Simple Flamingo nail art

Lately I have noticed a new trend of Flamingos on everything! Fabric, stationery and homewears. It has inspired me to create a super simple Flamingo nail art design.

Flamingo nail art shades:

flamingo nail artLeft to right: Rimmel 60 seconds vinyl shine in ‘Black out’ (now called 60 seconds super shine in ‘800 Blackout’), Chi Chi salon formula nail polish mini in ‘Boys Boys Boys’, Essie nail colour in ‘Madison ave hue’, piCture pOlish nail polish in ‘Fairy Floss’

1. Paint your nails with a blue polish as a base.
flamingo nail art2. Use the light pink shade (fairy floss) to paint your Flamingo’s body, neck and head. I used a toothpick to paint the neck and head, so they were not to thick/big.
flamingo nail art3. Using another toothpick, paint on the black details including the eye, beak and legs.
flamingo nail art4. Finish the design off by painting on the wings with the darker pink polish.
flamingo nail artWhat trends are you loving at the moment? I also noticed there are a lot of Banana things around, I wonder if this is because the Minions favourite food are Bananas?…coincidence haha


Bright Pink Lipstick Day 2014

This Friday, September 26th is Bright Pink lipstick day. Join in and wear bright pink lipstick for the cause!

Bright pink lipstick dayBright Pink Lipstick is an annual event (now in it’s 3rd year) in partnership with Pink Hope that aims to not only raise awareness about Breast and Ovarian cancers (and funds), but also to encourage women to be proactive about their breast and ovarian health, by starting a conversation about their hereditary health.

I support a lot of causes, but charities to do with Breast cancer hold a personal meaning to me, as my late grandmother battled breast cancer. It is important to discuss any hereditary health issues with your family. You shouldn’t have to face it alone and you can take the first step in looking into your family’s hereditary health, so you can determine your own level of cancer risk.

This year’s official Bright Pink Lipstick is a collaboration with Pink Hope and Australian supermodel Jessica Hart. It is an exclusive lipstick for Bright Pink Lipstick Day through Jessica’s newly launched brand LUMA by Jess Hart cosmetics.

Bright Pink Lipstick dayThe LUMA by Jess Hart cosmetics lipstick can be purchased from Priceline stores (for $19.95) or online from the Pink Hope shop. If you aren’t able to purchase your official Bright Pink Lipstick or if you’re worried that it won’t arrive for Friday, you could just wear a favourite bright pink  lipstick that you already own. You can also donate to the cause online or by texting PROMISE to 0477 56 PINK (to make a $10 donation).

Don’t forget to ‘make your pout count’ and share your Bright Pink Lipstick pics on social media, using the official hashtags #BrightPinkLipstickDay #PinkHopeAus #LUMAbyJessHart and tagging @PinkHopeAus (the same for both twitter and instagram)

I will be sharing my bright pink lipstick pics on Instagram and Twitter, you can find me on Twitter- @Cottoncandydva and Instagram- @cottoncandydva_blog