Archive for July, 2014

Bloody Mary Metal Collaboration

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

“For me, Bloody Mary Metal is about craftsmanship, telling stories and tales through fashion and design, and its about standing up for what you believe in.” – Lucy WIlson (Creator, Director & Jeweller)

If you don’t know about Bloody Mary Metal then where have you been?! You’ve no doubt seen stacks of their iconic rings adorning the fingers of the coolest people on Instagram, and since nails and rings go hand in hand (excuse the pun) we just had to collaborate. The BMM X DIY nail decals will launch on our website in a few weeks, so head over to Bloody Mary Metal to buy them now!

BMM Team

We love this set so much! The simple black decals are so striking and look awesome over almost any nail polish colour. What’s your favourite symbol in the set?



Vintage Fair: Photos

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

As you’ll know from my previous post, I spent the weekend painting nails at the Vintage Salon in Merchant Square, as part of the Merchant City Festival. The kitsch set-up, hoards of super cute hair stylists, makeup artists & nail girls (ahem) and retro music meant the venue was buzzing and I met so many wonderful people!














 Photoscourtesy of The Vintage Festival Facebook.


I even managed to convince the lovely Kay to do my hair, what do you think of it? My hair is naturally very fine and super straight, so I felt like a film star with these curls.




Thanks so much to Lianne at Swoon Nails for getting Sacha and I the gig! Did any of you attend the Festival in Glasgow this weekend, or get your hair/nails/make-up done? I’d love to see your pictures.

Ways To Wear: Speech Bubbles

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
Speech Bubbles
Speech Bubbles by diynails featuring a bubble necklace

ASA Tattoo Flash Decals

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Well, Abandon Ship Apparel need no introduction, and if you read our previous blog post about the launch of their Girl’s range, you’ll have known that these bad boys were on the way.

So here they are, DIY X ASA! The nail decal sets feature their famous Tattoo Flash imagery, designed exclusively for ASA by Iain Sellar and Barbie Lowenberg of Longfox. Decals are available from Abandon Ship and launch on our website soon!

ASA Flash

You can also pick decals up from Abandon Ship stores in Glasgow and London.

In Your Hands: The DIY Nails Round-Up #2

Friday, July 25th, 2014

It’s that time again! We love seeing how creative you lot are.

Remember to tag us in your photos on Instagram and Twitter (@diy_nails) using the hashtag #diynailsroundup for a chance to be featured.

Every two weeks we’ll be showcasing your awesome nail art talents with our decals. At the end of every month we’ll pick the most creative DIY-er and they’ll win a mystery goodie bag full of DIY Decals – what are you waiting for? Get snapping!

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Pretty new @shopdixi jewellery 💙

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Ways To Wear: Here, Kitty

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Here, Kitty

Why don’t you have a go at creating an outfit inspired by your favourite nail decals on Polyvore, we’d love to see what you come up with.