Tuesday, 13 December 2011

O.O.T.D 13/12/11 & nail tutorial!

Today was anticipated with good intentions of finishing my Christmas shopping, but that didn't happen. With a mixture of getting up late, having to go for an eye test (I have wonky eyes, apparantly) and it being bitterly cold, nothing much got done!

Here's what I wore. On reflection, I should have worn several more layers and probably not a dress, but ah well - live and learn, eh?

The shearling denim jacket is from Topshop and the 3/4 sleeve black jersey dress is from H&M.

The cute panda hat is from River Island.

The bag I chose today and pretty much every other day is my Alexander Wang Rocco.

This infinity scarf was an absolute bargain from Warehouse for 90p in the sale last year.

I also decided to wear my Kurt Geiger Isla Mittens. Do you like my nails? There's a few pictures further down showing you how you can do them yourself.

The gloves zip up to create cute leather mittens.

I wore two layers of tights in a vain attempt to keep warm, one plain black and the other black with tan spots. The black tights are from Primark and the spotty ones are from H&M.

Paired my outfit with my Classic Tall Uggs in Chestnut which are a bit old and battered and a bit too big for me, but they keep my feet warm! :)

Here's how I did my nails.

Two coats of No7 Speed Dry Nail Colour in 'Beautifully Black 70'
This is a black with silver specks.

Then I added a rough blob of GOSH Nail Varnish in 'Holographic 549' onto the tip of the nail and spread it towards the cuticle with a dry brush. This doesn't have to be too neat, it was just to give a base colour of silver ready for the next stage.

Next I added a coat of Maybelline Express Finish Diamonds in 'Silver Speed 320/830D' to the tips of my nails and again brushed up towards the cuticle with a dry brush to create a gradient effect.

After waiting a good 15-20 minutes for these layers to dry I added a top coat of Barry M Nail Paint in 'Holograms 244/950' to add a few chunky bits of sparkle. And you're done! :)

Hope you like it!


  1. Love the nails and i'm really envious of you owning the GOSH holo, I used to love it but it costs a bomb now its been discontinued x

  2. I didn't know they'd discontinued it. If you're after one you can have mine if you want? I don't ever wear it because I don't really like it on me. This is the first time I've worn it in forever. Just facebook me your address if you want me to pop it in the post to you. It's just sitting here unused currently!

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