40 Great Nail Art Ideas: Hobbies

Friday, 2 October 2015

Good morning folks!

Today is super exciting as we 'The Crumpet's Nail Tarts' embark on a brand new 52 week challenge entitled '40 Great Nail Art Ideas'. Over 40 fabulous bloggers will be posting a mani a week following the prompts below... The nice little twist is that on each of the colour weeks we all have a different pattern prompt to go with it - That's a whole lot of nail art loves! I can't imagine just how much thought and preparation that went into this, I'm so proud to be a Crumpet's Nail Tart!


So to begin this journey we have 'Hobbies' and my lifelong hobby since I could hold a crayon has been colouring in. It's funny that I've been gently teased about my penchant for a colouring book and some crayola by friends/family etc over the years, yet now it's 'the thing' to be doing to relax and take a bit of 'me time'... I always knew that! My absolute favourite of the adult colouring books so far is the Zifflin's Doodle Invasion and this mani was inspired by just that.

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This mani was so simple I almost can't tell you hahaha, I literally did a bit of colouring in! I started off with three thin coats of Barry M White, leaving to dry for a good twenty minutes. I then stamped the MoYou London Rebel image using Avon Licorice. I then coloured in parts of the design with my Sharpies and finished with Barry M Matte Topcoat.

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I love, love, love how this turned out especially the thumb, index and middle fingers. I only wish my nails were bigger canvasses! Want a tip for colouring with Sharpies on polish? Use a light dotting/dashing technique rather than the normal pen on paper motion to avoid dragging & pulling your base. Nothing was needed to 'fix' the pen ink before topcoating.


That's all from me today but don't forget to take a look at how the other ladies hobbies have played out on their nails below...

Back soon!

Rebecca x


  1. I'm in love with the pattern on your thumb.

    1. I think that's my favourite too Francine!! :D

  2. wow how can you create something so beautiful and special on your nails like this manicure! I think you have done a great job! Creativenails4fun

    1. Ahh thanks so much Julia! It was too easy really! :)

  3. Great mani !! I loved how you interpreted your hobby

    1. Thank you Anita! This mani really made me smile :)


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