Cath Kidston Style Nail Art: Simple Roses

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


I have neither the skills or the tools to create nail art worthy of a blog post, so I hope you'll bear with me on this one. I tried out this simple design today and quite like how it turned out, if even a nail art amateur like me can do it I thought it was worth sharing. I love Cath Kidston/ shabby chic print, and thought this was my kind of style- something that involves strategically placing blobs rather than using intricate brushes but still looks cute is definitely a win. 

The Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paints are quite new purchases, they're all over blogs at the moment so I won't bore you with another review but I will say they're amazing. The glossy finish reminds me of a Shellac manicure, and they last for ages without chipping too; I wore Papaya for five days last week and when I came to take it off it looked almost as good as new. This has to be a first for me, usually they chip after a day or two even if I've sat around and ever-so-patiently done a top and base coat. Admittedly that's not often; usually I just pick a shade, paint and go so it's nice that I've finally found a polish that fits in with my lazy nail painting ways!

I used Blueberry as a base, with Dragon Fruit and Grapefruit for the roses. For the leaves I used Ridley Road which is from Barry M's new textured nail line (just because I didn't have another green that was light enough, but I think it worked quite well!) If like me you go googly-eyed for novelty nail polish you'll probably like the textured range, I usually spend the day looking at/feeling/showing everyone my nails when I have it on. The Gelly Hi-Shine and Textured Nail Paints by Barry M are £3.99 compared with £2.99 for the standard line, but still really cheap, I got mine from the Boots website. Of course I want to go out and buy every shade, but every new nail collection Barry M bring out seems to have that effect on me.

Have you tried this design before? Leave the link if you have I'd love to see!

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22 comments

  1. Sooo pretty and feminine - well done! :) x

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  2. These are so pretty! I love the range of colours you used :)

    The Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Polishes are lovely! I've just done a new NOTD post with "Prickly Pear" on my blog :)

    I also did a "Cath Kidston Inspired Nail Art" not so long ago if you'd like to have a look... http://www.laurasallmadeup.com/2013/01/nail-art-cath-kidstonvintage-inspired.html

    Laura's All Made Up ♥

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    1. I checked yours out I love how you did them, really pretty with the polka dots on the other nails I'm going to try that next time :) x

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  3. Aw so pretty :o) I love Prickly pear xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Me too, it's similar to my favourite Barry M shade Blueberry Icecream but glossier x

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  4. Very pretty.

    Kate @ sparkle dust xx

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    1. I thought they turned out quite well seeing as I didn't use nail art brushes or anything lol x

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  6. Wow totally adorable! You are very talented! I don't think I could ever steady my hand enough to do this! x

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    1. They're really easy to do, just blobs of colour! :) x

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  7. Reeeeally want to try those new Barry M polishes, so many happy reviews!
    I love this nail design, it's so pretty :) xx

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    1. I definitely recommend the Gelly Hi Shine paints, I love how long they last without chipping and the colours are really nice x

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  8. you did a great job...so spring ready...love it!
    Might be trying this out although i suck at nail art.

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    1. Me too haha. But these were really simple to do, even for me and I really lack nail art skills (and tools!) x

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  9. Love this manicure. So pretty;-)

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    1. Thank you :) I really liked how it turned out, was so quick to do as well x

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  10. Very pretty. Great for spring / summer (if we will see these seasons this year :0)

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  12. I love the different colors. And your nails look great in the pics.
    Heidi’s Wanderings

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  13. love the different nail colours :D xxx


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