstuddedstyle.blogspot.com/

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  30. Those nails are AMAZING!! How long did they last? x x

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  31. ARRRRGHHH!! These are too cute for words!! xxx

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  32. I absolutely adore your nails. So cute! xx

    http://scarecrowsdonttalk.blogspot.com

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  33. Oh these are just adorable! I love them!! I'm so requesting someone paints my nails like this, I'd only mess it up if I was to attempt it! xxxx
    Sian (www.tea-an-toast.com)

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  34. I love your blog. So inspiring. I'm new to it could you please check mine out and give me a follow. Really would appreciate it, thanks doll. http://daniellecosmeticsfashion.blogspot.com/ x

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  35. Very adorable... pandas as a nail design didn't even cross my mind!

    http://primpedandprimed.blogspot.com/

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