Breton Nails with Nails Inc. Hanover Square NOTD

Posted by Lipglossiping On February - 18 - 2012

I thought I might have outgrown my Breton phase by now but it shows no signs of abating. Growing up, my Mum always told me that big girls can’t wear horizontal stripes without looking somewhat like a barrel.  Or a lot like a barrel.  Either way, I didn’t dare wear them until last Summer – I’m so not over them.  I even have a Pinterest board dedication, I’m sure it has more than a little something to do with the inimitable Jean Seberg’s styling.

I need to employ some sticky tape to get straight lines!  Here’s my rather messy attempt at a Breton-inspired mani.  Do you like it?!  I used my new KIKO white nail polish (designed for french tips), over two coats of Nails Inc. Hanover Square.  It may be a little early in the year to get all nautical but it puts a smile on my face!


12 Responses to “Breton Nails with Nails Inc. Hanover Square NOTD”

  1. Jude says:

    The look is so cute, I think you have done a grand job with your freehand lines :) Jude xx @jadlgw

  2. Sarirah says:

    Wow, I love this! I’ve been trying to think up a nice nautical inspired nail art to go with a dress and this seems perfect. Perhaps I’ll swatch the red heart of a teeny anchor. :) x

  3. Lucy says:

    Aw, these are really cute :-)

  4. Emily says:

    The sweetest nail look that i am unashamably stealing for all summer long, including the kitsch little heart, love it!

  5. Lisa says:

    I love the blue and white stripes with the teeny little heart, the red just pops!

  6. Robyn says:

    SO cute with the little heart, I may have to steal this idea!

  7. Shortiee31 says:

    Love it! You need to dabble in nail art more often! 😀

  8. gio says:

    That’s so cute! You did a great job!

  9. Wordbird says:

    Love it!
    And as for stripes making tubbies (like me) look tubbier: tant pis as the French do say. Or sod it, in British. :)

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

The John Lewis Blogger Nail Art Challenge

I don’t do nail art very often, or even… ever, you just need to look back through my ‘nail of the day’ archives to see …

IMATS London - Enkore Makeup hits the Main Stage

Sunday morning at IMATS promises to be a belter. Koren from Enkore Makeup will be in attendance, offering a class on the “Wonders of Pigments”. …

Davidoff – Champion

Ohhhh, I dunno… it’s all a bit macho innit… cheesy 90s machismo. Maybe it’s the bottle, maybe it’s the whole locker room sport scent thing… …

Weekend Write Up...

I had the best weekend I’ve had in ages… you know when you just can’t stop thinking about it despite how rubbish the following week …

Nail Polish Porn

I alluded to my recent dabble in buying too. much. polish in my last post but I thought I’d offer up a sneaky pic of …

Bare Minerals High Shine EyeColor

If you’re familiar with pigments, then you’re probably familiar with the concept of foiling them.  If not… it goes something like this… You wet your …

W7 Metallic Saturn Nail Polish NOTD

I’m back with another W7 cheapie for you! Today’s is Metallic Saturn, one of those green/gold combos that come out all mossy/gold and beautifully patina’ed …

Springtime in the Sahara FOTD

My poor, poor face.  I’m in the middle of a snot fest and I’m now understanding why I was brought up on a diet of …

Clinique 16 Shades of Beige Collection (photo heavy)

If you ever had reason to think that beige is boring, think again.  Clinique have recently released a lovely, understated collection of nail polishes that …

Summer Beauty Sales Round Up

I’m on a little self-imposed no buy… it’s not time-limited, it’s more ‘sale’ limited.  I’ve splurged over the last few weeks.  First in the Harrods …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads