To begin, I applied my base coat and base colours:
Thumb: Nails Inc Villiers Street with w7 Cerise Pink over the top
Index: Illamasqua Phallic with w7 Blue Dazzle over the top
Middle: Beautyuk Go Green with Max Factor Dazzling Blue and w7 Green Dazzle over the top
Ring: China Glaze Lemon Fizz with a bright yellow nail art pen and Max Factor Ivory over the top
Pinkie: Barry M Black
Then I applied polish at the base of my nail (excluding my pinkie) in a crescent shape.
Thumb: a gold colour nail art pen with a gold glitter nail art pen over the top
Index: a silver colour nail art pen with a silver glitter nail art pen over the top
Middle: same as index
Ring: black nail art pen with Max Factor Ivory over the top
Pinkie: I drew the Deathly Hallows sign with a white nail art pen.
Before I started painting my nails, I found pictures of the Hogwarts house crests from Google. I printed them out on normal printer paper and cut round them. This took the most time because they were tiny and weren't just a simple shape to cut round.
At first I stuck them onto my nails with a clear top coat but it wasn't sticking very well so I used nail glue when I did my other hand. I placed them roughly in the middle of where my base colour and crescent shape met. I applied quite a few layers of top coat because I've never used normal paper for nail art before so I'm not quite sure how it'll stick. I might try adding another layer of top coat every day too, just for a bit of extra protection.
For more Harry Potter nail art click here: http://sharihearts.blogspot.com/2011/07/harry-potter-and-deathly-hallows-part-2.html
I'm so excited to see Harry Potter! :D Hope you enjoyed!