Thursday 19 April 2012

April Showers Challenge Matte Magic & Competition Entry

Hello everyone :)
Today I have another April Showers Challenge post for you. I really struggled with this one.. Matte Magic. Now I know it's simple, but after having challenges where the nail art was laid out already for you this was a hard one :P I didn't want to do a plain colour, so I went to do a layered glitter mani last night to mattify, and it turned out awful. So this morning I sat down and thought about what I could do. I thought about using the word magic in the challenge title in my nail art but couldn't think of a way to do it.
After a while thinking my mum came home from shopping and gave me the Disney Magical Moments cards that me and my son are collecting :P As I was putting them away I noticed the Disney Princesses set and this set off my idea! So I went and drew out some design ideas in my nail art book and when I was satisfied I started painting my nails, here's what happened...
I based my nails on Beauty & The Beast. L-R: Belle's first dress. The Beast's suit. Belle's ball gown. Belles hair with ribbon. This was before I applied the matte top coat.
I actually think I preferred this nail art after I'd applied the Matte top coat. Here's a list of the colours I used:
Belles first dress: OPI Alpine Snow, Sally Hansen Iced Coffee, OPI Ogre The Top Blue & Revlon Lunar.
The beast's suit: Color Club Total Mystery & China Glaze Happy Go Lucky.
Belles second dress: Sally Hansen Iced Coffee, Revlon Lunar, China Glaze Happy Go Lucky & Hot Looks Lemon Soda.
Belles hair with ribbon: China Glaze Mahogany Magic & OPI Ogre The Top Blue.
I created these nails by using the polish brushes and dotting tools.
I'm so pleased with how these turned out! A few months ago, I never would have been able to pull anything like this off. I think these pictures really show how much my nail art skills have improved if you compare them to some of my first blog posts :P I think taking part in challenges have helped me :)

I'm also entering these nails into Neverland Nails Magical Nail art contest :)

Have you done any magic inspired nails? What do you think of Beauty & The Beast? Let me know in the comments :)
Thanks for reading :)
Charlotte xxx


  1. Oh my gosh, DH and I LOVE Beauty and the Beast! He got me a music box with a figurine if Belle and Beast dancing for one of our pre-wedding anniversaries and we love watching the movie together. Your mani is so cute. Best of luck!! :)

  2. Wonderful nails!!!! :D

  3. Oh wow you did a great job! and it's free hand lol kuddos

  4. Beautiful I love them! I just did Little Red Riding Hood :)

    1. Thank you :) I just checked yours out, they're amazing! Well done :)

  5. love this! you did a great job!!



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