Sunday, 21 September 2014

Back to School Doodles

I keep seeing 'back to school' themed nails on Instagram at the moment. It got me thinking about the start of a school year when you got to decorate all your new books etc, and everything was clean and new just waiting to be doodled on! I started each year so well, neatly covering my books, but inevitably as the months passed they would get scruffier and doodles would start to creep across the pages. I was an avid doodler, to the point where my teachers would bring it up at parents evenings, oops! I still find myself scribbling away in meetings, it helps me concentrate, and keeps me awake! 

Now my doodles are usually nail ideas, but then they were just mindless scribbles. I thought it might be fun to recreate one of my most prominent school-time doodles on my nails. I used to cover whole workbooks with one continuous line making up a totally random pattern from a mixture of swirls and zig zags. It was a bit different doing the same design on my dinky little nails! 


I used Rimmel's newest I Heart Lasting Finish colour range to form a skittle mani, with White Hot Love* on the thumbnail. Onto this I used to a white nail art pen to draw my doodles. It was tough getting the lines thin enough to add the detailing, as I'm used to a larger surface area! This doodle pattern looks more impressive in bulk, I wish I still had the Maths book which I covered entirely, it looked awesome!


I assume most of you nail gals are doodlers too? Emma and I have whole notebooks of nail doodles and ideas which we look through for inspo when we're stuck!

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  1. Love the colors you used and the doodle lines look great on them!

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  2. These are super cute - and remind me a little bit of brains, which is also kind of back-to-school! In cake decorating, this kind of non-overlapping, non-crossing design is called Cornelli Lace. It's definitely not as easy as it sounds, because you have to have spacial awareness as you work, so I am really impressed with your work here!

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    1. They are a little bit like brains! If only we were skilled enough to decorate cakes in this way. We can't say it's something that we will try as it definitely sounds above our skill station but we're glad it looks impressive on our nails. E&J.xx

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  3. This design is great! I always used to doodle too -in fact I still do now! All of the new stationary I've bought for university looks so nice and new but I'm pretty sure it'll be covered in doodles by the end of the first term! I often doodle nail art designs too! :)

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    1. We guarantee that even if you don't doodle on the outside you will definitely have pages of doodling on the inside. It's pretty much all we did at university! E&J.xx

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