Friday 31 May 2013

#beautyandthebeach2 competition

I'm back with another Travel Supermarket competition. This time beauty and the beach 2 if you want to enter then do so here. Three winners will be chosen from three categories this includes holiday hair, nails and make-up who will each win a fabulous £500 each and one overall winner who will win a fantastic £1500. I have decided to just enter the holiday nails, the competition ends 5th of June and I just don't have time to put something together in this time especially considering how long it took me to do yesterdays worldwide wardrobe competition - early morning until mid afternoon lol (good job i wasn't doing much). I do however think make up should be kept to a minimum and waterproof mascara is a must have, wavy just got out of sea hair is fantastic all you need is the bumble and bumble spray, and some curling tongs to add a little volume. WARNING - This post will be picture heavy. I have mentioned this look before the first ever time on a previous post but I love this look for holiday and this is for my entry for the competition.

Holiday Nails

Everything you will need for my Holiday 'Ombre' Nails.
First apply a base coat. This will protect your nails from the nail polish you apply with staining. Of course you seal the polish so it lasts longer using it as a top coat if it's a 2 in 1 like mine. Then apply a neutral/white polish you only need one coat - it doesn't matter to much if it's good coverage because you won't see it.
You can do ombre using 2 or more polishes. I have chose these three for my holiday nails - I prefer using three. The shades are Rimmel Baby Bellini, Models Own Lemon Meringue and original Pink Punch. And are the polishes that will create your ombre effect or mine if you want to copy this holiday inspired look.
Then get a make-up sponge and cut it to your nail size. This is usually about half then you can save the other half for another time.
First up is Rimmel baby bellini. You apply a generous amount to the sponge.
Then Models Own pink punch you slightly overlay this over the top of baby bellini but leaving some of baby bellini visible.
Last is Lemon Meringue again you overlay this over the top of pink punch leaving some of pink punch visible this will create your colour fading ombre effect into the next shade.
You need to then start at one side of the nail and press firmly and quickly making your way across the nail until you reach the other side. You have to do this three to four times if your lucky you may get away with two. Bare in mind one generous coat has seen on the sponge will last three fingers to a full hand. It also dries relatively quickly which is always a bonus.

You can leave the ombre nails plain for day and then add glitter for night time. I love ombre nails with this glittery polish. Models Own hedkandi disco heaven. You only need one coat of this and seal with a top coat.
Ombre is a messy thing to do. But it's worth the mess after the final results. Once fully dried you can remove the excess polish using nail polish remover and cotton wool or cotton buds if you have some.

And here are the results. I love it - if I do say so myself. This was my second attempt the first one didn't go to well. I think the shades go together perfectly and they really do remind me of holidays. I think these would be perfect for any exotic paradise destination - they also scream Ibiza at me too. I hope you like.

Five people I've nominated.


  1. I love this nail look! It reminds me of a sunset!


    1. Thank you Kellie. That's a good description :) xx

  2. This is on my list of things to do hun x

    1. Alright. It just said I had to recommend people. x

  3. This is a great post, you made it look so easy. I don't know if I'll find the time to do a look :(, xoxo.

    1. It's surprisingly easy. Just remember to use a base coat and then a neutral polish. My first attempt didn't go well for that reason xx

  4. Love this! You did such a good job, the colours work so well together :)

    Ria x

    1. Thank you honey. I love the colours but I did get good inspiration from looking around on google. xx


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