Midweek Manicure | #NailArtWeeklyProject Week 1 – Nails Inspired by an outfit / item of clothing

January 29, 2014

Bags of nail art fun!

Whilst browsing through some fab new blogs this week, I stumbled across Gingerbread Smiles, where the lovely Danni is hosting a blog challenge. A nail art blog challenge! Wahoo! Luckily I was just in time to take part in what will be a 5 week series, with Danni setting a new theme each week. So here is my first post for you today: Week 1 – Nails inspired by an outfit / item of clothing. *excited squeal!*


I seem to have bought quite a lot of black clothes in the Christmas sales (which you can see HERE) which although classic, aren’t terribly inspiring for a nail art challenge! So I decided to have a little browse online to see if anything else took my fancy. My eyes were immediately drawn to this River Island black mixed print colour block bowling bag. Whilst probably not something I’d buy myself, I loved the mix of monochrome and neon yellow, and the variety of patterns involved. Perfect for a nail art challenge! 


So here is my interpreNAILtion (sorry) –




Black & white striped thumbBarry M Matte – Espresso and Barry M Nail Art Pen – White.

Matte black pointer finger – Barry M Matte – Espresso.

Neon yellow swirl middle finger Barry M Matte – Espresso and Accessorize Nail Art Pen – Glitter Yellow.

Gold hardware detailing ring fingerOPI – Spark de Triomph over Barry M Matte – Espresso.

Nude leopard print pinky LA Colors – French White with Models Own – Nude Beige, and Barry M Nail Art Pen – Black.


So there you go! I’m pretty pleased with this mani, its nice and interesting and eye-catching! Though I had a bit of trouble with my nail art pens suddenly splodging colour all over the place! (WHY do they always do this?!?!)

I’m looking forward to next week’s challenge – Nails Inspired By A Film or TV Show! I’ll be posting that as next week’s Midweek Manicure post, so be sure to check back and see what I’ve gone for! And to whet your whistle you can check out my Breaking Bad inspired Midweek Manicure which I did to celebrate the final episode in October!

Also be sure to check out Danni and everyone else’s mani’s, she’ll be posting a round up of everyone’s designs on Sunday.

What do you think of my bag inspired mani?

xx emsypickle xx

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11 comments so far.

11 responses to “Midweek Manicure | #NailArtWeeklyProject Week 1 – Nails Inspired by an outfit / item of clothing”

  1. danniannie says:

    This is super crazy! Really good 😀 http://www.gingerbreadsmiles.co.ukxox

  2. Scottish Stef's Nails says:

    Love your nails!!can totally see where on the bag ur inspiration comes from!really cool idea!:)xxx

  3. Belle B says:

    I love nail art, I just don't have the patience to do it on myself. Loving the leopard print ones!Belle xMascara & Maltesers

  4. Alex Quinn says:

    Love those nails – especially the leopard print one! http://www.fairytalesandlittlewhitelies.blogspotcomx

    • Emsypickle says:

      Thank you Alex! I think I'll def be playing with leopard print nails more in the future now, never done it before! xx

  5. Emma Mereta says:

    This is so funky! Love how you picked out bits of the bag for each nail.I have a barry m nail art pen, and I just cannot use it, it never works for me, either too thin or ends up covering my whole nail haha :)x

  6. Becca C says:

    Love the bag & the nails! Especially the leapord print on your pinky finger. Becca xhttp://perfectlypolishedpaws.blogspot.co.uk/

  7. Kelly McKenny says:

    you did great work on your nails and I LOVE your bag! 🙂 Kel x

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