nail doodles.



Oh dearest blog, how I have missed you! Friends- we have internet! Two, what seemed a lot longer than it actually is, months! Oh! And guess who finally graduated to an iPhone? This girl. It's primarily for business. I swear! Ya know the funny thing about the iPhone and having internet again? I feel kind of claustrophobic with it all. It was extremely liberating NOT being reachable. I totally get weekend retreats now. Seriously. Do them. It'll free your mind!

Now to this extremely overdue blog post. I love sharing about my friends on here. Love, love, love it! It means a lot to me that they're willing to be shared. Let me introduce to you Hannah. I won't share much because she's written a lovely ditty about herself, but she made doodling on my nails look so simple! She's a total hobbyist at this kind of stuff, but it makes 10 year old me giggle with excitement! I always thought it was tricky paint brush nail art thing, but she has totally simplified it!

Check out some of her work!




In our hang out session, we did a tuxedo/affair-to-remember/new-years-eve special. Here are the tools we used:


Here's Hannah planning what we're going to do...


...and then doodling them...


...and c'est voila!


My favorite is the tuxedo and the lace. I want them on all my nails! The glitter one's supposed to be a dress. Maybe next time. ;)

And now a note from Hannah herself!


Hi, I’m Hannah. I’m currently training to be an English Teacher but in my spare time I have a bit of an obsession with nail art. It started when I would admire other peoples’ nails and then I decided that surely I could do it too (with some practise…). I could also save myself a lot of money by doing them myself. I’ve been trying different designs for about a year now, and it all started with ‘Cath Kidston’ style nails. Fellow colleagues at my workplace started to admire them and asked me to do their nails. I started charging them to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

I don’t consider myself a professional and I would never charge people for personal financial gain. It is more of a hobby for me and a chance to be a bit creative. After a stressful day of teaching and planning, it’s a chance to unwind in front of the television by creating and painting my latest nail designs.

I really enjoy trying different designs using google images to search for inspiration and, for more difficult designs, I use youtube tutorials to guide me through the stages. I often adapt these ideas and try my own styles. Best of all is when I find a simple design that looks particularly effective. In the past I’ve tried ombre nails (gradient effect), galaxy nails and have used newspapers to create bookish nails. Recently, I tried a lace effect feature nail on a French manicure which turned out really well.

Thank you so much Hannah! I was staring at my nails for days!! 

Until next time! 


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nail doodles.



Oh dearest blog, how I have missed you! Friends- we have internet! Two, what seemed a lot longer than it actually is, months! Oh! And guess who finally graduated to an iPhone? This girl. It's primarily for business. I swear! Ya know the funny thing about the iPhone and having internet again? I feel kind of claustrophobic with it all. It was extremely liberating NOT being reachable. I totally get weekend retreats now. Seriously. Do them. It'll free your mind!

Now to this extremely overdue blog post. I love sharing about my friends on here. Love, love, love it! It means a lot to me that they're willing to be shared. Let me introduce to you Hannah. I won't share much because she's written a lovely ditty about herself, but she made doodling on my nails look so simple! She's a total hobbyist at this kind of stuff, but it makes 10 year old me giggle with excitement! I always thought it was tricky paint brush nail art thing, but she has totally simplified it!

Check out some of her work!




In our hang out session, we did a tuxedo/affair-to-remember/new-years-eve special. Here are the tools we used:


Here's Hannah planning what we're going to do...


...and then doodling them...


...and c'est voila!


My favorite is the tuxedo and the lace. I want them on all my nails! The glitter one's supposed to be a dress. Maybe next time. ;)

And now a note from Hannah herself!


Hi, I’m Hannah. I’m currently training to be an English Teacher but in my spare time I have a bit of an obsession with nail art. It started when I would admire other peoples’ nails and then I decided that surely I could do it too (with some practise…). I could also save myself a lot of money by doing them myself. I’ve been trying different designs for about a year now, and it all started with ‘Cath Kidston’ style nails. Fellow colleagues at my workplace started to admire them and asked me to do their nails. I started charging them to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

I don’t consider myself a professional and I would never charge people for personal financial gain. It is more of a hobby for me and a chance to be a bit creative. After a stressful day of teaching and planning, it’s a chance to unwind in front of the television by creating and painting my latest nail designs.

I really enjoy trying different designs using google images to search for inspiration and, for more difficult designs, I use youtube tutorials to guide me through the stages. I often adapt these ideas and try my own styles. Best of all is when I find a simple design that looks particularly effective. In the past I’ve tried ombre nails (gradient effect), galaxy nails and have used newspapers to create bookish nails. Recently, I tried a lace effect feature nail on a French manicure which turned out really well.

Thank you so much Hannah! I was staring at my nails for days!! 

Until next time! 


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