Saturday, 2 August 2014

Polish Party - Recreating our first nail designs!

Hey my fellow nailistas!

It's that time again! Here is my monthly Polish Party post, with this month's theme being to recreate our first nail art design.

I loved this idea, I thought it would be a great way to document my progress and revisit an old design that I haven't done for a long time. When I looked back at my Instagram page, I found that my first post was just a simple dotticure and wasn't anything particularly special, so I dug a little deeper and managed to find a (terrible quality) photo of the very first nail art design I ever did (as shown above) and decided to recreate that one, even though it hasn't made an appearance on my blog or Instagram...until now

Deary me, at the time I remember being so incredibly impressed with myself for creating that design, but looking at this now, it just looked so boring and plain! I've got to give myself credit though, I had never in my life done any more than paint two coats and a top coat before that and I distinctly remember using just a self-made dotting tool to create the design. My, how things have changed since then!

So armed with my dotting tools, jewels and glitter, I set to making my very first design a little more interesting and this is what I came up with:

Looks better, right? It's not perfect by any means, but I really feel like you can see a massive improvement between this one and the original. This one involves glitter, for starters, so it's instantly better in my books! I just thought it looked better with the little extra details and the colour scheme seems a little better too. At the time when I first did this design, I was massively limited on polish options and glitter and jewels were completely over my little amateur head in the nail game!

When I was searching through all my photos, I realised that I haven't done a cupcake nail design since the very first one and so I've loved going back and trying it out again. The best thing is that it wasn't terribly difficult and didn't take too long (approximately the length of one episode of RuPaul's Drag Race!).

The polishes I used for this design were:

- Nail Paint by Barry M in Bright Pink (279)
- Nail Paint by Barry M in Matt White (66)
- Nail Color by Forever 21 in Sage
- L.A Colors Striper in Ice Breaker
- Plus the pink jewels which came as part of a little jewel wheel that was given to me as a gift

I'm in love with that Forever 21 polish. I wasn't originally going to do the double dotticure, but white dots on their own looked just a little too big and bare against the pink, plus it seemed to be a nice continuation of the colours used on the cupcakes.

So, there you have it! As usual, my lovelies, you can also check out the other Polish Party members' amazing designs by clicking on the links below!