Saturday, 7 September 2013

31DC2013: Day 7 - Black and White Nails

Hi there guys!! I had a nice simple idea for this, but I decided it was apparently too boring (nothing wrong with it at all just saying) and I randomly added Snoopy (which was an idea I've had for this but I've already done Snoopy nails). I really like the addition of Snoopy even though he's a bit unrelated.

Piano nails...and Snoopy...with a heart. I like the completed look, I'm all about random sometimes, this is definitely one of those times. The piano keys are so easy to paint and look cute, Snoopy was harder to paint (proportioning, it's always proportioning) but I'm happy with how he turned out. I was going to colour in the heart, but decided to keep it a monochrome look! And Luxe and Lush adds a bit more interest to your simple black and white mani.

I love the piano, I've been playing since I was 5 and it's a brilliant versatile instrument. It's a reason why I keep my nails short sometimes (sometimes being the key word) cause it makes an infernal clicking noise. During June this year I really had to keep my nails short cause I had a piano exam, but I got my results and I passed my Grade 7 piano exam!! It was difficult not gonna lie, and it's only going to get harder but I love the piano so it's ok :)

White: Barry M - Matt White
Black: Lovely Me:Ex - Black
Glitter: China Glaze - Luxe and Lush
I've fallen out of favour with Luxe and Lush but I'm loving it over white, it just looks awesome. The flakes do the whole orange to green and normally look blue/purple. But it's extremely rough (even with an amazing Color Club topcoat) and there are bubbles and I had to do thick coats for even flakes. Not obvious bubbles so it doesn't bother me much, haha in the past I thought the bubbles were added random glitter, even though I couldn't see random glitter in the polish it was just there :P

Thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day!!! :)


  1. WOw, I didn't realise that 'CG Luxe and Lush' had so much going on there! I thought you layered different iridescent glitters together! But this is a really lovely combo! I love layering iridescent glitters over white for that bit of magical sparkles! Also!!!! I love that Snoopy nail art on your thumb! Sooooo adorable! :3 Somehow I'm picturing snoopy playing piano, looking at your mani :) ♥

    1. Yeah I like the combo too, surprising as I don't like Luxe and Lush over other things. Thanks!! :D Haha I'm glad you can envision it that way, haha I can imagine it too :)