Monday, 20 May 2013

Copycat Nails #2 - Polish Art Addiction

Hey guys, hope you are all well. Been a bit absent of late as I have had a lot going on with stressful work and even more stressful car breakdowns. Booooo! Finally some good news. Sunshine and heat have arrived, even though its only been for about 3 days I'm still loving wearing nice things. Most importantly, NO COATS! Yaaaaay!

This was my lovely wee boy:

In other news, I have 2 exciting bits of news to share. I have booked to go back to Tokyo next year! I can hardly believe it. I thought when I went last year it was totally a once in a lifetime thing and didn't think I would get the chance to go back. I was supposed to be going to Florida but I just couldn't stop thinking about Tokyo so I just went for it. I promise I'll try not to mention until after this years holidays are done with.

Second piece of news I'm getting a kitten! I can't believe this either. My darling beloved wee cat Zaza died almost 4 years ago now and to say I was devastated would be an understatement. He was 19 and I never remembered life without him. People kept asking if I would ever get another one and I said no as I couldn't go through that again, plus I didn't want him to think I was replacing him. Its got a wee bit easier through time and I've softened. I want a friend I can cuddle up to and tell all my problems. So its not born yet, due next month and hopefully with me in September. I will burst with excitement.

Anyway, I finally managed to get my hands on China Glaze For Audrey. Yeah only took me forever. I absolutely love the colour and Audrey Hepburn is one of my favourite, so perfect.

I knew exactly the mani I wanted to do ever since I first came across it and since I was armed with my new For Audrey and new brushes from Born Pretty (more about them another time) I thought I'd give it ago.

So I first came across this here where the amazing Leslie does fabulous freehand nail art, including Disney! Eeeeek! I would love to be that awesome one day.

Here is my attempt (which isn't a direct copy but more on that later):

Yuk! Awful picture but I was at work with an iPhone so sue me.

Here's what I used:

No7 So Smooth Base Coat*
China Glaze For Audrey
Wet n Wild Black Creme
Barry M Nail Art Pen in White
Seche Vite
Brushes from Born Pretty

I am so super chuffed with this effort considering its my first real attempt at freehand nails. Yes I know its hardly proper freehand but I'm taking it. I was so bummed at having to take this off, it lasted nearly a week.

So I know its not a direct copy but this is actually my second attempt at this design and this is because I did try to copy it directly and totally screwed up the dots. Who can't do dots?! Its must be the easiest thing to do and I screwed it up. So I actually preferred doing it without.


  1. Great effort! the worst thing about freehand is whilst I can sorta pull off the left hand... my right is always a disaster zone :) I love that teal colour, lookd great with the black and white

    1. Thanks Loz! So true about your non dominant hand, how good to be ambidextrous.

  2. Good luck with your new cat!
    My cat is 2 years old but she is a devil. xD
    Your nail is amazing like everytime. *w*

    xo, Shiki


    1. Thanks Shiki! Demon cats are awesome. lol

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  4. That cat is so pretty.

    Love your nail polish.


  5. I think that dots would actually be difficult because you need to freehand circles o.o