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Hello lovelies,

 

I'm doing a book review for the first time ever. I have accepted an offer to review The WAH Nails Book Of Downtown Girls because...well it's about nails. And I was also very curious because I follow the work of WAH girls on Instagram and Tumblr. and they are very talented. This book is work of Sharmadean Reid, founder of London's hip WAH Nails salon.

The WAH Nails Book Of Downtown Girls | Review & Nail Art Design

 

 

The WAH Nails Book Of Downtown Girls comes in sturdy hardback and it's very colourful on every page. It features 25 nail art tutorials, nail tips & tricks, interviews with some very inspirational women and much more! I didn't know what to expect at first but once I started to read I was done in two days :) It doesn't have heaps of text so it's not like a novel but it is rather done in short articles and interviews on different topics mixed with illustrated pages with nail art tutorials.

 

On top of all the nail stuff and inspirational nail artists and entrepreneurs, you will find some hair & beauty tips, tips on blogging or on creating your own nail polish line. This book is full of creative stuff and covers many different topics so it's not just about nails.

 

I don't want to give too much away so I'm not going to take pictures from inside of the book but you can find some in other reviews (eg. Brit Nails or Naturally BMarie).

 

The WAH Nails Book Of Downtown Girls | Review & Nail Art Design
The WAH Nails Book Of Downtown Girls | Review & Nail Art Design

 

 

A while ago I've created this manicure following some of the tutorials in this book and I think they turned out really well. There is plenty more awesome tutorials and I'll be sure to do more in the future. Read full review of these nails in this post.

 

The WAH Nails Book Of Downtown Girls | Review & Nail Art Design
The WAH Nails Book Of Downtown Girls | Review & Nail Art Design

 


Admittedly, it took me a while to write this review because I've had this book since the mid October. I found myself coming back and browse the book many times after I've read it all, making notes and compiling what to share with you. I didn't want to give too much away so you would still find new things in the book you didn't know about. I love how colourful it is and it just breathes creativity. If you want something to inspire you, give you motivation to start making a living in the nail industry or simply want to learn new nail art, this book just might be something that you'll enjoy very much.

 

The WAH Nails Book Of Downtown Girls is available to buy on the WAH website and on Amazon. You can also follow WAH Nails and their nail art work on Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr.

 

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Hello lovelies,

 

It's finally the end of the month and it's time for another Nailvengers Assemble! post. This month's theme is of course Easter Nail Art and we hope to give you some inspiration.

 

I'll be joined by Alice (One Nail To Rule Them All), Allie (Brit Nails) and Amelia (xAmeliax). Sadly, Sammy (The Nailasaurus) won't be able to join this month so I'll be patiently waiting for her creation for the next month's challenge ;)

 

This is my Easter nail art...

Nailvengers Assemble! - Easter Nail Art | Czech Easter Eggs inspired

 

As you might know, I originally come from Czech Republic where there is a strong tradition of decorating Easter eggs with different techniques. This time I got inspired by beautiful 'Vnorovske kraslice' (Vnorovske Easter eggs) that are traditionally red, white, black and orange/yellow. I've never actually tried to do these but I know that they are made by covering parts/patterns with wax and then coloured. Then another pattern is painted with wax and then coloured with another colour and so on. Once all colours are done the wax is removed and this beautiful multi-coloured egg is done.

 

There are many more techniques of creating traditional Czech Easter eggs like these wax decorated 'madeira' eggs I do but that's probably for another time :)

 

Nailvengers Assemble! - Easter Nail Art | Czech Easter Eggs inspired
Nailvengers Assemble! - Easter Nail Art | Czech Easter Eggs inspired
Nailvengers Assemble! - Easter Nail Art | Czech Easter Eggs inspired
Nailvengers Assemble! - Easter Nail Art | Czech Easter Eggs inspired
Nailvengers Assemble! - Easter Nail Art | Czech Easter Eggs inspired

 

For this manicure I have used:

OPI Red Hot Rio (reviewed here)

OPI Alpine Snow

Zoya Arizona (reviewed here)

A England Camelot

Seche Vite Topcoat

 

Admittedly, this manicure took a long time to create so I didn't bother with doing my other hand but I still wore it for three days because I loved how intricate and pretty the nails looked.

 

I have entered this nail art into Nail Polish Canada's challenge and it would be great if you would give me your vote. Please vote for them here.

 

Check out last month's Mardi Gras post if you've missed it >> click here. If you recreate any of our manicures then please use #nailvengers, we would love to see it! You can also follow us on Facebook: