A Nailtastic Competition!

2 May 2012

Win a WAH nails book

It's time for another competition! I've been collecting various bits and bobs ever since the last random giveaway, but it's only recently that I've managed to find the last part of the puzzle to make the prize extra special.  You might already know that I'm a massive fan of nail art and even though my talons might appear plain due to lack of organisation, they're really longing to be adorned in a variety of ways.  It's really interesting to see how nail art has hit the mainstream after observing it on blogs for a while (I believe I first tried it out for myself here) and I love explaining to non-blog readers how it all works to their amazement.  Yes I really did it myself!  Despite everyone now knowing our secrets, one of the benefits of Wah world domination is that all the tools you need are readily available on the High Street and the founder Sharmadean Reid has created a handy book full of some of the salon's most well known designs.  My copy only arrived the other day and even though I've had a quick glance, it seems like a cross between one of my playful childhood annuals (with stickers and space to draw out your own designs) and a bit of a personal scrapbook.  Although you might be able to work out some of the designs from the various Tumblrs out there, nothing beats a book and I'm excited to offer one to give away!

The Wah Nails book of nail art half stripe
fashion blog giveaway competition
Goodies to Win: WAH Nails Book of Nail Art (I did feel slightly weird ordering two of the same books but it's all for a good cause), Milly Charm Necklace, Boux Avenue Rose Petal Lip Balm, Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights, Andrea Fullerton French Manicure Nail polish, Urban Decay Glitter Eyeliner in Air Guitar, Poetic Trend bracelet

Them's the rules:
Leave a comment on this post telling me the nail art design you'd ideally like to master (maybe it's time to embrace scarf prints).  Make sure I have a way of being able to contact you as my psychic powers are starting to fail me...
This competition is global, so feel free to enter if you'd need to take a flight to visit a Wah Nails salon.
Follow my blog on either GFC, Facebook or Bloglovin to keep the ramblings a coming.

The competition ends on Sunday 13th May and the winner will be picked using good old randomness.  

Good luck!

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  1. Tribal prints, geometric shapes! I'm just not steady handed enough!


    amazing giveaway

    Leah :)

  2. I need to nail paisley print talons in time for Summer - in coral, white and baby blue!

    There's not WAH salon near my ville, so a guide would prove tremendously helpful!



  3. this is an amazing giveaway! i really want to master the tuxedo nail art...even though it looks simple i just cant manage do it without looking a complete mess!! haha ;)



  4. no I've mastered aztec i need to be able to do paisley print definitely in blue and china white, cull candy@gmail.com xx

  5. some wild animals,their heads at least ;)May be some exotic flowers,something that would be different from all those flowers drawn currently.Or,you could try to make interesting combinations of two colours,using lines,drops,circles:)

  6. I have forgotten : Kyrra1987@yahoo.com

  7. I'd love to be able to do tuxedo nails -Zooey Deschanel sports them so well!

    Following via GFC as Bex Smith :)



  8. I'd love to master Mondrian kind of design! Like this http://www.myfreewallpapers.net/artistic/wallpapers/mondrian.jpg and I'd love to paint a wild animal like this https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150719663448736&set=a.10150719663123736.398174.10936503735&type=3&theater

  9. I'd really love to master Ankara print nails! :)


  10. I'd love to be able to do daisies on my nails - and paisley!


  11. I'd love to master aztec prints and also create the perfect galaxy nails. Love your blog!!


  12. I just wish I could mater gradients. I know there's millions of tutorials out there for them but I'm determined to get it so my nails don't to look bumpy or like theres a build up of nail varnish on the end/bottom of my nail.

  13. This book looks SO good from what I've seen. I'd most like to master would be some kind of optical illusion... like the faces that look different depending on the colour you focus on or those spirals that look like they're moving. Just for effect... given I can barely manage a basic polka dot, I may need some practice though!

    I'm on twitter- @chloelikes2talk or email theclumsycat@gmail.com

  14. i follow with gfc.i would love to master pretty much anything as cant do anything other than plain nails just now!


