Thursday, 5 February 2015

Alien Attack!

cute nail art
ASOS X We Are Hairy People

Inspiration for this mani came from a skirt/top combo I saw in the ASOS magazine that dropped on my doormat recently. I've been trying to think of cute alien nails for a while so when I knew I was going to have to replicate on my nails. I'm not sure I'd wear a full alien skirt and top combo - I'm really not cool enough to pull that off - but I could go for this mani and an all black ensemble. I reckon that could look just as cool but not quite so in your face. 

Here's a little look at my notebook where I hoard pics from magazines, the internet, postcards, everywhere! This is how my idea starts and then I usually end up recreating nothing like it! 
cute nail art
cute nail art
I used a range of Barry M's for this look: Cotton*, Huckleberry*, Pure Turquoise, and Coral. Jo swatched Cotton* for you the other day as it's the new white from the SS15 Gellies. She mentioned it being a tad tricky to apply but I found it OK for this mani. I did miraculously manage to apply perfectly(ish) in one swoop so didn't have much cleaning up or messing about to do. 

I used my trusty black nail art pen to draw the aliens and a fine brush to paint the blue and coral colours. A sweep of Seche over the top and I was good to go! 

This is such a fun look. Not one for my office, unfortunately, but definitely one that I'll be wearing at the weekends. 

Let us know what you think in the comments. 

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  1. This is super cute design! I love the nail idea book too, the colours work really well together!

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    1. Thanks Rachel. The book really helps us note ideas as and when we get them. We're useless at remembering ideas half the time! E&J.xx

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