Wednesday, 5 June 2013

NOTD: Summer Dotty Flowers

I know things have been a little quiet around here lately and NOTD posts are getting a little old, but it is about all I can find time for at the moment. 3 weeks into my new job and with two weeks to go until my dissertation draft is due, I am beginning to feel a little stressed out and my baby blog has had to take a back seat until things calm down. I am getting settled at work though and as soon as my dissertation has gone I will have a little more time to spend on some more interesting posts, so just bear with me until then!

This week though, it has finally started to feel like summer is coming! I am so glad as I love the sun and could quite happily live somewhere much warmer than England. I hate having to wear coats and the bright weather brings out a much happier me. My mood always seems to reflect on my choice of nail polish, so I found myself reaching for some of the new Barry M Summer 2013 Gellys. I managed to grab a couple of these a little early and they will get a post of their own but I wanted them for a flowery design today.
I used Prickly Pear as a base with Passion Fruit for the petals and Mango for the centre of the flower. I love the contrast between these colours and as for quality, the new shades don't disappoint. I can't actually imagine not using Gelly polishes now, they have to be my favourite polish range and for the price they are such amazing quality. The shade range keeps growing and I keep adding to my collection. Barry M are onto a winner here and I hope they carry on expanding this range.
I really love these summery flowers and it was so simple to create. I just used my dotting tool to first create the petals with four dots and pulled these in together with a single dot in the centre. The one thing I always seem to do though, is put top coat on at least one nail before its completely dry and smudge it. This design has lasted a good three days without much chipping, another bonus of using the Barry M Gellys!

Have you tried a flower design like this? I love using the Gelly polishes for nail art!


  1. Love the design. I didn't know Barry M did gold tops for their gelly polishes? I assume it's for the summer collection. They look pretty :) x

  2. GlitterandGloss7 June 2013 at 19:22

    They aren't gold, they're silver, its just the camera picking up reflections I think. Gold would be pretty though x

  3. Opps sorry, they do look pretty gold lol. Silly me. It would be nice if they could do some limited edition gold tops though x

  4. This is so cute! It's such a good idea - I might have to try it this summer!

    Love your blog as well, I'm a new GFC and Bloglovin' follower!

    I'm also new to blogging so it would be great if you could check out my blog :)

    Ella x

  5. GlitterandGloss8 June 2013 at 21:06

    Thanks! Its so easy to do but looks so good. I'm gonna check your blog out now, love finding new bits to read :) x