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Friday, 12 July 2013

Nails Of The Week #1 | Cath Kidston inspired nail art tutorial!

Well here goes.. my first ever nail art tutorial!!  I've been practising nail art on myself for about a year or so now and I honestly can't get enough of it!  I thought I'd start a nails of the week post, and hopefully do one once a week if I can find the time!

I just had to start off with my favourite designer, Cath Kidston.  I just love her style and her unmistakeable prints and patterns.

I'll start off by telling you what products I used.  Then a run down step by step of how I achieved it.

Products I used

  • Cuticle pusher and trimmer. (this was about 50p on eBay)
  • Leighton Denny Crystal Nail File.  (best nail file EVER - it literally turns the nail to dust)
  • Barry M All In One Basecoat, Topcoat and Nail Hardener
  • Barry M Nail Paint in Blue Moon
  • Barry M Nail Paint in Peach Melba
  • Models Own Nail Art Pen in White.  (I use the striper brush part for this tutorial)
  • Models Own Pro in Matt Green
  • Rimmel 60 Seconds in Rose Libertine
  • Nail art dotting tools (you can get these really cheap on eBay aswell) 

Just wanna quickly add that before I start painting my nails I always obviously remove any excess nail polish, treat cuticles, buff my nails and file them using my beloved Leighton Denny.
(Now we can begin, haha)

Once the nails are dry, add a little cuticle oil and you're good to go! 

The Finished Result

Hope you all liked them.  Please feel free to leave a comment and suggestions on what tutorial you would like to see next.  xx



  1. Look great! Think I'll buy a few new polishes and try it :) I have lots of reds and pinks if you hsve any creative suggestion? Keep posting Kate and I'll follow! Xx

  2. Aw thanks Kayleigh. I got the Models Own Nail Art book for Christmas which is really good and has lots of ideas. A classic favourite of mine is the polka dots. Pink nails with white polka dots (I like to do my polkas all different sizes). You could even alternate each nail. One nail pink with white dots and one white with pink dots etc. Think that would look lovely xx

  3. ah this turned out so great!

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  4. Love that pattern :D Looks like a Cath Kidston print :) xx


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