Sunday, 14 October 2012

Purse Friendly 'Tips' - 2 Manicures for £5 #7

Hi Everyone!

I hope you've all had a lovely month since my last guest post! It's been an eventful month for me. My boyfriend and I celebrated our anniversary, my son had his first birthday and party, I passed my driving test, got a car, and scratched the paint off the back bumper trying to park within the first day! All in all very eventful and it has gone very quickly, I can't quite believe it's time to write my next column!

I totally blanked on my supplies photo this time, I did both manicures in a hurry and totally forgot the most important photo!

Anyway, you will need:

White Nail Polish - Wet'n'Wild 99p on eBay
Coral Nail Polish - MUA Bright Coral £1 Superdrug/MUA site
Purple Nail Polish - MUA Deepest Purple £1 Superdrug/MUA site
Striping Tape - eBay £2.19 for 12 rolls, so 18p for one!

Total: £3.17

So onto my Purse Friendly Tips!
I changed my blog layout so I think I might have to change my banner!
For my classic manicure I decided to go with a pointy half moon. I prefer this shape to the traditional half moon as it's more modern, and I think it's easier to do.

Step One: Paint on your base colour, I used coral polish. Wait for it to dry completely.
Step Two: Place the striping tape on your nail forming a point. Remember that the point should be on the outside of your nail to create a clean point.
Step Three: Paint on your other chosen colour, I used an aubergine colour polish.
Step Four: Peel off the tape while the nail polish is still wet.

Here is the result:

For my nail art I decided to try something I had never done. I was so pleased at the outcome of this that I created another mani that will be on my blog, Truly Polished, tomorrow. 

Step One: Paint on the white polish, wait for it to be dry to the touch.
Step Two: Paint on coral stripes, these do not have to be exact, the messier the better I think.
Step Three: When the polish is COMPLETELY dry, place the striping tape on your nail to create a zig-zag pattern.
Step Four: Paint over two coats of purple nail polish (the photo above shows one).
Step Five: Peel the tape off your nails while the nail polish is still wet.

And voila! 
I love these two manicures. In my head I was going for a goodbye autumn theme with the bright coloured polish being muted by the purple and I think that comes across well! 

Hope you enjoyed my post, let me know what you think in the comments section below, I always check back, or leave me a comment over at my blog Truly Polished.

See you next time!


  1. Congrats on passing your driving test! The nails look awesome.


  2. Yay on getting your license! I love these nail designs. I'm starting to take care of my nails better now so maybe I can try some of your stuff.

  3. I love this, it looks so simple, I will definitely be giving it a try!

    I have just started a blog to document my experience with arthritis as a young person and I hope you don't mind but I've put a link up to your blog under "blogs I'm reading".

    please check it out :)

  4. these are so cool!!! i really love the second one! :D

    <3, Mimi
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  5. You have a son?

  6. Oh my gosh, those are so cute! I just don't have the patience to do that to my nails, haha.


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