Wednesday, 5 September 2012

NOTD - A very important day...


Today was a very important day in my household. We've been preparing for months, but I've still spent the last few weeks in a frenzy shopping for shoes, getting hair cuts, buying uniform and ironing name tapes into every thing down to the last sock. Yes, my eldest Oliver started "Big School" today! I had to do some nail art to mark the occasion and this is what I came up with - chalk board nails. Of course, they don't use chalk boards at school any more, in fact the first thing Ollie had to do when he got there this morning was use the electronic whiteboard to mark down whether he was having a packed lunch or a school dinner, but chalk board nails were much easier (and more catchy to say) than electronic white board nails...

I used one coat of Wet n Wild Black Creme to start, then sponged on some grey and white to make it look "dusty" and give it a bit of texture. Then I used a white striper to do the designs - deliberately choosing one that isn't quite opaque so it looks a bit "chalky". I topcoated with Poshe to seal in the design before adding a matte topcoat. Tada! Chalkboards :)

I even tried the right hand, it's a bit more wobbily! J.A and O.R.J are my boys initials - Jake Andrew and Oliver Reginald James (the middle names are family names - explains a lot...)

I was pleased with how they turned out, but spent my time in the playground this morning when dropping him off and this afternon when picking him up hiding my hands in case the other Mums thought I was silly...which I am...but they don't need to know that just yet!

And here is a pic of Ollie in all his finery this morning. He was so excited! but typically the only thing he would tell me when I picked him up was that he had mashed potato, red wibble wobble jelly, cucumber and chicken for lunch... I hope not all on the same plate!

Pin It


  1. I love your nails. You shouldn't hide them. In fact it can be a way for one of the other parents to start a conversation with you.

    I hope Oliver continues to enjoy his adventures at school.

  2. I love your nails, they are absolutely adorable as is Ollie! I hope he had a great day!

  3. Haha, really nice! I posted blackboard nails earlier on today! Great minds thing alike!

  4. This is so cool! They totally look like a blackboard! I remember when on my first day at school I clung onto my mum so hard....until I saw one of my friends and then promptly ditched both my parents and shooed them away hahaha

  5. They look great and not silly at all! I call that supporting your son! Good for you! He looks so handsome & happy. Take care!

  6. Love these nails- and Ollie looks so cute and excited in that picture!

  7. love love love this mani, so cute xx
    liloo/@tsunimee xx


Thanks for your comments! I appreciate them all :) I'll do my best to answer any questions, but if you just can't wait feel free to contact me via email or Twitter!