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Theme Buffet: Cute

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For the Theme Buffet, today’s theme is cute, so I’ve done a dog-themed design.

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Theme Buffet: Sparkle

It’s a bit past the season for full on glitter, so I’ve gone for something a bit more subtle for today’s Theme Buffet, which is all about sparkle.

I was inspired by the Hubble Space Telescope, and decided to do a galaxy mani using the colours from this photo, which is a 2010 image of the Carina Nebula.

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Theme Buffet: Weather

So, the theme for this week’s FingerFood’s Theme Buffet is weather! Exciting stuff – and something we certainly seem to have had enough of recently!

England is known for having ‘four seasons in one day’, so I knew that I wanted to have lots of different types of weather in this nail design. To start, I used two coats of 17 in Heart Beat, which is a pale blue. For the index and little fingers, I then added a coat of Barry M confetti in Bubblegum, which I think looks a bit like rain. The clouds on my middle finger and thumb were created using OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and a small nail art brush. Finally, for the sun  I used Barry M in Lemon Ice Cream.

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Theme Buffet: Geometric

Another day, another challenge! I was inspired by this avatar that I saw on the internet – and as all good nail art bloggers do, I decided to turn it into nail art!

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The base is OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, and the colours are Rimmel Lycra Pro in Navy Seal, Barry M Lemon Ice Cream, and Nails Inc King Edward Street.

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I did the lines in a Barry M nail art pen in black. Unfortunately it all decided to crack (WHYYY??) but that’s life I suppose!

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Theme Buffet: Leopard Print

I can’t believe I’ve never done a leopard print mani before! They’re really simple to do – it’s literally just a case of applying a base colour (Nails Inc The Southbank in this case), then using the brush from another colour nail polish to dab on some irregular shapes (I used Barry M Gelly in Blueberry). When that’s dry, use a nail art pen, or  a dotting tool, to partially outline each dot and create the effect (I used a Barry M nail art pen) and finish with your favourite top coat (I used Seche Vite).

This was the first incarnation of this mani, before I decided that it didn’t quite look ‘busy’ enough

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So, I added some little marks on the nail, which look a lot like triangles with rounded corners. I used the same Barry M nail art pen to add in these marks, and finished with another coat of Seche Vite.

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This is all part of Fingerfood’s Theme Buffet

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