  15. I would try and master the classic leopard print nail - I still can't do it!

    My email is annie_muyang@hotmail.com


  16. I'd love to master florals on my nails, they look so cute for summer! :)
    My email is carolinescatwalk@gmail.com

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

  17. oh wow, i dream about having nails in good enough condition to manicure - my job means lots of dirty & lots of scrapes on my hands so my poor little mitts are quite pitiful :( and i LOVE wah, i follow their blog and everything!

    i think what id love to do is the quirky-coloured french manicure, where they use other colours instead of nude nail and white tip. ive seen black nails with white tips, black nails with red tips, purple nails with green tips and it could go on forever. so chic!

    and seeing rihanna's slightly pointy nails makes me think about growing mine out to a point(if i could, sigh.. maybe when i change career?)

    great competition, good luck to everyone! x

  18. Wow the book looks amazing! I would like to make a glittery aztec pattern in blue and red or... a pattern that would look like those DYE tshirts with multicoloured spirals! :)

    Good luck with the giveaway!
    My email: darietta20@hotmail.it

    Blog: www.noisy-rain.blogspot.com

  19. I've been eyeing this book up for a while now! I've never tried nail art but always wanted to be able to do the aztec style patterns that are doing the rounds. Such a lovely prize!

  20. I'd love to have a go at marbled nails, although I'd settle for being able to do designs as well with my left hand as I can with the right!

  21. I would love to win this book, it looks amazing! I'd love to try vertical stripes a la jack wills or candy cane stripes. Am following via bloglovin. evespikey[at]gmail.com. X

  22. Oohh what a lovely give away <3 I'm obsessed with nail art at the moment and really want to perfect a marble-effect nail look :)

  23. Great competition!!

    I've always wanted to master the "russian doll" nail look... last few times I tried it looked more like a russian stew!! I'm sure I'd be able to get a lot of inspiration from the book though!!

    Following on GFC - Azra


    Azra xxxxx

  24. Ace giveaway (:
    I'd love to paint my nails a pretty paisley print in purple and yellow, working my way up with the basics at the moment!


  25. Great giveaway!

    There are a few designs that I'm dying to get right, but most recently I spied a Joy Division (Unkown Pleasures) inspired design, that I can't quite perfect - considering it's only really a bunch of wavy lines, it's incredibly hard!


  26. I love Wah nails! And I love your blog. WINNING! I totes want to master the little tux design in black and white. LOVE THAT! Big love xx

  27. paisley nails! paisley nails! but really is there a print what not to master? :)


  28. AMAZING giveaway! i've done a few bits of nail art so far but just the basic stripes, dots etc. i'd love to master pineapple nails! sounds abit random but looks amaaazing. i follow you on twitter (@ccrjmoe) x

  29. Marynixon18@hotmail.com / @marymarynix3 May 2012 at 11:30

    Aztec nails and geometric prints with bright vibrant colours! Just wish I had steady hands to make a good attempt at them! Great prize & loving the blog, just found it & subscribed the other week x

  30. I'd love to master the pastel aztec nail designs that are flying around the internet, hopefully in time for spring to rock the trend in true style :)



  31. I want to master the galaxy look. The simple black nail and then build on lots of shiny and bright colours.


    Good look everyone.

  32. I want to master Paisley in time for summer! 70s chic!



  33. Id love to be able to do aztec nails for my summer holiday :)

  34. hi thanks for the wonderful giveaway
    i would surely love to master Face nail art, its pretty awesome
    Email angelinrhythm(at)yahoo(dot)com
    followed you on
    Facebook jenna sara
    Bloglovin lifeisapuzzlepiece

  35. Hey Kristabel!

    I have been super obsessed with WAH nails for ages now, Sharmadean Reid is such an innovator and the inspiration behind my latest university project nailhart.blogspot.co.uk . I am currently analysing trends and putting aspects of them into nail art designs for this, it really is the best project I could ask for!

