Nail Art (first attempts) with No7!

I have never been one to experiment with nail art – for one I don’t have a very steady hand, secondly I hate waiting for nails to dry and thrice because I wouldn’t know what to do! But after having attended an event with No7 for their new nail polishes I have been inspired!

At the event we were taught by Jamie Nunn, who is a nail artist to celebrities; he does the nails for the stars of the X Factor! We were given a nail wheel, some sponges, thin nail brushes, diamantes and polishes to experiment with and were taught how to do an antique marble like effect, basic stripes, how to achieve a matt effect with a topcoat (by basically using a sponge to apply the topcoat instead of the brush!) etc.

Once home I decided to experiment with a few of the polishes and this is what I created!


I’m so proud of myself! I decided to use the polish ‘So Simple’ which is a gorgeous nude all over the nail, paint the tips in a gorgeous gold shade called ‘Hot to trot’, and then on my ring finger I painted a leopard skin design! I love the colour scheme, the nude and gold work really well together. So Simple is now my favourite nude nail polish, I’ve been wearing it non stop.

Event Photographs

Before the event Jamie Nunn created some simple designs so we were able to see some examples of the styles and effects we could create. I photographed all of them for you guys, below!

I absolutely love nails covered in jewels, they look divine.

What’s your favourite nail art to do? Have you got any tips or examples to show me?

P.S I have a massive post coming soon with swatches of some of the new No7 nail polishes, keep an eye out!




  1. July 4, 2011 / 8:00 pm

    I like your nail design better 😉
    Oh, and that marble effect looks interesting too! I'm thinking of combinations like black and silver, purple and mint, peach and yellow… I'm so trying out the latter!


  2. July 4, 2011 / 9:07 pm

    I love your combination! How did you do the leopard print ? x

  3. July 4, 2011 / 9:49 pm

    Ooh I'd love to know how to do that marble effect! That gold polish looks gorgeous!

    Lois xx

  4. July 4, 2011 / 11:01 pm

    wow hun! Your design is gorguz! Really love the nude & gold combo, both colours are beautiful 🙂 Already a big fan of No.7 polishes so will deffo be keeping an eye out!

    Love Aysh xoxo

  5. July 6, 2011 / 5:11 pm

    Impressive, it looks so good x

  6. July 6, 2011 / 11:38 pm

    How did they do the antique marble effect? Was that with a sponge?

  7. Lisa
    July 9, 2011 / 10:08 pm

    So pretty! Do you know if No7 will be making the 'water drop' jewels part of their collection? Failing that, do you know here they got the ones used for the event? I've been wanting some for ages! 🙂

  8. July 11, 2011 / 7:41 pm

    I want my nails blinged out with jewels!! That would be my two favorite things put together: polish & jewels. =)

    Just found your blog & we're now following! We'd love for you to visit our blog sometime!

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  9. Anonymous
    July 15, 2011 / 10:55 am

    What shade is the nude No7 polish?

  10. July 19, 2011 / 7:30 am

    i have tried one kind of nail wraps recently, it is very good,easily apply and look fantastic. it is the right products for holiday!

  11. August 18, 2011 / 6:26 pm

    I've got a few nails related posts on my blog =)

    xxx Vee

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