Thursday, 17 January 2013

Dia de los muertos

I am forever changing my the style of my nails, it's a bit of an obsession! Last year for Christmas I received a set of Nails Supreme Nail Art pens and they are definitely my fave present! They are really easy to use and come with a small piece of metal allowing you to clean the nib if they get clogged. You can also re-use them, so when the colour runs out, you just have to clean the bottle and re-fill them with any colour you wish! I definitely would recommend them and they can be purchased here for only £19.99.

I regularly use these pens to create different designs. Below shows the particular nail varnishes I used to create the vine and skull design. I always use Maybelline Salon Manicure top coat as it gives a really nice high shine finish!

From left to right:  Barry M nail paint in Matt White, Maybelline Salon Manicure top coat, Nails Supreme Nail Art Pens in pink, blue, yellow and black.

Final design

This is how it turned out! It was quite difficult drawing the skull on my own nails...but where there is a will, there's a way!

Let me know what you think :)

Jacky xox

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Keep on chasing down that rainbow...

This is a painting I was asked to do for a friend, using acrylics on canvas. I thought I would post this so you are able to see how I work from start to finish. I've been told by a lecturer before that I shouldn't draw the picture out first... but that's how it works best for me! I am pleased with the final outcome... I am just hoping that the person I am doing it for likes it!

From start to finish - Noel Gallagher Painting