    What I would really want to know most from the book, is how to really master aztec nails!

    Thanks for the amaze giveaway!

    Layla xx

  36. Lovely giveaway! I would love to master AZTEC print nails!

    Followed on GFC: http://hereissunaina.blogspot.co.uk/

    sunaina__@hotmail.co.uk (two underscores) x

  37. Lovely post! Thank you for the giveaway. Liked your page on FB. Anyhow, I would like to master Katniss's flaming nails! They look so bold and creates a statement for themselves. Instantly jazzes up an outfit too!

    Jacqueline, Singapore, brokkenx-@hotmail.com

  38. I love this competition! Definitely enter me :) I finally bought the meadham kirchhoff nail wraps today and know I am going to be so sad when they die so I think learning style likes those would be my favourite! x

  39. Great giveaway! I'd love to master the aztec nail to match half of my wardrobe at the moment! Or tie-dye! I can't decide!

    Email: leighttravers@gmail.com


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  41. Probably something wild with glitter and flowers - Katy Perry esque :)

    Enter to WIN my hotel, afternoon tea and beauty Competition!

  42. I'd love to master galaxy nails!

  43. Geometric prints look amazing and maybe the paisley for holiday :]


  44. Lovely giveaway thank you. I follow with GFC - Victoria.
    I'd love to master the marble effect nail, I've tried it before and it just ended up a mess.


  45. Following.

    The style I'd like to master is quite a simple one: it's the inverted french manicure, where you have a semicircle of one color at the base of your nail and another color on the rest. I love the style, so simple and classy, but I never get the base bit right and with strips, I just make even more of a mess. Oh well, practice makes perfect, right?


  46. I would love to master the gradient nail art look, even though I haven't really tried that hard to master it yet. In addition to that, I would love to master the art of making cute nail art pandas on my nail!

    @vforvilde at Twitter.

  47. if i were somehow able to have song lyrics on my nails i would be one happy bunny. til then, i'm sure the book would help! please enter me :)
    Emma xx balletshoes_em@hotmail.com

  48. Ah awesome comp Kbel! So many lovely goodies. I have just been using 2 shades of nail polish since I've been in HK...looking forward to being reunited with my nail polishes back home!

  49. I'd like to master the Leopard look as it looks really good.

    @merlinsowner is my twitter page.

  50. Oh god, so many different designs! But I still need to learn how to do the galaxy nails, and paisley would be pretty swish.


    Rosie x

  51. I'd love to be able to do "Hello Kitty" nails, so cute!

    Following on Bloglovin'


    Thank you for the lovely giveaway x

  52. I'd love to be able to do ombre nails but I'm really not sure I have the patience! Maybe with tips on how to get it right it might be just that bit less infuriating haha!

    Enter me please anyway, I follow with GFC :)


    everybody else’s girl

  53. I would love to be able to do ombré nails!

  54. I recently found my secret calling in nail art - I can't even draw a horse, so who knew? I would bloody love to be able to create the perfect straight line; Scotch is okay, but never clean. Thank goodness for striping tape to hide the little mishaps :D

  55. Amazing prize, I would love to enter and follow on GFC.

    I'd love to be able to do galaxy nails, I tried them once and they looked more like a Jackson Pollock painting!


  56. I want to perfect animal print in time for summer!



  57. Super :) I follow your blog as mesiaszciszy
    and i love painting nails :D http://www.youtube.com/user/MesiaszCiszy?feature=mhee my nail art tutorial channel

  58. Hi, found your blog through Charlene at Strut la Mode and now I'm a follower!

    I'd love to try the marbling effect (taping off the finger and dipping nail into polish dripped into water). Don't know if it has a technical name, but I've seen alot of it about to know I like it alot!


  59. I would like to be able to master the marble effect.

    I follow your blog via Facebook


  60. I would love to be able to do the cool ombre effect, or perfect some beautiful floral designs? I follow by GFC, and my email is pip.strawberry@gmail.com

    Pip x