Thursday, 30 January 2014

Criss cross nail with Essie Cocktail Bling and Models Own

I only painted my nails a couple of days ago but never to be one to keep a nail colour for long I removed my new Disco Fever polish and went for a different colour entirely. It's the complete opposite almost, going from a bright magenta to a bluey-grey. I think the lovely British weather may have influenced me somewhat.

Essie's Cocktail Bling is one of my favourites and is one of my more subtle blue toned polishes. I usually love wearing it. It's one of Essies polishes that doesn't need to be coated over and over for a good finish (I'm looking at you Fiji!)
However, I painted my nails and immediately thought 'naa, not feeling it' but rather than removing it (waste not, want not) I dug out one of my trusty Nail Art Pens courtesy of Models Own and drew a criss-cross pattern on my ring finger.

essie-cocktail-blingEssie Cocktail Bling and Models own Pastel Blue Nail Art Pen

It was only while looking up the colour on the website when I came to write this review (I was too lazy to get up and get the pen -judge me if you will) and I discovered that the tip can be flipped over and has a thin brush...which would have made my criss cross much neater and easier. It's a tad on the wobbly side! Oh well lesson learnt for next time! Now I know this I might do the whole hand! 

Essie Cocktail Bling and Models Own Nail art pen in pastel blue.

I think I'll try shades of pink next time as we slowly approach the warmer months!
What do you think?



  1. I love the colour, and the criss cross is so nice!


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  3. Hi there, I'm visiting from =)

    I love the nail varnish, it's a fab colour and the criss cross pattern is a great look.

    I followed you!

    Corinne x

  4. I wish I was talented enough to make cool designs on my nails! I'm lucky if my block color looks presentable.
    Your nails are awesome. :]

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  7. Loving this nail art!! The blue is such a pretty shade!

    Thanks for sending your link at the social bloggers chat!

    Anna Czarina

  8. This is so cool! I wish I was able to do nail art. I didn't know ModelsOwn did these kind of things! Your nails as well - WOW! xx

  9. Love the colours and the criss cross is soo pretty xx