08 February 2012

Nails Inc Basil Street


Back in November, Glamour magazine offered free Nails Inc nail polishes with each issue. Cue bloggers grabbing hold of as many mags as possible. I managed to get hold of a couple of shades, but one in particular caught my eye the most and I absolutely adore it.


Also featured Models Own Nail Art Pen in Black

Nails Inc's Basil Street is a soft, nude/beige colour that not only compliments, but also creates the whole 'mannequin' hand effect that bloggers have raved about a year+ ago. I was far behind that trend, probably because I didn't find it very flattering. And I guess it isn't that much... Making your nails skin toned and looking like you actually have no nails isn't the best look to go for. However, this has now grown on me and is pretty nice for a 'work' look or if you want subtle nails but go crazy with some nail art.

I tried my best with some nail art, but in all honesty, I suck at it. I can't draw straight lines, nor can I draw squiggly lines. Luckily, you can't tell this at a distance, but the nail art did not go well. The hand above was my good hand. The other one had straight lines of various widths and some extra blotches thrown in).This is why I chose to only do this for one nail... I couldn't face the hassle and the embarrassment otherwise. All I need is some practise and a steady hand... or maybe someone to do it for me.

Do you have any tips for nail art beginners? Or shall I just give up and go home now?

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6 comments

Annie.n said...

just keep trying out different things! i only managed to get the one shade ahha! this one though so i'm happy! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Nail art is easier and better with the brushes you can buy on eBay, and dipping them into polish. Those nail art pens aren't very good as you have little control over it.

Dani Johanna Millward said...

Practice makes perfect I guess! I need to find some spare time and I'll keep doodling over my nails and see what happens :) x

Dani Johanna Millward said...

Thanks for the tip! I didn't even think about that option :) x

Anonymous said...

You might also be interested in trying/looking at Konad stamping. Google image it and lots of examples come up. It's a nail art process through using metal plates to transfer images to a stamper then your nails. :)

Diane said...

I'm so glad I picked this shade up in Glamour when I was traveling in the UK! Practice definitely makes perfect when it comes to nail art :)

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