Monday, 2 April 2012

Dirty Pretty Rings

Hello!

Today I bring you a hand-based post...

I wanted to show off a haul of new jewellery (can't get enough of the stuff at the moment!), mainly rings, and I thought it would be a great opportunity to give my nails a bit of attention for once.

I've been desperate to try galaxy-inspired nails for ages now; I'm a bit obsessed with the spacey print to say the least (check out my Pinterest if you don't believe me!).

Here's an inspirational, amazing example:

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...and my not so great attempt:

Really difficult to capture them!

These were my tools:

Left to Right: No.7 Stay Perfect in 280 Betty Blues, L&B Cosmetics in White, Models Own in Disco Mix, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top coat, Barry M Nail Paint in 280 Violet Gold Shimmer, 2true Glossywear in No.9, Rimmel 60 Seconds Vinyl Shine in 874 Zenith
First I applied a full coat of No.7 Stay Perfect in 280 Betty Blues.




Then I dabbed on Barry M Nail Paint in 280 Violet Gold Shimmer in the centre with a sponge.


- Most normal people would probably use a makeup sponge; I didn't have one so cut a lump off a washing-up sponge!


I then dabbed Rimmel 60 Seconds Vinyl Shine in 874 Zenith at the edges of the previous colour and a touch of Models Own in Disco Mix at the sides.



Forgot about taking pictures after this point! I then dabbed 2true Glossywear in No.9 (a glittery, silver polish) here and there.


Then, I used a pointed cotton bud to add 'stars' in random places- a cocktail stick would work better if you have one!


So here's me modelling various rings with my completed nails:

From Left to Right: Filigree hand armor, £9, Regal Rose; Stud ring, £16, Regal Rose; Black sapphire stone ring, Birmingham (21st birthday present to myself!); Cross charm ring, £15, Regal Rose;  Crystal Fox ring, Christmas present
Most of my new jewellery comes from newly-discovered awesome site, Regal Rose.

I literally want everything on there! Amazing rings, earrings and headchains. Love.

In other news, I also picked up these amazing vintage collar tips from eBay (I think they were about £2.50):


What have you been buying recently?

Love,

Foxy

xxx
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18 comments

  1. Waaaaw the nails are amazing! You'll have to give me a mani before we go out for my birthdaaaay! :D 25 days (I think) till I see you! xxxx

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    1. Haha I bet you could do an even better job! can't wait xxx

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  2. These look so good!! Such a tricky nail look to do but you did a great job! Great rings too!

    xxx

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  3. I love that nail design, might have to try it myself!

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  4. Oh dear, what you did is great!!!! Yes, it is!!!! The fox ring is so stunning, if I see something like that, I'll buy!!!!

    Happy Easter,
    Cri.

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  5. Thanks for following my blog, Im already following you too ;)

    Love the nails, look sooo amazing and the rings too

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  6. i love that colour x

    fashionxfades.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. loving your jewelry and nails! The white diamond shapes really add something extra to it. I am so jelly of your collar tips! great find

    <3

    http://laafemmenikita.blogspot.com

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  8. Your nails look lovely. I love those collar tips, you've reminded me that I really do need a pair xx
    Ella @ Belle Vintage

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  9. Nice collar tips and amazing nails, i should try to do it, too! x

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  10. OMG.

    Seriously floored.

    Those are the most awesome nails I've ever seen. HOW did you DO that?! :D
    Loooove it!!!!!
    *says space buff semi fashionista who has just seen the most epic thing ever*

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  11. Love everything on your hands!! GREAT BLOG! I follow you now! Would you like to follow me back?
    xoxo

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  12. wow, this is crazy, I actually had this nail design some days ago! look: https://twitter.com/#!/AngelaSquared/media/slideshow?url=http%3A%2F%2Fyfrog.com%2Fnxeoowcj

    Lovely blog hun! Loved it! Come by and let's follow each other! Stay in touch, mwah! ;)

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  13. Fab nails!
    I think I've just about bought half of Zara!!!!!
    Would love you to stop by my blog & check out my latest post!
    Happy Thursday Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  14. Ah these nails are amazing! I love the mix of the base colours! Will have to try and get more experimental with mine now!
    Thanks for the comment on my blog :)
    Justine xxx

    www.fashionmixbag.blogspot.com

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  15. awesome nails!

    xo
    theyoungbridgetjones.blogspot.com

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