Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Magic in the Monarch

Do you believe in Magic?

I do and I love that I can’t understand it and am happy to accept it as magic. This of course is completely opposite to The Boyfriend who knows that there is definitely a logical explanation for every trick and that magic is just clever sleight of hand. Whatever. It’s magic. Embrace it.

We were watching Dynamo last night and that was what got us chatting about it. I am awe struck with his tricks. Seriously. They are fun and beautiful and take me back to the days of believing knowing anything is possible and everything can be real (including the fairies). In his one trick, Dynamo manages to turn a paper butterfly into a real Monarch butterfly and then a swarm of them fly about the room. Awesome. (link below)

Watching this inspired my latest mani… Ombre nails with an accent nail of a monarch butterfly wing…

These nails were easy enough but did take  a very steady hand and will need a bit more practice from my side.
First I did an ombre of orange and red using the sponging method  (see here how I did my ombrenails last time)
I chose to do just one accent nail wing, mainly because it is pretty tricky and I couldn’t bear trying to do my entire right hand and also because it feels like it may take away from the beauty of one winged nail.

To do the wing, draw a black curve on both ends of your nail, then painting from the top curve to the tip of your nail. Then join the two lines with three thin black strips, round them off slightly and finally add a few white dots to the black tips.

 p.s. If you know how Dynamo does his tricks don't dare tell me! I love believing in magic...


  1. oh my goodness, adore the nails. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit. xo


  2. Craving for Barneys21 November 2012 at 20:33

    Amazing nails!!


  3. Thank you so much for your lovely comment!! :)
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  4. Thanks Ana... will definitely take a look at your post.