Sunday, 6 May 2012

Peacock Parade Preview

Today I have a preview of the peacock parade that will be my cousin's hen weekend, next weekend! We are taking the piss on Friday night with an evening in with a dressing up box full of tacky Gypsy Wedding style outfits and on Saturday night we are going to a cocktail masterclass, dinner and dancing with a peacock theme.

I needed to replace yesterday's manicure due to my disappointment so I have painted my nails a week early in my own peacock styling!  On the hen weekend, I will be painting anyone who wishes nails in peacock colours only.  This gives a pretty good scope with golds, browns, blues, greens, purple and turquoises!

For my peacock manicure, I did my first ever gradient using eyeshadow applicators with OPI "Jade is the New Black", OPI "Cuckoo for this Colour", OPI "Yoga-ta Get this Blue", Zoya "Charla", A England "Elaine" and Ozotic "513" topped off with that old favourite of many a peacock manicure out there: BM plate 212 in Barry M "Gold".



It's been four months since I sent out the invite I made and I can't wait for next weekend!



xoxo


Update: I added extra dots in the aptly named Orly "Sweet Peacock"!


xoxo

Update 14th May: manicure still looking good after a whole week but even though I'm loathe to take it off as it's the best manicure I've ever done, I think the time has come :(

On another note, we had an amazing hen weekend.  I only managed to give about five manicures and took no photos so this peacock preview post is all there will be!




xoxo


Update: I actually did take one photo of a hen weekend guest but I completely forgot! Without further ado, this is Kim's manicure:


xoxo

7 comments:

  1. It turned out beautiful, Saima! Are you going to wear the same mani next weekend, or have you planned on changing anything?

    I'm thinking you could add a gold rhinestone here and there on the dots of the stamping :) It's just a suggestion!

    Take care!

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    1. Thank you and that's a great idea! I have not used rhinestones or studs before but I do have a collection of them. I'm not sure if I have gold ones so I shall have to have a look through my nail stuff!

      My manicures last a week without issue (I avoid washing dishes lol) so this will be what I will be sporting next weekend. The rhinestones are probably best added on Saturday before we go out. I think most of my stones are white not gold so perhaps some gold studs might do? Although not as sparkly as jewels! Off to forage in my nail cupboard....

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    2. Nope, no gold ones in my stash! Just some coloured ones although I think the pale blue ones might do. Either that or the gold studs but they look too much like the dots I have painted on anyway.

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    1. Thank you, I actually got passed this a short while ago so I'll pass on doing it again x

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