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!

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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 :D

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 :D

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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 ><

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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 :D 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~~~

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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!

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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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