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Thursday, 26 December 2013

Christmas nail art

So yesterday was Christmas day, i hope it was a good and happy for everyone, those who celebrate it and those who don't. I'm sorry because I was meant to get this post up earlier but ive been really busy and stuff. Although the objective of the post is gone, I thought you'd be interested and inspired by the work of layering and chose of tool and so on.

I did two types of nail art over the festive period, as well as just plain colour or sparkle polish, and these were a Christmas pudding nail and reindeer nails. Please read and look below for how I completed these.

The first I'll show you is the Christmas pudding. For this you will need brown, white, clear/ nail hardener, green and red nail polish as well as a paintbrush. I use a small pain brush to get the detail I want, but be warned because this does ruin your brush for actual art and painting but it can be reused every time you need it for painting nails. 

Firstly, paint an even coat of brown nail polish onto your nail. It is your choice if you want to put of clear/ nail harder on before this- which is what I do. I also put a coat on top of the brown.

The next step is to use your brush and the white nail polish to create the iconic drips down the pudding. This is quite difficult to design, especially on the opposite hand, but you'll get there.

Next take your brush and dip it into the green. You are trying to create holly so you could either spend time trying to make the points or just green blobs. Taking time will make it look more accurate.

Now you can add the berries, i did not have any red nail polish, so used berry/ pink instead. Simply make three small dots or one big dot to create your holly berries.

To finish let the paint dry and then put a layer of clear/ nail hardener over it. This will hopefully prevent chipping.

The next designs I created where reindeer. I will explain how to make Rudolph as you can create the other reindeer by just swapping the red nose for a gold or darker brown. You will again need a paintbrush, red, brown, black, white, clear/ nail hardener and a background colour of your choice- i chose glitter.

Begin by painting your background. I choose glitter nail polish but you could choose any colour that doesn't distract form the reindeer.

Next paint a small oval to triangle type of shape, look in photo below. This will be the head of the reindeer.

Next add two small lines coming off the head, these will be its ears.

After this, use the paintbrush and black to create the antlers. Be very careful as this requires a lot of detail and patience. I found this step went wrong but you can fix it a little.

Then, add two white dots as eyes.
When this dries do two smaller black eyes, these will make the reindeer look a lot more real.

To finish the reindeer add a blob onto the end of the nail. This will be the nose so use either red or gold, depending on the reindeer you want to.

Lastly, when the reindeer are dry add a thin layer of clear/ nail hardener to prevent chipping.

I hope you liked this, sorry its late. I am also hopping to do some more updates on my christmas/ party wear soon. Love life, live on and be happy.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Clothes Show Live 2013

Last week I had the chance to go to the Clothes Show Live 2013 and it was amazing. The Clothes Show Live is an event that includes a high end fashion catwalk, shopping stalls and even some celebrities. The Clothes Show Live ran from the 6th-10th of December in Birmingham. I attended on the last day, on Tuesday the 10th of December.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

My winter essentials

Now the month of advent has started, winter is well and truly here. I’m sure most of us, that celebrate Christmas, are in the festive spirit with Christmas shopping, tasty creates and decorations being slowly hung up and brought out. So I thought I’d post a few of my winter essentials that keep me going and help me celebrate the best of this sensational season. These include some fashion favourites, beauty basics and even some odd ones out!

Monday, 25 November 2013

Body Confidence

Today I was thinking about what I wanted to write about, so I thought about why I am really doing this. I have always loved fashion and clothes and beauty, as well as writing, but I also want to help encourage others not to be scared.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Style Studies- Children in Need Rocks 2013

Hey there,

Last week there was a concert called ‘Children in Need Rocks’ which is held to raise money for Children in Need. Children in Need is a major UK charity that helps disadvantaged and ill children all around the UK. Each year an event is held on TV where celebrities raise money in a variety of ways- this includes music singles, comedy sketches and crazy dancing. Children in Need raises millions of pounds each year, this year it was a record breaking £31,124,896.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Review on my Primark boots

As this is my first review I wanted to let you know the layout I will be using. I will start with some initial information and then section into rate out of 5 for value for money, fashionability, practicality and then an overall rate out of 10 for the product.

On my last exciting trip to Primark, I purchased myself my first ever pair of combat boots. The tan-coloured £18 boots are simple lace ups that are perfect for the season. I really love these boots because they’re so easy to style, look amazing really simply and can be a statement or complement to another garment.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Transition to Fall Fashion

When the season of autumn hits, and the leaves dance off the trees, we find ourselves putting away our swimming costumes and flip-flops and reaching for our tights, scarves and hats. As the cooler airs of winter approach, our autumn wardrobes bring layers and darker tones as soon as September ends.

Friday, 8 November 2013

My first blog.

Hello, my name is Lydia and this is my blog. I am 14 years old and live in the UK, and this post is letting you know a bit about the writer of ‘My Daisychain C loset’. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family as these are things that make me feel happy- and you’ll learn that I am mostly a very optimistic person. My interests include reading, art and fashion, and I am overall viewed as a highly creative personality.