NAIL ART | PASTEL POOCHES

I want to start introducing make-up & beauty to my blog, as preening oneself is another one of my many passions in life! I'm a bit of a beauty fanatic and love nothing more than painting my nails various different colours and patterns! I recently discovered these cute little dog nail stickers on Zoella's blog (she's one of my fave bloggers & Youtubers ...click the links to check her out, you won't be disappointed!). They're sold by a company called Jan Christie on eBay for a bargainous £2.30 + 10p P&P! She also has her own website which has a whole load of nail art and other cute little bits & bobs! They're just the cutest little things i've ever seen and are a cheap & cheerful way of creating salon-esque nail art without the salon prices! (trying my best not to sound like a TRESemmé advert right about now!).

I decided to go for pastel colours on my stiletto nails, as it recommends you use paler colours as a base in the instruction sheet that they come with, in order for the little pooches to really show up.

Step-by-step of how to apply the stickers... 
  • I started by painting my nails with a Barry M basecoat (I cannot stress enough how important applying a basecoat is! Nobody likes discoloured yellow nails!).
  • I then applied two coats of my Models Own pastel varnishes.
  • I had already cut around each of the stickers before starting on my nail polish, so I then peeled back each of the stickers with a pair of tweezers and placed them on each nail.
  • I then sealed them with a coat of Barry M glitter polish in Pink Iridescent & finished off with a layer of Seche Vite 'The World's Finest Top Coat' (believe me, it really is!!!).
I did find the peeling back of the stickers quite fiddly to begin with but after a the initial few nails it got a lot easier.


Nail varnishes usedModels Own Baby Blues, Peach Sherbet, Lilac Dream, Pastel Pink & Lemon Meringue Barry M basecoat Barry M Pink Iridescent Seche Vite top coat 


Golden Retriever | Rough Collie | Boxer | Bulldog | West Highland White Terrier

You can even create your own nail stickers on the website... Myleene Klass & Rochelle Wiseman were recently papped at Rochelle's hen party with her future hubby to be Marvin from JLS on their talons! If you wanna be a modern day ride or die chick you need your man's face on your nails ladies! Get meh?!


It's been a few days since I gave myself a pastel pooch mani and they're still going strong! Jan Christie recommends applying a fresh layer of top coat every few days to preserve the life of the stickers but paying that little bit more for a good quality top coat means you don't need to worry about that.

I hope you enjoyed this nail tutorial, lemme know if you decide to give it a go!

Love Carmen xxx

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2 comments:

  1. Really enjoying checking out the blog Carmen! And the nails look fab, must try now!!! xxx

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  2. Thank you!! Glad you're enjoying reading it as much as I am writing it :) xxx

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