Saturday 29 June 2013

Wimbledon inspired nails

nail polishes used: beauty uk green and purple (from set, unnamed) & la colours energy source. I would have preferred to used darker colours, but I found these two colours to be slightly more summery and matched well. 
 spot anyone in particular?
 my take on Wimbledon nails: simple polka dots, step by step.
other ideas: racing stripes, gradual dots, green cross, curved zigzag & geometric french manicure.

So this week saw Wimbledon 2013 commence! Having spent 14/16 years growing up nearby SW19, I often spend time watching Wimbledon on television and I have grown to love it. On Thursday, my Mum, Grandma and I attempted to go, but by 10am 'The Queue' for ground tickets was a staggering 8 hours long. 8 hours?! Alternatively, in order to not shatter our Wimbledon dreams too quickly, we walked through Wimbledon village and to the High Street. The Morrisons there has adapted a new name, one worth photographing:

Murrisons. Love it.

After walking into Wimbledon, we took the train home and ate our pre-bought pasta pots in front of Wimbledon on television, and the sense of bliss was restored. Using the three aforementioned nail polishes, I created five more simple nail looks as shown. I find control and accuracy really difficult, and I'm seriously considering purchasing a simple nail art kit to add to my 90-strong nail polish collection. My favourite look is the curved zigzag, and I would say that the polka dots are the easiest to do. I wouldn't be able to calculate how long each look would take on all ten nails but none are too complex and time consuming.

I hope you liked my Wimbledon inspired nails! Have you been watching the tournament? My favourites are Murray, Robson (British pride), Tomic (half-Australian pride) and Janowicz, who has one hell of a serve!


now playing: florence and the machine - over the love 


1 comment

  1. amazing nails, your blog is just lovely, keep up the good work :)

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