Monthly Archives: December 2013

Belated Christmas Greetings from Monkey Nails!

Belated Christmas Greetings from Monkey Nails!

Yes, I know it’s December 28th and Christmas is now technically over. But it’s still the festive season, right? So I’m bringing you some nails anyway. I would have posted them earlier but I’ve been so busy! I’m staying with family, my sister had a baby… it was chaos all round. I got some good polish presents! Very exciting!

I had a chance to have a go at some of the images I posted waaay back at the beginning of December. Christmas with a twist!

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Round Up: David Bowie Inspired Designs

Round Up: David Bowie Inspired Designs

From the ten images I posted in October, I’ve worked my way through eight of them. I did also have a go at another design but I wasn’t happy with how it came out so I decided not to post it in the end. Here are all my designs in one place!

If you’d like to see any more pictures of these designs, just follow the David Bowie tag to be taken to a list of all of the posts in this series.

What would you like to see in future Try This posts? Where do you find your inspiration?

 

Tried This: David Bowie Fishnets and Knitwear

Tried This: David Bowie Fishnets and Knitwear

This will be my last David Bowie post. *sad face* It’s been an adventure getting through all those designs! I’ve done some really interesting stuff and pushed my art a little bit. I’m looking forward to seeing what other things are out there to draw inspiration from!

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Christmas With Cute Polish

Christmas With Cute Polish

We interrupt your regular dose of David Bowie to bring you something more seasonal: Christmas nails!

This design by Cute Polish brings together ALL of the classic Christmas nail art – Christmas sweater, gingerbread man, santa, fairy lights, snowflakes and snowmen, candy canes, presents and Christmas tree! Cute Polish is running a competition to win a whole host of amazing prizes and you can get extra entries for recreating her designs and tagging her on Instagram. It seemed only fitting to try out her Christmas tutorial. Check out the bottom of this post for her video!

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Tried This: David Bowie Sponge Marble

Tried This: David Bowie Sponge Marble

Another day, another David Bowie manicure. This one was really good fun to create.

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A Wheel Load of Pink

A Wheel Load of Pink

This has been sitting in my “to-post” pile since last month, when I spent the weekend looking after my poorly partner with nothing to amuse me but a whole load of pinks and neutrals. For my sister’s baby shower I had intended to do pink manicures and take a wheel of simple designs with me to inspire people. Sadly, I never got to do that, but I did the wheel of designs anyway. Except I didn’t go in for the simple so much, with a lot of them.

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Tried This: David Bowie Labyrinth Nails

Tried This: David Bowie Labyrinth Nails

Of all the David Bowie pictures that I posted, the idea which intrigued me the most was how to recreate the ruffled cravat from Labyrinth. I thought long and hard about it, and then I came up with this.

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