Thursday, 10 September 2015

Flamingo Nails: I Am Back!

Before I get started on this post, I would like to apologise to all my followers who are just here for the nail art, as it has been non existent. If I'm honest, since travelling I hadn't really missed doing it until the other day, something snapped, and I had a huge urge to do some. I ran out and bought a pack of nail art pens and haven't regretted it once!

Before I go into the actual nails, I'd like to talk about the nail pens I bought, as they were just $15 cheapys from Big W. These are actually really fantastic little pens by a brand called "Studio You", and come double ended meaning the pen is longer so you have more grip which makes things easier. You can also separate them so if you prefer shorter pens that's still an option.
 Not only this, but there was a little booklet inside for nail art ideas, as well as tiny pins to stop the nail nib getting blocked! You need bloody brilliant eye sight to get them in the tiny nibs but it is well worth the effort so your pens don't dry up and block. For such cheap pens they are really good quality and the little added well thought out features make them even better!

So the nails! As I am currently in Australia, I was feeling some inspiration from Aussie company I Scream Nails, and decided to do some flamingo nails which is one of their popular designs. As I said in my last post, I am limited on nail polish colours, so I used my Illamasqua polish in 'Muse' as my base which was maybe a little too dark on retrospect.

However, I used my trusty pink O.P.I polish, and used my new nail pens to create these.

After 6 months I am a little rusty as you can probably tell from some wobbly lines, but I can honestly say I haven't felt better for doing them. As cringe as it sounds, nail art is a part of me now, and seeing these little flamingos on my nails make me feel like I am looking at my own hands again after such a long time!

I also find nail art really therapeutic and an excuse for some me time which is hard to find when travelling around and being constantly around people.

I guess what I'm saying is expect to see a lot more nail art from me from now on! It may not be as frequent as I used to be, but consider this 6 month break, officially over!