Sunday, 12 January 2014

Freehand Nail Art Inspired by LucyDarlingPrints

On the spur of the moment today, I decided to go out and buy a Kobo. The older models (I got the Touch) are an absolute steal at the moment and I've been considering purchasing one for a while so it all worked out very well for me! I've spent the afternoon loading it up with books and I'm determined to get back in to the habit of bedtime reading. Before I went to University I never went to bed without a book but gradually the late nights and textbooks took over and before I knew it, I had completely given up reading for fun. This year I'm going to get back in to it starting with the Divergent trilogy and then catching up with A Song of Ice and Fire! Any good book recommendations are very appreciated!

Speaking of old habits, today's nail art is a 100% freehand concoction - something not seen around here much recently. It was inspired by a print that I came across on Etsy by LucyDarlingPrints. You know me, I just can't resist a pretty and simple design!



I started with a base of Barry M White and freehanded on all of the details using a nail art brush and a selection of nail polish colours.

To finish up, I topped it all off with two coats of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.



64 comments:

  1. I love this - its so girly and pretty!

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  2. So pretty Sammy. Clean sharp and crisp!

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  3. OMG, i love love love it! It's so girly and spring-themed! :D Great!!

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  4. Omg, you are so talented. Nails after nails amaze me every time :)

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  5. I've just devoured the second of the Divergent trilogy and I'm downloading the third right now! You'll love them! And the nails are gorgeous as always ;)
    Hx

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  6. Oh my... that must be one of Your best nail art ever:)

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  7. I love all the details, this nail art looks just perfect.
    soo pretty, :)

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  8. Wow!!! This is really beautiful, Sammy! At first glance, I thought these were stamped. I love the details. :)

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  9. This is amazing! You are so talented!

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  10. Love this!!!
    As for good books, any thing by Victoria Fox, Tasmina Perry or Rebecca Chance are definitely my favourite!!! Temptation Island is fab and Bad Girls xx

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  11. This is one of the best nail art designs I have ever seen! You do amazing work! It is so pretty!

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  12. Love your colour choices, they look amazing together!

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  13. Oh! My! Gosh! This is spectacular!

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  14. these are so pretty. I have a kobo to and use it all the time. one book I read in my early days on it was ready player one. I really enjoyed it and I've told some other people and they liked it too

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  15. Wow!! All this beautiful pattern and you did freehand! I with I could done 10% of it!! hahaha..

    It's so gorgeous Sammy!!

    xoxo

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  16. I absolutely love this design! It's amazing that you did it freehand, and it's one of my favourite designs of yours ever.

    My other half bought me a kindle for my birthday and I love it. I enjoyed Divergent, though the last book was disappointing. A Song of Ice and Fire was occasionally hard going, but overall fantastic, and I can't wait for the next book. In terms of recommendations, I'd really recommend anything by Mira Grant, Ink by Amanda Sun or Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. They were my absolute favourite reads last year.

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    1. I know what you mean, I've been struggling with the first ASOIAF book for more than a year now! I'm stuck around the page 200 mark!
      Thank you for the recommendations, I'll put them on the wishlist! x

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  17. It's look very nice, like spring flowers ;-)

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  18. So pretty! I can't believe you can do this kind of detail freehand! Well done! I won't be recreating this one! I look forward to seeing more! :D

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  19. This is so wonderful, I love it! As much as I love your other types of nail art, I'm always interested in seeing unique freehand designs, especially when it is done with polish not acrylic. <3

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  20. FANTASTIC work! It's beautiful. Your freehand is fantastic. I hope you enjoy the Divergent trilogy...I really did :)

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  22. The nail art is awesome. You are so talented!

    About the books- Divergent is really good, but the other two are bad. I couldn't even finish the last one. A lot of people did like the second, but it was not nearly as we'll written as the first. I'd recommend the Hunger Games trilogy or the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning.

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    1. Thank you! I loved the Hunger Games series (who didn't right?!) so I'll have to give the Fever series a go.

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  23. These are so sweet and springy looking! <3

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  24. This is so beautiful! Great work!

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  25. it's beautiful - and it's amazing that it's freehand! really gorgeous <3
    I was reading Divergent, but I kind of dropped it in the second book... But oh well, to everyone its own taste, maybe you'll like it!
    I finished reading Howl's Moving Castle recently, I thought it was awesome! If you like fantasy. And also The Name of the Wind and Wise Man's Fear, from the Kingkiller Chronicles. I believe the third book will come out this year :D

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  26. I can't believe how one person could be so talented!

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  27. Such a lovely mani! Perfect for Spring!

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  28. Such a fun mani, I love how you incorporated the word Love.

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  29. So very cute and pretty manicure!
    You're an artist!
    kisses*

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  30. Absolutely gorgeous! ����

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  31. Gorgeous manicure!! You'll love the Divergent trilogy, I finished it two days ago. :)

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  32. This is so pretty and absolutely neat! I love it, the colors the theme, just everything!

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  33. Absolutely gorgeous! Love it! Divergent was great. I read the whole trilogy in about a week over Christmas break since I didn't have to be reading textbooks! :)

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  34. These are just adorable! I love them!

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  35. The Raven Boys by Maggie Steivater, and and the Graceling series are spectacular!

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  36. Your freehand skills just blow me away. I want a little summery sundress with this print. Gorgeous!! :D xoxo

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  38. I'd definitely recommend the kingkiller chronicles by patrick rothfuss, the third book is out this year. I got a kindle for christmas, and I've already finished the first two!

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  39. These are so cute, I love the round flowers!

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  40. Love the nails...as someone who has upwards of 2,000 books on her Kindle, I love having it to travel! And reading ASOFAI was not fun with the hardcovers as they were so heavy. So good call on waiting for the electronic version.

    I recommend Suzanne Collins' other series "Gregor the Overlander". It's a great story. And I love, LOVE R.T. Kaelin's Children of the White Lion series, "Progeny" and "Prophecy". Also, read Rebecca Stead's "When You Reach Me". (Teaching middle school puts one in touch with some excellent work...)

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  41. Your middle nail says it all lol.

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  42. Sammy-these are gorgeous!!! I especially love the ring finger design!

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  43. *-* this design is soo gorgeous! it's a shame I'm no good at all at freehand designs...I want this on my nails, now >_> maybe I should get some practice after exam phase...
    Oh and I was re-reading the Black Magician Trilogy. I'm too busy to start new books :(

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  44. These are amazing! I hope you don't mind, but I am going to reinvention this for the Laquer Legion January theme! And for book recommendations, I would get a goodreads account! It is free, you tell them what books you have read and they suggest you some books! But some good books of the top of my head are The Hunger Games trilogy, Vampire Academy (Don't judge it by its name, trust me), and the Mortal Instrument series!

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  45. I loved these nails the first time I saw them posted and I still do now. I hope you don't mind if I use these in my Share the Love post-all credit will be given back to you with a link to your blog; however, I will happily take your photo down if you will.

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  46. i would have love to see the thumb as well, great design!!

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