Monday Nails: Cath Kidston Inspired…Well not quite.

by xin on May 21, 2012

Feeling rather floral and artsy lately, I had a light bulb moment of – Yes! I got to this Cath Kidston nails tonight!


Famous of its floral prints and pastel colors, it’s hard to not recognize the brand.

Cath Kidston Nail Art Tools

This is also the time when I realized that I do not have a baby blue in my collection. How’s it possible?!

Decided that I should modify the colors a little, here I used OPI Gouda-Gouda Two Shoes and also A-England Galahad, and of course acrylic paint and a paint brush.

OPI Gouda Gouda Two Shoes and Galahad

As a base, I used OPI Nail Envy. Then, coat a thin but even and opaque layer of polish.

Let dry.

Cath Kidston Nail Art Sketch

Using white and red acrylic paint, mix the color up a little on a old CD, and sketch the outlook of a rose, or flower.

On my fingers, they turned out to be looking too abstract. Don’t worry yet, it can be fixed when you add on the leaves later 😉

Cath Kidston Nail Art Completed Right

Using two shades of green acrylic paint, make a long dots resembling leaves near the ‘roses’.

The leaves helped in defining the roses.  And create some random dots too.

Cath Kidston Nail Art Left

On my right hand, I alternated the polishes so they look funky 😀

Cath Kidston Nail Art

Let dry completely, protect your hard work with a good top coat, and you are done!

Not exactly a huge fan of Cath Kidston, I have only used their hand creams before, but I do like certain designs of their bags 😀

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Nikki May 21, 2012 at 9:35 am

Very pretty! I love it!!!! Ahhh too lazy to do nail art nowadays (talking about myself) LOL! :) Miss you sister!
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xin May 21, 2012 at 9:14 pm

no sis! i was the lazy one ><


plue May 21, 2012 at 11:12 am

i like the way you did the roses! so very pretty…
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xin May 21, 2012 at 9:15 pm

it’s quite easy to do it too! esp when they are just dollops of paint
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gio May 21, 2012 at 2:04 pm

That’s so pretty and girly!
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xin May 21, 2012 at 9:19 pm

thanks gio 😀 i like it looking girly too
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sesame May 21, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Very pretty! I like Cath Kidson’s prints although I don’t like to carry their bags cos too many around. This is a nice idea.
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xin May 21, 2012 at 9:18 pm

thanks sesame! hmm i see many floral prints around but not many cath kidston spotted over on my side. maybe i just missed it
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gin May 21, 2012 at 8:07 pm

VERY Cath Kidson nails indeed!!!
love this pattern!
shall attempt to duplicate this hahaha…but i think i will do it on my toes instead…allows more messed-up and i can draw on both feet with my right hand!!! lol.
i love cath kidson’s bags!!! Pretty, sturdy and easy to clean thanks to the pvc surface hahahaha~~~


xin May 21, 2012 at 9:17 pm

thanks gin! 😉 it’s a good idea to practice on toes first, but bending for too long can be tiring. i have never owned a cath kidston bag before but they do look really sturdy and easy to care for
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rudi May 22, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Too much work for me but I do admire your inspired-by-cath kidston nails!


Beauty Box May 24, 2012 at 10:45 am

Oh wow, you are so creative! Very pretty…I like Cath Kidston too!


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