My Attempt at Free Hand Fireworks Nails

Hello my lovely readers; I was hoping to get this post up yesterday but I have been suffering from an intense migraine for the last 3 days and have not felt up to doing my nails or staring at a computer screen for a long length of time. To be honest I still haven't fully gotten rid of it but I wanted to get this post up before it was too late. It's the 5th of November and if you live in the UK that means that it is Guy Fawkes night, which is also known as bonfire night. Today is the day that we celebrate the failed attempt to blow up the houses of parliament in 1605, with bonfires, fireworks and a whole lot of noise. Having an 11 month old baby I am not exactly looking forward to this night as much as I used to, Halloween was bad enough so I am probably going to get the minimal amount of sleep tonight as she hates loud noises when she is sleeping.

Anyway enough of my random history lesson and mummy ramblings, lets get into the nail art I have created for this occasion. I'm not really sure whether these will count as a nail fail but I thought I would share them with you anyway.

First thing I did was use Orly's Liquid Vinyl as my base colour for my night time sky, this is a black creme opaque in one coat and goes on really smooth. Sorry for the mess as in this picture I hadn't done any clean up yet. After the base colour dried I applied Mint London spark, this is a glitter polish with a clear base and large silver glitters. I wanted to use these to create the look of stars in the night sky. I got this beautiful polish in a nail art set that I purchased from Amazon I will be doing a full review for all the goodies I received shortly. 
Next I used my white nail art pen to draw spirals on each of my fingers, I did this so that the colours I chose for the fireworks would stand out more against the black background. I purchased these nail art pens from they have 12 different colours and cost me £10 including postage. They are really easy to use just shake them and then push down on the nib of the pen until you see the polish coming threw. Not all of the spirals turned out how I wanted but for my first time drawing these free hand I was quite pleased.
Once I added the different colours on top of the white I was done, I'm not happy with the middle finger but the rest aren't too bad. I left it about 5 minutes to make sure that the polish from the pen was dry and then top coated all my nails with Seche Vite. I am coming down to the bottom of my bottle of Seche Vite now and it has gotten quite thick, so I will either be buying a new one soon or trying out Glisten and Glow HK girl top coat as I have heard really good things about it and it's not as expensive as Seche Vite. If you have any recommendations for top coats I should try please leave a comment below.

Sorry this is quite a short post but my head is pounding so don't want to look at the computer screen for too long and make it worse. I hope you like my attempt at free hand fireworks, I was thinking if I try these again I might use a detail brush instead or maybe make a decal if I can find a good firework stamp. What do you think? Do you think I should carry on free hand or give decals a go?

Hope your having a great nail day and for all those who are celebrating bonfire night, have fun and stay safe. Chat to you all in the next post. 


  1. Love this! I wouldn't even attempt freehand lol! I think you should carry on doing it freehand as if you can do this first try you're only going to get better :) x


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