30 March 2011

Mint Choc Chip

It's strange where inspiration hits. I've seen lots of bloggers talking lately about how great the blogosphere is for getting those stylish juices flowing, perhaps tempting us towards styles and combinations we would never otherwise have tried. Kristabel did a great post on this not so long ago.



I for one am another thankful advocate of the blogging world as inspiration. I don't really use lookbook or similar sites, but for me there's nothing better than browsing through some lovely posts and seeing some new and wonderful ways of wearing things. 

Less inspiring, more tiring

Sometimes though, inspiration strikes in the weirdest of places, and as much as I'm influenced by bloggers styles, I have to confess that there are plenty of mundane things in everyday life that entice me to try out new things too. Maybe I'll see some unusual colours put together in next door's garden, or perhaps a couple's contrasting prints look incredible together. Or maybe, just maybe, I'm really craving ice-cream.


Mint laced, chocolate chipped ice cream. My. Favourite. And something I've been longing for ever since the sun showed its cheeky little face [only to go off and hide again. God love British weather]. In the absence of said treat, I seemed to unconsciously pair greens and browns. I found out my turquoise rings and slipped on my slouchy brown jumper and shorts. Brown boots, spotty tights, and we're done.



But not quite. I wanted something more permanent, something that would really do justice to this delicious colour combination, and so I decided, after moaning about how much of a faff it was on twitter, to give marble nails a go. I made myself a little nail station on the lounge floor, whacked The Social Network in and gave my nails a right old pamper.

Putting the film on probably wasn't such a good idea, mainly as I kept getting distracted by Andrew Garfield, but still, the nails turned out alright and for a few days I had my fill of mint-choc chipness.


Why am I holding a toffee you ask? Well...
  1. I couldn't find the nail varnishes at this point 
  2. It was a mint toffee...uh huh.
  3. My hands look like awkward old-lady claws without a prop. I think they get camera shy.
And now? Well, the nail varnish has long gone, and my ode to mint choc chip has disappeared. But I do have a box of iceland's crispy-mint chocolate lollies to keep me satisfied.

For now :)


edit: For those who wanted to know how to do marble nails, here's the tutorial I used. Sorry! I'm such a forgetful bean sometimes.

39 comments:

Kat; said...

Those nails are incredible, i'm super jealous! However simple your outfit my seem, i really love it! It looks fab on you, i wish i could pull off this effortless cool like you!

Kxo

catflicks said...

wow those nails are amazing! lovely outfit too, i love the shorts and tights, i've been looking for shorts like that for ages!
xxx
Catflicks

Maria said...

I am now craving mint choc chip icecream! I love the marbling effect too, how much nail varnish did you use?

Maria xxx

P.S. I think theres a certain website that you NEED to visit ASAP...swoon!

Laura said...

ooo wow love the nails! I really want some mint choc ice-cream now :) xx

meghan. said...

Love love love your nail. How did you do that?
xx

Liya said...

wow i like, i really wana wear something like this!

anthe said...

your outfit is amazing and your nails are amazing and those rings are amazing. and i bet that toffee is pretty amazing too.

Rachel said...

Mint choc chip is definitely the best ice cream! I've never done marble nails before but this post has inspired me to try them out...yours look awesome x

Mo said...

I love this post but seriously you are going to turn me into a little foody!! I Love choc chip ice cream. The nails look fab and your outfit is great, love the shorts!!
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ella belle @ bellevintage said...

your nails look amazing! and now i really fancy some mint choc ice cream too haha xx

daisychain said...

I want toffee :(

Yu said...

So true, there's so many things I see on blogs and realise I wouldn't have considered it otherwise! Lovely nails :)

Hannah. said...

Love your tights and your nails are so amazing! :)

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Reckless Rekha. said...

lovely images. your nails look great <3

vered said...

I 100 precent agree with you. the blogsphere have tons of inspiration in it, but it's also the daily sitautions that heappens that inspire us.
I love the outfit you're wearing here. :) btw, I followed you. love your blog.
xx

Elise said...

i love those rings! cute idea with the nail polish too x

Mary Lee said...

ah i really like those shorts and the key necklace is lovely! :)

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Tonya said...

Ahhh I love your shorts! They are too perfect!

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Sian said...

The nails looks amazing!! I should really be more creative and try something like this sometime! And I love your ode to mint choc chip ice cream haha! Lucky I have some in the freezer because I want some now =D
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@$%#;__! said...

I love the entry! The outfit is amazing! I absolute love it! I promise

flights of fancy said...

The nails look great! I love that marbled effect but I'm not great even painting my nails one colour if I'm honest.. Might give it a go though as I've seen so many great nail art posts recently!

x

flights of fancy said...

The nails look great! I love that marbled effect but I'm not great even painting my nails one colour if I'm honest.. Might give it a go though as I've seen so many great nail art posts recently!

x

kate louise. said...

Oooh Andrew Garfield = YES PLEASE! :D Those nails are sooo amazing hun. x x

Jazzabelle said...

WHY ARE YOUR LEGS SO DARN LONG AND LOVELY?

that's all i have to say.

x

p.s. have you seen robert sheehan in the killing bono advert? even with the extra long hair he is still a fitty, ha.

Amie K said...

Oh wow the nails are amazing, love them!
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xoxo amie

margaritats said...

gorgeous rings!!!

I Live For It said...

Your nails look amaaaaaazing!! So happy I just stumbled on your blog! It's so amazing!

We are definitely following you now! :)

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Xx. Jewls and Liza

The Cookie Button said...

You are rocking this look lady! The key necklace really finishes your outfit off :)

sara l said...

love the rings!!

A Certain Vintage said...

ok your nails made me hungry...for mint choc chip anything! you did a fantastic job on them, I'm tempted to trym them out but I'm not sure I will do as good a job!
xox

danniekate said...

this is brilliant! it's so interesting to see where everyone gets inspired, and its come together to such a lovely outfit. and i love doing marbled nails! xx

BeautyBabiex said...

how gorgeous are you?!


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x

Nadia Aboulhosn said...

i love these shorts!

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Sometimes inspiration strikes out of nowhere from unusual places! I love your outfit! Chocolate chip and mint ice cream is a genius combination! xoxoxoxo

Winnie said...

Ah love the nails and I know what you mean about nail shots- I always think my hands look strangely claw like haha.

Love the nail polish though, it looks awesome. Also love your key necklace, it's so sweet!

Fashion Junkie said...

LOVE the nails and mint choc chip is by far the best ice cream ever. Anything mint has me!

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Ayeisha said...

Lovely nails :]

Ayeisha
x

Sarah Terrell said...

oh I love the rings! you've got fab style :)now a follower!

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x