Thursday, 21 June 2012

Peacocks and Leopards, oh my!

Sorry I have been slightly M.I.A - I have been very busy this month. I have lots of pictures and posts to catch up on though, so except a slew of those soon!

As I mentioned Here, Steph from Canadian Beauty Reviews was amazingly kind and sent me these Julep Peacock Nail appliques. I finally grew back most of my nails (slightly) and had a chance to apply them! 

 They were super easy to apply. My one qualm is that none of them reallllly fit perfectly to my nail-bed (I must just have really wide nails?). They are still absolutely gorgeous!! Without further ado....



 I also had a chance earlier in the week to copy a super cute leopard print nail design I saw on pinterest the other day. This is my attempt.....






The polishes I used for the leopard-print are, Wet 'n' Wild in black, American Apparel Neon in Red, and my first ever Julep Polish, Charlotte.


xx






27 comments:

  1. Ooohh your nails look so nice! I was really stressed a little while ago, and happened to bite all my nails. Sadly for me they take forevvverr to grow back. So many people have been doing nail art and I am getting jealous haha:P

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    1. you can still paint them even though they are short! Some of mine are still broken/extremely short!

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  2. Wow!!! Love these nail looks! Very beautiful Z! :)

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  3. when the pictures of this post first showed up on my dashboard, i didn't realize that they were appliques. i seriously thought you had taken a little toothpick and painted each little dot on! ha ha! that would have taken some serious dedication!
    but either way, they are still very beautiful! love em!

    -alexandra
    http://alexisinodak.blogspot.com/

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    1. I definitely do not have that much patience.....or skill! that's why these appliques are so amazing!

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  4. The peacocks look fantastic! I like the leopard print too!

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  5. wow you did such a good job with the leopard print!! and the peacock looks pretty cool too, glad you liked it!

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    1. thank you so much again steph <3 You officially have me on the applique bandwagon! I am going to go check out some of the sally hansen ones at shoppers this wknd!

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  6. The leopard print looks incredible. If you are interested in Emilie by Julep from my June Mystery Box then let me know via email amy.c.mckissock@gmail.com. I would be happy to send it over to you as I will not get any use from it! Let me know.

    xo Amy
    www.theprettyvain.blogspot.com

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    1. How come you don't like Emilie?! it's such a pretty forest green!

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  7. Love both of those nails designs! I have yet to try out nail stickers but I think I should definitely hurry up and get on that band wagon because they look beautiful!

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    1. They are so fun! and so easy! you must!

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  8. Wow, that peacock print is really decorative and eye-catching! And love the leopard nail you did as well - it looks amazing against the bright neon!

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  9. Beautiful!!!
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  10. The peacock nails are amazing! Must try these soon.

    Alexandra xo

    http://tovogueorbust.com/

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  11. You did a great job with the leopard print nail design, looks amazing!!

    Liz
    chewylove.blogspot.com

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  12. I love these designs!! they came out great!

    xo everything-pretty.com

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  13. wow, amazing nail art, i wish i can do that, too!

    It’s a GIRL Thing

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    1. It's very easy! I am not very good at nail art and was able to do the leopards! You should try it! Also, the stickers are fool-proof and come in many different designs - you should try to find some :)

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  14. These are so cute! At first I thought you painted the first design and I was like whoa, that must have taken forever :D Thank gawd for nail stickers xoxo

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    1. Hahaha I do NOT have the patience or the skill to have done that by hand!! Nail stickers are my new saviour :)

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  15. Very pretty!! i got a set of these (I love peacocks sooo much too!) in a mystery box...and my 4 year old got into them. :`( I haven't tried to salvage them yet..but my nails finally grew out, I'll have to try. They look fabulous on you!!!!

    Great job with the leopard, looks totally rad! ;)

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    1. Oh no!! There were more in the set than were needed for 10 nails, so hopefully you can still salvage 10 and try them out!!

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  16. ermagerd...your nails are amazing! I lack the skill to do any sort of nail art! :)

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  17. I love the peacock print nails!

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