Monday, 24 September 2012

Mini Flowers and Dots Nail Art

The nail art that I did this week was not what I had planned.  I had a bit of a disaster trying dry marbled butterflies (I think a bit of practise on some falsies is needed!).

Instead I did a different design to tide me over before trying the butterflies again.

The flowers are very easy to create using a dotting tool. Dip the dotting tool into your chosen polish and add five dots in a circle.  Then drag the dots into the centre to meet each other.  You now have the basic pattern of the flower.  I created two flowers on my ring finger and then added pink glittery dots in the middle of each flower and some extra dots around the flowers.  On all the other nails I simply added a few dots along the line of my French manicure.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Models Own: Mirrorball Nails

Hello all,

So it was my birthday last week and I got lots of lovely presents, including nail varnishes!! Yay!

I was very lucky and got the Models Own Mirrorball collection, but they are all so gorgeous that I couldn't decide which one to try first, so instead I didn't choose! I used them all!!! One colour on each nail!


I love all the different glitters and when I move my hands all the different colours make it look like my nails are holographic!  The glitter particles in each colour differs from round glitter specs, glitter strips and glitter chunks making the look individual every time you use it.  The glitter is easy to apply and you get a fairly good coverage with one coat, although I would recommend two coats for a super sparkly finish.

From left to right starting with my thumb I am wearing
Boogie Nights
Dancing Queen
Disco Inferno
Hot Stuff
Freak Out
The black is Revlon Knockout

Enjoy x

Monday, 10 September 2012

Birthday Candle Nail Art

This week I have decided to create a very self indulgent nail design… It’s my birthday so what else, birthday candle nails!


I didn’t want candles on every nail so decided to paint my nails Pastel Pink from Models Own apart from my ring finger.  This one I painted with a simple French manicure with a pink line to create the candle.

Once this had dried I added darker pink dots over my nails and on the pink line of the candle and added a small flame using a yellow polish and red glitter polish mixed together.

To finish off the whole look I used a glitter top coat for that extra special birthday shine.  You could of course do candles on all nails in different colours if you wanted to add more.

I hope you like this simple but fun look!

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Back to School Nail Art with Tutorial

It's that time of year again, it's time to go back to school.  When we think of this time of year there is an iconic symbol that always springs to mind... the apple.

The apple has inspired my new design.  I hope you like it and give it a go yourself by following my step by step guide.

What you will need:
  • Base coat
  • White polish
  • Nude polish
  • Red polish
  • Red glitter polish
  • Brown polish
  • Green polish
  • Top coat
  • Cotton buds
  • Nail dotting tool/thin paint brush
These are the polishes I used to create the look.
First, use a base coat to protect your natural nails and start the design by painting your nails with a simple French manicure.  Paint the tips white and leave them to dry and add a coat of a nude colour.
Leave this to dry before moving on to the next step.  To create the body of the apple I used red, but you could always choose green if you wanted.  I also decided to make one of my apples sparkle for that extra special look, but you don't have to do this if you don't want to.

Take your red polish and drip some onto a scrap of paper.  Using your cotton bud dip this into the polish and then add a red dot to your nail, slightly overlapping your French tip.  Continue this on all your nails.  I added the red glitter polish to my ring finger in the same way.
Again leave this to dry before moving on to the next step.  To create the stalk of the apple you will need to use the nail dotting tool or thin paint brush.  I have a double ended nail tool with both of these, so to create the stalk I used the brush.  As with the body of the apple drip some of your brown polish onto a scrap of paper.  Using your brush paint a small brown line moving away from the apple.

For the leaf I used the nail dotting tool, but you can use the brush if you want, just clean it using a small amount of polish remover on some cotton wool.

Drip a small about of your green polish onto your scrap of paper and using the dotting tool create a small dot by the brown line you just painted for the stalk.  Drag the dot in the opposite direction to create the leaves.  Do this on all your nails.


To finish, eave this to dry then add a thick layer of a top coat to protect your new design.  You now have a back to school manicure.



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