Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Guest Post: Vanessa's Shabby Chic NOTD!

Good morning lovely ladies,

As you may be aware, I am very busy studying for exams just now, which take place 11th - 13th June.  The day after I finish, I'm going on holiday to Amsterdam, so at least I have something to look forward to, but that means I haven't, and won't have, much time for nail art or blogging for a while.  Luckily I've been able to call on some fellow bloggers to help me out and give you some pretty manicures to look at during my absence (plus I have prepared a few of my own posts as well) so I'm not abandoning you completely!

Today I'd like to introduce my first guest blogger, Vanessa from Nail Stories.  Vanessa's manicures are beautiful and I often wish I had the skills to recreate them myself.  Let's see how she's decorated her nails for us today:

Hi Clothes, Cosmetics and Chat followers!  I'm Vanessa from Nail Stories and today I'm guest posting for Laura whilst she is extremely busy studying for her exams!  Good luck in your exams Laura!!!

I've been following Laura's blog for a little over a year now and as you all know, Laura's manis are always very feminine yet sophisticated.  Thus the reason I decided to do this mani.  I used Essie Navigate Her as a base colour because it always looks very  "shabby chic" to me, especially when paired with some stripes and roses.  I used a small nail art brush to draw both the stripes and detail the roses.


I hope you guys enjoyed my mani as much as I did executing it, and a big thank you to Laura for having me!

Thank you for your kind words and for showing us this gorgeous design Vanessa!  I definitely need to work on my freehanding skills so I can recreate this manicure for myself!

What do you think of Vanessa's manicure girls?  Do you love it as much as I do?  If so, be sure to let her know and don't forget to visit her blog if you aren't already a follower!

Bye for now,


  1. oh my gosh, this is so pretty! i love this color. and that nail art is super cute.

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  2. Just gorgeous!!! Good luck on your exams!

    1. Thank you! Can't wait for them to be over so that I can have some time to try this manicure ;-)

  3. Good luck with your exams hun, must be so stressful and have a great time in Amsterdam!

    This mani is adorable, I love the mint colour and the stripes and flowers just make it too cute for words! xx

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    1. Aw thanks!

      Vanessa did a great job with this manicure

  4. Woah, so cute! Good luck in your exams!

  5. I have exams at the moment too! This is a lovellyyyyyyyyy combo! Good luck :)

  6. I'm so excited about Amsterdam :-) Not just excited about seeing the city but also to find nail polish hehe

  7. Wow, this looks absolutely gorgeous! Love the colour and the flower design!

    Would you like to follow each other? :)

  8. Great post and lovely colour. I've just got my first ever Essie nail polishes and I love them - I'm also doing a Essie giveaway on my blog now if your interested I'd love it if you would take a look!

    Rach x

  9. OMG what an awesome green! I am always shy to use blueish or greenish shades on my nails, but this!!! wow

  10. Glad your followers liked the mani Laura! Thank you so much for having me! It was really fun :)

    1. Thanks for guest posting! It was a pleasure having you :-)

  11. beautiful manicure! i love the color and the flowers!

    good luck on those exams, laura!

  12. Good luck with your exams. I'm sure you'll do very well! :)

  13. aw these are beautiful! great guest post. Good luck on you exams! :)

  14. Navigate Her is such a great backdrop for roses, isn't it? It really helps give a vintage feel, especially when the roses are as pretty as Vanessa's. Such a sweet mani!

    Best of luck on your exams, and have a great holiday! :D


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